Btw- this is my 800th post!
This weekend has been fabulous. I’m very happy! Since I have done my fair share of moaning and groaning on this blog (despite it’s merry title), I thought I’d share some pure happiness with you all. I didn’t really take any photos of the days (mistake but I was just busy being happy not worrying about photos)
So here goes. I’ve had a good work week and enjoyed watching the Olympics despite NBC’s attempt otherwise. It has been a little bit of a disappointment in certain ways but I still enjoy them as a whole. I know I’m working my hardest and whatever happens workwise in my future I’m enjoying the time right now. So there’s that.
I’ve also had a pretty good sleep week and am feeling 100% healthy for the first time in over 2 months. Hurray!
Even though I was feeling good I was having a hard time motivating myself to exercise. I can’t really explain why I just was. So I called my trainer and explained the problem and as the amazingly supportive person she is, she came up with a great, creative idea. She offered to teach me some aqua aerobics instead of our normal meeting.
I’ve wanted to do this but simply never had, so I jumped at the chance. My friend Lisa was planning on coming down for a visit and so I asked her if she would like to join in on the fitness class and she did. The three of us had a blast! It was a lot more fun than I thought it would and definitely a good workout (feeling it today!). It was just fun to do something different and with friends. I would like to do it again.
After exercise we went to dinner and had some Mexican food and good conversation. It was a good time. We ended the night by going to see the much hyped lego movie and you know what- it lived up to the hype! It was extremely creative, funny and great for adults and kids (without the winking double entendres I hate in movies like Shrek). The look is great and I thought it was going to be a Toy Story rip off but it really isn’t. I definitely recommend it.
It has something for everyone. Go see it.
So yesterday was great. Then today I went to my BFF Emily’s baby shower. This is baby shower #3 but it’s actually the first one I’ve been able to attend. Emily was the only person I knew but it was a really cheerful fun group with great food. I love finger foods, dips and things on skewers. It’s just delicious.
One of the great things about Emily is she is a wonderful present opener. She lights up no matter what she gets. You could give her notepads and she’d say ‘you know I have been wanting notepads’ with a big smile. I hope to be a great gift opener too. I think I’m pretty good. It’s a skill that should be taught because it really makes people feel good and it’s such a commonly needed social convention.
Anyway, it was a lot of fun. Then I got home and talked to my Mom for over an hour. She was driving home and so I entertained her. We talked about politics, Olympics, philosophy, family, my life, her life, everything. When my Mom and I talk like that it’s our way of saying we love each other. She’s been under a lot of stress lately and I think it helps to just talk with someone. So many people are unwilling or awkward about talking about politics but it’s been something my Mom and I have always shared. I love it.
So then I ended the night by making a very special dinner. I’ve been carefully buying all the ingredients for the ultimate BLT- sourdough bread, mayo, thick cut applewood smoked bacon (roasted in oven), romaine and vine ripe tomatoes. Perfect!
That’s my weekend! How are you doing? I hope you are happy like me. Happy Weekend!