I ended up having an excellent workout today! Glad I waited. Sometimes it’s nice to get a day’s worth of work done so you can just relax at the gym. I biked on over (in the cold – all bundled up!) and then spent some time just relaxing on the elliptical. Some days I think you need a heart pumping workout. Other days I like to just veg and don’t worry about pace or intensity. The ups and downs make workouts enjoyable. Everyday doesn’t have to be tough to be good for you.
When I returned home, the Devil was in my kitchen tempting me with tastes of his latest, a Belgian Dubbel.
Now I loooove me Belgian Dubbels + Tripels, so I started with a sniff…
And ended with a few glugs. EXCELLENT brew Kanz!
Then I showered.
Karen came over for dinner tonight and we made bison burgers on the grill. Matt exercised his baking skills and made the buns from scratch!
Karen and I made mocktails (with flat seltzer) while we waited for the burgers to cook
Enjoyed with Prancer and Vixon
Hot off the char and topped with a bit of melty herb cheese
Plus M+K, tomato and spinach
On the side we had a simple bagged coleslaw made with a dressing of mustard (lots), vinegar, salt and pepper plus a little hot sauce and spiced pepitas on top!
Had seconds on this one!
The reason for our celebratory meal was a big walk up to the Rotunda for the Lighting of the Lawn!
We bundled up in our Uggs boots and scarves and walked the mile or so to the lawn
It was quite the festive college event! Lots of cups flying around and fun college times. I was very sad I was not one of them. I wanted to go INTO some of the parties – both student and departmental – that were taking place in the pavilions, but Matt and Karen said it was not appropriate. I still beg to differ and think they would have enjoyed community neighbors coming in for a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie! But alas, we stayed outside.
We took an interlude from the carolers on the Lawn to visit Starbucks for some after dinner drinks. We were greeted by more carolers!
I got a Refresh Tea Latte – because they were OUT of decaf coffee!! We all know regular was not on my radar. The latte was good, but a bit bland.
We returned and listened to a few more songs before it was time to countdown and light up the lawn –
Very festive. I love that we live so close to a university : )
The walk home was long, but not too cold. But I sure am ready for bed now!