It’s no secret that I love my weekends, and I don’t think I’m alone.  With so many things on my plate right now, I love having time to catch up and crossing things off my list.  And this weekend was an almost perfect example of this.

My Short Friday Night List:
Go to Publix after work – buy cocoa powder and rent movie (from the Blockbuster box)


If you’re looking for a cute romantic comedy, Friends with Benefits is a good one.  Personally, I think JT needs to work on his acting a little bit, but regardless, the banter between Justin and Mila was funny.  This would make for a great date night movie, and I say this because Vishnu liked it a lot too. 

My Saturday List:
*Clean bathroom
Bridal henna research
Send a few wedding related emails
General catch up on emails
Drop off clothes at Goodwill
Do something with the brussels sprouts sitting in the refrigerator

*These two things got pushed to my Sunday list

I won’t ramble about each of the items on my list, but I will say that Alexa’s brussels sprouts recipe was just what I was looking for.  Maple syrup + brussels sprouts = match made in food heaven!

Also, I finally made it to the public library yesterday and picked up three books.

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Now, I know I said in a previous post that I was pretty much done with Emily Giffin’s books, however, a good friend of mine told me that Baby Proof is different.  It doesn’t center around infidelity as much as it does marriage and the compromises and sacrifices that come up along the way.

And the other two books were solely picked up because of personal interest in food and nutrition. 

I can’t wait to dig in and start reading!

My Sunday List:
Clean bathroom
Make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Update resume
Grocery shopping

I woke up this morning ready to tackle my Sunday list.  I was about to start cleaning my bathroom, when for some reason, I decided to look at the group fitness calendar I have posted on my refrigerator.  You see, my understanding was that Zumba was from 12:00-12:55 pm.  However, this month my gym decided to change things around and move the class up to 10 am.  Seeing that it was 9:45 when I realized this, I had a decision to make – to Zumba or not to Zumba.  I decided to Zumba, and I’m so glad I did.  The music and the routines were so upbeat and fun…we even danced to a version of Jingle Bells!  I did my best to channel my inner Britney. Smile

And the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins on my list turned into Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.  Why?  Well, because I waited too long to use the zucchini sitting in my fridge.  Not a huge deal because the bread turned out perfectly – not too sweet and very dark chocolaty. 

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I did have to make a few modifications to the recipe – 1/4 dark brown sugar and 1/4 raw cane sugar in place of 1/2 cup raw cane sugar, flax eggs in place of regular eggs, and no walnuts this time around.  Still delicious though!

It’s hard to believe that next week at this time, I’ll be back in Atlanta spending time with my family and friends…for 2 whole weeks!!!  Woo hoo!

What were you able to cross off your weekend to do list?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Weekend Highlight Reel”
  1. I was actually impressed with Friends with Benefits…I didn’t have high hopes for it but it was quite funny!

    And I just finished Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed and I loved it. I can’t wait to read Baby Proof.

  2. I loved Friends With you said the banter between Mila and JT was great! I saw New Years Eve last night which I loved…definitely recommend you add it to next weekend’s “to do list” 😀

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