(I wrote everything below this morning, before the day started. I will say that the day took kind of a weird turn, not for me specifically except for spilling an entire 32 ounce glass of water on my lap at work and having very wet pants all morning, but the day wasn’t so good at all for other people I know, and I was in a funky mood all day. Seriously, Monday. You win yet again).
I don’t know about you, but I am STILL pretty full off of the Easter feast. We started off Easter right at a buffet brunch with my family and we ate A LOT. Like, pancakes, prime rib, eggs Benedict, 3 little mini pies, and 3 trips through the line a lot. Obviously I am unconcerned about Operation Anti-Jiggle. And obviously Coach Aaron will make me regret trips 2 and 3 through the buffet this week.
Then, just a few hours later, we went to dinner at Aaron’s aunt’s house, and more food was eaten (though considerably less). The food was wonderful! But feeling like Violet Beauregard, the girl turned blueberry from Willy Wonka who has to be rolled around, made me realize why I can’t eat like that all the time. Yucky doesn’t even begin to describe it. I actually woke up today excited to eat a boring amount of healthy food. WEIRD.
I also had a rather lucky Easter, and I’m not just talking about my Easter Basket winnings including chocolate and a bottle of mimosa (THANKS, MOM!)
Yesterday, we took Giuseppe to my parents’ house for a Puppy Easter Egg Hunt! (my mom hid doggy treats around the backyard for the puppies to find).
Both dogs knew that they were searching for something, and they played along, even if they had no idea why.
While they were running around looking for treats, I was looking through the grass, and happened upon a patch of clovers. In my childhood, I used to find 4 leaf clovers in my parent’s yard pretty often. I haven’t found one in years, so I figured my luck had pretty much run out.
But then yesterday, in a tiny little clover patch in the middle of the lawn, I found…a FOUR LEAF CLOVER!
If that had been the only thing to happen yesterday, it would have been a good Easter.
But better things were in store.
Last night, after rolling myself back home from my second feast of the day, I participated in #runchat, an hour long Twitter Q & A that takes place every other Sunday. I’ve actually found a lot of new Twitter runner friends on #runchat.
Each bi-weekly #runchat has a different giveaway sponsor, and 1-3 lucky participants win a prize just for twittering along.
I NEVER win stuff like this. Sometimes I win at the “everybody wins” drawings, but not always.
Well, thanks to the powers of Easter and my clover, I WON last night! I was selected as the winner of a Medi-Dyne RangeRoller. I don’t know too much about the stick or Medi-Dyne. It looks a little different than my massage stick. We’ll have to see how it works when it arrives in the mail! But regardless, I’m just so excited that I won!
Anyway, I hope your Easter was wonderful. It is possible that we are all in need of some serious boot camp (or maybe I was the only one who thought trying every dessert was a good idea?). And I hope your Monday went ok. I’ve always thought the Monday after Easter should be a holiday. Then we could have ALL day to work off the Easter feast. Or, you know, party like a puppy.