Happy Friday friends! You have all successfully made it to another weekend. I, of course, work tomorrow, but did enjoy a nice Friday off today. I worked 3 shifts in a row, and went to bed around 9pm last night. I was exhausted. My plan was to wake up around 7am and get in a nice, longer than I have been doing, run. Well, I was literally passed the F out all night long and didn’t wake up until my alarm went off. Usually I’m good for waking up at least two times to use the bathroom. But last night, nothing. I was in the zone. I ended up giving myself two additional hours of sleep, putting me at a whopping twelve hours of sleep and a 9am wake up. Although I’m sure my body needed it, I am also sure my body won’t be able to sleep well tonight! But, I already have that set in my mind, so I plan on finding a good tv show or movie to watch on the old Netflix.
After dragging myself out of bed (well actually the couch, b/c I’m still horrified to sleep in my bed after Waterbug 2015) I headed out for a run. I attempted an 8.5 mile route, but the sun was blazing and I was dragging. It was NOT good. All of my joy over the past few runs I had last weekend were of crushed as I struggled through the miles, taking more walking breaks than this former Boston Marathoner cares to admit. Sigh. But, I chalked it up to being tired and stiff, and for the weather being hot. Sunday I will give it another go. And I will be successful this time!!!!
Since I had nothing I had to do today, I made it a relatively “fun” day. I started off with a trip to Kohl’s to hit up the summer sale racks. I didn’t get much, a pair of fun shorts and a tank top (it was only $1.60!) and some new earrings. I attempted to go to Sam’s Club, but seriously walked in, saw the ridiculous amount of people standing it the most ridiculously long line, and immediately turned around and left. I only needed gum and toilet paper, and neither one of those things are worth standing in line for the entire afternoon to buy in bulk. I can get those elsewhere!
I came home and that’s when the motivation happened…..I decided to rearrange my living room. Before my neighbor moved she gave me her papasan chair, but it really needed a new cushion. While my sister was here I finally got a cushion, and now with that amazingly cozy chair in my house, I knew the living room needed some rearranging to find the right spot for it. Check it out!
It took me a few minutes of walking in and out of the apartment before I decided I did actually like it (even if I didn’t it was going to stay that way for a while!). The only problem I am currently facing is the plug for the t.v. doesn’t reach any outlet, and also doesn’t fit into the extension cord I have. So, I need to buy a new cord, but other than that, the place looks good. I’m excited to spend this Friday night sipping on some Kool-Aid and watching t.v. Wait, what? Kool-Aid? Oh yea, in my travels today I stumbled upon some on sale Kool-Aid packets and treated myself to good old fashioned tropical punch. Since the Kool-Aid itself doesn’t have calories, I just added water and an equal packet to sweeten it up. And it tastes just like it did when I was a kid!
After my living room adventure I headed into my favorite room, the kitchen, to christen my new toy.
A whipped up a quick cookie bar that contained peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate chips, topped with coconut and sprinkles. A little video for your viewing pleasure.
Got to love the Eminem music in the background!
I am in love. I can see lots of baking projects going down in the upcoming cooler months….including lots of pumpkin treats! I love pumpkin. And I will be honest friends, I am so ready for fall. We had no spring and the hottest June I have ever experienced in my life. July was just as stifling, and August has been a touch cooler, but still nothing too enjoyable. I am ready for the fall, the 70’s, and less humidity. And fall beers. But don’t worry Dino and Jim, I won’t touch a one until September 1st. There are rules that are not ever meant to be broken, and that is definitely one of them.
Dinner was a “treat”….a Whole Foods salad bar treat! Damn that place is expensive! But it was tasty.
And that my friends, is all the raging excitement I have for you today! Enjoy your weekend, I’ll be back soon!