This past weekend was super fun, but also a bit on the exhausting side. It was one of those weekends where I feel like I didn't sit down much so I am dragging a bit this morning but luckily I have a quieter week ahead of me! Here's how I kept myself busy this weekend!
Friday night was busy as I made salsa, Phil did yard work, and we squeezed in a quick 4 mile run in hot, sunny weather! I was up bright and early on Saturday as I was given a piano delivery time frame of 7 am - 12 pm and was told I'd get a 30 minute heads up when they were on their way... So yah, I was sort of home bound so when I got up I made the guacamole as I figured I could stop in the middle of making it if need be. Luckily I didn't get interrupted.
I love making guac, but getting properly ripe avocados can be a challenge at times. I was happy when I cut into the 5 avocados I had bought and found that they were all (nearly) perfect!
The piano guys ended up calling around 9 am and in a matter of about 30 minutes, my piano had been moved from the house of my previous boss where it's lived for the last 14 months to my home. I'm so happy to have my baby back under my care, but I am thankful that it was in such good hands while I was away.
Saturday was a big day for my dear friends, Becky and Ben, as they participated in the D.C. Walk of Hope which raised awareness about infertility. My heart goes out to Becky and Ben as they have been through so much so while I could not be there to do the walk with them in person, I was one of many people who went for a walk in honor of this fabulous couple and their little angel Cecilia. It was a beautiful day as you can tell from the picture below!
After the walk, I sqeezed in a Summer Shred workout, which took about 25 minutes but was super intense as it included 100 burpees, among other things. I was definitely dripping with sweat by the end! But I was glad I fit a workout into what was a super busy morning.
After showering, I headed over to Phil's house to work on the party preparations. We worked well as a team and got everything ready to go well before the guests arrived. I took a picture of the food table before the guests arrived but that is the only picture I took that night. I guess we were too busy having fun for me to pull out my camera. ALL of the food got eaten (which surprised me, I thought we'd have leftovers) and everyone seemed to have a good time. One of my proudest moments of the night was when Phil and I beat another couple at bean bag toss 21-0 (they use a 'net score' approach which is why it was possible to shut out the other team)!!
Sunday was another busy day for me. I spent the morning meal planning, grocery shopping and went to church before my two local friends came over at 1 to hang photos on my walls. They both brought one of their kids with them so I played with the kids while they worked their magic on the walls. I got lots of one-on-one time with little Wyatt, so I was a happy camper!
After they left, I headed out for a run and was reminded why I don't do 'longish' runs at 4 in the afternoon. It was a hot, sticky run but I got my 7.5 miles in.
I finished off the evening by cutting up another watermelon (I ate an entire one in 5 days late week!) and making a batch of vegetarian chili. Yep, I ate chili after sweating my face off during a run. Weird, I know but soups and chili make such great leftovers!
And finally, at 7 pm on Sunday night, I sat down and really relaxed for a couple of hours, which felt glorious.
What was the highlight of your weekend? Mine was a toss-up between co-hosting a party with Phil and spending time with my girlfriends.