I hope you had as enjoyable a weekend as I did! I didn’t do anything spectacularly interesting, but that’s not going to stop me from yammering about it.
Since I’m currently staying in a different part of Memphis, I explored a couple of new-to-me restaurants.
First, I went to the Mediterranean Grill and Sandwich Shop, which advertised Fresh! Healthy! Delicious! food. I have to say, they are not overstating themselves if my Chicken Tekka wrap was any indication. The man who took my order seemed almost apologetic in telling me that it would take about 15 minutes to prepare, but I assured him that I’d much rather have freshly prepared food than something pulled from underneath a heat lamp. That earned me a smile…and I’m pretty sure, some extra chicken as well.
Another new-to-me stop was La Michoacana, a local paleteria, or ice cream shop that makes its own ice cream and popsicle-like treats in amazing flavors. They even have a corn ice cream!
I somehow let myself get talked into ordering the Tres Marias–three different flavors of ice cream with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel, a sprinkling of pecans (whole!), and 2 sugar wafers (those were a surprise). There were other toppings I could have had on there as well (coconut, granola, raisins, whipped cream, etc.), but I do try to watch my calories. Hah!
Anyway, it was delicious and I’m glad I had it, but it’s a bit much. I’ll try it again when I have one or two friends along to share.
Fortunately, I don’t think I did too much damage with the ice cream indulgence since I way overshot my target on exercise for the week:
That’s my SparkPeople total for the week, with the numbers on the left representing actual and the numbers on the right being the goal. I rocked it this week, if I do say so myself. And I do.
On my walks and bike rides last week, I spotted some more pretty flowers:
I know the day lilies on the left well, but I don’t know the flower on the right. It’s blooming in abundance along the Greenline, which makes me think it’s probably a weed. If it is, it’s a pretty one.
Another interesting sighting in the neighborhood:
My mom would love to have these lawn statues in their yard; my dad would have fits about having to mow around them. I kind of see his point, but they are eye-catching.
Those are just a few of the scenes from my weekend. It was mostly quiet and always enjoyable. I love when those two things work together.
What fun and exciting–or perfectly ordinary–things did you do over the weekend?