Weekends are meant for relaxing and unwinding. Weekends are the only 2 days of the week that most people do not have to commute, work from 9AM until 5PM, and repeat 5 days in a row.
Friday night Ryan and a few friends planned a surprise birthday celebration- I was overwhelmed with appreciation! Unfortunately, the festivities were postponed because I had a severe pain in my lower abdomen. Talk about a party pooper… A glass of wine and a gourmet dinner was replaced with pain meds and a plate of eggs and toast.
Despite waking up sweating and feeling uncomfortable on the hour every hour, Saturday was exactly how a weekend should be… Relaxing.
Morning fuel was in the form of a few cups of coffee, fresh fruit, and pancakes, followed by cuddling on the couch with Charlie while Ryan watched one of his silly shows.
A long steaming shower later, Ryan and I made a quick trip to the mall. We needed to:
- Return a cake mix to Williams-Sonoma… I bought it a couple of weeks ago when I was eating gluten-free but since I went to the doctor last week, he has officially ruled out celiac disease [more on that topic to come]. Hasta la vista gluten-free, fill my belly up with that gluten goodness!
- Make an exchange at Pandora… For my birthday, Ryan got me a beautiful set of dangles and a charm for my bracelet. The charm was of 2 rings to represent our recent marriage but unfortunately, Ryan had already given me the same charm for our engagement. Without looking for more than a minute, I had my heart set on the royal carriage!
- Get a 20-minute massage… Ryan and I found this little, no-name massage place in the mall that does 15-, 20-, 30-, and 60-minute massages. I swear, the women who work there are itty-bitty but they are fierce!
With our bellies rumbling, we agreed that it was time for lunch and headed to the Teet. Get this, for only $4.50 you can get a 1/2 pound sandwich [whole wheat bread + 1/2 pound of meat + lettuce and tomato + side of potato salad]! It costs more to get 1/2 of meat at the deli counter… Such a super sweet deal, it feels like a steal!
The rest of the afternoon was spent getting our sweat on [she went to the gym, he skated], snacking, and getting ready for the evening’s festivities- a wedding! I was SO excited for one of my closest girlfriends and just as I had imagined, she was a stunning bride! Ironically, she’s got married at the country club that my family and I belonged to while growing up. I was excited for Ryan to see it…
Today should be just as relaxing. Currently I’m watching Julie & Julia and have no plans since I’m still feeling under the weather and want to stay close to home… Maybe a walk with Charlie? Try a new recipe? Prep for the upcoming week? I really wish weekends were more than 2 days… I could use more of this relaxing stuff!
P.S. I’ve decided to participate in Lindsay’s [from The Lean Green Bean] October Photo A Day Challenge! Are you?!
Question: What’s one of the goals you’re working towards achieving?
Question: What is the biggest wedding guest no-no? Last night’s wedding was the first wedding that Ryan and I attended as a married couple! After our wedding, I now have a pretty good understanding of wedding guest etiquette- what to do and what not to do
— Life's a Bowl