18 December 2017

Weekending {December 18}

Hey y'all,

I have no idea how we are only one week away from Christmas but that means this is also my last work week of the year! I am ready for Friday to come so that I can be out of the office for 10 days. Since we are so close to Christmas, I tried to find a balance this weekend of busy and relaxed.


Friday was a good day at work as some things were resolved before our big staff holiday lunch. After lunch I had a visitor in the office but I was able to wrap up some items and dwindle my to-do list. It's always the best feeling before heading into the next week.

Friday night I met up with my friend, Shelby, for dinner at McAlisters and then helping her finish up her Christmas shopping by wandering World Market and REI. I was home in PJs before 9pm which is a win in my book.


Saturday started bright and early with a 7:15am Barre3 class. It was a burner and the perfect way to kick off the weekend. After class, I headed to the grocery store to grab a few items then get ready for the day. 

At 10:30 I went to my WeightWatchers meeting and I am down -1.8lbs. Don't ask me how that happened with a week of holiday parties but I will take it! After my meeting I went to go get my nails done at Paintbase in Cary. I love this salon and I chose the color Fosses Fingers by Smith and Cult. It is a gorgeous terracotta color perfect for the holidays.

After that bit of self care, I met up with my bible study leaders to wrap some presents for the missional family we are connected with. The family has served in South East Asia for a few years but are currently state side so our group went and purchased Christmas gifts for the family this week.
The rest of the day was spent teaching my Pre-K class and attending service at church. I spent the night just hanging out after a quick stop at the WholeFoods Hot Bar and watching Younger Season 4.


Since I went to church on Saturday evening, I slept in and enjoyed my Sunday morning. I went to the 9:45am Barre3 class, went to yet another grocery store since when I went on Saturday morning they didn't have everything I needed for the week. When I got home I spent the early afternoon meal prepping, wrapping presents, baking for my book club party, and relaxing.

3pm rolled around and it was our Annual Book Club Christmas Party. We have a potluck with lots of yummy items and then we have a white elephant exchange with books. I was the most stolen from person. I started with the Woman in Cabin 10 (Its a great one if you need a recommendation), then I had The Things We Keep, then I had Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and finally I ended up with The Buccaneers.

After book club, I went to babysit for a few hours which meant I was able to catch the Hallmark movie, Christmas Connection. I ended the night trying on two pieces from LuLaRoe I ordered earlier in the week. I wouldn't necessarily wear them together but I am loving the skirt for our Christmas service this week.

What was your favorite thing about this weekend?

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1 comment

  1. Good job on that 1.8 lbs! That's always exciting.
    That salad looks amazing! I might be hungry...but I seriously was like yum, I need to go get the stuff to make the exact same thing.


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