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Yoga, Big Little Lies, Pizza, & Orchids

The theme for the weekend at our house was relaxation.  We finally had a weekend to kick our feet up and enjoy some nice weather.  I’m pretty sure it just went from winter to summer in Buffalo.  Holy crap, it was hot!  But, I’m certainly not going to complain.

Saturday morning I woke up to find that my orchid is finally in bloom!  I have had this particular plant for about 3 years and this is the first time it has bloomed, so I was feeling pretty excited and proud of myself.  There was a time that I thought it might not make it.


After I grabbed the plant and ran in to show Kris (like it was Christmas morning), I got my act together and headed out for a sweaty hot yoga class.  It has been a while since I’ve been to a yoga class and it felt really great to get back in the studio.  After yoga we took the little beester to the dog park and then spent the day relaxing.  It was so nice to sit outside and read in the sun.  It is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

La Croix

(I am loving the different La Croix water flavors.)  This weekend I finished reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  I really enjoyed the book and I would highly recommend it to anyone.  And I also discovered that HBO is creating a series based off of the book, so I’m interested to see what that will be like.

Saturday evening we decided to check out a pizza place that we had heard great reviews about, and it was amazing.  Rocco’s Coal Fired Pizza has an inviting family atmosphere with a nice bar scene in the back.  Plus the pagers are pieces of pizza…

Pizza & Beer

How cool is that?  After dinner we even stopped and got ice cream.  I chose Ben & Jerry’s That’s my Jam.  Yum.  I love chocolate and raspberry and this ice cream has chocolate and raspberry ice cream with a jam in the middle, so it was perfect.

Ben & Jerry's

Sunday morning, I woke up bright and early and went for a run with B and it was HOT.

Garmin run

Later in the day we went to brunch, followed by more lounging and recovering from all of the craziness that has been going on in our lives lately.

Mother's Day


I felt really sad that I couldn’t be with my mom and grandma on Mother’s Day.  So far the Buffalo transition hasn’t been too terrible, but I realized that it was the first Mother’s Day that we haven’t all been together, and it was a little difficult.  I often find myself getting emotional about growing up and going out into the world.  It’s such a cruel irony how badly you want to grow up when you are young, and how much you want to be young again when you’re an adult.  I guess the best thing you can do is enjoy each day in the present.

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(Cheesy, I know.  But true.)  I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!


Free Showtime Weekend + Some Good Eats and Reads

With all of the winter shows coming back I saw something on tv the other day that I have just confirmed… Showtime is free all weekend!  I recently cancelled my subscription to movie channels other than HBO in an effort to cut down my astronomical cable bill, so I was super excited that I can watch the season premier of Shameless and maybe even catch up on Homeland this weekend (there goes all productivity).  But with this beautiful weather, it’s a good weekend for B snuggles on the couch anyway.



Last night I went to my sister’s for dinner and she made some delicious eats from her Skinny Taste cookbook:


Crab cake, greek salad, and bun-less turkey burgers with all super fresh ingredients.  It really hit the spot.  She found her cookbook at Target, and I think I might have to look into purchasing one as well.

Carl even poked his head out to check out all the commotion:


My sister has two corn snakes (Carl and Stewie).  Snakes really creep me out, but holding my sister’s snakes every once in a while has really helped my paralyzing fear.  She also has a little beta named Bosley:


This morning for breakfast I had a slice of multigrain toast with sunflower seed butter and a drizzle of honey:


Last night I finally finished the Mazerunner book series and they were really good.  They kept my interest throughout the entire series and had a Divergent/Hunger Games feel.  I would highly recommend them for an entertaining and easy read.  Now I’m moving on to Wild.

Have a good Saturday!