This past weekend was so pretty in San Francisco. It's finally starting to get chilly (yay!) and a trip downtown on Friday night proved that my favorite time of year has arrived!
The tree in Union Square
Even better than the big tree? The ice skating rink is open!! I can't wait to get tickets and make a date to skate around Union Square while listening to Christmas music and gazing at the enormous tree. It's one of my favorite things to do all year. While we didn't ice skate on Friday night, Matt and I did have a sushi date downtown, followed by dessert at Burger Bar. Feast your eyes on this:
That is a sugar donut (halved), passion fruit gelee, a nutella "burger," cheesecake mousse, kiwi, and strawberry. Holy mother, it was amazing. Terrified to calculate how many calories I consumed with that bad boy, but it was unequivocally worth it!
I did have to exercise a lot this weekend to make up for the Dessert Incident of Friday Night. I went for a neighborhood run on Saturday, and then put in 5.5 hilly miles (alternating running & walking) on Sunday. I still may not have burned off those Burger Bar calories . . . haha.
And then something marvelous happened on Sunday:
The Saints beat their rivals--the previously undefeated Falcons--on Sunday! I was biting my nails on the edge of my seat, but my boys brought home a sweet, sweet victory in the end. The Saints/Falcons games are especially meaningful to me since I'm from Atlanta, but went to college in New Orleans and am a Saints fan. You can imagine the shit-talkin' that goes down on my facebook timeline. ;) I didn't gloat, though . . . it was an incredibly well-played game on both sides, and the score is always close between these two teams. In any case, WHO DAT!
Yesterday it was back to the grind, with meetings and classroom visits and such. But I'm lucky to have a job that I think is fun. I know that's pretty rare. And speaking of my job, I'm off to Vegas on Thursday for the National Council of Teachers of English conference . . . needless to say, I cannot wait to see this girl.
In other news, have you seen this blog post? I cannot stop reading.
Also, this is my current favorite thing:
But don't ask me where I got it.
Okay, time to get back to work. Looking forward to catching up on your blogs--I've missed everyone!