TGIF – Weekend Edition!

I didn’t take enough photos (or do enough fun things) for a full-fledged weekend recap, so here is a weekend recap TGIF style!

The high of my weekend was the beautiful weather we are having up here! We have woken up to little skiffs of snow twice now (see above picture from last Thursday morning), but it’s always melted by the end of the day and it’s still getting up to around 10 C (50 F) during the day with the sun shining. Considering last year we had full fledged winter by this time I will not complain even a little bit and am continuing to enjoy this as long as it lasts.

I also had a prenatal massage on Saturday, and while it was quite painful and uncomfortable at the time it really helped with some of the aches and pains I’ve been having in my legs and back so the after effects of that could be considered a high of the weekend 🙂

The low of my weekend was waking up with a sore throat yesterday morning. Eric was quite sick last week and had to take a day off work and I was scared I’d caught it. But spending all of Sunday morning on the couch watching Netflix / reading / dozing seemed to have nipped it in the bud. Fingers crossed!

A podcast episode I loved was the Fall Extravaganza episode on The Girl Next Door. It was ah-ma-zing. I have binge listened to the episodes since the beginning over the last 4 months and I’m so sad to officially be all caught up now. However, this may have been my favourite episode yet. I was actually laughing out loud while listening to it on a walk with Chloe. I’m sure people thought I was a bit crazy as I walked along with a giant smile on my face and laughing out loud. The part where Kelsey is ordering their drinks at Starbucks is the best.

And because I was inspired by that episode, here is a photo of my fall decor on our front porch! 

For my workouts, I completed a yoga class on Saturday morning, a 20-minute walk Saturday afternoon and another 20-minute walk on Sunday. Definitely slowing down a lot in these last few weeks. It was a vinyasa flow yoga class, but I am definitely not flowing anymore! My yoga practice includes blocks, knees down always and no more downward dog right now BUT it still feels great to move my body and stretch.

The best money I spent was on nothing. I only spent money on boring adult things this weekend like groceries and a mechanic bill for my car going into the shop. I guess if I had to pick something it would be the coffee I bought after yoga on Saturday morning.

My plans this week include my last full work week! My last day of work is October 31, so I still have 2 days next week, but this is my last full 5-day work week before maternity leave. It definitely feels very surreal. I have been working full-time since the spring of 2009, so it seems weird to have a long stretch of no structured work schedule ahead of me. It also feels a bit strange to be going on leave not knowing for sure when this baby is going to come. I could have 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or even (god forbid) almost 4 weeks off work before we have a baby!

Anyways, it is also Eric’s week off from work so in the evenings and on the weekend we are going to put the finishing touches on the baby’s room, go to our last prenatal class, install our car seat and just do a bunch of baby prep! I am 37 weeks today, so baby could literally come anytime now.

What was the best money you spent on the weekend? What was the high of your weekend? 

8 Responses

  1. Nora says:

    This past weekend the best money we spent was on new rugs for our kitchen and by our back sliding door. It ties the room together nicely and I’m so glad we did it (we have an open concept living/dining area so it’s necessary it all pulls together). Bonus: we had coupons so we essentially got one rug for free!

    High of my weekend – I guess reading two more books and getting closer to my goal of 65 books for the year. I’m at 75% of my goal right now which is MUCH better than I thought I would do given how weird this year has been for me.

  2. Lindsey says:

    So exciting that it is your last full week of work!! I was off 3.5 weeks before A came and I was going crazy lol – 2 weeks would have been ideal as I liked the break before she came 🙂

  3. Stephany says:

    Ooh, I love podcasts where I’m embarrassed to listen to them in public because they make me laugh out loud. Going to add this one to my queue!

    I can’t believe it’s almost time for your maternity leave! Enjoy this last full week at work. 🙂

    The best money I spent this weekend was on an Old Navy order. Need some actual winter clothes for my trip to Asheville next month! And the high of my weekend was a little spur-of-the-moment lunch adventure with my mom on Saturday afternoon.

  4. Leigh says:

    I loved having time off before both kids came. It was nice to get some stuff done, sleep in and have naps! Enjoy it 🙂

  5. I am glad you get some time off before the baby arrives. I will also get 2 weeks off and am looking forward to having a hard stop at work versus being done working ‘any day now’. I think it will make it way easier to transition my duties. Since our mat leaves are shorter, we don’t hire a replacement, so I will have to shift my work to my colleagues. I’m kind of nervous about that as we are already so busy, or we have been lately, but I guess we will figure it out!

    The best money I spent this weekend was on dinner out at our favorite taqueria on Saturday night. We had a brewery birthday party to attend and then went to church at the church where we got married so after all of that I did not feel like making dinner! The taqueria is so inexpensive and the food is sooo good! The high of my weekend was spending so much time with Phil on Saturday. I am usually pretty busy on the weekends so am in and out of the house but I took it easy on Saturday so we spent most of the day together. When we got home from dinner we watched a movie we had rented from Red Box (The Big Sick which I loved!). It was a wonderful low key night.

  6. San says:

    I love your front door fall decor! I have to get on that.

  7. Your front door is nice!!! Love the decor too!

  8. A few cozy sweaters, esp that will hide any weight gain.

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