I had Friday off as my company recognizes Good Friday as a holiday. On Friday morning I intended to do my long run as I wasn't able to run with my club on Saturday since I was leaving town. I intended to run ~10 miles but my body said NOPE so I cut the run short and just did 5.5 miles. This was one of those runs where every step felt hard. I don't know if it was the fact that I didn't have coffee, or the fact that I was running into 15 mph winds, or the fact that with those winds it felt like 18F (burr, I hate you mother nature), but that run sucked!
On Friday afternoon I packed and got my apartment as tidy as possible as the listing agent was coming by over the weekend to take some preliminary photos for the listing. I'm hoping and praying that it sells fast because I dread the thought of having lots of people traipsing through my unit over the next 4-6 weeks. Later that afternoon, I went to Good Friday service at my church. It's a very somber service but it's one of my favorites of the year.
On Friday night, Phil and I made dinner together. I had read a post on the blog Fannetastic Food earlier in the week that inspired our dinner. It took maybe 15 minutes to make and was so delicious. We just marinated some shrimp in tamari (you could use soy sauce if you can eat gluten) and garlic chili sauce, then sauted the shrimp in a little olive oil. Then we added some steam-in-the-microwave bags of rice and Asian-style veggies as well as all the other partial bags of frozen veggies that I had in my freezer. For the sauce we just used the same ingredients that we used in the marinade. It was so easy to make and really delicious!
After dinner, we had another couple over for game night which was very fun as usual! I'm so glad that our friends like game nights as much as we do!
On Saturday morning, I hit the road for the lake. Phil stayed back so that his mom would not have to be alone on the holiday. I wish we could have spent the holiday together but I hadn't seen my family since Christmas and likely won't be back at the lake until June due to my move so it just made the most sense for us to spend the holiday with our own families.
On Saturday afternoon we dyed eggs. I think us adults had as much fun as the kids did.
|The finished product!|
And I got a good picture of Evie with my mom.
On Sunday morning, we woke up to some goodies from the Easter Bunny. I think Evie's favorite part was the stuffed bunny. She loves stuffed animals and loves to give them kisses!
After my sister and her family went to church, I headed out for a run. It was chilly (30F with a wind that made it feel cooler) but I managed to push myself to run 5 miles. I am SO over these windy, cooler mornings. Spring, where are you?
Besides the Easter candy, my mom made a chocolate cake with Easter-themed decorations. I helped put the peeps on the cake but that was the extent of my contribution to the dessert making process.
My mom also made a lemon custard pie and she put some custard in a separate dish for me since I can't have the crust of the pie. Like I said - there was no shortage of food.
After all of that eating, I vegged on the couch for a bit before heading out. Evie showed us that even though she is only 14 months old, she knows how to use a cell phone.
In the late afternoon, I headed out and made a pit stop at my aunt and uncle's lake home so I could see my cousin and my grandma before heading back to Minneapolis.
It was a fun, family-filled weekend that went entirely too fast but they always do! A year ago, I was not living driving distance from my family and after living far away from family, I really appreciate the ability to drive up to my parents for a quick weekend! And soon lake season will be here and I'll be up there more often!
How was your weekend? Do you live close to your family? My parents lake home is about 3 hours from Minneapolis so not too far!