Is it really Monday? Just another manic Monday, I suppose!
After a peaceful weekend, I'm back on the road today but thankfully just for the day (although it definitely makes for a very long day).
This weekend was really lovely. On Friday, I went to Zumba and then came home in time to meet my friend, Julie, and her roommate, Alex, from Germany. They've been road-tripping through the Southeast (even drove all of the way to Miami) and stayed the night at our house before parting ways on Saturday.
On Friday, Julie, Alex, and I had a girls' dinner at Raging Burrito and since it was so late (and they had driven over 6 hours earlier in the day), we came home and all watched a movie.
On Saturday morning, we made breakfast and then went on a hike with Townes before the girls headed to the airport. Despite being chilly out, it was so nice to have some sunshine. After Julie and Alex left, I headed over to my dear friend Susannah's baby shower! Jenna, Laura, and Sara did such a great job hosting.
After the shower, I came home and enjoyed the little bit of sunshine left and then J + I had a quiet night in since he had been traveling all last week. It's kind of funny to admit, but we watched 2 episodes around world's craziest animal couples (part 1 was 2 animals' odd connection and part 2 featured animals' odd relationships with humans). It's kind of mind-blowing to think of a family taking in a hippo and allowing it in their home! Check out the full video here:
Yesterday morning, J headed out on a 5 AM hike with the guys so I enjoyed a nice walk with Townes, a noon Zumba class, and then laid in the sunshine (rotating between a yoga mat and the hammock). We ended the night by making a great dinner of BBQ tofu (with onions), sweet potato, and creamed spinach before watching Pulp Fiction.
Next weekend will be somewhat crazy with familial obligations around the Easter holiday so it was nice to take it easy and relax a bit. Now back to the grind!
Oh yeah! We also got this amazing painted portrait of Townes in the mail this weekend from the incredibly talented, Lydia Walls! I'll have to share a picture of the painting after we hang it, but the detail is perfect and captures Townes to the T! :)
How was your weekend?