Saturday was a super-busy day for me, and I’m thankful that I had an open Sunday available to recover.
I started off my morning at Jenny, as I do on Saturday mornings. This Saturday was a little bit different though. My JCC Amalia… well, it was her last day. I knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any more fun. The great news is that we were able to visit one last time (officially) and that we’ll be able to keep in touch as she moves onto her new job, etc.
What do you bring your Jenny Craig counselor on their last day? Well, if you’re me…. you bring a bag of really yummy trail mix.
I feel like there’s been so many times I’ve made things that I’ve meant to bring to Amalia to try, so why not do it on her last day! Tune in Wednesday for how to make this yummy trail mix for yourself!
I actually didn’t weigh this week. Two reasons: 1) I’d been fighting a cold this week and eating foods that made me feel better (not terrible choices, just not watching like I usually do) and 2) I was also wearing jeans and regular clothes… I didn’t want them to inflate the scale. Will be checking back in with my new JCC next week. Excited to see what the scale looks like then.
After my visit to Jenny, I headed north to get my hair done! Why is getting your hair done just the BEST THING EVER!? It is for me… My hair seems to grow pretty fast, so getting those roots touched up is important! So, I made the trip to see Meggan to get things taken care of.
I also went a LOT darker this time around… I guess it’s getting into the wintery season, so it seems natural to go darker (and toward my more natural color)… but after 24 hours, I’m pretty sure we’ll be going LIGHTER again next time. 99% sure of it… I miss the brightness that the light colors bring, but here’s what it looks like now. It will grow on me over the next few weeks, surely.
Here’s where the day got interesting. After my hair appointment, it was time to head off to Denver International Airport. I was taking a day trip to…. Colorado Springs!
Wow, if you’re at all familiar with Colorado, you might be scratching your head right now. I mean, Colorado Springs is only 45 minutes from Denver by car. Why the heck would I be flying there?
With my job change this year and my traveling MUCH less than I used to in the past, I am still working on getting my airline status renewed for the year… and after looking at all my remaining flights for the year, I was just TWO flights short of hitting Summit status on Frontier Airlines, my airline of choice. So, rather than losing that status, I purchased a ticket during a killer sale they were running, and flew from Denver to Colorado Springs to Denver again… in a period of about an hour and a half.
I weighed my options and decided that this would be a good idea, as having status saves me SO MUCH money in bag fees and (mostly) change fees. I like to change my mind a lot… and being a Summit flyer gives me free flexibility, where the average customer has to pay $150 to make a change in the form of a change fee.
The flight was so short that there was no time for a nap, and not even enough time to turn on our portable electronic devices or to enjoy a tasty beverage on the airline. Thankfully, I had brought some magazines with me… because plan A was to read a book on my iPad, and I wasn’t even able to turn that on. Flytime once we hit the appropriate elevation (which was LOW) was only 15 minutes.
After landing back in Denver, I raced home. I was ready to be home and cozy. And, I decided to make a killer sandwich for dinner, one that was inspired by a local restaurant.
How about a BEET SANDWICH? Watercourse Foods has very possibly the best vegetarian food in the city, and they serve up a beet sandwich they call the Champ. Saturday night, I successfully recreated the Champ at home and loved it so much it became dinner on Sunday night as well!
Imagine roasted beets, spinach, yellow peppers, red onions, and a yummy Greek yogurt sauce… all on artisan bread. Uh-mazing!
After all that, it’s hard to believe that the weekend has past by so quickly. A lot of hustle and bustle on Saturday and some good times with friends on Sunday, and just like that, we’re back to Monday morning.
Hope you had a good weekend, my dears! Get ready for some great recipes this week!
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