Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tales from the Weekend

by Meghann on November 24, 2013

Is the weekend really over already? It went way too fast, as always.

This was the first weekend in a long time where I didn’t have to travel, fit in 10+ hours of training, or do anything crazy. My only goal was to relax and enjoy the weekend. I could do that.

Friday night we had a Thanksgiving themed book club at my house and I’m kicking myself for not taking any photos. We had a full house with all 7 book club members in attendance, and every dish that was brought was fabulous. I made a 3.5 lb turkey breast and cornbread casserole; there was also homemade cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, pumpkin tarts for dessert, and lots of good wine.

Not to mention the fabulous company. This month we read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, which led to some very interesting conversations about life and death. It was a really great book, I highly recommend it. Just be warned that it is a tear jerker.

It was nice to spend such a relaxing evening with the girls. There’s nothing better than a great group of girlfriends and I’m very lucky to have a great group in my life.

Saturday morning Maddie and I went for a 5K around the neighborhood. It was nice not having to wake up at the butt crack of dawn or feel the rush to get out the door. We took our time getting ready and were both very casual on the run. I think Maddie could sense the slower approach and even took more time than usual sniffing her favorite trees and marking her territory along the way.

The free Saturday meant we finally had time to visit Nate and Callie (I know, we’re terrible friends for letting a year pass between visits!).

Plus, we had a very special occasion to celebrate – Little Miss Athlete was turning 1!

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How freaking adorable is she?!

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I told Callie that I was going to buy Little Miss a drum set for her birthday. She laughed, then promptly told me paybacks are a bitch. Touché. I was joking, of course, but when Derek sent me a photo of the light up drum set at Target, I knew it was perfect.

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It’s the “mommy friendly” drum set.

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After eating cupcakes, playing with the kids, and catching up with our friends, Derek and I headed home to watch this…

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Hellz yeah! Go Noles!

Sunday was another day of sleeping in and easy running. This time I maxed out at 4 miles (my longest run in 2 weeks!) and I am happy to report my foot is feeling good.

Derek and I made pancakes for breakfast, which I enjoyed with a side of a Hallmark Christmas movie and coffee in a snowflake mug.

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Can you feel it? Christmas is coming!!

Sunday also included an afternoon at the movies for Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Holy moly! So much better than I was expecting. Admittedly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first movie (huge fan of the book, though). The second one was so much better, definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and it was fun to watch my friend who hadn’t read the books react to the movie. I kept wanting to say “don’t worry! he’s a good guy!”

After watching the Divergent trailer during the previews, I immediately downloaded the book when I got home. My sister is a huge fan of the series and has been raving about it for months, but it was the trailer that put me over the edge to finally download it. The same thing happened with Hunger Games. I didn’t download the series until I saw the trailer, then ended up falling in love with the books. I’m always a step behind with popular book series… or maybe I just like holding off jumping on the bandwagons until they make movies out of them?

All in all, it was a great, relaxing weekend. I’m looking forward to the short week and holiday weekend coming up! Who’s ready for turkey? I am! I am!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

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