I woke up very congested today, and I am SO hoping that I can kick this cold before Sunday. I'm still doing everything I can, and at least my throat isn't sore anymore, but the congestion is driving me crazy!
Jerry and I spent the entire morning and part of the afternoon cleaning the house. It wasn't super messy, but we took our time. Rik sent me a text at 11:00 to say that he and his wife Cynthia were on their way to Michigan, and they would be here at around 5:00. I started thinking that maybe La Pita wasn't a good idea--it's a 40 minute drive, and since they were driving here from Wisconsin, the last thing they'd want to do is get back in the car to go to dinner.
So I changed plans, and made a big pot of turkey chili. I'm actually glad it worked out that way, because then I wouldn't have to spend a bazillion PointsPlus on dinner.
Angela, the producer of From Fat to Finish Line, flew in today also--she wanted to film Rik and I meeting for the first time, and film some more stuff while we're all together. Rik, Cynthia, and Angela are all staying at my parents' house this weekend, so I went over there to wait for them to arrive. I brought the chili with me, and figured we could just eat there.
Angela arrived about a half-hour before Rik and Cynthia. And guess what she brought with her?!
Rik arrived bringing all kinds of goodies, too--cheese and sausage, wine, lots of little chocolates, and this amazing pastry called a Kringle. All the stuff was local to him, so of course I wanted to try it all.
So we ate chili and chatted for a long time. I am really happy with the way I handled my dinner and dessert today. I ate chili, which was 8 PP. Then, I had one piece of chocolate covered licorice (a mini piece a couple of inches long), and one mini chocolate covered pretzel. And finally, I had a small piece of the Kringle. So when all was said and done, I ate about 16 PP.
We haven't cut into the cookie cake yet--maybe tomorrow. I'm going to have a piece, but I'm going to weigh it out and count the PP for it. Then hopefully everyone else will eat the rest.
Meeting Rik was exactly how I thought it would be--I didn't feel nervous at all, because I already felt like I knew him. We've been talking on the phone and on Facebook for a year. Tomorrow, we're going to run two very easy miles in the morning. Then we're going to Eastern Market in Detroit, followed by the Expo to pick up our race packets.
The nerves about the race are REALLY starting to hit me!