Whew! What an exhausting weekend!! I mean that in a good way, of course.
Things were pretty quiet here last week, and ever since we put our house on the market, Greg and I have just been kind of sitting and waiting for potential buyers to come check it out. As predicted, we didn’t have anyone come look at the house until the weekend (well, technically until Thursday). And then things were a little less calm and quiet. Since we can’t (well, we can technically, but shouldn’t) be home when people come to look at the house, we have to be prepared to leave any time we get a phone call saying that someone is coming over. People came on Friday evening, so we took the dogs into Greg’s car and drove over to my dad’s and back.
On Saturday, a number of people had scheduled appointments between the late morning and early afternoon, so Greg and I decided to take the dogs out for a few hours. They really need baths, so off the to dog wash we went!
As you can see, Lance was really excited to get washed. That is, until he realized that meant getting in the tub and getting wet! Jackson was also thrilled.
I wish someone would wash my hair and pamper me like that!
The boys were trying to communicate over the wall while we were trying to dry them off. To them, there’s nothing scarier in the world that the blow-dryer!
Aren’t they goofballs? At least they’re clean goofballs now.
After the dog wash, Greg and I took the dogs for a walk around downtown Frederick. It was a little chilly, so we grabbed some coffee to help warm up a little bit. People had scheduled appointments at our house until 2:00, so couldn’t go back home until after that. I actually had plans that started at 2:00, which I was really excited about!
I was invited to do a sneak-preview of Frederick Restaurant Week along with 14 other local
celebrities bloggers and various foodies of Frederick. The actual restaurant week is March 4-10. During that week, a number of Frederick’s most delicious restaurants will offer two and three-course lunch and dinner menus for a set (low) price. Frederick has been offering a restaurant week for four years now, and I have enjoyed some really great meals each year. Of course, I jumped at the chance to be a part of the preview!
The other participants were really wonderful, and I got to meet some great new friends, including my Instagram buddy Sando (who has a gorgeous blog!):
Another new friend and Fitfluential Ambassador, Jen was in attendance as well! My good friends Kelly and Gretchen (who are both published authors and have extraordinary taste in food!) were also there, and now they are new friends too.
It’s amazing how much we can all bond over food!
(Photo courtesy of Michelle Kershner)
I will be going into much more detail about the entire preview and the food that I got to sample at each restaurant a little closer to the date of restaurant week, but here’s a sneak peek:
We were split up into 3 different groups of five, and each group went to three different participating restaurants. My group went to Lunchbox, The Orchard and Firestone’s. We were given a few different dishes to sample, and let me tell you- it was hard to remember to just take a few bites of each (so that we would actually be able to try everything!). At the end we all met back up at Ayse for a few last bites and to compare notes. It was such a fun day, and I can’t wait to share more details about the food with you all!
I should also mention- I’ll be doing a pretty amazing giveaway for a gift card that can be used at a number of the participating restaurants for restaurant week… so stay tuned.
Greg picked me up early in the evening when the event was over to go to a friend’s birthday party, which was a lot of fun! But, by the time we finally got back home that night, I pretty much fell right into bed!
Sunday, of course, began with teaching Spinning class and then I enjoyed an hour or two of lazy time afterwards. We didn’t have any showings scheduled, but made every effort to keep the house as spotlessly clean as possible anyway. And it’s a good thing we did! When I was about 2 minutes away from my house (with a car full of groceries) I got a call from Greg (who was out running errands) that our realtor would be at our house in 10 minutes with some potential buyers. I rushed home, unpacked 6 bags of groceries at lightening speed, grabbed one of the dogs, and went for a nice, long walk. As hectic as it is to have to leave the house at any time, it’s a good thing. We want this baby to sell!
Here’s to another busy week ahead… and my last day of being 32!
How was your weekend? Does your city participate in restaurant week?