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!!!
I 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.
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?