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Yes, it’s possible to have a healthy weekend and still have fun.  Trust me, because I was once a skeptic like you!  Last weekend, my friend Megan and I ventured to a restaurant that I was confident would work with us to prepare food according to the Advocare cleanse rules (low oil, preferably olive oil, fresh if possible, organic preferred, lots of veggies and fruit, no dairy, no bread, etc.)  Sure enough, Olive, an Urban Dive came through and sitting on their pretty patio, we enjoyed a roasted veggie scramble and a cup of fresh berries – and they didn’t make us feel like we were being annoying or anything.  I absolutely love this place!

After shopping for a while at Second Street Market, we thought about getting some green tea (since coffee is verboten on this diet, sadface).  Ghostlight Coffee brews tea fresh for you and puts it over ice in a mason jar.  It was already too hot to sit on the patio, but lucky for us there was some sort of 90s radio station playing, which was amazing.

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Few are lucky as I to have a friend like Morgan.  She is one of those rare friends with whom I can go 2 years without having a conversation and pick up exactly where we left off without skipping a beat.  She lives in Cleveland and I live in Dayton so we don’t get to hang out as much as I would like and it’s sad because Morgan is pure radiant sunshine and I miss her terribly.

I recently took a vacation day on a random Thursday to relax, recharge, and renew (but not “renew” from Logan’s Run, that would be painful and unnecessary…).  I packed the day with fun things, including a chance afternoon with my friend Morgan.  She and her boyfriend, Michael, came over to see my house and I took them to Ghostlight Coffee because neither had been there before.  We sat down and caught up on eachothers’ [sic – Morgan and I like this word, even if it isn’t one] lives, played a little Trivial Pursuit, and drank some yummy iced lattes from Mason jars.

In the end, it was decided that my husband and I will go to Cleveland in May to see her new town and visit Cleveland’s Little Italy for delicious and fattening food.  I admit, I have been wanting to visit The Cleve since the 30 Rock episode where Liz Lemon and Jack Donaughy vacation there because it’s a virtual utopia compared to the mean streets of NYC.  I can’t wait!