Anyway, I enjoyed the walk in the park, the people were super nice and I especially enjoyed the company of a lovely little lady from Taiwan, Kang (sounds like kong). She was so excited every time we saw a berry or a pretty flower. She spotted the gorgeous passion flower above right outside the zoo. I really appreciated her positive attitude and grateful demeanor. People like that are so enjoyable to spend time with. This week I had a conflict with a friend and it's been weighing heavy on my mind. I really dislike being out of harmony, it's like it throws my balance off. I'm not sure that this issue will be resolved anytime soon, so I need to find some peace with it. Perhaps in the mean time I will do my best to emulate Kang and get excited about the small stuff through out the day.
Today was a long day of training off-site at an extension office for the University of Missouri. I'm taking an intermediate Access course and it's a bit of a snooze fest. Informative, but not the most thrilling topic. Fortunately, they are generous with breaks and there's free coffee. After work I went and got my hair trimmed for the first time in 6 months. Nothing new style-wise really, just freshened up! I like it, it's almost exactly the same as before minus 2 inches of severely split ends!
Tonight was a fun time, I belong to a crafters professional organization and we had a meet and greet for the new members. We met at a gelato place near my house and I got to have dinner with my bestie beforehand (who makes awesome sewn goods for the whole family, go check her out http://www.zenbotbaby.com/). We went to a fabulous Vietnamese place and I had a chicken dish in a most delicious brown garlic sauce that was so good I wanted to lick my plate. I seriously considered it, but it was a full house. Afterwards at the gelato place I was really tempted to chow down on some gelato, but I ordered a sugar-free latte instead. I had rice noodles with dinner, which is pretty carby and I also had some dark chocolate so I'd pretty much maxed out on "treats" for the day. The get together was really fun, it was nice to sit around and gab with friends old and new.
Instead of boring you with the list of crap I ate today, how about I just give it a grade. I'd say today was a C+. Not awful, but there was certainly room for improvement. No exercise for today, I'm in recovery mode. Tomorrow I'll hit the elliptical at the gym.
Yaaaaaaaaaawwwwn... time for this girl to head to bed. I have another full day of training tomorrow and I should probably attempt to stay awake the whole time! I hope you had a great day today and an even better one tomorrow!