First things first: The Fashion page has been updated! I tried to address all of your fashion-related questions from my New York trip, including nail polish colors and some of my friends’ accessories. Possibly the longest Fashion page post ever!
Last night I took the night off from blogging to be a lazy bum and soak up quality time with Ryan. I missed that guy!
Today is actually a special day in our relationship… It’s our dating anniversary!
We went on our first date on February 1, 2004, so today marks eight years together.
Past anniversary posts:
Even though we’re married now, we cannot seem to let go of our dating anniversary. Unfortunately this will be the first year we will not be returning to the scene of our first date. Since we’re no longer living in Orlando, driving 1.5 hours just to eat dinner at The Cheesecake Factory didn’t seem logical to either of us because, let’s face it, The Cheesecake Factory isn’t that good.
I actually got food poisoning after eating there on one of our anniversaries and spent the night puking. Never again will I order the miso salmon!
We’ll probably just do a nice dinner at home since I’m over eating out at the moment after this weekend’s NYC trip, but I do have some lovey-dovey ideas up my sleeve.
Today’s workout was tough! It wasn’t hard because I did anything out of the ordinary or particularly difficult, but my body seems to lose strength even after few days away from the gym… or, you know, a few days of eating and drinking whatever my heart desired. I was feeling quite lethargic!
I began with 20 minutes on the elliptical before completing the following upper body workout:
Burn baby, burn!
This morning I took a little extra time in the kitchen to make a yummy breakfast.
I brought 1 1/2 cups 2 percent milk to a low boil on the stovetop before adding 1/4 cup of steel cut oats and letting them simmer for about 20 minutes.
I then added about 1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter and a dash of pumpkin pie spice to the mix before topping the oats with fresh raspberries and chopped mixed nuts.
Served with a cup of Godiva caramel pecan bark coffee and more mixed nuts.
It was quite the nutty breakfast!
Book Club Link Up
Later today we’ll be discussing The Night Circus, the book selected for January’s book club! So far I have links to book review blog posts from the following people to include in this afternoon’s post: Cheryl, Leah, Julie and Caitlin. If I am missing your post, please email me ASAP so I may include it in the roundup!
Question of the Morning
- If you’re married, do you still celebrate your dating anniversary? If you’re not married, do you think you would celebrate both your wedding anniversary and dating anniversary?
We celebrate both because, as Ryan says, “I’m not losing eight years just because we got married!”