I hope everyone has had a wonderful first week (and then some) of the new year! I went back to work on Monday after a full month off due to medical leave and then Christmas. It was by far the longest consecutive break I've had since I started working, and I'm still knocking the rust off. Still, it's good to be back in the swing of things and getting set in a new and improved routine.
Here are 5 things that made me smile this week!
ONE. I started a 30-day yoga challenge (find it on YouTube here) and I'm LOVING it. I'm doing it first thing in the morning, as soon as I get up. The episodes are short (10-15 minutes each) and not too strenuous, but give me a good stretch and allow me to take a few minutes for myself each morning.
TWO. The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale was this week! Although LP still hasn't figured out how to handle all the traffic to their site generated by their twice-a-year sale, at least the site didn't crash this year. I just bought one dress (for $49!!) to wear to my cousin's wedding in the spring, and at my local LP shop I bought a new phone case for $10. I was proud of myself for actually showing some restraint.
THREE. In other LP news, I'm as excited as the next Southern girl about the Lilly for Target line coming in the spring! You better believe I have April 19 circled on my calendar. I'll have to stalk my local store that morning because I KNOW it will sell out fast.
FOUR. My hubby turned 32 this week! We celebrated BIG TIME, y'all...by spending the morning in the endoscopy center! Yes, that's right: I made my husband take me to get an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy on his birthday (Happy Birthday, Alex - love, Crohn's) #youknowyoureoldandmarriedwhen
But in my defense, I still managed to rally afterward and make him a huge batch of my signature chocolate-chip cookies and go with him to the Florida/South Carolina basketball game (where I wore orange and blue and he wore garnet and black, of course). My Gators won, but just barely!
FIVE. Speaking of Gators, I really enjoyed getting to see my boys in town this week and with a W, no less. Although I'm usually a faithful Gamecock wife, I can't deny my alma mater! Gator basketball is so fun to watch and I just adore Billy Donovan. We don't have the best team this year, but I still think we have a lot of potential. The season's just getting warmed up!