April 07, 2013

Decaf, please

Yesterday was a rest day, and I had a pretty lazy morning with the family. We ate breakfast and then watched a movie. I went grocery shopping, and when I came home, it was already after noon! I had lots of plans for yesterday, but all of them pretty much fell through.

My brother Brian was in town from Minnesota, and my younger brother, Nathan, got tickets to go to the Tigers game. He'd asked me and Jerry if we wanted to go, and we said sure. Then later, he said he was only able to get four tickets, so he, Brian, and their girlfriends were going.

I had no interest in the game whatsoever (I'm not a sports fan), but I was hoping to be able to spend time with my brothers, so I was disappointed. But then I remembered that there was a benefit dinner for my friend Sarah (who has melanoma) last night, and I wanted to make sure to go to that, so it worked out fine.

The benefit was at a local bar, and Jerry and I got dressed to go. We weren't going to have the steak dinner, but I at least wanted to donate some money and see Sarah (the last time I saw her was when I visited her in the hospital a while ago). When we got there, there weren't any parking spaces, so we had to park across the street. I took that as a good sign that it was going well!

But when we walked in, I was really confused. There were signs for the benefit, but nobody was there to greet people or tell them where to make a donation or what was going on. We stood at the bar for about five minutes, waiting to order a drink, but the bartender was talking with people and never even glanced at us.

I didn't see Sarah there, so I asked Jerry if he just wanted to leave, and that's what we did. I was disappointed not to see Sarah, but I sent her a message asking if she'd want to get together for lunch or something soon.

I really wanted to go out somewhere after that, because I had actually taken the time to do my hair and make-up (haha, I sound like such a slob), but we couldn't think of anywhere to go. We ended up getting a flurry from the local ice cream shop that I'd been craving. That place has the BEST flurries, and I hadn't had one in almost two years (last spring I made a goal to go an entire season without one, and I did it). I got half Reese's Cup and half Butterfinger, and it wasn't nearly as good as I remember. My craving is definitely gone now, and I won't be getting another flurry!

Jerry said his wasn't as good as he remembers, either. We used to get those all the time, and that ice cream shop made better flurries than anywhere--I guess I just lost the taste for them? Weird. But good, because those things did some serious damage to my weight two summers ago. ;)

Since yesterday was a rest day, I didn't run, but I still wanted to try to meet my ActiveLink activity goal for the day. In the afternoon, Jerry and I went to the State Park for a walk. We stopped for coffee at the Circle K to carry with us, because it was freezing outside. It was funny--I got decaf coffee and put in regular half-and-half; Jerry got regular coffee and put in this stuff called Stok, a creamer that has TONS of extra caffeine in it.

When we got to the park, Jerry grabbed the coffees and I asked him which was mine. He didn't know. One was decaf, and one was extra caff. I said he'd better not guess wrong, or I'd have a heart attack on our walk! He sipped both, and was very confident that he chose the right one. (Thankfully, he did choose correctly).

We walked the long way around the park, which was a little over five miles. It was cold, but nice to hang out and do something active.

We ended up staying in last night, and we got a movie from the Redbox. I was SO tired, though, that I could barely keep my eyes open. My brothers called me and asked if we wanted to go to Nathan's house for a bonfire, but it was freezing cold outside, and I was just too tired to go out after that. Sadly, I was in bed at 9:00 on a Saturday night ;)

Oh! When I got the mail yesterday, I noticed an envelope from the RRCA... my certification!


  1. I am the exact same way!! If I have my hair and make up done, and am all dressed in real live clothes, haha, then I want to try and find something to do if plans didn't go through as planned.

    Yay yay yay! Congrats on your certification! I actually got my college degree in the mail this week; I guess this was the week to receive papers of accomplishment in the mail! Haha


  3. So what happened with Sarah's dinner? Was it cancelled?
    Congratulations on your certificate!

  4. Congratulations on your certificate! I love your owl hat! :)

  5. I'm the exact same way! If I took the time to get dressed and fix my hair, people better see me! Even if it's just walking around the store or the park.

    Congrats on officially getting your certification! Get that sucker framed!

    ... In other news, I apologize for all of the !'s. Apparently I'm highly excited tonight.

  6. Congrats on your certification! I kind of had the same experience with a Frosty from Wendy's recently. I used to LOVE those things during my chubbier days. The other day I got a small snack size one just for fun (first in two years maybe) and it wasn't the magical crack-like substance I used to make late night runs for.

  7. Congratulations again! Frame it and hang it near the treadmill!

  8. All dressed up and no where to go! Been there before! My daughter wanted nachos for her birthday and we get all the stuff at Costco so we have jumbo sized nacho ingredients. They definitely aren't as good as they used to be.

  9. Great hair!!! :) Congrats on the certificate. :D


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