Okay, here is proof that caffeine is not to blame for my sleeping troubles. 3 days without, and last night was one of my worst sleeping nights in a while. Couldn’t get to sleep and couldn’t stay asleep. Finally got out of bed at 6:30 and went for a 2 mile walk. May as well exercise, right? It was good 9/11 reflection time, too.
It was so hard to not grab a prewalk snack – I was starving! I somehow made it to the test without eating. My blood draw was at 8:30:
Nice thing about blood draws versus donating blood is the size of the needle. Much smaller for the draw and easy peasy!
Off to brekkie and I couldn’t wait! John biked and met me. Samantha’s is just a couple blocks from the hospital.
I love the atmosphere here. Very eclectic and made for sitting and chatting.
I had the fruit bowl and muffin, which included watermelon, blueberries, grapes, honeydew, strawberries. Delicious!
I love that they served this in a vintage bowl! Perfect for pictures 😀
Mixed berry muffin, which actually wasn’t at big as it looks here.
Very good and tasty since I was so hungry. Not pictured is the decaf I drank with this. It was so nice to lounge for breakfast, and I love going out with my hubby.
After breakfast was a stop at the library to browse, which is one of my favorite things to do (inner geek shining through!).
Then a stop at one of my favorite consignment stores. This place is jam packed with stuff, although it is a bit hard to find things since I think they need a better categorizing system. If you ever need a formal dress – this is the place to go. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!
I can spend forever in here. Oddly enough, I didn’t find anything here that I wanted to get. Then it was time to walk back over to the hospital for the mammogram. You hear a lot of horror stories about how it hurts or pinches or is really uncomfortable, so I was a squidge nervous.
Meet the machine:
Can you believe I took a picture? I’m such a dweeb. LOL! I did it while the curtain was closed when I was supposed to be putting the gown on. 😀 The tech was very nice. She explained everything and then I had the mammo done. *squish* They did 2 views, and honestly it didn’t bother me at all. There was some pressure, but it didn’t hurt at all. I just rolled my breasts back up and put them in my bra 😉
I would choose a mammo a thousand times over a Pap, I’ll tell you! She let me view the images afterwards and noted that there was a lot of pectoral muscle in the image, which meant I must work out! Yay NROLW!
Then it was sprint time for a latte!
My beloved caffeine, how I have missed you! Plus some “on the go” lunch of a chai Luna bar:
Off to a different consignment store, and I fell in love with a new place! The deals were great and some awesome clothes. Not nearly the selection of formals like the other place, but really – I don’t buy that much formal wear LOL! This place also has a lot of other things like jewelry, shoes, books, CDs, etc. I could spend forever here, too. Anyway, I found a pair of pants that were an 8P on the hang tag, which is good, being a shorty and all. I tried them on and they were a little snug, but the length was perfect. I decided to get them, as losing 3 more pounds should get them to fit quite well (per my September challenge). Not to mention that they were $4.80!!!
Here is my loot:
1 top, 1 pants, 1 silk jammie set (which was new), a workout jacket, and a CD of celtic guitar music for a grand total of $22.83!! Who loves a bargain???
The big surprise was this: I decided to take a picture of the inner tag, just to show the size and this is what I saw:
No wonder they were snug, but I can’t believe I even got them on! I had bought a pair of 6 shorts this summer, but I figured it was a total fluke of sizes, but I am almost a size 6! If the hang tag had said 6, I wouldn’t even have bothered to try them on. I had to laugh because when I showed them to John, he said you could see my muscular thighs in them. Them’s biker thighs, baby!
Dang this has been a good day so far!