i had a really phenomenal weekend. i got to spend a lot of time with many of my favorite women and it reminded me how much i love having girlfriends. when i was in high school i was always a "guy's girl" - didn't get along with girls, thought they were catty and mean and would always prefer hanging out with guys. i think it came from junior high - my "best friends" were not particularly nice to me. i wasn't nice to them either and it makes me sad how cruel teen girls can be. when i went to college and found amazing girlfriends on my freshman hall i realized that i had to get over my hangups about female friends and realize that there's nothing better than a girls' night...
...especially when it includes mexican food and guava-ritas. saturday night involved a lot of chips, a lot of wine, more cookies than i care to remember and the best chocolate covered pretzels i've ever had (wegman's brand, if anyone cares to try them).
i've been sticking to fajitas on my weekly mexican nights lately because the fajitas at the place tex and i go to are amazing, but i didn't want to get them saturday because i knew they'd disappoint. i went with chicken enchiladas with sour cream and they were so great. i forgot how much i love enchiladas.
sunday morning i felt not the best. i wasn't even wine-hungover, though i should have been given the amount that i drank, i think i was cookie hungover. i was extremely nauseous which in my mind is the worst feeling in the world. somehow i managed to rally and we had yogurt parfaits with homemade granola that i baked up, mixed berries and plain cho with vanilla stevia. two parfaits and a mug of coffee later, i was feeling much more normal. i haven't had a slumber party in the longest time and it was so much fun to have girl talk over breakfast.
after our yogurt bowls we went to get manicures. i am firmly back on the mani bandwagon. last year i went every two weeks religiously but i stopped when i moved to my new apartment to save money. yes i still really need to save money but i can scrimp in other ways if it means having nice nails. i missed it too much and it's nice to do something that makes me feel good.
after manicures we went to chop't for lunch. i was craving it and luckily everyone catered to my whims. once lunch was consumed we went back to jess' to watch the perks of being a wallflower. i loved this movie and you all should see it. definitely not a cheerful happy go lucky flick but it was really great.
i went back to my apartment and had a mini-breakdown since all of my fun activities for the day were over. i had to get some lesson planning done and i was not in the mood. i also wanted to go for a run but wasn't really feeling that either. tex told me i should do whatever i least wanted to do first, which was writing LPs, and run later. at that point i'd pretty much decided i wasn't going to run. the later it gets the less likely i am to do it and i was fine with postponing it another day. but then i got my lesson plans done and i knew i'd feel a lot better if i at least tried. i settled on doing an easy three miles but once i got on the treadmill i was feeling great so i kept going! i had VERY minimal foot pain (i'm actually having a little bit now, but nothing to write home about) and i was just so happy to be back running nothing could break my mood. five miles done! i'm sticking to my plan of running no more than every other day, so it's back to the elliptical today, but i'm still so happy to have gotten a good run in. it did wonders for my mood and it left me exhausted so i was more than ready for my 9:00 bedtime when it rolled around.
weekends like this make me realize just how lucky and blessed i am.