Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day...

A little Mamas & the Papas to start our week off? Okidokie.

Aaaand it's Monday again. Why does that always happen?? I've been busy, lately, and this weekend was no exception. That meant that it flew by. Another work week has begun. I figured this was a good time for  a Weekend Recap, which is really more like a Last Week Recap - sorry 'bout it. This is going to be a crazy one. Don't say I didn't warn you. There will be pictures. That makes it better, right?

My mom and I spent most of the day together on Saturday, having a little bit of girl's time, which was sort of in honor of Mother's day, but really not - just because there are things that we like to do together. We started at the gym, then got pedicures, then headed to the mall for lunch and shopping. We sat outside at Coastal Flats (one of my fave restaurants of all time) and drank mango mojitos. They were every bit as glorious as they sound.
Greatest restaurant group ever? Possibly.
Rockin' the Red while she chills out

The wonders of Instagram - I don't look nearly as pale as I am.
Just one problem with our lunch date:

At first glance, these appear to be sweet children playing outside in the sunshine, enjoying a leisurely game of giant chess. What you don't see is the fact that they were using the giant chess pieces to beat the shit out of the other chess pieces while their parents sat at that table with the yellow umbrella, conveniently ignoring them and the ridiculous amount of noise they were making. What. the. hell. Parents - control your children. Yikes.

Anyway. LOFT was having a sale (30% off dresses!) so I was determined to see what they had - ended up getting super lucky and finding my size in a number of cute things! Two sundresses & two work dresses later, I was happy as a clam. Mom had some good luck as well - when does that happen? The shopping stars aligned.

Saturday night was the Caps playing game 7 against That Team from New York - we shall not discuss it. I'm wearing black today at work. I'm in mourning. Good season, boys. Enjoy your golfing.

I've been discovering new snacks lately:

Frozen banana with chocolate Cheerios
Sliced up apple, microwaved with cinnamon
Workouts have been killer lately - in a good way. I was in the mood for HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) one day last week, so I headed to the gym before my abs class with a training session saved on my phone. I ended up getting there a little late, and modified the 30-minute workout into a 20-minute workout. Still a success.

Bam. One lesson learned, though: print out HIIT workouts, don't try to read them off my phone. I lost count of the number of times I almost went flying off the treadmill because I was squinting trying to read the small type or scrolling to see the other numbers while I ran. Whoops. It would have been a lot easier if I just had a paper in front of me to read from! And probably safer, too...

Also went for a trail run one day last week with one of my instructors from the gym - it was so much fun! We went to Burke Lake Park, where they have a trail that goes all the way around the water. Almost five miles later, we were sweaty and exhausted, and considered it a great "first date." So funny! We chatted for most of the run, and learned a lot about each other. I think that's how "making new friends" works when you're this age. Just gotta get out there! We talked about doing the trail again sometime, or just going running together in the neighborhood, because it turns out we live pretty close to each other. I'm excited to have another running buddy!

Killer workouts means getting extra sweaty, which I can't stand (weird, but I really don't like to be sweaty - I'm that girl with the towel constantly wiping down, because I don't like dripping. I also don't like my hair to be touching me - must be up and out of my face and controlled. I don't know how those girls that leave their hair down even do it. They are nuts.) Anyway - this happened:
Not ashamed. It's OK to be jealous, even. Go hard or go home.

Yesterday being Mother's day, C & I spent time with our mamas. We started out the day going to see The Avengers with his family - it was exactly what his mom wanted to do. Not my favorite movie of all time, but pretty good. She like it, so that was good! In the afternoon, we packed up a picnic lunch and went out to the park and hung out in the sunshine for a while. I got a sunburn. Shocking. I think the mamas had a good day - we love and appreciate them so much, and we love living so close and getting to spend so much time with them. I've realized something: everyone gets a mother, not everyone gets a mom. I am so lucky to have a mom and a mother-in-law who are amazing women - so many gigantic footsteps to follow in when the time comes. I can only hope to be half the moms that they both are. They are fantastic role models for me. I know that, down the road, they will be great examples and humongous helps when it comes time for raising our own kids. That said, yesterday at the movies, there was a couple with their son, who was maybe 5 or 6, and he was being a typical rambunctious little boy, and I said to C, "Aren't you glad we don't have kids?!" I am so not ready yet. Ha!

I feel like this post turned out every bit as whack as I thought it would. Welcome to being inside my brain. This is what it's like. Happy (rainy, icky) Monday, y'all!


Doug said...

Where's the giant chess set? I've gotta get a game in. Also, cinnamon apples are delicious, indeed!

Lindsay said...

The chess set is by the Coastal Flats restaurant, which is off of Monument Drive, in the shopping center near the mall. It's awesome! Except for when the children are misbehaving...