Good evening!! I had a long and productive afternoon. A conference call , writing and a coffee meeting with the head of marketing in charge of Cville’s new Shops at Stonefield. We are getting a Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, IMAX and TRADER JOE’S (!!!!) in the next few months at this new shopping center pretty close to town that’s been a long-time coming!! My meeting today was to discuss the project and see how I might be able to work with them as a local blogger on the opening ceremonies. Trader Joe’s sneak peak tour? Yes please! There was also talk of a nice wine bar, which I’m excited about too. (And I put in a big request for a hot vinyasa yoga studio if they are seeking a fitness tenant! Cville’s most needed missing puzzle piece, in my opinion!)
I sipped on an iced decaf coffee while we chatted away.
Afterwards, I crossed the mall to head into Bend for some prenatal yoga. It’s Bend’s two-year anniversary and the class was free tonight! Bend is a parent-focused yoga studio with yoga for babies, toddlers, kids and prenatal. I hope to become a regular when I have an inchworm someday! The class was great. I really love how good low squats feel and hope they work out for me during labor!
After class I walked home for a delicious dinner –
Matt’s famous pizza topped with shitakes, tomatoes and peppers – and lots of cheese!
And a pile of grilled okra fries. Okra fries just means you eat okra like a french fry – cook it however you want to get it tender! The grill was an excellent choice tonight.
Then we watched synchronized swimming – don’t the okra remind you of the teams!?
We have enjoyed watching the Olympics together SO MUCH. Much more than I have ever watched in the past, and much more than I ever would have thought during the opening games. I had never seen synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics or the marathon swim before. All very neat!