This past week has been busy and interesting. I'll try to do a little round-up of the random things that have happened.
My Nurse Practitioner recommended that I take fish oil supplements, so off to Whole Foods I went. Holy cow! I had no idea there were so many options available. After pouring over all the choices, I settled on this brand and they were a pretty penny so hopefully it helps. They don't taste fishy, but my one complaint is the size. The capsules are gigantic. I wonder how many people choke on these every morning around the world??
I have also been house sitting for a friend at work. She has two cats and one very weird neighbor. He's probably in his mid 50s, loves her cats (they eat dinner with him and "hang out"), and wears short shorts and a fanny pack. For some reason he REALLY enjoys talking to me. Twice a day, he walks across the street to chat when I'm out watering/bringing the cats inside and the first thing that pops in my head is the song from the Nair hair wax commercials who wears short shorts...So funny.
Also, I swam laps at Steiner this week. As a side note - those swimmers bodies, oh my heart. I love it. When I stopped at the end of my lane this 60ish year-old man with a white pony tail stopped me and said I was too fast (which is a lie, I'm slow as molasses) so he was going to go lay out for the both of us. Then he told me that I had a wonderful pink and red aura surrounding me (I was wearing a pink cap & pink goggles) and asked me what my "thoughts" were. I told him that I was just happy to have a day off of work and to be at the pool and he said, "well, it sure looks great on you". I said an awkward thanks and swam away. Again, so strange.
I always leave a treat for the homeowners when I house sit. (Frank & Mike are the two cats).
I kind of laughed the other day when I looked down at my cart and every item but one was either candy, chocolate, or full of sugar. But hey, at least I bought some shampoo!
The candy was for my nephew G baby (who is now 2!). He picks out a little treat each night before bed. It gets put in a baggie taped to the wall and if he doesn't get out of bed several times, the whole treat is his when he wakes up! I thought he could use a little variety and have some new things to choose from. If I don't have a bf, I might as well spoil the favorite little guy in my life!
I am quite convinced that the Park Cafe is one of the best, if not THE best, places to get breakfast in SLC. The food is so yummy, the service is quick, and boy do those employees know how to work. They all work hard, which I think is impressive. No one is ever standing around without a task in hand. I may or may not have eaten there twice this week.
My friend paid me back in coins today. I don't know why I got so excited about it, but for some reason getting a roll of quarters was the bee's knees. I loved it.
I think I must just like getting change that is not as common. I went to Harmons a few months ago and the cashier gave me a $2 bill for my change. I've carried it around ever since. And I have decided that I am going to get a pile of $2 bills to give as tips on my next vacation.
I spent the afternoon cutting out 3"x3" squares to turn into yo yos. My sister is starting a headband business (they are adorable!) and she will be putting these on headbands.
I also made some yummy cookies with a great friend for my little niece's baby blessing. So fun to chat and sneak bites of cookie dough this afternoon.
And the thing I am most proud of is that I got rid of this journal. I was actually really surprised when I stumbled across it this morning. I wrote in this religiously when I was last dating Roger (pretty much every day). I thought I had gotten rid of this long ago, but I hadn't. I read one entry today and cringed. Knowing what I know about him now just makes the whole thing repulsive. I am so glad for the experience but thankful that my whole future was essentially spared. This found a new home in a recycle bin in the Aves (didn't want it traced back to me!) - and I couldn't be happier to let it go. I can't believe it has already been five months since everything ended. Time kind of has a wonderful way of making life so much better. I am in a really good place. Though I would not complain if a new bf came out of the woodwork at any time!!