Morning my friends! I hope your weekends were fun. 🙂 Ours was low key, which was nice!
We kicked Friday off with a pizza and Netflix night (loving the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – so funny). We used a frozen organic pizza we bought for just this sort of “I don’t really feel like cooking” occasion, and added some extra pepperoni, fresh basil, and green pepper to the mix, plus extra sauce on the side for dipping! I threw together some salads for us to get in that veggie volume, too. Makes meals so much more filling when veggies are involved!
On Saturday morning, I met my friend Lisa for an 8:30 yoga class. It felt good to stretch! Yoga has left me weirdly sore lately, though, even lower key classes. Any else have that happen when they were pregnant? I seriously feel like yoga makes me more sore now than boot camps do! Maybe because doing planks and stuff with extra weight is obviously a lot harder? Either way, it still felt good. 🙂
After yoga, I walked over to Northside Social coffee shop to meet Matt and Ashe for an outdoor brunch! I got an iced half caf latte with whole milk, plus the veggie quiche, which came with salad and fruit. I wasn’t feeling the salad but thankfully Matt was so he ate mine. 🙂
Ashe was a little nervous when we first arrived but settled in well and watched the action from our feet! We got her a fun new leash and matching collar – cute, right? Working on breaking gender stereotypes with the blue. 😉 Everyone thinks she’s a boy now, but whatever, we thought it was cute! I’m not a huge pink person anyway. 🙂
We took Ashe on a nice long walk after breakfast – it was super humid and warm out but cloudy, so of course I made the rookie mistake of not putting sunscreen on and ended up a bit burned. Oops!
The rest of Saturday was mellow – I was wiped after all that activity and heat so I spent a few hours napping and reading (I just finished reading “A Memory of Violets” and absolutely loved it, if you’re looking for a casual and addictive summer novel). We also had some easy lunch wraps and snacks throughout the day. For dinner, we went to a fun BBQ at a friend’s place – I don’t know them super well so I didn’t want to be weird and take photos, but I had a hot dog, some grilled shrimp, tomato mozzarella salad, potato salad, and watermelon. Plus really good brownies for dessert!
On Sunday, Matt and I got up and took Ashe for a short walk/jog. Thank you to those of you who recommended checking with our vet to see how far we should be running with her right now since she’s still a puppy! They said she is fine to do up to 2 or 3 miles of jogging with us, which is perfect since that’s the max we’ve been doing with her. And then once she’s a year old (in December) we can increase that slowly if we want to! It was really hot on Sunday so we only made it 1.5 or 2 miles – good enough! 🙂
Then, it was brunch time! We had my parents over for Father’s Day brunch. Matt was the grillmaster, as usual!
Meanwhile, Ashe supervised.
It was too hot for al fresco dining, unfortunately, but the dining room did the trick. We had one of our standard brunch feasts: sweet potatoes + scrambled eggs (I served mine over wilted spinach) + bacon + honey lime yogurt fruit salad.
We spent the rest of the afternoon getting some things done – Matt caught up on work, and I spent a couple hours reorganizing my clothes/dresser. Most of the clothes in my dresser besides some of the looser tops don’t fit right now, plus all my winter stuff was still out, so I stored a lot of stuff and put some of the maternity clothing that I’ve been handed down from friends or purchased in the dresser instead. Next I need to tackle my closet… that will be a project for another day! Any tips on the best way to organize or store all my non-maternity clothing that I can’t wear right now would be helpful! I was thinking of getting one of those rolling hanging racks and putting it in the attic… any other ideas?
As for last night, Matt and I had a fun date night planned: a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert out at Merriweather Post Pavilion in MD!
I didn’t like Dave Matthews until I started dating Matt back in 2004; Matt was a huge fan and played me a bunch of his music, and I realized that he actually has a ton of really good, really beautifully written songs besides just the main hits you always heard on the radio. Now I love his music – especially because Matt always plays his stuff on guitar at home, so I know a lot of his songs really well!
We have seen Dave live a bunch of times now – mostly back when we were in our early 20’s with a huge group of friends for his big Dave Matthews Band concerts (this was just him and Tim Reynolds, so it was an acoustic show, which I like better anyway)!
It was an awesome show – probably the best set list of all of the shows of his that we’ve seen because he played all of our all time favorites! So fun to hear them live. My all-time faves are “Crush” (not his big hit Crash, but Crush – yet it out!), “Stay or Leave”, “So Damn Lucky”, and “Two Step”. It ended up being a nice night, too – it was supposed to storm but never did. Whew!
We brought a bunch of snacks and food with us to enjoy as dinner during the show: watermelon, sandwiches, crackers and hummus, some leftover string beans, and carrots. We were also able to bring in empty water bottles and fill them once inside. Yay for not wasting any money on overpriced stadium food/drinks!
The sandwiches were tuna salad – yep, still obsessed with tuna right now. (Don’t worry, when eating chunk light tuna I’d have to have 90 servings per week to have any adverse mercury affects.) I’ve been craving real mayo in my tuna sandwiches lately (normally I make my tuna salad with avocado and dijon mustard, which I love) – weird since I don’t normally like the taste of mayo that much, except in BLTs, but my taste buds are different now than they used to be, so this was organic mayo + dijon mustard and it was soooo good. I also mixed in some artichoke hearts, which are amazing in tuna salad – try it!
Matt had a tuna sandwich too – he’s been more lax on the gluten free thing lately and is going to check with his doctor to see if he needs to keep it up or not. Just in case you were wondering! 🙂
Such a fun weekend! We didn’t get home until well after 11 last night, though, so I was really wiped this morning… I definitely miss the days when I used to have energy in the morning! I feel better once I’m up and moving but especially when I am up late I am soooo exhausted in the morning. I’m looking forward to a really mellow lunchtime yoga class today… should feel good even if it makes me sore tomorrow. 🙂
What’s the last concert you went to? I can’t even remember the last one I went to before this… we haven’t gone to many lately!
What’s the very first concert you ever went to? Mine was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage back in… 1995/6 I think! I was in 8th or 9th grade and my mom came with me, which I was originally super embarrassed by, but then when we got there and it was all scary big college kids I was totally glad she was there. 😉 It was randomly at UNC Chapel Hill actually – we were living a couple hours away at the time – funny to think I’d be back there later for grad school!