I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer today to talk about what I’m into these days. I’ve found a lot of great blogs through this link-up, so I’d really encourage you to check out some of the other links, too. August – don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. Here’s how I’ve been muddling through:
Wearing…my pjs for half the day on my work-at-home days! I look like a total scrub, but it’s awesome to get up and get some work or blog stuff done early in the mornings instead of spending time getting ready.
“Reading”…audiobooks! They are God’s gift to commuters. I’m just finishing up The Book of Unknown Americans and getting ready to start The Night Circus. If you’ve listened to one recently that you liked, let me know!
Watching…my sad streak of having no time to watch TV continues, but my son’s latest obsession is Octonauts. I secretly love it. He has requested that I address him as Captain Barnacles, which is just ridiculous enough to make me laugh every time. The “Creature report, creature report!” song at the end of each episode is awfully catchy, and anthromorphized turnips are way too cute. (See that little yellow guy on the left side?)
Listening…to Time for Three, a classical trio that plays non-classical music. I don’t normally listen to music while I work, but I’ve found that I need a little background noise when I’m working at home and this instrumental stuff does the trick, plus I was able to try these cheap studio monitors which make the sound ten times better.
Fitness-ing…I’ve been really hit-or-miss with working out lately, but I ran a 5K a couple of weeks ago and did pretty well! It just goes to show that you can’t judge yourself as a newbie against someone who’s been doing something for a long time. I’ve been running on and off since I was in 7th grade, so it comes pretty naturally to me even when I haven’t been doing it too often. Lifting weights on the other hand, is very new to me, so it’s really easy to get discouraged when I feel like I lose all my progress just by taking a few weeks off.
Thankful for…the teenage girls at our new church who love to play with my kids. (The benefits of going to a church without too many small children — we’re quite a novelty!) I’m pretty sure I’ll never have trouble finding a babysitter in this town.
Planning…how to fit in exercise and blogging to my new schedule.
Cooking…well, can I brag on my husband’s cooking a little bit? He’s a really great cook but he hasn’t done much of the cooking for the family in the past few years. Now that I’m getting home from work later, he has really stepped up and taken over cooking dinner (in addition to kid wrangling), so most nights that I commute, I walk in to the house and dinner is ready to eat! Now if I could just get him to have a cocktail ready for me, I’d really be living the dream.
Drinking…no, it is NOT pumpkin spice latte time yet! It’s been crazy hot this month (so many 100 degree days, ugh) so I’ve been drinking lots of water, nuun, and lemonade.
Looking forward to…fall! It’s my favorite season. Pretty leaves, cool evenings, football tailgate parties, jeans and boots, I love it all.
Excited about…a work trip to Baltimore coming up next month. This means three things: 1. SLEEP! Sweet, sweet uninterrupted sleep, how I covet thee. 2. Mmm… seafood. 3. I’m also hoping to meet up with at least one blogger friend while I’m there. (And, oh yeah, 4. I’ll learn tons about municipal law while I’m there, too, of course!)
Do you love fall, too? What’s your favorite part about traveling for work?