The title of today’s post describes my weekend perfectly. This was our first full weekend back in Miami together so I wanted to spend time with Vishnu, run some errands, and take it easy a little. I’m happy to report that I was able to do just that!
Friday evening started with Presley’s Stability Ball Circuit three times through. I also went down to our gym with the elliptical on my mind. After quickly realizing that the machine started over every time you changed directions, I jumped off and made my way to the rowing machine (for the first time in years). I selected the 2000m workout and…ummm…it was hard. I wanted to quit halfway through but pushed on. I definitely paid the price all weekend. Between rowing and the circuit workout, I was so sore!
After showering and getting ready, it was date night – dinner and a movie!
Before I go on, I have to mention my new Ann Taylor maxi dress. Bottom line…I freaking love it. I bought it online with a friend while in Austin after seeing one of the other girls wearing it. Mine is petite and the perfect length (I’m a little over 5’2”). The style and cut are super flattering, and the material is very soft and flowy. LOVE!
Ok, so back to date night. Vishnu and I went to LoKal Burgers and Beer for dinner. My veggie burger and green bean and bruschetta side dish were both awesome. And Vishnu really enjoyed his burger and fries. We will definitely be back.
After dinner, we made our way over to the theater to see Gone Girl. Both Vishnu and I really enjoyed it! I read the book a while ago and was excited to hear that the movie followed the book almost to a tee. Everything was spot on and just the way I imagined it – the acting, the setting, the suspense. A must watch if you ask me!
The movie didn’t get out until 12:45 am, so of course that meant we started our Saturday a bit later than planned. And by later I mean 11:00 am. I was a little thrown off the rest of the day but still got a lot done. I went to Target, the mall, and Costco, which ended up taking over three hours! We needed quite a few things, so it was worth it. I also fit in a 4.5 mile run before dinner (will be blogging about my current runs and half marathon plan soon). And then Vishnu and I made pizza using crusts I bought at Costco. The outcome was delicious!
Sautéed onions, mushrooms, and green bell pepper/jalapenos/barbecue sauce/mozzarella
Sunday started bright and early with a trip to Trader Joe’s!
I surprised myself a little with how much stuff was in the cart. But no one was more amused than my cashier. As he was ringing me up, he asked if this was a restocking trip. I said kind of and laughed a little. He then asked if I had kids. I said no and then he started laughing. My response – “My husband and I love food and prefer to eat in!” It’s the truth.
I spent the next couple of hours cleaning and organizing. I know I sound crazy, but it was so much fun. Our apartment was a little too messy, dusty, etc. for my taste. I finally feel settled and back to normal! And just as an FYI, I am still using a homemade vinegar based cleaning solution for pretty much everything (counter tops, the floor, wood cabinets, etc.). This stuff is amazing. I highly recommend trying it out. Life changing.
The night ended on a high (and sweet) note with homemade molten chocolate cake! I followed this recipe and made a few tweaks. I changed the serving size to 2. I also swapped 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar for powdered, whole wheat white flour for all purpose, Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips for bittersweet chocolate, and glass bowls for ramekins (because I don’t own any). And finally, I only baked my cakes for 9 minutes (instead of 14). Ooey gooey perfection! The only thing that would have made this dessert better is ice cream…next time for sure!
And finally, I have one other weekend highlight to share. I got a new hair straightener! My almost seven year old CHI stopped working early last week, so I had no choice. I did a little research and narrowed down my choices to the Sedu and the GHD. I decided to go with the Sedu purely based on the fact that Roshni owns one and highly recommended it. And the reviews were pretty much split between the two brands, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong either way. And so far so good! I used it last night for the first time and loved how quickly my hair went from coarse and wavy to straight and silky. Even Vishnu was shocked…his exact words – “I don’t think your hair has ever been this straight!”
And with that, I wish y’all a very happy Monday!
12 thoughts on “Fun, Productive, and a Little Lazy”
Love love that dress…it looks great on you, P! Well done on the half marathon training! Is it weird that I clicked over to check out LoKal Burgers & Beer’s menu?? When a place serves homemade Pop-Tarts, you know it’s gotta be good!
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Thanks, K! And now I know what I’ll be ordering next time I go to LoKal!
If only that cashier at TJ’s knew homemade molten chocolate cake was on your menu, bet he wouldn’t have been laughing 🙂 After reading about your trip to Costco and TJ’s, I don’t feel so bad I hit 2 or 3 stores in one weekend!
That dress is gorgeous and you look lovely, Parita!
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Thanks, Shashi – you’re too kind!
And I always visit at least 2 store every weekend! No shame!
Thanks for the mention!
Also, that dress and that pizza might be tied for the two most beautiful things I’ve seen today. haha I need a formal event and some BBQ sauce in my future…
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Thank you! The dress looks formal in the picture but it’s actually very comfy – the material is SO soft!
looking very chic in that dress..i love when i find long dresses that actually fit me well (im around 5’2″ as well). Im curious as to if you bought anything pumpkin at TJ’s. Every aisle has something pumpkin, a little too much but i love it 🙂
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Thanks, D! I did end up buying two cans of plain pumpkin. I want to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sometimes soon!
…..feel free to come over and clean my tiny apartment. IT’s a mess!
I can’t believe you omitted the ice cream…after your haul from TJs AND costco!
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Haha so you can imagine Vishnu’s reaction! I will not forget the next time around. 🙂
I adore that dress! You look gorgeous in it. I think it’s sold out in petite now, otherwise I would definitely buy it.
Glad to hear you liked Gone Girl! I didn’t like the book as much as Flynn’s others, but the casting seems really good. And I’m glad to hear they didn’t change it a bunch, that drives me nuts!
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Thank you! And boo for petites being sold out. I have the hardest time with maxis and this one is pretty perfect. Maybe look at some other styles?!
And I haven’t read her other books. Will definitely check them out. The cast did an amazing job with the characters. There’s already Oscar buzz for Rosamund Pike!