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August 16th, 2015:

Day 77/90 – Suzie Housewife Day

Day 77 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? I treated myself to a Suzie Housewife Day!

This is what Rosie did most of the time while I was being productive today - except when I got too close to her with the vacuum.

This is what Rosie did most of the time while I was being productive today – except when I got too close to her with the vacuum.

A Suzie Housewife Day is a day I get to be mellow, stay home, and do chores. It may sound boring, but it’s quite relaxing. The day started out with a 4-mile run just after sunrise. It’s been so hot in Phoenix, I was soaked with sweat by the end of it. And I was tired again, so I laid down on the floor next to Rosie who was crashed out in her bed and I fell asleep for 45 minutes. I guess Rosie didn’t appreciate me napping so close to her because she had moved to another room by the time I woke up again.

I took a shower and put on a fresh tank top and oversized pajama pants and started working around the condo. I got quite a bit done:

  • Did laundry
  • Balance my checkbook
  • Paid bills
  • Vacuumed the floors
  • Cleaned dishes
  • Brushed Rosie
  • Boiled chicken for Rosie (Yes, my dog gets chopped chicken with her kibble at every meal. She’s spoiled.)
  • Made chickpeas and veggies to have over rice for lunch at work this week (It’s a recipe from the Star Trek Cookbook.)
  • Did my weekly strength test (I’m up to 30 consecutive push-ups!)

In between all of this, I was binge watching the routines from the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships. Both the men and women’s teams look awesome this year. I’m started to get excited for next year’s Olympics.

Even though I was pretty productive, it was a restful day. I didn’t feel pressured to do anything. I just whatever I wanted to do next. It feels good to get things prepared for the upcoming week.

In case you missed it: Day 76 of the 90 Days of Awesome – I had an awesome dinner at Oden’s house with friends!

Day 76/90 – Dinner at Oden’s

Day 76 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? I got to have dinner with friends at Oden’s house.

Love this photo of Oden and me (Photo by Sheila Dee, used with permission)

Love this photo of Oden and me (Photo by Sheila Dee, used with permission)

I know Oden through Ignite Phoenix and Improv AZ. She’s freakin’ awesome. She is a self-proclaimed “Jewish mother” and somebody I can always count on. With one friend visiting from out of state and another friend recently moving back to the Phoenix area, Oden had a group of us over to her house for dinner.

It was a fantastic evening filled with good food and laughter. Oden cooked up a storm, including pulled pork, cheesy polenta, and homemade white chocolate ice cream for dessert. Everything was so good, and it was so great to see so many of my friends.

I also fell in love with one of Oden’s cats. His name is Broken – because he has a crick in his tail. He is an attention-loving talkative older cat – complete with a deep loud old-cat voice. He was so cute.

I left feeling stuffed, happy, and lucky to have so many awesome friends in my life.

In case you missed it: Day 75 of the 90 Days of Awesome – I got a tour of the Fox 10 Phoenix TV station.