Lately, my social calendar has been dominated by recurring dates with fuzzy socks and TBS movie marathons. Somehow, when I turned 30, a latent homebody gene decided to assert itself. And, with my bank account’s blessing, I have decided to embrace it.
So when I realized that the hubs and I had TWO different holiday parties to attend on Saturday, I felt like Kind of a Big Deal. I mean, like, make sure the Leer has plenty of Dom because we’re jetting around tonight.
Ok, maybe not. Raleigh to Chapel Hill isn’t exactly JFK to LAX. But we did have a really fun evening.
First up was Sarah‘s shindig. I’ve been following her blog for a while and it was great to meet her, along with a fun crew of other friends and bloggers. Hooray for new friends and, of course, additions to my google reader, including Caitlin, Mel, Sara, Stevo, and Liv.
My contribution to the food spread:
These Onion and Goat Cheese Tartlets (via Food Network) were so easy to make! And so cute. And so vegetarian. (Although I wouldn’t object to some crumbled bacon in the custard next time.) Seriously, if you’re in need of an appetizer that’s simple and inexpensive but looks all fancypants, check them out. (The only change I made was to plop a fresh cranberry on top of each one to add some color.)
With full bellies, we headed back to Raleigh for party numero dos. We arrived just in time to inaugurate the shot luge. Let’s just say it was a race the the bottom after that.
Which is probably why I spent about six hours laying on the couch watching HGTV yesterday. At one point I got inspired to take on a crafty project of my own and attempted to organize the contents of an overflowing rubbermaid bin that houses thousands of pictures from high school and college – before the days of digital cameras.
I managed to get as far as spreading everything out and making a giant mess before I gave up and went back to the couch.
I blame my most unhelpful helper.
Sunday dinner was from a little white box:
And zero running happened. But the stats for the week don’t look too bad.
M – 6 tempo-ish (46:15, 7:42 pace)
Tu – 4.7 easy (40:52, 8:41 pace)
W – OFF
Th – 5.1 easy (46:25, 9:06 pace)
F – 8.6 easy (1:12:29, 8:26 pace)
Sa – 7.1 easy w/hubs (1:10:44, 9:58 pace)
Su – OFF
Total: 31.5 miles
Probably didn’t really need two full rest days, but what can I say. It’s exhausting, partying like a rock star.
Happy Monday? Did anyone do anything exciting this weekend?