The Weekend

I'm reflecting on how NICE the weekend was. The boys were away at the NCAA Big 10 Tournament, so it was just a girls weekend in the house. I didn't cook, I didn't straighten anything up and I watched whatever suited my fancy. I didn't even mind making special trips to the Super Pantry just because my daughter was craving some Krispy Kreme doughnuts - it was just low key like that.

So the weekend recap?

Friday night - We watched the movie "Stupid Crazy Love". Trailer is below:

If you haven't seen it, go rent it next weekend. Funny and touching.

Saturday morning, I made a trip out to Marathon Training headquarters because the training T shirts were being distributed. Hey, I paid for it, and even if I can't run this year's race, I'm getting my T shirt.
69/365+1 Marathon Training Shirt
Bright, eh? It's even brighter in real life. I desaturated the photo because it hurt my eyes.
I ran into a couple friends from my pace group and gave them the update on my knee. They think I should train for triathlons now. Hmm, I'll have to think about that really hard. After next year's marathon.

Saturday afternoon, a late lunch with Erica. We originally planned to eat at Red Lobster, but right before leaving, we got into an argument. This resulted in a two hour silent standoff delay. Panera was easier and just as good.

Saturday evening, and it's time for me to go out with several friends. We ventured down to campus to eat at The Flat Top Grill - a custom stir fry restaurant where you pick out the ingredients for your stir fry, and they cook it up fresh for you on this open grill. A really neat restaurant.

But since there was an hour wait, we ventured around the "Main Strip", aka Green Street:
Down 6th and Green #uiuc #lux #chambana

Into the Urban Outfitters store, that has cool stuff that I would buy if I didn't already have a bunch of similar toys:
A #Holga to Match Every Outfit #lux
The clothes there are really cute, too, but at my age, I really can't pull it off....

Finally, it's dinner time:
Bowl of My Dreams

We were tucked into a nook at the back of the restaurant and I loved the big red lamp above our table:
Seeing Red

Sunday Afternoon - we went out to the horse stable and the girls took Caesar and Cody out for a trail ride.
Trail Riding #twotakes #horses

And I'm having fun with the self timer on my iPhone camera:
On Location

I took a bunch of pictures of the girls galloping in on their horses, but I don't have time right now to get them off my big camera - perhaps tomorrow.

And that was our relaxing weekend. We're looking forward to the warm week ahead and Spring Break just a few days away. I guess that mean more relaxation for the kids but not for me.

Linked to Mosaic Monday

Pondside  – (March 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM)  

Sounds like a good weekend - enough of the things that matter - friends, family, food and being outdoors.

eileeninmd  – (March 12, 2012 at 3:31 AM)  

Sounds like a nice weekend. Panera Bread has yummy food. I love the shot of the girls riding on their horses. Lovely series of photos, have a great week!

black eyed susans kitchen  – (March 12, 2012 at 8:13 AM)  

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Your town is so similar to our town....restaurants and Urban Outfitters.

puna  – (March 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM)  

Sounds like a great - and real - weekend. I know that disagreements with your young ones can tend to put a damper on things and I'm glad you didn't let it get in the way! I love the last mosaic of you by the way. Sorry you can't do the marathon but you are handling it with such grace...

Mary Howell Cromer  – (March 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM)  

It looks like you had a marvelous weekend and lots of good food! ;) I love both Red Lobster and Panera and would have had a hard time choosing even if there had been no arguement prior to going. Hoping that your leg is healing~

Unknown  – (March 12, 2012 at 8:36 PM)  

I wish you well with your recovery. My girl friend just got a knee replaced and is so happy with it now. There was so much pain till she got where she is now.

Love your collage!

tinajo  – (March 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM)  

Sounds like a good weekend - especially all the food! :-)

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