Before we get into the post today, I thought I should mention that I created a Twitter account this weekend (shoutout to Krysten for being my first follower!). I put it off for a long time...but felt like I had to do it. I hardly ever post on Instagram so we'll see how this goes. I had a personal Twitter account and I deleted it a long time ago. And the handle NorthwestNative was taken by some guy who hasn't tweeted since April so I just had to use my name...boo. Also, Twitter's suggestions for my first Tweet are: "Just setting up my Twitter. #myfirstTweet" and "Hello Twitter! #myfirstTweet" I would just like to give a round of applause to the marketing genius who came up with those. Bravo. They sound like Michael when he imitates me blogging.
I'm going to format my weekend recap differently than usual, because I feel like I end up rambling when I just go chronologically, and I wanted to save you all from that.
What We Ate
Of course I went with food first, because I'm me.
When at Mom's, drink margaritas (while watching Bridesmaids because duh).
We went to get nachos at Stella Taco during Portland's nacho week...I assumed it'd be a small order of nachos that we were sharing, so I got a cinnamon chile chocolate chip cookie, which was delicious.
The nachos were enormous. Seriously. No, we did not finish them.
On Monday night I did make some pumpkin spice chai for us though. This I do like!
What We Saw
We went to Macy's on Friday and my mom and I fangirl'd SO HARD over all the cute Kate Spade kitchenware! I decided I need this kettle and utensil holder. The spout cover on the kettle says, "Whistle while you work." SO CUTE!
We saw deer a lot while we were there. We usually do. There's a mom and her two fawns that we see all the time and they're so cute!
We've had that toy for over fifteen years (when my dad and brother bought our Beagle from his previous owner, the toy came with) and no dog has made a dent in it. Then Flora just decided to start biting off pieces of it. (So of course we took it away because we didn't want her ingesting it!)
Running around outside sniffing every square inch of our property is hard work.
This old ferry docked on the river in Portland is a maritime museum! We almost went in, but decided not to.
I honestly don't know what this building is, but I loved it!
On Monday night I took a walk (gotta get in my ten thousand steps!) and stopped to take a picture of this gorgeous view. This waterfront park is two blocks down and a few blocks over from our apartment. I'm sad that our lease is up in November and we'll have to move because of the high rent.
What I Worked On
I decided that this weekend I'm making a trip to Plato's Closet, maybe followed by a trip to Buffalo Exchange to see if they'll take anything that Plato's doesn't. I'm just sick of the stall in my Poshmark sales, and I'm also sick of all this stuff sitting in our apartment!
Five bags of clothes, with a few accessories thrown in.
Seven pairs of shoes, but I forgot to include the olive green wedge booties that hurt my feet, so it's actually eight!
My Goal Progress
I made sure to get at least ten thousand steps every day during our four day weekend. There was no way I was going to fail my goal this early...especially because I know work days are going to be even harder to get ten thousand steps.
On Friday, I ran at the park while Michael played basketball, I took the dogs on a walk around the neighborhood, and we walked around Target and the mall. I also get more steps just taking the dogs out to potty since they want to sniff and walk around a lot.
On Saturday I got some steps with the dogs and also did a little bit of walking in Portland.
I know what you're thinking...exactly ten thousand? Seems fishy. Well, I was at about seven or eight thousand Sunday night and almost just accepted it and said that my steps over ten thousand on Friday and Saturday made up for it...but like I said I didn't feel like I had an excuse! So I did a lot of walking around the room and jogging in place to get there. I was already in pajamas and ready for bed, so at the end I jogged in place right next to the bed and once my Fitbit vibrated, I got right in bed.
I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm linking up with Sweet Little Ones for Tuesday Talk!