Starting the Days Out Slowly

This past weekend was super relaxing and it felt so good to have an open agenda.

My mornings started out slow and leisurely–just the way I like them. Hot coffee, good books, and fuzzy slippers.

The weekend started out last Friday, with me cleaning out my desk like crazy. It feels so good to be all organized now.

Happy with my clean desk, I headed downstairs for some lunch. I quickly whipped up a turkey + veggie sandwich and it was so delicious thanks to the addition of honey mustard!

I always request honey mustard on my sandwiches at Subway, but have never really added it at home. It definitely made this sandwich!

In fact, I loved it so much that I had it again on Saturday–in the form of a turkey, provolone, and honey mustard panini!

After eating some lunch, I jetted out to get a quick haircut since my last one was back in November.

I just got a trim (about 3/4 of an inch off) and had her put a few more layers into my hair to break it up a bit. My hair is super fine, but really thick–how’s that for an oxymoron?

After I got home, I worked away on the computer for a bit before making up a new recipe for dinner. I knew that I wanted to incorporate some of the fresh garlic that we had on hand, so I finely minced some before adding it to a bit of olive oil that was already in the skillet.

I let that simmer for a bit and then slowly added in other ingredients that I had on hand: black olives, red bell peppers, chunks of chicken breast, whole wheat penne pasta, oregano, fresh basil leaves, salt + pepper, and fresh parmesan.

It actually turned out pretty good! Andy enjoyed it too–it tasted kind of like a pasta dish from Buca’s, thanks to the fresh garlic and basil.


The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and catching up on some things. Lots of reading, Netflix, and fresh air were involved.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and as usual, I was up before the sun rose. I started my morning with some coffee and reading before getting ready to head to church. I started teaching Sunday School a few weeks ago and I love it so much! The kids are so adorable and it is so wonderful to be a role model in their lives. I teach the little second graders who are filled with hilarious stories and loads of energy.

After church, Andy and I quickly ate some lunch before heading out for a short bike ride through a new-to-us park that Andy discovered. After we returned, Andy headed out to spend some time with his parents and my mom stopped by to go for a walk with me.

After our walk through the park, we decided to check out the new frozen yogurt shop by me to see if it had opened yet. We were in luck!

They had a ton of fun flavors, with my favorites being red velvet cupcake and pink lemonade sorbet (not together, though!). I’m so excited to go there again sometime soon–but this time with my friend, Krystine!

Alright, I’m off to get my week off to a good start. Wrapping up a project, starting some new ones, and then taking a mid-day break to hit the gym and run a few errands.

In terms of frozen yogurt, do you stick with basic flavors or do you like the interesting ones?
Favorite pasta dish?
What did you do this weekend?


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9 Responses to Starting the Days Out Slowly

  1. Alexandra says:

    What a nice weekend! Especially since froyo was involved heehee ;)

  2. christina says:

    I also have fine hair but a TON of it. So yeah, it’s thick too. I totally get what you’re saying. That pasta looks so good! I love basil and fresh garlic…mmm! As far as froyo goes, I do both. I always get one staple (like vanilla or pb) and then one of the seasonal/special flavors with it. :)

  3. Allie says:

    You’re totally making me miss the weekend right now! I love seeing all the pictures of your relaxation :)

    This weekend I ran in a race and hung out with family + Jimmy at a local park!

  4. Patty says:

    Slow starts are my favorite way to start! Gotta try out those Mary Higgins Clark books (not to mention that pasta- mmm!)

    Fav pasta has got to be vodka chicken riggies, but I like it all. Pasta is my guilty pleasure :)

  5. Wow. I want that sandwich. Now!
    It looks SO delicious.

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