Y’all, how is tomorrow the first day of September? I really cannot believe how fast this year had gone by! However, I am ready to welcome September with open arms because that means the return of college football! Hubs and I love watching any and every team. A lot of times, if we have no pressing plans, we’ll start with Game Day in the morning and watch football all day long on Saturday — breaking only for meals. We are especially obsessive over Georgia Football! I can’t wait to see how our team does this year — I think we’re going to be the surprise success of the SEC. 🙂 The game on Saturday won’t be shown in our area, so we’re thinking of either going to a Georgia Bar (where lots of fans gather to watch the game) or getting GamePlan for the day so we can watch at home. We shall see!
My headache is hiding today. It’s right there, I can feel it. But so far it hasn’t made a pounding appearance. I still don’t feel entirely right, but I’m doing better than yesterday. Last night I felt pretty awful, but Hubs and I made a delicious dinner (Red Snapper and a quinoa-corn-pepper-onion-garlic salad) with a dessert of Edy’s Slow Churn Ice Cream (Double Fudger Brownie – yes please)! I am convinced that ice cream (and froyo, and gelato for that matter) have healing powers.
I slept like the dead last night and felt moderately rested this morning. I’m on an 8 hour day schedule this week (as opposed to my normal 9 hour schedule) because I’m traveling next week. That means that I’m off at 3:30! My plans for the evening include a nice long work out (racking up at least 3.75 miles to meet my August mileage goal), a fast and easy dinner, and then reading in bed until I fall asleep (hopefully around 9 or so). I really want to feel better before this weekend — we’re going to a wedding and then I’m headed to a week of travel so I need to get right with life before all of that. Hubs starts class tonight also, so it will be a quiet night alone for me. (I won’t lie, I miss him when he’s in class but I also enjoy having an evening to myself each week.)
I tracked my suitcase this morning and that baby is out for delivery as of 4:33 this morning. (I love how precise they are, ha ha ha!) I can’t wait to get my hands on it, look at all of its compartments, etc. I’m such a travel nerd — I even love packing!
Last night I started thinking about which books I want to take with me on the trip. I’ve mentioned here before how I always bring an extra book or two with me when I travel because I’m horrified of ending up stuck somewhere without something to read. (It has almost happened too!) I’m plodding, quite literally, through Anna Karenina. The story is interesting and I like the book, but it’s just taking me forever to read! I started the book about a week ago and am only 150 or so pages in. Since the version I have is almost 800 pages long, I’m definitely not going to finish it before I leave next Monday. I also have an aversion to lugging 10lb books around when I travel. So, I think I’m going to set Anna Karenina aside for my week of travel. Instead, I’ll be bringing along The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Art of Racing in the Rain. I don’t know what my back up book will be yet — I may just put my hand down at random on my shelf of books to read.
On a side note, I’ve been toying with the idea of starting to run again soon. I took the summer off since I almost died running in the heat and the treadmill bores me ridiculously. However, now that fall is approaching the idea is becoming more appealing…
Do you watch college football? Who do you root for? Hubs and I love our Georgia Bulldawgs as we’re both Georgia Alums. Watching YouTube clips online gives me goosebumps! (I know, I know. It sounds lame, but trust me…)