I hope you had a great weekend.
Here's what we were up to...
It was so cold on Friday morning that we had a two hour delay! That means school starts two hours later than normal. Of course I woke up at my normal time (habit), but I did have extra time to drink coffee and chill before going to the gym.
Doesn't it look cold!?
Besides being really tired, I was starting to feel better. I was barely coughing and there was not as much mucus as before. As bad as Mucinex tastes, it must work.
I ran on the treadmill and played around with the speed. I wouldn't call it speed work but I did more than just run "la la la". I listened to an Anderson Cooper podcast, some music from Godspell, and then my FAVORITE song to run to...
Have you seen The Book Of Mormon? It is hilarious!
I have to include these before/after shots of me. Before I hit the gym and after I was all ready for work!
Except for one meltdown from a 1st grader, the day went well. I did activities that didn't require me talking or singing because I am on vocal rest. (Isn't that such a diva thing?)
After work, I stopped at Jiffy Lube because my shocks were making a TON of noise when I go over bumps. Paul did some calling around to garages and it seems like a normal thing to happen to an old car when it is cold out. Well, Jiffy Lube had a different opinion and thought my struts needed fixed... to the tune of $700! So time to find a second opinion... aka my dad and my Pappy! Stay tuned. Hopefully it's just making noise due to the frigid temps.
Then I had to drag my tired ass to Aldi because we had NO FOOD in our house. I loaded us up and when I got home, Paul unpacked it all for me so I could relax and kiss the kitties.
Look at all those peppers! I'm making stuffed pepper casserole!
Then Paul made us a yummy pasta dinner! I made hors d'oeuvres... Did you ever make these yummy cucumber squares? Rye bread, mayo, cucumber, and paprika. So good!
We cracked open a bottle of wine from Broad Mountain....
Dinner was in front of the television watching Colbert. He didn't have any new shows for about two weeks so it was nice to have Colby back in our lives! I went to bed before 8 o'clock....
... and slept for 12 hours! Dang, I am amazing!
I took my time waking up and doing my favorite Saturday morning activities...
1. Cuddling the kitties.
2. Drinking coffee.
3. Watching CNN.
I don't like labels.
Eventually, I headed to the gym. I wanted to run fast or long, or SOMETHING. I ended up running 10 miles, mostly at an easy pace and about 40% of it at a challenging pace. While I ran, I watched part of a movie (Before I Fall), Lady Gaga's Superbowl Halftime Show, and listened to some music from The Book of Mormon and Godspell. Who am I!? Running on the treadmill AND listening to music!?
10 miles was all I could do. I was spent. I stretched for awhile after, then headed home for a shower, a chocolate protein shake, and a bologna and cheese sandwich!
Then I headed out and about to get more Mucinex, and to look for some clothes at Good Will, Community Aid, and TJ Maxx. I needed some clothes to dance in for Godspell. I don't really have comfortable clothes other than my crappy/smelly workout gear. So I got a couple dry tech short sleeve shirts and some dry tech capris. I also got a new gym bag because mine has a HUGE hole in it. I am loving this bag!
I'm not one for name brands, but this was only $16.99!
I looked for gym bags at the thrift stores first but they didn't have any.
Oh, my other good find was this INSANELY WARM jacket from Goodwill. It was from the little boy's section and it was a large. $5.00. WHAT A STEAL!!!!
A trip to the thrift stores is not complete without some puzzles!
Then I made stuffed pepper casserole and roasted chickpeas. Paul was out watching football with his friends, so I was a little lonely.
I took my car to my dad's work and someone he works with took a look at the struts. He says my car is just making noise because it's so cold out. WHEW!
Then I went for a 14 degrees run. Guys, 14 degrees is WARM for us around these parts... these days anyway! I have enough good cold weather gear that I wasn't cold at all.
That night I had my first Godspell rehearsal in Gettysburg. I had so much fun! Guys, I am so excited to perform again! I met a lot of great people and I got assigned the song Day by Day and the duet By My Side to sing! I am BEYOND THRILLED!!! I can't wait to begin learning the music.
Did you ever have to take Mucinex? Isn't it gross?
Any good thrift stores near you?
Any good thrift stores near you?