Small Town Unicorn
Hi loves! Happy New Year’s Eve!
Yesterday after cleaning the entire downstairs (getting ready for NYE!) I had some visitors over to the house.
My mom and dad! My mom came over for a personal training session while my dad read his Kindle and hung with Niko.
I took my mom through a full body circuit workout and ended it with 20 minutes of basic yoga poses per her request. They’re headed to Florida soon and she wants to be able to do yoga on the beach
Then we headed out to Von Maur where I found and bought a top for tomorrow night. Hint: it’s black and sparkly Our BFF’s, Destiny and Steve are coming over – like they do every year – and we’re going out to one of our favorite bars. Should be super fun!
After shopping, we broke for lunch at Wild Berries.
Wild Berries serves breakfast all day, and even though I had eggs for breakfast, I can never turn down a diner breakfast.
I should have turned down this diner breakfast. I should have run far far away from the breakfast option page. Unfortunately this…skillet…thing…turned out dry, over cooked, and rubbery.
I asked for my eggs over medium and they came out burnt. I would have sent it back if I
weren’t super afraid of what else would go into my meal weren’t super hungry, so I just ate it.
I also had coffee and toast.
At least the coffee was good!
I guess I’ve had it coming – because it’s been such a long time since I’ve had a bad restaurant experience. However, this isn’t the first time I’ve had a bad experience at Wild Berries, so I might not be back.
Some restaurants where I always
What I found after lunch totally made up for it, though.
OK, so let me preface this by saying I live in a small town (100,000 people) and we don’t get a lot that the big cities do. But today when I went to our natural foods store in town (Naturally Yours) I found a small town unicorn!
Grass-fed beef! Seriously, this stuff is SO hard to find here. Drive to Chicago, it’s everywhere. But not here. Sometimes I couldn’t even get it at the farmer’s market in the summer. I did a little happy dance in the meat aisle – and met a new blog reader!
After my parents headed home, Shane and I wanted to do something different than our usual TV show/movie night. Instead, we busted out our Monopoly Deal game and played.
(we like playing card/travel versions of games…even at home!)
Shane won the first two games, and I finally won the last game. I really liked Monopoly Deal because instead of taking hours and hours to play one game, we were able to play 3 games in about 2 hours – even with dinner!
I wasn’t too terribly hungry for dinner, so I roasted up some squash while shane was baking his pizza, and made a Whole-Foods-esque salad. It had spinach, squash, lentils, chicken, goat cheese, and even sauerkraut! It worked.
It was such a fun night! However, if I would have lost that third game, I think my attitude would have gone down the pot. I know it’s something I should work on, but if I’m ever playing a game where I blatantly SUCK, I automatically “hate this game!” – and say it.
Apparently too many years of competitive sports has molded me into a bad sport
And now I’m going to go get ready to train some New Year’s Eve clients!! Woop woop. Who says you have to wait until January 1st to get on those goals? Not sure if I’m going to have time to get in my own though…maybe just a Niko walk.
Have a great Saturday!
THREE questions today…
Do you consider yourself a bad or good sport?
What’s one restaurant where you always have great service? Where you always have horrible service?