Weekend: Margaritas, First 1st Birthday, 12-miler, and English Tea.

start of the weekend....

I’m not sure I love a timeline weekend recap, but regardless, here we go again!

Friday 4.6.12

7:30 p.m.

The weekend started off at El Cortijo. AGAIN. I need help. Rachel says that I’m not getting through my CSA goods (which I have even reduced to a 1/4 share, opting to split them with her friend Jacob) because I go here too often. I had all intentions of staying in, making something (not sure what?) with my CSA rainbow chard and black beets, going to the pottery studio, and calling it an early night. However,  I ended up at El Cortijo for dinner with Ben and Jen. Blood orange margarita along with two tacos (I like the pescado and the carnitas). I do need to hit up El Gato since Tea & Beer in Burlington say their margaritas are better. (Say what?!)

After dinner, we went to the bar 3 Needs for a while, then I had to call it a night since I had a run the next morning.

Saturday 4.7.12


6:30 a.m.

Made a very ugly bowl of oatmeal for breakfast: oats, frozen blueberries, protein powder, chia seeds, and maple syrup.

8:15 a.m.

Drove down to the bike path to meet up for a run with Christy and Jackie. I ran 8 miles – VERY SLOW – with them. My right leg still felt like it had a pulled muscle, but the slower I went, the more manageable it felt. They veered off the path for the rest of their longer run. I was just trying to stay on a flat course and hit double digits. I ended up eeeking out 4 more miles for a total of 12 miles, but it wasn’t pretty. Not sure about this marathon…….

The good news is with each run, my adoration of chia seeds grows.

12:30 p.m.

Rushed out the door to drive down to Windsor for Avery’s 1st Birthday party. I rarely drive my car outside of town and wonder if my tires look low? Then I think, if I’m noticing the tires, I’m sure they are low. (I’m horrible with cars. I need to be in a remedial car maintenance class.) I called my dad and he asked when was the last time I got my tires rotated.

“Mmm, four years ago?”

“Sarah!” he said. “When did you get tires last?”

“Mmm, four years ago. I’m not good at dealing with car stuff. I just….—-” I want to say, I just don’t get it, but he interrupts.

“You have no choice,” he said, before telling me, “You really need a car maintenance journal.”

Duly noted.


2:30 p.m.

I’m at a tea party for Avery’s first birthday! She looked so adorable in her pink floral birthday dress. What a peach!




So, 1st birthday parties are pretty precious. Cake, kid-friendly foods, and so many little babies….




7 p.m.

Post-birthday party beverage. Tom got these rye beers, and then we all went to sleep at like 9:30 p.m.


Sunday, 4.8.12

Early night, early day.


7 a.m.

“The day starts early here,” Mindi said, as she sat on my bed and scooted over to me with Avery, dragging along with her a stack of books to read. Pre-coffee. This is a different (but very cute) routine.


10 a.m.

I made Marion Cunningham’s raised waffles for brunch. I was so upset that the waffles – which were tender, crisp, and light like a cloud from the waffle maker – proceeded to wilt like a neglected flower garden on a hot summer day while we waited for the bacon to finish cooking. I mean, they just deflated under my very own eyes, turning into limp, sad things. The balloons from the party the day before had more oomph to them! I had to let it go (even though it still bothers me) after Mindi said, “No one can enjoy them if you need complaining about it.”


Ahhh, so true! BUT how do you keep waffles crisp before serving? I even tried keeping them in a warm oven.



Drove home. Relaxed. Watched some of Bethenny Ever After….that I bought on iTunes. Ha! Took pictures of Merlin. He hated it.

me + camera + merlin

7 p.m.

A late English-inspired tea, prepared by Jen. We were going to do a ham for dinner, but things fell through. Kind of cool to do an Easter tea though.


I was too tired to really be of any help, except put on some Alabama Shakes. (Jen says she likes them!)  Finished off the night by watching Lifetime’s rendition of William + Kate, which Jen bought on iTunes….we are so alike in some ways. Oh yes, we went there. It’s been almost one year.

The big question:

Did you wake-up at 5 a.m. for the royal wedding festivities last year?

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