Good morning! Brrr. It’s a cold and snowy one up here. Can you believe it? I sure can’t. I guess winter showed it’s freezing face early this year!
I hope your weekend was filled with lots of fun and relaxing activities. After galavanting around Chicago earlier last week, Scott and I decided to take it easy the past couple of days and we both enjoyed some much needed downtime at home.
I spent Friday how I normally do these days. I shut the computer down early around 3 p.m. and got to work cleaning the house. Roadie helped me sort through the ties Scott is putting in his give away pile…
Or he just laid there and stared at me with his puppy eyes. Classic.
I took a break from cleaning around 5:45 p.m. and drove over to a long anticipated massage appointment. After training for and running two half marathons in the last month, I thought it well deserved.
Scott had an event on the other side of the state (er… mitten), so I had another “me” date night in the works. I bundled up after my massage ended (ahhh, so much better!) and drove right across the street to stock up on groceries.
It was a good trip! Great even. I got to use some coupons and felt really proud of myself for sticking to a budget… until I left the parking lot, that is. I don’t know if I was tired, hungry, or what, but I completely missed a “right turn only” sign, turned left, and got pulled over right away. I don’t think I should drive in Michigan anymore. Seriously. After my ticket incident back in August, I think I should just turn in my license and call it a day.
So yeah, that was fun. I saved all that money couponing, and now I get to turn right back around and pay it to the city. Perfect.
I got home around 9 and quickly whipped up something for dinner to make myself feel better. I found leftover pita wrap ingredients from the day before, and revived it by adding tomatoes, olives, rotisserie chicken, and a side of hummus for dressing.
It was delicious and held me over to finish cleaning and catching up on emails until Scott got home a few hours later.
We slept in Saturday, per usual. That’s usually our “no alarms allowed” morning as many weekends as we can swing it. We kept breakfast light since lunch wasn’t too far behind. It was nice to catch up on the Zs.
Scott headed out to the office to catch up on work he missed while we were out of town, so I thought I should check in to the blog. To answer a handful of reader requests, I posted my first Grocery Haul showing what I typically buy on my trips to the grocery store.
If you like reading those types of posts, let me know. I’d love to do more!
Scott originally planned to return home before sunset so we could go on a family run, but that didn’t happen. He stayed later than expected and got home right before dinner.
Tasty and effortless, just how I like it.
As soon as I got done making tea (sweet, per request of the husband) it was time to tune into the Arkansas vs. LSU game.
If there’s one thing you should know about Scott, it’s that he is a die-hard Razorbacks fan. He went to the school, so I guess the obsession is warranted. He insisted that I go change my shirt to something “Hogs” before we sat down to watch the game, so I borrowed an old throwback from his college days circa 1995.
That’s right. He’s my 41-year-old wooo pig sooie callin’ child checking the updates and #LSUvsARK tweets on his phone, all the while watching the game and drinking his sweet tea out of a mason jar. I’m so glad I could help him connect with his routes there.
Cali was snuggling (and secretly laughing) with me.
The University of Arkansas won, so maybe the old school (chocolate milk stained) sweatshirt was a good luck charm after all!
After the game, we had just enough steam to watch a documentary on Netflix. We chose The Woman Who Wasn’t There that tells the infamous story of a 9/11 “survivor”. I quoted survivor because she was really never there, hence the title of the film. It was an interesting watch for sure!
We slept later than usual on Sunday too. What’s wrong with us? It must be the cool weather allowing us to sleep in sweatpants.
We left just in time to make it to church and stopped by Kroger to pick up a few (more) items from the grocery store on our way home. Everything we bought went towards putting together snacks for a football watching party, so it doesn’t really count in this week’s haul. Technically.
I remade my go-to light and healthy veggie pasta salad and Scott made his crowd favorite queso dip.
I’ll be sure to share the chips and dip recipe next week! Sorry for the tease, but my mom is going to be in town then, so that is a post I am preparing now to share later. You’ll all be fine.
It was a delicious/random looking counter of food if I do say so myself.
A surprising highlight was this Le Roule cranberry cheese spread. We served it with pita chips and it was so good!
I definitely recommend giving it a try if you happen to stumble upon it during your next trip to the grocery store.
I left the boys and the Lions game watch party around 6 p.m. to get to church. I volunteer as a high school small group leader and am enjoying the community and study every Sunday night!
Just after 9 p.m., I walked out to my car and saw a solid layer of snow on the ground and on my car. Really?
I’m still… just not ready. I feel like we should get another full month or so of fall first. Amiright? I called it a night soon after I got home and snapped this last photo of the outside to share with you.
It’s the beginning of the end, I’m afraid. Time to bring out the coats and snow boots, y’all!
All right, friends. I’m off to an early morning strength training session at the gym. I am trying out the small group classes and am looking forward to sharing the details with you soon. Have a marvelous start to your Monday!
Questions of the Morning
• Would you be ready for winter or snow in your area?
• Name one highlight (fun or relaxing) from your weekend!
My answer: Obviously not. Fall, where are you?