Weekend Recap: SPG Life

My “weekend” started a little bit early this week, as I took Friday off work to go to the beach. I decided last month that it was silly that I’ve been working in Florida for 1.5 years and have barely seen the ocean, so I am now trying to take one Friday off a month to stay in Florida and enjoy the beach! Last time I stayed at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach; this time, I stayed two doors down {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Essentialism in Scheduling

This was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time! A huge variety of activities, quality time with a lot of wonderful people, and some epiphanies about how I want to schedule my weekends in the future. Friday was pretty hectic at work, but it ended with the bimonthly women’s book club that I run. This month, we were discussing Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, which I found fascinating and inspiring – I’d highly recommend it. I had thought {Read More}

Weekend Recap: End of Rainy Spring

This weekend was pretty low-key, in large part to some bad weather most of the weekend! I’m about ready for summer, so it was kind of a bummer to have icky weather so often. First, on Friday, I hosted my annual Cinco de Mayo party (yes, a week late, due to lots of other fiestas last weekend). Unfortunately, the scheduling turned out to really not be in my favor. I originally planned to host the belated celebration on Saturday, but after {Read More}

Weekend Recap: A Full Weekend Off Work!

I did my best this weekend to take both Saturday and Sunday off work… and was pretty proud that I mostly succeeded! Of course, it took me working till 8pm Friday night to do so, but I’ll gladly take the baby steps to better work-life balance. After work on Friday, one of my neighbors came over for a drink and to catch up, which was fantastic. Although my work takes me all over the place, I love being a part of {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Solo Ski Getaway

Last weekend was pretty spectacular, and it helped me start this week feeling refreshed… and hopeful about a new direction I’m planning to take going forward. Work has been pretty intense lately, and while I’ve fit in time for fun on weekends, there hasn’t been a single day in the last month that I haven’t had to do a few hours of work to keep things afloat. I know that I have workaholic tendencies, but when I discussed my weekend {Read More}

Weekend Recap: All the Skiing and All the Zoodles

Work has really been stressing me out these last few weeks, and I haven’t been sleeping well as a result. I know the importance of sleep, and did my best to prioritize it, but many nights I would just wake up in the middle of the night worrying and unable to get back to sleep – so I’d get up at 3am and start my day then. I was surprised to find that even on such little sleep, I was {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Mardi Gras Fete

This weekend involved a ton of work, and… not much of everything else. But I did take a break on Saturday night to throw my annual Mardi Gras fete (“Party Gras!”), so let’s recap that, shall we? I made basically the same menu as last year, except I cut the King Cake from the rotation. Even though it’s a classic Mardi Gras dish, and the tradition of baking a baby into it is fun, I’m not really a big fan {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Beaver Creek Culinary Weekend

Weekend recap a week behind… it’s been a rough week! But I’ll post last weekend’s tonight, and hopefully will do this weekend’s tomorrow. I want this documented for my own personal diary to look back on later ;) Later this spring, I was planning on buying a condo in the mountains. (I’m no longer sure whether that’s financially possible for me due to some major upsets this week, but we’ll see.) To help me make a well-informed decision, I decided {Read More}

Weekend Recap: A(pple Cider Vinegar), B(urpees), and C(ookies)

I mistakenly thought the last week of work before holiday break would be slow, but it was in fact crazy as I tried to get everything done before Christmas. So while I started writing my recap of last weekend on Monday night, it’s now Saturday morning and I’m still trying to finish. Oops! But I’m really enjoying doing these weekend recaps, which allow me to look back on what I did each week, diary-style. Remember when that was how most {Read More}

Fire in the Hole: My Most Exciting Thanksgiving Ever

This year, I hosted my Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night rather than Thursday, which meant that I ran the Louisville Turkey Trot after eating all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, drinking my homemade apple cider bourbon (another check on my fall bucket list!), and staying up super late. Not really ideal pre-race behavior! But before I tell you about the race, let’s back up so I can tell you about the most exciting Thanksgiving I’ve yet experienced. (Yup, this beats the year my {Read More}