I realize that this is super pathetic, but I felt incredibly proud of myself on Friday because I ran more than one errand after work. I almost never have the patience or energy to go anywhere after being at work, but on Friday I even managed to force myself to go to the mall.
I returned some stuff that didn’t work out from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and braved the crowds in Sephora. I am trying to buy more natural products that aren’t tested on animals, so I needed to restock quite a few things (I also went to The Body Shop). I really wanted to find some lipstick I would actually wear, but I tried probably 20 different options and didn’t find anything that didn’t startle me when I looked in the mirror. Do you just have to to keep wearing lipstick to get used to your face with it? It just always seems so garish on my face.
On Saturday morning I went to Orange Theory and had a great workout. My knee didn’t hurt at all and I felt so much better after. I spent the next seven hours running more errands that I had been putting off for the past few weeks. I also squeezed in an acupuncture session and met Heather for sushi. It was a solidly productive day and I even managed to get a nap in when I got home.
On Sunday I did some meal prep for the week and finally made this chicken recipe. I used riced cauliflower and while it didn’t look as pretty as the pictures, it was tasty. I went up to the office for a few hours, then drove down to Sutter Creek to hang out with Lisa and her boyfriend, Rob. A couple of months ago we purchased tickets to Supper Under the Stars in Volcano Sunday night and I went down a few hours early so that we could enjoy some adult beverages beforehand. Rob was working on the yard when I arrived, so Lisa and I left him behind and went to a new tasting room in town. It’s hard to say if it was super fantastic or if chilled white wine always tastes amazing when it’s 100 degrees out, but I left with several bottles of it.
Lisa and I then moseyed over to Provisions for some snacks and a beer. I had not eaten lunch, so Lisa suggested that if I was hungry, then I should try their “really great almonds.” This is probably she’s such a teeny tiny person, but almonds is NOT A MEAL. So, I bought some cheeses and bread to enjoy with our drinks. Crazy woman. We then met up with Rob and he drove us to Volcano for the dinner. I didn’t drink anything more after we arrived since I was driving us back (and I had to get back to Sacramento), but they had a whole hour of beer and wine tasting before the dinner. Next time. We were seated around seven and it was a beautiful evening.
I didn’t get home until midnight, but we had a lot of fun so it was worth it. I miss seeing Lisa every day and I am cannot wait until she is back in our office. SOON.