It's April Fools' Day and I'm not feeling much the Fool. I am sick and home for the day as a result (nothing like a simultaneously stuffed up and runny nose with pounding headache to start the week off, eh?). However, this weekend was a good one: relaxing and busy, without being overwhelming.
Saturday, I ran 5 miles for the first time since last fall, and while it didn't fell great, it wasn't awful. We got it done, and The Boy has a new PDR (and new, BRIGHT NEON YELLOW shoes) to start off the sixth week of relay training. They go nicely with my black, pink, and green shoes, and are too bright to misplace (hopefully).
I also had the pleasure of spending Saturday evening at Erica's with several friends for a fun girls' night. We had chips and salsa, mini snickers cheesecakes, gluten-free cookies, and margaritas. All were enjoyed while watching Magic Mike. Our fun movie night chased away Erica's husband, who spent the time we giggled over the movie giving their dogs baths and leaving us be.
Sunday was relatively relaxing. I was awakened by a cat who wanted to cuddle, and when I realized I had plenty of time to get dressed and head to church, I did just that, throwing on a blue and white tiered skirt, white tee and jacket. The service was PACKED, which is exactly what I would expect for Easter, and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed getting an opportunity to catch up with my small group leader at the start of service and sang my heart out. The message in the sermon left me uplifted, and by the time I headed home, it was with a happy heart, ready to take on the rest of the day.
Sunday afternoon, rather than stay in, The Boy and I decided we would take a trip outdoors to enjoy the beautiful warm, spring-like (FINALLY) weather we had going on. We took a trek into downtown and Fountain Square to get some Graeter's ice cream and to see if the Budweiser Clydesdales were still in the area. Sadly, they were no longer at the square, but we did enjoy some amazing ice cream and visuals as we stretched our legs.
Our walk back included a visit to the ballpark, where they were testing out the sound system in preparation for today (Opening Day). We were excited to see all of the improvements made to the ballpark in the off season and are counting the days to our first trip over to the stadium to see the 2013 Reds play (including the new centerfielder, Choo!).
All in all, it was a good and relaxing weekend, so it was a big bummer to wake up this morning feeling a bit like I'd been taken out by a steamroller. I hope tomorrow things get better. For now, it's time to sip more tea and curl up with another book.
How was your weekend?