Today was a great day! I got to visit with one of my good friends from high school, college and southern California. She and her fiance are currently living in Japan so at most we only get to talk via skype every couple of weeks. Anyway, they are home for the holidays visiting family so I drove down to the Tri-Cities to hang out for a little while.
The greatness of the day didn't start there, however. It started with Pilates (with weights). I hadn't been to the class for a good 3+ weeks and was afraid that returning would be nothing but pain and torture as I struggled through the class. BUT, I actually kept up just fine! I've been doing more yoga lately and that has apparently continued to build core strength. I was fully prepared to need to be carried out on a stretcher after class, but I was able to bounce away on my own sans assistance from emergency responders.
After pilates, I took the hubs shopping with me. I had a $50 gift card to the Nordstrom Rack that was begging to be spent. I found a cute purple sweater dress, some gray tights and a pair of running pants that Charlie is going to give to me for Christmas (I hate surprises). After the shopping adventure, I used another gift card and treated myself to a mani/pedi. Add having lunch/dinner with some great friends and this was one heck of a day!