We spent all day Saturday decorating the inside of the house for Christmas. I haven’t put up lights outside, but I’m looking forward to doing that throughout this week.
Stockings! I’m gonna need to find a more secure way to hang them other than underneath a stack of books. Maybe some Command strips could work.
Saturday night we went out to eat Mexican food – chips + salsa + shrimp quesadillas. Then we went couch shopping. Our couch was in pretty bad shape because when Maggie was a puppy she used it as a chew toy. New puppy parent fail. Also, that other couch was the couch I had through college and I chose it for style over comfort. It was NOT comfortable AT ALL.
But now that she is out of her teething phase and we (unfortunately) have no plans of getting another puppy, it seemed like a good time to do some Black Friday weekend couch shopping. The couch we ended up with is SUPER comfy. Plus, we bought it Saturday night at 8:30pm and the furniture store delivered it that night at 10:30pm. The furniture store is Gallery Furniture and their motto is, “Buy today, get it today.” And we got it that day. SO FAST!
I’ve never had a single cushion sofa before. I love it. It’s like a mattress. I’m ready to some couch sitting + Christmas movie watching. We’re planning to watch a Christmas movie every night until Christmas (or I’m planning to and Andrew is just going along with it bc he’s a good sport). Saturday night we watched a cartoon movie called, “Saving Santa.” It was cute.
Sunday I made us bowls of creamy oats for breakfast. I cooked oats in milk and whisked in bananas that had been sautéed in coconut oil. I whisked in cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup too. We loved it. I added peanut butter and chocolate to mine.
Then I went to church by myself. I hate going to church by myself. I ended up not seeing anyone I knew so I sat by myself…not my favorite thing. Andrew was going to a football game with his dad that morning, which was why I was flying solo.
Then I met my sisters for brunch + working/studying at Tout Suite.
I knew I wanted savory and was leaning towards ‘The Classic’, but when I saw the pastry counter and the sausage + cheese croissant-kolache was calling to me.
I ended up getting that + a vanilla latte and, since we were going to be there for awhile, I just planned to go back and get more food when I got hungry.
It was just Layne & me for awhile. While we planned to work (me) and study (her…she’s in PA school), we ended up just talking for 2 hours about life.
Later Quinn got there.
And that was right around the time that I started getting hungry again. I really wanted another sausage + cheese croissant…so that is exactly what I did:)
I got some final touches done on my course for a couple hours (it’ll be all ready to go mid-December), then we headed out. I went and got the grocery shopping done for the week…
Then came home and made us an early dinner. Salad with a mustard-vinegar-olive oil dressing filled with kale, carrots, chickpeas, blueberries, blue cheese, olives stuffed with blue cheese (lol I was craving the blue cheese). Served with a chunk of bread on the side.
Eaten on the couch while watching the Christmas movie of the evening…Christmas with the Kranks.
While watching the movie I whipped up some Oreo balls…LOVE THOSE THINGS, especially around the holidays!
I ate 3 + a glass of milk and ended up giving myself a stomach ache. Whoops. Curiosity around that eating experience, rather than judgement, allows me to see that 3 made me feel like junk and maybe 2 would be a better amount for me in the future. Judgement would’ve led me to feel guilty about that eating experience and emotionally eat 3, 4, 5 at one time in the future. Curiosity > judgement :)
Now we are winding down for the evening. I’m planning on doing some light stretching + TV watching. And I have an assignment from my therapist to finish.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Would love to hear about your favorite weekend activity or most satisfying meal:)