Weekend Update: QT on the Homefront

Another weekend down. Another week to face.

FINALLY,  we had some beautiful weather in Chicago this weekend! And there's more to come. I've never heard anything better. This is the last weekend the hubs and I had together before we embark on a very busy summer. And by very busy, I mean that we have something going on every weekend in May,  3 out of 4 weekends in June, every weekend in July and every weekend in August. #TrueStory.

So what did we do this weekend? A whole lotta nothing—except hang out with other, anyway. Mostly at neighborhood bars and beer gardens. Which was fine by me.

Friday night, we wen down the street for some drinks and dinner at a nearby bar. We spent half the time with Bryan talking me off a ledge and the other half we spent being annoyed at the kids who played "Call Me Maybe" no less than 6 times during the 2 hours we were there.

Fried green beans; fries + chicken wrap; first Sweet Tea Vodka drink of 
the year; Bryan being annoyed by small children in the bar.

Saturday, we woke to blue skies and warm temperatures. I spent a couple of hours doing some spring cleaning around the house and in our closets before heading out for a run. Determined to take advantage of the nice weather, Bryan and I walked down to one of our favorite neighborhoods to mosey around and get some beers. Once we got hungry, we headed over to a little dive that we'd been hearing about and spent several hours drinking beers, eating Sloppy Joes and listening to Etta James. It was wonderful.

Bryan at the jukebox; SO MUCH DOG HAIR; playing around with hair styles; getting run for a run outside!

Sunday, I spent a lot of the day working. We went for another workout + a nice walk outside, and around 4:30pm, decided we needed to further take advantage of the weekend weather, so it was off to our favorite watering hole for drinks in the beer garden. After a quick stop at the grocery store, we finally watched Les Miserables. We had to start it around 6:30pm, otherwise, I never would have made it. (I swear, I could stay up all night watching TV, but the second a movie comes on, I'm out.) I thought it was pretty good, though VERY. LONG. I did get a little bored throughout, but had freelance stuff to keep me busy, so it was all good. I'm not in the "amazing" camp that everyone else seems to be though...don't kill me.

That's about it guys! Bryan is gone all this week for work, so it'll just be me and Addy, continuing our spring cleaning, finding an outfit for our Derby party this weekend, and most likely, drinking wine and watching TV with a few workouts for good measure.

Hope ya'll had a beautiful weekend, too!

Mingle 240


  1. Drinking wine, watching TV and attempting to workout? Sounds like my week schedule as well, girlfriend :) Happy Monday!

  2. your summer sounds like mine!! my manfriend and I are seriously soooo busy this summer. those green beans look awesome :)

  3. MMM running and beers! My kind of stuff :) Sounds like a great weekend!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Where was the dive bar? Sounds like my kind of place!


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