What a weekend! I don't know where I got so much energy (coffee would be a good guess), but I packed in a ton of activities.
On Saturday morning I started the day with yoga on the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with my friend LuAnn. On my way home, I stopped off for coffee and a bagel and enjoyed them at home while I read and hung out with the dog and cats.
In the early afternoon I made my way to Greek Fest. I couldn't round up anyone to go with me, so I concentrated on getting in a substantial lunch and trying as many foods as I could. I ended up with chicken souvlaki, rice, green beans, spanakopita and a Greek salad. I was way too full for dessert by the time I finished, so I bought two pieces of baklava to take home. Everything was really tasty.
That brings us to the winner of the cookbook giveaway from last weekend. It was entry #4, Donna from Just Me! It's on its way to her in the mail right now. Congratulations, Donna!
Once I got back from the festival I had more time to chill out at home before I needed to do my cat volunteer shift at the pet store. Toby, Dr. Jones, Trillian, Xena and Velvet got lots of attention this weekend, that's for sure.
After I took care of the adoptable kitties, I headed to Cagey's house for dinner and canasta. My partner was Goofy Girl and we did not ultimately win, but we had one really good winning round out of four. The game lasted until after midnight. It's a good thing we took a coffee and dessert break around 10 p.m.
The next morning Toby woke me up bright and early as usual, which meant that I had no problem getting to my sister's Yoga in the Woods class at Unity Village on time at 9:00 a.m. Here's what the sky looked like from the vantage point of lying on my back on the bridge in the woods:
I couldn't stick around for coffee afterwards, though, because I needed to head to Lawrence, Kansas to meet my aunt for lunch. She treated me to a belated birthday lunch at 715 and we got in a nice chat before I had to meet my book club at another nearby restaurant at 2:00 p.m. By the time book club was over, I'd had a total of three cups of coffee, so although I could have used a nap when I got home, it was not to be.
I had enough time in the evening to have a nice restaurant dinner with my husband and chill out at home a bit before I finally crashed.
So I'm a little behind on sleep this week, but I figure I can make it up by going to bed early each evening. It was worth it!