Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Hodgepodge

Good morning, lovely readers! Did you have a fabulous weekend?

I must say that I certainly did. On Friday, Mr. Smith and I ran 3 miles outdoors! With hills! We were going to run a 2.76 mile route I had created on MapMyRun, but at the last minute...Mr. Smith tricked me and made me keep going til we got to 3 miles. But - I did it! And we still have about a month until the race. I know that by the time May 16th comes around, I'll be feeling super confident with my 3 miles.

Friday night, we watched Twilight. Ladies, I read Twilight a few months ago and thought it was a decent story - nothing ground-breaking, but it was entertaining and oddly addictive. I have seen photo after photo of Robert Pattinson since the movie came out, and I never saw what all the fuss was about - I just didn't think he was that much to look at.

Until Friday. I was NOT prepared for how hot Edward was in the movie! Seriously...what is the deal? Whew. I felt like a 13 year-old girl, for real.

On Saturday, we went to the Farmers Market - not much there yet, because it's so early in the season. But I did snag some great looking sweet potatoes - yum! Looking forward to cooking with those quite a bit over the next couple of weeks.

We also went to the library, where I checked out the most fabulous book - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Have you read this book? Holy moly, it has totally sucked me in. I spent yesterday sitting on the couch - yes, all day long - reading this book. I am just over 300 pages into it and I cannot get enough! I am just dying to get back home this afternoon and do more reading!

I did go to the grocery store yesterday and I picked up some of the Tazo Chai Latte mix. I have heard great things about this (from some of you fellow bloggers, in fact!) and decided to give it a shot. Anything to deter me from a Starbucks run, you know? Anyway, I made chai lattes for Mr. Smith and myself yesterday morning while scones baked in the oven. Yes, scones. Tie a frilly apron around me and I would be Little Mrs. Housewife, right? Anyway - the lattes were amazing! I highly recommend hitting up your area Kroger and picking up some Tazo Chai Latte mix - if, of course, you like chai lattes. I know I do.

What did everyone else do over the weekend?

11 comments:

brown eyed girl said...

Go you, running three miles!

My weekend consisted of telling myself I'd do work all day Saturday and instead putzing around the house. Then Sunday I convinced myself to do some work, but not enough and I went to bed kicking myself in the butt last night for procrastinating! I can't help feeling so exhausted and overwhlemed with work!

I may have to try the Chai Tea Latte, I had the mix a few years back, but haven't had it in awhile. Good idea! :)

Erin said...

Congrats on the miles! YAY!!!

Our farmer's market is pretty bare right now, too, but I'm so excited for spring to be here that I HAVE to keep going :-)

Wearing Mascara said...

YAY for your run! I bet that feels great :-)

I love farmers markets but you're right not much is there yet. Shouldn't stop anyone from going though!

Have a great Monday lovely :-)

Taryn said...

OMG- I know what you mean about Edward. I feel a little ridiculous too. Oh well.

Lucky in Love said...

Congrats on your run girlie!! That is awesome. And you have a whole month left just to improve your speed!! Your husband is so great to run with you.

I was the same way about the guy from Twilight. I did LOVE the book...but I didn't see the attraction of him until I watched the movie...now I can't wait for the second one :)

Jenn said...

nice run - congrats! i loved the twilight books, but i hated the movie. robert pattinson is gorgeous - but i HATE the girl who plays bella - kristin stewart. she's just boring and her acting is sub-par at best. also, love the tazo. great stuff!

d.a.r. said...

Ooohh I really wanted to read The Historian, I'm going to have to go pick it up now :)

And congrats on the 3 miles!! That is a huge accomplishment!

Abbie said...

Thanks for your comment! These high school students are pretty amazing, aren't they?
Congrats on your run! Hopefully I can join that club in a few months. Oh, and I am definitely going to check out that book. I love a good read!

Jackie said...

I was overwhelmed by Edward's hotness too.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes! Another Twilight convert! Rob was a HOT Edward!

Congrats on running those miles!!

kilax said...

My sister has recently become OBSESSED with Twilight! It is all she will talk about to me, ha ha!

I want to read the Historian. I've heard so many good things about it!