I completely forgot to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway on Friday!! I entered 1 through 299 into random.org and it came up with #118 – Katie, who said “I would love the Zumba DVD and of course the food coupons!” Katie – please email me your mailing address so I can get the goodies out to you!
This weekend I stayed away from modern technology the most I have in a looong time. I barely had my phone with me, didn’t check my email, didn’t take many photos, and didn’t blog or go on the computer for most of the three days. It was the first time in a long, long time that I spent so much time unplugged and I have to say – it was quite refreshing!
The weekend itself was the perfect mix of relaxation and fun in the sun. Friday night I had a work happy hour where I had one too many drinks, but I ended up waking up Saturday and cranking out 45 minutes on the elliptical first thing. I got a manicure/pedicure a little later in the day and then met my friend Amber for sushi. We both biked there and then back to my house, for 10 miles total – not too bad! Those two workouts were the only ones I got in all weekend, but that’s OK.
I put together a pretty ridiculous outfit for biking to sushi, but it totally worked.
Bike shorts underneath a cute summer dress with my black easy tones. I switched into flip flops when I got to Café Asia, but I felt a little silly while riding my bike in a summer dress. I did wear a helmet too – don’t worry!
Sunday morning I headed out to a new-to-me farmer’s market in Alexandria – the Mount Vernon FM.
It was super cute and I’m loving all the spring fruits and veggies that are finally coming around.
I ended up walking away with kale, mixed greens, green beans, farm fresh eggs, squash and strawberries for $22. The strawberries were $5, and totally not worth it in my opinion. They barely lasted the day and were a little on the soft side. I think it’s a little late in the season for them – oh well!
Wil’s daughter Charlotte and her sister Nora were with us for all day Sunday and Monday, so we spent most of the daylight hours hanging out by the pool.
It was SO hot both days but especially yesterday, so most of the time was actually spent in the water – except during “adult swim” when the kids weren’t allowed in the water which is when I snapped this photo. We also had a few friends over yesterday for some grilling and pool time, but it was pretty low key and I didn’t even take any photos!
Kind of crazy how quickly this weekend went by even though there was an extra day – I really need a vacation!!
Tell me… what was the highlight of your Memorial Day Weekend? And – do you tend to “unplug” on the weekends, or usually keep up with technology, phone and email? I usually spend less time than I do during the week, but most weekends I do check my email, read blogs, have my phone with me, etc.