Hi, friends! How was the weekend? Ours was good. These days, it feels like the weekends go by in a blur and we’re non-stop busy and never complete everything we plan to do. But then, when I sit down to write it all out in a blog post, it doesn’t actually seem like that much. I guess caring for a tiny tot and dog and doing house stuff certainly fills the time. These two …
Okay, let’s get into the weekend recap.
On Friday afternoon, Brady and I went to HomeGoods — oh how I love that store. We came away with a canvas painting for the dining room and a shower cap. (Don’t have a shower cap? Well, you should. Dave calls it my “bonnet,” and I’ve been wearing one in the shower on non-hair-washing days for years and years and was in need of a new one.) Anywho, that evening, as we do almost every Friday evening, we had take-out sushi, wine and then caught the season finale of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.” Love that show! And for those of you who are wondering, we finished season one of “Stranger Things” and are on to season two — it’s totally not my kind of show, but I’m actually enjoying it now.
On Saturday morning, we were nearly feeling refreshed after two very good 2.5-hour stretches and some change from Brady. And yes, I’m being serious. Compared to other nights, that really wasn’t all that bad. More to come on the sleep updates in a separate Brady post soon, by the way.
Then, I went off to teach my new weekly Saturday morning Bootybarre class in Moraga, just one town over from us in Pleasant Hill. I had two more people than the first class, so it’s growing. Woohoo! After class, I showered up, had my usual lunch and had to stop to take a photo of Little B (that’s what I call him) and me, and as you can see, the rug from his nursery finally arrived — it’s grey and white, which seems to be our current favorite color combo these days.
Later that day, we had a friend come over to help with some surround sound issues we’re having with the new place (there are built-in speakers, we just have to figure out how to use them or decide to scrap them and get a new system, and it’s looking like we need to get an all-new sound system instead), and then we went off and did various house-related chores.
First, we stopped at Peet’s to try the new golden lattes, and they were delicious — full of ginger, honey and a shot of espresso, oh my. I had to wait a long time for our drinks (Dave and Brady were in the car), and for some reason, my drink got missed. I continued to wait very patiently, until they realized the mistake, and then I got a “free drink” card delivered to me along with my drink to make up for the wait. So nice!
And then, with plenty of caffeine in our systems, it was time for our house-related stops. We went to a stove store for gas logs for our fireplace and spent almost 30 minutes there (trying to shop local, and yes there is a stove store in Walnut Creek), back to Home Depot to return some bathroom fixtures and to Crate and Barrel for some fun housewares, using a gift card I got for Christmas from my brother, Matthew, and his fiance, Stephanie — all sorts of fun stuff like that. At Crate and Barrel, I bought this (which Dave picked out), this and this — yay!
If you haven’t clicked away yet, I told you our weekends were going to be super exciting now that we’re homeowners. Well, Crate and Barrel was exciting at least! I could have stayed there forever, but it was nearing 7 p.m., and we figured we needed to get home at that point.
That evening, it was another take-out dinner of oven pizza and salad from Sprouts and TV, because we have a little baby, and we’re cool like that. It’s a glamorous life, people. Real glamorous.
On Sunday, we got another late start, not really getting out of bed until around 9:30 a.m. after another not-so-great night of sleep. Then, we did the morning thing, Dave went for a run, Brady and I went for a walk, we got some laundry and chores done, then had a delicious take-out lunch from Urban Plates. And my salad had the weirdest-looking piece of salmon, but still tasted awesome …
Shortly after we finished up lunch, our friends, Jill and Paul, came over to see the house and meet Brady. They stayed for about an hour-and-a-half hanging out and chatting, and it was so good to catch up with them both. They also brought us a very large red velvet bundt cake, and I will be forever grateful for that, because cream cheese is life — an embarrassing amount of it was consumed later that night …
I also snuck out for a solo trip to Target that evening to get a few things for the house, and then we settled in to watch the Grammy’s and have burgers for dinner. (Did you notice our burger consumption has definitely gone down now that I’m not pregnant any longer? Dave was getting sick of my burger requests and couldn’t say no when I was growing our child in my stomach, but now occasionally suggests something else when I bring up burgers.)
And that was basically the entire weekend! Not the most eventful one, but nonetheless, a good one. Oh, and we tried for a family selfie in front of our bright blue wall outside our house, and here’s what we came up with …
Two out of four ain’t bad! 🙂
My postpartum weekly workouts
As we usually do on Mondays, let’s take a look at how I’ve been moving lately …
At 16 weeks postpartum …
- Monday: 30-minute CXWORX workout at home, 15-minute walk, 12 p.m.
- Tuesday: 40 minutes of BODYPUMP at home, 12 p.m.
- Wednesday: 30 minutes of barre at home, 10 a.m.
- Thursday: 30-minute full-body weights circuit at home, 30-minute walk, 12 p.m.
- Friday: 1-hour walk, 10 a.m.
- Saturday: Taught a 1-hour barre class, 11 a.m.
- Sunday: 30-minute walk, 12 pm.
Rain, rain, go away. All the rain we’ve been having in the Bay Area lately has but a damper on my daily walks, which means I’ve been running short of my daily steps, per my Fitbit too. But I did pick up weights a couple of times at home during the week and do some barre and flexibility, and also took two super-easy active rest days with walks only, so it was a good week in the fitness department.
Hope you have a wonderful start to the week! Can you believe that February starts in just a couple of days? Wow! Time flies! I’ll see you back here soon, my friends!Weekend scenes from the Bay Area and #weeklyworkouts on A Lady Goes West ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What was the best part about the month of January for you?
Have you ever been to a HomeGoods? Thoughts?