Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Papaya, Park Hike & Publix again!

Good morning dear blog friends! I don't know if y'all had a three-day weekend like I did, but mine was great! And I'm in a great mood this morning :) Feels good to start off not only the day, but the entire week the right way! Here's some quick recaps of my weekend activities, accompanied by a few pictures, of course!

Friday night I couldn't think of anything "special" for the boyfriend and I to do at home. But that ended up being OK, because he wanted to try to venture out of the house anyways! So we got crazy and went to Costco and Target. Of course at both stores he had to ride in his old lady cart, but it was good to get out of the house. I got "Insurgent" at Target, and I'm over halfway through it already. It's going to be hard to wait until the third book comes out sometime later this year! Oh, and his mom made delicious vegetable soup for us on the Daniel Fast, so I ate two bowls for dinner after shopping. Yum-o.

Saturday morning I went shopping with my Mama and Grandmother to look for dresses for them for my sister's wedding and some showers. We only ended up with one dress for my Mama, but it's so pretty, and I feel special because I'm the one that picked it out! :) Then I went over to Jeff's house for the afternoon, and we just hung out and started watching the first season of "Fringe" on his Roku. And that show is crazy awesome people! If you like sci-fy stuff, you should definitely check it out.

Sunday morning I helped my parents teach their 3rd grade Sunday school class. And it was a good thing I was there because they had to combine the 1st graders in, because their teacher was out - and those kids were crazy! Cute, but still crazy. But it was fun. Then we went to big church, and lunch, and then home. Later I went to Jeff's house and surprise! we watched some more of "Fringe" and just took it easy for the day. 

Monday morning I got up a little early, and went to meet my friend Sara for a little walk/hike at Maclay Gardens! We went out on the trail, and we walked 3.7 miles in 1 hour 7 minutes, and burned 583 calories! It was pretty chilly out there, but it was a beautiful trail, and we felt great after such a nice hike! We definitely want to do that more often! 

I went home and showered and chatted with my parents for a little while, and then went to Jeff's for the afternoon! We of course watched a few more episodes of "Fringe" and then I cut up a papaya to try for the first time. It was weird though, and neither of us actually liked it...oh well. Then I looked up some recipes and ideas for my last week of the Daniel Fast, and we headed for another adventure to Publix! I got lots of yummies, and then we came home for dinner. I made a veggie burger for the first time ever, and I completely loved it! Best part - it was only about 296(ish) calories! Score! I'll be having another one for lunch today :) And then we watched more episodes of "Fringe." We watched 19 episodes in three days, and have just one more left of the first season. It's just so good!

My delicious veggie burger with sauteed onions & roasted red pepper, on a whole wheat sandwich thin!
So there you go. That was my three-day weekend! It was pretty chill for the most part, but I was still able to be productive and exercise as well as wash my sheets and comforter :) And I got to spend time with friends and family and boyfriend! I'd say yes, that's a good weekend indeed. 

How was y'all's weekend? Did you also have an extra day off? Can't wait to hear about it! Happy Monday! Oops, I just realized it's actually Tuesday - which is even better news! So Happy Tuesday!


Emily said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Have a great Tuesday!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Fabulous burger idea.

After we go hiking, I think "we should do that more often," and we don't.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty place to go hiking.