What can I say this has been one of the best weekends I have had in this pregnancy! I am simply amazed! I actually got up on Saturday and went in to the office for a bit and then stepped out and did some shopping on Michigan Avenue. It was amazing! I got a great walk in and got to visit my favorite stores for a little fall fashion inspiration. I am excited for my fall pregnancy wear! I am still waiting for my bump though….why must I still just look like a chunky monkey? I just look thick and not pregnant and feel compelled to tell all the sales girls that I am 4 months preggers so they don’t think I am hefty hefty hefty! After running around downtown, I went home and rested for a few hours then…wait for it….I actually went out to dinner with my hubby for a date. It was fabulous despite the fact that the restaurant I really wanted to go to- Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder- had an hour and a half wait so we had to go to a second string choice Rose Angelis. As much as I wanted to I don’t have the luxury of waiting for food anymore. This used to be just fine with me. I could sit in the bar and enjoy a cocktail which would tide me over until dinner. Unfortunately this is no longer an option- an hour difference in my feeding time could be detrimental so we went elsewhere and had a good time and a good al fresco meal. It was just lovely. Of course I was exhausted by the time I got home and went straight to bed. Only to wake up the next morning and have another good day who am I? I couldn’t even believe it. I actually got to go to Trader Joes. Secretly I enjoy grocery shopping when it isn’t crowded- since this is one of my household duties I pretend it is a labor of love for the family- but actually I don’t mind it at all. I like to buy fun things and normally enjoy cooking. I was almost giddy to actually be out and about again- I haven’t had a weekend like this in a long time. As I was checking out the clerk asked me if I was doing anything fun that day and I was like-hello this is fun! I think she felt bad for me- if she only knew.
I was so inspired that after I got home I actually prepared two meals for the week ahead. Cleaned the kitchen and even sat outside on my rooftop deck for a bit for a little fun in the sun. The weather was beautiful and it was glorious. I did find that all this running around made my back hurt quite a bit- but I have dealt with that before. I did a few stretches and it seemed to help so onward and upward. Hubby came home and we had a healthy home cooked meal-finally! A nice change from the take out we normally have and the Wendy’s I ate for dinner on Friday. I kind of die for Wendy’s – always have. It never sounds bad to me and I could pretty much eat it any time which is why it is now my go to meal when all else fails. I seriously can’t turn it down. A single with cheese no mayo and fries- forget about it. If it were in anyway nutritious I would have it daily. Thank God there isn’t one in my office building. Not so healthy I know but what am I to do sometimes- a girl’s got to eat! Wendy’s is definitely my guilty pleasure- what are yours?