Weekend Recap: The Middle of October

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It's been awhile since I have done a weekend recap!  Mainly because there were link ups I wanted to participate in, but also because there wasn't much to share - the past few weekends have been pretty darn low key and uneventful.  This weekend was a full one, so let's get to it.

I ended up only have to work a little later than normal on Friday, which was definitely nice!  I didn't do much at all that evening, other than stop at the library to pick up some books I had on hold, and then catch up on shows.  And check my mail, which was a good idea, because I had some goodies in there!  The fall candle from Magnolia Market (thanks, Mom!) and a new sweater from Nordstrom that I have been eyeing for awhile.  

Saturday I was up early to do some grocery shopping.  I was participating in a trivia night that evening, so I wanted to make some yummy things to take.  Grocery shopping first thing Saturday morning is ideal - the store was relatively empty and everything was fully stocked.  Funny story about my trip, though.  I called my mom on my way to the store because I couldn't remember what kind of chocolate chips I needed for the recipe I was making.  So my mom tells me, I do my grocery shopping and literally as I am putting the groceries into my car, I realize I didn't even buy any chocolate chips.  Back into the store it was - thank goodness I hadn't left yet!  I would have been super annoyed with myself.  I took a walk while it was still a little cool before  I indugled in a pumpkin bagel and a PSL.  After that it was time to bake some cookies!  I made my Aunt Becky's chocolate chip cookies which are so delicious - recipe will be coming to the blog soon!  I wanted something sweet and something not sweet for the trivia night, so I made Bachlorette Party Dip, which is always delicious.  It was just such a nice and relaxing morning / afternoon.  I had some time to kill before trivia night so I decided to go through my shoes.  I got rid of 4 pairs and have about 6 that I need to decide on.  Odds are most of those will be out, too.  Some I really love still, but they are looking a bit worn and I think it's time to just let go.  The trivia night I attened was at my church.  One of my friends went with me and then we were on a team with a girl from church and her friends.  We were the 'young' table, and I am sad to say that we got last.  They had an option to 'rent a teen' and we were joking that we need to 'rent a senior' for our table to help with some of the questions that were before our times.  It was super funny - one of the guys at my table, who was a last minute replacement for someone else, ended up being an intern at the company I work at!  Just goes to show how small of a world it can be sometimes!

I had high hopes to go for another walk Sunday morning but when I got up it was raining...and dark.  Instead I watched RHOC before getting ready for church.  Sunday school and church were good - we sang the best song during worship called 10,000 Reasons.  I am admittedly a bit more traditional when it comes to music at church, but I absolutely loved this song!  After church I went out to lunch for a few of the ladies before running some errands.  I was on the hunt for a mug for my boss for Boss's Day and had no luck whatsoever.  I did however pick up a new fall candle.  I jumped the B&BW fall candle train and grabbed Leaves since it was $10 off 3-wick candles.  I now understand the hype - it smells so good!  Something I noticed when I was out - there are SO MANY Christmas items out already.  Hallmark, World Market, Bath & Body Works...what in the world?!  We aren't even past Halloween yet!  It's only half way through October.  I could not believe it.  I gave up on the mug search and headed home to spend some more time in the kitchen.  This time I made my mom's homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Mix & Match Mama's Spinach and Swiss Meatballs.  I had been craving soup since I wasn't feeling well last week, so now I have some to eat on this week, as well as a few portions in the freezer for next time!  The meatballs were delicious, as always, and I plan on using those for lunches this week.  Side note - when I made the meatballs I didn't have red onion, so I just used dried minced onion, about 2 Tablespoons and I left out the dijion mustard.  It was a super productive afternoon / night in that sense, which is always nice when starting a new work week.  As I write this, I am ending the night with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and painting my nails.

Hope you all had a great weekend and a great Monday!

Linking up with Biana.        

10 comments

  1. I LOVE how active you're becoming in your church! It sounds like you found the right one for you and I'm so happy to read that! A trivia night sounds like so fun and too funny that you needed to "rent a senior" haha!! My church mixes in contemporary worship songs with traditional hymns and I really like that--does yours? I grew up with a church that only sand traditional hymns so I understand you liking those more--I'm more partial to those, too! But I love a good Christ-centered contemporary song.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. They just start jamming christmas things at as earlier and earlier every single year LOL! Glad you had a nice low key weekend! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. I love that you've gotten so involved with your church and the people that you've met there. In my opinion, that's the key to really feeling like you've found your church home - being involved. Sounds like a good weekend. :)

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  4. OMG I always walk out of the store with forgetting something I went that for! LOL

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  5. That sweater from Nordstrom looks so warm and cozy! Also -- pumpkin bagels are always a good idea! So delicious!

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  6. So glad you had a good weekend!! I love 10,000 reasons, it's a regular at our church! Our praise team sings traditional hymns, old country style hymns & contemporary songs like that - love the mix! I can't believe all the Christmas stuff is out either. Admittedly, I've picked up a few things I was looking for to have this year while they are in stock (and in some cases already on sale?!) but I wish they wouldn't put it out until closer to Thanksgiving.

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  7. It sounds like you really did have a really productive weekend! I'm so notorious for not remembering things at the grocery store if they're not written down, so I'm glad that you remembered the chocolate chips before you'd left!

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  8. I'm really traditional when it comes to church music, too, so I feel you on that! It sounds like you're really becoming active there! Such a great thing!

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  9. I somehow always forget things from the store-- even if I have a list, it's so frustrating! Slightly random but could make your chicken noodle soup with chicken breast instead of the drumsticks or would it not be enough flavor? I've been wanting to make a chicken noodle soup from scratch, but am picky about chicken lately. I love that worship song too and the trivia night at your church sounds like so much fun!

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  10. Love the song 10,000 Reasons and I love the Leaves scent candle. I just got it this year, but it is so good.

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