Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I haven't taken a nap since Sunday. This is very strange for me... I LOVE to nap. And I'm a great napper. I can nap on the couch, in a chair, in the bed... at noon, at 3:00pm, at 7:30 pm...
What I've noticed is that my sleeps have been better. Even last night, after having a lot of good food and wine... I woke up this morning at 5:00. Five o'clock!!!! Holy moly. I already put in a load of laundry, packed my lunch, and got some Sparking done.
So I may continue this no-napping thing for a while.
Water drinking has been really good. The hot weather always brings out the best drinker in me.
Friday was a big hot mess of carb-y stuff at work... we had a parent breakfast. Too many baked goods, not enough fruit salad. Last night was Restaurant Week Awards night - I went with a girlfriend and had a GREAT time. Even though I ate a lot, I made sure I was only eating food I really liked. I didn't eat much of the ribs - they weren't that good. Brad makes WAY better ribs at home. And one of the desserts was very meh, so I didn't eat it all. (And leaving a dessert on a plate is just CRAZY for me.)
But there is good, of course. I have been eating fruit like it's going out of style. We loaded up on fruit at the store, and I have been making fruit salad since Sunday. Fruit is so delicious in salad form. I have to keep this in mind - it makes eating fruit a lot more fun.
I am on the next stage of my workout (The New Rules of Lifting...). It's *finally* stage two. I did my first workout on Monday - HOLY MOLY. Those squat/push press things are hard! But I am going to have an awesome rear end after all this. There are so many lunges and squats and dead lifts I can hardly even stand it.
(This is my emoticon for ME time.) My flight to New Orleans is booked - mom and I are going at the end of June. I am SO excited! And when school is out, one of the girls at school and I are going into NYC to celebrate the end of school. And then I'm going again with another friend. I LOVE the city.
Last night was a massage - I feel so wonderful. It hurt like hell, but I feel great today.
Exciting stuff!!! I recently went in to the jeweler to have my engagement ring cleaned, and she noticed that the band was getting a little oval-shaped. This is because my ring was too big. TOO BIG!!!! So she measured it all out and I had it re-sized from a 7 1/4 to a 6 1/2. AAAHHHH this is totally exciting. It fits like a dream and it looks so little (the band, not the diamond) now. Yay!
Memorial Day Bikini-Wearing Pool Party Day is coming!
Have a great day!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Brad called me earlier tonight about a special event tomorrow. It was recently Restaurant Week here, and tomorrow night is the awards night. Since he can't go, I got two VIP tickets.
Food samples from local restaurants, wine tasting, good company, hob-nobbing with local up and ups...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Last night's wine tasting was wonderful. We had such a fun time!
Today's eating was so-so... meal planning is not going well. I just can't seem to make nutrition my focus right now.
I started some strawberry napoleons for a breakfast tomorrow - I have to finish them at school tomorrow, but that will be easy. I love puff pastry!
I am super tired. I'm totally looking forward to relaxing this weekend - don't have anything planned... maybe I'll get a movie at the library tomorrow after school.
Water drinking is going really well. The fruit infusion pitcher is amazing!
Fruit eating is going REALLY well. I've been going crazy with the clementines, and I've eaten a banana every morning. Along with lots of other fruit. Hooray!
Tomorrow morning's workout is getting pushed to Saturday. I have to be at school early tomorrow to help set up and to assemble my napoleons.
Off to bed.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I love planning vacations! And it doesn't matter how big or small, it's just fun to have a getaway to look forward to.
A while back (few months? few weeks?) my mom told me that she was going to a library conference in New Orleans. I half-jokingly said that I wanted to go along, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to go. So I brought it up to her, and as it turned out, one of the librarians was unable to go so my mom had an extra spot in the hotel room. Yahoo! Brad can't get that weekend off of work (surprise surprise) so I asked him if I could go with my mom. He was happy to let me go. Yeehaw!
So last night mom and I booked our plane tickets. I am super excited - I've never been to New Orleans. We are staying in a great location, and I don't have to pay for the hotel. Just the flight. I can handle that!
So I am going at the end of June. I think I'll start a countdown.
This morning I ordered a new bathing suit from J. Crew. All swimwear is 20% off with free shipping - like a sign I should get a new suit. So I ordered a cute little red and white bikini (eep!) and it should be here in a few days. It's so cute - I hope I like it as much on as I do in the picture.
Going to a wine tasting tonight at my honey's restaurant. It's the last one for the season... I love going to these things. I get to dress up a little bit and be proud of my honey. I don't *have* to dress up, but I know that B likes when I "show off my hard work." Ha! And I got a really cute new dress that is super flattering. I always forget to take pictures at these things, but maybe tonight I'll try to remember.
Time to get my purse stuff together...
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