You guys, you are never going to believe the weekend I had. It was wild and crazy and full of the craziest antics. By that I mean, it was totally lame and I hardly left the house.
Friday was the early day home pick up and I had plans to meet up with a friend and her little girl at Cafe O’Play. We hadn’t seen each other since early summer and a catch up was long overdue. I love that you can actually sit and have a conversation there because there is so much to keep the kiddos occupied. Liam made friends with a group of older kids and it was difficult to drag him out.
By the time we left it was snowing pretty hard. Liam’s dad was home early in the afternoon so I dropped Liam off at his place for the weekend. I went home to eat dinner and catch up on last week’s episode of Scandal (I kind of hate being caught up and having to wait for Fridays to watch it now). I was almost feeling ready for bed but knew that I had told Cassandra I’d stop over for a visit so I made that happen before I fell asleep on the couch. I had another great and much needed catch up with her before retreating back home and into bed with my book.
I set my alarm so I could be up in time to go watch Liam’s swimming lessons. I kind of love not actually having to go swimming with him now, instead I get to sit back and enjoy a giant coffee.
Afterwards I said goodbye to Liam and set out to do some holiday shopping. I’m actually having a hard time thinking of what to get Liam this year (and what Santa will bring!!) but I did get some stocking stuffers, my blogger ornament exchange gift, a gift for an upcoming birthday party and a couple other little things. I also managed to treat myself to a new tank and a super yummy lunch. BTW, am I the only one that just can’t make it through Christmas shopping without buying anything for myself? I’m lucky I made it out of Chapters alive because I seriously want all.the.things. Buffalo plaid everywhere!
Shopping also included groceries before coming home before I could do any more damager to my bank account.
I was kind of at a loss for what to do after that since my condo was still relatively clean from last weekend’s cleaning spree and laundry was already half done. I busted out a bit of yoga before making an early dinner and renting Trainwreck. I thought it was just ‘ok’, nothing super hilarious and probably not worth the $5 rental on iTunes.
I followed the movie up with an epsom salt bath since my muscles were still feeling my workouts from the week. By this point I was really struggling to keep my eyes open and it was only 7pm. Can you say
party animal lame? I stuck it out for a couple more hours reading my book before giving in to the sleep fairy.
Luckily I had made plans with Lindsey to meet me for a run, otherwise I may not have had any motivation to get out of bed. We had a great run before I came home for a nice warm bath. I decided that I should probably take care of the giant pumpkin sitting in my pantry and set to work making homemade pumpkin puree. Note to self: do not buy the biggest pumpkin you can find next year. So much work. By the time it was all said and done (2+ hours later), I had a big jar of roasted pumpkin seeds and 12 cups of puree. I whipped up a batch of Liam’s favourite pumpkin pancakes to have for breakfast Monday morning but it turned out so runny that they were a complete disaster. Anyone know what to do about my runny puree? I’m scared to use it in any recipes now. I threw the rest of the puree in the freezer for future use if I can figure out what to do with the runny-ness.
I also seasoned a whole chicken to throw in the slow cooker with some roasted balsamic carrots and rosemary potatoes in the oven for some meal prep for the week. I was seriously over being on my feet and in the kitchen by this point.
Luckily Liam came home shortly after and we hung out playing Lego and watching Inside Out, which was totally worth the $5 iTunes rental. So cute. Also, I miss Popcorn Time, the old program I used for streaming new movies and TV shows. It got shut down recently and I really hope sometimes similar pops up somewhere. Between that and Netflix, I was set for life.
Once Liam was in bed, I wrapped up a few blog posts I was working on throughout the day, had a quick shower and settled into bed with a big mug of tea and my book. It was a pretty low-key weekend but I know that things will start getting busier as we get closer to Christmas. If only I still had Scandal to watch over the weekend, I would have had zero complaints!
What did you get up to this weekend?
Do you prefer quiet weekends in or busy weekends out and about?