We kicked off our weekend with a movie on Friday night. And I can now say that I’ve seen one of the six 2013 Oscar nominated movies.
In my opinion, Argo was amazing and definitely lived up to all the hype. Even though I knew how the movie ended, I was [literally] on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. Towards the end I was jumping up and down screaming at the TV. It was intense!
Oh and we finally booked our honeymoon/first anniversary trip! It’s official – Turks and Caicos in June! I. Can’t. Wait!!!
On Saturday, Vishnu and I met up with my former coworker/good friend and her husband for brunch. They were in town visiting her in-laws, and I’m so glad we were able to catch up. I hadn’t seen her in over a year! I’m already looking forward to their next visit.
As I was getting ready for brunch, I found a few reminders of my old age…
I’m no stranger to gray hairs, but I was shocked to see so many of these bad boys popping out of every which direction. Eek! Vishnu said I should pluck them all out. Boys! No drastic actions will be taken at this time – at least not for the next 11 months (i.e., my 30th birthday).
So I’ve been making my way through The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and am trying to implement some of the things she talks about in the book. First on my list – cleaning out and reorganizing my closet. I now have a garbage bag full of clothes to donate and a closet organized specifically by type of clothing. A small thing that has made a huge difference in my sense of calm. I’ll write a full review of the book when I finish, but so far, I’ve found that her calls to happiness action are simple and easy to execute.
Saturday night ended on a high note with four episodes of The West Wing and a chapter of The Hobbit. Wild, I know!
We must’ve been in a very brunchy mood this weekend because we met friends for brunch on Sunday morning as well. These friends are getting married in June, so lots of wedding and marriage talk happened over coffee and eggs. As much as I loved being engaged, wedding planning is not something I’d want to relive. Talk about stressful!
After brunch, I ran a few errands, including a trip to Target, TJ Maxx, and Old Navy. I broke my almost two month shopping ban at Old Navy of all places. I found two pairs of pants for less than $8 each – couldn’t pass up a deal like that! And I bought a 2013 planner from Target for $3! While I’m all for technology, nothing beats the satisfaction of putting pen to paper.
When I got home, I made two batches of Lindsay’s Sweet Potato Banana Bites. These are the perfect snack – four main ingredients and super filling. Vishnu’s planning on spending 8+ hours at the library every day this week, and I want to make sure he has something substantial to eat in between meals.
Sunday night ended with some cauliflower crust pizza and a few more episodes of The West Wing. Obsessed much?
And just like that, it’s the first Monday of March. Make it a good one!
Ready…set…share your weekend highlights!