Hi bloggies….long time, no write 🙂
I cannot think of a better way to tell you about my break, than in my favorite…list format!
I had a half-day at my day job and spent the time in between that and going to my night job, getting my hair done. My friend Michele does my hair, so it always turns into a catching up and gossip session too. I decided to cover some of my blonde so my hair is a bit darker now (although, as it seems, I am the only one who notices) and I really like it. After my hair was done, I pretty much had to get ready for work. I had the WORST.NIGHT.EVER. My day had been pretty bad and the night was a great match-up. I used to live to go out the night before Thanksgiving…this year, I could not wait to get home, have a glass of wine and go to bed!
I woke up pretty early on Thursday to get some stuff done with the intention of taking two naps throughout the day. I did some random stuff around the house and then headed out to my cousins football game. She is a cheerleader and it was her last game as a Varsity cheerleader. As I was on my way…it started SNOWING! Whoa…snow! Seriously, I am still not over the snow from last year! Needless to say, I did not last very long at the game. Instead I went back home and tried to catch a nap. Couldn’t sleep, so I just got ready for dinner. We ate a local restaurant this year; it wasn’t the best meal I ever had, but I liked the idea of eating out…so much easier! In talking with my parents we all decided to keep the tradition of eating at a restaurant, but to try a new one next year. From dinner it was back home for nap attempt number two. That also did not happen. I headed to my parents house to pick up my mom…and at 11pm we were off on our Black Friday adventure 🙂
We headed to the outlets first; they open at 12am and stay open throughout all day Friday. We did hit some good sales and it was worth going but again…we decided to do something different next year. This was our third year there and we both kinda realized we needed something new. From the outlets we went to grab a snack (it was about 2am’ish) and headed to a diner. And then it was off to Kohls, followed by Target. All in all, I did really well and saved a ton of money. I didn’t have too much in mind for this year, but it just wouldn’t be the same if my mom and I didn’t go out on this day. And speaking of my mom…at Target, there was a lady who’s card wasn’t working. She was about to have to put some of her toys back…but my mom paid for her. She just handed the money over; my mom is a generous and giving person…and this was no different. She was, in no way, going to watch as someone put their children’s Christmas toys away. Just another reason why my mom is such an amazing person. All she asked is for the woman to pay it forward…something my mom and I very much believe in.
By the time we were done at Target, I had to get home and sleep. It was about 7am and I had to work Friday night. I slept 8 hours and was off to work. It was slllooooowwwww and boring at work. UGH! I ended up out of there by 9pm and met up with my friend for a drink. It was the perfect way to relax after a long day/night.
Yesterday, I was super duper productive. Cleaned the whole house (other than my room), got our Christmas tree, decorated for the holidays and had dinner with an old friend. It was a great day/night. Unfortunately, I woke up today feeling like poo and ended up in bed all day. I just could not get it together at all. I did not get out of bed until I had to be at work. Work was slow, but okay- and after Wednesday and Friday, I needed a good night!
I feel better now, but lately I have been having the worst stomach issues. It passes eventually but while I feel that way, I feel really bad. So I hope that ends soon because it really sucks! I took the week off from all workouts- which I desperately needed…the break was nice. Tomorrow it is back to the grind…the start of the off-season to rebuild and re-coop. I am still going to stay off running for a week or so, just to really give my shins the break they have so desperately needed, but I need to do something! So this week is back to the gym 🙂
Back to work (at my day job) tomorrow; not looking forward to that AT ALL. I was very much loving the time off- thank goodness for Christmas break in 19 days 🙂 Monday night, my mom and I are heading to Hershey Park to go to the outlets up there and take a mental health day off on Tuesday! Every year we take a “hooky day” and do some Christmas shopping. I am looking very forward to it and it is making going back tomorrow a lot easier!
I am so behind on my reader…so…tell me about your Thanksgiving. What was the best part of your holiday?