Tuesday October 18th
My husband is asleep right now. I just can't fall back to sleep. I was dreaming about writing a reply to this post as I woke back up!!!
Isn't THAT funny!!! lol I am in the hotel lobby of the hotel I am staying at. I don't want to wake my husband up by pounding up the keys of my lap top.
Yesterday was a perfect day. Today is our 14th anniversary, and although this day just started (It is 2:30 a.m.) I am looking forward to this special day. I love my husband very much, and I just thank God for him every day. Yesterday as I mentioned we went to a place called Long Grove. You guys like I said it was a perfect day The sun was out, and the weather was one of those days., not too hot not too cold. The sky was so pretty with puffy clouds, and clear blue sky. (Part of the day it was cloudy, but almost the whole day the sky was like my description) We stayed at Long grove for maybe 2 hours. At Long Grove thee are all kinds of cool store you won't find at a shopping mail. All kinds of homemade food, and speciality shops. I just loved being there. I have not been back to Long Grove before I moved to Ohio, and that was 15 years ago. I bought food I had no business eating. I bought a piece of caramel, a caramel apple with peanuts, an elephant ear, and another apple for the next day, as well as some chocolate covered peanut, and a chocolate covered strawberry, at the Long Grove Confectionery. www.longgroveonline.com/merch-pages/l-g-co
I found set of nativity figures made of high quality acrylic in a store named te Pear Tree www.peartreeshoppe.com/
For a late Sweetest Day gift my husband bought me this beautiful compact mirror. On the outside it was covered with mother of pearl, and some other stone. We just had a blast walking through Long Grove, and enjoying each other. www.longgroveonline.com/merch-pages/l-g-co
I had mentioned above that yesterday was a perfect day. You see even if the weather had not been nice, we were going on a special date, which I will call a retro 1st date. I was living in Bartlett, IL when my husband and I went on our first date. He had come from Ohio to visit me for the very first time. The day he traveled to see me after he arrived we went to Long Grove. I have wanted to redo our first date for some time now, but could not because our first date was located 4.5 hours from where we lived. So going to Long Grove not only is filled with special memories of being with my family, it also contains the beginning of our friendship, love, and marriage. The love of my life was with me then, and was with me yesterday was we walked from store to store. After we went back to our hotel briefly, we went to a mexican restaurant called Chevy's. We discovered this place located in Schaumburg IL last year, and it is one restaurant we plan to continue to go to in the future when we come to visit. www.chevys.com/
Later that night we went to visit with my sister again which was so good! My family is very close so it is always special spending time with them.
We have been here for a couple days now, and each day I feel has been a blessing from God. I thank Him for giving me the ability, and funds to spend many days here. Thank you God for all the many things you do for me.
I am blessed in many ways. On Sweetest Day as soon as I woke up my husband said to me happy Sweetest Day. Since I have been here I have seen Bobbie Northern (our team member) and another dear friend who is more like a sister. We have been friends for 22 years. We spent two days together, and i was lucky enough to have her stay at the same hotel John and I were staying at. We ended up talking until 4:00 a.m.!
Although I have been eating many things I do not normally eat I have been exercising every day. I have been lifting weights working out with weight machines, (for my upper and lower body) and doing cardio as well. Although I did not need to eat a chocolate covered strawberry, on our first date I had bought both of us a chocolate covered strawberry, so how could I resist? lol. After I get off this computer I am going to do some more cardio to work off some of those calories. Although I did not intend to eat as I have, I also have been looking up calories before going to restaurants, and cutting my portions. I know that I go throughout weeks on end without eating sweets. So, although I feel I am eating like well, not a pig, but eating things that I normally don't I am being careful, and not going crazy, although it may not sound like it!!!
I plan on staving myself today until dinner beacuse after we go shopping at a place called Ikea, we going out for dinner to eat some ribs! No, I am JUST KIDDING!!! I would never starve myself I am going to be extremely careful though. We are staying at a hotel which has a microwave, and a snall refrigerator in each room. I brought my streamer with us. After we arrived we went to a grocery store and I bought yofurt to eat for a snack, and also for breakfast. I also boght some carrot chips to steam for a healthy snack. These are the thins I do to hlp me to not gain weight when we travel. This trip is so unlike other trips. I normally do not endulg eating the things like those sweets which I mentioned above. But, this is a special trip. When I go back home it is back to my noral healty eating, only one free eating day a week.
Well, it is getting late now. I AM going to do some cardio, and butn some calories! Although working out with weights, and spending time on caedio machine does take time way from doing other things while we are here, I am glad I am obedient to exerciseing while I travel. I thank God for helping me do such things.
Thank you for always reding what I share with you. I hope you are doing well. I will be back home soon.
love you all!
I did look back and read your comments. I love what each person wrote.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 10/18/2011 (04:44)