Last week was an adjustment. I’ve gone from being totally unscheduled for almost 10 weeks, to back in a routine. I know, y’all are all laughing at me because I was so fortunate to have that time off, so no one feels bad for me. I get it. But it is hard to get back in a routine! I can’t run errands during the day anymore, or do little chores. Trying to learn how to manage my time again will take a few weeks, I think.
By Friday night, I was just exhausted. I went to a work event for a bit,walked home, and was done for the night. I cooked dinner, turned out HGTV, and was in bed by 11. I tried to make up for it on Saturday & Sunday though!
|Rainy Weekend| Our weather was pretty dreary most of the weekend, to be honest. I snapped this on my run Saturday morning. By afternoon, it cleared up and was really nice though. The rain and storms did make for great sleeping weather though – I slept 8-9 hours a night, which was wonderful. I am still getting used to the noise of the city, so some extra sleep is always welcomed.
|Sunday Brunch| I wen to brunch and shopping with a friend Saturday. We went to The Hampton Social (which was amazing), where they had live music and open windows. It was beautiful.
We were seated in the apparently enviable spot under the “Rose all day” sign, so our entire meal, people took photos. Some people even asked us to move. I highly recommend the food, but maybe don’t sit under the sign. 😉
|Dinner at Perennial Variant| My dear friend Jax and I went to dinner at Perennial Variant in Lincoln Park on Saturday night. We had some awesome cocktails, and a bunch of appetizers, and then skipped the main course and went to dessert. Their chai gelato was so yummy.
|Gym Tours| I ran errands, cleaned the apartment, meal prepped/planned, and did laundry on Sunday. I went to visit a few gyms also, but I still haven’t joined anything. Its really hard to find the right place! Right now I am just running outside and going to classes at Core Power Yoga, but I really want a gym with good classes, ideally with two locations – one by my apartment, and one by work. Any recommendations??
|Meal Prep| I did some major meal prepping on Sunday after going to Whole Foods, and a Target date with one of my friends. I roasted peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. I also made a massive pot of turkey chili for dinner tonight and lunches during the week. While the chili was cooking, I prepped all my fruits and veggies for the week. Cheers to an easier eating week because I prepared!!