Weekend Recap: Parking tickets, weddings & puppy shopping

First of all, I can’t even begin to start writing a new post without thanking ALL of you that reached out to me about my latest blog post on body image. From comments on here to texts to snaps to Instagram … Thank you SO much. <3

Since I haven’t posted since then, I’ll let you know that I finally got my hair done on Thursday night. After a three-hour appointment, it’s changed a little (and I love it!)

Friday was another day at the new job – officially made it through week 1 and it was awesome! Overwhelming, but a MUCH better fit for me. I got out of work and took the train home (I’ve been walking most days, but it was raining) A few little money issues bumped their way into my brain, so by the time I got home, I was kind of cranky. Ben and I watched a puppy training video and then headed out to run some errands.

Unfortunately when I got to my car I had not one, but TWO $200 tickets ($400 each, in case you don’t want to do math ๐Ÿ˜‰ on my window for not having a city pass … something I was slightly aware of but it kept slipping my mind. After a few trips back and forth to a place that sells them (also can’t find my Illinois registration, which was not helpful), I dropped an additional $216 on a city pass for the next year + late fees. I got back in the car with Ben, who started silently driving to Target and … it happened. My first panic attack in a long, long time. Ben was able to calm me down (while he was driving – ugh) and we got into Target to grab a card and a few other random things. I felt a lot better, mostly because panic attacks take absolutely all emotion out of me.

Finally around 9:30 p.m., Ben and I both hadn’t eaten so we went to Whisk (normally our brunch favorite) and got some chicken and waffles for dinner.

After eating, we jumped back in the car … only to find a $50 parking ticket on the window. I just laughed, but Ben got super irritated (not with me). Basically an entire night of something / someone “hurting” me and he was about over it. We headed home and chilled for the rest of the evening while I paid my $450 in new bills all on the credit card (yay #teamnosavingsbecausepoor)

Saturday I ended up sleeping in until 11 (much needed) and then got ready to head to Madison for one of my cousin’s wedding.

The wedding was small, but tons of fun to see a bunch of my family that I rarely see. They all loved Ben, obviously. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday, Ben and I headed out in the morning to get some puppy shopping done. We get our babe in a little less than three weeks!

After that, we walked to Lillie Q’s for brunch.

Once we finished up there (OMG SO GOOD) we headed to Starbucks so I could get some client work done. After a few hours there (and almost throwingย my laptop out the window) Ben and I headed to Best Buy where I picked up a small Chromebook. I’d much rather have a Macbook Pro or Air, but that’s just not in the budget right now. I loved playing around with it last night, so hopefully it’ll help me out! Unfortunately this wasn’t something I could wait on since I have clients now for my business and I can’t be spending a ton of time just trying to get my computer to boot.

The rest of the evening Ben and I set up our pup’s new space, cooked up some food for the week (because my stove isn’t working …) and vegged as much as possible. And now we’re on to Monday and week 2 at the new job! I’m actually writing this quick on my lunch break because I didn’t have time yesterday.

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: Graduation Weekend!

Hey friends! Happy Monday. I mean, technically I’m writing this on Sunday, but I’m hoping it’s a happy Monday for you so far.

I’m actually starting my new job at 10 a.m. on Monday, so hopefully I haven’t passed out from nervousness or gotten on the wrong train …

So back to the weekend!

On Thursday, I left my job around noon for the last time. I stopped at Qdoba to take myself to a going away lunch since I didn’t get one of those through work (it’s been a rough two weeks …) but as I was checking out, Ben texted me and told me he wanted to take me to lunch in the city as a celebration! So sweet.

We went to El Barco and as you can see in the photo above, I had a very large margarita (that ended up making me feel awful for the rest of the day (oops) and some fajitas.

After lunch, I headed back to Ben’s place with him. He got some work done and I napped/played on Instagram until he had to leave for his afternoon clients. The rest of the night consisted of just chilling – watching YouTube, playing around on Instagram and eating my earlier Qdoba I had bought for lunch. Thankfully I like Mexican food!

On Friday I woke up with Ben for his clients and hung around my place getting things done until meeting him at the gym to get in an upper body workout around 9:30. After that, I walked to a new gym close to my new office (attached to the building actually) for a new member experience tour and ended up signing up with them! It wasn’t a bad walking view …

Okay, Chicago. ๐Ÿ˜

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After the tour, I headed BACK to Ben’s gym (about a 3-mile walk round trip) and met him to quick eat some protein bars (#IIFYMLifeWhenYouForgetFood) and then we walked to the movie theater over near Michigan Ave. to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – which was AMAZING by the way. BABY GROOT IS THE BEST.

We got out of the movie around 3:45 and had to walk back to Ben’s gym to pick up our bags, then walked home. I’d say in all I probably walked well over 5-miles on Friday! Which was probably a great idea, because I hopped my butt in the car around 4:45 to head up to Green Bay and sat in traffic / drove a LONG distance for well over 4-hours.

Once in Green Bay, I picked up my sister and we headed over to Chili’s for dinner. Unfortunately I got extremely sick as soon as I ate and ended up being a party pooper the rest of the night. But I did get to see my cat, Oliver, that Jenny kept when I moved! And of course I took millions of pictures of him on Snapchat (JustJessie23) butttt I didn’t save any of them.

After very little sleep on Friday, Jenny and I woke up on Saturday, ran out to get some coffee and then got ready for the day because she GRADUATED!

I wasn’t feeling well all day, but we all went to get lunch/dinner around 3 and I was incredibly sick to my stomach. After dinner, I headed back to Chicago. Thankfully by the time I got home I was feeling better, but I’ve got to figure out these stomach issues. To start, Ben suggested cutting coffee out since it seems every day I get sick, I’ve had coffee. I don’t think that’ll be too difficult since I can get my caffeine from soda (although I want to cut that out at some point as well) but we’re going to cut it out for a month and see what happens.

Sunday morning was a little bit of a lie-in for Ben and I before he left to go to the suburbs to spend the day with his family for Mother’s Day. I actually walked all the way to my new gym (about a 40-minute walk which isn’t bad – I love walking) to get in a short lower body workout that I missed on Saturday.

Workout at FFC Union Station

There was barely anyone there (well, because I got there at 2 and they close at 3) so I was able to bumble around and figure my way out. I did get in some deadlifts, sumo squats and back extensions, though.

Chicago, IL

After working out, I walked around and found a Chipotle since I hadn’t eaten yet. After Chipotle, I decided to stop being a chicken shi*, found a train nearby that I can take and hopped on. And guess what? I did it right! You have no idea how proud of myself I was. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once I got home, there was a fiesta happening in my alleyway so I grabbed my computer and headed to SB. And no coffee – just a pink drink. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pink Drink at Starbucks

I left SB around 5:30, came home and ate the rest of my Chipotle from lunch (and about 12000 cookies – whoops). I watched a bunch of YouTube videos, did the dishes, did laundry and filled out my planner. I also packed a bag for Monday so that I could get in a workout before my first day!

Unfortunately the alley-party didn’t stop until quite late. Since I live in a coach house (pretty “normal” style apartments in Chicago) which means I live behind a normal house, my place is in an alley and backs up to a bunch of other houses. I finally got used to the alley noise, but having people parking their cars in the alley and blasting music until the late evening is a bit much. Maybe I’m old? Either way, Ben got home around 11 p.m. and they still hadn’t stopped. Itย was a Sunday, people! Thankfully I move in with Ben in a few months and while he does have some noisy neighbors, right now my apartment definitely has the nosiER neighbors. Okay, rant over. Maybe I’m just being a cranky geriatric, but there’s got to be some neighborhood cut off time for loud parties, right? Or is this just what I signed up for moving to Chicago? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe I’d feel better if they would’ve shared some of their chips and salsa …

So send some well wishes my way – I’m definitely feeling nervous for my first day (and tired…), but I’m very hopeful that it’ll be the right fit for me for this part of my life. Talk to you all soon!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: The Weekend I Forgot to Take Pictures

Good morning and happy Monday! It’s officially my LAST week at my current job, and while it’s going to be a trying week, I’m excited it’s finally here. I celebrated by waking up late, forgetting to put on makeup and buying myself an overpriced coffee – woohoo!

Also, apologies for the lack of blogs lately. I promise I will get back on track!

So, last Thursday I worked downtown with my client for the last time. ๐Ÿ™ It was also my friend’s last day with the company as well, so after work we headed over to a bar for a drink or two to celebrate. She’s the girl that somehow takes incredible candids of me … like this:

Friday I ended up working from home. It ended up being a slightly busy day, even though Fridays are usually pretty dead. I got in an upper body workout with Ben …

Boomerangin’ into the weekend ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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I spent the rest of the afternoon working and then logged off around 5:30. We made some last minute plans with Ben’s friends to get Korean BBQ (I don’t remember the name of the place) and then proceeded to eat about 500 lbs of protein each. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saturday morning started off pretty early and we took off to the Fit Expo in one of the suburbs to watch Ben’s cousin compete in a power lifting competition. It ended up being an all day adventure (and Andrew won – woo!) before we took off for home to quickly throw together an outfit to get BACK in the car to head to Milwaukee.

Once in MKE, we hung out with my friend Saige & Joel, then met up with Heather & Josh (#tripledate) at Wolf Peach – an amazing restaurant in Milwaukee. HIGHLY recommend. After dinner we headed over to Comedy Sportz, an improv comedy show that’s only $10 – soooo worth it! Then back to Saige’s for house.

Ben & Jessie - Comedy Sportz

On Sunday, Joel, Saige, Ben & I headed over to a brunch spot called Story Hill BKC and it was spectacular. I didn’t take any pictures, but Ben did.

After brunch, Ben and I headed back to Chicago for the rest of the day. I had a killer headache, so we chilled out at my apartment for the night – made spaghetti, watched Harry Potter and went to bed later than we should have. BUT the puppy breeder did send me a new picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

Golden Retriever

And now it’s Monday! Thursday is my last day this week, so the rest of the week I’ll basically be passing things off to other people! And celebrating come Thursday at 5 p.m. – woohoo!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: PUPPIES

Happy Monday! Thank you all for the kind words on Instagram / my blog on Friday regarding my new job!! So excited. But let’s just jump into this recap. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, on Thursday night I ended up getting dinner with Marette at Hutch – we both had fish tacos and I really loved it!

Hutch Chicago

It was so great catching up with Marette and having some girl time! Especially since I had just put in my notice, so I was needing a distraction.

Friday ended up being a pretty chill day working from home. My boss finally responded to my resignation (not nicely), but I still made it through the day. However, toward the end of the day I started researching puppy breeders and made an appointment with one! (more on that later …) Friday night Ben and I cooked some more Hello Fresh together, then drove out to the suburbs for his hockey game. I ended up being the only one in the stands, but I love supporting him, even if I’m by myself.

Saturday morning I woke up with Ben (he had to train, as always), did a few chores around my place and then took a nap – HA! ๐Ÿ™‚ I met up with him at the gym at 12:30 and met one of his old clients that was in the city for a chat before we worked out lower body. OH and I also got in my Gymshark order on Friday that I’m obsessed with (you’d see that on my Instagram stories if you were following meeeee)

Gymshark Flex Leggings

Ben and I got in some deadlifts, squats and lunges before calling it a day and heading home to get some stuff done. He ended up coming over later in the afternoon and we just hung out at my place while he worked. Super chill night because we had a long day on Sunday!

So Sunday we woke up and got ready to go to western Wisconsin to check out PUPPIES! It was about a four hour drive there, but totally worth it!

Our new baby will be coming to us in June! They’re only around three-weeks right now ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve got a few girl names picked out (Cora and Abby being our top picks) and I’m so excited!

The rest of the night is irrelevant (AKA we drove a lot, then went to bed)!

Linking up with Katie.ย 

Weekend Recap: Games & Brunch

Happy Monday! I can say that because this has definitely shaped up to be a pretty amazing Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even so, let’s take a quick look back at the weekend.

Friday I worked from home (and wrote a sneaky little blog post) for the day. I walked to the gym to workout with Ben over lunch, but my stomach was killing me so we just ended up walking home. Hey, at least I got in a walk?

The rest of the afternoon I spent working and logged off around 5. I got ready, headed over to Ben’s and we took off for a night in the city with one of our favorite couples, Frank and Draco. We had some drinks and sushi atย Niu Japanese Fusion Loungeย before heading to FTW – an arcade bar downtown. I had SO much fun! And Ben loved his super girly drink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

FTW Chicago

FTW Chicago

After a few hours of games, Ben and I headed home and were all tucked in before midnight. YES.

Saturday I actually slept in until 11 – what?! Ben had left around 7:30 to train his clients, but I just kept on sleepin’.

I met up with Ben at the gym around 1:30 for our own workout. I was not in the right mindset, but I still got through.

Once we got done, we headed to Big & Little’s to try out some tacos. I didn’t realize how popular the place was! It was pretty good, but if I’m honest … I’ve had better tacos in the city.

Big & Littles

Big & Littles

Once we were all stuffed, we headed back to Ben’s and pretty much chilled all night, watching a Netflix show and then some Harry Potter. Amazing Saturday!

Sunday we woke up pretty early (well, for us on a weekend at least) and after taking our time getting ready, we headed over to Whisk for brunch. I’ve been to Whisk before and I love it!

Whisk Chicago

We walked there since it was so beautiful out, and had a small wait so we stood outside.

I got the Buffalo Chicken Hash (which is what I got last time) and it was amazing again! Highly recommend.

Whisk Chicago

Ben got the Steak Hash and loved it, too! P.S. I just think he’s the most handsome date ever … ๐Ÿ™‚

Whisk Chicago

I was feeling a bit anxious all day, so after brunch we walked home, grabbing a few cake balls from West Town Bakery (no pics, but the french toast one was SO GOOD)ย on our way. Once home, Ben changed and we headed out to the dog beach again. We both have such crazy dog fever it’s not even funny. Ben was so sweet trying to keep me occupied all day so my mind wouldn’t get the best of me.

After the beach, we went to a park over by our apartments before I headed home to shower/eat quickly. Unfortunately the tortellini I ate made me extremely sick, so Ben and I watched a movie on the couch the rest of the night. Feeling much better this morning, though!

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Katie!

Weekend Recap: Girl Friend Time!

Goooood morning and happy Monday I just wrote Sunday!ย  It’s so beautiful out today and all I want to do is hang out outside!

I had a fantastic weekend and I’m so sad it went by so quickly! My friend Saige from Milwaukee came to visit Friday-Saturday and it was so much fun.

Friday we worked from home for awhile together, then she went out around lunch to meet up with her family. We met up again around 5, got ready at my place and headed to a little restaurant/bar called Charlatan near my apartment for a drink.

Drinks at Charlatan

We met up with “da boys” – aka Ben and her husband, Joel around 7:30, put in our name at Yuzu Sushi for dinner (hour and a half wait, come ON Chicago) and then headed over to Roots for a drink while we waited. Saige and Joel have met Ben, but it was in a huge party setting so this was the first time we all got to sit down and hang out. Also, it was my first “double-date” in like 5+ years?

Yuzu texted us awhile later and we headed over to grab out table. We shared a few apps, a bottle of wine (the restaurant was BYOB so Ben brought some over) and then got some sushi!

Yuzu Sushi

After dinner, Joel had to head out to his brother’s so he dropped Saige, Ben and me back off at Charlatan where we had ANOTHER drink. Let me just say – all three of us rarely drink, so it was a bit more than we were all used to.

Saturday morning was a slow start for us, but Saige and I took the time to do some face masks and then get ready slowly. It was GORGEOUS outside, so we headed out to Tuco & Blondie for a late lunch.

Tuco & Blondie

Tuco & Blondie

Our food was fantastic, plus it was so light and airy in there!

Tuco & Blondie

After lunch, we headed downtown to do a little shopping. We only got through Zara and half of H&M, but I managed to buy a few things. I’ll do a haul soon!

Saige ordered an Uber once we got home and headed out to spend time with her fam. Ben picked me up and we headed out to the suburbs. We watched the Blackhawks game (boooo) at Buffalo Wild Wings and then headed to his hockey game. Neither team won, but Ben was hilarious to watch… only because he got a penalty within the first 10 seconds of the game. He then managed to get out of the box and immediately score a goal. Fun game!

Sunday Ben and I got up and went to do some work at Starbucks. Do to unforeseen circumstances that hopefully I can tell you more about at some time (grrrr, why do I always do that?!) I didn’t go to Easter with my family or his. I did manage to step out of the apartment a little bit, though.

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

And now it’s Monday! I’m working from home today, but thinking about taking a walk to Starbucks here soon. Haven’t decided if it’s just to get a coffee, or to get some work done there for awhile. We’ll see… either way, back to the suburbs tomorrow!

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap: IT’S SO NICE OUT!

And it’s Monday again! Time to go with the weekend recap. I did try to vlog a bit this weekend, but I’m not sure I got much footage so we’ll see. ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday I worked from home. I had a few conference calls and a few Dropbox emergencies (which is how we get my “client” their work…). Thankfully my stomach was much better on Friday, so I think the flu is finally over!

After work I spent a bit cleaning up my apartment and went over to Ben’s apartment around 7:30 p.m. to eat some random stuff we got from Postmates (it was good, but I only ate about 2/3 of it) and watch Harry Potter. SUPER exciting Friday night. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weekend Recap: Postmates Food

Saturday we woke up around 8:30 and headed to Starbucks by Ben’s gym around 10. We worked together until he had to leave for his only client at 11:30 and I met him there for our lower body workout at 12:30. We took it slow and light (#tyss haaaaa) since we both hadn’t worked out much the whole week prior due to the stomach flu.

Lower Body Workout

After our workout, I went back to my apartment to cook up some lunch, shower and change.

You Better Have Tacos Door Mat

A couple hours later I headed over to Ben’s and we watched an episode or two of a documentary before we headed out to Ben’s friend’s birthday party at a bowling alley.

I haven’t been bowling in at least five years and it was so much fun! I even got a strike – wooooo. On accident, though. I have absolutely no form.

Sunday we got up, Ben made me breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚ and we headed to Starbucks for some serious work. I had to get a ton of work out to someone and Ben had a bunch of new client programs to write. It was so hard sitting next to the window, looking at people running around outside in the nice weather!

After Starbucks, I ran home to eat and change quick.

Trader Joe's Meal

We headed out to a beach (Montrose Beach, I think??) to sit by the water (favorite thing #1) and watch the dogs on the dog beach (favorite thing #2). It was soooooo amazing. The weather was gorgeous, Ben and I laughed at all the dogs (and contemplated stealing some) and then we took a walk around. We were out there for a good 1.5 hours or so, and it was so relaxing. I felt SO happy afterwards.

Montrose Beach

After the beach, we headed over to Cone for a pre-dinner ice cream snack.

Ben had Cookie Monster (the blue one, which turned his lips bright blue which I thought was HILARIOUS) and I got Birthday Cake. Both were SO good, but so rich, so I spent the rest of the night with a bloated, pregnant-looking stomach. Yay, dairy intolerance!

Once we got back to Ben’s, he did some work and I played around on my phone. We ate quick and spent the rest of the night watching Harry Potter. Seriously, the best Sunday ever! Can’t wait for many, many more. ๐Ÿ™‚

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Katie!

Weekend Recap: Margaritas, Hangovers & Sick Boyfriends

I feel like this weekend literally flew by. Not fair!

In an attempt to make it seem like it’s still here, here’s my weekend recap.

Friday I worked from home, got in a workout with Ben and signed off as soon as the clock hit 5 p.m.

Weekend Recap

I met up with Ben and his cousin around 7:30 before heading to Big Star to get food with Ben’s friend and his new gf. Unfortunately there were FORTY parties in front of us, so we headed over to another Mexican restaurant nearby for food and margs. Honestly, it was okay but I don’t even remember the name of the place, so obviously not that memorable!

Weekend Recap

On Saturday I woke up feeling disgusting. After a few margaritas and not enough food, my body was not happy with me. I walked to the gym in hopes that the fresh air would make me feel a bit better.

Chicago in April

Iย did get in a few deadlifts with Ben before we headed to Portillos for a late lunch.

Portillo's Chopped Salad

After Portillos, we walked to the movie theater and saw Beauty & the Beast which we both loved. Thankfully it was nice enough out that we were able to comfortably walk back to Ben’s gym (where the car was parked). Unfortunately by that time, my dull headache had turned into a migraine so the rest of the night was spent recovering from my migraine pill (kicks my buttttt) and falling asleep on the couch.

Sunday I woke up late-ish before heading to brunch with Brooke and her fiance at RL. We had a couple of drinks + quiche and chatted for about an hour before I headed back home. It was nice enough out at that point that I walked the ~50 minutes back.

Weekend Recap

I was almost back home when Ben texted me that he was feeling super sick, so I stopped at Subway to pick him up some soup and swung over there. After a bunch of Netflix, we settled on the couch to work the rest of the night (well, I applied for jobs, he actually did a little bit of work before the sickness took over again).

Pretty chill weekend that went by WAY too fast. I contemplated playing hooky today just to get things done (AKA cleaning, laundry, everything else that I’d rather be doing than commuting to my job) but looks like I didn’t do that. I hate wishing away days, but here’s to hoping that Monday-Wednesday aren’t too rough and Thursday-the weekend show up soon!

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Katie!

Weekend Recap: A Summer Tease

And it’s officially Monday. How does that HAPPEN so quickly?!

Chicago, IL

My weekend started off on Friday THANKFULLY working from home because it was beautiful outside. I woke up late since I was working from home, started some laundry (because I FINALLY have a working washer/dryer in my apartment) and got to work. At lunch, I took a break and walked to the gym to get in my workout with Ben.

After working out, I headed back to get in the rest of my day of work, then we headed over to the Hotel Lincoln rooftop to meet Ben’s clients/friends for a few drinks.

Hotel Lincoln

We ended up hanging out with them (and their EXTREMELY well-behaved baby) for several hours before heading to Flo to get in a super late dinner. This is the second time we’ve gone there and unfortunately, I still wasn’t impressed. The service and restaurant itself are pretty cool, but I just am not loving the food and since there are SO many great restaurants in Chicago, I don’t know when we’ll go there again. By then, the temperature had dropped from 80 to 40 – not cool, Chicago.

Saturday started off super late for me … seriously, I slept until 11. Whoops! Ben was working and it had started raining, so I took a Lyft over to the gym around noon. We hung out for awhile, talked about businessey stuff and then started our workout around 1 with some deadlifts (yay!), goblet squats (eew), hip thrusts (eew eew) and finally bulgarian split squats (THE WORST). I was pooped at the end – plus it didn’t help that it was 3 p.m. and all I had eaten was half a quest bar. Whoopsie.

Workout

We got back from the gym, I showered and got ready at my place and then met Ben back at his place because he was making me Italian Beef Sandwich because he’s the best (and also because he wanted to kill me once he found out I had only eaten 90 calories and was pulling 175# in deadlifts while almost passing out after each one. Do. Not. Recommend.)

Italian Beef Sandwich

We spent the rest of the afternoon watching another documentary on Netflix and then taking a nap. Seriously, crazy party animals. The night was pretty slow, too – Ben played this one video game that I actually love watching (otherwise I’m not a video game fan at all), ordered in Thai food and went to bed fairly early.

Opart Thai

Sunday we slept in a tiny bit and then Ben made me pancakes. We went to Starbucks for a little while before heading out to his parents’ house in the suburbs.

And … I justย want to add this in because it’s funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

Funny Meme

Linking up with Katie.

Weekend Recap: So. Much. Food

It’s Monday again AND the first day of spring. I’m excited about one of those things, so while trying to get in the head space for the other, let’s do the weekend recap! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you saw my post on Friday, you know I was missing Ireland like crazy. I spent a lot of the day re-reading my blog posts from the trip and remembering how beautiful it was there. Of course, I got some work in as well, though Fridays tend to be incredibly quiet. I took my lunch break around 12:30 and headed to the gym for Ben to train me.

Weekend Recap: So. Much. Food

We’re super spectacular at taking photos together.

After my workout, I went back to my apartment, worked the rest of the afternoon and logged off around 5. I honestly don’t remember what I did next, but I’m sure at some point I went over to Ben’s apartment and hung out there for the rest of the night.

Saturday morning I got up around 8 and got ready for my hair appointment. I found a salon called Edit just a bit from my place, so I made an appointment for a hair cut and color consultation. Loved my stylist and made an appointment in April for a hair color!

Weekend Recap: So. Much. Food

After the cut, I walked over to the gym to meet Ben. The gym was crazy busy, so we sat and chatted for about an hour before hitting a leg day. My lower back was a little finicky, but we got in a good, solid workout. Of course, Ben was talking about burgers the whole time and I realized I haven’t had one in over a year (what?!) so we headed to a new-to-us burger place called Burger Bar right after working out. We both got bloody marys (yummmm), Ben got some ridiculous burger with like three meats on it (#protein) and I built my own with sweet potato tots.

Burger Bar Chicago

Our food was soooooo good and the music they were playing was AWESOME. We’ll definitely be back. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the burgers, we headed back to our places to shower and then I ended up back at Ben’s at some point. It was our four monthiversary (heh) so we decided we’d stop being hermits like we are every other weekend and go out to a bar for a drink. I don’t have any photos, but the bar was packed, I didn’t love my drink (Ben loved his) and then we left around midnight to go to bed. Party-ANIMALS.

Sunday we slept in a *tiny* bit before heading to Starbucks. I went before Ben and played around on my iPad because I apparently decided I wasn’t having a productive weekend.

Weekend Recap: So. Much. Food

Ben met me there, but I left soon after to meet my friend Amanda for brunch at The Dawson. I was able to walk there which was the BEST and I got a bloody mary (typical) and avocado toast. SO GOOD.

The Dawson Chicago

We sat and chatted for awhile, then randomly decided to go get a manicure down the road. Our nail tech was so fun and it was a nice way to end the afternoon!

Later in the day, Ben and I watched a few episodes of a documentary series we’re into, then watched a funny movie before calling it a night. Both of us start getting stressed by Sunday evenings (for different reasons) so it was fun to watch a ridiculous movie (Penguins of Madagascar if you’re curious) and forget about everything else.

That was my weekend! This week is going to be a little interesting, but nothing crazy. My coworker is out of the office later this week and I get to cover for her, so I’ve been invited to way more meetings than I’d like. At least it should keep me slightly busy, right?

How was your weekend?
Are you a brunch person?

Linking up with Katie!ย