Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekends Were Made... To Celebrate



First off, I'd like to say Happy Resurrection Day!!! I am not sure if you reading this, is of Christain faith, but I am. What a great day to know that He is Risen and because of That our sins are forgiven and we have a right to the tree of life *cue shouting music*. 

Last month I thought that I'd be home for Easter to celebrate with my family. Since that didn't happen I was excited to have an entire weekend off to get some R&R. Well, really not really. I've been having some aggravating sleep issues recently that have been driving me crazy. However, I have an upcoming appointment and I hope I'll be back on track afterwards. I digress. Back to this wonderful weekend of mine. I was able to get off a bit early on Friday and headed directly to TJ Maxx to see if I could find a cute Easter outfit. I ALWAYS get a new Easter dress, it's like a nostalgic moment for me. Well this year I didn't have that moment, and it was ok, I guess lol. Since I don't have a 'church home' anything I'd wear would be new.  Have I ever mentioned that I'm obsessed with new items, like fresh out the bag. The items in the closet with the tags, that I haven't worn, aren't really new to me anymore. Yea, I know that's super crazy, but we all have our vices!!! Since I wasn't actually looking for an Easter dress any cute item would suffice. I was able to pick up two cute pieces but didn't get to look like I wanted to because of this awful cramp in my butt cheek, yea that was too much information. I really think I need a new chair at work, I mean the pain is really bad... Hmmnnn not anything a massage couldn't fix!!! Basically, Friday consisted of work, TJ Maxx run, and in the bed before 7. Now of course that's not how I wanted to spend my weekend so I knew Saturday of have to change it up a bit.

For me working part-time means that Saturday is a regular work day, so to get a Saturday off, I had to make the most of it. I wanted to savor all of the morning doing something, because  I'd usually spend that time getting ready for work. I woke up pretty early, called a friend and made plans to visit my local farmers market. Did I mention how much I LOVE my city? Ok, really that is like a whole 'nother blog post, lol. If you're ever in Alexandria check out the farmers market, you'll thank me later!!!









am not much of a fruit person but after tasting a sample of the peaches I knew a few had to come home with me. After years of being a pescaterian I can recognize a good tomato. There are numerous days when beef tomatoes and munster cheese was my lunch of choice. This particular vendor knew exactly how to serve their tomatoes, with a little bit of salt and pepper. OMG, I'm pretty sure I should have picked up more than one heirloom tomato, but I plan to go back next Saturday. Now my fav, fav, fav purchase of the day was the homemade salsa. I'd purchased from this vendor in the past when I used to live in the boonies and was happy to see that she made her way up to Alexandria. If u get a chance to visit the Alexandria farmers market be sure to stop by her table. P.S- she makes her own chips. The-Best-Chips-Ever!!! Since I was out and about, I decided to walk around near the water for a while. I am not a swimmer or anything like that, but I just feel like being near water, not in it makes me feel sooo peaceful!!! 



As much as I wanted to be out and about, after I'd made it in from the  farmers market boredom set in. I knew had to get out the house again. I really should have purchased tickets to the Brocolli Festival, still beating myself up that I didn't. I ended up going out and purchasing a garment rack. I'm trying to pre-plan my work outfits in an effort to dress cuter for work and use my entire wardrobe, so we'll see if this helps. I was also craving a smoothie so I made my way over to a Boboa shop to indulge. 

Don't ya just LOVE cute packaging? I do!!! The owner even upgraded my small to a medium...winning!!! I was happy to enjoy most of the sunlight on Saturday and was even able to ride out with the windows down and the sun roof open, the little things you miss after a brutal winter lol!!! It'd be great to say that I enjoyed a night out but sleep came down hard on me once again and I had to give in. 

Not having a church home plays a major role when you have to decide on what church to visit for Easter. I mean that day alone is the day when 'everybody and they moma nem' go to church. I was really going to just attend Bedside Baptist AKA watch service in bed as I usually do, but I needed to walk into an actual sanctuary. Unfortunately, that didn't happen because 'everyone and they moma nem' was at church; I think it's safe to include me in that category since this was my first time attending this year *lowers head in shame*. The message was a message but I didn't feel a connection being in the overflow room. I know you're probably thinking what's the difference from being at Bedside Baptist, not sure, but there certainly is a difference. I was still happy to be able to attend. 


After a family dinner was canceled, I decided to meet up with my friend for an Easter dinner at Olive Garden. I usually prefer to dine at local restaurants but I obliged since those Olive Garden commercials had me salivating at the tv. I didn't get the bruschetta salmon as I thought I would, but opted for the crab topped chicken with garlic mashed potatoes which turned out to be a great choice.



Although the dinner was canceled I still made my way to my cousins house to pick up some macaroni and cheese. Did you really think I'd do Easter without a little soul food?
 
How did you spend your Easter weekend?

1 comment:

Tee Elle said...

A broccoli festival?! LOL