Sunday, January 27, 2013

weekend, a-z

So awhile back I did this "weekend a-z" recap thing and it was fun and all, so today I figured...why not do it again? Annnnd...then just now when I went to find the link to my last one, I find out it was almost two years ago. In my head I was thinking it was a few months ago. Two years. This just in: I'm getting really old and my memory is failing me. Yikes. Well, at least I remembered doing it, right? Silver linings, folks: always be looking for them.

So here we goes my lame attempt at organizing the randomness of my thoughts and weekend. Go!

A is for Aluminum Foil: The material we cover the sitting-part of our couches in every time we leave the house these days. It's an effective Lola-repellant and gives our house that very modern look we're going for (yeah, right)...apparently she just woke up one day and decided it was fine to lay on the couches all day when we're gone, now. NOT OKAY, dearest.

B is for Big Girl Camera: Yeah, you thought I gave up on that, huh? Almost. But this weekend Matt & I dusted 'er off and took 'er downtown for some practice (see "T" for evidence).

C is for Couch Potatoes: A pretty good description of Matt, Lola, and I on any given night this weekend.
D is for Dinner: We have successfully meal-planned BFD lunches & dinners for the whole month of January!! I'm so proud of us!

E is for Energy: Something I lack when I don't sleep at night (see "I") and then can't have a normal amount of caffeine. Booooo.

F is for Fashion: My friend-turned-coworker Diana and I sometimes like to pretend we're fashion bloggers, so we take awkward pictures of ourselves. 
 But GET READY, because we have declared this upcoming week to be "Fashion Week" and we're doing it EVERY DAY. I know. Can you handle the excitement? 

G is for the Gym and Grocery Store: Two important players in our exciting Saturday ritual.

H is for Half-Marathon: Something I would never, ever, do. HA! Did you think I was about to say I'd signed up for one or something? Are you INSANE? Have you ever met me?

I is for Insomnia: also known as, why the heck do I wake up at 3am every night and why can't I go back to sleep? Uggggggh.

J is for Jesus: I'm a big fan of his. 

K is for Kiwi: one of the many fruits we dehydrated this weekend. Other victims include apples, bananas, strawberries, plantains, and mangoes. 

L is for Lip Glaze: I received the set of Stila Lip Glazes I'd ordered from Sephora last week and OH MY GOSH I love them. I got a set of 8 and I am obsessed with all of the colors. Love the balance of pigmentation and shine in these, and the texture is awesome.

M is for Mexican Food: The love of my life and passion of my soul. And lunch on Saturday.

N is for New Recipes: We've made SO MANY of these lately and most of them have been great! Last night's dinner was one of our favorites yet, with bonus points for being insanely cheap and easy: Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup.
O is for Organic: Shout-out and big high fives to Aldi for the big increase in their organic food and produce offerings of late! In just the past few weeks they've started carrying SO many more organic items that are still way affordable...WIN!

P is for Poop: Matt and I had nursery duty at church today and while changing a very dirty diaper I GOT POOP ON MY FINGER!!!!!!!!!!!! It was really nasty. Maybe it would be less disgusting if it were my own kid's, but I don't know.

Q is for Queen of Hearts: The title of the book I'm test-reading for my friend Colleen. Did quite a bit reading on that this weekend and it's SO good!!

R is for Reading: Something I did a LOT of this weekend. 

S is for Scratching: I feel like I do this NONSTOP these days. For some reason I itch like...all the time. Especially my legs. And shoulders. And wrists. Possible reasons: I have chicken pox. I have poison ivy. I'm allergic to my skin. All of these I have ruled out, so feel free to offer other possible explanations.

T is for Train Tracks: Where we decided to pose for our photo shoot on Saturday.

U is for U-Verse: We signed up for U-Verse for our internet at home. Yay for being able to use all of our computers again!

V is for Vacuuming: I finally cleaned out my car this weekend (it's been on my weekend to-do list for like...months) and even vacuumed it! I barely recognize it anymore.

W is for Weather: On Friday, there was a chance of 'wintery precipitation' (and it sleeted for about .2 seconds). On Tuesday the high is 72. Welcome to Georgia!

X is for Gas-X: As in, something we had to make a special trip to Target to buy. Apparently the massive increase in fiber-y things and beans in our diets does special things to one's digestive system??

Y is for Yellow Primrose: The plant Matt bought me yesterday. Yellow because it's my favorite color, primrose because it reminded him of Hunger Games. Does my man know me well or what?
Z is for Zumba: The best way to workout ever, except for if you're in the middle of a great book that you can't put down, in which case the only acceptable workout is walking on a treadmill or elliptical because that won't interrupt your reading. I speak from experience, kids.                     


  1. My explanation for 'S' - the winter weather? Also, way pumped to see what Fashion Week brings!

  2. Haha! You're hilarious. I completely agree about zumba. Oooh, and i've been taking a photography class w/ my big girl camera! Love it! :)

  3. Yay Fashion Week! I like the train track photo. Cute boots and cool scenery!

  4. I used to wake up at 3am every night too. I tried this recipe and it totally worked for me! It's kinda nasty, but if you do it in shot form and chase it with orange juice it's tolerable.

  5. 1. Love the snuggly pic of your kindle, Lola and Matt reading. 2. Poop on your finger?!?!?! 3. My favorite color is yellow, too! 4. You totally knocked me out of the water with your weekend activities again... I'm feeling laaaaazy!

  6. Love your post! Hope you don't mind my copying your idea!

  7. F is for Favorite, as in your blog is my...

    Also, are you not a fashion star already? I totally think you are.

  8. Where did you get that amazing dress? I want! I got to hang out with Paul the amazing yesterday!

  9. F- love the outfit!

    I- I finally went to sleep around 5 am this morning. Bleh.

    N- new recipes-- need a link!!!!!

    M- love it too. Have some homemade guac in my fridge right this second.

    S- Maybe you caught my hives over the interwebz.

  10. Fun!
    Lip Glaze: I got a free gift at Sephora last week and the Stila lip glaze color Apricot was included. Awesome stuff!
    Their "all over shimmer liquid luminizer" is fun too, if you ever want to pick up something random. Makes your skin look very glowey.

  11. The poop isnt any less gross from your own child. But eventually the grossness wears off, because you get poop everywhere all the time. Liquid diet = liquid poop. Case in point: Isaac blew out both sides of his diaper yesterday while I was holding him on the couch and the poop dripped between my legs and pooled underneath me.


  12. Ok I had to laugh at the comment of poop on the finger because I just got peed on and projectile vomited on all within the last 2 hours! :) And do you lotion after a shower? I have to lather EVERY inch or I get scratchy in the winter too!

  13. Loved the post! For itchy skin, have you tried a good, medicated lotion? I get terribly itchy skin in the winter, but find that Eucerin Medicated lotion does wonders!

  14. I absolutely love that dress! This is so much fun to read!

  15. Totally knew "M" would be Mexican food as soon as I started reading, "P" for poop is a daily occurance for this pediatric RN and I'll never get over it, "S", girl you have dry skin and need to moisturize! I'm scratching like it's my job, to! I'm a little jealous of "T" because here, in Upstate NY we're lucky if it's been 7.2 degrees! :-)

  16. I "S" a lot lately too. I think its just dry skin from the winter.

    Have a great week!

  17. Your "H" comment made me lol. Ditto.

    Also - have you ever tried SleepyTime Extra Celestial Seasonings wellness tea before bed? I HATE hot tea but I have been desperate lately for anything to help me sleep better. Clara's sleeping fine, but I keep waking up ALL NIGHT LONG. Anyways, I make two tea bags of this stuff and drink before bed and it works!! I slept solid until 5:30 the last two nights, which for me is a HUGE accomplishment. :) The tea is a mix of herbs and chamomile.

  18. Very excited about fashion week!! I love your dress in the first pictures! And I laughed out loud about "X"! Don't worry, your body will get used to it and you won't have that problem for long :) Being a vegetarian, I've eaten that way my whole life, but it was a shock to my husband's system when we first got married. Thankfully, the shock didn't last long and now he has a very healthy belly!

  19. F -- I can't wait. Love that top/dress you're wearing!

    K -- reminds me of that "Friends" episode where Chandler's crazy roommate is dehydrating everything! Ha ha ha!

    N -- can't wait to try this recipe. Sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

    P -- Whoa! I'm impressed you go some other kids' poop on your finger. Way to be super-dedicated.

    S -- I hear you on this one. I hate winter skin.

    Y -- awwww! That's so sweet!


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