A pretty good day today. I guess getting a decent night’s sleep helps. I managed to get in about 7 hours last night and am hoping to do the same tonight. It was crazy busy with people stocking up on all of the discounted Halloween and fall merchandise. And yes, people have already started their Christmas shopping. Back in my pre-retail days, I always set the goal of finishing all of my shopping by Thanksgiving. Now I’m lucky to finish it at all. Gotta love those gift cards. And really, I like getting gift cards myself. Then I can just go out and buy whatever the heck I want…oh wait, I pretty much do that anyhow…well, within reason…no trips to Paris or fancy shmancy cars…but you know what I’m saying, right? There really are advantages to living by yourself.
I stopped at Kroger this morning before work to stock up on healthy dinners for the freezer at work. I didn’t even realize they were having one of their mega sale things where you get $5 off your purchase if you buy ten items. So, yes, I bought 10 Healthy Choice meals for work. The one I ate for lunch today was really quite tasty…lemon pepper fish with rice and broccoli…only 350 calories and decent as far as sodium goes. And, you know, that’s something I would be unlikely to prepare for myself so it’s a real treat to be able to throw it in the microwave and have a hot meal ready in 5 minutes or so.
I ended the day under on calories again. Wow! Two days in a row. What’s going on? I also did some walking and strength training this morning. And lots of walking at work, lots of walking, lots of talking…it’ll be nice to have tomorrow off and be able to enjoy a little peace and quiet. I can be quite the talker, but I also like some time to myself. I NEED time to myself in order to function. I’ve been that way my entire life…never minded alone time. I know there are a lot of people who want to be surrounded by people every minute of every day, but not me. Being able to get away from people gives me time to recharge and go out and do it all again.
I’ve got to run some errands in the morning. Then I’ll come home and clean house and do some cooking. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll find a few minutes to do a little extra writing. How about you? What’s in store for your weekend?
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