This weekend was like Christmas in
March April spring. Except all my gifts were bought for myself. Still exciting though
Remember last week when I said, without a doubt, that I was going to buy new gym shoes this weekend? Guess who kept her promise on Friday …
These aren’t the kind of shoes I would usually wear – they’re a little flashy. But I had tried on a few pairs and wasn’t find anything I liked (or the ones I liked weren’t available in my size), when the lovely teenaged salesman suggested these Nikes. I slipped them on, and angels sang. The clouds parted. They are incredibly comfortable and they have so much cushion.
That was gift 1 to myself.
Gifts 2 and 3 were also fitness related (and also purchased on Friday).
I’ve been meaning to buy some sort of resistance tubing, and found this on sale for $10! Would you like to know when I plan to use it? Well, I’ll tell you. I think I will dabble with this at night, in front of the TV. I’ve already established that I sometimes workout during my extensive nightly television watching. Why should I just sit there when I can be playing around with this new toy?! I can anchor it to my coffee table with no problem (it’s a REALLY heavy table) and experiment with it.
Gift 3 was a yoga mat.
I haven’t taken a yoga class in a really long time (years), although I’ve been meaning to go to a class. I just have to find one that works with my schedule and won’t cost me an arm and a leg to attend. Does anyone else find the price of yoga classes stupid expensive? Or is that just where I live? Regardless, I do partake in the occasional session in my living room, using what I know (that’s very little) and some random videos online. So I bought this bad boy, set it up in the sunshine and stretched away on Sunday.
Gifts 4 through … 50 (??) were in the form of groceries, but I consider them presents! Look at all the good stuff:
I went grocery shopping on Saturday – and you’ll never believe it, but I WAS AT THE GROCERY STORE BEFORE 9AM. I shocked myself. I’ve only done that once before, and really enjoyed getting it done so early in the day. But it’s a rare occurrence. I’m not really a late sleeper anymore (ahhh remember those days?), but I tend to lounge around for several hours on the weekend before heading out to do errands.
After shopping was over, I met up with my mom and sister. They were also grocery shopping. So I did it all over again, but just as an accomplice this time I spotted something along the way that I hadn’t seen while I was completing my own list … so my mama was kind enough to purchase it for me.
I had never tried this prior to busting open the container yesterday. It’s like crack, it’s so good.
I guess I lied when I said all of my new things from this weekend were purchased myself, because she bought me this too:
There’s a bunch of great ideas in there! I love Rachael Ray.
That’s a look at all of my new swag (I’ll never use that word again, I promise). Did you buy anything for yourself this weekend?
ps. Happy Belated April Fools’ Day! Did you pull any pranks? Had any pulled on you? Before I left work on Friday, I tinfoiled every single object in a coworker’s office. I’m talking everything – his dual computer screens, his phone, chair, every single pen/picture frame/box of Tic Tacs … it’s quite a spectacle! I’m looking forward to seeing his face when I get to work this morning
Enjoy your day!