Heyyyy there…happy Friday to you all! How’s the week been going so far for everyone??
Honestly, I feel like I haven’t had much of a chance to really “chat” with you all this week like I usually do. This week got sort of busy for me, and then on top of just not feeling like myeslf, I really struggled to find things worth talking about. Quality trumps quantity, if you ask me! So that being said, hopefully my words find me again by the time next week rolls around.
In the meantime, I do have some random stuff to share/on my mind this morning, so I’m gonna go ahead and do that. Hey, nothing like some randomness on a Friday, right?
Yesterday I met up with my friend Nicole for lunch at Panera. On the menu for me?
Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado + Chicken Noodle Soup. With a piece of baguette the size of my face…just how I like it. ;)
Nicole and I spent the hour catching up on a bunch of stuff, since it’d been a while since I’d last seen her. We’re hoping to figure out a day soon to have both her and her husband, Seth, over to the house…especially since I could use her design expertise with the new nursery (but that’s obviously not the only reason!).
Last night, Jay and I headed out after work to try to pick out a glider and ottoman that we liked for the nursery…thankfully, a trip to Buy Buy Baby did the trick, and we’ve found a winner!
It’s a Dutailer brand, which I’d previously heard really good things about, and after basically “test-driving” all of them in the store, this one was clearly our winner. Soft, comfy cushions and a back that’s tall enough to rest my head comfortably were my two main concerns, and this one scored in both. So excited!
Tonight, we’re actually going to order the rest of our furniture set from Babies R Us (since our coupons are now good starting today), which means that it’s really GO time to start planning.
(We already ordered the crib, and are just getting one more dresser, the conversion kit for the bed, and the nightstand). I have SO many ideas for this nursery…putting them all together to create one, uniform look is going to be such a struggle for me (aka, one of the most indecisive people you will ever meet). Thankfully, I have some time. ;)
Late last night before going to bed, I got the biggest craving for a vanilla chai from Dunkin Donuts, which was totally random and sort of amusing.
There was a time, probably back in 2005-2006 (I remember this because I had just gotten a long-term substitute teaching position right out of college) where I used to hit up DD’s at least 3 times a week because it was right on my way to work. It was a bad, bad habit (not only for my health, but also the wallet!) and I think I pretty much got myself sick of this drink. But last night, I had to have it…so this morning? I’m going to get one. We’ll see if it’s still just as good as I remember.
I feel like my workouts this past week or two have really been a struggle.
*Read: I am not beating myself up over this. I am just merely stating a fact.
You guys know I much prefer my morning workouts over evening ones, but I’m just finding myself too tired to get up and actually do it (I snoozed through my alarm twice this week!). By the time I get home from work, make/eat dinner, and/or do whatever else I have going on, my motivation to workout is practically gone. It stinks because while I’m at work, I’ll be all like, “Yeah! When I get home I’m gonna do some yoga!” or “I think I’ll go for a walk while watching X TV show tonight,” but it just hasn’t been happening.
Who knows…hopefully the motivation and/or extra energy will return next week. I mean, I was feeling kinda yucky this week anyways. Ehh, we’ll see what happens!
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Well, I think that’s about all I have right now, my friends. Let’s hope today goes by niiiiiice and quick, so we can get this weekend STARTED! Who’s with me?!? :)
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