Another weekend has flown by, and all I have to show for it is a tattered nutritional plan and a steely determination to have a 100% “on plan” week. (Or maybe 97%. I have a party to attend Thursday night.)(Okay, 95%–but that’s it!)
Actually, it was a wonderful, if caloric, weekend that kicked off with a Friday morning coffee meet-up with handsome blogger types. (No, I didn’t think to get any photos, but at least I remembered to wear my pants!) Hmm, now that I think about it, that was the highlight for Friday as the rest of the day was spent doing yard work and housework. *yawn*
Saturday morning got off to an extra early start. I had to be downtown at 7:00 a.m., looking perky, and I was feeling a teensy bit grumbly about it. But who can be grumbly when one of these pops into view?
My photography skills being what they are, you may have trouble spotting the second rainbow. It’s very faint and starts near the top of the tree. But it was there! The cool thing is that it also appeared on the other side of the rainbow, too, and that end landed right on top of my gym. (Note to Universe: Received your message and am headed back to the gym tomorrow! Thx!)
My destination on Saturday was BarCamp Memphis, a social media/entrepreneurial type “un-conference”. I helped with set-up and clean-up, and spent the hours in between sitting in a couple of sessions and hanging out with folks in the “bloghaus” community room. I also spent too much time nibbling on cookies and snacky mini-candies.
By early afternoon, I was feeling jangly from all the sugar and a need to MOVE, and when I peeked out and saw the rain letting up, I took off for a walk.
First destination was a walk along the river bluff:
That’s the Mississippi River on the right and some really expensive homes on the left. Actress Cybil Sheperd has a house somewhere along the bluff. Or she did. Maybe she moved, I dunno. She wasn’t on the path on Saturday. I didn’t see a single person while on the Bluffwalk. Maybe they were all inside figuring out how to pay their mortgages. Too bad, because they missed this lovely vista:
Feeling sort of lonely for company, I headed east toward Beale Street, Home of the Blues:
It was too early to be crowded, so I enjoyed strolling and shopping and people-watching for a while. Usually, you’ll find some…interesting folks along the way, but I guess they were all home contemplating their mortgages too.
So I walked over to the Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies, which was preparing for a visit from the Boston Celtics that evening.
The Grizzlies were very gracious hosts; they let the Celtics win 116-110 in OT. Southern hospitality, at it’s finest.
After a quick look at Gibson Guitar Factory…
…it was back to Beale St., where this sign…
…reminded me that I was supposed to be walking off cookies, not sight-seeing, so after the obligatory stop by this statue…
…I meandered down through the South Main Arts District and back to the BarCamp venue for the wrap-up and clean up.
All in all, a very lovely Saturday, despite the clouds and calories.
Today was sunny and mild, with only a carb-and-grease-loaded family dinner to get through. It wasn’t pretty, but it’s past. At this point, I have only two social-type things for this week, and for both of those I should be able to stay on or close to plan. That, plus getting back to the gym (I’ve been sticking with outdoor exercise in the mild and sunny weather), will have me feeling back on track within the week! Whew!
What do you have planned this week?