Monday, November 19, 2007

The holidays are approaching rapidly

I had a fantastic weekend, as I hope you, my readers, did as well. Friday night I spent the evening with my friend M playing phase 10 at her house, and then J and I had a very late date night that consisted of viewing the new movie Beowulf at the theatre with friends. I did not like the movie at all. A lot of violence, a lot of sexual innuendo and no redeeming moral or otherwise entertaining values, presented in the CGI style of The Polar Express. Also in 3d (required special glasses). For what it’s worth, Angelina Jolie plays a convincing demon.

Saturday J and I headed to Sam’s club in Woodbridge for their “Taste of the Holidays” event for members. Basically, a lot of delicious free food. After that we came home and cuddled and napped until it was time to head off to our church’s 3rd annual Ham and Oyster fundraiser dinner. My friend D came along to join in on the fun and we had a good time. It was nice to catch up with her and introduce her to folks at church. We barely had time to get home and put our feet up before it was time to leave again. Our last event on Saturday was the viewing of a play at the Arena Theatre in D.C. – Christmas Carol 1941. It was magnificant! I really learned a lot of history through the storyline and the singing and dancing were great.

Sunday we just bummed around the house and enjoyed each others company. Very relaxing.

This week is off to a good start. I’ve stepped up my cardio workouts to 40 minutes. And I’m now walking (3 miles) or doing cardio every day of the week. In addition, I’m making a point to walk down the stairs [16 stories] when leaving the office at lunchtime or to go home, and walking UP the stairs halfway [8 stories] in the morning. Go me!

Getting a lot accomplished at work. Again, its amazing how much time I have to work when my morning isn’t filled with reading lj community updates.

We leave for Long Island tomorrow with my bff A and her husband. We don’t come back until Saturday evening. I can’t wait to meet her family.

I’ve started to plan our 2009 overseas vacation. I convinced J to compromise [he’s not a travel addict by any means] and allow us to plan 1 major overseas trip each year. 2008 will be Belize of course and 2009 has been narrowed down to either Argentina or Morocco. Which do you think sounds more intruiging and unforgettable?

Had the BEST lunch today- mussels steamed in a lemongrass and curry leaf broth, served with a spicy dipping sauce at Tara Asia. So delicious and yet very low calorie.


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