Weekend in Photos

Another beautiful California spring weekend is in the books! I’d say it was worth it to brave those 1-2 weeks of rainy weather last month, because we’re definitely making up for it now with more than a week of 80+ degree temps, and more on the horizon!

I got to enjoy the weather a bit, but mostly kept to myself and finally knocked a few things off that To-Do list I didn’t tackle last week πŸ˜‰ So get ready for a weekend recap full of awesomeness…. (this is one of those times where I need a sarcasm font!)

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See what I mean? On Friday night, I stayed in to do some spring organizing – I cleared out my closet and dresser in an attempt to create some more space.

Then, I started re-watching last season of Mad Men to brush up before the season premiere while bookmarking recipes in my last couple of issues of Cooking Light!

At age 25, I already have the Friday night routine of a middle-aged spinster -_- Oh boy…

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As is the norm, I went for a long run on Saturday morning. I learned from last week’s mistake and made sure I was out there by 9am to avoid overheating! I powered through and went for 9 miles, thanks to the Spark I ordered from Becky (which was delish!) and also thanks to the fact that I knew I’d be eating my body weight in baseball food later in the day πŸ˜‰ If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is!

I finally tested out my new top from Fabletics… the material was perfect for running on a hot day- super breathable and comfortable!

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Afterward, I did a small amount of grocery shopping — I’ve been overspending a bit on food so far this month, so I only bought the [super healthy!] essentials: greek yogurt, spinach, fruit, and beans………. and then I saw wine and mang-o-ritas on sale. Well, I tried… πŸ˜›

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After seeing how many clothes I got rid of on Friday night (and pinning like crazy to my Fashion board), I was inspired to go shopping for some spring clothes. I had a few Macy’s coupons, and ended up scoring everything above (5 tanks, a sports bra, green jeans & pink shorts) for just under $100!

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Later, a group of us rode over to West Sacramento, where we had some pre-baseball game grub at Broderick. It was 80 degrees and sunny at 4:30 when we rode over… However, when we finished our food and hopped on our bikes to ride to Raley Field for the Rivercats game, the sun had started to set and the wind was blowing. I was FREEZING in my tank top and shorts that had seemed like such a good idea earlier.

I made it until about the 3rd or 4th inning before I had to suck it up and buy the cheapest XXXL shirt I could find at the Rivercats store. I looked extremely cool. Guess that’s what I get for not planning ahead!

P.S. You may recognize this locale as the location of the starting and finish line of my half marathon! It was fun being back πŸ™‚

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We intended to practice frisbee on Sunday morning, but plans fell through so I decided to be productive instead!

I recently took on more responsibility at work and I’m anticipating less time to go home and eat lunch, so for the first time in months, I did some food preppin’!

I made PB/oat/quinoa energy bars (and put them in a muffin tin), boiled a pot of quinoa, chopped up veggies for salads, and tried my hand at cold brewing some coffee. Operation: don’t eat out for lunch is definitely underway this week!

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The evening’s activities consisted of dodgeball, followed by a trip to my parents house to watch the Mad Men premiere and do laundry. Apparently, productivity was the name of the game this weekend!

Have a great week!

Do you have a baseball team in your area? (Ours is the Triple A team for the Oakland A’s and they’re super fun to watch!)

Which chores do you save for the weekend?

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Weekend in Photos

Oh boyyyy was it hard getting out of bed this morning. Seriously…I severely underestimated how tired I would be with Daylight Savings, and overestimated my willpower to get up after just one snooze. This is all karma for me being the DST cheerleader yesterday. Let’s just say I’ll probably be staying late at work today to make up for some lost time πŸ˜‰

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Friday night, we played Settlers of Catan with two friends. Can’t decide if I’m embarrassed or proud that we played it twice last week!

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Saturday, we drove to Palo Alto for T-Man’s grandpa’s 80th birthday. Here are two of his grandparents’ kitties. πŸ™‚

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Dick’s special dinner was at Chef Chu’s in Los Altos. Suffice it to say, it was an epic meal. Clockwise from top left: Peking Duck & Hoisin sauce on bao, the whole spread (General Tso’s chicken, Mongolian beef, a whole fish, candied prawns…), and the fish! It was fried with a sweet/sticky sauce. And those are its eyeball sockets. No one was brave enough to eat them πŸ˜›

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T-Man and my fortune cookies were EERILY accurate. T-Man is notorious for exaggerating embellishing his stories, and something unusual just happened at my work – there are definitely big changes coming up! We drove home just in time to see Justin Timberlake (and a whole host of other guest stars) on SNL. Always amazing!

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Woke up bright and early on Sunday morning and did some much-needed spring cleaning. My room is like a shoebox, so messes pile up quickly!

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I tried to balance out all that meat from the night before with some clean eats on Sunday. After working up an appetite cleaning, I had breakfast/lunch: black beans mashed with coconut milk, an egg, cheese and sriracha! Then, I went shopping and decided not to buy this dress that made me look like a 9 year old girl. For dinner: roasted broccoli and cauliflower, mixed greens, avocado and cannellini beans……and a beer on the balcony.

Not a bad weekend!

Also, can I just say that I meant to post this about an hour ago, but got distracted by:

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Ancestry.com. My parents made an account a year ago and I seriously just lost myself on that website! I was just interested in finding out all of my ethnic origins, and stuff got waaay complicated. All I know for sure is that only 3 of my 8 great-grandparents were purebreds: one Swede, one Italian, and one Irish. As for the rest of ’em, I may have to just simplify things and call them Anglo-Germanic Czechoslowegians….PLUS, I found out the family of my mom’s dad has been in America since the 1600’s! Fascinating.

Daylight Savings… thumbs up or thumbs down?

Ever tried out Ancestry.com?