Can’t Fight The Sunshine

Hey, hey, hey!

Can anyone else believe it is Friday?  I can’t.  I just can’t!  This week went so fast.  Which I ‘spose isn’t a bad thing.

I guess time really does fly when you are having fun because I’ve been loving my schedule lately.  A typical week day for me looks like this:

  • Stumble out of bed at 5:40 AM….not loving life.
  • Finish a 40 minute yoga practice at 6:40 AM….and loving life now!
  • BREAKFAST! and getting ready (I’ve tripped over my hair curler cord twice this week?)
  • Go to school at 8 AM and leave between 3 and 4:30 PM.
  • Go to the gym for a little cardio and Ellen watching…I would run with Hal outside but I’m very cautious wimpy when it comes to running on icy roads!
  • Eat dinner…and some chocolate ;).
  • Procrastinate any homework I have by blogging, painting, watching the office and even unloading the dish washer (whatever it takes)
  • Back in bed with the rest of the worlds senior citizens and kindergarteners around 9:30 PM.

And that’s a typical day in the life of me!  My Thursday followed that routine pretty closely until I got home from school.

It was super sunny outside so I decided against going to a crowded, dark gym and opted for a walk around downtown Missoula!

 

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I bundled up over my “teacher” clothes and set out for a little afternoon adventure.

I had two goals in mind on my walk:

  1. Find a gift for my brothers 18th birthday
  2. Sniff out an awesome desert to split with Halle and Greta after dinner.

I started my walk on a classy note by blasting an upbeat jam by the name of “Call Me Maybe” through my headphones while I walked, and I just couldn’t stop myself from lip sinking along to it in broad daylight.  Good grief.  I have no shame.

The walk was beautiful!  Especially when I got to the bridge, and I simply had to stop to take a picture.

 

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It is truly a miracle I don’t accidentally walk into poles and walls more often because the scenery in Missoula is always so distracting and breathtaking!

First stop : Butterfly Herbs

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I love this place!  The walls are lined with endless varieties  of herbs and teas in huge jars.  There are also lotions, perfumes, chocolates, and cards up for sale.

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While browsing, I knocked over a mint green mug and the loud crash startled the entire store…haha oops!  That was my cue to leave I think.

Next, I stopped in a really cool store called the Runner’s Edge but I couldn’t find/couldn’t afford anything for my brother so I kept on a walking.

And then I remembered that I also was looking for something sweet!

Finally, I found the bakery I was looking for.

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Bernice’s 🙂

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Mmmhmmm.  I know, right?

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After 20 minutes of pacing around the tiny coffee shop bakery, I finally purchased one of the most heavenly baked good’s in all of Missoula.  But, sorry, it’s a surprise 😉

Oh and I bought one of these to eat while I walked.  25 cents for a mini cookies?  Now who in their right mind is going to turn down that.

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The walk across the bridge was just as pretty on the way back!

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My last and final stop was a quirky but awesome little shop called Rockin’ Rudy’s.

Rockin’ Rudy’s is especially great because it’s so close to my house!

But today was rough because I couldn’t find it.

I kid you not, there I stood, standing in the middle of the sidewalk scratching my head and wondering how in the world this store had grown feet and moved.  It was like a game of hide and seek gone terribly wrong.

Thank God for the iPhone.  I google mapped it and found out that a big, annoying building was just blocking my view and that I was a mere 25 seconds away!  Let’s just say I don’t have the best sense of direction…in fact, I probably have the absolute worst.

But, good news, I found my way to the door and ended up finding a really, really great present!

I also ran into a pretty handsome little guy in the store…

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Oh yeah, he was just chilling in the middle of the store.  Only in Missoula friends 😉

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Isn’t he a pretty kitty though?!  He makes me think of my own cat, Molly, who is most likely sleeping/shedding on my pillow as we speak.  What a diva.

But hey, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed tagging along for my Thursday adventure!  In my next post, I hope to talk about the veggie packed dinner I made for my girlfriends and I tonight and the dessert I bought at Bernice’s.  It is so gooooood!  Lauren knows what I’m talking about 🙂

Good night everybody 🙂 I hope the sun comes out for you too so you can break away from the typical winter routine and have a little fun outside!

Just try not to get lost like me and life will be easier 😉

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