Hi, friends! Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? Mine was super low-key, and it was awesome. Sometimes, those are the best kinds of weekends because they leave you energized instead of exhausted. I actually have a lot going on in the coming weeks, so I definitely appreciated the downtime. My fall is going to be absolutely nuts—more on that later!
I spent Friday evening on our sun porch with Mal and Murphy.
We opened a bottle of wine (Mal and me… pugs don’t drink alcohol) and just hung out.
It was a nice, relaxing evening.
The three of us just have fun together!
We all woke up bright and early on Saturday morning.
CrossFit was on the agenda and we totally got our butts kicked by “Black Hawk Down.”
Mal and I were also named “Beasts of the Month” by our CrossFit box!
Woohoo! We were pumped—still are!
After CrossFit, I picked up my computer, which is totally fine. Hooray! It’s almost like nothing ever happened!
I wonder what the computer guys thought of the skull photo on my desktop? Ha! A few months ago, Mal took a picture of the skull and put it on my computer when I was out-of-town (he is so clever), but I haven’t changed it because it just makes me happy. The computer guys probably thought I was so weird.
On my way home from the computer repair shop, I stopped by Whole Foods to grab lunch. I was starving, and I knew we had nothing exciting to eat in the house.
I ate my lunch on the porch with Mal. Meanwhile, the pug went to town on his new Nayla bone.
Once he chews his Naylas into a shiv, we take them away (for our safety) and give him a new one.
We watched the Oregon football game on Saturday afternoon. Mal is a huge fan, so we made sure to properly prepare for the game. (FYI: Mal’s sister went to U of O and a lot of his family lives in Oregon. Mal’s dad also grew up in Medford, Oregon, so we’re fans.)
After the game, Mal and I had planned to have a date night and go out for dinner, but we nixed our plan and stayed in instead. We eventually ventured out to The Yogurt Bar for some froyo.
I knew this place would be trouble. It’s a 5-minute 2-minute drive from our house (we are never moving), so Mal and I go there quite a lot. It’s self-serve and the flavors frequently change. Last week, there was “Salted Caramel” and “Chocolate-Covered Pretzel” and this week there was “Candy Bar Cupcake” and “Chocolate Cinnamon Roll.” Um, yea, this place is incredible.
Mal and I went to bed early on Saturday night and slept late-ish on Sunday morning, so we woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Mal went to Open Gym while I made breakfast (sliced banana sautéed in coconut oil with applesauce, blueberries, and almond butter), blogged, meal planned, went grocery shopping, and then cleaned the house.
At 1:00 PM, Mal and I sat down to watch the Patriots game. As you probably remember, I’m not much of a football fan, but I promised Mal I’d give it a chance this year.
I made it until halftime before I got bored, but I learned a few players’ names, positions, and numbers, so maybe things will get better next week? I’m not giving up yet!
Murphy feels the same way about football that I do.
While watching the game, this commercial totally cracked me up:
Marylou’s Coffee Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a pound of white chocolate chip coffee from Marylou’s! Here’s your winner:
I love pumpkin spice! So glad it’s now fall.
Congrats, Shannon! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize!
Questions of the Day
Do you like football?
What commercial cracks you up? (I also love those AT&T commercials with the little kids!)