I have missed you all so much! I have so much to do in preparation for finals this week, but considering how much I have thought about blogging, I knew getting a post out of my head and published would do a lot for my mental clarity!
So, here goes! This isn't deep, so set your expectations low... I figured I would give you a peek into my somewhat low-key weekend!
For the rest of the year I picked up overnight shifts on Thursday and Friday nights, so Friday after getting home from work I decided to stay in and just take it easy until 10:30 when I had to head to work. The money is so easy and I just cannot resist overnight shifts. I usually take a Tylenol PM or extra melatonin and I sleep relatively okay.
Saturday morning I was scheduled to work at another site, so I left the house I did the overnight at and went to straight to working with another lady for 5 hours. Luckily, she wanted to go to the YMCA and she is very independent so while she walked on the track for 30 minutes, I was able to run on the treadmill. Paid to run? Yes, please!
I still hate the treadmill though. The only good thing about the treadmill is I can read while running. If I didn't have that, I don't think it would even happen.
After leaving work at 1:30 I headed home to bake some cookies for a cookie exchange on Sunday. Side story: Once a month my grad school friends get together and watch a 90s movie (it all started when we realized only two of us had seen Heathers), eat brunch, drink mimosas and have glorious girl time. It is heavenly! This month we decided to incorporate a cookie exchange in honor of the holiday season and, I have to admit, at first I was a little panicky. I don't bake! I don't think I have baked since I was a kid and mixed up sugar and salt! Luckily, Pinterest came to my rescue and I baked these adorable peanut butter cookies and chocolate covered M&M pretzel rods. They were a huge hit!
And, there was only one casualty! (I went to pick up the cookie when it was still too warm and it broke in half)
Oh, and the movie we watched this time around was Clueless. Seriously, this is the best monthly brunch EVER! Next time, which will be the first weekend in February, I am hosting and we are watching Romeo and Juliet - the Leo and Claire version. Can. Not. Wait!
So, after I baked the cookies, I lounged around for awhile before heading over to the boyf's house to stay in and watch a movie. Neither of us felt like going out so we opted to stay in. He had a race to run in the morning and I just plain didn't feel like it. I have been very anti-social these days. I blame finals! We watched Finding Forrester and I cannot believe I have never seen this movie! I loved it and want to watch it again soon.
Sunday our brunch went spectacularly! We all had some good laughs at how obsessed we were with Clueless in the 90s and we ate some really yummy food and cookies. My reindeer cookies were a big hit and I just might have been bitten with the baking bug... I'm going to have to scope out some healthier versions though because my waistline cannot take it!
Late Sunday afternoon and evening I spent the time studying and reading (dragging my way through the 2nd Fifty Shades book - ugh!) with Redzone on in the background - my Fantasy Football team is kicking butt this week! I dragged myself away from Christian Grey, my textbooks and football just long enough to make a huge pot of chicken tortilla soup packed with veggies. I wish I had snapped a picture of it! But... I didn't. So, instead I will leave you with this picture of plum brandy that a grad school friend gave me for Christmas. She made all her gifts this year and I was so shocked when she gave it to me! It is really, really good!