I was a homebody this weekend, CLE. Between not making plans and the snow, I had a little “at home” R&R and I have to say, it was pretty great!
Friday morning, I decided to try a new (for me) class at Fitworks: Dance/Step/Weights. Through this class I learned that I have no problem making a complete fool of myself in a windowed room where everyone else at the gym can see you. Other things I learned: I am clearly the most uncoordinated human being on the planet and CLEguy and I better register for dance lessons before the wedding.
Friday evening, I had some friends over for a girls’ night in. CLEguy had gone up to Detroit for the Auto Show, so a giggly, gossipy, wine-infused evening was clearly in the cards.
We ate take-out Chinese food,
watched “Gilmore Girls” (I got the complete series for Christmas),
and pretty much talked non-stop. Girls’ nights in are good for the soul!
The next morning, I got up bright and early with every intention of helping my friend Beth and her husband move into their new house. However, I was greeted with this:
Completely unable to even get out of my driveway, I had to bail on helping move boxes and settle in to being stranded. Nature was forcing me to relax. So, in honor of the many games of “Family Feud” I played on the iPad that day, here’s the top things I did while snowed in:
1. Watched more “Gilmore Girls.”
2. Finally started reading the third book in “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” series.
3. Made dough for homemade pizza crust and homemade bread.
4. Finished the wine from Friday night.
5. Bundled up and attempted to shovel the driveway/missed the days of living in a condo where they would shovel for me/ended up paying the neighbor kids $20 and some brownies to do it for me.
6. Drove the pups crazy (and vice versa).
All in all, being stranded wasn’t so bad. It’s rare for me to “time-out” like that on a weekend, but maybe I need to do more of it.
Sunday, CLEguy and I had the final walk-through of our house and it went perfectly. As I mentioned, we’ve been house-hunting and everything seems to be falling into place so well.
For Sunday dinner, I made classic beef stew in the slow cooker. Not only did it make the house smell yummy for the walk-through, it’s also a perfect wintertime meal. I also used the rest of the dough I made Saturday to make homemade bread for sopping up the stew. Delicious!
Since we wanted to celebrate the walk-through going well, we popped a bottle of bubbly, which does not pair all that well with stew. Oh well, it was still a nice celebration! We should be in our new house by the beginning of March! Now, who wants to help pack boxes?!
Hope you had a great weekend, CLE! If you actually got out and about in the world, tell me what you did!