I wish I could tell you that I spent my first weekend off in forever by hiking and tip toeing out in nature but that would be oh so wrong. This virus is kicking my butt and not going away. It went from bad to worse. It moved from my throat into my sinuses and my nose won’t stop dripping. Sorry for the visual but welcome to my weekend. I went through a whole box of tissues in 24 hours. So to say my weekend wasn’t exciting is an understatement. I did get a lot of rest and a few other things done though.
Friday: I finished the book The Truth About Alice which was really good. It is the story of what rumors can do to a girls reputation and how she manages to live through it, told from those who helped spread the rumors and the one who helped her find her way. Loved it!
Saturday: I tried to do some errands around the house but then got sucked into an HBO documentary called One Nation Under Dog – Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal. Seriously do not watch it if you don’t have a box of tissues handy! I bawled through the whole thing then realized I had to get ready for my hair appointment in 25 minutes. It pulled me in but was so sad. The first part was a dog bite story, the middle was on mourning the loss of a pet, and the third about shelters and euthanizing. Eye opening and so grateful I volunteered at a no kill shelter. I would have been scarred for life.
I headed out for my haircut and took a before picture of course. I had to wait till I got home since she really rushed the styling so I had to re-do it before I could take the after picture. I thought she would have recommended cutting off more but it was only about an inch. Phew. I am always traumatized when I cut my hair. It is finally getting to the length I want it. Then after a quick grocery trip I crashed on the couch for a nap. Seamus was a little too sassy pants so it wasn’t that restful. Clearly this is not the face of someone wanting to nap.
After I woke up I watched About Time and Dallas Buyers Club before passing out for the night.
Sunday: I cleaned around the house for a bit, I even washed the curtains and windows so I could open them up for some fresh air. I started a new book that I am almost done with and really liking it too. The book How To Fall is about a girl trying to find out what happened to her cousin who mysteriously died when she jumped or was pushed over a cliff a year ago. She looks eerily like her and her spending the summer in the town is bring out all the secrets surrounding her death.
I also did some recipe testing with an Eggplant Parmesan which came out really well though when I make it again it will have less cheese. Can’t believe I am saying that but it’s true. I also made a garlic bread with smoked Gouda and bacon.
I then took another nap and read my book. Took Seamus for a walk and a little photo shoot for this week’s Picture Practice which had a prompt of animals. You know Seamus was getting the spotlight because a squirrel just wouldn’t cut it. I had a hard time picking a favorite so you get two.
*Aside from resizing I didn’t edit at all.
How was your weekend?