It was one of those mornings where 8 hours of sleep just didn’t feel like enough. The snooze alarm and I meet frequently, though only once today. I had a lot to accomplish today.
Just like yesterday I got up (dragged myself begrudgingly is more like it), made some tea and sat down for some quiet time with my prayer journal and God. My thoughts today were on the phrase “Love is patient” but not talking about love between Erik and I (though we have had many lessons in that verse), but I thought about it in regards to my relationship with God. With a task list of many things whirling through my head, it was very easy for me to sit down and have the mindset of this writing time as a task I should speed though, check off and move on. ..which of course is the completely wrong approach. It takes effort to sit and focus on a task such as heartfelt prayer; to get all of the “to dos” to quiet down for a second and give me time to spend with the Lord. Things change when you don’t treat prayer as a chore, but more like having morning coffee with a close friend. Enjoy the conversation.
Meal time! Breakfast today was brought to me by Suja juice. They’re organic, cold pressed juices that are really delicious and super nutritious. Since juices count as Points I had to account for the nutrition info, despite the fact the only ingredients are organic fruits and veggies, so it cost 4 Points Plus. I love everything about these juices except the price. At $8 a bottle at Whole Foods, they’re definitely treated as a special way to spoil myself every so often. I’d love to try their 3 day cleanse someday, when I actually have that kind of money to spend on something like yummy juice.
I went on a cleaning rampage making sure things were neat and dusted, including my bedroom (Erik’s room I don’t touch. That he can deal with on his own..) so my man would have a beautiful apartment to come home to. I wrote “Happy Sweetest Day” on our dry erase board, grabbed a south beach diet bar (we don’t follow the diet, but the nutritional content is impressive) and was out the door for my last visit to the various cat-filled apartments. Frank was chatty as always. He stood on the breakfast bar and started nibbling on my hairline playfully when I was paying more attention to my texts than to him. He is a pretty awesome kitty. Then I went to Katie’s to check up on the monsters, and she ended up coming home while I was there. Kitty-sitting missions accomplished. Now i am back to no fur babies to love on. At least I get to go see my 4 dogs in less than a week. I’m looking forward to some love from them.
I ran out of time to actually go to the gym (which I decided was okay since my ActiveLink sat satisfied at 50% already from my running around) so I went back to the apartment to get ready for my Weight Watchers Innovations event. It’s the get together where the employees learn what new and exciting things are coming to the program. While I was in the process of beautifying myself I got emails saying packages had come. Turns out a package from home (including some Halloween decorations ) and my Bulu Box had arrived. Expect my Bulu Box post within the next few days.
The receptionist at my Thursday meeting, Sharon, and the leader from today’s meetings were letting me tag along with them so I didn’t have to drive. We went to an Embassy Suites where we enjoyed a late afternoon lunch and a presentation on whats to come. Obviously I am not going to say anything about it here…sorry to those who thought I’d tell you. :-p
Check out the menu. I wish every menu came like this, with the Points Plus values written right there.
..now that I look at the pic I’m not entirely sure you can read that..
9 Points for the entire lunch/dinner, and that included dessert!
have I mentioned how nice it is to eat at Weight Watchers functions? 🙂
(there was a salad too, but I forgot to take a pic of it)
After Innovations I came home to find Erik’s stuff, but no Erik. Apparently he went out for a run which made for an anti-climatic arrival home, but eventually he came back. We caught up with each other a bit and now he’s unpacking while I write my post.
The rest of the evening is going to be quite eventful: Curled up on the couch in sweats and the arms of my love, watching Pirates of the Caribbean (# 3 I think..) so we can continue to play the Lego version of the movie on Playstation. See? Eventful! (I hope you can sense the sarcasm). We’re nerds, we know it, and we aren’t afraid to show it :-p
Have a blessed Saturday evening my friends. Stay warm, stay safe, and be happy!