I was in London for six days, and am finally back. I got home from the airport around 7:00 pm last night, and I'm pretty exhausted today. But, the jet lag is much easier between here & London vs Asia. I also managed to work out three times on my trip (plus my travel day), which is a huge win. I did, however, eat way too much chocolate, and had way too much caffeine on my trip. Being exhausted will do that to you. I'm now aware of how much I use food & caffeine to give me energy when I'm jet lagged. No wonder I'm having trouble with my weight!
I kick started today by sleeping in (12 blissful hours of sleep) & going for a run. It really puts me back in a healthy mind frame when I can start off my day with exercise in the sunshine.
I've watched a soccer game (at our neighborhood field - a nice swap from Santa Cruz last weekend), unpacked, done 3 loads of laundry, snuggled little boys, and started down my monumental list of chores.
Still up for today - bike riding with Nick to a sleepover, where I'll leave him (and his bike) & come back for him in the morning. It's a good excuse to get in a bit more exercise, and saves on gas. I also have to go to Rite Aid to get a prescription, and would like to do yoga & hit the library.
In other news, my flight to London was probably one of the easiest ever. I slept (red eye), which is super unusual, and the flight went by very quickly. I should have suspected that my luck wouldn't hold on the way home. I was in a row with an infant, and a bassinet. The bassinet takes up a ton of space for everyone in the row. The entertainment unit wasn't working, the wifi was down, you name it, it happened. It was a crazy and very *long* flight. The baby didn't stop crying for the entire flight, my noise cancelling head set ran out of batteries. . . ;-) It was rough. But, today is another day & no more traveling for five glorious weeks. Woohoo!!
For a menu this week, I'm scrambling a bit, but here goes:
Saturday - shrimp & pasta with pesto
Sunday - homemade burgers & salad
Monday - spaghetti & meatballs
Tuesday - leftover burgers
Wednesday - leftover spaghetti
Thursday - tacos with guacamole
Friday - Risotto (haven't decided on type yet - will be dependent on fridge scraps)
And, that will do. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, and that the sun is shining (even briefly), wherever you are!