Monday, April 6, 2015

TWTW - the one with the Easter Bunny

Friday my office closed at 12:30. It was a joyous occasion. I celebrated by going to the hell that is Produce Junction on Good Friday and the gym. I made a quick dinner of baked salmon and salad, then hit Target. I couldn't resist the Buddha of course, but the reason I went was for this Bose wireless speaker. It's awesome.
Saturday Gus got me up at an unacceptable hour. I pissed the morning away shopping online and obsessively building my Spotify library. I just started using it Saturday and love it. The dogs also got gifts from Chewy.com - more to come on that.
Saturday afternoon I went to Fritz's Bakery and the fake Dollar Store (Family Dollar) before having Easter lunch with my grandparents and parents.
I didn't feel like cooking so we went to Sakura for hibachi after I subjected everyone to a family photo.
Saturday night we both did some work and I made some food for Easter. This photo of the dogs has nothing to do with either.
Sunday morning we slept in and ate a shit ton of sugar.
MFD went off to Mass and I laid my clothes out for the week and cleaned my makeup brushes.
I did no food prep this weekend aside from power breakfast muffins to freeze. If I'm hosting dinner and my fridge is full for that, I will typically use something from the freezer or do food prep on Monday night. This week's breakfasts are breakfast burritos from the freezer. Lunch is provided for me Monday and tonight I'll make my lunches for the rest of the week - baked chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli. Dinner is Easter leftovers and zucchini noodles with ground turkey and red sauce.
We took a long family walk and enjoyed the beautiful Easter weather.
Sunday afternoon Stephen, Aubrey, and Debbie joined us for dinner. On the menu: ham, double cheese scalloped potatoes (recipe coming soon), mashed sweet potatoes, steamed green beans, corn, steamed asparagus, deviled eggs, pickles, rolls.  Dessert was a trifle made by my Mom, cheesecake, and brownies from Fritz's. After dinner and dessert, MFD was the first to fall prey to the food coma. Stephen was close behind. The women remained at the table chit chatting. We made Peters wear her cataract glasses in our ladies shot. It was a good day! Lots of stuff coming up to be excited about.
Other weekend things:
-I finished my 40/40! I worked out for 40 minutes a day 45 out of 46 days. I feel good, I'm down about a size and a half, and I'm happy so I'm going to continue five days a week.
-Eva the Diva turned one on Sunday! I can't believe it's been a year since she exploded on the scene. I can't wait to celebrate her on Saturday at her Wonder Woman party!

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Work has been really busy and I slowed my shit right down this weekend. It felt good.

What about you?

ATTENTION SHOW US YOUR BOOKS PEOPLE! I made a mistake a few weeks ago and announced tomorrow, April 7, as the link up day. The link up is actually Tuesday, April 14. It's always the second Tuesday of the month. Sorry! I hope to see a lot of you linking up next Tuesday.
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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending
















42 comments:

  1. Dang girl - 45 out of 46 days? That's awesome!! Glad you had a great weekend with family and friends :) Here's to a great week ahead!

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  2. Looks like a great weekend. lots of family time, the pups look adorable and food comas. Perfection.

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  3. Way to go on your 40/40 challenge!!!!! That's fantastic news!! I can't get over your domestic-ness. If your muffin tins match when missing a muffin!!!

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  4. Looks like a fun Easter! Great job on the 40/40!

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  5. "the fake dollar store" YES! I swear, I'm always tricked (I mean I KNOW it's not a dollar store...but still!) I used to be queen Dollar General because it really was cheaper than anywhere else--but now it's not. You have to really know the general price of things in order to snag a good deal there because otherwise most of their stuff is marked higher!!

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  6. Girl you were so productive!!! I love that you laid out your clothes for the week - that is so smart and I really need to start doing it!! Love that you were able to spend some quality time with your grandparents - that picture of you and your grandfather is just too sweet!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  7. I love Spotify! Looks like you had a really productive weekend! I really should start laying my clothes out for the week. It would make life so much easier.

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  8. Looks like many good things were had over the weekend, looks wonderful. :) Congrats on your challenge, that's GREAT news, you should be proud of yourself!! :)

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  9. Love all the pictures!!!! I have stolen some for my own collection and uploaded onto Snapfish. So proud of you on the exercise. You have always eaten a lot of fruits and vegetables. Interested in the double cheese scalloped potato recipe. Glad to see our Debbie out and about!!!
    Spring weather today!! Enjoy! Wish I could beam myself to the city at lunch for a walk with you.
    Love, Your MOMMA

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  10. I was also up at unacceptable hours this weekend. Far too much socializing and far too little sleep for my liking. But lots of tasty food, so I guess that makes it worth it. :P The food coma picture is too funny!

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  11. Well at least my Show Us Your Books post is ready for next Tuesday and I don't have to worry about it! ;-)

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  12. CONGRATS on finishing 40 in 40! That's insane.

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  13. You worked out 45/46 days that is so amazing! Way to go! I too set up my outfits for the week on Sunday. I find it that it makes the mornings easier. Happy Monday.

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  14. Great weekend! You were so productive! That last pic is hilarious

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  15. I love that you are using Spotify now. It makes me happy.

    Congrats on dropping the pants size (and a half). I figure I'll get there one day.

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  16. You got so much done this weekend. I don't see turkey on the menu...how did the guys pass out so quickly? J/k probably just from the amount of food. Sounds like a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  17. Looks like such a productive weekend! I wish mine had been but we spent so much time with family and not even at the house that basically I have ALL THE THINGS to do today! Also what makeup brush cleaner do you use? Do you like it? I am in the market for a new one!

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  18. Oh good, I am glad it is next week! That gives me time to finish my current book!!!

    I love the picture of Mae walking with her tongue out!! Hehe!!! Looks like you had a great weekend with lots of great candy and food! Kudos to you on completing the 40/40 workouts!! You did awesome!!! Dropping a size and a half?! I need to do that! I work out five days a week, I find it is what works best for me with my schedule. Have a great week!

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  19. you killed it on working out. so awesome. I LOVE spotify. it's the best.

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  20. I thought the book link up was the 14th, but then I remember reading on your blog that it was the 7th, I'm so glad because now it means I CAN ADD MORE BOOKS mwahahahaa.
    anyway. congrats on being a badass and completing your 40/40, seriously that's amazing. spotify, online shopping and sugar? sounds like my kind of weekend.

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  21. Congrats on sticking with the workout regimen!! That is awesome that you are seeing a difference...I can definitely see it in your face!! And I need to learn more about Spotify...seems like a bunch of people are using it these days.

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  22. Looks like you had a great Easter weekend.
    Congrats on finishing your 40/40 - that's really awesome and also congrats on being down a size and a half! You did great!

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  23. What an amazing weekend!! Congrats on the 40/40 and being down a size, woot woot!!

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  24. I am def going to check out that Bose thing. I have a Bose indoors but need something for my deck since ex-douchebag took the outdoor system. I need hibachi, this is the second post I have seen it in... its a sign.

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  25. haha fake dollar store? love that line! congrats on the 40/40!!!

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  26. That wireless speaker looks niiiiice. Is it battery powered or do you still have to plug it in? We have a wireless speaker for our TV sound system but they have to be plugged in and have wires to a transmitter, so that defeats the purpose. But we got this system like 6 years ago, so it's an antique.

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  27. lol, i love the food coma picture at the bottom, that's awesome. Sounds like a fun weekend!!! I love tasty dinner party leftovers for lunches. Always a treat for me!

    And I also love the photo of the dogs for no reason :) My cup of tea.

    Love these recaps!

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  28. Awesome job on your 40/40! My makeup brushes mock me every day and cry out for cleanliness. Alas, laziness wins every. time.

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  29. Great weekend! I have been comparing all the speakers but I don't want to pay the price... even though I know it's necessary. I'm excited to hear how they work.

    As always, the breakfast muffins look good and hats off to laying out your clothes for the whole WEEK.

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  30. Looks like a wonderful holiday weekend, and all that food looks amazing! Love the sugar overload, but boooo to Gus waking you up at an unacceptable hour :-P

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  31. Yum, I'd take some hibachi. Love it. And cream eggs!

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  32. Sounds like a great weekend! I ate a gross amount of candy this weekend too. There was just so much of it out!

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  33. Love that picture of you and your Grandpa. You're so lucky to have them in your life. <3 LOVE creme eggs. So happy Easter's over though...Cadbury season has come to an end. Have a great week!

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  34. Looks like you had a great weekend! Loved all the pictures :)

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  35. Congrats on working out so much last month. That is awesome! I've decided to start going to the gym before work and hoping it will get me there more since I'm too tired at night! If only food didn't make you gain weight!! Oh and age sure doesn't help either! Haha

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  36. Great weekend. Im still so impressed that you lay out everything for the week. I really must do that! The pic of you and your grandad - frame it!

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  37. You know what was wrong with my weekend? I did NOT eat a shit ton of sugar, and I'm wanting some Easter candy. I think I'll buy some today while it's discounted and make up for it. We did the whole family dog walk this week too. It must've been the week for it. Glad you cleared that up about the book link up. I had it on today's to-do list.

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  38. write more about your 40/40 goal!!! i want details woman because you know, ahole bros want to hear about that shizz.

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  39. That is awesome you have gotten into an exercise routine and you are feeling good!!! Is MFD feeding green beans to the dogs? Sounds like you had a great weekend and your dinner sounds wonderful! You had me with cheese+potatoes :) I'm so sorry I didn't realize about the link up, I just put it on the calendar and didn't pay any attention. I added a little note on the post so people know I'm early :)

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  40. Thanks for the reminder that I need to clean my makeup brushes! :)

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  41. I washed mine on Saturday morning! I take great joy in cleaning them, if only I had that much pride in the rest of my possessions. You had another busy, but fun filled holiday weekend. I don't know why I'm surprised, but I laughed that you lay out your clothes for the week ahead of time! <3

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