The Weekend Roundup

I’m not sure what was in the air this weekend, but I actually was ready for this work week to begin! On Saturday I found myself wishing the next day was Monday so I could start my last full work week before Christmas. WHO AM I? My weekend was fun, but productive. I love starting the week with all the little things being done!

Friday I went grocery shopping for the first time in a month (THANK GOD). Finally I have a stocked pantry and refrigerator  and it is a relief to have food to cook my own meals again, although I’m sure I’ll quickly start missing the daily weekly Chipotle run ;)

After work my roommate and I went to the gym to kick the weekend off on the right foot. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical reading and doing an interval workout and the minutes FLEW by! After showering and getting ready, Tom, Jay and I made our way to my friend Jackie’s apartment for a little drinking games to celebrate her birthday.

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After a few rounds of flip cup and beer pong we made our way to Tavern In The Square, a restaurant by day and bar by night, for a little drinking and a lot of dancing :) Happy birthday Jackie!!

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I had a great time, but I knew it was time for me to head home around 12:30. I remembered that I had neglected to eat dinner (unless carrots and hummus count?) which is why I was feeling a little dizzy and things were getting a little blurry ;) I took a cab back to my apartment, but not before ordering $20 worth of Chinese food to be delivered.

Winning.

Saturday was extremely low key, and I loved it. I grabbed breakfast with Tom and then spent the day catching up on some work while watching Season 2 of Alias – I’m addicted. I actually feel ahead of the curve for work, which only makes sense as I’m about to go on a vacation in a week and a half. Catching up to get behind –> story of my life.

I spent a good portion of my evening FaceTiming and catching up with my mom, dad, and this little munchkin!

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ISN’T HE THE CUTEST!?!?!

Sunday morning I was up early as I went to bed at 10:30 the night before, so I decided to go to church. I haven’t been to church in a long time, and I really think it’s time I start making it a priority on Sunday’s. The original mass I wanted to go to was for a non-denomination/Protestant church but it didn’t start until 10:30 and I knew I had some errands to run. I decided to go to the Catholic church down the road who had mass every Sunday at 9:30.

I have never gone to mass at a Catholic church, ever.

I’m Methodist/Lutheran so I’ve only been to Protestant churches growing up. Let me tell you, I was quite lost in the Catholic church service. I didn’t kneel before going into the pew, and had no idea how to do the communion. I think I was supposed to bring the wine to the front because I was nearest to it, but obviously I had no idea. I got quite a few strange looks. I left during the communion not out of disrespect, but just because I felt so incredibly out of place that I didn’t want to do anything to insult anyone! I think that may be my first and last time going to a Catholic mass without any backup (aka my Catholic roommates).

PSA: A large majority of my friends are Catholic – I love Catholics, just not so much the church mass.

I felt as thought I didn’t really find what I was looking for in the Catholic service, so I decided to go to the 10:30 mass at the Protestant church anyways, and I’m so glad I did. The casual nature of the service reminded me of my church back home in Florida, and it felt like a place where I could really connect with God – because isn’t that what church is all about? I’m looking forward to going home for the Christmas Eve service to sing all of my favorite songs :)

After church I went to Target to return a few things and then came back to my apartment to get dressed for the Steelers game. Kayla, Jackie, and I went back to Tavern In The Square for their awesome brunch. Every Sunday they offer a HUGE brunch buffet from 10:00 to 2:30 filled with eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon, biscuits and gravy — and that’s just the breakfast section of the buffet. There’s also a lunch area with salmon, chicken pasta, mac and cheese, pork, ham, rice with a gravy sauce along with a salad bar, fruit bar, and an ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR. All you can eat. From 10 to 2:30.

YES.

I’ve been doing pretty well with losing weight recently, so I didn’t want to stuff my face (although it would have been so easy to). I started off with a plate of salad and a fruit bowl before giving in and trying a little bit of everything:

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Eggs benedict, bacon, french toast, caesar salad, chicken penne, and a bowl of fruit!

The Steelers game started at 1:00 so we got there just in time to take part in the buffet and watch the first half of the game. I even had a beer in honor of football Sunday (how could you not??).

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This afternoon I finally CLEANED MY ROOM (about time) and did 4 loads of laundry. I love productive weekends, there’s nothing like feeling ready for the week to start without a list of 124321 things to do. Plus, each week that passes is one week closer to Christmas vacation – wooo! I spent the rest of Sunday night laying in bed watching FRIENDS and reading The Last Man by Vince Flynn.

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Today I’m on the road most of the day, but I’m hoping to get enough work done to get in a kick ass workout later today. I weigh in tomorrow for WW and I want to definitely keep this weight off! See y’all later!

Real talk – What did you do this weekend? Do you prefer productive or relaxing weekends? 

Comments

  1. says

    Your dog is adorable! That brunch sounds amazing. I’ve been trying to find a good brunch like that down here in Orlando, but have yet to find it. I usually prefer relaxing weekends with a little productivity, and can’t wait for next weekend to seriously relax. It’s going to be a long week!

    • says

      The brunch was so great! I went to NYC about a month ago and there were so many great brunch places, I was determined to find one in the Boston area! And I feel ya on this week – I feel like it should be Friday already!

    • says

      It was SO good, but the next morning I could not stand the smell of it haha when do you come home to MA?? I wanna try to get together before I leave for Florida!

  2. says

    Tavern in the square? Ice cream sundae bar? Brunch? I know where I’m going to eat when I get home :) I’m glad you had a great weekend. I love facetiming parents… mine always seem to get really confused as to how it work haha

    • says

      You have to go test it out! It’s so good, and it’s so convenient with the football games on. I can eat breakfast and lunch all while watching football!

  3. says

    Nice weekend!! I love productive! I feel like having a bf ruins my productivity though, I end up lounging around! When I’m at home on the weekends (which is basically never) I am up at 8am (curse/blessing) have breakfast, do laundry, clean, run, yoga, and then go wake my bf up at his house and my weekend gets lazy :) Oye. Congrats on the weight loss and not going over board at the buffet!! I steer clear of those ha!

    • says

      When I was with my boyfriend in Tallahassee we would spend the weekends doing NOTHING. Sunday night I would always look at him and go “where did the weekend go!?” haha

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