- 1.5 oz dark rum (such as Captain Morgan)
- 1 oz coconut rum (Malibu)
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz orange juice
Last night ended too late, and this morning started WAY too early! I had to work for a few hours this morning, but went home and took a nap as soon as I could afterward.
I spent a wonderful, stress-free evening with my Love. We cooked dinner, watched football, and drank wine. After dinner we sat out on the patio and watched the rain. I was bundled in a blanket and had the kerosene heater going. He was sweating because it was 36 degrees!
We are about to head to bed, and I'm already looking forward to tomorrow. After church we're headed to see a friend of mine play at my favorite restaurant. Pictures to follow!
In fact, it is rarely gourmet at my house. I don't really enjoy cooking just for me. I would cook for my housemates, but I didn't get home until 8pm tonight and it just wasn't in the cards.
Instead, after we three girls sat around and gossiped for an hour, I settled in to my new favorite place, my reading nook. To keep me nourished, I brought along 2 Kraft singles, a bag of pretzels and a tub of icing. I know, I didn't even have the decency to make the icing myself! Ya know, I'm just not that hard on myself. I work very hard between all the responsibilities I have. I guess I just like myself enough to grant a reprieve every now and then.
I've actually been doing very well so far with my goals. I have blogged every day except one. I have been watching what I eat and so far have lost 1.6 pounds. I have been making plans and working on my music. So I'll go ahead and call this a reward day instead of a cheat day. And I plan to enjoy!
I woke up this morning with grand ideas of running errands and getting housework done. Now almost 11pm, I haven't done a single load of laundry and there's still no food in the house. What I did accomplish today was spending money! I bought a pair of boots I've had my eye on but didn't need. I also dropped off my guitar to be repaired by the good people at Guitar Center.
The only other thing I've done today was lay around and read. I've decided I kinda like not being pulled in 15 different directions at once. The last couple of months I have been constantly on the go, not stopping long enough to think or feel or be sad. I feel like I am finally in control of my life, and to celebrate I did exactly what I wanted - absolutely nothing!
I don't plan to be lazy every weekend, but just this once it was nice. And now...my new boots!
It's Friday at last! It has been an exhausting week. The last few days have tried my patience, made me want to cry, made me so happy I couldn't stop smiling, left me worried, anxious, and frustrated. And sometimes I felt all of those emotions in the same day!
After all that emotion, the last thing I wanted to do was go spend time in a bar or at a party somewhere. Crazy, as that is how I spend a typical Friday night. Instead, I opted for one of my favorite places in my home: my reading nook. Just me, a cup of cider, and Little Women. A great way to unwind and reflect on the first four days of what promises to be an eventful year!