Ooops! I never got round to posting this yesterday! What a wild 24 hours it's been... yesterday I was busier at work than I've been in AGES. I enjoyed the novelty of being able to grocery shop after work and knowing that I had until 9pm to do so :) Thank you new retail regulations!!! I watched Chris and his indoor soccer team win their first game ever!!!! And we had a late dinner of bland chicken and broccoli with garlic sauce. But yesterday morning started as every Monday should - at the foreshore with Aimee. One of these days I'll remember to take a photo of the two of us on the beach, but for now you have to settle for a gazebo. This gazebo is fast becoming a cosy, familiar site - it's the first thing I see when I pull up at the foreshore. It makes me want to pack up and head there now... but it's actually time for me to leave for work! Ciao
Today is a gorgeous, semi-lazy Sunday! This morning Chris and I (along with friends from our Church community, Paradox) headed over to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to drop in on their morning service. The moment we pulled into the car park, I realised that I've been missing that place soooo much. I miss the big-ness of the service, I miss the people, and I missssssss working there. So much. Anyway. After the service, and catching up with some amazing friends, we headed home but decided to make a quick stop at a local strawberry farm. I see their sign every day when I head home from work, but we've never checked it out... AMAZING strawberries! They sell the strawberries and some miscellaneous vegetables out of this random little shed, surrounded by fields of strawberry plants. The whole place smelt of sweet, sweet strawberries. Yum! We picked up a massive punnet and headed home for a gorgeous lunch of strawberry smoothies and grilled tomato and cheese and sat under our freshly-cleaned patio. Total bliss.
WHAT A DAY!!!! Today was a blur of cleaning, lunch at my parents' place, my Aunt's wedding, Grill'd for dinner, Junior Master Chef with my Mum and sister Steph, and a late night super-quick catch-up with the besties! Crikey! After having seen so many people today, I sort of feel guilty for presenting a simple picture of food.. but seriously, the burgers at Grill'd are superb!!! I got a super amazing surprise when we pulled in at Grill'd - Kat's car was two spaces down from ours! As my suspicions confirmed, we found her... along with the other bestie, Hatti... about to chow down on burgers at - where else? - Grill'd!! Wooop! Mum, Steph and I pulled up a table next to them and we got to eat together before heading our separate ways. Great day :)
PS For the record, I got the Field of Dreams burger... Mushroom-tastic!!
Date night!!!! Happy Friday! Chris and I, after a busy week of lovin' loads of people, decided to be totally exclusive tonight. It was SO FUN. We started our date at Bunnings, where we excitedly purchased a saw and a stack of flowers (snap dragons! Ronunculus! Oh my heart!) Next stop was Pasta Cup (the photo above is our 'waiting for pasta' faces) and then movie-watching at home with the dogs. It pretty much sounds like the lamest old married couple date ever, right??? Well, it was FANTASTIC. I love our little life together, and the sweet little family that we make. Happy sigh. Best way to end a loooong week!!
So, like, droooool. Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate are such a luxury to me! Today I haven't really looked for excitement. I slept in (which is a luxury in itself I guess, but not something I can convey well via photo!!) I watched an episode of Glee while I ate a fairly plain breakfast. And then I scrambled off to work. My day was FLAT OUT - just one of those days where everybody in the universe is calling to ask questions! All I could think about was the strawberries and chocolate mousse I'd stowed away in the fridge!! Finally after a particularly stressful bout of phone calls, I stood boldly and raced down to the kitchen to prepare my dessert-style snack, thinking "I soooo deserve this!" Always healthy to reward yourself with food, right? It was delicious, and at 2.5 Weight Watchers points... entirely guilt free! Yay me!