Wow, so this was a fun weekend. A very busy one too. Also, a little nuts. Not the normal crazy family drama kind of nuts but rather the surreal headlines on Maury Povich/Dr. Phil kind of crazy. I'm not going to go into detail about it because well, a few of you already know. I just don't want to continue to give it free rent in my head. Its just too darn, well....out there!
Ok now the weekend in review sans insanity. I blogged Friday, our adventure into the city for the Tut exhibit. Then Saturday started out busy as ever. Husband got the crazy dogs into the vets without issue. I got out to the mall for some shopping therapy. I also got to wax my legs. Did a pretty good job of it, too. The funny part is that I am not an esthetician and should not act, as such. My eyebrows are a testament to that. I guess I'll have to have them professionally done once they grow back in *snort*
Husband took E. out for his first spin in skates. It must have been quite the site because hubby complained of a sore back for the rest of the night. The rest of the day was spent in a bit of a negative daze and ended up with take-out Chinese food. Oddly, I didn't even want it but for a lack of healthier options we were stuck with that. I had mentioned to Sheree today how far I've come with my lifestyle changes where Chinese food was actually an unwelcome meal. I used to adore Chinese food. Now, not so much.
I was up at 6:30 this morning. I tell you it was hard getting up that early. I was very happy to be in the snug bed dreaming happy dreams. Stupid alarm clock *pout* but up I got. I had a healthy breakfast of supplements, coffee and spelt blueberry pancakes w/almond butter then come 8:30 I was joining Sheree for a very chilly run.
We plodded along for the first two intervals cursing about how horrible the run felt. Then I guess our fog lifted as our conversation got flowing freely and before we knew it the 10k was over. I had to rush home to shower and dress, collect E. and the present and zoom off to his friend's birthday party.
I have never smiled so much! That was the best party we've ever attended. E. had so much fun once he warmed up to the concept of being a pirate/knight. Once he got over the hump he danced and played games, ate pizza and cupcakes and came home a very happy little dude. I know have the best memories of E. dancing freely!
I got a very quick lunch of flax bagel, turkey bacon and chicken breast with a few salt & vinegar baked kettle chips (which I did not like and didn't finish). I'm still Diet Coke free...its been over a week. I'm so proud of myself.
I napped. Deeply. It was needed. When I got up I got dressed and headed out to roam the aisles of Superstore. I took way more time than was necessary but I was enjoying the peace and quiet. I don't normally get much time away from the kids and I never get to shop without them so I got to read labels and search the shelves of the natural foods section.
A bit of a late dinner and a snuggle from the kids before they were tucked into bed. I sit here now enjoying a cup of tea. Thinking of heading upstairs soon to look over my new cookbook. I thank Misty for the recommendation. I haven't made any of the recipes yet as I'm still reading the preface. I'm almost giddy to select my first menus.
Weekend Reading, 3.18.18
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