Hello Friday! I hope everyone had a great week! This week has felt a bit busy for me between getting caught up after being gone and other evening commitments. I need to do some recap posts about our San Diego trip (which was awesome!) so hopefully I'll get those written this weekend. Here's how my week shaped up!
The high of my week was going to our wedding food tasting on Wednesday night. We were really happy with the food and feel good about the choices we made. But I was most excited about the fact that they are going to let us bring in French macarons from an outside bakery. They typically charge you for bringing in outside food for dessert but since maracons are not something they make, they are letting us bring them in with no extra charge. Macarons are my favorite dessert and it was really important to have them at our wedding since they are so me (and Phil loves them too!) So we'll have macarons and an assortment of other mini desserts for our dessert table. We are skipping the wedding cake because a) I'm gluten free and gluten free cake is NOT good usually, and b) neither of us really LOVES cake. That means we won't have a 'cake cutting' but neither of us really cares that much about that tradition.
The low of my week was feeling concerned about all the political drama. I'm very uncomfortable with the relationship between our current administration and Russia.
A book I am reading is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah which is my book club's March book. Because I live under a rock/don't have cable/don't watch much TV, I did not know who Trevor Noah was (he's the host of The Daily Show). Noah was born and raised in South Africa. He mom is black and his father is white. He was "born a crime" because it was illegal for a mixed race couple to have a child. If the government found out about his birth, his parents could have been imprisoned for 4-5 years. I'm about 50 pages in and am really enjoying it so far. Each chapter tells the story of his life, but between each chapter, he talks about race relations and Apartheid in South Africa so I am learning a lot.
A recipe I made this week is Red and Green Enchiladas. I made these on Valentine's Day and Phil made Mexican rice to have as a side. This is Phil's favorite meal and one of my favorites as well! (One note about the recipe - should say 1 4 oz can of sliced olives, not a 14 oz can. We actually use a bigger can than the recipe calls for because we love olives. but 14 oz is A LOT of olives!)
For my workouts I started the 21 day Fix program. I did the total body cardio on Monday, upper fix on Tuesday, and lower fix on Wednesday. Yesterday I went to a barre class with some girlfriends instead of doing the pilates fix, and this morning I did the cardio fix before work. I love that the workouts are only 30 minutes which makes them really easy to fit into your day! This weekend I'll do another fix workout on Saturday and then on Sunday I have a session with my personal trainer. It feels soooo good to be back to working out 6-7 days a week after not working out very much when I was recovering from hip surgery!!
The best money I spent was on the 2nd deposit for our wedding venue. I use "best" lightly as it was quite the chunk of change... Phil and I keep reminding ourselves that it will be great to show our guests one of our favorite areas of Minneapolis. It just comes at a high cost!
My plans this weekend include going to an engagement celebration dinner tonight hosted by one of Phil's college friends. It's French-themed!! :) On Saturday we are going to have another couple over to grill because the weather is going to be unseasonably warm! On Sunday I have a person training session in the afternoon but not much else planned. I might try to tackle some wedding-related errands that day. We have Monday off, too, so it's a long weekend for us! On Monday I'm going to a yoga sculpt class at Core Power Yoga and then I have a doctor's appointment in the afternoon and a video chat with a friend scheduled after that! So all in all our weekend isn't *too* busy which is nice!!
What was the high of your week? What was the best thing you spent money on this week?