Today is one I'm calling an ultimate summer break. And I didn't even spend time laying in the sun/swimming in water.
But that didn't even matter.
I may have mentioned before that my uncle is visiting for a few weeks from Finland. Which is kind of a long ways from here.
As a part of his trip to the states, he always tries to do a little shopping. My dad (this uncle is his brother) comes from a family of large (giant) men. At 6'7", my dad is the shortest brother. Ridiculous.
Needless to say, it's always a little difficult for them to find clothing that fits well.
To "help" him with his shopping goals, my parents and I took him to the outlets just north of Seattle. Today was supposed to be a record-breaker in terms of heat and I could imagine no better way of spending it than popping in and out of air conditioned stores.
Prior to shopping, we ensured high energy levels by taking a meal at a wonderful italian restaurant. My mom and I shared a cranberry mimosa salad with pistachios, and a pizza. I will definitely have to recreate that sometime.
At the outlets, I "helped" my uncle at Banana Republic. All their dresses were 40% off. I went a little crazy, but in a very cute way.
Plus, the new apparel was a motivator for getting me to the gym this evening when we made it home. That and the fact that 90-ish degrees is a little too warm for an outdoor run. I just had not consumed enough water for that kind of exertion.
Now I'm home, sweating and satisfied, sipping on a Corona with lime.
It's a good day. In every way except in terms of my bank account.
And maybe if I get my act together I might even get some pictures of my dresses up on the blog in the coming days.
Don't count on it.