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Happy Wednesday friends! For folks in the U.S., how was your Fourth of July? Sorry for my absence yesterday. I had initially planned a post, but ended up deciding to take the day off to enjoy some time with my little family, as well as attending a pool party with friends in the afternoon.
I think I mentioned this last week, but I took Monday off to have a four-day weekend. I was in need of a catch up day. The hubs worked on Monday and the kid’s school was open So it worked out as the perfect day for me to spend a little quality time with me, and catch up on life. I always enjoy day in the life type posts, so I thought I would share what my Monday was like.
The day started bright and early, about 4:30AM. I had planned on taking a little time before anyone was up to work on some blog things, but my little guy joined me at about 4:40AM. I got some good snuggles out of it though, so I can’t complain.
A little before 6:00AM, I was off to teach class. The gym was pretty quiet, but there was a good little group that showed. I also got to try out my new water bottle, which I am in love with. I really think water tastes better out of glass vs. plastic. Amazon carries these bottles here.
After class I headed over to Starbucks to enjoy some breakfast and a little reading. The hubs was laughing at me the night before, because I was really looking forward to this part of my day. I don’t often get the opportunity to have a leisurely breakfast though. I am almost done with this book. It is a book club book about a double agent during the Vietnam War era, it is really interesting.
After breakfast, I headed to a Barre class. Two days of Barre in a row, plus teaching has left me a bit sore. A foam roller date is definitely needed. I don’t normally try to take a class right after teaching. But I rarely have the opportunity to make it to this Barre studio. So I had to go for it. They have the cutest little shop at the studio. I didn’t buy anything, but this tank was really speaking to me.
I actually found it on Amazon when I get home, so maybe it will still happen. Here it is, if you want to check it out.
After Barre, I got home about 10:00AM and threw dinner in the crockpot. It is a chicken and rice/quinoa dish I am testing out. I hope to share it soon, but it is not quite blog ready just yet. I also took advantage of a quiet house, and had a mini spa day instead of just a quick shower. I deep conditioned my hair, and relaxed with a face mask for a few minutes. It was glorious.
I also did a little work on the blog. I added recipe and workout categories so that it is a little easier to find things. I will continue to work on some formatting things. If there is anything you would like to see, please let me know!
After some stuff around the house, I headed to the bank about 1:00PM, then ran over to Kohl’s. I had not planned to go shopping, but it was next door to the bank, and I had a little time to kill. I am glad I did. They were having some great sales and I scored some new gym shoes (which I really needed) for half off, as well as this super cute workout tank for $5.00.
I was then off to my appointment to give blood. It was pretty quick and painless, and I scored this new gym bag. It was a promotion they had for the holiday.
About 3:15PM I picked up the babies from school. We came home, played a bit, had dinner and baked a cake. The little guy loves helping in the kitchen and we had a great time preparing a Jello poke cake for a 4th of July party we had the next day.
After the kids were in bed, I spent a little time catching up with the hubs, before crashing around 9:00PM.
All in all, it was a great catch up day. I love having a day every now and then to run errands and catch up on chores. I felt like I allowed myself to enjoy the holiday more, having gotten some of my to-do list done the day before.
Do you ever take catch up days? When you have a day off, do you tend to try to pack as much as possible in? Or take the day to relax?