Spring Break Indulgences

March 9, 2011

Usually during my breaks from school, I’m running around like a mad-woman trying to get as much as humanly possible done: cleaning, laundry, running errands, paying bills. . . .you know, all the fun stuff! 😉

However, during this break, I feel like I’ve really had a chance to relax and do some things that I don’t normally have the time to do. 🙂

Things I have indulged in so far this week:

Sleeping

I’ve been sleeping in to a whopping 6:30 a.m. 😕 I guess that’s what happens when your body is used to waking up at 5 a.m. Ah well, at least I am not waking up to an alarm clock.

Hot Breakfasts

I love making hot breakfasts for Craig and myself. . . . pancakes, French toast, oatmeal!

Watching the Morning News on TV

After breakfast, I love being able to sit down on the couch, watch The Early Show, and read blogs. . . . .a perfect morning in my book!

Watching Movies

Okay, so I’ve only watched one movie, but that’s an accomplishment for me.

I am ashamed to say that this was the first time I’ve seen The Notebook. I’m not one to stay up on the latest and greatest films.

Shopping

I really enjoy shopping but rarely have the time to go on my weekends, so I’ve hit up a couple of consignment stores and the mall today. I have yet to purchase anything, but I guess that’s not always a bad thing.

Don’t mind the super dirty snow. Everywhere you go during this time of the year looks like that: “snirt” (as my aunt called it) = snow + dirt!

Free Doughnuts and Coffee

What more can I say?

Baking/Cooking

I actually have time to make things like this Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter from Ashley at Edible Perspective (Recipe can be found here.)

A little time consuming, but super delicious!

Evening Relaxation

Usually during the evenings, I’m running around trying to get everything done before the next day starts, but now I actually have time to sit down on the couch to watch TV with Craig.

One of his favorite shows.

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Dessert Twice a Day

Usually, I only have dessert once a day—in the evenings—because I know I don’t need two desserts in one day. However, during break, it is nice to indulge in a little something sweet after lunch as well. 😉

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Today’s run was one that I would rather forget. I’m not sure what the deal was, but I did not feel so good during my 5 mile run.

Possible causes to feeling like I had lead in my stomach and legs with no juice:

– eating too much for breakfast.

I was starving when I woke up, but it may have been too much before heading out for a run.

– not waiting long enough after having breakfast.

Usually I wait 2 – 3 hours after eating breakfast, but I was out the door within 1.5 hours of eating.

– drinking hot water with lemon juice.

The acid from the lemon maybe had a negative effect on my stomach??

– The air was really cold and had a pungent gasoline order in the air. I’m not sure what it was from, but it was awful!

Anyway, whatever it was, I am glad it was only 5 miles, and I’m hoping tomorrow’s run goes a lot better.

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Question

What would your indulgences be if you had a break from school or work?

14 Comments
    1. My indulgence is staying in my pjs for awhile and watching lots of Food Network! My spring break is in two weeks, and I can hardly wait!

    1. Your spring break sounds so wonderful! I feel like I have so much in common with you as I would probably be doing the exact same things you are if I was on spring break right now.

      What did you think of the Notebook? I hate to admit it as it’s kind of cliche, but I adore it.

      If I had a break right now my indulgence would probably be a big bowl of froyo and maybe a full body massage :D.

    1. I LOVE lazy mornings when I don’t have to work! My mom is a teacher and currently on her way to visit me because she has a few days off. I’ll definitely be enjoying her desire to indulge with many sweet treats and good eats.

    1. What a cute post. Sounds like you had an awesome spring break! Love the donut coupon photo! 🙂 Glad you liked the almond butter…definitely time consuming, but worth it!

    1. I kind of a routine similar to yours. Get up, enjoy a nice home cooked breakfast (pancakes because I never have time to make them) work out, take a long hot bath, watch Rachel Ray, drink coffee and lay around till lunch. Usually in the afternoon I wonder around and run errands or go shopping. I love having “me” time!

    1. i have next week off and i can’t wait! though i really need to get schoolwork done (because it’ll make the next 4-6 wks insanely better if i actually am somewhat productive), i do plan on spending time hanging out at a coffee shop, driving a few hours to see my friend for the day (haven’t seen her in more than a year!), and relaxing at home in my pjs 🙂

    1. It looks a lot nicer there than here! It still looks and feels like winter! And, a big snow/rain storm is coming our way soon.

      1. It has been sunny during the day and warming up to the 30s, but the mornings are still wicked cold–as in 8 degrees this morning!!

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