Spring has finally arrived here and temps have been hovering around a glorious 80 degrees. I’ve still been working on my fitness goals and am now officially down 32 lbs. There is a 5k race this weekend and I’ve signed up for it. Luckily it is early so the heat should not be an issue. I will be curious to see how I do timewise compared to the last race back in November. Friday evening I purchased a new pair of running shoes (finally!). My old ones have got to be more than a decade old. I honestly can’t remember when I purchased them. It had to be in Boston (I think). The new ones are Asics which I haven’t worn before. They were like running on two clouds. My body felt so different and I wasn’t nearly as sore. Running in my old ones was probably much like running in bare feet. And to think I was blaming my soreness of old age! My Mom, the athlete of the family, said that you should replace your shoes every six months. Oh. (or should I say d’oh?)
Since my co-worker was laid off last November, the job of answering the phone has fallen on me. While it hasn’t been too bad managing the other tasks that I’ve taken on, the phone is just one of those things I can do without. We run an ad on TV so while most of the calls are either clients or potential clients, there’s been a fair share of nut jobs that call. When they can’t get their way and get something mailed to them which is something we’ve never done, they immediately assume that we must be a scam and make no bones about telling me so. A lady called today and of course asked for the mailing. I explained we had a website and she responds that doesn’t have compter. I then explained that she was more than welcome to come down and visit us and she said she doesn’t have a car. So therefore where we don’t do any mailings we must be a scam. *sigh* Then she hangs up. I try not to take it personally when one of these idiots calls but man, don’t waste my time or yours if you already have it your head that we are a scam. I for one would certainly not be here if that were the case. Seriously, get a life.
Next Friday I’ m taking a half day at work and having my hair done as a treat. Woo-hoo! Since making the appointment late last week I swear I’ve been counting down the days. Its going to be such a treat. 😀 8 days to go!
My best friend lives on the gulf side of Florida. I haven’t seen her since her wedding over three years ago. My Aunt has a beach house on the Atlantic side just south of St. Augustine. I stayed there years ago and have a tattoo on my ankle as a reminder of that trip. I asked my Mom over the weekend if she thought my Aunt might let us possibly use it for a long weekend. She seem to think that she would be fine with it. I emailed my best friend and asked her if she would be up for a girl’s weekend this Fall. Of course she said yes. It’s a six-hour drive from where she is at to my Aunt’s place but getting there is usually half the fun. We’re thinking late September. Man, that will be so much fun!
Hubby wanted to try a buffet restaurant over this past weekend. I wasn’t sure what they would have there or how it would be. I haven’t had the best luck with buffets. This particular restaurant was the exception though. I was quite impressed. They had a huge salad bar and with lots of healthy selections and also various food stations featuring steamed veggies and broiled chicken. There was of course generous amounts of fried foods, and other things that taste great but aren’t particular great for you. Even the dessert bar had sugar-free options which was quite impressive. It was called The Golden Corral. I had never been there and I know we didn’t have them back east. All in all it was really good and I think I’d go back. It was clean, too. Always a plus.