Weekend wrap-up

Well, I have had a busy week. I am finding it tough to find time to post every day, so for the time being, I am going to post when I can. So I will update on some of the things that I have been up to this week.

Monday I decided to try Caitlin’s speedy pumpkin rice pudding. It looked like a great fast breakfast. Unfortunately, my oven is slow and it really never was crispy, but it was a great way to start my week. I topped it with some Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter instead of brown sugar. It was yummy. I also made a latte with my espresso machine. It was good too.

I made it to the gym on Monday night. And my body was still not happy with me from the spin class I went to last week. My legs were like rubber bands, and my hips were so tight. But the weight training I did helped to loosen them a bit.

Tuesday there was a gala for the University where I work. There are no pictures, but stuffy dress and hotel food was not a good combination.

Wednesday night I decided to bake a sweet potato and cook some chicken and green beans. The thing I hate about sweet potatoes are that they take a long time to bake. So I decided to slice them up, drizzled some olive oil and baked them for 18 minutes. Perfection.

Doesn’t that plate look lonely by itself. Such is my life

The rest of the week was not worth writing about. Work kept me very busy this week and I didn’t have much time for much other than that. That is until Friday night. I am a member of the Junior League of Baltimore. Friday night was had an event for a fundraiser that we were doing. I actually finished work early (that never happens on a Friday) and headed to the sip and savor event. The league had a Decor Galore sale this weekend which had loads of home goods for sale to benefit the Junior League. Friday night was the preparty, so to speak. And the first 100 through the door received a swag bag.

Filled with tea, coupons, Baltimore Magazine, Style magazine and Chespeake magazine (the last 2 with a year subscription). It was worth the trip. Dinner left a lot to be desired, only cheese trays and chicken wings. The only veggies were the celery for the wings. But I tried not to eat to much and had only one glass of wine. It was a fun event.

The rest of the weekend was spent helping at the sale. And I had one big home project. This is my home office room.

All these windows have great light in the room – but it actually makes it hot in the summer and cold in the winter. And the sun is a great fader – so all my book spines are a bit paler. So I bought new blinds! And after some trouble with stripping screws with the drill, I successfully hung all five blinds.

I love the way they hang, and hopefully they will provide some privacy and some thermal benefits too. But after all the work I have done, I am one tired cookie tonight.

Saturday I made some pumpkin oats to fuel the hanging. They are oats, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, dried cranberries, and walnuts and some white chocolate wonderful from peanut butter company. Yum.

My latte foam looks like a latte mug on a plate. :)

One other thing, this week I decided to have someone come and cut the ivy in my yard and plant some flowers. Unfortunately I am too short to reach the top of the garage next door, and it had started to look like Medusa. But it now looks nice.

Now to figure out dinner, and run get some cat food. Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

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