The grandparents very generously offered to have the girls spend the weekend with them to give Josh and I a little adult time that has become so scarce. We were psyched that the girls were excited to go visit and a tad more psyched that we’d have a few days of alone time!
By Thursday afternoon, I was already dreaming of all the exciting things I would be doing!! We’re talking binge-watching Netflix, not cooking anything for anyone, not wiping any behinds and maybe sleeping in until 6:30am.
When I got home from the office Friday, the girls had been gone for several hours. I immediately poured a glass of wine and rented ‘The Best of Me’ off iTunes. Nicholas Sparks’ movies are completely appropriate if you’re the only person in the room.
When that movie finished, it was 7:30pm and I decided to rent ‘The Theory of Everything’. I coupled this with my dinner of reheated bean dip from #DIPZNDICE and tortilla chips with another glass of wine.
I enjoyed this movie so much! The determination and resilience of Stephen Hawking was nothing short of incredible. Have you seen it?
Up early on Saturday, Josh and I decided to hit up an Orangetheory class at 8:45. Here are the results (yes Josh burned 920 calories):
Then we went home, showered, and decided to go to Jonathan’s Grille for lunch.
I had the Zesty Turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries. It was SO good and my go to!
We decided to take in the mid-afternoon movie, but had an hour to kill beforehand, so we perused the new H&M store at the mall. I walked out with these gems:
Then we scooted over to Walgreen’s to buy some candy to sneak in the theater (SHHHH!)
And then got tickets for Entourage!! Everyone else was in line, snaked around the building, to see Jurassic World.
It was over by 5pm and Josh and I headed home. I immediately dove onto the couch and downloaded a new book on my Kindle. I can’t remember the name of the book but I’m pretty sure it would have gotten ‘slightly rotten’ from Rotten Tomatoes if Rotten Tomatoes was in the book review business.
I got a little hungry for dinner but couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to eat. I knew I wouldn’t be cooking anything, so I grabbed the HUGE bag of Chicago Mix and proceeded to pick out the caramel corn.
I had caramel corn for dinner. And wine.
Josh made his way into the den and asked if I wanted to watch a movie. #4 in two days? That might be more movies than I’ve seen all year. I said YES! We chose The Grand Budapest Hotel.
I really enjoyed its quirkiness and can see why it was an award winner. The scene where the guy’s fingers get chopped off is a little grotesque, but I liked the overall plot and would recommend it to rent if you haven’t already seen it.
FOUR MOVIES, PEOPLE! FOUR!
I slept in again Sunday morning- up at 7:30am- and Josh immediately asked if I wanted to book another Orangetheory class. I think I said “NO” before he even finished his sentence. He noticed the aggression with which I responded and immediately skedaddled out the door to his own class. Two in a row is two too many.
I was going to have about an hour and a half COMPLETELY alone, so I snuggled on the couch with a fresh cup of coffee and finished the slightly rotten tomato I had downloaded onto my Kindle from the night before. I was able to finish it in an hour or so.
I then felt the urge to hit up Target all by my lonesome. That never happens!! I didn’t shower, just washed my face and threw on some shorts and a tank and away I went.
I picked up necessities like college ruled filler paper, non toxic kitchen cleaner and some new nail polish.
Oh, and this for lunch.
Seriously, this is why I work out. I’m not losing any weight over here, just keeping it in line.
I got back to the house and some laundry was done, three beds were stripped, washed, and remade and by 2:30pm, the girls bounded in the door.
They were each loaded down with goodies. Violet had a new princess scooter and wouldn’t stop talking about her “Punzel pwaydough” (Rapunzel PlayDoh) and going swimming. Laurel showed me a few things she’d picked up while shopping and told me about their super fun weekend activities. There was a splash park! There was ice cream and Coke for V (don’t tell Daddy!) and they both looked slightly exhausted.
When asked what I did all weekend, I could only respond “Ahh, nothing really”.
Nothing indeed. xoxo