Is it just me of does each weekend seem to fly by faster than the last? It feels like Friday afternoons I can’t look forward to the weekend anymore and then by Sunday night I wonder where it all went? How come the rest of the days of the week don’t do the same? And how the heck I am going to get anything accomplished when I have kids when there seems to be less hours in the weekend than the previous week.
I am in Australia so this was not caused by day light savings, and I am not pregnant just thinking that when I am (in 10 years) I will have even less hours than I do now.
Saturday morning I woke up, threw on my yoga clothes and got ready to head into the city for class… Ben decided he would sleep until it was almost too late for yoga, then when we couldn’t find any cash he’d ultimately say “guess we can’t go.” That was perhaps his evil plan, but it backfired when I said then we’ll just have to do our own class. I turned on my Yoga Studio App and selected a harder class to kick our buts like the one we were supposed to go to would have done.
After yoga we spent the afternoon cooking homemade potato chips – which for the first time ever – did not burn! Followed by lunch and then chilled on the couch for an hour.
Ok, now I see where my weekend goes. The couch sucks it out of me and doesn’t give it back. Clearly I need to spend more time on my couch during the week and hope the days get sucked out instead.
Then we took advantage of this gorgeous weather and headed to the beach.
I hate that in a photo you can’t actually see how high those waves are. They are in fact at least 10ft. high and the red flags were up which meant no swimming. There were all of 10 people laying on the sand – which sounded to us like a terrible idea as the winds were so strong. Instead we wandered across the street to Estabar and got the only Whole30 item on their menu, a mango smoothie.
We walked back to the beach to enjoy.
Ok, it looks disgusting, but we enjoyed the heck out of that thing! It was perhaps one of the best smoothies I have ever tasted; and is easy enough to recreate too… once I perfect it you’ll be able to enjoy that just as much as we did!
When we got home we spent the rest of the evening cooking, doing a little construction work, and then watching the movie Play It Cool.
We’d never heard of this one, and it wasn’t too bad. It was a cute rom-com with Chris Evans as a guy who hates love, and then falls in love with the unattainable girl in a relationship. A good low budget film for our quiet night in.
Following the movie we facetimed my dad and chatted about our plans for when we visit him in America next month. It’s only 20 days away and we are beyond excited. In fact I spent all day today planning out trip and not doing work. Whoops.
Sunday morning we got up at the crack of dawn and headed to the Adamstown Markets and snagged some pretty good deals. I picked up two plates, vintage tongs, two ceramic baking dishes, and a wooden serving board for $10 – all perfect for food photography!
We then ended up back at the beach on the way home for another mango smoothie – I’m telling you it was that good! The waves were much better but the sky was overcast and cloudy so it wasn’t ideal beaching weather. Such a bummer all the good beach weather happens during the week.
I hate bugs, hate them! While talking to my dad Saturday night Ben and I had a little visitor join us on the couch – a cockroach. I flipped. W spent the remainder of Sunday morning exterminating our house. So far so good as we seem to only find dead ones around here now. Still disgusting, but better than alive.
Since we couldn’t spend the day outdoors we drove down to Tuggarah for lunch at MadMex (the only place we can get a Whole30 meal around here and not have to cook it!) and to see Still Alice – in which I proceeded to ball my little eyes out.
Julianne Moore is so deserving of her Oscar for this performance. I absolutely loved this movie and felt so many connections to this movie and my own life as my grandmother is living with dementia. It was really powerful and opened my eyes to what people going through Alzheimers must feel like every day and how hard life can be for someone with the disease.
We took the long road home and when we arrived worked on putting together more food photography boards before calling it a night with our pork belly dinner and bed.
What is you favorite thing to shop for at a market?
What movies have you seen lately?