Today is a bittersweet day for me. On one hand my sister arrives from Texas tonight… on the other hand my best friend is having major lung surgery today. It is a bittersweet day for me today. My prayers and my heart are with Stephanie today and I hope that the surgery goes very well. If y’all would keep her in your thoughts, I would appreciate it more than you know!
Although I was unable to be in Texas this weekend to be with Stephanie, Neal and I had a really good weekend together (our last alone before the wedding). You’ll have to read about Saturday, but I have to share a little about my Sunday. It all started with this beauty…
a strawberry, cherry, coconut water, and protein powder smoothie. Neal thought it was just about the grossest thing (as it wasn’t full of sugar), but I just loved it! After breakfast we headed up to Gaithersburg to do a little grocery shopping.
We stared out at Costco… what a crazy place, but we got a lot of awesome stuff! We picked up trash bags, dish soap, strawberries, milk, lots of lifewater, chicken burgers, and salmon. A trip to Trader Joe’s and Giant rounded out or shopping adventure for the day.
After lunch at home Neal and I headed to Ageless Wellness in Bethesda for 60 minute massages.
Massages are a special treat and yesterdays couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! The Ageless Wellness Center is new, and in a random location, but I would definitely recommend them! The massage was an hour long and was a mix of accupressure, a stone massage, and a traditional Swedish massage. My masseuse was Dr.Lien-jiun Lee, LAc., whom I’d highly recommend!
The evening was spent cooking (stewed okra and tomatoes), cleaning, and preparing for my sister’s arrival. With a kitchen full of groceries, I also started to create my meal plan for the week ahead. I planned through Tuesday and will complete the plan with my sister after she arrives.
Today is a bittersweet day, but I hope to make it a great one. Please keep my friend in your thoughts and prayers today.
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