Oh man, I’m working on a big post friends. I’m talking HUGE. It has something to do with my favorite running shoes.
Here’s a little preview of something that just may be in your future.
my attempt to have it ready in the early hours of the morning today didn’t go over too well. My attempt to respond to emails and comments from you didn’t go over so well either. Oops.
I have been staying up way too late and not getting enough sleep. I would really give just about anything to have a few more hours in the day. Wouldn’t that be great?
Yesterday’s workout was a 7 1/2 mile treadmill run at the gym. I had planned on doing a longer run just in case I can pull off getting to The San Francisco Marathon next month, but my body and my tummy weren’t really cooperating. I’m blaming the lack of sleep.
It also might help if I actually got to the gym on time instead of barely giving myself enough time before the play care closes. I’m totally that lady who picks her boys up right at closing time (1 pm for lunch break). Thank goodness I work there and they seem to like me enough. Ha.
Or clean his eye boogers. That would be a start.
Yesterday I tried a new sugar free jam on my breakfast STUFTwich.
Kitty tried a new pretty impressive trick.
After the gym, the boys and I made a stop to pick up a few packages. Wouldn’t you know our mailbox is right next door to a cute local market.
Yes, they insisted on bringing the dump truck and “John Deer” with us.
The only other thing we “needed” was milk.
Here’s what other things somehow got in our cart.
Liquid aminos. I just read a good recipe somewhere about this and the benefits of using it, but I can’t remember where. Does anyone use them? Oh and yeah, nutritional yeast, oops, I mean “nooch” (I’m trying to be cool) is back in the house. I’ve been subbing in brewer’s yeast like I did here, but sometimes you just need that “cheese” flavor rather than the “nutty” one.
And well, sometimes you just want to be able to say that you’ve got “nooch” up in the house. Ha ha.
Since I know you’re dying to see the packages we picked up I’ll show you.
One was from Mizuno. Yes. More to come in my next post. My HUGE post.
Good Earth Tea also sent me some tea to sample.
I want to sample pretty much every tea they have since I’m in love with their original sweet and spicy and make this tea drink almost every day. I was sent this chai one to try. Too bad it’s not the caffeinated one. Ha.
I also got a very special package from cute Brittany.
Holy smokes I am soooooo excited to try this. Thanks Brittany!
Lunch for the boys yesterday (in case you care) was veggie burgers, a Flatout wrap with cheese (both made in the microwave because I’m just that great sometimes) and apple slices.
I had this summer surprise cookie dough dip for the third day in a row.
I topped it with peanut butter and Better N Peanut Butter and ate it with apple slices and cinnamon crisps.
I even attempted to eat it outside,
but Joaquin’s attempt to drink dirty dog water put a wrench in my plan.
Maybe consuming this dough in massive amounts is the reason for some of my tummy issues the past few days.
Or maybe it was my dinner last night (again, the same dinner I’ve had the past three nights).
Last night I was back to my usual cheese less sandwich though (no brewer’s yeast substitution).
I burned everything yet again.
I posted this picture on instagram last night because I like to show off my roasting skills.
I’m officially starting a new trend with my nightly serving of “blackened veggies” (roasted zucchini noodles, roasted broccoli, whatever). I wonder if it will catch on.
Have you tried this yet?
So.. on to office hours.
This is my morning office.
I like to look out the window in the morning in my few minutes of quite time I have before the boys get up.
My night time office is either this one
or this one.
I left my full time job as a PE teacher to be a mom. To be with my boys.
Some Most days though I find myself “working” way more than I should be and not giving my boys (or STUFT Daddy or the laundry) the time and attention they need and deserve.
I struggle a lot with when to find time to “work” and when to just be in the moment throughout the day. If anyone has mastered juggling the whole time thing, please let me know.
My new plan is to have designated “office hours”.
1-2 hours early morning before our crazy day starts.
1-2 hours in the afternoon when the boys nap.
1-2 hours at night after everyone’s asleep.
Totally seems doable, yes? Those late night hours are tricky though. They tend to stretch out and I find myself still up past midnight so I’m going to work on that.
So….. if I’m late responding to emails, comments or my posts are just darn boring, it’s because things just got a little out of hand outside of my “office hours”, I’m putting family first and/or I’m finally getting to bed at a decent time.
Thanks so much for putting up with me. I appreciate each and every one of you and your comments even though I don’t always respond in a timely manner.
For now, my morning “office hours” are over.
These guys need my full attention.
*And.. check out this summer fitness challenge featuring yours truly for a chance to win a B.O.B. jogging stroller, a Schwinn bike trailer, a week of Strollerstride classes and more. Pretty cool!!!