Thanksgiving- ran 6 miles on the treadmill
20 minutes on the elliptical
Today- ran 14 miles
The first 5 on the treadmill, last 9 outside with a few AT intervals thrown in there. I still need to tell you all about my coach, don’t I? Next post. Um, and can I just say, it was not a very fun run the day after Thanksgiving with all of my indulging in adult beverages and fat and dairy laden desserts last night. Oops.
I did happen to find a dime though.
I also happened to get a blood stain on my shoe. That’s not good.
Oh, and really quick I just made the easiest little dressing for my salad out of these three things.
Equal parts apple cider vinegar and Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Mustard wit some crushed red pepper. It was perfect for some leftover turkey on a salad.
How was your Thanksgiving yesterday?
It flew by didn’t it? It’s so crazy how the holidays just come and go like that. Holy Smokes.
I have just a couple of picture from our festivities yesterday. I was good and tried to keep the camera away most of the time. I did get a shot of our martinis.
His and hers- a dirty martini for Andrew and a cosmo for me.
Papap wasn’t only the bartender yesterday, he was the turkey carver also.
My brother and I usually play the “watch Dad and count how many times he licks his fingers while cutting the turkey” game, but it didn’t go over too well since there were too many people watching this time.
We tried the whole family picture thing, but it didn’t work out too well either. This one makes me laugh though.
What do you think? Christmas card worthy?
After many failed attempts I finally got a decent picture of STUFT Daddy and I.
Gotta love self portraits.
We made it to Tutu’s house after dinner to visit with Andrew’s family for a bit. Um and yeah, my brother-in-law’s dog and I were obviously fast friends.
So, you want to hear about my promotion?
I’m super excited about it. It was more of an “ah ha” moment that happened recently. See, I think this job opportunity has been just waiting for me for awhile now. I’ve told STUFT Daddy time and time again that I want it, but just hadn’t taken the steps to really go for it. I’ve actually known I
wanted needed it for some time.
Well, today I got it. I embraced it. I’m going for it. I couldn’t be happier and more excited.
It’s a lot less pay,
a lot more work,
a lot less time by the computer,
a lot more living in the moment,
a lot more focusing on priorities,
a lot more cleaning and keeping things organized,
a lot more planning family meals, events, etc.
and hopefully a heck of a lot more rewarding for my family.
I’m switching my main job to being the “mama” at home that I really want to be.
I’ve been so busy trying to make a career for myself, being selfish and worrying about money and the future, that I’ve been putting a lot on hold. Reality is, I want being a mom to be my “career” and have everything else just be the extra stuff. I’ve been scared to let go and let it happen.
Well, that little change is happening today.
I’m still going to blog, run and train like crazy, teach classes, etc., but I’m trading in some of my “office hours” for some “mommy hours”. It’s time. It’s also time to finally find that balance in life that I was in search of when I started this little bloggy blog a year and a half ago.
not that you all care, but I just wanted to share my news. I feel like today is a new beginning.
Maybe you have some tips for me and my new job?
So far, my first day of work has been a breeze. I’m easing into it. I made some gourmet green pancakes this morning for the boys.
My supervisors were impressed.
I froze all the leftover pancakes for some easy breakfasts next week and whipped up a quick breakfast STUFTwich for myself before my run.
So STUFT Daddy has the boys at Tutus while I get comfortable with my new job. I’m tackling the messy office, some serious laundry, closet organization and making my priority lists in my notebooks to fit my new job description.
I’ve also got some good reads to help me find my way a bit.
Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragoso
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Love and Logic for Early Childhood by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
this little guy that was given to me from Mom.
I’m new to this little Elf thing. When do I start? What do I do?
it all comes with the job I guess. He’s pretty cute, but it’d be way cooler if he was a sock monkey or something.
Okay, I better get moving. I want to impress my “supervisors” with how much I can get done when I’m by myself. I need to knock their socks off.
Just in case you’re doing any Black Friday shopping I got some emails about some deals I wanted to pass along.
Mizuno has a free shipping offer today.
Check out their Top 10 Holiday Gifts (I have almost all of them and love them).
I just got my first couple pairs of these low trainer socks this past week actually and love them.
Have a good one!
How was Thanksgiving?
Is anyone shopping?
Any job changes recently?