Does anyone ever have a “holiday hangover”? Usually my first day back to normalcy is a sluggish one. I have a feeling today will be no different. With good reason- yesterday was another long one.
We started out with a casual Sunday Brunch:It was just the immediate fam and my aunt from my dad’s side of the family. I like it this way. Mom made her awesome breakfast casserole and we had some leftovers from the day before. I’m not a ham kind of gal, but hello breakfast casserole. I love you.
After brunch, I packed up and pretty much was out the door a little after noon. I didn’t make it to my extended family’s Easter gathering on my mom’s side- we have a HUGE family on that side. I figured it would be too hard to do a “quick” stop through. And it can always be somewhat overwhelming because there’s just soooo many people (my mom has 12 other brother and sisters- holy crap, right?). So I just headed towards Chicago after I left my parent’s house.Ya’ll come back now, ya hear?
And in true St. Louis fashion, as I was going through, I heard J Kwon’s “Tipsy” AGAIN. What is that about?!?! (Jill knows what I’m talking about!) I thought it was funny the first time I went through, but I had no idea it was still in heavy rotation? Or that was one hell of a coincidence!
The majority of the drive wasn’t too bad. I made awesome time for most of the way. And even was able to time it out so that I stopped at the same Panera on my way back- I think I found my default pit stop from now on.I approve of the clean bathroom vs. the gas stations I’ve been frequenting. Clearly. But the salmon club? Not so much recommended… Plus it’s easier to eat the panini’s and drive. Not that I would eat and drive at the same time or anything… And no I do not want to participate in your new promotion. I’m aware that I bought a drink and entree and that qualifies me for a 99 cent pastry or cookie. But I just ate my weight in chocolate Easter candy and you can ask 10 more times after the last 5 that you just did and I will still say no. Thanks. Yes I’m sure. No really, I’m totally aware it’s a really good deal. NO I DON’T WANT IT, JUST BACK OFF.
I still heart you Panera. Promise.
I drove straight into a huge thunder and lightening storm. I saw it coming about an hour away. I think that may have been part of the reason I had to deal with serious traffic on the last leg of my trip. Lame. Nothing says welcome back home than getting completely soaked as I try to unload my car and drag my soaked luggage up three flights of stairs…
But all in all, it was a good weekend. I like getting in quality time with the fam. Especially at my parent’s house, since I don’t get to go back as often as I used to. Just for kicks, here’s an oldie of me and my younger bro:Is that not the sweetest picture of all time? We were pretty sassy looking kids. That’s my brother- but he’s grown up a little since. And I don’t really call him my “little” brother anymore:I like to think we’ve grown up nicely. And if you’re wondering, we were pretending to be the weather man (the forecast was up). And I’m not sure how I can bend my leg that way… weird. But yeah, that’s us. I heart my little bro- he’s so grown up and became such a gentleman!
I also just recently told him about the blog- so if you leave a comment, feel free to say hello!
I’m doing yoga today. And am running at some point this week to test out the leg. Cross your fingers! I’ve supposedly got that 5k next weekend with Annie and it’s time I figure out if I can feasibly do it or not.
Have a good Monday everyone!