Sunday, June 27, 2010

Extended Day Off: Give away on Monday

I had such a good time Friday, I extended my day off through the weekend! So, I'll be back to work on Monday.

I want to stop in to let you all know that Adnan Mahmutovic's new book "Thinner Than a Hair" is released and he is on Blog Tour. So tomorrow, I am going to have some sort of Give Away. Adnan is a beautiful writer and a good friend. He's a "Bosnian turned Swede" and teaches at the University of Sweden.

Friday I jogged/ran 5 1/2 miles- my personal best! That set up the day for energy, and calorie deficits *laughing* Then GMR and I drove to Asheville where we ate lunch at Atlantic Bread Company - they have sandwiches with fresh "homemade" bread and with all its windows, it's a nice bright place to eat. After that, we tooled around here and there; I touched and oohed and ahhed over things and here and there purchased a little something or other. We then drove back to Haywood County and to Main Street Waynesville, where we walked around the sweet little main street; I had my Ketel One and tonic and something else to eat. We tottered around; I admired this/that. We then drove out of our way to the Dairy Queen because all those commercials about Blizzards had me wanting one - I ate an entire Strawberry Cheesequake Blizzard: it had chunks of strawberry and cheesecake in it! It was worth the "ohhhhh my gawd I'm gonna be sick" feeling *haw*

My day off sounds pretty durn boring, but it was just that "tootle around as we go, la la la tee dah" feeling that I needed.

I fiddle dee dee'd around yesterday, too. And today I'm going to la tee dah again today. I think this extended "day off" will refresh me for the work I need to do next week. Ahhh!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Adnan and I will see you tomorrow where I'll figure out what to do for the book give aways. I have a copy of Adnan's "Thinner" and I'm considering pairing it with another book or books.

Now, on to finish my coffee...ahhhh.

What are you doing this weekend? Relaxing or working?

(photo image - my brother Tommy's and my shadows)


Marisa Birns said...

It is always wonderful to fiddle dee dee and to la tee dah now and again. Quite refreshing for body and mind.

And Dairy Queen! Yum!

I spent a week at Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks region. Beautiful area with warmish days and nights cold enough to need a fire in the large stone fireplace.

Now I've returned to DC where it is to be 98 degrees today! Wow.

I am going to Asheville in August so I will look for that Atlantic Bread Company when there. And I look forward to tootle around. :)

Deb Shucka said...

What a wonderful way to spend time - just following your desires where they lead.

Linda Leschak said...

No better way to spend an extended day off than doing the things that make you happy! I'm trying to get into the habit of taking every day off . . . or at least immerse myself in that kind of mindset whilst going about the business of life.

Glynis said...

I poodle about on a daily basis. I never know whether I will be speaking Greek, English or a mime act of both.
I love it when life slows us down, so we can ooh, and aah. Keep enjoying your relax time, Kathryn.

Karen said...

Sounds like you had an ahhhhhsome weekend. I went to the Tampa Bay Rays game with some friends. Thank goodness we won that one...Enjoy your day!

jeannette said...

Hey Kathryn,
What are weekends for?? You won't see me workin! Just kidding. When one is one's own boss, one can have a weekend in the middle of the week -that's exactly what I like about being one's own boss :)

Nice of you to introduce your friend Adnan -hope you'll get to meet him in person sometime though!

Debra said...

Your Blizzard comments had me laughing out loud!

I've worked this weekend...detox and drama...