I’m generally fine at getting out of the house at night, thankfully. I usually have plans with friends a few nights a week, which certainly keeps my sanity intact.
Last night, Samantha invited me and a few other people over for a chocolate-tasting party. Um, twist my arm.
This is what good nights are made of.
Ghiardelli sent her the chocolate to host a wine and chocolate party. It was all dark chocolate, which is my favorite. When I was losing weight, I usually had a few pieces of dark chocolate every night right before bed as a treat. (Now my treats are oh, just a little bigger.)
We sampled both the 60% cacao and the 86% cacao dark chocolates. The 60% was good, but I liked the 86% much better because it was so strong. I really only needed a few squares of it, although I did have more for quality control. You know, to make sure each piece was as good as the last. You were technically supposed to pair the 86% with red wine, but I prefer white, so I drank it with white, too. Samantha even followed the suggested food pairings, serving pretzels and caramel popcorn on the side.
She had a pumpkin plant! Isn’t this cute??
Thanks for having me!
More Good Things!
I went to the doctor this morning for my knee.
She said it was definitely runner’s knee.
No, I didn’t miscategorize this. This is a good thing. There’s not something worse with my knee, and she thinks I will be okay for the marathon, so long as the pain doesn’t get worse. She prescribed me 4-6 weeks physical therapy, which means that I can even continue to rehab my knee after the marathon. I actually sort of like PT because I get to get stronger and learn more exercises.
I had a little time to kill, so I stopped at a diner and got some eggs. And bacon. Bacon is good.
Afterwards, I went over to Junior League for a networking event. In addition to our work in the community, one of the great things we do is train our volunteers with professional and leadership skills. I’ll post more about this later, but it was a really interesting session that left me feeling recharged about my job search.
I also have some fun weekend plans coming up: Junior League party Friday night, wine tour Saturday, long run Sunday.
What’s good for you right now?