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


  1. i would very much like to be able to beachside bbq and swim in the sea. tres jealous. i am also drooling over those pancakes.
    you had a fab sounding weekend. xx

  2. 11AM! Ha! I celebrated seeing 7:45 this weekend! :-) Ah, I do remember those 11AM days with fondness. Beachside bbq sounds awesome, banana pancakes sound delicious, and glad The Help is good. I am always hesitant to see movies based on books I really liked, but I'm sure I'll see it eventually. Happy week!

  3. @ mary -- i actually liked the book better than the movie, and that NEVER happens (of course, i wasn't totally in love with the book when i read it). it's worth going for viola davis' performance -- she was excellent.

    and i know, 11 a.m. is a total treat. ;)

    @ em: thanks, lady! come visit sarasota. ;)

  4. Oh man! It was a sleeping in weekend for me, too. I stayed in bed until 9 on Sunday. It was great! I need to borrow some of your exercise motivation, by the way. I just started reading The Help last night, so I'm going to hopefully see the movie in the next week or so.

  5. Sounds like an excellent weekend! Mine was pretty great as well. I like how you said you wanted to live in the present. I need to do that too. And I MUST see The Help this week! I la-la-la-LOVED the book!