I don’t know what it is about Mondays in the summer, but every Monday mornings lately I seem to wake up and think to myself “I should call in sick today”.
Do you think someone would get suspicious if I started taking off every single Monday?
Luckily I’ve been pretty good about talking myself out of bed and into work most days, but it’s definitely getting harder and harder as the summer goes on! One of these days I’m just going to take a Ferris Bueller day and play hookie! (shhhh, don’t tell me boss!)
This weekend was a lot of fun, but definitely a busy one! So busy in fact, that I hardly took any pictures! Major blogger fail!
My weekend didn’t exactly start off on the right foot. Unless you count having to stand outside for an extra hour, in the hot and sticky VA summer weather, waiting for the train because a trash train broke down right in front of your commuter train. Not exactly my ideal Friday night. Thankfully despite the long delays, I still managed to make it to the gym at a reasonable time, and got in a quick 45 minute workout (20 minutes elliptical intervals, 25 minutes shoulders, chest and back).
Then, despite being a hot and sweaty mess, I headed over to meet up with the lovely Lindsay for a Costco trip. Even grocery shopping is better with friends!
The rest of the evening was super low key around our house. Leftovers, old TV shows, and an early night in bed. We’re boring.
After looking back on my pictures from this weekend, I realized that I basically only took pictures on Saturday. Whoops! Maybe that’s just because Saturday ended up being SOOO packed for us!
It started out bright and early with some house cleaning for me and a farmers market trip for Chris, before we headed up to church for our bi-annual small group leaders meeting. It’s always nice to get together with some of the other group leaders in our church (even though Chris and I are pretty much the youngest!) and talk about some of the future studies people have planned. It’s a great way to get some new ideas!
Next up, Chris and I headed over to my MIL’s for a summer BBQ! We have some Danish family friends who were in town, so we got to show them the wonders of yard games, like cornhole and ladder golf!
I have the world’s most awkward cornhole throw. But whatever works, right?
I tried not to stuff myself too much with smoked chicken, pork, and texas caviar (a bean salad kind of thing) because I knew that we had some food-related dinner plans!
Our friends Charlie and Lindsay (yup, the same Lindsay from my Costco trip!) invited us out to Old House Vineyards in Culpeper to enjoy their summer music series. Wine, picnic food, live music and good friends? Sign me up!
We ended up with quite the spread too (kudos to Lindsay for most of this! I had to stick with bringing fruits, veggies and hummus thanks to my packed Saturday!)
Obviously some wine was enjoyed as well.
Old House is absolutely stunning! They have a beautiful outdoor patio area, and a stone bar that I was drooling over!
They also have a stunning property that’s just perfect for weddings. We did some exploring before we left, so I only got a few pictures before it got too dark. But how awesome would this walk down the aisle be?
They even have this area where you can put locks on the dock with your name and anniversary date like some of the bridges in Europe. How sweet is that?
Thanks to Charlie and Lindsay for a great evening! Also, yay for short wives with tall husbands!
Once we got home, C and I actually ended up staying up SUPER late (for us, at least) to wait for some friends who were staying with us overnight to get in to town. They were coming home from a concert, and thanks to traffic didn’t get in until like 1:30am. That’s late for this old lady!
Despite setting an alarm for 7:30am, we all woke up closer to 9:30. Whoops! I guess we all needed the sleep!
We knew our friends had to get on the road home and didn’t want to take up too much of their time, so we ended made a big brunch at home, including waffles, eggs and scones. They were old friends from college, so we ended up just sitting around chatting for a few hours before saying goodbye.
At this point, I figured that I should probably get something productive done, so I headed out for a super hot and sweaty 4 mile run. I have to admit, it was definitely not the prettiest run ever. Thanks to all the rain lately, I felt like I was running through a swamp it was so muggy! But I got it down, which is worth something!
By the time I got home from my run, I only had one thing on my mind. Lunch! For some reason the whole run I couldn’t get the idea of a BLT out of my mind, so of course I had to give in!
The rest of the afternoon involved a bunch of stuff around the house (laundry, cleaning up the kitchen, GRE prep, etc. Boring stuff!) before heading off to church and the usual Sunday night dinner with my in-laws.
Pretty chill way to end the weekend, if you ask me!
Overall, it was a pretty awesome weekend (even if I only managed to document Saturday!) I didn’t get nearly enough productive stuff done, though, so I’m definitely going to have to do some thorough house cleaning this week!
So tell me: What did you do this weekend? Are you a fan of yard games? Do you usually clean on the weekends or during the week?