Fabulous Friday, 4/3/2015

It’s the end of the week, but not technically for me. Nurses have no such thing as “weekends,” but I’m happy to be able to spend this weekend off. Hubby and I have plans on visiting with friends tomorrow, and celebrating Easter/Resurrection with his family. I’ve spent Easter with his family before, and I loved it. They reside in San Diego, and the weather is perfect. Also, hubby’s family is Italian, and the food is plentiful as well as AMAZING! That’s probably why my weight can never stay where I want it to—I’m always tempted with Italian food. I’m thankful for the wonderful food, but it would also be nice if my metabolism was fast enough to burn all of the calories and carbs without me having to do work, lol!

I’m also thankful for:

  1. Finding a good hairdresser. As a woman…a black woman at that…I’m sensitive about my hair. I don’t let just anybody mess with my hair. A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, and I’m happy to find a stylist who not only is good but also specializes in my type of hair. I have long, coarse, tightly coiled hair, and it’s nice to find someone who knows how to [properly] tame these tendrils. Also, she is located a few miles away from where I live. That’s wonderful because my last stylist in AZ was located nearly 20 miles away. That literally was an all day event for me, and I hated every minute of it.
  2. Improving on my running time. Since my most recent 5k, I’ve been hit with the running bug. I’ve been running daily, and with the help of my Garmin watch, I’m able to keep track of my progress. I’m running longer with ease, and my breathing is improving with my form. We might run another 5k this month…definitely next month. Our goal is to do a 5k every other month until our half marathon this October.
  3. Receiving a free gift card. There is a grocery store here that sells primarily organic/natural foods. I went to visit a few weeks ago, and left with nothing because I thought everything was too pricey (Some items were more expensive than Whole Foods. Now you know that’s expensive). Yesterday, I was surprised to see a gift card from that store, welcoming us to the neighborhood. I will definitely go back with this gift card and indulge a little bit. It will help me knowing I’m not spending all of my money…technically.
  4. Tax refund…’nuff said.
  5. My youngest nephew being inducted into the National Honor Society…I’m so proud of him! He attends a private school, is an athlete, and has a 3.8 GPA. I asked him how did he feel, and he said, “Good! I like working hard for something and reaching my goal. I set out to do this from the beginning of the semester.” What 9th grader you know says stuff like that????? I wish him the best, and I’m going to continue to support him in his endeavors and dreams.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Resurrection weekend and remember the reason for the season.

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.’” – John 11:25-26