Hi Friends, it's a rainy Sunday here in Pittsburgh. I'm curled up in my "old lady chair" (my pet name for my wonderful rocking arm chair) listening to the rain, sitting under a blanket, 'cause I love having the windows open, but it's actually a little chilly with the breeze. I'm enjoying a glass of wine & it's my favorite blogging weather.
I found a Chipotle gift card that I had forgotten about, so escaping the office for lunch on Friday was a no brainer. I like to mix my bowl up before I eat it, but I always spill things, so I unfold a napkin & put it underneath.
1. So I can pick up anything good that spills & eat it anyways.
2. So I don't leave a mess for the poor soul who sits down after me.
Meanwhile, the BF & I came within dangerously close territory of booking this Groupon for Iceland. We held off because while flight was included, it was from NYC & the prices to get there & back from Pittsburgh were going to be a bitch. But, seriously 5 nights accomodations + airfare to Iceland? You can't even get airfare alone that cheap (I looked). Go check it out if you're interested. I've traveled with Gate1 & they are great. And December, the option still available for $599 is PRIME Northern Lights time.
| side note | I'm not any sort of Groupon or Gate1 ambassador (but oh how I wish I was) I've just traveled with both & think they offer great deals!
Friday evening was perfection. I'm going to sound like a total dingbat...but my apartment has a patio & I had NO idea. Let me explain. When I moved in last fall, it was already cold weather, there was a back area, but it was over grown & just dirt, no grass & not paved at all. But, I have no reason to ever go back there, & the area isn't visible from my apartment. I was forced to go down the back stairs on Friday & saw that the area has now been cleared & lined with pavers. There's also a table & chairs out there now. So I quickly whipped up a personal pizza & headed outside to finish my book!
Saturday started out with a rainy run. 6.65 miles. The rain kept lots of folks at home, but I knew I wouldn't regret going & I didn't. I got to test "drive" a pair of Saucony's. And while they aren't the right shoes for me, I loved being able to test them out. No pics, 'cause you know, rain & stuff.
I spent the rest of Saturday morning // afternoon doing bridal shower & bachelorette party prep with my friend Chelsea.
| side note | I'm planning a bachelorette party game with funny questions. The premise is funny questions. If the bride can get the right answer, she can assign someone to take a jello shot or sip of their drink, if she gets it wrong, she drinks. I'm thinking questions like, "What animal would your husband be"? Things that no one will feel bad if they don't know...ya know? So, if you've got a fun question...leave it in the comments!
Sunday was a walk before the rain came & some meal prep! Yay for overnight oats! I made some homemade meat sauce for spaghetti, another personal pizza for lunch + started some chicken in the crockpot to use for tacos & salads later in the week.
How was your weekend? What was the best part!?
What's a fun question for my bachelorette party game?
What's your favorite way to pass a rainy day?