Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine went by too fast, but they always do. It definitely feels like there are fewer minutes in an hour on the weekend than during the week! Here's what kept me busy this weekend.
On Friday night I went to a happy hour and saw a bunch of people that I worked with at my first job out of college. It was fun to catch up with everyone and hear where they are these days. After that happy hour I went to Phil's and we headed to his friend's house. They have a monthly cocktail hour that we try to get to as it's good way to see some of Phil's high school friends. The host's hobby is mixology so he always has fun drinks to try; this month he had some hot drinks so I had buttered rum in apple cider - it was so good. I described it to Phil as a warm blanket of deliciousness.
On Saturday morning I puttered around my condo and got through some of my to do list. Then my friend Courtney picked me up and we headed out for some cross country skiing!
I recently bought XC skis as I felt like I needed a winter activity to help me dislike winter a bit less. I hadn't been XC skiing for over 10 years and it was harder than I remembered. I fell A LOT but had a really good time. We went to Theodore Wirth Park which is less than 5 miles from my condo! The trail conditions were pretty good but we definitely need more snow! I'm looking forward to checking out the other parks in the twin cities area.
On Saturday night we met up with Phil's college friend to celebrate a friend's birthday. We went to a bowling alley but Phil and I did not end up bowling as by the time we got a lane it was 10:30 and I was yawning like crazy (I'm the worst at staying up past 10). It was fun to see everyone, though!
Sunday was blissfully uneventful. I went to an awesome yoga class, got caught up on Top Chef and Parenthood, chatted on the phone with Mandy, and read quite a bit.
In the late afternoon I chopped up a bunch of veggies,
And used those veggies to make a big pot of vegetable beef soup.
I finished the book I had been reading for a postal book club and started a new book on my kindle. Yep, I have converted from the Nook to the Kindle. There were several reasons why I made the change but the biggest two are that it's easier to borrow books from the library on the Kindle and the prices of books seem to be lower. I haven't used my Kindle much as I'm trying to get through all of the books on my Nook first but a library book became available so I opted to read it on my Kindle.
I capped off the night with a video chat with Nora!
All in all, it was the perfect weekend as I had the right mix of social time, active time and down time. Finding that balance is tough but I am learning that unplanned Sundays tend to help as it's nice to end the weekend with a quiet day spent at home!
How was your weekend?