This weekend wasn't your typical "holiday weekend" with BBQs, parties and swimming. In fact, I did none of those things. It was actually nice going into the weekend and not having many concrete plans. Part of me wanted to scramble and throw together some big, exciting plans last minute--- but a bigger part of me knew I needed to take whatever time off work I could to just relax, enjoy and get things done should I want to.
And that's really what we ended up doing. Movies were rented, rooms were cleaned, shopping sales happened, and of course the annual family fantasy football draft was the highlight of our weekend. Perkins even showed up! ;) After all- there's no fee to play in our league... you just win bragging rights and a homemade trophy at the end of the season. Now that I've got my lineup I am SO ready for Thursday night football this week... anyone else?!
Another highlight of the weekend was discovering these at our local grocery store. (Wow. It's sad the things we consider exciting as we get older!)
A traditional Japanese noodle made from the Konjac plant root. Shirataki noodles have little flavor but absorb the flavors you cook with! They can be used just like regular pasta but will save you a boat load in calories and carbs. We'll be trying them out in our menu this week- so I'll be sure to update you on how they turn out. Fingers crossed.
I've realized the importance of not over-booking myself when I've got a free weekend. Okay, maybe I haven't learned it completely because it definitely still happens from time to time, but I'm doing better about making time for me (and Jared!) when we need it. At the place this year is going, I know I need to just soak up every second of every day that I can. Did you do whatever you wanted this weekend!? I sure hope so! :)