Hi friends! Happy Monday which feels like pretty much every other day around here. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and those who were celebrating Mother’s Day enjoyed a relaxing day. I feel like this whole experience has been difficult in general, so I wanted to add a little note here for those who were struggling this holiday; I’m holding you in my heart.
Our weekend was pretty relaxed and low-key. The Pilot and I finished season 10 of Shameless (kind of bummed because who knows when it’s going to be back!) and we got takeout from North. I haven’t had North in SO long and it was sooooo good. It’s modern Italian food with a focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. We shared the chef’s board and arancini, and I ordered the salmon with extra veggies instead of farro for my entree.
Saturday, we caught up on some chores and watched the girls play outside for most of the day. They’re having a pretty good time with the inflatable pool and slip n’ slide.
For Saturday night dinner, I grilled steaks for the first time ever. The Pilot needed to make a Trader Joe’s run before it closed – he’s been doing all the grocery shopping once a week since he’s “out in the world” more for his job- and dinner was on me. Last time I cooked a steak, I put it in the Instant Pot. It was essentially a piece of meat leather and in between chewing it 800 times, Liv said, “I like dad’s steak better than yours.” lol. This time I did it right! After seasoning it well with avocado oil, salt, and pepper, I took it outside to cook it up.
The grill was super hot and I cooked it for 2 minutes on one side, rotated 90 degrees, gave it 90 seconds, flipped it, cooked for 2 minutes, and rotated it to cook for an extra 90 seconds. (I used a meat thermometer to make sure it was medium.) While I was grilling the steak, I had lemon asparagus and garlic potatoes roasting the oven, so when the Pilot got him, everything was ready. I don’t know why I just started grilling fairly recently – I started with chicken last summer- because it’s so easy and makes cleanup a breeze.
Sunday morning, I slept until 9 (YESSSSSSSS) and even though brunch was kind of a fail – we ordered takeout and paid for it the day before but the restaurant was way too busy to fulfill the orders they’d taken – we had a nice, relaxing day.
Thankful for my two babies. They challenge me beyond measure, crack me up, and fill my heart with more love and joy than I thought was possible.
We made a loop to do drive-by waves to the family, picked up tasty gluten-free treats from Lovin’ Spoonfuls,
we got a kick of the girls driving their Power Wheels around the neighborhood, and capped it off with the Disney singalong.
I also caught a workout upstairs: a barre class from Obé (I was really craving a traditional barre class and liked it) and a 10-minute restorative yoga class from Peloton. It was the perfect combo.
This morning, it’s back to the distance learning thing and some work to-dos before our webinar at 1 PST. If you’d like to join in, click here!
I hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya soon. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!