As I mentioned in my Coffee Date post, last week was pretty rough. So, come Friday night, I was ready to not cook dinner. Beer Geek and I had a gift certificate to a local restaurant and a few restaurants had extended DC Restaurant week, so we headed out for a decadent meal. Because I’m trying to cut dairy out of my life, I had an amazing Tuna Tartare instead of our usual cheese selection to start. I followed this up with some incredible scallops and sorbet for dessert. Sadly, I have no pictures to share with you as I felt awkward taking picture.
Saturday was a quiet day for the most part. I think I did 5 or 6 loads of laundry. Apparently when I get stressed, my usual less than amazing housekeeping skills get even worse. I did manage to get out for a short run in a new pair of Altra One 2.5s, but my stomach made me cut it short. Apparently the stress we’ve been under is not treating my tummy nicely.
Late on Saturday, we headed out to a local Irish pub for a friend’s 40th birthday. It was a good mile and a half from our house and we walked, so I actually managed to get 24,000 steps in by going up and down the stairs doing laundry and cleaning, running 3 miles, and walking 3+. Woot!
Sunday didn’t quite go as planned, so I ended up jumping on my exercise bike for 20 minutes instead of running. Then I drove out to Old Ox Brewery to meet Beer Geek who biked there. They had a food truck so I had a super yummy brisket and sausage platter for lunch. Then I drove home. Yeah, I did almost no exercise and my husband biked 50 miles. I really need to get my act together or I’ll be walking RNR DC!
I did watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night, but I’ll be the first to admit I only watched it for the ads LOL. I totally loved the Doritos one and the Heinz ad.
But the Mt. Dew puppymonkeybaby ad brought flashbacks to college when I drank way too much Mt.Dew while studying and had crazy dreams when I finally fell asleep. (You can thank me for not including that one here.
Thank you for all of your kind words about Ella. She made it through the weekend, thanks to steroids and a pain killer. She acted more like herself than she had all week.
I’ll be taking her in this week to get another steroid shot and find out our “long term” plan. Sadly, I don’t know if long term is going to mean a few days or weeks or months. For now we are just giving her a lot of love and feeding her Baby Cat out of fine china (since I’ve never used these mini bowls in 20+ years of marriage and I don’t actually know what else I’m supposed to use them for…)
I’m linking up with HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap again this week. Maybe one of these days my wrap up will include an actual double digit run…