What a truly spectacular weekend I had. It reminded me how blessed I am in life, and even when times are tough, it’s important to take time for ourselves, too.
Like I had mentioned, Aaron and I both had off. I went out for my 9 mile run, headed to my parents, and then went back to build a desk with Aaron!
He was doing all the hard work. I just stood around asking if he needed me.. and taking pictures…
Later that night, Matt and Aaron went out, so I stayed back and caught up on blogging, and TV shows. Can’t beat that! It was absolutely perfect. When Aaron came home, we may or may not have had a little Breaking Bad marathon, too
It felt so nice to sleep in and not worry about getting up early to run. It ended up to be such a hot one! Shortly after waking up, I completed my workout, while watching an episode of Breaking Bad, of course, and then Aaron and I headed out for a “day date.” Let me just say that I am much more of a day date girl… those late nights kill me!
Our first stop was to pick up our packets for the race yesterday. We went to Consol Energy Center to pick them up (that’s where the race was, and home to the Penguin’s!) and had absolutely no problems. Since it was beautiful out, we chose to walk down to the Point and find some food on the way.
Aaron and I just enjoyed taking our time and walking through town. We even stumbled upon a parade happening! (Don’t ask me what it was for; I have no idea! ).
Eventually, we came to Market Square, and I was starving. But, this wasn’t until after we passed a fountain lit up in pink! I was super excited about it because Pink is my favorite color, but also for what it represents this month.
Back to starving.. I was actually starving 5 minutes from our house.. geez those long distances make me hungry the next day! After checking out one place that seemed like it would be good, but it wasn’t, we went to My Big Fat Greek Gyro. It was amazing. I am a huge Gyro lover, so this fit the bill! They were massive, so I did end up taking off at least half the meat, and then enjoying it!
After we filled our stomachs up, we continued our walk to the Point. We had something spectacular to see…
A huge rubber duck! Pittsburgh has been lucky enough to have the Duck appear from last weekend through Oct. 20. It really is just something to see. Though we were only there a few minutes, we managed to capture lots of pictures, and take in the city. The Point also just had their fountain redone (after years of it not working…) so it was really enjoyable to see it lit up, too.
Here’s a bit about the rubber duck…
PITTSBURGH — The first U.S. version of the 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo since 2007 has appeared in Pittsburgh.
Each city builds its own duck from the plans of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, and the whole project includes massive pontoons, crews to inflate and deflate the duck, and in this case, alerting organizations such as the Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The distance from our car to the duck was actually a lot longer than we imagined, so we caught the T (light rail) back up to a spot closer to our car. It is free to ride in town, and with the temps skyrocketing into the 80s by this point, we were both all for a fast way home!
Saturday was also my dad’s birthday! My mom only got home yesterday, though, so we didn’t technically celebrate his birthday, but will soon! Aaron and I headed over for dinner and brought Danny’s hoagies with us to enjoy for dinner. If you live in Pittsburgh, you need to try Danny’s italian hoagies! They are the best.. and for everyone who doesn’t know, a hoagie is a sub We spent some time catching up with them again, before coming home. Aaron started studying for his midterm, and I finished up my desk! I had to put some stain on it, so I worked on that before heading to bed kind of early.
We were up bright and early for our race! I will recap that later this week, though.
The rest of the day included putting my new desk together! I am in love with it! I have had things piled in boxes from my parent’s house, as well as packed up from college for way too long. We also had no where to really put our bills and have an organized area. I wanted somewhere to put my computers (one is from college that doesn’t do too much anymore) and just a space to call my own. I am still waiting to decorate the wall until I know exactly what I want to do (read: figure out what wedding pictures I want framed!) but I love how this turned out!
I’ll explain a bit about it. We used two of the 9 cube organizers you can buy from many different locations. Then, my dad (he’s a huge woodworker and has all the tools we needed!) bought us a piece of MDF wood (no idea what that means!). In that one piece, we were able to cut all the other pieces necessary to build this. It was done completely by scratch, except the two shelves and the two legs were bought at Home Depot. It gives me a lot of space to do what I need, and I am so proud of Aaron for building it for me! And a huge thanks to my dad for having everything we needed and explaining some steps
I hung out with my mom for part of the afternoon (she came home finally!), went grocery shopping, cleaned out the fridge (I’m so bad at leaving leftovers in there for too long…) and relaxed! It was perfect. However, I am done with the 80 degree temps and am so glad today is on the cooler side! I want to enjoy some fall weather!
Of course I am linking up with Katie for this marvelous weekend!