How fast the weekends go! I seriously think everyday should be a 3-day weekend – the world would be a happier place .
I’m giving an, “Oooh! Ahhhhh!” for the 4th of July festivities of yore…
I sipped on a delicious cup (yes, literally a plastic cup) of red wine throughout the evening. Twas’ so enjoyable.
This morning, I awoke bright and early to lovely cuppa joe with skim milk from the ‘Bucks brought to me fresh by mummy & daddy. I poured it in one of the cups I made at a local paint studio…ain’t she pretty?
Then, yours truly, set off to concoct a lovely Sunday brekkie for the family! First up, I took my recipe for Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata and whipped up one of those. Then I took the basics of that recipe and subbed in red pepper, spinach and colby jack cheese for a second frittata. Then mama concocted some fruit salad and some blueberry pancakes…have I ever mentioned just how much I LOVE breakfast?
After a delish breakfast, we said goodbye to my aunt & uncle. Then, my dad and sister headed out to run some errands for my sister’s new house while my mom and lil’ sissy went on a hike up the infamous Rib Mountain, also known as the highest point in all of Wisconsin! In total, it took us about an hour to frolic like Maria Von Trapp hike up to the tiptop and then back down again – this girl’s glutes were definitely a’burnin!
Here is the view from the top…
In the words of U2, “It’s a beaaauutttiffulll dayyyyy!” The weather was totally perf for hiking – sunny but not too hot with a hint of breeze. It was soooo nice and definitely worked me up an appetite. Lunch was a mish mash of randoms – Apple Pie Larabar, leftover roasted veggies with a sprinkle of parmesan & 1/2 Amish breadstick, and of course – an Almond Joy Blondie to top it all off!
Whew – I’m getting tired just recapping this weekend .
After lunch, it was time to pack up and leave the land of cheese to return home to the land of lakes. Tit for tat. I’m actually staying at my sister’s house for the next couple weeks, so my car was literally stuffed to the brim with all my possessions. Driving, I seriously probably looked homeless, like I was living out of my car, haha. I grabbed a naner from the parent’s house for a mid-afternoon snack on the road…
I blared my James Morrison CD, “Songs for You, Truths for Me” (seriously, if you do not own this disk, please go out and BUY IT NOW!). He’s amazing. And British. Which totally makes him even cooler. I sung at the top of my lungs almost the entire way, and of course got the usual strange looks from people. I could totally care less – singing in the car is one of my favoritest things in the entire world. Cher’s “Believe” is my #1 choice of song in the car – what’s yours?
Lunch was a quick stop at Subway with my sis for a quick sammie:
honey oat bread
Simple, healthy and yummy. Triple threat.
Dessert was some Fig Newtons, which I totally LOVE.
After a good 3 hours in the car, I made it back, stopped at Trader Joe’s, stopped at Target, unpacked my stuff at my sister’s house, helped her put together her new end tables and am now blogging. I was going to try to go to yoga, but alas, sometimes there is just too many dang things to do. I will have to save the yoga sesh for tomorrow or Tuesday instead. Now, I need to go get another snack and then head to bed – tomorrow I have lots of blog catching up to-do and oh yeah, go to work too .
What was the highlight of your weekend? Mine was probably playing games and chilling by the fire with my family or hiking up Rib Mountain this morning. Good times!