I was in the mood to shop this weekend. Not that I bought much, but window shopping was fun. I did some work in the morning and then we headed down to Saratoga for lunch and shopping! The city is getting decked out for Christmas now.
We went to lunch at Comfort Kitchen. We love this place and the mac and cheese. They have a couple different kinds, one is the butternut squash mac and cheese with smoked mozzarella (which John got) and then there is the pulled pork mac and cheese, which I got!
This place is worth the drive, I must say. Not to mention that I have half saved for another meal!
I fell in love with these paper lanterns:
Aren’t they pretty? They were $40, though. I think I might poke around online and see what I can find. I did manage to get some Christmas gifts in this store, though.
It’s feeling more and more festive – especially with holiday week coming up!
Our weather is turning unusually warm the next day or so. We had icy rain on Saturday night and I thought Sunday was going to be icky. It started cloudy with breakfast:
Then the sun came out and it got into the 50s! We had a lot of errands to run like groceries and cleaning up the lawn at the old house. On the list of things to knock out Sunday was lifting. Not too crowded at the gym for a Sunday, which was nice. Today was chest/back/abs with drop sets:
|Lying flat chest press||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Single arm row||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Flat chest fly||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Incline chest press||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Seated lat pull down||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Reverse chest fly||3 sets of 10, plus drop set|
|Crunches||3 sets of 10|
|Standing toe touches||3 sets of 15|
It really feels good to get back to a routine. Not just lifting, but life in general. I was saying to John that I felt much happier now that a routine has formed in general with work, lifting, guitar playing, etc. Not to mention just going out and doing fun stuff!
On the happy, happy dance front – the wallpaper is all gone in the living room! WOO HOO! I did some wall patching. Now it is ready for paint:
That’s a new TV, too. We got that on Saturday. John just couldn’t live without his big screen TV 😆
We met another neighbor from down the street today. He has been living in the neighborhood for 27 years, I think? Anyway, he answered a question about the fireplace for us. He said there used to be black marble around the fireplace – so this isn’t original and I don’t feel so bad about changing it. I am really annoyed that black marble is gone. There was one company that mined black marble in the US and they were in Glens Falls, so older homes in GF often had black marble mantles. It’s pretty rare to see.
Enjoy my messy living room, too. That’s life right now in a rehab. I am not even embarrassed about people seeing it anymore. No more pictures until it is done and artwork is hanging. Who knows how long that will be 😉
Holiday week officially starting now!
Our downtown is getting into the spirit as well.