Oh hi! Happy Monday 🙂
I have come to really like these Week in Review posts, thanks Meg for the link up!
So I published five posts last week which feels huge for me right now because balancing event industry writing with my usual blog writing has been a bit harder to do these days. I sort of feel like I am getting the balance back but who really knows.
Thanksgiving Week in Review < – Feels so long ago now!
Favorite Breakfast & One Pan Dinner (WIAW) < – Still loving my English muffins & PB.
Thinking Out Loud < – Great comments about Gilmore Girls and I must get that giant chocolate bar.
Friday Favorites < – Sipping the Cinnamon Sugar Cookie coffee as I type!
I mentioned in my workout recap from yesterday that I was planning to pick a Pure Barre workout to do yesterday morning. I ended up as I thought I would with the Pure Barre Pure Results Focus on Thighs Workout and once again surprised myself with how strong my legs have become!
I am telling you, this easy looking position used to be so killer for my thighs but now I can really do it without stopping immediately!
Let’s back up to Friday morning though.
Friday morning brought me a leaking hot water tank which was an inconvenience but not a tragedy. The real tragedy of the morning was my son waking up to his phone not charged enough for a full day of school.
Oh the horror. I know.
I still don’t understand why the school allows these kids to use their cell phones so freely during the day anyway. Or how about how my son not only texts me from his phone from school but now texts me from his Apple watch?! The teachers haven’t caught on to that one just yet? What do they think he is doing touching his watch all day?
Thankfully the maintenance team where I live is amazing and fast so they were at my house super quick to fix things for me. They had to replace my hot water tank and pull up some carpet (again, no big deal just annoying) so I took myself out to work from Panera while they were working in my house.
I had lunch at Panera while working and I creatively ordered the salad I wanted which sort of mimics the Hummus Power Bowl that they took off the menu. I ask for the house salad with the addition of hummus and avocado.
Friday night my son and his friend wanted to go to The Cheesecake Factory which was more than fine with me.
I had two major life moments while in the mall over the weekend which made me realize I am officially getting old:
- I am starting to walk past the PINK section of Victoria’s Secret in favor of the regular Victoria’s Secret underwear selection.
- Everything in Abercrombie & Fitch that would interest me looks so small in my size.
Saturday we went to the Miracle Mile but I hardly got to walk the stores of the Mile because my son was with me and only wanted to go where he wanted to go which meant the Apple Store. Boring.
Not boring was the bag of Trader Joe’s chocolate chips that I can always count on finding in the freezer at my parents’ house.
Oh and we made sugar cookies last night in honor of National Cookie Day. Hanukkah falls around Christmas this year but I still whipped out the Dreidel cookie cutter to feel festive.
The biggest thing to go on my life last week wasn’t really about my life but the life of my next door neighbor/best friend/Kate to my Allie co-star in real life friend Meaghan because she started a new big deal job.
If you have been paying attention over the last few years of my blog, my friend Meaghan not only lives next door and is divorced like me with a daughter a year younger than my son but has also worked from home at the same time as me for the last three years.
Flashback photo from when we were young and fun in 2011.
I am so super happy and proud of her for landing this amazing job but it changes OUR lives!
No longer is she working from home which means my life is upside down and affected too. While we both worked independently and most of the time I wouldn’t even see her during the day because our jobs are busy, we were still like coworkers in a way.
It’s crazy weird for me not to see her car home when I run errands at lunch time, I can’t walk over during my walk in the middle of the day and she can’t come by when I need something hung up or fixed (she is handy like that).
We can’t chat on the phone at random times and we can’t google things that need googling during our down time (okay so maybe that’s a good thing but gosh we have had some serious google moments while the kids were at school over the last few years).
I will get used to it I am sure but for now, it’s a bit of a life adjustment.
And on that note, it’s time for me to eat and run, have a great week!week in review! #purebarre #Panera #cookies #weekinreview #cheesecakefactory Click To Tweet
Do you like sugar cookies? Do you make them from scratch or from a mix?
Best thing you ate over the weekend?
Do you work from home?