Look What I Found

I found many wonderful things yesterday– some required a bit more effort to locate than others, but all were certainly welcome into my day! 

Let’s see. . . we can begin with the package waiting for me on my doorstep, wrapped in plastic in order to be protected from the cold October rain that was falling here in Providence.  I was hoping it was the variety pack of Paleonola I just ordered, but sadly, it wasn’t.  However, it was something maybe just as exciting– my and my husband’s Halloween costume!

I can’t yet reveal what it is, but the costume theme of the party we are attending on Monday night is “move characters.”  Anyone have any guesses?  I’ll give you a hint– don’t hold your breath and get blue in the face wondering what we are!

Yesterday, I also stumbled upon something else– the energy to run six miles after school!  I was pretty exhausted at the end of the day, and I told myself I would try running, but if I was too tired, I could do something else.  I hopped on the treadmill, and the first few miles were tough.  However, Top Chef repeats kept me going, and once I hit mile four, I coaxed myself into going just one more mile.  After that, I ran another one, mixed with a bit of walking.  All in all, I ran five consecutively, and 1 mile punctuated by walk breaks!

Once I returned home from the gym (and found the above-mentioned package), I had to quickly locate one of my most treasured seasonal possessions– my heated blanket!!  My sweet mother-in-law, armed with the knowledge I tend to always be cold, purchased for me a heated blanket last Christmas.  It was the best Christmas gift I could ever receive!  I fell hard for that warm, fuzzy feeling of the heat encapsulating me whenever I felt a chill.  Well believe me, today I felt a chill!  I whipped out my trusty blanket, and all was well with the world!

Yes, I am 32 years old and have a blankie! What of it?

Lastly, I found a very nice surprise on my DVR– the season finale of Top Chef Just Desserts

This show is made for me– as much as I heart the regular Top Chef series, sometimes I just cannot relate because so much of what is cooked is meat that I have no interest in whatsoever.  However, everything in Top Chef Just Desserts is right up my alley!!  I  want to try practically every single sweet creation those pastry chefs come up with (OK, maybe with the exception of falafel-inspired ice cream!).  I’m about to go watch it right now, while I snuggle with my blankie and recover from my run, with my feet up and a smile on my face!

Have you found anything good today?

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