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Happy Friday! Although, I’m quite bummed because B is leaving early tomorrow for a work thing in San Diego. I won’t see him for a full week — which is the longest we’ve ever been apart in three years. I realize that’s not that long of time, and a lot of couples are apart more than that on a regular basis, but it’s still got me down… BUT, in happier news, my mom and sister are coming into town to spend the weekend with me doing wedding-related stuff, so that will be a lot of fun! Hope YOU have a great weekend as well! Here’s a nice little diddy by breakbot to get you in a weekend mood…

I do apologize — it has been a slow week around here but, never fear, I’m back in full force this coming week… :)

Yesterday, B & I drove two hours north, to Alpine Valley, to go snowboarding together for our first time. It was a sunny day with tons of snow and we had a great time! We even saw a clown, in full makeup, on skis — it was an interesting sight. Afterwards, in the evening, I went out to Belly Shack for a delicious dinner for a good friend’s birthday & today is a lay-around-the-house-watching-movies-and-reading-books kinda day. A perfect weekend!

photos via alpine valley

I used to be really bad about eating super unhealthy breakfasts on the weekends, mainly because I was always going out to brunch and most brunch items are anything but healthy. But in the past year I’ve gotten much better about cutting down on eating out, and instead have been making my weekend breakfasts at home.

Today I went with plain Greek yogurt, blueberries and some granola from our local co-op, The Dill Pickle — which I highly recommend checking out if you live in Chicago. It’s the only grocery store co-op in the city, although you can shop there even if you’re not a member, and they stock more healthy and local items than any other store in Chicago. Also, the staff is super friendly which, unfortunately, is not something you can say about many grocery stores in the city.

photo via finding a balance