Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to be some depressing post about crappy stuff that happened to me over the weekend. I do my best to stay positive on the blog… and in life for that matter. Not to mention, my weekend was pretty wonderful. No complaints, here!
Jarid’s Mom, aka, Momma Snyder, turned the big 5-0 on Friday, so she, Poppa Snyder, Jarid and I all went out to Red Lobster for a birthday meal.
Instinctively, I ordered up a pound of snow crab legs as my meal. They were good, but I have a feeling the chef was a bit heavy handed with the salt shaker while boiling them. We spent the night afterward at the house, chatting and just enjoying each others’ company.
Saturday morning, I made my husband some breakfast and saw him off to his “2nd job”. It’s in quotes, because he only does it once a month to help out a friend of his Dad’s who owns a beer distributor.
I did a nice elliptical workout before making some lunch.
Roasted brussel sprouts, parsnips, and zucchini with salt, rosemary, and parsley. I had a chicken breast on the side, but it was camera shy. Before I knew it, I had to get ready to meet up with the hubs at my Mom’s house… we had more birthdays to celebrate!
Uncle Dave, and my cousin Allison (left). We decided that it would be easiest since there were so many January birthdays, to celebrate them all together.
Sunday at church, we picked up two baby bottles after listening to an advocate share some touching and amazing stories during the service. The whole theme of the morning was the “Sanctity of Life Sunday“. In case you haven’t seen this type of thing before, let me explain.
Jarid and I will be saving all our change to fill these bottles. All of the money will be donated to the Capital Area Pregnancy Center. Here’s what they provide:
“A safe place for women and families facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. We believe in empowering women to make the best choices for themselves and their future. If you are concerned that you are pregnant and need someone to talk to, we want you to know we are here for you.”
Sunday night, after running some errands and finally making it home to get the house in order, we headed to Mike and Julie’s, place to watch “Pitch Perfect” and hang out. It was SUCH a good movie and I can’t tell you how many times I had to hold myself back from belting out the songs. We always have a blast with those two!
Although I had off work on Monday, I wasn’t totally content… I couldn’t spend the day with my husband, so how exciting could it really be since he had to work? In my eyes, it meant doing some laundry, dishes, and cleaning before heading to the local community college where I helped out with a basketball practice.
It’s always good to see a previous coach. I’ll be totally honest, my coach at the community college was the best one I’ve ever played for. She was supportive, confidence boosting, effectively motivating, yet constructively critical, and very knowledgeable — she played at Boston College herself! I admire her. It was a lot of fun to play again, but I knew right away I’d be sore and tired a few hours after.
After these two hours (10am-12), my body was WORN out. Being in elliptical shape and being in basketball shape are two very, very different things. I can tell you already, I am sore in my hip flexors (inner & outer), and my arms/shoulders. Like a good wife, I picked up lunch for Jarid from Jimmy the Hot Dog King (he is so obsessed with hot dogs!) and delivered it to his office as a mini consolation prize for having to work while I was off.
I wanted a big, nutritious meal, which I ended up digging into at about 1:15PM at Wegman’s (by this time, I was starvin’ marvin’). Whenever I decide to eat from the hot bar at Weggie’s, as we so lovingly nicknamed it, Jarid calls it a hodge podge… in this box, we have garlic chicken & vegetables, chicken and broccoli, braised cabbage, roasted butternut squash, marinated mushrooms, red beets, and some wokery seared squash & red peppers. Hits the spot everytime.
Oh yeah, and on a random note, check out these beautiful flowers that Jarid gave me as a “four month anniversary” gift. He’s amazing, I tell ya!
So, here comes the woe… last night, coldest day of the winter to date, our heat decided to stop working. I was freeeeeezing when the temperature slowly dropped to about 60 in the house… I know, I’m being dramatic… but when you’re used to 73 degrees, that much of a drop seems worse than it really is. Thank the LORD, Jarid was able to follow the directions from the guy at our fuel company to somehow reset our furnace… What a relief! Especially considering it was 14 degrees when I left for work this morning! I sure hope this is the coldest it gets, because my fingers felt like icicles after being outside for 30 seconds today!
Here’s to SPRING! 🙂