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I'm feeling much better so far this week. My back isn't wigging out like it was, and my body seems to have gotten over whatever its problems were. I'm trying to make sure that I drink enough water, too, which I'm usually pretty good at, but seem to have forgotten lately.
I was so tired last night that I cancelled my plans with Anne and ran one quick errand and then headed home for the night. Had some roasted chicken and salad for dinner last night, and have been MUCH better about eating more appropriately sized meals. And I bought some healthier snacks for work - still a bit sugary, but less pure sugar and more protein and fruit sugar based. Almonds and fruit-sweetened wheat-free cookies and O-friendly granola bars. I should also bring in a stash of fruit-juice and Gerolsteiner so that I don't feel inclined to grab a Coke!
So Gordon and I had dinner last night, watched a little TV, and I went upstairs about 8pm and took a shower and relaxed. Did a little straightening up and organizing in my closet, and was in bed by 10pm, and turned out the lights about 10:30. Remarkable how awake I felt when I woke up this morning! I was out COLD, too, and never heard Gordon come to bed. I'm going to go to bed early every night that I don't have class whenever possible. It makes such a difference!
I did finally meet our company Saturday morning. The couple is terrific, and Gordon's friend has a very odd and dry sense of humor. We had a great time and went out to breakfast with them both Saturday and Sunday morning. Their baby is six months old, and I never heard him cry except for a few minutes Saturday afternoon, and both of us had a ball playing with him and entertaining him.
After breakfast on Saturday we headed to The Container Store in Pasadena to buy some shelving for our bedroom - I have TONS of books (20+ boxes) and had no place to put 18 boxes worth. This won't completely solve the problem, but at least it will empty out the garage. The rest of the books I can stash in the closet somewhere. After that, we went to the theatre in Orange County where Gordon was working on a show. He worked, and I enjoyed the performance.
On Sunday my future mother-in-law and I went to a Bridal Expo over at the Hilton in Universal City. Neither of us was very impressed with most of the expo, but we did meet one wedding planner who seemed very good, and we both liked her. I haven't given much thought to having a wedding planner, but my future MIL and I are considering it now. We also got a large stack of information about everything wedding related. We sat in the bar at the hotel and had a little something to drink and then headed over to Ann Taylor Loft, where I bought some clothes for work.
I'm so blessed to have met Gordon and that his family is as delightful as they are - his mother and sisters are all terrific, and they have embraced me with open arms. Gordon jokes that they are just thrilled that he's FINALLY getting married, but he also says that they really do like me, which always helps!
After I dropped off Gordon's mom, I went home and put together the shelving for the bedroom. Gordon got home and helped me finish it, and it looks great. I still don't have any books on it, but it looks great!
Tonight I hope to put books on the shelving, prepare some lunches and dinners for myself for the rest of the week, and get to bed early again!
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