Monday, March 16, 2015

Hockey bookends

Well hellloooooo there. Happy Monday! How are things looking in your neck of the woods? It was still pretty chilly when I left the house this morning (34, I think), but they are saying it could wind up in the low 70s this afternoon!! We are soooo close to Spring, I can almost taste it. I did spend a good part of yesterday with the back door open while I cleaned and lounged, which is always nice, but it was super windy yesterday and my wind chimes were clanging like crazy. I am ready for the long days of nice weather!

This weekend started and ended with Capitals games, with all kinds of things packed in between. The home team ended up with a win and a loss, so that's not so bad, I suppose. A nice set of hockey bookends for the weekend!

Friday night, we headed into DC with our friends, Stephanie and Chris, to catch a Caps game in person! This was only the second game of the season that we've been to in person, and it is always so much fun to be in the arena. We started with a quick dinner at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, where we braved the wind and opted to eat al fresco. Might not have been our smartest decision, but it was where there was a table open, and we all had jackets... so we made the most of it and kicked off outdoor-eating weather! (PS - I had the Guacamole burger, with guac, cheddar, and pico de gallo, and loved every bite. Highly recommend!)

Hockey games are always way more fun in person than they are on TV, and I love the atmosphere of being at a game live. Unfortunately, the Caps couldn't get us a win this time around... but we still had a great time with friends and enjoyed our night in the city.

On Saturday morning, Stephanie and I went over to a local event that was going on: the Weecycled Children's Consignment sale! We had no idea what to expect when we got there, but it turned out to be really well organized, and the prices were pretty good, too. I told myself that I was just going along as moral support, but once I got inside and saw all the tiny baby girl clothes... I couldn't help myself! I have so far avoided buying anything clothing-wise for our niece (due next month!), but the dam finally broke. Once I gave in, it was really hard to stop!

I texted my sister-in-law to find out what items they actually still need for Baby Girl, and tried to limit myself to only those categories. All those tiny ruffles and adorable dresses are so tempting, though!

Yes, that is a tiny onesie that says "I love my auntie" - !!!!
After several hours of shopping, I stopped at home to grab C, and we headed to Wegmans for lunch and grocery shopping. We are really exciting, aren't we? In case you've never been to Wegmans (I'm sad for you!), they have a huge prepared foods / hot & cold bar area, and you can get all different types of cuisine. We each piled up a container with the foods of our choice and enjoyed a little lunch date in their upper dining room. It was a good rainy afternoon activity!

Saturday night consisted of binge-watching season 7 of Parks and Rec - we are halfway through and I never want it to end! #saveJJsDiner

On Sunday, I did the taxes - whoop, whoop! Not. But our taxes are quite simple at this point (two steady jobs and one mortgage, done) so it only took me a couple hours to have them completed and filed. No refund for us this year... just handing over more money to the IRS. Cry. That was a depressing-enough way to spend the morning, so I let myself lounge for most of the afternoon. Yesterday evening, we headed to our local Buffalo Wild Wings to meet up with C's cousin and his family to watch the second Caps game of the weekend! The outcome of that one was much better, and it was fun to catch up! C's cousin and his wife have two super cute little boys, and we love getting to see them. Plus, babies in Caps jerseys! So cute!

I ended up with a horrible stomach ache by the time we got home, and pretty much put myself to bed immediately. So that part kind of sucked... but the rest of the weekend more than made up for it. We are about to have a solid month of booked weekends, so it was nice to be able to enjoy one that was spent mainly at home before the madness starts. Everyone needs a little time to rest and relax - it's good for the soul!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Have a great week!


Victoria said...

a fun weekend for you,up until the stomach ache and having to pay the IRS...whomp whomp.

hope your monday is better!!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Thanks for hanging out with me so much this weekend!! It was a great time, even if the Caps ended up being less exciting than usual. Plus - baby butt ruffles. Winning. :) Sorry you ended the weekend with a tummy ache and paying the IRS! That is definitely not the way you want a weekend to finish!

Aileen @ Morsels and Moonshine said...

Glad you had a great weekend. It seems like you got a lot done!