Monday, August 15, 2011
the weekend + committing to...
happy monday friends! how are your mornings going so far? did you have a good weekend? i hope so!
my weekend was pretty fantastic--as i mentioned on friday, my mom came to town and we had a blast hanging out; plus, some good friend-time was worked in, as well. in fact, here are five happy tidbits from friday, saturday and sunday:
+ a beachside barbecue and sunset swim on friday night with some of my favorite people.
+ lots of lovely sleep on saturday. it's been a long time since my eyes have fluttered open and seen 11 a.m. on my cell phone clock, but i needed that.
+ seeing the help with my mom. it was surprisingly good--and surprisingly emotional.
+ delicious dinner with mom at one of my favorite restaurants: mozaic. (i had asparagus soup and salmon. fantastic both that night and in leftover form the next day.)
+ banana-pecan pancakes (pictured above--amazing) and eggs benedict at the breakfast house, a sweet little cafe i hadn't tried before this weekend.
and for the week, five commitments:
+ make this: nick and toni's penna alla vodka (barefoot contessa-style).
+ also, make these. (there's a method to my madness with the cooking/baking, i promise.)
+ spin, yoga, spin, yoga. forever and ever, amen.
+ clean apartment, top to bottom. pick up some fresh flowers, too.
+ be aware of the present moment as much as possible. (it's so easy to look forward or backward instead.)
and you? how were your weekends--and what are your goals for the week? tell me, and i'll see you back here tomorrow.
photo by me