Hi everyone! It is (finally) starting to look like spring (aka no snow, sun is shining) YAY! I haven’t checked in for a few days so I wanted to do so, but first thing’s first: I am (publicly) declaring my intent to GET OFF MY PHONE 😉 Seriously, be it my ADHD and inability to concentrate on only one thing, my need to multi task, my type A personality, or most likely a combination of the three, I am finding myself on my phone WAY more often than I would like to be. The thing has become an appendage and I am a slave to its every vibration. It. Needs. To. Stop; Zachary is at the age where he WILL understand that Mama is not devoting her full attention to him, and quite frankly, I want to try being more present. There is NO NEED TO DO IT ALL, ALL THE TIME. Work emails, texts, etc. can WAIT!
OK, so more on my mind:
-Meal planning: I will return with a fresh new one for next week, and am working on a blog post chronicling MANY of my easy meals by type (meat, ease level, etc). But this week was crazy. I actually had dinner out (gasp!) with a great friend, and dinner over another friend’s house. Our kiddos ate together and it was ADORBS!
OH, and her husband cooked me dinner which was amazing. I love a good home cooked meal (especially not made by me!). He packed leftovers and let me say, they did not stand a CHANCE! My fingers were in the rice by the time I got on the highway. Both unsafe and gross. Anyway, tonight I am making crock meatballs and will have next week’s meal plan up this weekend. As a preview, I will tell you Sunday will entail a traditional Easter dinner of Ham, Lasagna, Easter bread (yup, bring on the carbs) and roasted broccoli or asparagus (gonna see what the market has).
-Blogging: I am currently attempting to better organize the blog so it is easier to navigate, primarily by going to all archived posts and tagging, so that when you click on a category, you will TRULY get all posts related to the tag (ex: baby, opinion, crock pot). It is quite the endeavor, but it needs to be done. It is an easy mindless after-baby-goes-to-bed task that will help me do a “favorites” post as well. Coming soon.
-OK, so does anyone see any problem with this? We were at my Mom’s for family dinner and she doesn’t have a high chair yet for Zach, so we “made do.” See below contraption.
He seems happy! RIGHT!?!? Gotta be resourceful! Better than him sitting on the floor!
-Also, I NEED to get him a sort of tunnel-like thing. HE LOOVES playing in these. This is him playing at playgroup in a tunnel-like train contraption. SO CUTE.
-Ed Sheran is on Live with Kelly and Michael. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his songs but they make me sad (sorry side note).
-Zach is now standing on his own! It had definitely added to his cuteness!
-My shin is MUCH better. Last week’s four day rest allowed me to complete a pain-free 12 miler. I am SO happy. I saw this picture on HRG blog.
-I am SOOO looking forward to my half on my BIRTHDAY in two weeks. I admit, I am a bit afraid of the hills that Central Park will bring, but I am not looking to PR (I want to do this on the flat Philly rock n roll half in september when I plan to go Balls. To. The. Wall.) just to finish and feel good. And maybe not stop at all.
-Speaking of running, Mantras. I have been thinking about this lately. Do you have a mantra you use for anything? Exercise? Stress? I realize I do and didn’t even notice. I just say “PUSH, PUSH” and sometimes “YOU CAN DO THIS.” But mainly PUSH. Inhale, exhale PUSHHHHHHH 😉
OK, sorry for being TOTALLY all over the place today. I guess it is that kind of week! Hope everyone is well!!!!!