Good morning, ma’ dears!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have to say, mine went by entirely too fast (thanks to that extra shift I picked up on Saturday), but you know what’s great about Mondays? You have the chance to look back at those last few days…no matter how quickly they seemed to fly by and reflect. There were some ups and downs this weekend, but all in all, I think it had a good, no a MARVELOUS, balance! 😉
This weekend definitely had a good theme too…with a good mix of activities spent at home and out and about, I was able to enjoy some rest and relaxation on my own as well as some fabulous weather and other activities with friends like…
IN: Power nappin’
I’ve changed up my schedule a bit so that on Thursdays I only sleep for a few hours after I get off work in the morning. It seems to help me get back to more of a “normal” sleep schedule for the weekend…and it’s nice to actually have a day to do stuff instead of sacrificing it.
OUT: Feelin’ hot, hot HOT!
There’s just something about getting the weekend off to a nice and SWEATY start! I got up and hit up the 10:45am class and felt ahhhhhhhmazing…AFTER it was over! Yoga high for the win! 😉
Dinner Drinks and a Movie!
I had a friend over Thursday night and I just HAD to make us the “Dory” drinks that my sister whipped up for us last weekend! We sipped our tropical concoctions while watching another FREE Redbox rental, Dallas Buyers Club, which we both really enjoyed…and there may or may not have been some popcorn “shared” that I totally ended up dominating! Lol
Out: New foods & new sights!
I’ve been DYING to try the lunch buffet at Tandoor, our town’s ONLY Indian restaurant, so I met a friend and tried a little (or a lot) of everything…there was definitely more naan consumed than pictured! 😉 After we finished eating, we decided to take advantage of the beeeeeeea-UTIFUL weather and hike some (new-to-me) trails at Dunbar Cave!
The day was perfect with an amazing breeze…and even though I didn’t plan ahead and ended up hiking it in my flip flops (whoops?)…I have to say I got a pretty great calf workout! But my favorite part though was seeing all the little turtles sunbathing by the lake!
In: Me time
Later that night, I enjoyed a relaxing evening at home with my sore feet up and a drink in my hand (seriously, you have GOT to try this combo!) while some Game of Thrones marathoning went down. I finished season two…and I swear I almost spilled my drink during the last two episodes! 😯
OUT: Back to Tandoor!
Yup, after literally DREAMING of light and fluffy, toasted naan, I ended up BACK at Tandoor the very next day! I called up another friend to join me…hoping I’d be able to practice some restraint with company, but yeah, I ended up having to ROLL myself OUT! Trust me folks…it wasn’t pretty!
In: Work, work, and work some MORE!
But the good thing about work? I have amazing coworkers who give me a SCOBY to MAKE MY OWN KOMBUCHAAAAA…ok, so yeah, there’s really just one girl who actually knows what that is, but can I get a hell yeah?!
HELL YEAH!!! Now fingers crossed I didn’t fuck up anything and can actually drink my fermented tea in 5 more days!
OUT: Dining al fresco!
After getting off work yesterday morning and sleeping for NINE (almost uninterrupted) HOURS, I took the 45 minutes I had before I had to get ready for my regular Sunday shift to whip up a thing of sweet and savory perfection!
It’s been TOO long since I’ve enjoyed my BBQ PB&J combo so I steamed half a kabocha, sprinkled on some BBQ seasoning, drizzled it with peanut flour + fig jam, and topped it with two perfectly sunny eggs! And then soaked up the last bit of daylight while I (sloppily) shoveled this bowl into my face on the patio!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m home from work and it’s POURING outside so I’m going to be crossing my fingers that in a few minutes I’ll be IN dreamland!
Did you spend your weekend IN or OUT or BOTH?
Have you ever made homemade kombucha?