Hi, friends! Happy Monday Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Here’s a recap of mine—it was both fun and active and super duper lazy. I guess that’s balanced, right?
The sangria at Bay Pointe is phenomenal and served in super-sized glasses. I was definitely buzzed, ok, drunk after drinking a couple of them!
For dinner, Mal and I shared an order of bacon-wrapped scallops and buffalo chicken spring rolls—both were delish!
Kerrie and me!
(We couldn’t decide whether to do the arm pop or not! Haha!)
Surprisingly, I didn’t wake up with a hangover on Saturday morning. I guess I drank enough water throughout the evening to prevent one—thank God! I do not do well with hangovers. At 23, I could drink 10 beers and go for a 5-mile run the next morning. At 33, a couple of large glasses of sangria would (typically) put me on my ass, and I’d be useless for the rest of the day, so I felt like I dodged a bullet by miraculously avoiding a hangover. Anyway, I headed to KFIT on Saturday morning for a workout.
After KFIT, I had a serious craving for Marylou’s iced coffee, so I quickly stopped at home and grabbed Murphy for the ride because I know how much he loves it.
Murphy got his Milk Bone and I got my iced white chocolate chip, so it was a successful trip to Marylou’s!
Once I had my iced coffee, I headed home, took a quick shower, and then headed out to run a few errands, which included a trip to Target. While there, I bought some OxiClean, which I heard works wonders on stinky gym clothes. I have a few Lululemon sports bras that smell pretty gross, but I just can’t part with because I love them so much, so I gave the OxiClean a try. I soaked my sports bras (and some other questionable workout gear) in the washer with a scoop of OxiClean for about 20-30 minutes and then washed them normally. It worked like a charm! The stink is GONE!!
On Saturday night, Mal and I invited some friends over to our house. We had drinks and snacks.
And games! My goodness, Card Against Humanity was fun! We were all laughing so hard!
Murphy, however, was shocked by the game and what we were laughing about.
(I’m pretty sure the pug thinks we’re all horrible people now.)
While playing Cards Against Humanity, our friend Ryan (aka “Dools”) arrived with homemade fajitas from his mom, so we took a little intermission to eat them. Thanks, Mama Dools!
A little while later, we headed outside to fire up our, um, fire pit.
S’mores? Ooooh, yes!
I finally got my peanut butter cup s’more, and it was a-mazing!
Murphy was not a fan of the fire and stayed far away from it. Too hot for pugs!
On Saturday night, Mal made plans with some of the guys to go to TCP Boston to watch the Deutsche Bank Championship, so he woke up bright and early to join them. I stayed in bed and cuddled with Murphy.
Eventually, I started my day. My plan was to run some errands and then call my sister to see what her and Matthew were up to later that afternoon. I grabbed my car keys, went outside, and then realized Mal had parked me in. (He and his buddies carpooled in someone else’s car to the Deutsche Bank Championship, so Mal’s car was parked directly behind mine in our driveway.) Crap. I texted Mal to see if maybe he left his car keys at home, but, unfortunately, he did not. Whomp whomp. I was stranded at home for the day.
I ended up cleaning the house, doing laundry, and watching 8 hours of TV. Eight hours! That’s insane! Shows I watched: City Girl Dairies (I <3 New York), Extreme Cougar Wives (equally fascinating and disturbing), and Princesses Long Island (eh… I found this show kind of stressful).
After all of that laziness on Sunday, I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and totally ready to carpe diem on Monday. Unfortunately, I killed my computer and spent hours and hours dealing with that, but then I finally got my day going.
Monday afternoon, Mal and I hit up the Derby Street Shoppes for some shopping. He got some back-to-school clothes, and I bought the black jeans from J.Crew that Ali suggested when she helped me update my wardrobe. I love them and see myself wearing them all the time his fall and winter—with flats and boots!
All in all, I had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!
Question of the Day
How was your Labor Day weekend? What’d you do?