This weekend was a much needed break after finally finishing a big project at work. I didn't realize how stressed I had been until the sense of relief that it was over came over me this weekend. I can feel my stomach unclenching, my body is less achey, and a sense of lightness that I haven't felt in weeks is back. I'm starting to feel like myself again. It. Feels. So. Good. I really believe you need to celebrate things like this and give yourself time to recoupe. That is exactly what I did this weekend!
The weekend started friday with an excellent dinner with some friends we haven't seen in a while. Of course there were some celebratory drinks to it being friday and the big project being over! Saturday was a Tom and I day. With all that's been going on we haven't had much time to ourselves and I personally felt like my mind had been so fixated on work lately that I hadn't been fully present when we were together. Now that I was coming back to myself, I wanted to have some quality time with Tom. (Not to mention letting him know how much I appreciate him and how he helped me keep it together during the stress!)
So we finally went to a place in Philadelphia that we've been wanting to check out for a while, The Franklin Fountain. It's an old fashioned ice cream parlour that hand makes the ice cream on site and takes serious pride in the presentation of their concoctions! I had the Mt. Vesuvius and Tom had the Franklin Mint. Both were about the size of our heads and beyond delicious. Check out this Man vs Food episode to see more! It was soooo worth it! Then we went next door and checked out Shane Confectionary. It's an old fashioned candy shoppe! So much sweet goodness topped off by a delightfully cool fall day. I'm so great-full for such a wonderful, relaxing, revitalizing weekend and time to catch up with my guy!
Don't forget to celebrate your accomplishments (big and small) and take time to take care of yourself! What did you celebrate this weekend? Did you take time to catch up with yourself or someone you care about?