Lunch: turkey chili (no beans); cripps apple
Dinner: 1/2 turkey chili (no beans); Romaine and spinach salad w/chicken and sauteed onions
Exercise: 30 mins pilates
Note to self: If you do pilates on Monday, your muscles will still be very sore and burning when you do the same pilates workout on Tuesday. End note.
I tried to fight off Negative Nancy today. Every time I felt negativity creeping in, I thought about how awful I've been acting and how much I'd rather be happy. It worked, for the most part. I wouldn't say I was all rainbows and sunshine today, but I didn't feel like slamming my head against the desk (as much) during class, so that's a plus. I did have a terrible time staying awake, but hey.. What can ya do about that?
I went grocery shopping after class which also helped to improve my mood (surprisingly) because it was one of our cheaper trips (only $107 for a week's worth of groceries)! Then I came home to my lovely husband who has today and tomorrow off. His days off are always happy-making for me. Life is just... better, with him around. Guess that's why I married him? (Mystery solved...)
Plans for Summer 2012 are coming along nicely. Although it is a whole year from now and plans will undoubtably change dramatically.. The idea now is that we will have an Across the US Road Trip of a lifetime. Seriously, this is going to be the longest and most extensive road trip I could've ever imagined. Right now we're thinking New Orleans, coast of Florida, Charleston, Savannah (if only to go to Paula Dean's restaurant), Connecticut (looking for Stars Hollow, of course), NYC, across PA to visit relatives, down to Louisville to see the Lierle's and meet (what will be) their new baby boy, and then up to Chicago to begin our journey to LA along Route 66.
I'm serious, people. This will be epic.
No kids, no puppies, no school, no work, no bills (which will be paid in advance, of course), no hotels (we'll probably be sleeping in whatever vehicle we cruise in), very little meals out (I'm thinking loaves of bread, lunch meat, and cheese can sustain us)... CAREFREE. No plans. No itineraries. No idea where we're going, just as long as we get somewhere.
I can't wait.
The prospect of this trip has literally turned my attitude around at least 150° (I mean.. I wouldn't say I'm 100% chipper and positive all the sudden cos let's be for real...). The idea of getting in our car (or hopefully someone else's much-larger car) and just going somewhere unknown with my best friend literally gives me goosebumps. I love the idea of not knowing where we're going or when we'll get back. I love the idea of seeing whatever sites we want to and passing up on the ones we know won't be worth it.
I. Am. Stoked.
That's right.. I said it.
Oh, and I'm also pumped that by that time I will be lean and mean and able to sport my bathing suit(s) in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. (How exciting is it to think I'll get to see BOTH?)
Anyways... I had zero intention of making this post be about our vacation plans, but I guess I'm too excited about them and can't make a side note mention without delving into the prospective and tentative details.
And of course I will include you all along the way... Taking pictures and posting on the blog whenever we can get access to free Wifi connections. Cos that's just how much I love you, ya know?
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