Long sleeve Henley, cup of coffee, and the sound of rain…these are a few of my favorite things. I am enjoying all three as I sit here catching up on emails and things.
I haven’t checked in on the blog since last Monday, so let’s start with a few highlights from the past week.
- Park Lane. I went to one of those jewelry parties at a friends house – have you gone to any of these? I sort of hate this type of thing but I have to admit that I liked several of the bracelets she showed us.
- I was in the paper. Lessons from the Coffee House will be a bi-weekly column in the Standard Examiner about business management and finance. This one is the very first and pretty much just introduces the concept.
- “Ladies Who Lunch.” I love sneaking away for a long lunch to meet up with these women! So wonderful. It is especially great when work is stressful and I feel guilty about even leaving (but do anyways) and end up having a fabulous meal, chatting with fun ladies and forgetting all about the worries of the day – even if it’s only for an hour or so. Thank you Heather for that little break from reality!
- Overnight Date. The preschool/daycare that Spencer and Mackenzie go to was offering an overnight slumber party for the kids on Friday night so the parents could have a curfew free date night. We opted to make up the Thursday run we had skipped and then go on our date. Nick and I were so pathetically tired that we ended up going to sushi for dinner and renting a movie to watch at home – crashing out and waking up just barely in time to pick the kids up the next morning. Yeah, we know how to live it up! Whatever man, a night at home is just what we needed.
- Ogden Zombie Crawl and Halloween Carnival. I’m so NOT into the zombie thing and I really didn’t want to go to this but Nick loves zombie stuff and is always begging me to watch movies with him. I figured one night of dressing up is way better than having to watch a gross movie. Compromise people. Compromise. After the zombie crawl there was a carnival at the Ogden Station. Between walking all over downtown, dinner and the carnival – we wore those kids out! You know you are a parent when a successful day of fun means you get to sleep past 6 on a weekend day. When did 7am become “sleeping in?”
What are some highlights from your week?
a few housekeeping things:
This is the first day of Week 3 on the Turkey Trot Challenge! Here’s the schedule for the week in case you have forgotten or lost yours.
You can find the full schedule here.
Also, cookbooks should be back from the printers this week!! It was supposed to be last Wednesday but there was a problem at the shop that caused a delay and while I was waiting for their machine to be fixed I started tinkering with the layout… so when they were ready for me, I was no longer ready for them. The good news: extra recipes!
If you ordered a cookbook, rest assured that it will be mailed out this week. I will be sending email confirmations so please check your email and make sure I have your address correct!
Just a few more sneak peeks:
Buona giornata! Translation: “have a good day” but I love how the Italian word for day – “giorno” or “giornata” – sounds so much like our English word “journey.” Do you know where your journey is headed?