Monday, November 11, 2013

A Weekend to Enjoy & Beats by Dr. Dre Winner

I guess first things first - I need to announce the winner of the Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones. Congrats Sarena! And thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. I will have another giveaway this week.


Saturday morning I was up early. That worked out fine though, because it meant I could meet up wiht Amy at 6:45 and get the run out of the way for the day. I had thought it was going to be sunny. I put on my shorts, top, hat and pulled out my sunglasses. I kept thinking that it seemed awfully dark for that time of the morning though. Hadn't we just taken a picture of the sunrise around 6:30 the day before?

Then, I stepped outside and realize it was raining. Huh? When did that happen. Talk about a complete change in the forecast. It was hovering around 48 degrees so then I worried I would end up cold because of the rain.

It was a tiny bit chilly for all of 5 minutes, then I was almost glad for the rain since I had worn a long-sleeved top, foolishly. Despite the gloomy skies, the trees were brilliant.



Amy and I got in a fantastic 9 miles together. She dropped off and I finished out another 2 miles solo for 11 miles total.

I got home, stretched, took a hot shower and make myself breakfast. Jason called (he was out of town) with some great news from the vet. They said Heath was doing much better, had his appetite back and I could pick him up.

I was so happy to see that little guy. When the tech brought him out the door to me, I squatted down to him and he jumped up and gave me the best hug. Everyone in the waiting room did the "ooohhh...aaahhhh, he's so cute" thing. Yep, he is ;-)

I got him home and rather than doing anything productive like I should have done, I sat my rear on the couch watching marathon episodes of Rehab Addict until my sister got to my house. Then it was off to lunch.

We went to a place called Ya Ya's Bistro. Amy met up with us as well. The food there is great and so is the atmosphere. But they really went above and beyond to accomodate for Sarah's gluten intolerance. I had asked if they by any chance had any gluten-free crackers to go with the hummus. They didn't, but they did have gluten free pizza dough that they graciously cooked up for her to use in lieu of pita bread.


I love restaurants that truly do try to take care of their customers. After lunch, we milled around the shopping center. We hit up DSW, sadly, we didn't find any sweet deals. Oh well, better on the pocket book that way.

Sarah and I made gluten free pizza for dinner and watched the Conjuring. We both like scary movies. I will say that I was a tad disappointed. It wasn't nearly as scary as everyone had made it out. Good, but not scary.

Sunday morning we went for a nice 4-mile walk before she had to leave. I spent some time on my bike trainer watching a movie. The weather was gorgeous, and quite comfortable. One great thing about fall in the South is that it can be November and 70 degrees out. And, I'm still getting roses too.


So, I didn't get much done this weekend other than enjoying time with my sister and friends. I read a little, watched way more tv than I ever normally do, and sat on my rear a lot as well. And, it was fantastic.