On the Go and a Birthday

by Jillian on March 11, 2013 · 6 comments

The last week and a half have been a whirlwind, and I can only prepare for next week, when I will be travelling yet again for work.

I last left off when I was packing for Italy. The trip only had me away from Thursday night until Monday evening, but between the time change and lack of sleep, it felt a lot longer! The headquarters of the company I work for is in Italy. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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Most of the time was spent either in presentations, touring the headquarters…

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eating in their on-site cafe with many healthy options, or on an espresso break.

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Not much exercise happened being that our days lasted up to 15 hours. We did, however, find a quaint little yoga studio on the first night. It was kind of funny trying to take yoga from an Italian speaking teacher, but it was just what I needed after  8.5 hours on a plane!

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That clears up why I didn’t blog from Friday through Tuesday (jet lagged), but what about the rest? Well, I finally got back to the office on Wednesday which was the same day Joe’s new restaurant openend. Which also, is the same day I started to get sick again. I was under the weather for a week before I left for Italy, and of course with about 12 hours of sleep total in 4 nights, I got sick again!

I can honestly say there were more than a few days in the last week and a half where I didn’t have a minute to breathe, let alone blog. It’s crazy, sometimes I forget how regimened I am when I’m not on the go for days straight. For the last 10 days I haven’t meal planned, worked out (aside from 2 short workouts), cleaned, paid bills, or shopped. The house is a mess, I have to buy lunch this week, I have the longest to do list ever, and I feel so out of routine. However, it sort of feels liberating to just forget everything for a while an live in the moment. I barely slept in Italy, I slept too much this weekend while being sick, and I ordered a ton of take-out but sometimes you have to just go with it.

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I helped Joe out as much as I could on Wednesday and Thursday night.

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Yes, there is a mechanical bull. I remember over a year ago when Joe first said he was going to have a bull, and now here it is! I am so proud of him – the town is responding really well and it’s such a fun atmosphere!

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I spent the remainder of Friday through today trying to fight off this sickness, and not really paying much attention to what I eat. It’s basically been soup, tea, and a lot of sweets. I know I should probably focus on eating a lot of vegetables in order to get better, but when I’m sick I crave bread, carbs, chocolate, and basically anything else that’s brown (almost, ha, sorry I’m 5). Anyway, I’ve been eating a lot of escarole & bean soup and taking echinacea pills, so that counts.

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At least Gus has been keeping me company, and bathing in front of me apparently.

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Love this little feline, fur ball, fur bag, Gustavio, le paw…. if you didn’t get what was just happening, Joe and I have already geeked out and made a ton of nicknames for him.

PS. I just made bread that tastes JUST like Ezekiel cinnamon raison english muffins (more on that later). I’ll be saving a lot of money from now on!

PSS. I am LOVING the later daylight. Getting home from work when it’s still light out is glorious – hello evening outdoor runs!

PSSS. One of my fire alarms is beeping for a battery change and I cannot for the life of me pinpoint which one it is. Am I the only one?

This is it, I promise: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!

This is her and I last year at her surprise party that I planned! :)

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jen March 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Is that yellow top from Forever? I think I have the same one :)
Hope you feel better! xo

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2 Jillian March 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

haha yes, it is…

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3 De @ Cooking for the Other Half March 12, 2013 at 9:41 am

Your cat is adorable and that mechanical bull looks like fun!!! Also I love Ezekiel cinnamon raisin english muffins so I am hoping you’ll post your bread recipe! :)

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4 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

Okay, seriously…I LOVE your socks! I am obsessed with animal print :).

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5 Patricia March 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

Congrats to Joe! That is very exciting!
And the meal last year for your mom’s birthday was awesome!!

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