I woke up late and found the bottom of an almost empty coffee pot. There is another pot brewing, so I’ll be enjoying a double cup with coconut creamer and chocolate powder very soon. Amber is still on hiatus, but Erin has our coffee dates going strong.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that jet lag is a real thing. I have never had a problem adjusting after travel (granted we don’t typically fly too far from home), but this California recovery has been rough. The kids bounced back pretty quickly, but Josh and I are both still struggling. I’m getting up at the right time every day, but I cannot go to sleep at night. Eleven o’clock feels like nine o’clock and before I know it, my potential sleep for the night is dwindling away. How do you ever recover?
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that we watched Into the Wild last night and it was GOOD. Josh and I have always been big movie people, but for whatever reason we watched only a handful in 2016 (I blame Netflix). We have started the year strong and have been watching several movies a week?! I finished reading Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air yesterday afternoon and we were talking about his other books and whether to order a few. When I finally made my way to bed, Josh had Into the Wild queued up, so we dove right in. Sure, I should have read the book first, but I’m a rebel when it comes to things like that.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that every muscle in my body hurts this morning. I swear, every year that I don’t run the Mercedes Half Marathon I am so mad at myself. Running was such a huge part of my life when the girls were little (hello, stress relief + quickest baby weight loss of life) and I miss it like crazy. Much like eating well, when I’m not doing it I can convince myself that I didn’t love it that much anyway, but as soon as I dive back in I’m all: why didn’t I remember how great this was?! I ran the six mile leg of a marathon relay yesterday and it was the first time I had laced up since September. You can imagine how slow and terrible I was, right? I didn’t quite run it all, but I was impressed with how much I could run, even if I was painfully slow. Once the stiffness wears off, I’m committing to mapping out a few new routes around the new house and trying to get out there a few days a week. I used to think running would get easier as the kids got older, but I’m finding the opposite to be true. It’s super hard to find time these days, so I’m going to stop being so critical of myself and just run one or two days a week, whenever I can.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I really want to pick up my camper makeover from last year. My parents are planning to live in their travel trailer over the summer, so they’ve been laying new floors and painting the cabinets and I’m kind of in love. Josh says that’s absurd since we have an entire house to renovate, but I’m thinking about having him bring the trailer home and working on it at night after the kids are in bed. He isn’t sold on updating the floors, but I can paint all of the cabinets, spray paint the stupid brass fixtures and add a few decorative touches all by myself. We’re taking a day trip to IKEA in a few weeks, so I’m going to make a mental list of things I might need. Shhhh.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I finally started editing our California photos over the weekend. I only took 504, so it’s not like it took a while or anything. I was planning to do just a couple of recap posts, but there are too many photographs for that. I think I’ll just break it down by day and stretch them out over the next several weeks. Cool? Cool.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I can’t stop thinking about The Handmaid’s Tale. Have you seen the trailer for the new original series on Hulu? I caught it on the plane last week and was mesmerized. I mean, that isn’t difficult when Elisabeth Moss in involved, right? After doing some research, I realized that the book was released in 1986, but I had never heard of it before. It was clearly a dystopian novel that surfaced well before its time and I couldn’t wait to snag it after we got home. I downloaded the audio version because it’s narrated by Claire Danes (!!) and it is unbelievable. I’m already halfway through and I’m thinking I might binge it today while I clean out my office. What are you reading this week?
I wish we could sit here and catch up all morning, but the kids just left for school and I need to get ready for work. Whomp whomp. The sun is streaming in and it promises to be a beautiful day, so I’m deciding to get up and make the most of it. Even when what I really want, is to crawl back into bed.