Weekend recap: running, reading and plotting

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Hi mommas and soon-to-be-mommas, furbabies-mommas and (proud) aunties (like me!). I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Our weekend was pretty ‘motherless’ this year. As so often, I didn’t get to see my Mom and we also didn’t see J’s Mom, but I bought (myself – haha!) some tulips in honor of all the mommas out there that I adore and appreciate (most of all my Mom and my sister, who’s a fantastic mom to my two love-to-the-moon-and-back special munchkins!).

We had a pretty low-key weekend, ran some errands on Friday (and it was ‘laundry day’!) and I ran two (for me) longer runs on Friday and Sunday. I am scratching the 1-hour run time now and I am so amazed at myself for being able to build up my endurance. I wouldn’t have thought this possible only a couple of months ago!

I also made a quick trip to Ikea on Saturday morning. I hadn’t been to Ikea in ages, but since I mentioned that I am planning to overhaul our apartment in lieu of moving (for now!), I had to a) get some inspiration (I wrote down so many things I’d like to get. Ridiculous!) and b) pick up a few items already. I mean, to be honest, I can always find something to take home at Ikea!

Oh, and I finished “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee for the Postal Booklcub! It was a fantastic book and definitely a book everyone should read once in their lifetime. I know this book is a classic to read in school, but I am glad I was able to enjoy it outside of academic context. I honestly kind of hated dissecting books in school, because you were supposed to “find” certain hidden meanings and I think that more often than not books can be interpreted in so many different ways. This one definitely had a great message (especially considering the time during which it was written!).  I highly recommend you read it!

Other good things this weekend:

coffee ♥ Friday nap ♥ Friday night take-out ♥ a new book ♥ ice-cream ♥ watching ‘Real Genius’ ♥ decluttering ♥ knitting ♥ Skype session with my family ♥

  1. Schon soooo lange auf meiner Leseliste!:) Toll, dass du es gelesen hast. Es freut mich, dass du ein so schönes, gemütliches Wochenende gehabt hast.

  2. I am looking forward to re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I read it when I was in middle school but I think I was too young to really appreciate it and while I vaguely remember what it is about, the details are foggy so it will feel like I am reading it for the first time!

  3. There’s such a thing as a quick trip to IKEA?! I’m glad you’re making your old apartment work for now – might as well. :) Sounds like a fun book club. Hope you enjoy the other books as well!

  4. Your niece and nephew are just too cute!

    I love, love To Kill a Mockingbird! Matt is actually teaching it to his 9th graders this semester and has had to reread it himself (he loves it too). You should watch the movie since you’ve read the book (in case you haven’t watched it before). Only one was ever made I think, with Gregory Peck. It’s an old black and white movie, but definitely worth watching.

    Do you go without your husband to Ikea? Every time Matt and I go there, we break out into a fight and also see other couples arguing. It’s kind of hilarious. I usually say that Ikea is where relationships go to die. There’s only been *one* time that we made it out of the parking lot without arguing at all. It was a MIRACLE.

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite reads, so I’m excited to receive it soon for the postal book club! I read it in high school and remember it being one of the few books I really enjoyed. I actually read it two years ago for book club and just completely adored it. I can’t wait to reread it again!

  6. I see a trip to Ikea in my near future too! Nathan only lets me go once/year because I spend way too much time and money whenever I go – not to mention the fact that we always get lost, despite there being signs AND lines on the floor to show us where to go. I’ve never read “To Kill a Mockingbird” but it’s on my to read list!

  7. I’m the same with Ikea, I can ALWAYS find something to take home with me!

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