Hey there. I’m jumping back into my normal groove today after a nice long weekend. Here’s a quick recap of it!
We got home around 1:30 on Friday afternoon. We spent some time cleaning the house and then I headed out for a long walk with the girls.
We walked for about an hour and fifteen minutes and the sun was setting as we got home. It was such a great walk because the girls desperately needed to get out of the house and get some exercise and I loved watching all of the families out playing in their yards and putting up Christmas decorations.
I went to yoga after our walk and then came home and hung out on the couch with my laptop, a magazine and Zoey. We always leave the pups with a dog sitter (we have someone stay at the house) but Tanner and I nicknamed her the “needy nugget” because she wanted to be so close all night long.
We wanted a break from meat and veggie kind of food on Friday night so we did takeout sushi from Namastay Kitchen.
I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast on Saturday and then headed back to the studio to take class at 9:30 before I taught at 11:15.
We had brunch at the restaurant after class. I had a salad topped with our housemade beet burger which is so good. I did a mix of two dressings, balsamic and a cider vinaigrette.
I was SO EXCITED about our afternoon plans. We went mattress shopping! We desperately needed a new mattress. It was to the point of feeling like we were sinking into the middle and I have been waking up with a sore back. I did my research on Consumer Reports and we headed to Mattress Firm armed with information. We ended up selecting the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Elite Kelburn which was Consumer Reports #2 ranked innerspring mattress. This one is actually half foam, half spring. It was the first bed we tried and after testing out 4-5 others and also going to West Elm to try the Casper mattress, our minds were made up. We also invested in two new pillows. The service at Mattress Firm was awesome and we ended up getting a really great deal on everything. The biggest bonus was that they were able to deliver our mattress at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning and haul off our old one.
When I was completing our checkout process, I looked over to see Tanner on the Tempurpedic Grand Bed and using the remote to prop up his head with the built-in massage feature turned on. Starting at a cool $8,000 for a king, I told him maybe next time. 😛
Okay, that was way too much information about mattress shopping but I am thrilled to have a new one. I think my back will thank me for it too!
We kept the home stuff going with a trip to Marshall’s where we purchased new throw pillows for the couch, a new comforter set for the master, a dog bed for the pug and some Christmas stuff.
We stayed in on Saturday night. We thought about ordering through Postmates but decided to venture out to La Shish Kabob to pick up our food. It’s our favorite spot for Middle Eastern food.
It’s in a strip mall in East Charlotte and is nothing fancy but the food is incredible and so reasonably priced.
We came home with a huge spread of food. We did the vegetarian plate (always a must), the chicken schwarma plate and the mixed kebob plate. The servings are very generous and we’re planning on eating the leftovers tonight.
Here’s my plate!
I wrapped up the evening with the last slice of my chocolate pecan chess pie.
We did our normal brunch after the mattress was delivered. Sourdough toast with butter, scrambled eggs, avocado, bacon and grapes.
Just under 7 miles at 8:15 with this speedy girl. She is a boundless ball of energy. This run felt so effortless and good. The weather was 52 and sunny and I was coming off of two rest/yoga days and was wearing a brand new pair of shoes. Newton just kindly sent me a new pair of Fate 2’s and I LOVE!
I taught yoga after I ran and then we went to get our Christmas tree.
Tree decorating snacks.
This is where the evening got really fun.
- We had a spirited debate/massive argument/WWIII (call it what you want) over how to string the lights on the tree. Tanner wanted to just “draped them across the part of the tree that you see” while I wanted to string them around in a circle from bottom to top. He thought I was completely crazy for going around the tree. After texting his brother to ask how he and his wife do it (and me getting validation), he went with my way. I saw we argued but we also laughed a ton too and he made a completely ridiculous video of me and took these photos. One of the things that I love about Tanner is his ability to add humor to situations like this and he was totally cracking me up even though I was trying to play serious.
- I reheated spaghetti sauce from the freezer and just as we were going into the kitchen to make our plate, we caught Zoey with her face in the sauce and she had taken down about half of it. Guess that run made her hungry.
- The tree fell over no less than three times while we attempted to light it. We took turns holding it “straight” while the other tried to screw it back into the base.
We finally gave up and waved the white flag. I’ll finish the tree later today. I told the story of our night to my yoga class this morning and one of our students came up and told me that the biggest fight she and her husband have ever had to this day was over a Christmas tree.
OMMMMMMM. Fa la la la happy holidays! Hope y’all had a great weekend.
Biggest tree decorating debacle?
Did you take a break from Thanksgiving-type of and eat a different type of cuisine over the weekend?
Did you decorate for Christmas over the weekend?
Do you drape Christmas tree lights or go in circles from bottom/top or top/bottom?