Weekend vibes

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Greetings Friday!  So glad you’ve arrived!  This week wasn’t too busy but I didn’t find my way to gym at all.  I did cycle for over 2 hours on the weekend so I’m not going to feel bad.  I just wish I didn’t blame the cold weather for skipping gym so often!

Had a fabulous date night with hubby on Tuesday evening – we had planned to go for a run but he suggested dinner out and dinner clearly won!  I put more meal planning in this week – healthier lunches and dinners and this morning the scale registered this.  I’m trying to eat less meat and without even trying had a couple of vegetarian days.

Fridays are extra cool as there is a link up with the fabulous Peaceful Posse.  Lindsay http://theflynnigans.com/ Charlotte http://mypixieblog.com/ and Beth    http://coffeeuntilcocktailsblog.com/ host this amazing Friday link up called What’s up weekend?  Bloggers share their gratitude lists and it is awesome to read about what made fellow bloggers smile the past few days.

My list this week:

  • Going to Langebaan on Saturday and enjoying brunch at Ginja Beanz.  They make the best tramezzinis I’ve ever had.  Seriously.
  • Cycling 40 km’s afterwards! Longest cycle I’ve done so far – felt quite proud.
  • When Mark surprises me with my favourite frozen yoghurt.  Currently that flavour is Turkish Delight and it is delicious.  Yes even in winter I love frozen yoghurt.
  • Having more rain this week.
  • Spontaneous date night on Tuesday.
  • Clean home – funny how polished surfaces and sparkling clean bathrooms just put me in a good mood!
  • Ended work an hour early yesterday and it was great to beat traffic, get home early, have a shower and get under blankets on the couch to watch a movie.
  • Fresh bedding – slept so wonderfully last night. Had an early night and it makes such a difference.
  • Reading a brilliant book my Aunt lent me. “Silent Voices” by Ann Cleeves.  Couldn’t put it down – I found the main character awesome and I want to find other books featuring her.  There is also a also a program on TV called “Vera” based on these books which I look forward to watching.
  • Learning so much from “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.  I’m just on chapter 3 but there is so much to take in and I’m nodding along to alot.  Overthinking and the inability to live in the moment is an issue for so many.  I don’t know what took me so long to read this.  I remember Divya  http://eatteachblog.com/mindfulness-and-productivity/ mentioning this on her blog recently and I’m grateful that I read her post.  Thank you Divya 🙂

This weekend is going to be a fun one.  We are off to photograph the Quiver Trees tomorrow in hopefully better weather.  Hoping for a long cycle on Sunday – also weather dependent.  Then a late lunch at Cattle Baron afterwards.  Housework and laundry are sorted for the moment so no chores this weekend – just fun and relaxing to be had.

What about you?  What is on your gratitude list this week?  Anything exciting planned for the weekend?

xx

20 thoughts on “Weekend vibes

  1. Beth says:

    Sounds like a pretty good week overall! I still like cold things in the winter too sometimes, especially ice cream. I’ll eat ice cream any time of the year. I am glad you have some good reads right now also. That is always nice when the weather is cool. As for me, it’s heating up in my region, I think I’ll be looking for a pool!

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      My Mom and I are the same – ice-cream all year round – we love it!
      I’ve had some dissapointing reads this year and I have have the habit that once I start a book I HAVE to finish it so an enjoyable read is always appreciated 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful long weekend.

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  2. Kimberly (@momgosomething) says:

    Weekend date nights sound like so much fun! I actually haven’t had a date night with my hubby in such a long time. We are in dire need of it! Hopefully with this warmer weather coming along and with school coming to an end, we can squeeze some in.
    Now what is this tramezzinis you’re talking about? I’ve never heard of this before!
    Confession: I have not washed our sheets in forever. OK more like our comforters. But I hear you on that. Fresh bedding is the best! Maybe I’ll do that this weekend!
    Also on the list: Reading! I love a good book. I’m currently on blogger Allie Brosh’s book. Hyperbole and a Half. It’s hilarious.
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      I highly suggest a date night – week night or weekend – it is always fun and doesn’t need to be expensive. Sometimes we plan ours and sometimes it is just after a long day where we need some us time and we decide on the way home to do something different.
      Tramezzinis are delicious – think of a thin pita bread which is then cut and filled with your favourite toppings and lightly toasted. It is then cut into 4. The place we go to has so many toppings to choose from.
      I must look out for that book – I quickly googled it and the reviews sound great! Thank you for adding to my TBR list 🙂
      Hope you had a great weekend.

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  3. Charlotte says:

    I’m so intrigued by tramezzinis! I have no idea what these are, but now I want one 🙂 And also a Turkish Delight frozen yogurt–yum! I was just thinking that I wanted to surprise Bryan tonight and suggest we go for a frozen yogurt run. we haven’t had them in ages, and they’re SO delicious (also it’s 90+ degrees Fahrenheit here today, YIKES!).

    You should feel so proud for the healthy meal planning and cycling! Go you!! hope you have a lovely weekend, my sweet! XOXO

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      I think you would enjoy a tramezzini 🙂
      It is a thin pita bread which is then cut and filled with your favourite toppings and lightly toasted.

      I hope you went for your frozen yoghurt run – sounds like you are having great weather!
      Thank you – I’m really trying hard with the whole eating healthily and going to gym/cycling.
      Hope you had a wonderful weekend XOXO

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  4. Sidny says:

    There is something so wonderful about a clean home! Perhaps I will spend a bit of tomorrow getting my home into order, because it’s fallen into disarray lately. I generally blame it on the pets, and constantly having to sweep up kitty litter, dog fur, etc., but I really need to step it up soon and get the house in order.

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      I just feel instantly organised when I come come home to a clean and tidy home.
      I hope you had a great weekend. Thank you for the blog visit 🙂

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      I also found meal planning an effort at first – but it gets easier. I go shopping with a list at all times and jot down meal ideas and healthy lunches when I get them. With cycling I feel like I am exercising and spending time outdoors in nature at the same time so it is a double win 🙂
      Hope you had a great weekend.

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  5. Lauren Becker says:

    Yay for a nice date night, and that’s awesome you got so much cycling in last weekend. I’m with you on frozen yogurt being awesome – and it doesn’t matter if it’s winter, I’m still all about yogurt and ice cream. haha I hope you have a great weekend!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      Thank you – I was happy with the distance – the speed was slower as I got tired at the end but I’ll work on that. My Mom and I love ice-cream in winter – it is a treat that is lovely all year round.
      Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Lindsay says:

    Hello my dear,
    Lord do I have some catching up to do. Sounds like you’re still cycling quite a bit – good for you, I haven’t been out too much but you inspire me to get out on my wheels girl. It’s just been so hot recently, it’s just too hot to go out and risk heat stroke.
    Isn’t it lovely when you get it if work a bit early!? I always love that…. 🙂

    Hope you’re well sweetie. xoxo

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    • https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

      Enjoy your warm weather (I’m envious!) I’m longing to go out on my bike this weekend but we have to keep checking the weather – I don’t want to cycle in the rain.
      I love early ending days – it feels like such a treat 🙂

      Hope you have had a good week so far xoxo

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