Making the Most of life on Monday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Making the Most of life on Monday
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Mon, 07-21-2014 - 8:56am

Aaaahhhh, a beautiful morning with the sun shining!  I had a wonderful weekend...I got a new pair of cowboy boots for linedancing, went to a Michelin rated restaurant (14 course meal that I could not finish) with a girlfriend, dined with friends at a french restaurant that dh recommended, organized work materials, communicated with several family  members, and did yoga!  Phew!

Work this week, two scheduled linedance evenings (I have to break in my new boots!), TONS of work, carpet installed on second floor, and run errands for mom this weekend.

What is everyone else up to?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 9:08am

Feeling a wee bit raggedy today.  Not quite recovered from my weekend yet and I've got a busy day...  Working and doing strength training this morning.  Heading out to the allergist's after lunch for my shots and then down to best friend's place to work in the afternoon and then we're headed to a concert tonight.  I don't want to deal with traffic and that's why I'm going early.  

My weekend in Vegas was absolutely awesome.  After a very nasty travel day, my friend insisted I come to her room for some "birthday cheer."  She had gotten me this beautiful purple cake, champagne, banner, card and a present.  It was a really lovely thing to do.  I always learn the best phrases when we hang out - this time it was "budgie smuggler."  (Aussie-speak for banana hammock)  

It's been a quite lovely birthday month although I'm becoming more and more certain I'm going to drop dead of exhaustion on August 1st.  Wink 

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 9:55am

Ah, Gymrat, how absolutely splendid!  Even if you drop dead from exhaustion, it will be a GRAND reason!  ;)  Glad you had such a wonderful time.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 4:05pm

Which restaurant was that, fsn?  I had a 21 course tasting menu and managed to finish it all, plus the accompanying wine flight. It was a lot of food, though, but the wine did me in before the food did.  GR, happy birthday month!  I'd suggest you turn it into a birthday year like I did but not sure you'd survive it. Your month is far busier/crazier than my year will be.

I'm off to parkour soon, two hours and then an hour of silks. I'm loving what I'm diong these days and having a lot of fun.  What's been really awesome is all the stuff I'm doing that I never thought I could (and don't think I can until I do it, then it's a shock).  "Ooh, did I just do that??? I just did it!!!! "  It helps to have low expectations.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 6:06pm
Greetings from Paris! Although since we arrived here 5 hours ago, all I have seen is metro stations and the insides of my eyelids....I am battling the worst case of jetlag I ever remember...I think it is a combination of how much we've done plus being on other people's eat and sleep schedule...I walked 18000 plus steps yesterday and today, much of it up hills and across country side. Normandy is a juxtaposition of the most beautiful peaceful seaside landscape and a once bloody and horrendous gun strewn area. I am creating blog entries that I will post with pictures when I get back. In other news,I got an email on Friday from someone at my oil company asking me tocome I and discuss a contract project. The policy is that they had to wait 90 days to talk yo me...they waited 97. I told them I will talk to them,but I have mixed
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 6:06pm
Greetings from Paris! Although since we arrived here 5 hours ago, all I have seen is metro stations and the insides of my eyelids....I am battling the worst case of jetlag I ever remember...I think it is a combination of how much we've done plus being on other people's eat and sleep schedule...I walked 18000 plus steps yesterday and today, much of it up hills and across country side. Normandy is a juxtaposition of the most beautiful peaceful seaside landscape and a once bloody and horrendous gun strewn area. I am creating blog entries that I will post with pictures when I get back. In other news,I got an email on Friday from someone at my oil company asking me tocome I and discuss a contract project. The policy is that they had to wait 90 days to talk yo me...they waited 97. I told them I will talk to them,but I have mixed
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 6:09pm

CcGreetings from Paris! Although since we arrived here 5 hours ago, all I have seen is metro stations and the insides of my eyelids....I am battling the worst case of jetlag I ever remember...I think it is a combination of how much we've done plus being on other people's eat and sleep schedule...I walked 18000 plus steps yesterday and today, much of it up hills and across country side. Normandy is a juxtaposition of the most beautiful peaceful seaside landscape and a once bloody and horrendous gun strewn area. I am creating blog entries that I will post with pictures when I get back. In other news,I got an email on Friday from someone at my old company asking me to come in and discuss a contract project. The policy is that they had to wait 90 days to talk yo me...they waited 97. I told them I will talk to them,but I have mixed feelings....it weighs on me that no money is coming in, and July has a lot of my once a year expenses, so I am tempted, but I love my freedom...but I will talk to them if they can wait until next Week. FSN,enjoy the boots! Gymrat, glad your Vegas weekend was fun. Jean, yes, you can leap tall buildings in a single bound....I think I am going back to sleep, hoping I sleep all night and wake up adjusted....

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 8:01am

We went to, "Elizabeth."  It's one of those new-wave restaurants that is hard to find with little advertising on the storefront except for a small postcard size, unrecognizable sign with the logo.    There are, at most, two seatings, and only six tables with pre-paid reservations way in advance.  Elizabeth is a forager, and as such, there were wild flowers and plants in the food.  It was definitely an experience...and I thought it was amusing that the music played was all from my era, and we commented that is because only our generation could afford it.  :O  One table asked how the mushroom consumme was made, and my jaw dropped open with the amount of time and the depth of preparation it took!  The restaurant even closed for a week just for the preparation of the summer menu, and there were about 8 staff, many using tweezers, in CONSTANT MOTION plating each course in full view of the patrons.  It was amazing.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 8:02am

SJ, your trip sounds AMAZING!  I hope you share the pics! :D

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-23-2014 - 11:11am

Thanks for checking in! Sounds like you're off to a great start in France, jet lag aside.  I love walking to get to know a city.  I think you need to charge outrageous consulting fees to your old company. They waited, it's not your problem!

FSN, that sounds great. I love trying new experiences like that.