Woke up at 8am today, the longest sleep-in I had in a while. It’s been a long week at work, and things constantly felt like it were going against me. So I was very much happy to close up on Saturday and start my weekend.
After work I went home and changed into something nicer, and we drove to a friend’s place for dinner. They served us with lamb cutlets, roast potato’s and tzatziki and cheese and mango ice cream for dessert. Around 12am I was so tired and we drove back home. Yet I wasn’t asleep until probably 2am with a mind still being awake even though the body was exhausted.
Lazy Sunday morning started with coffee and watching the morning TV in the couch. Later on we went to Ikea to spend our 60$ voucher that was about to expire and eat lunch (you can see how much we Swedish people like our sauce) . Really just got rather unexciting things like a new frying pan and lunch boxes..
For dinner we made bibimbap, I had marinated tofu with mine and Alex cooked up a scotch fillet. It was so yummy. Such a simple dinner but completely satisfying. Now it’s 9.21 and I will make my move to the bed as the tired nut I am.
With all that is currently happening in Sydney and the covid outbreak, the stress really affected the feels around this festive holiday. As it didn’t effect me personally, I could still go along with my plans. But I knew alot of people couldn’t. And that alot of people was alone. Couldn’t just covid waiting a bit longer and atleast give us Christmas?
Me, my husband and two friends went away to the mountains and up there it was like none of it existed. The surrounding was incredible, the sound of silence, the fresh air. It was what we all needed.
We cooked, ate and drank. Alot of all of it. Enjoyed the view. I mean the place was full of animals and insects, I saw the most beautiful butterflies but also the biggest moths in my whole life. Also met some friends, they were pretty shy thought so we just watched them while they ate the grass.
Now we’re back in the city. Tomorrow I’m back at work. I’m sort of excited for the festive season to be over, the idea of starting fresh. Doing things differently. The goals for next year. Work harder, better, learn more. Eat better. Cut the sugar. And the alcohol. Exercise more. As every year. Im always excited about the fresh start after new years.
The older you get the shorter the weekend gets? I mean, that must be a thing? This weekend wasn’t much more exciting than the last one, the weather has been kind of cloudy and the wind cold so yesterday we tried to do a little adventure to Bondi, but after we parked the car we agreed on it being too cold and jumped back in again, haha. Today it was quite similar, took the car to Mosman to walk around a bit, but the wind was too cold so we grabbed a quick takeaway coffee and walked a few blocks before heading to the shopping center to get a new pair of Converse for Alex, then on our way home we just stopped by our friends for a quick chat and coffee. Now the sun is shining and I’m feeling a bit restless because we haven’t really done much, but it’s 7pm so its pretty much bedtime (hey grandma) soon.
I have never really been a Converse fan but I would happily swap one of my least important body parts for these shoes. I am in love but of course they’re sold out.
Good evening! A bit of an update rom the couch potato herself… This is probably the calmest Halloween weekend of my grown up life. Usually I have been working and then going from work to a party. This year, not that exciting but I actually prefer. I would enjoy the dress up part but that’s it, haha. Yesterday evening we went to visit our friends, we were just sitting in their backyard talking, and having a few light beers before going back home around 9 pm. The weather is so bipolar and it constantly looks like it’s gonna be a massive thunderstorm but then the sun comes out..
Today we went to Alex’s office to do a bit of work, had a nice lunch, then we made homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta filling in a butter and sage sauce for dinner. It was the first time we made pasta and I am surprised how easy it actually was. Now we’re just processing the food coma, but I honestly think it won’t get more exciting than this for tonight.
This weekend was full of completing a to-do-list with stuff that has just been piling up, and we managed to cross everything off so had a really prodoctive weekend. The weather has been really, really crappy with lots of rain so it was easy not getting distracted… On Sunday we had pizza night and made pizza bianco with prosciutto, parmesan, rocket salad, pesto and pinenuts.