Weekend Wrap-up!

We had a great weekend back at home! I knocked out a bunch of work, got back to running, celebrated my Dad, and had Jake’s parents over for dinner. Friday morning started with the gym, which kicked my butt after two weeks off, then Jake made breakfast, which I inhaled before a meeting.

I spent the morning working, then got out for my first run in over a week later that afternoon. I think I smiled the entire time I ran. It felt SO good to be back at it. I don’t have anything I’m training for right now; I’m just running to run.

I hopped in my car to meet my family for dinner for my Dad’s birthday, but my car wanted me to go to Galloway since that’s what I usually do on Friday nights. I always laugh when my watch/phone/car tells me this.

My Dad’s favorite cake is carrot cake, so my Mom made him one. He is 62 years young!

Jake and Tyler (my sister’s hubby) couldn’t make it for dinner, so it was just the OG Dormans + our favorite addition – Eleanor.

Saturday morning started with a 7-miler with Becca! I had not seen her in WAY too long. You know it’s a good run when you think you’re close to 3 miles, but you’re really about to hit 6, HA! I think we talked every second of our miles.

I stopped by my parents for a little bit after my run and they were looking at house plans. Exciting news for them – they bought land to build on! They are not in any rush, but it’s going to be so fun watching their dreams unfold. Lu was very interested in the layout they were discussing.

Lunch was leftovers from my Dad’s birthday dinner – the most delicious patty melt and my number one weakness…fried okra.

Lu slept like this for a long time Saturday. I guess she was over the day.

I meal prepped a little on Saturday. Beer bread has been a staple the past few weeks for us. This loaf will last us all week. SO delicious. 3 cups of self-rising flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, one beer at room temperature. Mix all of that together and transfer to a greased loaf dish. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes of baking, pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter over the loaf and bake for 20 more minutes. Best. Bread. Ever.

Dinner Saturday was delicious and super easy – all the sliced veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, yellow pepper, orange pepper, and onion), cooked in ghee, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, and rice vinegar, all on top of brown Jasmine rice. YUM.

Jake and I started watching a show about PBR. My anxiety was very high as we watched…Lu didn’t seem to be bothered.

How amazing is this???? I told my Dad a few weeks ago that I wanted a hat rack for all of my smooshed hats in my closet. He designed and built this for me! I am obsessed. He is so talented.

Breakfast on Sunday was egg, mushroom, and cheese casserole with a waffle on the side. We have been out of Sriracha for weeks. It’s terrible.

We have had the hardest time getting Rhea’s hair off of our couch. I finally found this Fur-Zoff and it’s a game changer. It pulls her hair out of the couch, clothing, rugs, etc. Highly recommend if you have a furry doggo!

Click this picture for more information! This thing is the best. It definitely looks weird, but they’re right, it works!

Lunch was more veggies and rice. I loved this meal.

Lu was once again, over me working this weekend. This girl can sleep on anything.

Jake’s parents came over for dinner Sunday night. Jake grilled and it was delicious. We had burgers, salad, fries, bacon wrapped jalapeños, and smoked salmon dip. YUM.

My belly was full and happy after this meal.

I am nursing a soreness/weirdness in my foot, so I may take today off from running. I hate when little things flare up, but better safe than sorry. I’d rather be able to run tomorrow than push it today when I don’t feel 100% and have this soreness turn into an injury. I might hop on my bike later after some meetings.

Anyone else LOVE when a Monday falls on the first day of a new month? I sure do! It feels so refreshing to have a new week AND a new month. It’s one of my favorite things.

Happy Monday, friends!



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