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Daily Archives: November 1, 2011
So when I posted the other day about how we try our best not to overburden ourselves these days, I may have painted a very calm home-body like picture. And this is true to a degree. But since we haven’t totally retired our social life I thought I’d tell you a few of the fun things we’ve done lately. Fall has been good to us here in California and we’ve been doing our best to take advantage.
Obviously I’ve already mentioned my super fun Girls Weekend the first weekend of October. We don’t have to rehash that, but I will tell you I miss those ladies already and am determined to do it again soon. Weekends with your ladies are the best!
The following weekend I turned 33 and you know, I feel about 33. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing but at this point, it is what it is. We celebrated, however, by acting about 13. We spent the day by going out to lunch, to a movie and then out mini-golfing! (FINALLY!)
Ok there may have also been some old school video game reminiscing as well.
I would tell you about our lunch, except we went to the same Mexican restaurant we always go to because — OMG, it is so bomb! And if I’m going to deviate from my regular diet, it’s going to be for fantastic brunch or for Mexican food. Ok, or apple cider donuts. We’ll get to those in a minute. Instead I will tell you about the movie we saw because it was AWESOME:
Worth it, you guys. So worth seeing in the theater. Also: Ryan Gosling. I mean, how much convincing does one really need to do?
The following weekend was mellow. It’s a must, I can’t have three extremely social weekends in a row or I start looking like the Bride of Frankenstein. Which of course leads me right into Halloween weekend, which was the opposite of mellow.
For starters, Friday night I did the hardest workout I think I’ve ever done at American River Crossfit. It’s called Murph, and it’s a bitch. You run a mile (WHICH IS ENOUGH! OMG THE RUNNING! LOL) and then proceed to do 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats. And if that isn’t enough, you finish it off by running another mile. It took me 63 minutes you guys. YOWZA!
Despite the repeated torture, I continue to love Crossfit. I haven’t lost a lot of weight these past few months, but my body is changing like crazy which feels…well, crazy. It’s amazing how so much can happen even when the scale isn’t going nuts. The other day I looked at myself and thought “Holy Shit I have a waist!” I’m not sure I’ve…EVER had a waist. So it was a nice discovery, you know?
You would think the morning after that crazy workout we would take it easy but we decided to head up to Apple Hill with our Couple Besties (yes, you can totally have couple besties — and if we could give them those cheezy heart Best Friend necklaces, we would) for a day of wine tasting, food pairings, apple cider donut eating and BBQ grubbing! And it was a blast!
The weather was PERFECT.
And the company was top notch.
We would look cute in those necklaces, right?
We set out to act like adults, not drink too much, buy a reasonable amount of wine and have an enjoyable day. We definitely enjoyed ourselves, but we came home with two enormous full cases of wine, a new wine club joined, and after eating a dozen apple cider donuts, we looked like this:
You WISH we were riding in your backseat, don’t you?
This is enough, right? A full fun weekend! Except that was only Saturday afternoon and on Saturday night we had to motor to a Halloween party, where we dressed up as…well, it’s a long story.
Sarah gave me the idea to dress up as Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. Great idea! We had most of the items needed. Easy Peasy! Until Garrett found a relic from my past that inspired him even more. My white denim LA Gear bedazzled jean jacket. So he decided to deviate from the plan and be a lady from the 80s. Oh wait, I’m sorry, that would be Lady — with a capital L.
(And a lady wearing a skirt/legging combo from the girls department at Target. MY GOD.)
I stuck with Mia Wallace because I’m lazy and all I needed to buy was a syringe. $2.99 costume from Pet Smart. WOOT!
Garrett spent the evening acting like he felt pretty. It was…um, a real sight. Yes, he did grind on Justin Bieber by the beer pong table. That really sort of sums up the entire evening, I think.
This is what happens when you wine taste BEFORE a party.
So YES. Balance! We try and have it whenever possible. But we’re not sitting on the couch and drinking prune milkshakes every night while watch Matlock just yet. And with November and December weekends filling up like crazy I have a feeling the pace won’t quit anytime soon. I’m just hoping there will be a less pink wigs and men in skirts. But I make no promises.