If you live in the upper MidWest I'm sure you've been taking full advantage of the amazing weather we've had as of late. I was able to have my windows wide open all weekend, which was a blessing since there was an awful rancid smell in my apartment on Friday.
It was a pretty relaxed weekend which was fine by me seeing how busy the previous weekend was.
Friday night broke my 3 date curse with a date at Comedy Sportz. We started with a drink at my place and walked over to Comedy Sportz to purchase our tickets. We went to the 10:30 show which is NC-17 and hilarious. It's an improve comedy club and I thought the comedians/actors were pretty funny.
Saturday morning I was supposed to be out in St. Paul running 13.1 miles. My ankle was still slightly swollen and it hurt too much that I knew it wouldn't be a smart decision to even try. So, since it was such a gorgeous day I decided to spend it inside. Go me! I did get out for a few minutes while I walked over to Lund's. I had rented some Redbox movies for the night and wanted to make food for the week.
On the movie menu: Neighbors and The Fault In Our stars. Food menu: lasagna and pot roast.
I watched Neighbors while cooking my lasagna and then devouring two giant pieces before freezing the rest for lunches throughout the week.
I wanted a good sappy, cry me a river movie. I started to read The Fault In Our Stars, but didn't finish it, so I was not at all prepared for the flood of tears that came out the last 3/4 of the movie. Holy sad.
Since I was all whopped up on sappy/romance tears I browsed the "romance" section of HBO's movies and came across Prisoners with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Obviously a stud worthy cast so I clicked play. News flash. Prisoners is not a romantic movie. Hugh's daughter is kidnapped and Jake is the cop. There's blood and suspense and fighting...someone at HBO has a twisted idea of what romance is all about, or maybe I do and I've been going about it all wrong. To be determined I suppose.
Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of my upstairs neighbor blending something so I figured it would be a great time to get up and start my day as well. It was once again a glorious Fall day so I took my daily walk to Lund's to return my Redbox movies and satisfy my sweet tooth by purchasing some ice cream (speaking of sweet tooth, mine has been completely insatiable. Someone just gave me a cookie and I want 10 more).
When I returned home I started my pot roast with some carrots and onions. I used wine instead of water because we all know everything is better with wine, whether you are drinking it or eating it.
Side note: I purchased BV Coastal Estates Merlot and it is divine. Smooth, rich and just oh so delish. I did not use this wine for cooking. That would be a sin.
Just as I sat down to watch the Vikings and enjoy my little apartment filling up with the amazing smell of a pot roast cooking, mom called and asked if I wanted to come over and give Miley a bath. Clearly it doesn't take much for me to go hang out with my little lady. I gave her a bath and watched the second half + overtime of the Vikings game and we somehow managed to come out with a win.
Me and my parents have a knack for Hallmark movies so once dad gave me full control of the remote I flipped the channel and soon mom and dad came in to join me while devouring my favorite Angeno's pizza.
When I got home later that evening, my pot roast was falling apart in the crock pot and ready to portion out for my dinners for the week. All that's left now is to add some mashed potatoes.
I stayed up way past my bedtime waiting for CSI to come on because it's the only way to properly close out the weekend. I was sorely disappointed when the news came on instead. Regardless, it was a successful weekend and I'm ready to tackle another work week.