This weekend was rejuvenating- the fall weather, extra time off…gah- it was just what I needed!
On Friday, I had the day off because of late conferences earlier in the week. I slept in a little and then got caught up on blogging about my first trimester (see a few of those posts later this week!). Travis came home for lunch and after that, I ran to the grocery store and then made a casserole to take Saturday to my brother-in-law who is in college at Washburn.
I also did some laundry and cleaned. Travis got off early so we took a long walk out on one of our favorite country roads here, and then we made yummy chicken burritos for dinner and watched some tv.
Travis ordered new, better speakers for our treadmill area, so he got them set up and we tested them out. Love it!
On Saturday, we got up early and were on the road to Topeka by 10 a.m. We went to see Trae’s new apartment and then took him out to lunch at our favorite spot, The Burger Stand. I had one of the best burgers of my life (it also helped that I was starvinggg and that ketchup is one of my biggest cravings right now 😉 ). It had a sundried tomato and olive tapenade on top. I’m going to be dreaming of that burger for weeks.
After lunch, we stocked Trae up on some groceries. He had told us a few weeks ago that he gets by on about $20 of food for two weeks of meals. We were both flabbergasted by that and decided it would make his day to buy him enough to last a while so he wouldn’t have to worry about it. He was so appreciative and told us that the haul would probably last him until Christmas- ha.
After we dropped him off, we got to do a little shopping on our own too. By this point, Travis was already tired, but I kindly reminded him that he promised me some quality shopping time so he was going to have to kick it into high gear and rally. 🙂 We just ran to T.J. Maxx, Target, and Old Navy. We both found some good new clothes for fall/winter, and I refrained from buying any baby stuff yet. Once we find out the gender, I can’t guarantee that there will be any holding me back though. 😉
It was evening by the time we made it home, and we were both exhausted. We laid around a little while, and then I made that Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup that I had talked about in Friday’s post. It was the best broccoli soup both Travis and I have every had- lots of broccoli and so thick and cheesy!
We had another night of tv after that.
On Sunday, we got some things done in the morning before church. We love the new church that we have been going to, and it just feels like the perfect fit.
After church, I tackled cleaning the oven (bleh!), using this Magic Cleaner again. Travis did some outside work, and then he had to leave late afternoon to drive to Tulsa again for a pre-bid meeting. Boo! It seems like he’s had so many of these lately, but hopefully after the next month or so, they will slow down!
I blogged, cleaned bathrooms, and then took it easy that night. Of course, since Travis was gone I made a Peanut Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry meal: something that I drool over and that Travis doesn’t get too excited about. Hence, I make it about every time he is out of town. 😉
If I could have Friday off every week, I’d be a happy girl. I felt like we squeezed so much into this weekend!
Have a great day and week ahead!
Question of the Day: What is a cleaning task that you hate doing?