What a great weekend I just had! I had a fun-filled and packed weekend that was super relaxed at the same time. I went into the weekend with no real obligations, which meant I was able to have fun and relax on my own schedule.
Friday night was spent with my friend Danielle, who I hadn’t seen in ages. We were waaay overdue for a good girl’s night! Riley made some fabulous pizza for us- pepperoni with onions and jalapenos. Way to go, Chef Riley.
We spent the evening sipping wine, catching up, and watching some Netflix before turning in.
Saturday morning, we got up around 7:00 and decided to make up for lost time by fitting in as much as possible in one morning. After having some fresh croissants and coffee, we took Bella for a walk around the neighborhood. I power-walked in an effort to make it a real workout.
Yes, that’s me being a total dork and power walking my dog. Things are always better when you have a friend to document you acting like an idiot. For the record, I was not being serious. Though I gather from the old ladies of the neighborhood that power walking is, in fact, a very serious thing. Next time I must remember my fanny pack.
After putting on some real clothes, we went shopping! We hit up Target, Loft, and Charming Charlie, which are some of my favorite stores.
Shopping worked up an appetite, so we went to a local restaurant called Opus 9 for lunch.
I ordered the quiche of the day, which was smoked salmon, asparagus, and feta cheese. I love how they prepared it and everything was really delicious!
It felt great to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the gorgeous weather, especially knowing that I had no obligations and could just enjoy the day with Danielle.
For those that are curious, this is apparently what I look like at mealtime:
After lunch we went our separate ways for the day, which for me involved a nap, sunbathing on the deck and reading a new book. I lead a tough life, I know.
Sunday started nice and early for me. Since Riley works on the weekends, I often end up getting out of bed at 6:30, which is fine by me. When the weather is as gorgeous as it’s been lately, I want to make sure I don’t miss a single minute of the day.
I laced up my sneakers and went for a 3 mile run around the neighborhood, loving that I had it all to myself that early in the day. After my run and a shower, I headed out to meet Danielle for some more girl time! We went to Movie Tavern for their 9AM movie and breakfast. We saw The Other Woman, which was cute and funny, even if it was a little ridiculous at times.
After the movie, I headed home for some cleaning and made myself a smoothie with banana, vanilla protein powder, coconut vanilla Greek yogurt, and coconut milk. I stopped by Riley’s work for about 45 minutes to say hello. He works with at least 6 people I used to work with back when we met and it was awesome to see some old faces and catch up.
To round out my weekend, I walked around the outlets for a couple hours before coming home to make dinner and relax with Riley. All in all, it was my idea of a perfect weekend! I spent a ton of time outdoors, got in a good run and a lot of walking, spent a lot of time with a good friend, and completely re-charged.
Now I’m off to work to the day. I’ll be doing my best to be useful and productive, which will be really hard considering Mexico is only 5 days away! Hope you all have a good one!
What did you do this weekend?
What’s your favorite thing to do with friends?