I’m happily enjoying my last day off work before heading back tomorrow! The extended holiday vacation is quickly winding down!
I slept in this morning, skipping my planned trip to hot yoga. Instead, I fought off the beginnings of a migraine. Fortunately, it went away quite quickly and I’m feeling much better now!
Since I woke up late, I bypassed breakfast. My sister, Kris, and I had lunch plans and we ended up going to the Olive Garden. Yep, third day of the Eat in Month Challenge and I already ate out. Honestly, my ultimate goal is to eat out much less than normal. I’d love to stick to the only one time a month, but I don’t know if that’s realistic. One day at a time.
So for today, Olive Garden, it is. I started with a bowl of minestrone. There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day, no?
I had planned on getting the soup, salad, and breadsticks combo, but the ravioli di portabella caught my eye, particularly the sun dried tomato sauce.
It was absolutely delicious. I used a breadstick to sop up every bit of sauce. It was that good. It was actually my second breadstick of the meal. I had one with the soup, too. I don’t know what they put on them, but they’re addicting. Before I started eating better, I would eat four or five in a sitting! Okay, sometimes, I’m still tempted to do that.
After lunch, we headed over to the mall for a bit. How wonderful it was to not have the insane crowds! The mall at the holidays is, I think, a slight preview of what hell must be like. I worked retail one holiday season and that was more than enough for my liking!
Time to go do a little more relaxing! I plan to soak up every second of this break I can!