seriously overdid it on t-day. beau and i had only had a piece of ezekiel toast before hosting all the yogis at tranquil space on t-day, then drove out to WV where his parents were waiting for us and prepping a yummy meal. had a few servings of veggie stuffing that was so divine i went back to the kitchen to get more, noshed on my fave crescent rolls, mashed potatoes, jelled cranberry sauce, and a faux chicken filet which sent me over the edge.
i literally couldn't move. had to rest on the couch for a few hours and beau took the first photo of me in pain asking him if i needed to go to the hospital. he assured me that i would be ok and to let things settle. oh. my. goodness. then sir louis came up, sat behind me and put his paw over my shoulder. cutest thing ever. next he decided to nap on me. too cute. i was finally able to move a couple hours later and to have pumpkin pie friday morning for breakfast. oh my. this hasn't happened to me since an olive garden overindulgence years ago when visiting my parents in oklahoma. i get so excited over my favorite foods and forget about portions. hope you all were a bit more controlled!
we had a lovely time yesterday relaxing around the cabin and headed to panorama on the peak for some yummy local, organic dining. i savored a poached pear salad, goat cheese ravioli, wild berry pie with lemon crust a la mode, and peppermint tea. if you're ever out near berkley springs, wv, visit this amazing restaurant. we then watched 4 christmases while noshing on freshly-popped popcorn. total treat. super cute movie if you haven't seen it.
while browsing amazon.com late last night i came across the index, table of contents, back cover, and inside peek of tranquilista. so exciting! it's fun to see the work of the last 1.5 years come together in tangible form. the index is a great touch my publisher added and i hope it will assist readers with locating their favorite topics and ideas. you can preorder signed copies at tranquilista.com. the book will be out late january/early february. thanks for all your support around it - i'm very excited to share it with you!
today reality kicks in as i have TONS of graduate school work to do: presentation on monday, papers due on monday, 15-page final papers due in two weeks, lots of reading. think i may savor a hot bath, yoga practice, nap, and then dive in. gotta be well rested, right? or am i procrastinating. hmmm.
wishing you a beautiful holiday weekend. may you indulge in portion control (ah!), get your holiday shopping done early, savor the scents of pine, berries, and peppermint, and enjoy time with loved ones.