Monday, September 14, 2015

mind dump

 Hi.  I had the day off today, and it was glorious.  I haven't posted in a week, and I have post ideas accumulating.  Hence, mind dump.  With photos.

day off
It's Rosh Hashanah, so I took the day off to celebrate with family.  I also took the rare opportunity of a childcare/nonwork day and Kon-Mari'ed the living daylights out of our kitchen, my closet, the kids' closets, and (to some extent) their toys.

It was amazing.  AND I even got a pedicure.  Basically best day ever.

running
Um.  You know how everyone is talking about "fall"?  Well, we don't get that season.  Or any others, really.  Basically it's either incredibly beautiful (November - March) or too hot (the rest of the time).  November feels far away right now.

I ran outside all summer, and am actually really used to it. Today's "feels like" was 100F, and honestly it felt entirely . . . normal.  However, I am running a solid 1 minute/mi slower than I'd like to be, and blaming it on the temps.  We'll see if my excuse holds up, come November.  (I hope.)



kids
Annabel started ballet.  She is into it.  I remember trying ballet for about 5 seconds before figuring out that gymnastics was far more fun, since we got to flip into a foam pit.


Hobonichi
My 2016 planner came! It's now stowed away carefully in its box, as I don't want any curious 3 year olds (or 18-month-olds) to festoon it with . . . decorations.  The cover I chose is leather and it's delicious.


Weekend
Josh was on call, but I had a lovely weekend. Lots of A&C time.  I did have a babysitter come for a few hours so I could run and do some work at a coffee shop, which was a nice palate-cleanser.



Speaking of palate-cleanser,
this picture?  I love it.  This kid just sparkles.  Cameron had his 18-month checkup and that went well.  26 lb (50%), 33" (60%, but I'm not convinced it was accurate), and due for 0 vaccines, which was refreshing.  I was honestly a bit worried that our pediatrician was going to be concerned about his speech, but she wasn't.   So, yay.


Playdate
I hosted my very first drop-off playdate!  The girls played Anna&Elsa while Cameron watched in awe.  It was very cute.  Two 3-year-olds is actually easier than one, in many ways.


Muffins
A&I made pumpkin muffins - made from coconut flour from Practical Paleo.  While I am not adhering to the paleo lifestyle anymore, I still love many of the recipes.  


Read this if you haven't:
Absolutely addicting, and thought-provoking, too.