Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Night Leftovers

  • I've swum 56 miles so far this year! It may not sound like a lot, but I swim 3 nights a week for an hour and a half. I did the math, and you burn about 4 times as many calories swimming a mile as you do running a mile, so that's huge. And going to swimming it now part of my routine, I don't even think about missing it anymore. If I'm tired, I feel better when I swim. If I'm stressed, feels good to swim. If I'm feeling happy and strong - I'm swimming. I sleep better, feel healthier and stronger, and am happier.
  • This is my second year needing glasses. With my first pair of glasses, I got frames that had magnetic clip on sunglasses. They were a pain in the butt. This year, I decided to get prescription sunglasses, and had a lot of angst over which ones to get. But I found a website with cheap sunglasses and all had good reviews. So I got two pair - aviators (as all my fashionable friends say that is what I should get) and 'regular' ones (as that is what I wanted to get). And I found a coupon code so they were another $15 dollars off per pair (EYE15). I'll model them for you when they arrive.
  • We had a wonderful Easter dinner, and I'm a really big fan of leftover ham. But by Wednesday, I was sick of ham sandwiches and ham leftovers. So yesterday I made spilt pea soup and today I'm making navy bean soup today. I made both in the slow cooker and both took less than 10 minutes to put together and throw in. Love that.
  • This is also my second week of working exclusively in the office, and I have to report back that it's not all that bad. Aaron is pitching in and really helping at home and it's mostly just forced me to be more organized.
  • The director at my kids daycare got laid off this week and there was a huge amount of uproar about it. I love her very much, but as someone who works for a large corporation, I was sure that there was a reason behind it - and they did share that it wasn't related to the care of the children in any way (which I was sure of also). But people have been pushing for the REASON and staging walk outs and social network protests.... and it kills me that people were thinking we would find that out. There are legal and HR reasons they aren't.
  • But the good news is she is finding another, more suitable job with the same company and we will just have to see what happens to the center with a new director.
  • When this all first happened, it really surprised me just how passionate I felt about this woman leaving - so much of my life and my families life has been made better by the amazing daycare my kids attend and I'm terrified of any change in that area.
  • I'm very much looking forward to our weekend - no pressing plans except that our local ice cream stand is opening for the year on Saturday! Woot!

1 comment:

HereWeGoAJen said...

I have my bean soup on the stove right now. It is making the whole house smell good. I am going to make some bread to go with it too.

Ice cream! Hooray!