I’ve been sitting here thinking of a creative or fun way to share my weekend, but honestly, I’ve been staring at the screen for 10 minutes annnnnnnd nothing. I’ll come back and edit if the coffee kicks in, but otherwise, here is a non-cohesive jumble about my weekend…
Friday was my birthday!
Wait, no, that’s not until September, but it sure felt like it because my friend Jackie gave us a ridiculous amount of local, grass-fed beef. Cartwheels might have ensued.
Did you know you could do a cow share? I love the concept and would have totally gone in on it if we had a large freezer. In the meantime, many virtual hugs to Jackie for pretty much making my month.
Last week David and I had a come to Jesus moment about our budget. We admitted we’ve been flying by the seats of our pants, and since I actually thrive on structure, I’m eager to welcome back a food budget into our lives. We’re increasing the grocery portion so we can significantly cut down on the eating out portion. And homemade pizza really is better than anything you can get out anyway.
But the big event of the weekend was David’s work party in Charlotte on Saturday night. You know it was a big deal because I tried to curl my hair ala Courtney.
Hmm… I would exactly call us hair twins, but at least my hair didn’t hang flat against my face, so I’ll take it.
We grabbed a drink before the event at Upstream in Phillips Place where the Moscow Mule knocked my socks off. I wish I remembered everything in it but I know it had pineapple Grey Goose and of course ginger beer. Delicious!
The work event itself was a lot of fun. It was a casino night theme. I was surprised David actually brought me because when it comes to games, I can get quite intense. I basically set up shop at the Black Jack table all night. One of David’s co-workers was my guru and we raked in ALL the fake money.
Holding on 14 felt a little crazy but it worked more than once. Take me to Vegas!! (Or don’t…. that could be very dangerous).
The night was a blast. We felt Hailey was old enough to hold down the fort, so we stayed out until 1:30 (say whaaa??) then got to spend the night in a glorious, quiet, hotel room.
Kidding, obviously. I can’t tell Mema thank you enough (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU) for coming and not only wrangling the girls solo, but making it so much fun for them. Asking for overnight help is quite the favor at the moment, as Koda is getting up once or twice a night to go potty (hopefully that will be better as we continue to decrease the prednisone) and Kaitlyn’s new favorite breakfast time is 5:30am.
Mema handled it all like the pro that she is and David and I even got to experience a breakfast out, sans kids.
Do have any idea how relaxing and wonderful that is?!
Plus, Another Broken Egg Cafe perfectly executed the poached egg on my black bean Benedict, pretty much making it the best morning ever.
Back home, we fell into the normal Sunday afternoon routine of meal planning…
And grocery shopping.
Last week I spent about $200 for a big haul at Lowe’s foods, but was incredibly disappointed that several of the organic produce items I purchased were rotten. Seriously, 2 peppers were black and moldy on the inside and my baby kale was slimy and gross- that’s about $12 worth of wasted money. I returned to Whole Foods this week ($136 – adding in a vegetarian meal here or there proves to save some serious $$$) because I have yet to be disappointed by any of their produce.
We wrapped up the weekend with Mexican (these enchiladas never let me down)
and a little reading before calling it an early night.
This week I’m focusing on getting back in the workout game. After school being cancelled all last week, I fell off the wagon a little and I am anxious to hit it hard this week!
What’s your favorite weekend food?
Mine is clearly pizza and Mexican, so checking both these boxes this weekend was pretty stellar!