Sunday, March 20, 2011


Remember how I said I had Wednesday-Sunday off? It was going to be a wonderful weekend?

Yep. It was!

Since I worked Tuesday night, I did have to sleep until about noon Wednesday-- and when I woke up....I put on my garden-gear and got STRAIGHT to planting for flowers, picking weeds, etc.

Here are a few "moments" from the weekend (pictures will be coming....tomorrow? Tuesday? Wednesday?)

  • Getting time to go to spin-class with Ryan- this is the only "exercise class" I can tolerate that doesn't irritate me. I don't get bored. And people don't get in the way. I also like my boxing class - because it involves a punching bag.
  • Searing the most tender, perfect, amazing venison loins on the grill. They were marinated over-night in Red Wine. Served with fresh green-beans. Mmm
  • Doing more gardening - planting Primroses & petunias.
  • Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at an Irish pub near our house with some good friends. I love me some green beer!
  • Doing a 10 mile hike, and being rewarded 4 miles in with giant pools of water! My crazy husband even cliff dived! I just waded in the cold water....
    • On a side note...I think we got mini-heat stroke. 6 hours hiking/running in 86-degree heat, and hot AZ sun. Yikes!
  • Spending Friday & Saturday morning sitting in our backyard sipping coffee....ahhhh
  • Saturday morning Ryan studied -- while I cleaned out and went to the gym. While @ the gym...I witnessed a 70-something woman do an entire dance routine.....on the stair master. It kind of made my day. She could've been a You-Tube Sensation
  • Saturday afternoon was spent smoking ribs & sipping mojitos. I also made a Cranberry Vinagrette salad & baked beans
  • Saturday evening Ryan's family came over for dinner. It was the 1st time we've ever made our ribs for other this made for some nerves! But....they turned out just perfect.
So yes, it was a good weekend! Cooking. Gardening. Hiking. Working out. I'd say it was exactly what I needed.

AND....This is my last week of night shift!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha, that is awesome about the 70-something dancing on the cardio machine! That would totally make my day - too funny!

Mmm, ribs sound glorious right now! I have not had red meat in awhile!

qwerkyqook said...

No more night shift!!! Yay. I'm catching up on blogs tonight. Crossbreeding/nerdy experiments is probably the best thing I read all week :) And, rhubarb slush. Yes please !! YUM.

B and B said...

Sounds like a great weekend!
Your food sounds incredible, too!

Did I miss the second installment of the bad car weekend? Darn.

Marlys said...

Wonderful staycation you had! You were so lucky to see that lady do that dance routine! This morning on the news they showed a man who skydived for his 100th birhtday! Some people just amaze me! I can't wait to see pictures - food sounded so good! And you must finish the car story before you forget completely!

Mama Nastase said...

Thank you AGAIN, for having us over on Sunday. Your hardwork on the yard is paying off, it looks beautiful! And the ribs tasted better than the pictures look. Seriously, DELICIOUS! We felt so special, knowing how long they take to cook and how much work you guys put into dinner. Love you both very much!