I want to wish a VERY extra happy and special birthday to my good friend Emily! I hope you have THE best day. Can’t wait to celebrate real soon!!!
Another great weekend in this great city! This weekend was all about new adventures, new friends, and getting back on track! Friday night I ended up staying in because I knew the rest of the weekend was going to be jammed packed. So, glad I did.
Saturday I started my day off with a yummy breakfast (Shakeology and gluten free toast with turkey bacon and scrambled eggs) and sending off birthday wishes. For those of you who don’t know me I LOVE sending cards to my friends just because, but even more so on their birthday’s. I never can send just one card because I end up finding so many great ones. (Side note: Never leave me alone in an aisle with cards or Hallmark store; I’ll never leave!) I also love stickers, yet they’re so hard to find these days! My best friend’s dad Papa Hughes (shout out) calls me “the sticker lady.” (Side note: When he got injured last year the sticker lady sent him stickers for his helmet. 🙂 )
During the day on Saturday I joined some new friends at Wimberley Valley Winery for a wine tasting. We had a great time trying different wines and getting to know each other. Their sweet wines that they produces are delicious! I tried the plum and the blush; they would be good during the summer as sangria.
I’m still amazed how many people are looking to make new friends and branch out; it’s awesome! After the winery we went to Salt Lick BBQ, a staple here in Austin. While I wasn’t super impressed by the bbq, the cole slaw was yummy and the atmosphere was really cool. (Sorry all you Salt Lick BBQ lovers.) I’m glad I went, and would go again to try their spicy bbq sauce. My co-worker said it’s better than their regular bbq sauce. I had so much fun hanging with these ladies.
After a great day exploring more of Austin and making new friends, I went to a birthday party for a new friend that I met through MeetUp. I had a great time celebrating and meeting even more people. Talk about a small world, the girl whose place we were hanging at moved to Austin 8 months ago from Silver Spring, MD, AND she went to college with someone I know from Pittsburgh. Seriously such a small world.
Sunday Funday! The morning was spent planning meals for the week, going to the grocery store, and running other errands. I’m starting Insanity Asylum 1 this week and it is important that I get enough calories and nutrients to fuel my body. Planning what I eat for the week helps stay me on track.
The afternoon brought some fun in the sun with a walk around Town Lake. It seriously was a beautiful day. I think next week I’m going to prepare better so I can be outside ALL day! Please note that at 5:30 p.m. yesterday is was 88 degrees. I’ve been told by several people this is normal, and to prepare myself for when it’s 9 p.m. and 100 degrees during the summer. A-W-E-S-O-M-E-!
After a long fun weekend I spent a couple of hours prepping food for the week. I have found that it is so much easier to do this so that I can open the fridge, grab what I need and go. It cuts down on cooking and cleaning for the week too. What could be better?
Looking forward to this week. More adventures with new friends!
Question: Do you plan your meals out for the week, and do you prep food ahead of time?