Happy Monday! My weekend actually felt pretty long – I traveled to Hillsborough in back in 24 hours!
Friday night I went to meet sweet Sawyer, BFF Sarah + John’s new baby boy! It was SO exciting to see him in person just minutes after he came into the world.
Saturday morning we had a babysitter come over early, so I squeezed in an athletic conditioning class and breakfast with my valentine before hitting the road.
Matt made quiche for breakfast, which I had with an extra slice of cinnamon swirl and samples from the breadboard.
I don’t recommend going to Great Harvest famished from a hard workout! Or maybe I do : )
Mardi Gras King Cakes ready to go!!
Coffee for the road!
My reason for traveling to Hillsborough was because my mom had her theater debut! I went out to lunch with my parents after the 3-hour drive there. Weaver Street Market has a great salad bar!
We relaxed at home all afternoon (watched the latest Downton!) so mom could prepare for her show.
Dad and I went over to the neighbor’s house for a home brew tasting before caravaning to the theater.
The show was dinner-theater style, so we were served a there-course meal before.
Salad, then a plated dinner of chicken, beef, mashed potatoes, some veggies and rolls.
And this strawberry shortcake – delicious frosting!!
Dad saw the play 3 different times!
The Dixie Swim Club is the story of 5 women who were on a college swim team together and get together at a beach cottage on the Outer Banks every August. We see slices of their lives over the course of many years. The director, Lisa, was actually my babysitter when I was young!
Mom played Jeri McNeal, a former nun who decided that God called her to have a baby and so she got artificially inseminated! She had to act out going into labor – she did a good job!
Her character was a bit ditsy and a bit spunky and she did a brilliant job acting!
I loved all of the characters – the women were fantastic. There were a lot of laughs!
Mom had SO much fun in her first play that she is ready to try out for another! They are doing Guys + Dolls this summer, and if I lived nearby I would totally try out with her.
I had good intentions of going for a run on Sunday morning, but the wind chill was so bad that I called it off. Plus I wanted to get back to my boys! Mom and I shared breakfast of eggs, oat berry teacake from Great Harvest and banana.
I listened to the first podcast of one of our Cville food bloggers, Jenée, on my way home. I’m excited to hear more!! I am so into podcasts during my runs these days.
A late lunch! No Bull Burger salad with stinky cheese and corn chips.
I snuggled with Mazen for a few hours before heading out with some girlfriends to see 50 Shades of Grey! The verdict? Totally exceeded expectations!! (And FYI, there were no mentions of the awful inner goddess : ) ) The sex scenes were well done, and the actors did a great job with their roles. I thought the first 20 minutes were quite awkward, but the movie got much better after that.
Afterwards we went to Rocksalt for dinner – vino.
Lamb + Clams shared with Ellen.
The crab cake served over a grit cake. I love all kinds cake!
And s’mores to share. Marshmallow all the time.
Mazen woke up at 6:15 this morning but went back to sleep. Instead of trying to go back to sleep myself, I decided to come down and write this post with a hot cup of coffee – and now it’s done! We are expecting a big snow storm tonight and tomorrow, so there’s an eerie feel in the air.