Weekends are quickly becoming my favorite thing. I know that's strange - who doesn't love weekends? But before this year - I didn't. I was either working (retail never sleeps) or Paul was (medical interns never sleep). And then Paul was deployed and weekends always made me sad because everywhere I went it seemed to be "family time." I relished the weeks where the Internet was busy and my work kept me occupied.
But now - for a short time (after his GMO tour, Paul will start residency and never sleep) - we have weekends together. And it's awesome.
This past one was wonderful. We collected our first basil harvest* and made pesto. We caught up with Sons of Anarchy and finished season 4 - WOW - what a show. We watched comedian Jim Gaffigan's Mr. Universe stand up special (totally worth the five bucks) and I laughed until I cried.
Saturday morning, I drove to LA and ran in the She Runs LA 10k with my running partner veronica. (It was an 80s themed race and though we had talked about what we were going to wear, we were still surprised to realize we had dressed as twins.) It was my first 10k and my goal was to come in at under an hour. I was happy to hit 55 minutes, but my feet were pretty mad about it. Turns out my super minimalist shoes are a bit too minimal for long runs without training... I need much more practice, clearly. Either way though - I love races. I always forget how satisfying it is to finish and my love for running is re-hyped all over again.
And then Saturday evening, Paul and I met up with Amanda and Nate Driver to take some photos. Amanda got in touch with me right after Paul got home and wanted to gift us a photo shoot in honor of Paul's return. I was excited, of course, and we decided to take them around our second anniversary (which is next week). We took a bunch downstairs in our house (!!) and then around our neighborhood. I was able to get a peek at a few as they were shooting - and OH MY - I am thrilled - at one point I may have jumped up and down clapping. Cannot wait to see the finished results and share here. Cannot believe how much Paul and I have grown up since our engagement shoot in July 2009.
And then Sunday was a lay around, catch up on work (the blog never sleeps), grocery shop, farmer's market, make a pizza & harvest* mint for mojitos day. No complaints here.
I am ready to hit the ground running this week. The BLOG 2.0 class is open for registration again! The stamp pop-up shop launches this week! It's going to be so rad. I have lots of posts in my brain to get ready for the blog as well... when life gets busy, the blog gets busy. Excitement central around here. Let's roll.
*I love calling trimming my patio herb garden "harvesting".