Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME

Happy Monday! This week could be a struggle for me … I really only worked in the office one day last week and now I have a full week ahead of me. 😱  We’ll see how this goes!

We were up in Northern Wisconsin at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving. Ben, Cora and I headed back for Chicago around 11 am on Friday morning. It took us a good 5 hours (with stops and traffic) to get back home, so we listened to the podcast Serial (I’m so behind!)

Once home, we watched the first LOTR movie and hung out on the couch. We both weren’t feeling super hot and Cora was pooped from playing with my parents’ animals so early bedtime it was.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
I slept in until almost 9:30 am on Saturday while Ben was off at work. Once up, I got a few things done around the house and did some work for my FT job. Unfortunately I don’t really get to be fully “off” on vacations and holidays, but at least I don’t have to go into the office. Ben got home around 11:30 and we both had some energy after being sick all week, so we cleaned the house, put up some pictures, and put up Christmas decorations!

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEWe ran out to Home Goods to get a big mirror FINALLY which was super exciting for me. I also picked up some Chipotle and frozen yogurt. The FY was almost $10 – what the heck, Chicago.

Once home, Ben played his video game the rest of the night and I bought a bunch of crap online #damnyousales. Seriously, I bought these leggings from Spanx, this dress from ShopHopes, these joggers from Athleta, this fluffy rug from Target, and the Content Planner. Whoops.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
Sunday morning I woke up earlyish, had some coffee while cuddling with Cora and then started on some work for my client. After about an hour and a half of that, I started writing this blog (woo!) while Ben went off to get coffee with his cousin. I got dressed and had a very healthy breakfast of a gluten-free waffle with peanut butter and chocolate chips. 😉

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEI met Ben over at Whisk for brunch around 12:30, but there was an HOUR AND A HALF wait so … eff that … and we took off to Lockdown Bar to try it out. I got a bloody mary (okay, two) and it was SO good … plus it was $5 which is unheard of in Chicago for a drink. I ended up getting nachos because it was all bar food and I’m trying to stay gluten free for the hashimotos stuff… so I got those.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIMEOnce home, I took a nap(ish) on the couch for awhile while Ben worked.

Weekend Recap: CHRISTMAS TIME
I got in SUCH a bad mood – does this ever happen to you? Something about the impending doom of Monday (I make it sound so bad, I know it could be so much worse) and wanting takeout food, but knowing I shouldn’t spend anymore money. 😂  Either way, I tried not to let my bad mood ruin the rest of my Sunday, but just ended up going to bed early. Crappy end to my weekend!

How was your weekend?