Monday, October 20, 2014

TWTW - it was a good one

1. Last week was another butt kicker. Friday night I pulled flowers up in the dark (hence no photo), went hard on processed food with Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, watched the horrible Hangover 3, and was in bed by 8:30 reading. Hell yes. I got nine hours of solid sleep and it was amazing.
2. Saturday morning: spruced up the joint with new flowers, washed/prepped/stored this week's produce, and made spinach/green onion/cheese egg muffins for the week. Lunches are PB&J on whole wheat and veggies. Dinners from the freezer: honey soy chicken with sweet potatoes and steamed veggies and blackened salmon with steamed veggies and rice.
3. I checked out the Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market. So hilarious to see a "hayride" in Center City - basically you are riding on hay for less than a block, then you're just jammed in a wagon on a city street.
4. A nice long lunch with my knottie girls at El Vez. I had the blood orange margaritas and the sea bass tacos. We shared guacamole and salsa. It was a lovely afternoon.
5. After dropping caramel apples from the Harvest Fest at home, I hit Homegoods for a new coat for Mae and got a massage at Hand & Stone. I signed up for a monthly package - an investment in wellness I've been meaning to make for a long time. I was rewarded with amazing skies on the way home.
Relaxation happened here
6. MFD brought home a bunch of Polish goodies from an appointment, and he made pierogies for dinner. He also got water in my dishwashing gloves, so I dried them out by making them give the finger. He wasn't feeling well so we spent the rest of the night lounging and watching an SVU marathon and the Notre Dame game.
7. Up and at 'em Sunday morning, washing sheets and doing work work. Then I headed out to do yard work. Hiss. I winterized the flower beds aside from mulching...I'm still considering planting spring bulbs. I also cleaned up the back yard, packed up cushions, picked up dog poop, and all that really fun stuff. MFD brought me my favorite bagel from Wawa, a greasy fat ass pepperoni and provolone.
What I got rid of this week from the yard / I don't think those women would eat this sandwich
8. Sunday dinner: my riff on Cooking Light's shrimp and corn chowder (I changed it up and will be sharing the recipe), salad, crusty french bread with butter. It was perfect for the first chilly fall day.
9. Sunday dogs: Sleepy Geege. Me and Gus - one of us slept all day and one of us busted their ass in the yard. Guess who is who? Hazel guarding her bone with her life even as she snoozes.
10. Sunday dessert. Thank God fall is sweater season. Hashtag YOLO. This was accompanied with a side of the movie Delivery Man, some magazines, a book, and DVR'd stuff including How to Get Away With Murder.

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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup called Picture Practice with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through December. Share on your blog, or if you don't blog on Twitter or Instagram every Monday with the hashtag #PicturePractice. This is my photo for the prompt out the window. It's Philly on the way in on the train.
Happy happy birthday to my aunts and uncle, the triplets today - Lori, Dawn & David. I'm excited to hang out with Lori, one of my favorite people ever, this coming weekend to celebrate!
This was a really good weekend here at our house. I hope yours was too! What was your favorite thing you did?
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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

40 comments:

  1. Wow! You had a crazy productive weekend. I had planned to be productive, but only crossed of a couple of things on my to do list. Oh, well.

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  2. It was a good one; very productive! We did yard work too, and a trip to Costco. Homemade pizza, wine, and tollhouse cookies for us. Have a great week. :-)

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  3. Getting to bed at 8:30 with a good book is the best kinda Friday. Is it just me or do I really just need Friday night to be a recovery night from the week? You got a lot done and the pierogies look amazing. Yard work will be next weekend for me and I am dreading it, because I know once I finish it will be covered again in a week. Boo. The massage sounds heavenly. Glad it was a good weekend!

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  4. Your weekend was hella busy!! But that french bread pizza looks so freaking good that now it's all I can think about...at 7AM...! The husband had the horrible hangover 3 on the TV on Friday night too. ugh.

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  5. Ooooooh, you had a busy busy weekend. Stoufer's French bread pizza for the win, that shit and all its' processed goodness is freaking delicious. I love that you still talk and hangout with Knottie friends some 4 years after your wedding. I just deleted the one of two I still talk to on FB. I couldn't deal with the uneducated Ebola hysteria. Womp womp. Love how MFD got all the Polish goodies. Happy Monday! <3

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  6. No shame at all in going to bed early on a Friday! I did so last weekend and it was so amazing I continued the trend on Saturday too!

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  7. So confession...I've never eaten a caramel apple. I've had sliced apple dipped in caramel but never a caramel apple.

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  8. I love vegging/lounging weekends. Also, did you make your crusty french bread or did you buy it? I'm on the lookout for a good recipe!

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  9. you had an awesome weekend! mine was not nearly as exciting, hehe

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  10. What a perfect weekend!! I have to say monthly massages sound heavenly and like you said they are an investment in your wellness!! I'm so impressed with your meal planning lunches for the week - I can do about two days out but any more than that and I get lost LOL!! Hope you have a great Monday!

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  11. I had a French Bread Pizza for dinner last night, sometimes I crave em' and nothing of better quality will do, lol. I am jealous of the massage, I should look into getting them more regularly than just while on vacation!

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  12. Your weekend sounds so nice (especially the massage...). I wish fall would arrive in Texas but I could have worn shorts yesterday and highs are in the 80s today! This pepperoni and provolone bagel sounds like the stuff dreams are made of. This Wawa store sounds awesome.

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  13. So jealous that you went to the Reading Terminal. Love love that place. Oh how I love Olde City Coffee and the cookie place. I miss Philly!!

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  14. Wow looks like such a fun yet relaxing weekend. I need to a spa day so badly and 9 hours of sleep would be fantastic anytime soon! Lots of yummy food and the Harvest festival looks so fun.

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  15. I know it's monday morning but now I'm craving a blood orange maragrita. Fantastic weekend!

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  16. Crusty french bread with butter is probably one of my all-time favourite foods. That carmel apple looks delicious! I'm behind on How To Get Away With Murder but it's definitely my favourite new show this season!

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  17. We're watching "How to get away with murder" too! I like it.

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  18. I almost got a good night's sleep last night but then Scott fell out of bed at 3:00 in the morning and there went that.

    What part of the weekend wasn't spent doing cheer stuff was spent on the couch watching The Blacklist. I'm officially obsessed with that show. We did take a trip to the bookstore and I got some magazines to accompany the 90 books on my nightstand. And got frozen yogurt. So a good weekend. Not productive at all. But good.

    The Hangover 3 was so bad it made me angry.

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  19. I want that apple now and yesterday's entire dinner. Happy 45 to D,L,D. 45 years ago it was 80 degrees on 10-20!
    A good, solid sleep is so darned important. LOL on the hayride in the city! I have a perfect picture practice picture I will instagram soon. Enjoy this lovely, sunny, fall day!
    Love, YOUR Momma

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  20. Great weekend so much stuff making for fabulous pictures. Thank you for the birthday shout out. I was intrigued why my name was highlighted so clicked on it and yay the birthday blog you wrote about me. So nice to read it again. Word the best gift ever! Loves & can't wait to see you this weekend.

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  21. Hilarious about the hay ride right there in on the congested streets of center city/chinatown. El Vez is probably my favorite restaurant in Philly. I love the guac and fish tacos. Great view of the city from the train!

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  22. Gimme that caramel apple now...I need to find a festival around here just to eat one of these. And I was so pulling for ND on Saturday....boo to the Noles....I was so mad at the end of the game, but it was a good one. Glad you got to relax and spend time with friends. Hope MFD is feeling better.

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  23. Give me that pepperoni provolone bagel... omg... reminds me of this pepperoni loaf my Dad used to get from a Polish bakery when we were kids. We put butter on it... lol, fat city but so good! looks like a great weekend!

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  24. Pierogies? and Caramel Apples? Perfect weekend in my book!

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  25. It was a good weekend! I saw Gone Girl with my sister-in-law and cousin, defying my usual Friday night instinct to de-pant and curl up on the sofa with reading material. I tried to see Ben Affleck's "little Ben" and failed. It was a quick shot. I managed to get some blog posts planned out for my blog. Then there was a vet visit, visit with Mom, shopping, and a crockpotted pork loin to round out the weekend!

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  26. I really need a blood orange rita right about now! Fantastic weekend!

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  27. I do a monthly package at Massage Envy- it is 100% worth the investment. And I like that if I miss a month, they roll over to the next.

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  28. Pierogies!!!!!!!!!!!! The one thing that PA needs to share with the rest of the country. My great aunt made the BEST homemade ones on the entire planet, and my mom continues to make her recipe every year for Christmas. One day, I might decide to spend the whole day making them just to eat those suckers up. I miss them!

    That pepperoni and provolone bagel sounds fabulous! Mmmmmmm. Screw yard work and poop doody though. See what I did there....

    The dogs are adorbs as always!

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  29. I can't tell you how much we love piergori. My grandmother was Russian and spoke the Russian/Polish words with the old world accent. As long as they don't have onions IN them. I can't deal with that.

    I gave in and scheduled a massage for next week. Glad you invested in one too!

    Watching The Affair tonight! Was it amazing?

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  30. So much good food!

    I eat that French Bread pizza a lot for lunch.

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  31. Blood orange margaritas sound AMAZING!!!!
    I'm on a huuuuge soup and bread kick right now. Target has these "take and bake" baguettes that are already cooked, but, you put them in the oven for like 10 minutes just to crisp them up. Dip those in some Panera broccoli cheddar (also at Target!) and I'm in HEAVEN!

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  32. You had me at massage, guacamole, pierogies and How to Get Away with Murder! Sounds like a great weekend!

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    1. It was fabulous Nancy! I'm ready to do it again.

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  33. The bagel looks good!! I'm enjoying How to Get Away with Murder but I'm not sure I'm as hooked by it as I was Scandal. Sunday was the our first real stay at home/errand weekend day since we moved. P made butternut squash lasagna and it was amazing! I was pretending it was fall this weekend by eating fall type foods :)

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  34. I wish I could find fresh cut flowers here, there are so many little things I miss about living in a big city.

    I love this investment in wellness!!

    I like the picture from the train, city skylines make me so happy!

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  35. that last picture of the apple looks so yummy... i have never eaten an apple on a stick though, meaning i've never eaten an apple with stuff on it. does that make sense? probably not. that bagel looks deelish and nothing better than a good nights sleep!

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  36. Those are some fine looking bitches you hung out with!

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  37. I always think it's funny when cities (usually on both coasts in the south) try to get in on the fall action and it's just some hay and placed pumpkins in a parking lot, then they call it a pumpkin patch. That wagon ride sounds AWESOME. Haha! I made a caramel apple this weekend, but I think it was more caramel and toppings and less apple. Oops! I have HTGAWM on my TiVo but haven't watched one episode yet. I've heard good things.

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  38. Haha that hayride made me laugh. And El Vez is the best - I haven't been there since my bachelorette party in February and I'm dying to go back.

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