What did Brad and I do on the first Saturday in months that we had to ourselves?
We ran away.
A brief summary of our last few weeks has been pre-wedding events, wedding events, work events and family commitments. On top of the normal and abnormal stuff.. and my body rebelling on me (mystery allergy).
Waking up in my own bed on Saturday morning, with my husband in it with me, was a welcome return to the “normal.” Our house needed the general chores on top of a good cleaning after literally using it as a pit stop for the weekend of our friend’s wedding, a family thing earlier in the week, an unplanned drive across Ohio and a last-minute flurry of medical appointments.
We need a vacation. And we’re taking one. Soon.
On Saturday, washing everything we own, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, dusting from top to bottom and reorganizing multiple rooms weren’t even in the same universe as what we needed. So we left.
We headed to the East Side for some computer equipment that was listed in stock, but apparently not actually in stock at MicroCenter. With one main purpose of our escape undoable, we walked around Legacy Village. Paid a visit to Nordstrom Rack where I found a fantastic pair of pants on clearance for $10, in my size(!) that fit perfectly (similar.) and dreamed up new ways of decorating our house at Crate & Barrel. It was a beautiful day to walk around the outdoor shopping center and soak in just a little vitamin D (nowhere near the amount that the doctor actually prescribed for me on Friday).
Then it was off to Beachwood Place Mall, where I picked up my Victoria Secret and Bath and Bodyworks freebies that I get every few months (they now come to me instead of Pam…). We checked out the Microsoft Store and the 3D printer which was pretty cool, the back in the car and off to Eton Plaza for dinner at Paladar.
I’ve now been to Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar three times and had three great meals! We ended up being there during their annual Guac Off so we tested the three guacamoles and voted for our favorites. Brad ended up voting for the returning champion, mango, and I voted for the kalamata olive and orange zest.
We walked off the Caribbean food at Eton plaza, which has really grown in the past few years and rounded out the evening with a trip to Trader Joe’s for some groceries.
When we returned home, the chores still needed done (and they got done the next day). We needed a date more at that moment than we needed them to be done.
It’s tough to muster energy for everything that needs done when you haven’t recharged yourself.
How do you recharge?
Linking up: Look What I Got (Original cost of pants + freebies is $55, paid $10 for the pants. Yay!)