Weekend Sunshine_1.20.14

Whew... this weekend FLEW! (do I say that every Monday??) Maybe it felt even faster because everyone around me had the day off today. I... did not. But, I made the most of it. Traffic was super light and I went to the gym this morning and got after some serious intervals and pushed the sled (does that thing ever get easy?... woof)

Friday kicked off with a lotttt of traffic... admittedly, I was rather cranky, but, had an instant mood change once I ordered this:

This weekend was a lot of fun. Ella (my 7 year old niece) came to stay with me in the city. She's just the best kid in the world... so fun, sweet, thankful, friendly, outgoing, and easy to please. We kicked off the day picking out the fixings for sundaes with Rob and then took an uberx to the aquarium (she really likes uberx).


We met up with Uncle Brett and navigated the whole aquarium. Ella loved it! I think we all agreed that the giant sea turtles were our favorite. The penguins and seal show were a close second though.

After dinner, we introduced her to the North End. Dinner at Pellinos and her first Mike's Pastry whoopie pie! She lit up like a Christmas tree as soon as she stepped inside... it was awesome. :)


{For those that don't know... I'm a HUGE Pats fan... I'm the commissioner in my fantasy league sooooo.... I'm not going to talk about Sunday afternoon... Ok?}

Since Rob had the day off today... I decided to treat the end of day like a vacation day. Poured myself a small glass of vino and made this healthy salad for us... this thing is jam packed with antioxidants and protein. Simple to make, too.

  • Steak
  • Baby spinach
  • Apples
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Goat Cheese
  • Pomegranates
  • Avocados
  • Cranberries
  • Almonds
  • Dressing: 2-3 parts extra virgin o/o, 1 part red wine vinegar,  tbs of honey mustard, tbs of honey, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper to taste - mix & dress

Hope you all had a great weekend! Stay warm out there... looking like another wacky weather week all over the country!