I have a confession to make. You see, Todd and I gave up ice cream for Lent. This is a huge struggle for me because I love ice cream. It’s also a huge challenge for me because ice cream seems to be taunting me. Last weekend in Chicago, the restaurant my sister and I had dinner at had a dessert that included salted caramel ice cream, I couldn’t wait to try it…until I realized I’d have to wait until Easter. The next day, we went to a grocery store that was giving away free samples of the most amazing sounding Nice Cream.
Lavender Vanilla AND Carrot Cake!? Oh my gosh, they all sounded amazing, but I resisted.
And then at brunch the next morning, a case of Palazzolo’s Gelato – my favorite!
All of those beautiful gelatos and still I resisted.
Then, today at work, my friend Mary brought me a cup of pomegranate frozen yogurt. With sprinkles.
Frozen yogurt isn’t technically ice cream, right? Yes. I ate this. Every last spoonful. Todd told me it was okay but that I was walking a fine line – I’m so dangerous! Thank you, Mary, for the fro yo and for never making me feel guilty when I’m in the mood to push the limits.
As soon as I left work, I headed to the jeweler to pick…(drum roll please!)…Todd’s wedding band! That’s right, I got his and mine will be ready to pick up on Saturday so we’re almost as good as man and wife. What a crazy feeling! Todd tried it on when I got home and we both had a moment of mild freak out because it is weird to see a ring on a finger that has never worn one before. A good kind of weird though, only 38 days until that ring will become a permanent fixture on Todd’s left hand.
While I was at the mall I did a little browsing for myself and, even though I tried to resist, I ended up at J. Crew. I can’t help myself, I love their clothes and almost always walk away with something new. Today was no different, I found a cute little sundress that I can wear on our Mexican honeymoon.
¿Te gusta? (Notice my new bag in the corner, fun!)
After the mall, I rushed over to the Funky Buddha for a Shake your Asana class. I love this class! They play music the whole time and Cindy, the instructor, really gets us sweating and does a great job of keeping it interesting and stretching us out.
I dragged my sweaty self home after class and made a quick dinner. Just a can of soup, bagel crisps and some cheese. Nothing fancy but I was loving my Chicken Tuscany soup!
After a day of work, running some errands and powering through a Shake your Asana class I am one tired girl. Thank goodness that the Top Chef: All Stars season finale is on right now. I love this show! It’s the perfect way to relax on a Wednesday night.
Did you give anything up for Lent?
Have you had any moments of weakness if you did?