Cause You’ve Got to Have Friends

And now I am quoting Bette Midler. But, really, it’s been true for me lately. Chris has been working on super overtime (he literally slept at his office on Sunday and is off to Miami for work today) so it’s just been Hadley and I for the last two weeks or so at home. That is why it’s so nice for me to have friends to hang out with while my boyfriend is busy being a lawyer.

Last night, I was lucky enough to hang out with some of those friends. Sorry about not posting in the evening, but I got home pretty late and then Chris finally showed his face, so we had quick catch-up-it’s-good-to-see-you-are-still-alive time. Anyways, this is how my day after work went yesterday: I left work and it was still actually light out! That is the best healthy boost I can get – sunlight! I know that by the time I made it home from work it was dark, but just that little time in the sun rejuvenated me and made me feel like I could do something other than lie under the covers when I got home. 

So, when I first got home, I did lie under the covers. But, just for a little bit – I am in the midst of vacation planning, so I wanted to check out the daily specials. When I was done, Hadley and I were productive. We went to the library to drop off some books and then headed over to the bigger dog park. Normally, I take him to the littler one in our area, but today it was nicer out, so I figured the extra walk to the bigger one would be fun. Hadley was so happy to have the space to run around in, you could literally see him smiling (I swear, the dog smiles). He is a small guy – around 25lbs -, but he loves to play with the big guys and immediately made friends with both a 90lb lab and a 200lb small bear. It was amusing to watch.

After the dog park, Hadley was ready for a nap and I was ready to head over to my friend Melissa’s. Melissa, Cheryl, and I had a lovely girl’s night while enjoying food from potentially my favorite chain restaurant, Bertucci’s. Bertucci’s aka the Tuc has a soft spot in my heart. There was one right off campus at my undergrad that took our college cash cards, so my friends and I went several times monthly. Nothing is as good as a warm roll from the Tuc. I haven’t been to one in over a year, and had no clue there was one by Melissa, so I was really excited when she mentioned we could order food from there. I’m not going to lie, I went a little over board enjoying the Tuc last night and found myself eating two slices of pizza, salad, and a delicious roll. Good thing I can do a little bit of working out now! Since I’m used to having Chris around the apartment, but have been “on my own” lately with just Hadley, it was so nice to see friends on a week night. We are planning on making it a weekly thing!

I love you.

 Also, I am planning on buying new running sneaks today. Does anyone have any sneaker recs for a person with bad knees? They will be used mainly on a treadmill/elliptical and for gym classes. Hopefully when it’s spring, I can convince my knees that they can also run outside a little, too.

Do you go out with friends on “school nights”? When you do, does it always feel extra special?

10 responses to “Cause You’ve Got to Have Friends

  1. OMG I miss the tuc so much right now. Its snowing like crazy and I’m stranded on my hill -I would love to have some of those delicious rolls and pizza 🙂 Glad you had a good time out with Melissa and Cheryl!

  2. Mmm Bertucci’s! Last time I went there was 4th of July, 2008 in DC. I remember the bread being amazing!!

  3. My knees always have problems. I run in Asics, the gel series with the cushioning support–they aren’t heavy at all, but they have enough cushioning that they help me!

  4. I don’t usually go out during the week, but on the rare occasion I do, I really enjoy seeing my friends. I especially love when I can tackle two things and see my friends and workout with them too!

    • I love working out with friends, too. I used to do that all the time in school, but I find it much harder now that hardly anyone lives in walking distance by me. Maybe when it’s nicer weather out I will be more inclined to travel to them to workout. Do you find you have that problem, too? How do you work it out?

  5. So glad you had a nice time with Mel and Cheryl. I too enjoy Bertuccis and it makes me a little sad because that is where you , Corey and I would often go for dinner. Miss those days SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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