Today was absolutely crazy!! I didn’t have a single minute to just lay down and relax. That said, I did have a ton of fun!
Mid-morning we went out for a run. We were short on time so we ran FAST! Our first two miles were both 8:32 (so glad I still have my running groove) but I’ve lost a little because I nearly lost it on mile 3 when Matt kept asking me questions and making me talk between breaths while sprinting up hills that I got a bad cramp and we had to walk (I was also really dehydrated and it was really hot). But we ended up doing 4.0 miles in 35 something minutes. Not bad! I’m happy to say that 5 weeks later my leg feels 100% healed. Not sure I’ll be running any more half marys anytime soon, but I hope to build back up this summer and run another one.
Dripping upon our return:
Just after coming back we got a call from our realtor – HOUSE SHOWING at 2PM! Wheee! But OMG! Clean!
That turned into 30 minutes of:
The house looks awesome!! We haven’t heard back yet how the appt. went. I’m hoping that’s a good sign!?
Back when I bought the tickets to see WICKED I had envisioned a lazy Sunday where we could go to a fancy brunch and mosey on over to the theater. Totally not so. We were running around and just barely had time to assemble something to eat. Our plans for a fancy brunch quickly went out the window!
Matt made some cheddar + jam melts on Dakota while I showered
Along with a ton of watermelon
And we were off.
Unfortunately I had the time wrong for our WICKED tickets and we arrived at 2PM – right when the show was starting (I though it was 2:30PM). We were 1 minute too late, and they made us wait for 9 whole minutes to enter the theater. I had tears in my eyes. But thankfully once we were in, the show was great.
Brilliant. Clever. Witty. Amazing set. Gorgeous costumes. Awesome music. Exceeded expectations!! I didn’t care at all that it was different than the book because I felt all the changes were improvements. (I didn’t love the book)
I wore all green!!!
Matt love everything but the plot. (I thought it incorporated The Wizard of Oz brilliantly.)
Did you know that I played Dorothy in our 2nd grade version of The Wizard of Oz? As a result I’ve always had a special connection to the work. Dad and I danced to "Over The Rainbow" at my wedding, and I’ve always requested the song at events. So this show was extra special for me.
Thanks to my MOM for treating us to the tickets for Valentine’s Day! (She LOVES the show )
The show was over around 5PM and we went straight to EarthFare on our way home for groceries. We got some good stuff!!
When we finally came home, I packed my lunch and snacked on almonds.
And then we turned right around and went back to the Romance’s because….
OMG the new Las Vegas residents just happened to be in Charlotte!!!!!!!!! We had no idea and it was such an unexpected surprise to see them! Makes me miss them even more that we got to spend a night together
Kate and Nate had planned a family dinner for two and luckily had enough food to turn it into a party of 6. Thanks so much for the last minute invite guys!
We snacked on cheese, crackers and pears (same as last night!) while dinner cooked.
It was a good old fashioned Sunday dinner!
Asparagus, roasted veggies, french bread
We opened this Brancott Sauvignon Blanc last night and brought it back to the Romance’s for round II!
The bottle was sent to me to review. Interestingly, Brancott Vineyards, creators of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and one of the founding members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, has partnered with Blue Ocean Institute and Chef Barton Seaver to support Blue Ocean Institute’s effort to restore living abundance in the ocean.
The bottle retails for $26!! (Lucky me).
Matt and I both liked it a lot. We agreed it was very crisp, acidic, mineraly with a good bit of lemon/grapefruit citrus. Very classic Marlborough indeed! We both thought it was great for sipping.
I had a glass and a half
Dinner tasted so good!!!
We brought over some dessert
And Kate had Breyers Vanilla and frozen/thawed berries. SO GOOD! I could have had 10 bowls..
Off to squeeze in 10 minutes of reading in bed relaxation before sleepin’ time…