Welcome back to Monday; a day where everyone reminisces their time off, yearns for one more hour of sleep, dreads the work that piles their desks or their counters, and hopes for the time to fly fast enough and weekend to return. So while I cannot do anything to solve these Monday feelings, I can share a little recap of the weekend.
On Friday, we spent the afternoon in Irvine, exploring the Spectrum, grabbing an oddly early dinner, and attending the BEST CONCERT IN MY LIFE. Was it necessary to write this in all capital letters? Yes. #sorrynotsorry. I saw Train back in October when I was at school. However, I have to say, this blew their last appearance out of the water. Maybe it was because I knew the words to every song. Maybe it was because I was there with amazing people. Maybe it was because it was in such a wonderful atmosphere. Who knows, but the entire evening was a blast. Ok, maybe except the part where the women’s restroom line took a half hour and I almost missed the first Train song, but what’s new?
Friday’s concert was the Mermaids of Alcatraz tour with the one and only Train as well as artists Gavin DaGraw and The Script. We had surprised my mom with tickets for her birthday in April, along with a bottle of the “Calling All Angel’s Chardonnay” from the Save Me San Francisco Wine Company. There was a contest for people to dress up as mermaids and stand on stage during the song “Mermaid.” We had considered doing this but realized our costumes really didn’t look much like what they were looking for. I’m sure Train was looking for the svelte and busty mermaids, decked out in sequins and red hair. That or super young and adorable. Well, our costumes would have looked a little last-minute, so we decided on cute concert gear instead 🙂
Saturday’s activities consisted of working out with Meghan at the gym, cleaning the house (oh so exciting), and playing golf with my dad and grandpa. In the evening I was invited over to a friends house for dinner. I had a simply amazing time chatting it up with her and her parents, both of whom attended Santa Clara University. So, it basically was a big ‘ol Bronco fest. Can’t complain there 😉
On Sunday, it was time to get back into running mode and go for a long run. I honestly haven’t been running much, something which is new and different. There used to be weeks where I would run 6x and at least 5+ miles each day. Sadly I’ve realized my body cannot sustain this type of training. I’m lucky if I get out on the run at least twice in one week. Anyways, I decided to run down to the Rose Bowl and meet my sister and her friend at the end of their long run. I finished with a total of 7 miles under my belt while they strode in with 14.25.
We set off for brunch at Camilo’s in Eagle Rock where I indulged in Eggs Florentine for the first time. Normally I have a sweet tooth and splurge on french toast or something extra sugary. However the poached eggs and sauteed spinach were calling my name and I was so glad I took the chance. Not to mention, the side of fruit was way above par – there were berries and banana slices to accompany the normal fare of melon slices. Lucky for me Meghan ordered french toast and her friend Rae ordered Banana something or other. Basically caramelized bananas, pecans and deliciousness.
Later on that day, we hosted a Claremont McKenna New Students Reception, where I ran around making sure people had enough to drink and that the cheese and dessert platter was constantly full. Not too bad of a job given that I am OCD about how things look and are organized. I also got thoroughly distracted organizing my closet, finishing up a t-shirt blanket from college, and beginning to pack for the big move. Big move? Details to come later this week. 🙂
In the evening, my sister and I stopped by the new Rita’s Ice-Custard shop in town. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a sweets shop that sells custards and Italian ices. The east coast based shop has made its way our west and last night happened to be friends and family night. My cousin is one of the first employees, so we thought we would support him and snag some free treats. Also, I learned that family members get 30% off their orders, so I guess being related has its perks 😉 I may just have to make my way over a few more times this summer.
Today I plan to work out in the gym, have breakfast with my high school girlfriends, shop the Camarillo Outlets with my mom, sister, and grandma, and then go for a hike with my mom and sister in the afternoon. We are trying to make the most of the time together before we all head our separate ways in a few weeks. Crazy to think the summer is almost at a close, but there are lots of fun memories to be made in the future. Have a marvelous Monday.
What were you up to this weekend? Do you have a favorite concert or artist?