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Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Monday

Is that an oxymoron?

We had a lot of cleaning that needed to get done.  Well, not as much as we would've had if we hadn't skipped our traditional workout Friday to do some deep cleaning.  We both felt quite whooped from the week's workouts and felt like another ballbuster would've put us over the edge.

The scale spat in my face and I just tapped out on life.  The Mr and I went into the weekend without a plan...again...and it wasn't pretty.  Lots of hissing and just being frustrated in general.  When we finally calmed down, we went back out and I got some stuff I needed and found some brioche for Sunday's brunch with mom.  We went home and cleaned the rest of the way.  While it was great to have a clean house in every single room (sans the basement), we kicked up a lot of dust.  So that meant we woke up with nice gritty noses and throats Sunday morning.  But we had no time for that because we had brunch to get ready for.

I made Croque Madames (ham and brioche with homemade cheese sauce and egg) with a side salad and individual tea pots.  Mom seemed to really like it and we enjoyed our time together.  I need to remind myself to just tune out when the subject of anything to the handling of grandma's situation comes up.  I almost went off once and caught myself.  The Mr later said he was proud of me for catching myself on it even though I still got my point across.  But I didn't want this visit to be about that so I just tried to concentrate on making the food and let the Mr deal with the brunt of that stuff.  Thanks for taking one for the team, Mr.  I let her try out a back massage thingy I got and she loved it so I bought her one for Christmas.  (Paid $10 less than I paid too...hmmph!)  So I guess you could say I started my Christmas shopping already!

She was here quite a while and when she left, we went to the historic district and did a 3 mile walk which I'm sure we'll pay for today.  Those uneven cobblestone sidewalks are always a joy on the hips and legs the following days.  Last time it sent me straight to the chiro but I think he's still on paternity leave this week so I'll need to take care of it myself if there are any issues.  When we were done, I wasn't in the mood to cook, we had a steakhouse gift certificate on us so decided to use it.  That is super rare for a non high cal day but we did well.  Sometimes we just want to feel like "normal" people and not be so friggin' strict.  When all was said and done, I was only 200 calories over what I had planned so I didn't feel bad at all.  Sodium was another story but oh well, that's what water is for.

We swung by the grocery store and grabbed some fruit and back home to get ready for the week.  I got a nice thank you email from mom saying she enjoyed her time and gifts so that was nice.  Now it's time to get ready for a new week!

What did you guys do this weekend?

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  1. Overall it was a pretty good weekend. So glad the house is nice and squeaky clean. And thankfully I can breathe again this morning so that's good! That brunch was just amazing! Even the tea was the absolute perfect temperature. I don't know how you do it!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend!
    I finally got our great pine down and hauled away. Put the new pond pump in and set up the rain barrel. Took the pup for a few walks. Had a steak on the grill and a bottle of wine with the neighbor. So sad on Monday mornings...

  3. My weekend was very good and low key. I needed some recovery time from lawn cutting so I did simple things around the house. I find I got so much done during the week I really wanted to chill this weekend. So that's what I did. I had plans for today that didn't go through (quite annoyed) so I took the dogs out for an adventure and am working on dishes and laundry now. My goal for today is to clear out one corner of the kitchen where I have boxes stacked up of books to either sell or donate and a bunch of stuff that just accumulates because I use that area as my go-to office instead of coming up here. So if I can clear that whole are out (and not just shift it to another room like I've been known to do- ha!) then it will have been a good day.


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