. Not having concrete plans this weekend was a little weird…and VERY awesome! There is something magical about knowing you have two days to do whatever makes your heart happy.
In this week’s Par’s Picks post, I mentioned that I had big plans to do absolutely nothing. Well, almost nothing. I listed a few things that I wanted to accomplish, and I really thought that by the end of Sunday I would be able to cross each one off my list. Let’s see how I did.
The first thing on my list was sleep. And I think I can safely say that I slept a lot this weekend. In fact, at one point, Vishnu looked at me (quite seriously) and said, “Par, I think you have a sleeping problem.” I looked at him (also quite seriously) and said, “I don’t have a sleeping problem, I had a sleep deficit problem and am working on fixing that.”
And anyway, this picture tells quite a different story… 🙂
Next on my list was a long run. Well, I did go for a run, but it wasn’t as long as I had planned. Instead of running 5 miles, I completed 4 before heading home. I didn’t make it out until about 9 am, and by that time, it was WAY too hot outside. It’s definitely summertime in Miami again! With that being said, I may move my long run day to Tuesday instead of Saturday. If I have to get up super early to fit it in, I’d rather do it during the week.
I also wanted to fit in some serious reading time this weekend. And I am happy to report that I was able to do that! I’m currently reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. My friend and former colleague Allison recommend it, and since I trust her taste in books, I decided to download it onto my Kindle. I am 100% engrossed in the book and have had a hard time putting it down.
Also on my list was a major closet cleanout. Sadly, this just didn’t happen. And I have nothing to blame but my laziness. That and the fact that our bedroom also serves as Vishnu’s study space. And with a big exam coming up next week, he really needed some quiet time. I figured the closet cleanout could wait until next weekend. That way Vishnu can help without any distractions (you’re welcome, Vishnu!).
And the last thing on my list was a trip to Trader Joe’s. You better believe this happened! I woke up at 7:30 am on Sunday morning, brushed my teeth, made myself look presentable, and drove 20 minutes to the grocery store. The whole process is a little time consuming but well worth the effort. TJ’s is so much cheaper than Publix. And I love that I don’t have to compromise on quality. I’m going to share some of my favorite TJ’s products in an upcoming post. We have quite a few!
Making delicious food wasn’t on my list but it happened! On Saturday night I made eggplant/veggie parm. We invited Andy over for dinner since Robin is out of town. I think it’s safe to say that we were all satisfied!
I also spent a good portion of Sunday afternoon baking up a storm. I made honey maple granola, sweet and spicy nuts (I used a mix of cashews and almonds), and banana bread muffin tops. Everything turned out so well. Excited for the week ahead!
What were some of your weekend highlights?