After my delicious lunch the day only got better. After lunch I made a trip to Trader Joe’s to shop for a work party this afternoon.
My row at work (the third row) hosted a “block party” at 4:03 p.m. to celebrate the arrival of some new faces to our area (not new to the agency, just people moving around). As part of the shuffle, we negotiated a small budget for a small party to introduce our new group and had a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Obviously, I volunteered to coordinate food (although I must point out that I did NOT add the orange popcorn to the spread). I made peanut butter chocolate chip bars and then got lots of good snacks from Trader Joe’s.
The boys handled the booze. Typical. I’m pretty sure we had at least six varieties of beer and a pretty stocked bar.
We had a nice turnout and I think we inspired other groups to host “block parties” throughout the summer!
Since the studio is closed for a few days, I didn’t have to teach yoga tonight. I planned on visiting another studio to practice but got caught up at work socializing and cleaning up after our party and missed class. I hadn’t practiced since last Friday and was anxious to get on my mat.
So when I got home I took my mat and iPod dock outside and did a home practice. I was hoping that I could get my sweat on since it was 90 degrees today but by the time I got out there it was cooler and breezy and nothing close to the heat of the studio. I still very much enjoyed my practice and ended it with lots of hip openers. Long holds in pigeon, double pigeon and a four-minute frog. The only downside to the outdoor practice was a few mosquito bites but overall it was great!
Dinner was a random creation from the fridge/pantry. Penne with peas, spinach, sundried tomatoes and parmesan. Arugula salad on the side.
Thursday is my last day at work before a four-day weekend. I’m taking Friday off to visit my grandmother! What are your plans for the long weekend?