5 Traits of a Perfect Sunday

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sundays lately.  Ever since I started spending time with a certain someone, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around his belief in working most weekends.  At first, he would spend a number of hours Sunday afternoon / evening making phone calls and prepping for the week ahead.  I was absolutely shocked.

Had he never heard ‘That’s What I Love about Sundays” by Craig Morgan?!  (He had not.)  Craig taught me, early on, that Sundays are for some chicken, baked beans, home, blue jeans and, most importantly, ‘not doing much of anything.’

So, naturally, I convinced him highly suggested that he work on Saturdays and leave Sundays for the rest, relaxation and recharge we all need.  And, since we’ve spent the past number of weeks in Sunday bliss, I started noticing a few things that guarantee a Perfect Sunday.

  • Start off with an amazing meal – One of our favorite, and most consistent, activities has been making breakfast together every Sunday morning.  Whether it’s applesauce pancakes or eggs & bacon (just bacon for me, please), nothing starts the Perfect Sunday off better than some hearty food in our stomach.

applesauce pancakes!

  • Do something outside – This is a big one for me, and usually involves a quick trip to the dog park with Kina, also known these days as Kin Bean (that’s pronounced KEEN-BEAN, kinda like green bean.)  Anyways – it was funny – one time, we* finally ventured off the couch and outdoors for the first time around 5pm in the evening, a.k.a. granny’s bedtime.  Even though it was late and our adventure was short, we both commented on how nice it was that we got outside for the day.  Another Sunday Success!

cherry blossoms!

  • Connect with others – Whether it’s calling a family member, a friend or meeting up with someone for brunch, a Sunday is not complete without a connection to a loved one.
  • Watch a great show – This is one of our favorite activities!!  And, with the recent purchase of my Apple TV, much easier to ensure that we’re watching the best latest shows.  Walking Dead, True Detective, Cosmos and House of Cards are some of our weekly watches right now.  What are you watching?
  • Do one thing productive – A load or two of laundry, finally paying that bill you’ve been putting off or even something as simple as packing your lunch for the next day.  Completing at least one productive thing on Sunday helps set a great tone for the week ahead.

How do you spend your Sundays?

*Apologies for the excessive use of the word ‘we’ in this post.  As in, sorry I’m not sorry.  :P

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A Night at the Slovenian Embassy!

Y’all.  Amid my craziness, I totally forgot to tell you about my journey to the Slovenian embassy about a month ago.  One of the coolest things about living in, near, within a 50-mile radius of D.C. is the plethora of opportunities, at hand.  Want to visit the monuments on any given day?  Done.  Want to spend the night at an embassy?  Coming up.  Want to meet and be kissed by the Prime Minister of Ireland?  Roger that.  Seriously, it happened to a friend, recently.

So, when the opportunity arose to visit the Slovenian embassy (I’m a quarter Yugoslavian/Slovenian y’all), I jumped on the chance!  As expected, I had no idea what was going to happen once we arrived at the door.  So, in case you’re thinking about crossing the United States borders for the evening, here’s a sneak peek into a night at a foreign embassy…

The night started with a little happy hour while they were getting things ready for us.  I believe the beer was actually from Bulgaria, but the wine was Slovenian!

The main event of the evening started with a little speech from the Slovenian ambassador followed by a short video of the country.  This was cool for me since I don’t come across too many pictures or videos of Slovenia.  It’s such a beautiful country, and I think, if I ever make it there some day, this will definitely be one of my destinations.  I mean… right?!!! The video was followed by a little concert by a Slovenian opera singer.  For future reference, I think this part of the event varies depending on which embassy and/or which organization is hosting, so expect it to change depending on the country!

Finally, we embarked on my favorite part of the evening.  FOOD!  And, there was lots of it.  I honestly couldn’t tell you the names of all these dishes, but it centered around my favorite type of cuisine: comfort food.  Seriously, I think I’m destined to live in this country.  Additionally, we tried something I was quite familiar with: potica!  That’s pronounced POH-TEET-ZAH.  It’s this bread (dessert?) that my great-grandmother used to make for us by scratch – over the course of two days, by the way.  We were some lucky great-grandchildren.

potica!

And, of course, it never hurts to have a great date. ;)

 MAN!

Ps. Did you know that Slovenia actually, really, kinda won the 2014 Olympics?

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*Have you been to an event like this before?? Tell me, tell me!

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