The high of my week was my weeknight "date night" with Phil. I call it date night but we usually stay in as that's what we prefer, especially on a week night. We went for a run together and grilled. We are loving spending all of this time together outdoors!
|Grilled chicken, peppers, and zucchini (and potatoes roasted in the oven) = happy belly!|
The low of my week was hearing some sad news about a friend's sister-in-law passing away after a brief battle with cancer and finding out that a friend's mom's cancer is back. Gosh I hate cancer so so much. :(
A book I am reading is Man's Search by Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl for my postal book club book. For those not familiar with a postal book club, each person sends a book and a notebook and the books gets mailed to a different person every 2 months. Each person puts their thoughts in the notebook and then at the end, the book is returned to the person who initially sent it. It's a really cool concept! I'm excited to see what everyone thought of the book I picked out (
A podcast episode I loved was the Dear Sugar podcast about friendships ending. There were a couple of interesting reflections in the podcast. One reflection that struck me was that we completely expect that most of our romantic relationships are going to come to an end (until you find "the one") but we expect every friendship to last forever... which is usually an unrealistic expectation since people grow and change and not every relationship can withstand that growth and change.
For my workouts, I completed a lower body shred workout on Monday, a run with Phil on Tuesday, a treadmill run on Wednesday, and I'm counting packing and moving boxes today as a workout. Tomorrow I am planning to run 13 hilly miles with my club and if it's not raining on Sunday I want to go for a long bike ride.
The best money I spent was on some clothes at the Cabi party I attended as well as through a personal stylist I've been working with at Keaton Row, which is a styling service I just heard about and tried (more on that in a separate post). I have gotten rid of so much clothes over the last several months, it's time to rebuild my wardrobe with pieces I am excited about!
My plans this weekend include packing, packing and more packing. Besides that, we have a get together with some of Phil's college friends tonight and tomorrow I will attend a charity bowling event that a college friend and her husband plan each year for the non-profit they established in memory of their daughter that was born prematurely and passed away. I'll pack more on Sunday and start to move some things down to my new place (the property manager let me have my keys early which was so nice of her). I'm bummed that I won't get to see my mom on Mother's Day but with my upcoming move I just couldn't swing a trip to the lake. :(
What was the high of your week? What are you currently reading? And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, moms-to-be, and moms-at-heart out there - especially to my amazing mom, Marlys!