Food · Personal

what we did this weekend {and a late weekly menu}

So cliche, but Monday comes way too fast.  Someone really needs to work on making the work week 4 days and the weekend 3. I SWEAR I would be productive on that one extra day!

We had a very busy weekend and the weather finally cooperated. It was so nice to see the sun and not have to warm up my car before I got in it.

Friday night I was able to leave work an hour early for a dinner date with Matt. We scooted to the city to go to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Tortilla Flats. It did not disappoint. Since we ate dinner so early we decided to stay in town and grab a dessert drink al fresco on Thayer street.

Saturday I got an unintentional early start at 5:30 am thanks to Penelope. Good news is I was done with my grocery shop, morning coffee and outdoor run by 10. Matt was working all day and I texted some friends to see if P and I could visit them and their new puppy, Goose.  On our way up we grabbed the newest Ruggiero some treats and a toy and spent the afternoon relaxing in the sun while the puppies wrestled between nap breaks.


Saturday night I happily made myself a random concoction from the pantry and fridge and had dinner on the porch with P {she actually was passed out from her play date} and listened to music and enjoyed the rest of the day.

Sunday I had no idea what the day was going to bring.  Matt was overwhelmed with options so we started our day with going out to breakfast to sort out all plan options. From breakfast we decided we were going to take on the Roger Williams Zoo.  We were the only people there without kids, but we could have cared less. IMG_6701

Then we were back at square one with nothing to do at about 11 AM.  We accidentally stumbled upon the Providence Flea Market. It was terrible to say the least if I’m being honest.  There was maybe one stand with useful things and they were hand painted signs I don’t need right now, but they were beautiful and the girl was painting them right there as well which was a nice touch.

We realized the only thing left to do was grab an appetizer and a drink and sit outside, so we did exactly that. We love going to Hemmenway’s for dinner and they also have outdoor seating when the weather permits {and they let you dine with your pups outside as well!}. We got some raw bar, since we weren’t starving yet and I got a delicious seasonal blackberry cocktail.IMG_6700

We went home to be with Penelope after and took naps.  The weekend felt over at that point, meal prepping and getting ready for the week ensued.  We did have a burger bar for dinner which was so delicious, P agreed.IMG_6699

Now I just have to make it to Friday and hopefully the forecast changes to something a little more appropriate for mid June. Focusing this week on pushing myself during my workouts. I did have a mini personal triumph this weekend.  On Saturday morning I went for a “slow jog”.  These slow jogs ended up  being about 12 minute miles on my worst days. On Saturday they were under 10 minutes! I was so happy with myself that my new slow is my old fast! We can ignore the fact I nearly died when I got home because it was so hot out and had to lay on the kitchen floor.

Also focusing this week on clean eating.  feeling like I need a good week to kick start myself back up. Menu for this week is below.

Weekly Menu 6.11.17

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! I promise I am trying to get better at documenting my days and weekend.  I won’t let Matt touch his food without a photo, he caught on quick!

Christie Marie xo


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