I woke up Saturday morning...well...not feeling well. I had a little too much fun Friday night with my sister and the "girls" at the Cozy Corner. We watched karaoke, met new friends, discussed relationship woes with gay couples, got decorating tips, and danced the night away...oh, and lost my credit card to boot. All in all, it was a memorable night. Saturday morning through Saturday night was spent in my jammies, on the couch, doing a Detroit 1-8-7 marathon while Skype texting my equally hungover boyfriend...discussing our relationship woes and how we are going to handle long distance over the next year. We went from breaking up (twice) to staying together (thank God) and putting a plan in place. All is good in that department and I finally feel at ease.
So, I went to bed a happy camper. I woke up Sunday morning even happier. I felt revived. It was the first night in MONTHS that I have slept completely through the night without waking up once. In fact, I don't think I moved once. I was in the exact same position I was in when I sent my last good night text. And I literally flew out of bed! The birds were chirping and I had no desire to squash them. It was a new day! A new year (well, one day late)! I felt like running! I couldn't though since I had brunch plans with a new friend.
So, I met my friend for coffee and mounds of food and we shopped all over Rice Village. It was so nice to just have some girl time...and much needed. Like during the day, giggling and gossiping girl time.
I left her and went to Central Market. For those of you that don't know about Central Market...it is my version of Heaven on Earth. It is pure joy. It is gourmet food, aisles and aisles of fresh, organic produce. Case after case of all natural and organic, never frozen meats and fresh seafood..wine, snacks, all the bulk items you can dream of. I could live there.I used to live there basically when I had more free time.
So, I shopped for over an hour, taking it all in. I wanted to try some new recipes (finally) and do some cooking this week. I wanted all of the healthy food that I have been so good about eating the last few years up until recently. I got some shrimp cocktail, green beans, and salad stuff for myself last night and got some great new recipes for the girls and I this week.
I went home, cleaned my house from ceiling to floor...washed anything that even looked remotely dirty...had a glass of wine...and watched Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. I got to Skype for real (video) with the boyfriend and went to bed...you guessed it...a happy camper.
It never ceases to amaze me what a little sleep, healthy food, positive attitude, and good conversation can do for your psyche...oh, and less drinking!!