Quickly recapping my celebration of 3 years of maintenance.
Before I went to the gym, I treated myself to a blissful hour of reading outside. The sun was shining, it was relatively warm, and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity before cooler weather arrives this week. I was so relaxed that I almost didn’t want to go to the gym. But I got over it!
I also treated myself to one of my favorite meals: Mexican Chicken. For celebrating, I broke open a bag of Archer Farms Hummus Chips to enjoy with salsa. Yummy!
My final treat of the day was…to go to bed early! I was sleepy at 8:30 and rather than fight it off in favor of
mindless internet surfing completing some chores, I decided to indulge myself and go to bed. I must have needed it, because I slept until the alarm went off at 5:30 Saturday morning.
I started off the day downtown at a neighborhood summit organized by Livable Memphis. The focus this year was on how communities are using technology to better communicate. I picked up some good ideas for our neighborhood association and met some interesting people. I also had my first treat of the day: banana bread! I don’t know which bakery provided it, but it was delicious! Otherlands provided the coffee, and it was…other-wordly. I had several cups, and I rarely drink coffee!
It was a beautiful warm-ish day outside, so I skipped the afternoon session in favor of getting out and about.
We’re just starting to see some fall color here. It’s a pity everyone rushes to rake their leaves; I enjoy walking through them and watching them skitter across the ground.
I rushed home (via Bogie’s Deli) for a nice long walk. Unfortunately, I overdressed and got a little too warm. There’s no tarrying under the trees for shade these days, what with all the ghosts that lurk there, even in broad daylight:
Ooh, spooky! I scooted away as fast as I could and decided to go for my second treat:
Got ya! I didn’t have those, of course! Surprisingly, I wasn’t even tempted. They caught my attention only because there were 3 of them in the package. Really.
My actual third treat was 3 lottery tickets! Sadly, I did not win the big jackpot, but I did have — get this–3 of the winning numbers! My big payoff should be about $7.00.
My first treat of the day was a trip to Whole Foods to spend my Living Social certificate. I’ll have a report on that tomorrow.
My second treat was permission to shorten my planned 1-hour walk when it started sprinkling on my cute little head. I made it 40 minutes, traveling 2-point-something miles, and called it done. It was much cooler out today (in the 50s!) and even wearing base layers and thicker fleece, I was feeling chilled. Not to mention, damp fleece weighs about a 100 pounds and clings in a most unbecoming way.
Last treat of the day will be an at-home facial and a much-needed soak in hot bubbles while I listen to the Cardinals try to win their 3rd game of the Series. (Did anyone see the awesome game Saturday night?)
That’s not all I did this weekend, but it covers the treat-like items. What did YOU do this weekend? Did you treat yourself to something that’s going to make me insanely envious? (I hope so!)