Relaxing Weekend Ramblings

Weekends are meant for relaxing and unwinding.  Weekends are the only 2 days of the week that most people do not have to commute, work from 9AM until 5PM, and repeat 5 days in a row.

Friday night Ryan and a few friends planned a surprise birthday celebration- I was overwhelmed with appreciation!  Unfortunately, the festivities were postponed because I had a severe pain in my lower abdomen.  Talk about a party pooper…  A glass of wine and a gourmet dinner was replaced with pain meds and a plate of eggs and toast.

Despite waking up sweating and feeling uncomfortable on the hour every hour, Saturday was exactly how a weekend should be…  Relaxing.

Morning fuel was in the form of a few cups of coffee, fresh fruit, and pancakes, followed by cuddling on the couch with Charlie while Ryan watched one of his silly shows.

A long steaming shower later, Ryan and I made a quick trip to the mall.  We needed to:

  1. Return a cake mix to Williams-Sonoma…  I bought it a couple of weeks ago when I was eating gluten-free but since I went to the doctor last week, he has officially ruled out celiac disease [more on that topic to come].  Hasta la vista gluten-free, fill my belly up with that gluten goodness!
  2. Make an exchange at Pandora…  For my birthday, Ryan got me a beautiful set of dangles and a charm for my bracelet.  The charm was of 2 rings to represent our recent marriage but unfortunately, Ryan had already given me the same charm for our engagement.  Without looking for more than a minute, I had my heart set on the royal carriage!
  3. Get a 20-minute massage…  Ryan and I found this little, no-name massage place in the mall that does 15-, 20-, 30-, and 60-minute massages.  I swear, the women who work there are itty-bitty but they are fierce!


With our bellies rumbling, we agreed that it was time for lunch and headed to the Teet.  Get this, for only $4.50 you can get a 1/2 pound sandwich [whole wheat bread + 1/2 pound of meat + lettuce and tomato + side of potato salad]!  It costs more to get 1/2 of meat at the deli counter…  Such a super sweet deal, it feels like a steal!

The rest of the afternoon was spent getting our sweat on [she went to the gym, he skated], snacking, and getting ready for the evening’s festivities- a wedding!  I was SO excited for one of my closest girlfriends and just as I had imagined, she was a stunning bride!  Ironically, she’s got married at the country club that my family and I belonged to while growing up.  I was excited for Ryan to see it…

Today should be just as relaxing.  Currently I’m watching Julie & Julia and have no plans since I’m still feeling under the weather and want to stay close to home…  Maybe a walk with Charlie?  Try a new recipe?  Prep for the upcoming week?  I really wish weekends were more than 2 days… I could use more of this relaxing stuff!

P.S.  I’ve decided to participate in Lindsay’s [from The Lean Green Bean] October Photo A Day Challenge!  Are you?!



Question:  What’s one of the goals you’re working towards achieving?

Question:  What is the biggest wedding guest no-no?  Last night’s wedding was the first wedding that Ryan and I attended as a married couple!  After our wedding, I now have a pretty good understanding of wedding guest etiquette- what to do and what not to do 😛


Filed under Charlie, Family, Fashion, Food, Friends, Shopping

6 responses to “Relaxing Weekend Ramblings

  1. yay! so excited you’re participating!!

  2. lucky lady you! enjoy that massage and and the gluten, i will live vicariously through you. xxoo

    • Life's a Bowl

      Aw, thanks! I swear, the little ladies are probably no taller than my waist but they’re stronger than any guy I know!

  3. What a fun weekend! I hope you get to feeling better soon!!

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