Good morning! Here’s hoping you all had a great weekend. Did you do anything super exciting? Attend any holiday parties? Run around like a mad man/woman trying to gather gifts for your loved ones?
Ours was a good mix of fun and relaxing, which just so happens to be my favorite type of weekends.
I hurried home after work on Friday to take a shower and get ready for a night out with the girls. We had plans to see Straight No Chaser in Downtown Detroit, so we stopped into a new-to-all-of-us restaurant in Midtown on the way called The Grille. It was a neat place!
I ordered the pear and fennel salad with grilled shrimp and it was fantastic. I pretty much licked the plate clean. We loved the music and atmosphere, so I made a mental note to return soon with Scott.
Right before concert time, we pulled into the Masonic Temple which is the building I jokingly drove by saying “Yeah… you couldn’t pay me to go to a concert there,” not to long ago. Doesn’t it look haunted?
The resemblance to Disney’s Tower of Terror kind of freaked me out. It’s a good thing I had my big girl tights on that night.
Although the area and outside of the building might be questionable, the inside and main auditorium is beautiful.
That picture was taken after the show since we arrived right at call time. We walked to our seats and enjoyed two hours of Straight No Chaser‘s a cappella music. They were great!
They covered everyone from Jason Mraz to Iggy Azalea, and I appreciated their version of Frozen‘s “Let It Go.” The second half of the show highlighted almost all of their holiday hits, and that really got us into the spirit!
(Liz, Alex, Me)
We spent a little bit of time walking around the theater after the show ended, and I just kept admiring the architecture and decorations.
It was a great (not so turn-up) girls night out in the city!
Saturday started on a slow note, which is exactly how I prefer them. Scott was around until lunch time, so I took advantage of having him home and made a late breakfast and coffee as we lounged in our pajamas.
We both left around the same time. He went off to the arena while I drove down to Royal Oak for a hair appointment. I just love it there!
I’m taking new headshots and a few fun photos for the new site later today and caved. I really want my (long) old hair back. Only… in my natural color, not the dark red… and not so damaged from constant styling for games and events (oh, the life of a dancer).
I got clip-in extensions! Merry Christmas to me, I suppose.
I’ve worn these type of extensions many times before, but that was when I was dancing and blonde in Orlando. They’re great to throw in for photos and special events if you’re looking to spruce up your do and add to the thickness or length.
I made a quick stop at Subway on the way to knock out more holiday shopping.
Six inch turkey with American cheese on wheat (toasted) with spinach, tomatoes, banana peppers, and black olives with oil & vinegar.
I spent the rest of my afternoon and early evening wrapping presents and cleaning the house. Good times! Scott returned home around dinner time, and we both agreed that movie theater popcorn sounded perfect.
Oh, and I guess we went to see a movie too. Ahh! I can’t believe it took us so long to see The Hunger Games Mockingjay: Part 1! Please tell that a good amount of you are just as obsessed with the series as I am. I need to see Part II, stat.
Sunday morning was a repeat of Saturday: pajamas and breakfast until lunch time. #thebest
I took my (ginormous looking) to-go mug of coffee with us to our church’s late service and posted a photo to celebrate two Pistons wins in a row. It’s a big deal after 13 consecutive loses, y’all.
Scott and I ran a few errands on our way home and returned hungry, craving a big salad mid-afternoon. I swear, he was craving it too.
It isn’t always just me.
I did my best to choose whatever needed to be used up in the veggie drawer and went to town!
The rest of my Sunday consisted of laundry, training assignments and a sunset run with Roadie. I still can’t believe it gets this dark before 6 p.m.
(Anddd we were under a light post.)
I don’t really like running in the dark, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? At least I finally got to test out the night light on my Polar watch. So I guess that’s a win.
After our run, I vacuumed the entire house (including the stairs… do you guys do that? It’s so annoying but necessary…) and took a long hot bath. Roadie curled up under my feet while I spent the night on the computer catching up on life. And now we’re all caught up!
All right. It’s time to get crackin’ on the day. Look out for a holiday dumbbell workout on the blog (finally!) later this afternoon. See ya then!
Questions of the Morning
• How are you doing on holiday shopping?
• Do you like working out or going for a run on the weekends?
Generally, I take the weekends off of working out. I do, however, like to go for runs every now and then. When I’m training for a race, I always save my longest runs of the weeks for Saturdays!