So on Wednesday, I put in for Thursday off…and then I kept it a secret.
Wanna know why?
Because since the moment my feet hit Tennessee soil after my EPIC weekend at Blend, things have been NON-STOP! I went straight into my 10 hour shifts last week and even though I had a three day last weekend, with Mother’s Day to prepare for/errands to run/and a house to clean, before I knew it, I was staring at yet another Monday.
I’ve been sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night, but every morning when the alarm would sound at 5am, I would practically throw it across the room. So morning workouts were obviously a no-go…but even after work, I just couldn’t bring myself to get to the gym (it was EVERYTHING I could do to stay awake on the drive home!)
Fatigue, mad sugar cravings, and a near-drug addict relationship with coffee ensued…
If the coffee pot’s water level reads “5 cups” but you can fit it into two cups…can’t you just say you only had TWO cups of coffee?
Knowing I had the next day off was probably the ONLY thing that got me through my last night with Pete & RE-Pete. I told myself that I would make it a “me day”…not do any chores or errands…just play everything by ear.
Well, so much for that idea!
As it happens all too often, I was washing up my breakfast dishes and the next thing I knew, I was ripping clothes I haven’t worn in years out of my closet and making a mountain on the floor.
In less than 3 hours I had cleaned out my closet, organized my bookshelf, vacuumed the couches (cat hair is the bane of my existence), rounded up the recycling, and loaded my car up with stuff to take to Goodwill!
I even gave my ever growing aloe plant a new (bigger) home!
I know I said I wasn’t going to do any house work, but I have to admit, I felt so much better after that trunk load of clutter was out of my life…I really don’t see how people can be pack rats!
And even though I was feeling a bit worn out after all that work, I threw out all my excuses and FINALLY made it to the gym!
10 minute warm-up on the elliptical, 30 minute full body circuit, AND 1 mile on the treadmill…first time I’ve run in over a MONTH!
It felt so good to get those endorphins flowing!
As for the rest of the day?
Entertainment AND enlightenment!
And of course, breakfast for dinner (my ultimate comfort food)!
That would be egg white stovetop oats with maple extract and cinnamon topped with thawed frozen peaches, blueberries, almonds, and Justin’s Maple Almond Butter!
Mmm, mmm, MMM!
Do you like a lot of clutter or are you a material-purger like me?
Oh yeah, who wants to know the winner of the PB Crave giveaway?!
Like I could really forget a thing like that…
TT, you are the lucky winner of THREE jars of incredible peanut buttery deliciousness!
A big THANK YOU to all who entered…you guys are pretty serious about your love of peanut butter! I’ve MORE than a few ideas for my next snack!