morning // Since I went to bed late (for me) the night before, I decided to skip my morning workout in favor of sleep (best decision). I woke up around 6:15 and it. was. freezing. Guys, this is COLD for Florida! I bundled up, Dutch wore his penguin sweatshirt, and we went for a walk. Then, I took a shower, got ready for the day, and commuted to work while listening to a Stuff Your Should Know podcast on patents (pretty interesting!). Once at work, I chit-chatted with coworkers, drank my breakfast shake, and spent the morning writing monthly content for one of my clients.
afternoon // Around noon, it was time to stop working and start eating! Every year, we hold a Thanksgiving potluck and people bring in the most delicious food. I tried to be as “good” as I could be. I only had one plate of food, and “only” ended up eating a small slice of cheesecake and two of my cookies for dessert. (The muffin pictured was not consumed, which I consider a huge win for me!) The potluck was tons of fun! Afterwards, it was a bit of a struggle to get back into work mode. Eventually, though, I wrote a few more pages of content and edited pages I received from two different coworkers.
night // After work, I hustled home to take Dutch out and then got ready for book club. We went to Ciccio’s, our go-to restaurant of choice, where I ordered a grilled chicken and brown rice dish. Yay for making good choices! We had a good turnout, around eight members including me, so we discussed the book and had lots of girl talk. I got some more rec’s for my Savannah trip, which was great! After dinner, we went next door to Menchie’s for frozen yogurt but, and huge win again, I decided not to partake. I knew I wasn’t hungry (realllllly trying to listen to my hunger cues, something I haven’t been doing) and I knew I wouldn’t feel good after eating the froyo. (I never do.) So yay! A few other girls decided not to have any, too, so I didn’t feel like the odd one out, ha! We sat at Menchie’s for probably an hour, chit-chatting about this and that. We left around 9:30. I came home, talked with my mom about both our days, took a bubble bath, and then snuggled in bed with Dutch and read for a little while. I didn’t end up turning the lights off until 11, eek!
What’s your go-to recipe for potlucks? I’m all desserts, all the way, and usually some kind of cookie.