Last week was an interesting week since my son went into school late three days (remember, we opt out of the New York State tests, it’s a bit of a revolution here right now) followed by not going to school Friday so that he could go to Mets opening day. Needless to say, my schedule was a bit off.
I normally try to work from Panera at least three or four mornings a week but I only made it there once, on Friday.
The mornings hours are my best hours for getting brain-powered things accomplished and working from Panera (or Starbucks) usually helps me to get in my zone. Somehow, even with only the one day working from Panera, I managed to get stuff done.
Lately I find myself starting up a bunch of posts and then coming back to them every so often to finish them up. I have so many ideas and topics to discuss but can’t always generate the full post in one sitting. Sometimes I get excited about a topic only to then not feel like fully addressing the ideas.
My favorite posts from last week:
Spring Newsletters are out so my focus turned to Wedding Week which begins this weekend here in New York. We have a few events coming up as well for next week which we have been preparing for including a brunch event that I will be speaking at on Monday.
I do 99% of AllSeated‘s blog/event industry article writing and I think you may find interest in this recent post which is a Q & A discussion with a gluten-free caterer. Food allergies/sensitivities may be something for you to consider when planning your wedding or other event. I am currently looking into allergy-friendly food options for some of my son’s friends who have nut allergies/gluten allergies so that they can have something safe to eat at his Bar Mitzvah.
I absolutely cannot even believe how fast this half marathon training cycle is going! You can read last week’s training recap here if you missed it yesterday.
One thing I had to do this week was restock my Hammer Gels! How was I down to only two gels in my pantry?!
Bar Mitzvah Stuff:
Invitations: Finalized! Time to send the guest list with addresses to the calligrapher.
Last Tuesday evening, we had our meeting with the Rabbi to go over a wide range of Bar Mitzvah details. They had cookie platters with coffee available during the meeting but not one chocolate chip cookie. On any of the platters. All kinds of cookies. But not chocolate chip. I didn’t understand it either.
I might as well include camp in the list of things I do in a week because getting my son ready for sleepaway camp is a task for sure. I have a pile of camp forms to still fill out but I picked up his camp clothing order from Denny’s yesterday.
Denny’s sewed name tag labels into all of my son’s new summer clothing which is one of the main reasons I did his camp order there — I cannot deal with tedious tasks like labeling. Although, we still need to finish up getting what he will need which means I will still need to order my own labels to label what didn’t come from Denny’s.
Red Mango while window shopping at the mall is one of my most favorite things to do.
In between taking my son to two Bar Mitzvah parties (Friday night and Saturday night) we waited to hear that his opening day for baseball would be canceled due to the rain Saturday afternoon. We went to the book store instead.
Dinner at La Scala because my long run left me thinking about pizza. I love grandma pizza, especially the corner slices.
Still loving my new favorite Cold Stone combination of chocolate fudge brownie yogurt, chocolate chips, cookie dough and hot fudge.
I watched My Girl on television < – I remember seeing this movie in the theater when I was in 8th grade!!
I also caught Shirley Temple’s The Little Princess after my long run Saturday morning.
We went to the movies to see Boss with Melissa McCarthy and my son ordered popcorn because, and I quote, “I don’t care how they make their popcorn. You are not stopping me from enjoying one of America’s favorite foods.”
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Which foods do you think about when you are running and getting hungry?
How old were you when you first saw My Girl?
What’s on the workout agenda for today?