This past weekend was an extended one for me. Being a federal employee I get to reap the benefits off all of the federal holidays. It all started Friday afternoon. I went to lunch with some coworkers to blow off a little steam, and ended up taking more time than I had planned on. But, what can I say, it was a good time!
Saturday our little sweet pea had us up at 6:30 am. Instead of sitting around complaining about how exhausted I was, I decided to take full advantage. I got the laundry sorted and started while daddy got a head start on his homework. I have to say the early start helped us a great deal. After lunch we headed out to Wegman's to pick up a few things. I stocked up on the items I needed to make this burger. More on that below...
We spent Saturday evening at a neighbor's house watching the Steelers play Baltimore. I brought my little pea home around 7:30 for bedtime, and after that it was a quiet evening in for mommy, while daddy continued to party and watch football at the neighbor's.
Sunday was grocery shopping day. I had to do this trip by myself since daddy had a little too good of a time Saturday night at our neighbor's house. But, I'm not complaining. I find I have more sucessful shopping trips when I go alone. I could browse the products and produce for hours, and the rest of my family is just not into that sort of thing. For dinner that night was a fantastic lasagna, which I made half with the traditional filling for my husband and half with chicken sausage and chopped spinach for myself. I have been making it for years the same way and I am just now realizing I can substitute healthy ingredients for my taste and keep the same things my husband likes. It was a hit!
Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day which meant a day off work, and my hubby ended up calling into work sick as well. I think he needed another day to recover. It was a great day off together though, we had a lot of fun! We went out and about and did some shopping. I made the stuffed Portabello burger for lunch, and oh my, it was delicious! I have never made anything like that before but it was super easy! I'm so happy I have another mushroom cap in the package because I totally plan on making it again. I must say that most of my food choices were good ones this weekend, and I feel better than I have in a long time! I figure that there are a lot of things in my life that I may not be able to control, but my diet is not one of them! I may not always find time to squeeze in a workout or get a manicure, but good food choices are always an option.
Today is really uneventful. We got about an inch of snow topped with freezing rain overnight, so my work was delayed 2 hours. Let me just say I used to enjoy the 2 hour delay for work, but not so much anymore. Not with a 10 month old who doesn't sleep in and gets in to EVERYTHING. Let's just say by the time I did make it to work this morning, I was already exhausted from a morning of play :)
Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!