The weather finally cooled off this weekend in Houston and it’s been beautiful with mornings sunny and around 65ºF. So gorgeous. Some neighborhoods of Houston are still flooded with water that isn’t draining, but the city if feeling more and more back to normal (for us at least). Many are still in destroyed homes and I’m sure their life doesn’t feel normal. My thoughts are with all my readers in Florida + any affected by Irma. Hope you are safe.
Saturday morning I woke up and was craving kolaches. I told Andrew I was heading to the local donut shop, Shipley’s…so he got out of bed to come with me.
And I was wearing my donut shirt…
sausage and cheese kolache + cake donut + vanilla latte.
That morning Andrew and I cleaned out the nursery together and then I organized our pantry.
And later I headed to a bridal shower brunch. Complete with fun games.
After the shower I picked up one of my favorite salads from a BBQ restaurant out in the suburbs. It’s a super simple salad – really good grilled chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, blue cheese dressing AND they have EPIC honey wheat rolls that I had a couple of.
Eaten in my favorite room in the house. I’ll be sharing a nursery / pregnancy update likely later this week, so stay tuned for that if you like those posts :)
I spent the afternoon reading some about labor and writing thank you notes for the gifts baby girl has received.
Later that afternoon I went to the gym, but I was having a weird sensation in my lower belly area…so I ended up leaving pretty quick.
I made a smoothie + granola for dinner. I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t have a stomach of steel. Smoothies in the morning don’t work for my GI system, so if I want a smoothie I typically have them for a snack, lunch or dinner. A smoothie just can’t be the first thing I put in my stomach for the day.
I went with my favorite kale smoothie recipe = 2 FROZEN bananas, couple handfuls kale, scoop vanilla protein powder, spoonful almond butter, couple squeezes honey, dash cinnamon, enough milk to blend. Perfect. Served with granola on the side.
Sunday started per usual with church + breakfast tacos + lattes. Then grocery shopping.
For lunch I made avocado toast + cottage cheese + peaches. Then spent some time watercoloring.
Later I went to a prenatal yoga class that I didn’t enjoy. I’ve never been a fan of this yoga studio, but my usual studio (YogaOne) doesn’t offer prenatal yoga. The instructor was 8 minutes late to the class, there was zero flow to the pose sequences, some of the poses she was cueing one couldn’t physically do with a prego belly (I kept looking around at the other pregnant mom’s and was like, “where are they putting their bellies?”, the instructor had us doing reps of certain movements (this is my biggest pet peeve with yoga classes. THIS ISN’T A GROUP FITNESS CLASS. This is yoga! There should be zero reps of things IMO), she ended the class 6 minutes early. The whole thing just rubbed me the wrong way.
And. I think all prenatal yoga classes should have a 5 minute intermission to let everyone go pee real quick lol
And. It just didn’t feel good to move my pregnant body in the class. I know I just mentioned how I’d been taking a break from yoga due to my knee and lower back pain…but I decided to go for a few reasons related to how I want to labor come baby delivery time. The last half of the class we did do a lot of restorative poses, which I enjoyed because I got to practice some of my labor relaxations Andrew and I are planning on using.
And. I really love ujjayi breathing and it wasn’t once mentioned in this class…whereas at my fav yoga studio it is pretty much the foundation of every class. I mean, I could still do the breathing…I just like when the instructor is reminding us to breathe in that way.
Clearly this class just wasn’t for me. So I’ll stop my complaining there :)
yoga snacks =
Sunday evening Andrew worked in our yard, so I sat outside in the grass and hung out.
Then I came across the below photo on IG and was like, “oh yum I wanna make something like that for dinner.”
So I threw together some celery, broccoli, carrots, rotisserie chicken, chicken broth and cornstarch. Then I whipped up a biscuit recipe.
It came out tasty. Served with an Izze’s. I liked this blackberry flavor better than the clementine.
Sunday night we started Ozark on Netflix. Have you watched? I’m liking it so far.
Today I’m meeting a friend for a crepe breakfast, working on blog content, getting some private practice admin stuff done, and this evening I’m attending a Newborn Care class at our hospital. The class is freaking 3 hours long so I better be a genius on all things baby by the end of it. I hated school. I don’t do well sitting and listening, but I imagine I will find the class content interesting ;)
How was your weekend? Any highlights you wanna share??