Good morning from Jacksonville Beach!
I worked until a little after 8 p.m. yesterday and when I got off, I swung by the house to pick up Sadie and drive to Jacksonville. Ryan left on a business trip Sunday night and since I am flying out of the Jacksonville airport tomorrow and wasn’t scheduled to work today, I figured I would spend the evening at my parents’ place so I could have a full day with them before I leave for New York City tomorrow morning.
My drive to Jacksonville went well but it’s kind of spooky to drive through the Ocala National Forest at night. A solid 45 minutes of my drive to Jacksonville takes me through the forest where I always see animals and feel extra paranoid that a deer, coyote or bear is going to dart across the street in front of my car. I saw a bunch of deer yesterday, but they were content to graze along the side of the road rather than run across the road to check out the happenings on the other side of the street.
As I drove, I had fun listening to the holiday music station on the radio (with the exception of the horrific Christmas Shoes song <— Whyyyy!?!?) and arrived in Jacksonville a little before 11 p.m.
This morning, I woke up a little before 7 a.m. and brewed myself a cup of salted caramel coffee from The Fresh Market.
My mom enjoys trying new flavored coffees as much as I do, so I knew my parents would have something fun to try. I didn’t really taste the salted caramel flavor too much, but I liked it!
For breakfast, I made myself an egg white and oatmeal protein pancake. (I made one for my dad, too, and he loved it!)
Served with a cup of strawberry banana yogurt on the side.
Now I’m off to get dressed and head to the gym with my dad!