Have I said before how much I love Sundays? Matt is (almost) always home, and we generally don’t have plans so we hang around the house. I’m usually able to get some of the work done that I can’t get to during the week, so that leaves me feeling refreshed and accomplished for the days ahead when I’m home alone. Also, Sundays are usually rundays!
Last night went surprisngly well, but I still took a little nap at 7:30 when I woke up and the boys went to play for a bit. Then Matt took a nap while Mazen and I made breakfast. By the time I’d been through two nearly back-to-back feedings and a night without eating, I could not wait for breakfast!
Apple Scrapple french toast, seared banana and pear, TJ’s peanut butter and some Justin’s Chocolate Almond on the pear, plus coconut to garnish. It was the perfect Sunday breakfast!
Can you Where’s Waldo Mrs. Pumpkin in this shot? She’s on our GRILL! Down, kitty!
After partially digesting (I say partially because I ran too soon and had some sloshing going on = no fun) I went for a 4 miler. I didn’t stop the whole time (I often walk up the killer hills) and it was an easy run (although with no Garmin I could tell my pace was slower than normal). Maybe I’m ready for 5 miles!?
Lunch in a bowl:
No Bull Burger over salad with pre-chopped veggies, Seaside Cheddar, Cville Crunch bread pieces, olive oil, salt and a clementine.
See the fun underneath!
My new afternoon snack: oatmeal! Since I haven’t had it as much for breakfast, it has returned as a snack. When I worked full time, I used to have a mug of oatmeal every.single.day for a snack at my desk in the winter. Made with milk and a spoonful of almond butter, it’s the perfect blend of carbs, protein and fat.
I worked some this afternoon and then dressed up to head downtown with Karen for a special premiere party of Downton Abbey Season 3 with Karen!!
We purchased tickets to the party before the showing (which was free) to celebrate with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Some folks came in costume, and there was a contest for best dressed, but I don’t think Karen or I were really in the running
But her friend Chris was in her fancy hat from the Doris Duke estate!
We nibbled on English tea sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber and watercress)
And mini beef wellingtons and sausage rolls.
Plus drinks. The food wasn’t bad, but we had slightly higher expectations for the price of the ticket.
Next we heard a lecture by Gweneth West, head of costume design at UVA. It was fun to see shots of the show on a slideshow and learn more about the design of the costumes.
Then the premiere began – so exciting!! Downton is one of my favorite shows of all time. Not just because of the setting, characters and plot but because every episode is just sooooo beautiful!! The cinematography is top notch. Obsessed!!
The theater was packed! Loved the show – and I was shocked it was two hours long! Made for a late night.
Mazen stayed with his dad and I knew tonight was going to be a late one. My mind was put at ease when Matt texted and said that putting Mazen down was the “easiest ever.” With all the crying we’ve had at sleep times lately, I didn’t know how it would go, but I was so happy to hear that it went well.