I was such a busy worker bee on Friday (and for all of last week, actually) that by the time I got home, I was just pooped. I sat on the couch and refused to get up for dinner. Luckily Brent picked up food for us so I could further enjoy my laziness.
A couple weeks ago when we drove along the California coast, we realized that we take our close proximity to the beach for granted. Saturday morning we awoke to the most gorgeous day! It was 87 degrees, a perfect day for a bike ride at the beach. So we dusted off our bikes and hit the bike path that follows the coast along Santa Monica and Venice all the way to Marina Del Rey. We rode nearly seven miles, stopping for a break to enjoy some lemonade and people-watch. I gripe about our condo being too small, but on days like yesterday I'm ecstatic to be exactly where we are.
This morning I met a co-worker for a class at our gym. It's called Body Works and includes an intense workout with free weights and steps. I. AM. SO. SORE. ALREADY.
And I finished off my weekend with a three-hour cooking class with a dozen of my girlfriends. We took the class through a company called Hipcooks. Check out the description of the particular class we took:
Dinner for four, six, or eight? Want to wow them with a gorgeous meal that you can effortlessly serve without spending all your time in the kitchen? Okay! The class was a blast and I highly recommend it to the So. Cal locals. The instructor, Bonny, was delightful, informative and entertaining. I hope to take another class with another group of gal pals.
I'm looking forward to recreating the meal for some guests, probably my in-laws as I've never hosted a meal for them. As I described myself during the introduction, I like to bake but I don't know how to cook...yet. (Let's just pretend that I didn't try to make a scramble for breakfast yesterday with month-old eggs. Yes, a month old! Luckily we caught the expiration date before the eggs hit the skillet.)
I also spent a large portion of my weekend updating my iPod with some new music, including:
- Belinda Carlisle's (yes, THAT Belinda Carlisle) new album, "voila." The reason I'm digging it so much is that the majority of it is sung in French! I don't speak French, but the soundtrack from the French movie, Amelie, is in my heavy rotation, so I was excited to find something else along those lines.
- Teitur's new album, "Stay Under the Stars." I'm hoping to see him perform at a local dinner club next month, where they don't allow any chatter during the performance. Just my kind of show!
Also, you'll see that I've added a new little feature in the right column of my site with "recently played" and "most played." It's a widget from iLike.com that is connected to my iTunes to show you what I've been listening to. And if the song is in iLike's catalog, it'll include a play button next to the song so you can hear a clip for yourself!
"Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks." - Lin Yutang