Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Weekend Recap

Argh ... life has been so busy lately that I'm yet again doing my weekend recaps on Wed.! I'm going to try to get back in the blogging groove this week :)

Friday was a day off of work for me, and I spent it, for the most part, cleaning. Sounds awful, but I actually enjoy cleaning somewhat :) It gives me a feeling of accomplishment to see my shiny sink or polished table or vacuumed floor. The only household chores that I really dislike are taking out the garbage (which my husband now does - thank goodness!), washing dishes (which Peter also does - hooray for sweet husbands!), and ironing. On Friday night, my friend, RAM, cut my hair (she's a professional hair stylist so no worries!), and we had a great time catching up. It had been way too long since we had chatted! I meant to take before and after pictures of my new style, but I was in too much of a hurry to meet her and forgot. I love my shorter hair, though; I was really ready to get my hair cut before summer came. I can't stand hair on my neck in hot weather!

On Saturday we hiked Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park with a group of friends. We had a perfect day for hiking - sunny and warm but not sweltering! Old Rag is pretty challenging (there's a steep trail to the top and a difficult rock scramble) so we were fairly exhausted by the end, but we had a ton of fun :)

Our friend, JW, is a little too fearless when it comes to cliffs :)

What was I saying about JW being fearless?

KJB, AJH, and Peter taking a well-deserved rest at the summit of Old Rag.

I look like I could really use a nap (and a shower) in this picture!

On Sunday, we went to church and then relaxed the rest of the day. I made Asian Glazed Drumsticks  from Gina's Skinny Recipes  for dinner.

Have y'all tried Gina's Skinny Recipes yet? I've heard raves about her recipes from other bloggers, and this was my first recipe to try. Peter really liked it, but I thought it was just OK. Maybe I did something wrong because my sauce was much darker that what is shown in the picture?! I'm planning on trying several more of her recipes in the next few weeks :)