Vera’s news

Hi there! Vera has something to tell all of you… …she’s going to be a big sister! That’s right, we’re getting a dog!!! — JUST KIDDING, I’m pregnant! The new baby is supposed to arrive sometime around May 22, 2018. We’re all kinds of excited over here – Vera even likes giving my belly kisses…

Resisting the urge to complain

It’s been kind of a long week over here already. In fact, when I was writing my to-do list for today before leaving work yesterday, I wrote “Friday” instead of “Wednesday.” Oops. Nothing majorly has gone wrong, but there’s been a lot of little things adding up, threatening to turn into a storm. But I…

Sick day + last week’s workouts

  I’m checking in this morning feeling a bit discombobulated. Vera’s cold had her cranky yesterday morning and her raspy cough had us concerned. I feel like you can really tell in that photo she was out of it. I kept her home and we went to the doctor. She does not have croup, thank…

A few things from this week: sentence per picture

Hello there. Happy Thursday! Did you enjoy my “week in the life” posts – part 1 and part 2? Today I’m just popping in to catch up on this week. Please chime in with a highlight from your week so far šŸ™‚ We received our family photo from our visit to Mike’s work a few…

Working mom mornings: a week in the life (part 2)

I’m sharing a whole week of mornings on the blog. Part 1 is here! Thursday:Ā  Alarm: 530. I hop in the shower right away – I ended up running Wednesday evening so it wasn’t actually a rest day….as a result, I make Thursday my rest day. I don’t have time to do much more than…

Working mom mornings: a week in the life (part 1)

Every morning is different around here. So when I wrote last week’s day in the life post, I felt a little disingenuous. It was truly aĀ random Tuesday, like I said – there’s no such thing as a typical day or week around here. So I thought I’d share what our 5 mornings looked like last…

Racing the sunset

Hi! Hope your week is going great so far. Things are good over here. It’s been hot again, which I love, and we’re trying to take advantage of it with outside time in the morning and squeezing it in between dinner and Vera’s early bedtime. Yesterday was kind of a weird day. It started off…

A day in the life

Here’s a peek into a random Tuesday around here! 4:30 am: My alarm goes off. Time for a workout. After some water and a small spoonful of peanut butter (I usually wake up hungry – but it’s not enough to wake me up…anyone else?), I venture downstairs for a workout. Usually, I try to get…

Taking full advantage of an extended workout break

Hey hey. Hope your week is going well. I’m finally back into my workout groove after being sick and my mini-mamacation.Ā  Honestly, I usually don’t appreciate extended workout breaks, particularly when they are forced on me due to a health issue or injury, and I’ll always make time to workout on vacation. Not this time…

10 years of being together

Today is a special day: it marks 10 years since Mike and IĀ first started dating. TEN YEARS. That seems like a freakishly long time. It is, in fact, one-third of my life. In honor of our decade of togetherness, here are 10 things I love about Mike: He’s the best at making me laugh. He’s…

Simple pleasures

In the spirit of practicing gratitude, here are a few simple things I find great joy in: Enjoying breakfast and drinking a HOT cup of coffee in the quiet morning hours, alone Writing (not that it’s always easy, but there’s something simple about writing) A cold craft beer after a long day (or half a…

Easing back into a workout routine

Good morning! Welcome to the middle of the week. We are all still somewhat in recovery modeĀ over here, although feeling much better. After feeling like a new person Monday :), I had planned to do some kind of light workout Tuesday morning, but when my alarm went off I just wasn’t feeling it. This is…