Weekend Unwinding


Hi There.  How was your Friday?

Mine was quite nice, but very uneventful. I spent a good part of the day tidying up my apartment. The fall breezes coming through the window made my bedroom feel especially crisp and clean:

I spent my Friday night babysitting because I found a job for the fall!  The family I’m going to be working with (once a week, after my internship ends for the day) wanted me to come over and meet their kids before my first day, so I volunteered to go on a Friday so they could have a date night.  The two kids are awesome and I’m really excited to get to know them this fall!

I finished around 10, so Matt met me in Coolidge Corner so we could go to the new yogurt place we are obsessed with.  This is the only yogurt place in Boston (that I know of) that has the salad bar type toppings that you can just help yourself to.  I went a little nuts with the fruit:

After yogurt, we debated a movie and then decided to go to bed.  Sometimes it’s nice to just sleep.

When I woke up this morning, it was very chilly in my room. It was so cold, that I thought it might be raining outside.  But, I peeked through the curtain to find a completely clear sky.  Guess we’re just having a front, because it supposed to be HOT again soon.

I sat around this morning reading blogs and catching up on email.  Breakfast was a yogurt parfait with an Australian yogurt that I snagged on sale.  I love these as they are sweet and taste like vanilla bean, but I don’t buy them often because of the price.

I couldn’t get over how blue the sky was on the walk to the gym…


The undergrads must be returning to campus, because I saw quite a few families moving their kids into the dorms and apartments near me. I sure don’t miss moving all my stuff every year!

At the gym I rode the spinning bike for 40 minutes and then did my usual push-ups.  My spinning classes don’t start up again until September so I’ve just been creating my own personal classes by changing the speed, resistance, and positions on the bike for each song.  People usually stare at me because the bikes are in the middle of an open room, but it’s really fun.

After the gym, Matt and I went grocery shopping.  We’ve been switching it up between Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods lately; today was a Whole Foods day.  I absolutely love grocery shopping (or any shopping really) so I look forward to this trip each week.  We got more vegetables than we normally buy (I’m not a huge veggie person) because there were quite a few sales.

There’s nothing like coming home and making a fun lunch with new groceries!  This is herb turkey with avocado, mustard, and pepper-jack on sourdough with mixed greens, cantaloupe, and unpictured jalapeno chips.  Perrrfect lunch!

I’m currently blogging from a coffee shop while Matt gets some work done.  Tonight we’re going to a fancy little bistro for a special treat…

  • Lauren
    August 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I love the exposed brick in your bedroom – very Bostonian.

    That’s great that you like the new family! I miss babysitting. Maybe I’ll quit my day job and become a professional nanny ;).

    I have to try Berry Freeze in Coolidge Corner. I like BerryLine near Fenway, but they don’t have a fruit bar – which seems essential for a great fro yo place.

    It really was a gorgeous day today. I’m so ready for fall, and I’m not looking forward to this 90 degree weather that is forecasted for the next few days. Especially b/c I’m headed back to work in a school without air conditioning. Blech.

    We live on BU’s campus, so for the past few days our street has been super busy with undergrads moving in. ‘Tis the time of year I suppose.

    • Laura
      August 29, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Thanks! I’ve never tried BerryLine, but have heard great things.

      I think I’m going to have the opposite problem in my school as its always freezing inside… Enjoy your last few days of summer before returning to work:)

  • Valerie
    August 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    What’s the name of that froyo place? I’ve been dying for some self-serve up here in Boston!

    • Laura
      August 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

      Berry Freeze!

  • kath
    August 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Fun post!!

    But I think your salad could be a little bigger 🙂

    • Laura
      August 29, 2010 at 9:39 am

      That was the last of the mixed greens!

  • Jill
    August 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Love the grocery shot….I’m always curious to what other peeps buy at the store..some might say nosey 🙂

  • Kat
    August 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I’m with Lauren – the exposed brick in the bedroom is fabulous.

    Jealous that you have a fro-yo place nearby. I’m pretty sure that the only ones we have in Minneapolis are downtown. I may have to plan a trek for that one.

  • Seglare
    August 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I found your blog through Kath’s a few days ago, and have been visiting every now and then. I just saw your posts from the last couple of days, and had to say that I think you have such a beautiful bedroom! 🙂 I love the exposed brick wall and how the room still looks warm and cozy.