Over Already?

You know when you just have one of those really good weekends? Not for any particular reason, but you just feel accomplished, rested and rejuvenated for the week? That was my weekend. And, I’m sad that in just a few short hours it will be over 🙁

Friday afternoon was fairly slow, which meant I actually got to leave my desk for lunch. I had some Campbell’s Chicken Tortilla Soup and a banana.

We then went out to buy a Powerball ticket. Hey, the economy sucks and we’d all like a few mil! But, I’m still writing this blog and not off for a month long vacay, so, as you can tell I didn’t win 🙁

After work I headed to the office gym for a Friday evening workout. I love working out on Friday nights because you always have the gym to yourself!

The fiance and I had no plans for dinner, so we found ourselves wandering the frozen food section of Safeway at around 8:30. I know, you’re jealous from my lively Friday night adventures.

I settled on a Boca “Chicken” Patty on and English Muffin with some Oven Roasted Potatoes. Easy and just the right thing.

Saturday I woke up early to head out to my massage. I was sooo tight in my shoulders! I am not an extravagant person, but I do love a good massage every now and then. I think they’re important for the mind and body, and if you haven’t had one, you’re missing out.

After an overwhelming trip to Costco for a new dog bed and this ginormous tub of Sabra Hummus, I headed home:

Lunch was eaten at around 2:30, and was a similar meal to the night before (sorry for lack of variety). Boca Chicken Patty and Edamame. Soy overload!

I did some strength training and then got ready to meet up with some friends in the Chinatown section of DC. Now, I should preface this with the fact that I HATE that area of the city. It’s fun, but it’s uber-touristy and if you’re driving, which we did, allot at least 45 minutes to find a parking spot – 60 if it’s a weekend. It’s one of those places that by the time you arrive at your destination you’re exhausted from the whole process already. But, we were meeting an old friend, so it was worth it.

We all went out to Clyde’s Gallery Place. The Clyde’s chain is a Washington staple, and their food is consistently good. I had a Vodka/Soda, a piece of bread with some crab and artichoke dip, and White Bean & Chicken Chili. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so I couldn’t snap any pics!

This morning I woke up to breakfast from the fiance. An egg white omelette and a piece of bacon. I am typically not a bacon fan, but for some reason it smelled really really good while he was cooking it, so I gave in and had some. Thumper did too 🙂

My grandmother’s 90th birthday was a few weeks ago, so today we had a special mass said for her at Missionhurst Chapel in Arlington. I had never been to this chapel before, but it is BEAUTIFUL. It reminded me of a tiny little church in the hills of Spain or something. It was a beautiful service with friends and family – and instead of a normal homily we all said what we loved most about her. I think celebrating one’s life while they are still here is so important – let them know how much they mean to you while they are here, and not after.

We then headed over to my aunt and uncle’s for a luncheon. Here are some group shots. The grandchildren (about 1/3 of us) and our grandmother:

And the whole family (well, a little more than half of us, what can I say, we’re Irish Catholic!):

Me and my cousin’s daughter. She is a cutie patootie!

And the important stuff: my plate:

Chicken Salad, Walnut Salad, Shrimp, Veggies & Spinach Dip. Yum!

It’s always nice to spend time with family, and it was such a pretty afternoon! After a trip to the grocery it was back home for chores. We got a ton done, and are all geared up for the week!

Dinner was light. A Flatout Wrap (only 90 calories and 6 grams of fiber!) with some Spinach and Chicken Salad.


Post-roll with Carrots and Hummus.

And a cookie and cup of tea.

Off to check out the gorgeous fashion of the Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight. I love award/inaugural season! The outfits and celeb watching is a favorite pasttime! Hope ya’ll had good weekends!


By: Updated: January 25, 2009