Monday and all things marvelous – I’m welcoming you with open arms today.
Thanks to Diva Katie for hosting MIMM, and for reminding us to focus on the marvelous parts of life. Just what I need today after my weekend. This past weekend I went out both nights, which I hardly ever do. It was marvelous in the sense that I visited with many of my friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in a very long time. There were numerous adult beverages consumed (and good friends to do the driving – safety first!), but alcohol definitely takes a toll on me, both my mind and body. I was tired, cranky, irritable, and just in a bad mood – a rarity for me.
I never sleep as well after a night out, so some drinks and less than par sleep left me feeling not so hot on Saturday and Sunday. I got a couple mini sweat sessions in to try to help, and I’m sure they did, but I was still in a funk. Both days I consumed a REBOOTizer that I received from the Summit.
REBOOTizer claims to boost your body’s fight against free radicals at peak times such as after food or drink indulgences. I was definitely in need both mornings. The packet is neat in that all you do is squeeze the water up to break the seal, shake it until the powder dissolves, and tear it open to consume.
I was dragging all day on Saturday and not in the best of moods, but Jonny and I went out to dinner at a local cafe with tasty salad and pizza.
Even though I still wasn’t feeling up to par, after dinner I met a friend out since we had made plans and I didn’t want to bail. It was good to visit, and I was thoroughly exhausted by the time I got home. My mood was still a bit blue on Sunday, but we were going over to my grandparents’ for a family gathering. I made an appetizer to share which ended up being a major hit: Pepperoni Pizza Puffs by The Lean Green Bean.
Made with turkey pepperoni, whole wheat flour, egg, milk, and mozzarella, these were super easy to make. I actually had to borrow a mini-muffin tray from a friend and it had just 12 cups. The recipe made 24 puffs, but I doubled it. The first two batches that went in the oven I used the mini-muffin tray. I got impatient at the end, and just plopped the batter down on a cookie sheet, so I could bake the last batch together. They didn’t make the cute little puffs; instead, they made pizza cookies which still got eaten.
When I was with my family, my mood instantly began to lift. Itz hard not to since almost all the great-grandchildren were present: 8 boys and 1 girl (missing 1 boy). Trying to get a picture of everyone was a chore, but a comical one yet with all the adults hooping, hollering, singing, and dancing trying to get the babies to look, laugh, and smile for the million cameras.
So fun! And the evening would not be complete if I didn’t make someone try to capture some jumping/handstand/cartwheeling pictures of me.
The iPhone doesn’t take great action photos, but my seester was patient as she snapped away when I tried “just one more time.” By the end of the evening, I was in a far better mood. I’ve been chugging water to help flush the toxins from my body, I went to bed super early (before 9 pm), and I woke up ready to have a marvelous Monday.
Do you feel the effects of adult beverages? How do you snap out of a bad mood?