Good morning! T-3 days til I head to Pittsburgh! I’m feeling ready, just working on my hydrating and slowly packing. Sunday is going to be good, I can feel it!!
Our weekend was pretty relaxed. I went out with some coworkers Friday night. And was reminded on Saturday that I can’t drink like I used to. I was tired and felt lousy. Oops.
We went and picked up our bed frame and our living room furniture got delivered too, so our house is looking much more homey now.
Sunday I experimentes with our new bread machine!
The first loaf came out perfect!! So much so, that we made a second! I can’t wait to experiment more with wheat and sweet and savory breads! It is just so easy.
On Sunday Geisha and I also hung out on our deck. She loves being outside.
Well that’s all for now, off to hydrate hydrate hydrate!
My day is off to a slower start than usual. I’ve got a dentist appointment in about an hour so I did the whole work from home thing this morning.
The best part about working from home?
The purring kitty on my lap. Gotta love it.
I took my last Zumba class of the session yesterday, before meeting the family for a late dinner at Olive Garden to celebrate my parents anniversary. By the time we got home I was exhausted and ready to take a shower! The next Zumba session doesn’t start for a few weeks but I’ve already signed up. I’m going to change it up a little and take a class mid-day (from noon to 1 on Thursdays). I checked my work calendar and I don’t foresee any conflicts, and if for some reason I can’t make it to a class I can always make it up by attending a class in the evening with the same instructor. I’m really trying to switch around my exercise schedule because I end up feeling SO stressed if I do it after work. I’m not sure why this is, but I just feel like it conflicts with so many things. Switching Zumba to during my lunch break is the first step. Next I need to figure out what to do with Yoga and running…
I received the pair of compression shorts I ordered in the mail on Monday. I put them on just for 5 or so minutes to make sure they fit okay and WOW. I felt the relief just in that time. My hips and IT bands tend to get really sort the long distance I run and these hit that area so well! I’m excited to try them out after the Pittsburgh Half. Between the shorts and my compression sleeves, I’m going to look really stylish on the drive home, hah. I’ll be sure to do a full review of them after I try them out post-race.
We also got our new bread maker in the mail. Neither the hubby or I have ever used/owned a bread maker so this will be an interesting experiment. But I’m really excited to have control over the ingredients and not have to pay crazy prices for healthy bread at the grocery store. I’m hoping to try it out this weekend. Fingers crossed it goes well.
Time to pack up my work computer and head over to the dentist. You know you’re jealous.
Things are getting out of hand.
Last weekend was the hubby and my moms birthdays. That means my grandma made cookies, pie and cake. We ended up with some of the leftovers.
Tuesday was Valentines day. My mom bought the hubby and I some valentines treats.
I like to bake, and in hinesight I STUPIDLY made some “smores bars” last weekend – they’re like rice krispie treats but with golden grahams, mini marshmellows and chocolate chips.
And my mom just texted me to tell me that our girl scout cookies came in.
This is just insane.
The current stockpile of sugar in our apartment consists of:
- 1 box chocolate covered macadamia nuts (from my brother in Hawaii)
- 1 peanut butter meltaway candy bar
- half a dozen chocolate chip cookies
- a few brownies
- a couple mint chocolate cookies
- maybe a dozen or so smores bars
- 2 slices of blueberry pie
- 3 pieces of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting
- a heart-shaped box of Russel Stover’s chocolates – luckily this is a small box, only 2 pieces are left.
- heart-shaped marshmallow peeps
- a bag of reeses hearts
and frankly, I’m sure there’s more than that.
and we’re going to get 3 boxes of girl scout cookies in the next few days.
Seriously, I think we need to stage an intervention or something.
I hate wasting food so I don’t want to throw it out, and it’s such a random conglomeration of sweets I’m not sure taking it into work would be appropriate.
but seriously, the hubby and I can’t eat all of that, and frankly we shouldn’t.