Blog Post Sponsored By: ME, wishing I could call in sick to work and watch Parenthood all day while wearing my unicorn onesie pajamas and relax after a crazy, hectic weekend. But I'll go to work and be an adult because I'm responsible. LAME!
Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Was it nice and relaxing or were you crazy active like me the entire time? I swear this weekend was so crazy and busy that I never even had a weekend.
Today's post is going to be a relatively quick one because I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment and just want to lie down and relax but can't. Do you ever get that way? But I didn't want to leave you high-and-dry and thought I'd pop in to say hi and review our weekend with you. So HI!
No here's our weekend in review:
Friday I ended up staying a bit late after work trying to get caught up. I figured I could stay for an extra 30 minutes, clear all my work out, and still be at daycare in plenty of time to pick-up Jules. I was almost done with everything and feeling pretty good about myself when I get a call from an Orlando number that I don't know. Luckily I answered, because it was Justin who was at an after-school activity that I completely forgot about, and in order for me to pick him up on time I needed to leave 15 minutes earlier.
I felt horrible, but Justin really didn't care so I guess it's not a big deal. I think he actually apologized that I'm so busy and overwhelmed right now and said we should do something easy for dinner that night so we don't have to cook or clean up. #smartkid
We ended up getting wings from Publix and I finally found Apothic Rose!! My review? It's yummy. That is all. I'm a wine connoissumer (get it? Connoisseur & consumer combined? FUNNY!!!)
Then we lazed around and tried to get caught-up on The Walking Dead so we could finish the season. We managed to weekend pretty hard Friday night which was good, because we were fairly busy the rest of the weekend.
I do love my unicorn onesie, however I wish it zipped instead of buttoned. The buttons let in a draft and you need to wear something underneath it in order to not show off all your wobbly bits, and I think it would be a lot more comfortable with a zipper. However it's a unicorn onesie and it's amazing regardless. So ignore me and my first world complaints.
We managed to catch up on two episodes of The Walking Dead before I started to fall asleep on the couch and went to bed. #partyharderthanme
Saturday morning Jules and I woke up to go for a run. I wanted to push myself and run further than 3 miles since that's pretty much all I've been running for about 3 months now. Mission accomplished. Jules didn't sleep well all weekend, so she took a nice nap in the stroller and I had a nice, sweaty run.
Afterwards, we watched a movie and ate our toes...
Then it was time to get down to business. Justin and I didn't quite get to cleaning all of the closets, but we cleaned out two of them, got the bathrooms/tubs completely cleaned and de-molded (Florida is a bitch with mold, no matter how clean you are), vacuumed and did a myriad of other chores around the house.
We do plan on getting the upstairs closets cleaned out next week and then Justin's bedroom needs a deep clean since he's a disgusting, smelly 13 year old. I also really need to clean and organize the garage sometime soon, because it is a disaster. One thing at a time though!
After putting it off and trying out cheaper wraps/baby carriers, I finally broke down and got the Lillebaby...why didn't I get this sooner? Jules has been extremely needy and whiny the past couple of weeks and this allowed me to get cleaning done without having a screaming toddler at my feet. Other than the time I turned into the door frame and she banged her head (just earning my Mother of the Year award over here), we both really enjoyed it. She especially enjoyed yanking on my ponytail and pulling on the little hairs on the back of my neck.
Such a little sweetheart :-)
Seriously though, we went with the Lillebaby Complete Airflow and I found it on Amazon for $89, which is a like $35 off of the normal price. It looks like they're all back up to the normal price, but if you're in the market I highly recommend stalking the page on Amazon like I did and maybe you'll get lucky. It's SUPER easy to use and I have the feeling we're going to get a ton of use out of it over the next couple of years. No regrets!
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We managed to finish the final two episodes of this season's The Walking Dead on Saturday and got to bed at a decent hour - I still didn't sleep because Jules was up 3 times, but whatevs. Jules also woke up really early both days this weekend (6:30 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday), so we were up and at 'em earlier than usual on Sunday.
First Jules seriously noshed on some blueberries. She probably ate 4-5oz on Sunday, which I totally support.
This is probably my favorite picture of Jules that I have take recently, since it completely epitomizes her - crazy hair, goofy smile, food all-over-her-face, super-sweet little girl.
After making and cleaning up breakfast (eggs, sourdough toast, and blueberries FTW), we got Justin up and headed out to get groceries and lunch. We hit up Trader Joe's, got my car washed, stopped by WalMart to round out the shopping for the week, and then got Subway for the kids and a poke bowl for me (I have a problem).
The rest of the day was spent cleaning, doing some meal prep, relaxing on the couch with Jules during nap time (thank God!), and painting my nails. Oh, and drinking a bit too much rose because I'm obsessed.
Meal prep this week consisted of me making a menu for meals for the week, going to the store, and throwing together lunches for Monday and Wednesday. The rest of my meals will be prepared while I'm cleaning up the dishes from dinner every night. And yes, I still plan on doing a full post on meal prep once I get my shit together and take some decent pictures.
Waking up for my workout this morning was a bit of a struggle (understatement), but it's the "recovery" week so I knew I needed to get it done and it wouldn't destroy me too badly. It ended up being a decent workout, although I did hate pretty much every second of it. I'm sure I'll feel better about working out tomorrow.
I realize I didn't do a fitness summary from last week, so here we go...
- Sunday - rest day. Always. Actually, sometimes I workout on Sunday instead of Saturday, so I guess it's not always a rest day. Last Sunday it was.
- Monday - P90X Chest & Back in the morning and 22 Hard Corps Cardio 1 in the evening with Justin
- Tuesday - Ran 20 minutes and Ab Ripper X
- Wednesday - Overslept and had to do my P90X Arms & Shoulders after Jules' bed time. Managed to get Justin to do the workout as well and he only complained for 95% of it.
- Thursday - P90X3 MMX and the 5 minute Core de Force ab workout. It's all planks and pretty effective (it hurts good)
- Friday - P90X Legs & Back
- Saturday - Ran 4 miles
- Sunday - REST DAY
And that's all I have for today. How was your weekend? How's your Monday? I can't be the only one who wanted to call in, right? Am I the only one who wanted to call in sick for work for Monday on Saturday because I just knew I wasn't going to be feeling it Monday morning?
Have a great day!