The weekend flew by so fast, as always, and it was as full as ever in the last two months. Friday evening the husband and I stopped by our house after work to see how it was coming along. It really is incredible how much has been done this week. Last Sunday our house looked like this:
And this Sunday it looked like this:
After we signed the papers and everything it literally felt like absolutely nothing happened for weeks, and just when we were starting to become a little bit concerned they really got going on it. Here’s the progression of the last month in pictures:
We’ve now got about 2 months and 11 days until our anticipated close date…we’re so ready! And another couple pics just for fun:)
After checking out the house Friday evening, we re-visited one of our favorite new restaurants. The last time we went to Cafe 7 was last Sunday with some friends, and we knew there was so much more that we wanted to try. This time we both got something different, and it did not disappoint.
I went with the margarita pizza, which had marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, spinach and tomatoes. Delicious!
I ate about half and took the rest home because the husband and I had grand plans to split a cookie. Seeing as how Cafe 7 is only about a mile from our new house, I’m sure we’ll be back many more times.
Post dinner we decided to head down to an area of OKC called the Plaza District. We went there during the day once before, but on the first Friday night of every month all the shops are open, there’s live music, street vendors, food, and all kinds of other fun stuff like the Humane Society pups up for adoption.
As you all know, now would not be the best time for the husband and I to adopt a new dog, but I wanted to take this guy home so badly! I think I’m having puppy withdrawals:(
Anyway, Saturday we had an appointment to pick out the lighting for our house and then we met up with the husband’s parents for lunch and to go see the house. Lunch was a cute little restaurant that sits right on the lake, called Louie’s. We actually had this place in our old town, but we didn’t go there very often…only once I think. It was excellent though – great atmosphere, great food – actually the best fruit I think I’ve ever had at a restaurant.
iPhone pics. eh.
On Sunday the husband and I got up early to do our long run. Honestly, I was not looking forward to it. On Friday, I had experienced one of the absolute worst runs of my life. Every step was brutal – my lower back hurt, my shins hurt, my quads…everything. In retrospect I really should have just thrown in the towel probably, but I really needed to get in the mileage, so I did my best to push through. I had kind of an emotional breakdown after it…I think the pain and frustration brought out all these pent up emotions – stress, tiredness, feeling like everything is all out of whack right now – and I just needed to let it all out. I was really feeling down. Thankfully the afternoon improved drastically because my interview went really well, and the husband booked me an afternoon massage. He really is the most thoughtful husband in the world.
But back to the long run. We were slated to go 9 miles, and the first 4.5 went pretty well; I felt a lot better than I anticipated I would. We ended up doing sort of an out and back route, and it was only when we turned to head back that we realized how windy it was. With the wind at our backs we barely felt it, but all of a sudden it felt like we were running into a wall. Flashbacks to our marathon 2 years ago kept popping into my head as we fought our way back. Hills, wind, the whole bit was the essence of the last 4.5 miles…and there were definitely some walking breaks. However, we both somehow got a second wind with about a half mile left and finished at about an 8:30 pace. No matter what the majority of a run is like, I always feel as if I’ve redeemed myself when we finish strong and happy.
The rest of Sunday included breakfast at Subway, lots of IcyHot, a long nap, and a visit to our baby. The best way to end a weekend I think. Now for another busy crazy week!
How was your weekend?