I’ve had a lovely relaxing day today….just what the doctor ordered! I ran errands around town (stopped at Sports Authority to look for spinning shoes and they didn’t them?!) and while I was running around, I snacked on one of my new muesli cereal bars and an apple for a snackeroo on the go.
I had never tried this kind of bar before but I have to say I was quite pleased! It was soft (almost like an oatmeal cookie) and very flavorful with oats, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, dried apricots and honey being the key ingredients. Each bar has 184 calories in it and 7 grams of protein. I’m glad I bought the box because these will be perfect for my mid-morning snacks.
The weather was goooorgeous today so after Ryan came back from golf, we took a little walk outside for about 30 minutes. We stopped at William Sonoma on the way and I had two tiny pieces of their white chocolate peppermint bark….they made it into my mouth way too fast for a picture!
When we got back from our walk I was in the chocolate peppermint mood and it was quite chilly so I bust out my favorite holiday drink ever: chocolate peppermint westsoy!!! I LOVE this stuff! I heated up a half cup of it in my favorite mug that broke a few months ago but Ryan surprised me by super gluing it back together—what a guy :).
(don’t you love our pictures in the background on the fridge?! I made Ryan that collage for our 1st anniversary!)
For dinner, we ended up going over to one of our friend’s houses to celebrate some birthdays. We had LOTS of red wine, pizza and birthday cake. It actually ended up being way more of a splurge night than last night but was totally worth it! Here was my plate with two slices of spinach, mushroom and tomato pizza with greek salad:
Just for the record I went back for seconds on the salad and ate all of Ryan’s crusts!
We were celebrating three birthdays tonight and our friends got a wonderful homemade birthday cake from one of the best bakeries in town….it was a white cake with chocolate frosting but was DIVINE. There was no way I could say no to this! Ryan and I split this piece:
Yep, we devoured that cake!
It was pretty amazing. Especially the chocolate frosting. And I’m pretty picky about cakes since, well, I make them for a living now! 😉
I also had about 2 or 3 (??) glasses of cabernet as well. It was just one of those nights……
Tomorrow I am waking up and hitting the gym AGAIN.…..Ryan promised me he would take me to my favorite restaurant for lunch and then we are going over to a friend’s house to watch the FL/FL state game. Should be a good Saturday!
My eyes are shutting and its definitely time to shut off the lights. I hope yall are having a wonderful Friday and I will see you first thing in the morning! 🙂
And, for the record and since I KNOW there are going to be people asking……Ryan and I have decided NOT to live together starting next month after all. It was a really really hard decision that I had to make, but I will be moving back in with the good ol’ rents for a little while when I move home. I do have my reasons for this and no, we are not breaking up or anything crazy like that. We just decided that it would mean more to wait until we are married to live together. Hopefully it won’t be too long! 😉