I’ve got a big dose of optimism pumping through my veins this week because there are just a few days that stand between me and the open ocean, lots of sand, and a week full of wonderful memories in the making. That all sounds quite marvelous don’t ya think?! But before looking forward, let’s take a glimpse back into yesterday and today which have been quite marvelous too…
Thank you Katie from Healthy Diva Eats for hosting another marvelous link-up!
Marvelous… Sleeping in until 8AM. That’s unheard of in these parts. I’m usually up and out of bed by 6AM, walking Charlie, sipping a cup [or two, or three] of coffee and making breakfast… No complaints though, extra hours of zzz’s are always appreciated.
Marvelous… Playing around with sweet potato pancakes. A new recipe, a sweet way to begin the day. They were delicious and pie-like with a super moist center and crisp around the edges. Sorry I said moist, I know some people are totally irked out by that word. Oops, I said it again.
Marvelous… Running 9 miles. Every weekend the distance is getting a little bit longer and my running confidence is getting a little bit bigger. Right now, time doesn’t matter. What matters is that I finished the run injury free and I enjoyed every mile of it.
Marvelous… Post run fuel. There’s not much more satisfying than a tasty meal after a sweaty workout. I was ravenous and in the mood for something fast. This was my first slather of almond butter and… it tasted like almonds. I’m not sure what I was expecting, it was good and I’ll happily eat it by the spoonful, but my heart pitter-patters for peanut butter.
Marvelous… A mani and pedi. After a spa pedicure with an extra long message and a shellac manicure, nails are looking spiffy for the sand. Cajun Shrimp by OPI has been a longtime favorite.
Marvelous… Strawberries. An afternoon snack of plain Chobani Greek yogurt + cinnamon + Trader Joe’s O’s + pistachios + strawberry slices. Piled high and full of sweetness. We had a blast picking apples this past fall and I’d love to pick my own berries sometime this spring and summer.
Marvelous… Visiting Ryan’s grandparents. I always enjoy swinging by their house. I didn’t grow up with grandparents, mine all passed away when I was very young, so it’s a new experience for me. They’re always so excited to see us and want to know what’s going on in our lives.
Marvelous… Simple, yet satisfying, dinners. Since Ryan’s ankle surgery, we’ve eaten 80% of our dinners on the sofa so he can keep his foot up. I occasionally miss eating at the table, but there’s something so relaxing about sitting on the couch, under the blanket, and watching a silly show.
Marvelous… Pearly whites. Waking up for a 7:15AM dentist appointment on a Monday is just cruel. I’ve never been a fan of the dentist, the sounds in particular, and finding out I need to go back for a few fillings doesn’t make me any more of a fan. One plus, the dentist thinks that I’ll do well with the express package aka very easy and noninvasive.
Marvelous… Making dinner and entertainment reservations. One pitfall of procrastinating is that many things are already booked. Oh well, we still will be seeing at least 3 shows [maybe more if they become available on board] and we made 2 dinner reservations for restaurants other than the main dining room. Next, we need to look at the shore excursions.
Marvelous… Ryan packing his meals. Since I snuck out before the crack of dawn this morning I didn’t have a chance to pack Ryan lunch. But to my surprise, he ate at home versus out when he swung home to take care of Charlie.
I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend and a marvelous Monday!
Question: What was the highlight from your weekend?
Question: What’s marvelous about your Monday?