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The weekend summarized

Happy Monday all, is it just me or did this weekend fly by way too quickly?  Friday night was a pretty uneventful one for me, I stayed home watching Friday Night Lights, which is by far one of the most underrated shows on TV in my opinion.  I love it, and am so happy it is back for another season.

I had a hair appointment down in the city at 11 am on Saturday, so I was up bright and early to go for a jog.  Yup you read that right, I went out for a nice 2 mile run/walk on Saturday morning.  It actually went pretty well until about 18 minutes in, when my knee started to hurt so I walked the rest of the way home.  Definitely frustrating because I feel like after 6 weeks of physical therapy I should be making more progress than I am.  I can’t run without pain for any longer than I could 3 months ago, and I don’t know why I’m not getting better.

My afternoon in the city was fun, I love my new haircut.  It’s finally growing out from when I chopped it off into a bob, so I asked my hairdresser to add some long layers, and angles so that it had more shape and wasn’t all one length.  It looks much healthier now.  I also did a little shopping and got my mom a dress from Ann Taylor, and a cute dress for myself.  Any time I’m in the city for a hair cut, I always go to the same restaurant for lunch.  Pietro’s on 17th and Walnut, it has the best brick oven pizza ever!  I almost didn’t go because I was alone and don’t like eating alone, but there were tables open outside so I sat down and sucked it up.  I’m glad I did because the pizza as usual, did not disappoint.

Plus a delicious Hoegarden to accompany my pizza.  When I got home from the city, I had the delightful surprise of discovering that my cat was missing.  The windows in my sister’s room are skylights and have no screens, and Pumpkin likes to climb out onto the roof  if they are open.  Well my mom opened them on Saturday not thinking about the cat, and off she went.  I noticed that our neighbors had their sky lights open also, so I figured Pumpkin had probably crossed the roof and climbed into their house (she has done this before).  Luckily, she was there very confused and wandering around their third floor.  Silly cat.

Saturday night my sister and I hung out at home and had a few drinks, nothing too exciting, we didn’t want to feel awful for the Mother’s Day bbq at our house the next day.  The bbq was a lot of fun, I love when we have holidays at our house and I don’t have to travel.  We had tons of good food, and lots and lots of alcohol.  I made sangria and it was a huge hit!

1 lemon; 1 apple; 1 orange; 1 lime; 1 pear (all or any combination)

2 cups Capt. Morgan spiced Rum; 1/2 cup white sugar; 1/3 cup peach schnapps; 1 bottle Blackberry Merlot -chilled (I used the Arbor Mist brand but whatever you can find will work); 1 cup orange juice

Cut all fruit into pieces and put into a large pitcher.  Then add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups rum.  Chill for 2 hours.  Before adding the rest of the ingredients, lightly crush all fruit to release the flavors.  Then add merlot, orange juice and peach schnapps.

Look how fancy I am in my apron so that I didn’t ruin my white pants while making the Sangria.

Haha total geek.

There was so much food that I didn’t get pics of everything, but here are some of my favorites.

A roast for sandwiches

Pigs in a Blanket

Some yummy dip

And here’s a picture of me and my family on Mother’s Day.


Yes, I am freakishly tall compared to my mom and sister.  I don’t know where i came from.  It was a lovely weekend filled with lots of yummy food, and fun times!  I hope you all have a great Monday, and had a nice weekend as well.

Friday, Plus me being bratty

Can we all just take a minute and laugh at my boyfriend today?  Why you ask?  Well because he is leaving the lovely 70-80 degree temps of the East Coast for this:

He is going to Calgary for the wedding of one of his good friends, and the weather is looking less than summer like.  I told him at least he would get to use his new snow boots that he decided to buy in April.  If I weren’t so poor I’d actually be off to Calgary today too, but sadly a flight was out of my budget :(.  Have fun at the wedding babe, and um please let me know that you did in fact make all your flights!

Physical therapy was rough last night, I am so incredibly sore today.  After the usual crap, I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill.  It went like this.

  • 5 min 2.5 incline 3.2 mph
  • 5 min 3.5 incline 3.8 mph
  • 5 min 5.5 incline 4.2 mph
  • 15 min 2.5 incline 5.5-6.0 mph (oh yes that’s a run!)
  • 5 min cool down

I have come to the conclusion that running at a 2.5 incline is a form of torture.  Now despite the fact that I haven’t really run since January, I ran 2 miles enough times during February and March that I know I can run for 15 minutes straight.  By the end of this 15 min at that incline though, I was exhausted and very ready to get off the treadmill.  Granted this run came after an hour and a half of other exercises, but still.  I really want to get out tomorrow for a jog to prove to myself that I am not as out of shape as I seem when running at PT.

Unfortunately, my left IT Band was feeling bad last night (that’s not the one I’m in PT for btw) so I rolled it out with my foam roller and it is feeling better today, but my right knee is kind of sore.  Honestly I was expecting that after yesterday, but that familiar twinge of pain when going up and down stairs and walking is quite annoying.  Hopefully after a day of rest and Ibuprofen today it will feel better tomorrow.

After two hours of exercise, I was starving, exhausted, and craving Chik-Fil-A.  Lucky for me the two things are close together.  I decided to reward myself for my hard work :).

Yummy grilled chicken sandwich with the honey mustard sauce.

And of course some waffle fries.  I love Chik-fil-a, it’s one of the few fast foods I don’t feel guilty eating, plus it is delicious.  I watched Vampire Diaries, and then I’m pretty sure I was asleep by 9:45, grandma alert.

I’m getting my hair did tomorrow morning in the city, and I cannot wait!  I haven’t had a hair cut since November, yikes!  I have a feeling my fabulous and flamboyant hair dresser is not going to be happy with me.  I think my sis is coming with me to get in some sisterly bonding, and shopping.  Um has anyone else not gotten their mother’s anything yet for Mother’s Day?  No, just us?  Ok, cool.  Luckily my hair salon is located in the heart of shopping heaven, and I might have to pop into Burberry to see if they have the bathing suit I want :).

Cute right?  I have a weakness for plaid, and Burberry.  On Sunday we are having a BBQ at my house for Mother’s Day, so that should be fun!  Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend, what are your Mother’s Day plans?