Our weekends have been so busy lately that I have been finding myself feeling completely drained not the slightest bit refreshed when I go to work on Monday mornings. Maybe it’s this whole “growing a human” thing I’m currently doing, but I was starting to feel like I really needed a time out from the world. James had to fly to Toronto for a couple of days for work this past week and stayed there until Sunday morning to visit some friends and family, and although I hate when he’s gone, it was the perfect opportunity for me to recharge my batteries.
Friday was a jerk of a day and I felt the need to tweet about it.
I know Fridays are supposed to be wonderful, but this one isn’t and quite frankly…it can suck it.
— Laura (@liverunsparkle) January 29, 2016
I didn’t get home from work until 7:00 PM, hello rude 12-hour work day, and ate my weight in takeout Thai green curry and rice and then fell asleep by 9:00 PM. It was a wild one, you guys. The next morning I watched my girly PVR’d shows like “Married at First Sight”, “Newlyweds: The First Year”, and last week’s episode of “The Bachelor”. It was heavenly. I can imagine that Olivia is bound to get kicked off in the very near future, but can we just keep her forever? I cringe and laugh so hard during her on-camera antics. There’s a crazy one every season, hey?
I spent most of the day Saturday cleaning up our place, doing a facial, laundrying, and washing and blowdrying my hair while catching up on episodes of Teen Mom OG… you know, super exciting Saturday stuff, and decided to venture out in the pouring rain to treat myself to a mani/pedi.
We are trying to save money these days for real adult things like a baby, a house, a new car… so I felt sort of guilty about doing this when I have tons of nail polish at home, but then I realized that I hadn’t had a pedicure since the day before my wedding….. 8 months ago, plus I also have trouble reaching my toes nowadays. So basically, I deserved it. Why can’t I reach my toes, you ask? Check out this bump!
After my pampering was finished, I was wiped and not feeling social at all, so I got takeout sushi and watched a fine piece of cinematic entertainment… Magic Mike XXL. I’ll admit, not much of a storyline but there was plenty of gratuitous male nudity, so I was into it.
In other news, James was flying back to Vancouver on Sunday morning so I decided to be super domestic before he got home and made healthy broccoli cheddar soup using this recipe, and also baked healthy carrot muffins for the work week using this recipe.
I forgot to take a picture of the muffins, and I didn’t make the cream cheese glaze topping that the recipe called for, but I’ll take a picture and post it later. I love eating things with vegetables “hidden” in them, don’t you? I love vegetables on their own but I think hiding the nutrients of carrots in delicious carbohydrates is a real score zone. I also made an overnight oat recipe that I found online for quick and easy weekday breakfasts, but I haven’t tried it yet and so that will be another post for another day.
Have a great Monday everyone, I’m going to make a sincere effort for my Monday to start out like this…
Instead of the usual…
Do you normally do food prep on the weekends?
What is your favourite kind of soup?
What did you do during your last “me” day?