I need to start this post with my birthday boy, of course.
This weekend was all about him. We did dinner on Friday.
And he had a party with school friends on Saturday.
He was practically glowing all weekend.
I, on the other hand, was dragging. I double booked us Saturday morning and had organized a Fit Club outing while my mom was in to visit. So I had to help host kids from the school at my CrossFit gym.
I enlisted the 11-Year-Old to come with me so at least we got to spend some one-on-one time together. Since starting my full-time position I miss our chats on the drive home from school.
Speaking of the new job, I’m still loving it! It’s been an adjustment for sure but I’m finding my groove. I’m still hitting the gym every morning so that hasn’t changed, but my eating habits have definitely shifted. No more eating out now that I’m away from The Husband’s influence and I tend to skip breakfast now. Mostly out of time constraints. The morning is just too busy. I’m also usually not that hungry so I decided… why force it? Instead, I pack lunch the night before (usually leftovers) and bring a couple snacks like fruit, carrots and hummus, nuts or beef jerky. When my stomach starts to rumble I’ll grab a snack or if it’s close enough to lunch I’ll just wait it out.
I struggled with this at first because I was always told that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” and articles like this still claim it. But, as usual, you can find something else online to tout the complete opposite like this piece in the New York Times.
I don’t know what the right answer is or if there really is one and I’m tired of worrying about it — #wycwyc amiright?
Besides our jam-packed birthday weekend and my work schedule adjustments I have something else on the horizon I’m starting to
plan er, I mean, freak out about.
Remember a few months ago when I said I took a big leap outside of my comfort zone and decided to hop on an opportunity to travel to Uganda with some gym friends. Well, that is right around the corner!
We fly out April 7 — 19 days away!
I’m in the planning stage. My visa was approved. I’m all vaccinated up and now I’m in the holy-crap-what-do-I-take-with-me mode.
Yesterday I rented a lens for my camera. I have a great DSLR but I still only use a basic lens that came with. I’m thinking a trip to Africa is definitely a reason to experiment in the photography department. I also ordered a few things on Amazon like backup power for my phone and bug spray to treat my clothes. But what I’m really on the hunt for is a good cross-body bag.
The first thing you need to know about me is how light I pack. I’m a backpack girl all the way. My plan is a backpack for clothes — most of which I plan on re-wearing and hopefully washing there — and a nice cross-body bag for some incidentals and toiletries.
I’m considering this one but I haven’t pulled the trigger. Every store I go in I check out their bags but I none of them feels like “the one.”
I swear I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bag since high school. Shoes, clothes, makeup, hair products… I couldn’t care less about them. Finding a well designed, comfy bag that can help me carry what I want in the smallest, most convenient way possible on the other hand, is my life’s purpose.
I am all ears if you have any recommendations.
Anyway, that’s all I got from my neck of the woods — kids, work and trip planning are all dominating my world. We’re still using Hello Fresh to help in the dinner department and loving it. We get two meals a week from them that The Husband cooks. I do two-three meals from scratch and then we usually do leftovers or go out the other nights. It’s working for us now and that’s all that matters.