This has been a crazy week. Usually the first week of school is filled with coffee with other moms and running and chores that didn’t get done over the summer and maybe a few fun things for myself. This week was not like that, so I’m going to join Jill, Nikki, and Lynda at the Ultimate Coffee Date and have coffee with YOU this morning. Sound good?
So, before I do the mind dump that is my usual, what’s up with you? Got some races coming up? Work going well? Kids doing anything exciting? Here’s what’s going on in my life…
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you work has been crazy busy lately. I’ve been working for the same company for about 3 years and I love my job (doesn’t hurt that my boss is a super close friend), but it’s ratcheted up a step in the last month or so. It used to be a steady trickle of work that gave me a few hours a week. Last week I felt like that trickle had moved up to the power of a fire hose. This is good (my kids are older, it’s time to work more), but it’s taking some adjustment. I actually fell asleep on the couch at 7:30pm last night, which is something that NEVER happens. (As a true night owl, though, I woke up at 8:30 to take out my contacts and was then up until after 11.)
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that tonight I’m hosting another beer and food pairing dinner. I spent all day Thursday slowly braising the beef that we will eat tonight. You are supposed to make it a couple of days ahead and then reheat it slowly in the oven. Since it’s supposed to be a feels like of 100* today and my oven has zero insulation, I will be attempting to reheat it all in the crockpot. Fingers crossed it turns out well. Related: instead of making a chocolate stout cake, I will be buying dessert today. I can’t imagine heating my house up like that.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I’m really excited about Ragnar, but the nervousness is starting to set in. I need to start packing SOON so that if I don’t have something I need, I can go out and get it. I haven’t thought much about my outfits, except I know I’ll be wearing my new favorite Happy Girl Skirt (this is an affiliate link). Jury is still out on the compression socks, but the weather looks like it might actually cool down so I can wear them. Good thing that packing 6 pairs of compression socks (each leg + recovery) does not even make a dent in the number of pairs I have.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that as part of my decluttering, I’m getting rid of all of the fitness stuff I’m not using. So, if you are interested in buying a Bia or a pair (or 2) of Nike Frees in size 9.5 or random other skirts and shirts, let me know. Since this is more about cleaning out than it is about making money, I’m offering some sweet deals.
And now that I’ve talked your ear off and we’ve finished our coffee, I’m off to start my busy day. First up, cleaning cages at the local cat rescue league. Last up, drinking way too much beer with friends. Yeah, my life may be crazy these days and my run seems to be missing, but it’s still a pretty darn good life. Thanks for having coffee with me this morning.