Another whirlwind weekend is in the books.  Even with having half a day on Friday the weekend went by way too fast.

Saturday I went to Chicago to Hannah’s block party on her street.  It had a live D.J., tons of food and the weather couldn’t have been better.  Hannah’s best friend Melody was there with her son.  I am so proud of Mel.  She was 19 when she got pregnant, and almost gave her son up for adoption, but changed her mind at the last minute.

While I was four years older when I had Hannah, the decision was just as hard for me.  And now I couldn’t imagine my life without her in it.

Here he is – with cookie all over his face.

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He had the best time – so much to see and do!  A bouncy house, tons of bikes and balls.  He’ll be two in October – just so cute.  And he got a teenage mutant ninja turtle tattoo!

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So proud of you Mel!

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I actually put on makeup – on a Saturday!

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And Rhonda, this picture is for you!  Hannah’s dog Rummy – so cute!

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Hannah lives with her boyfriend Jacob.  He goes to Columbia and just got a job at Universal Music.  He is majoring in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management – so working at Universal Music is a huge deal!

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I actually didn’t eat a whole lot while I was there, although I totally forgot about this broccoli salad with ramen noodles – it’s so good! And since I was driving, I stuck with water. Open-mouthed smile

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I stayed for about four hours, but apparently the party went into the wee hours of the morning – glad I left when I did!  I am too old to party like that anymore. Open-mouthed smile

And I did something I haven’t done in a long time – I slept in until 10:30 yesterday morning!  I must have needed the sleep.  I had a lazy morning and afternoon.  Tony made me a delicious breakfast – even making his own breakfast sausage!

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And we’ve been watching the Little League World Series – those kids are really awesome baseball players!  But by mid-afternoon I knew I had to get some stuff done.  I did an inventory of our pantry/fridge/freezer.  After the sticker shock of spending over $600 dollars in medication last week, I figured I could come up with a meal plan for the week mostly with what we have on hand. 

I ended up just getting a few things at the store – so check out my weekly grocery receipt!  $22.42!  Not bad at all. Open-mouthed smile

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Tony and I ended up sitting outside and watching football.  Earlier in the day I realized I had four small packages of chicken and a chicken carcass from when we grilled a whole chicken.  I made a pot of chicken noodle soup just to have for my lunches this week, and we ended up just having soup and sandwiches for dinner – easy and delicious!

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We stayed outside until it got dark – the weather was perfect and just starting to get chili when we came inside around 8:15.  I tried to get a picture of Tony smoking his cigar, but couldn’t find the right setting on my camera – you can kind of tell its Tony!

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I intentionally took the weekend off from exercising, and my body thanks me for it.  I’ve been going strong for nearly 80 days, but my body was telling me “hey lady, you are 45 years old!”   Our temps are finally supposed to feel like summer this week, so it will be back to the pool at lunch and back to Insanity at night. 

It was my co-workers birthday yesterday so I made a new batch of Chobani muffins – I’ll post the recipe tomorrow – I hope they taste as good as they look!

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Alright, time to get this show on the road.  What was the highlight of your weekend?  Make it a great day!