Reading: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Nora and Kelly both liked it so I am confident that I will enjoy it! I just finished Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, which was a total CHORE for me to read (I'll admit it, I just don't like classics), so I needed something lighter and easier to get into after that!
Loving: watching Oscar grow and change. I can't believe how big she has gotten since we got her in late June. She has another vet appointment in a couple of weeks and it will be interesting to see how much she weighs! The newest skill she has picked up is playing fetch. I had no idea cats played fetch but she loves to fetch small balls and toy mice.
|All tuckered out from lots of play time.|
|Oscar gets to have drinks from the bathroom sink. She is a little bit spoiled!|
|Hanging out with Phil on his birthday.|
Thinking: about planning a long weekend trip to Boston with Phil in late October. A couple we are good friends with moved out there this summer as one of them will be attending a year-long grad school program at Harvard. It seems like the perfect time of year to visit that part of the country so I hope we can make it happen. Plus that means I'd also get to see Kelly, introduce her to Phil, and meet her son Max! The trip would be close to my Miami girls weekend so I just need to make sure I can get the time off from work. Fingers crossed this works out!
Frustrated: by my sleep challenges. After several weeks of really bad sleep that's left me feeling like a zombie, I decided to see a sleep specialist. My appointment is on Friday and I am hoping and praying that he/she can help.
Feeling: a little overwhelmed by my schedule. I feel like free nights are rare and I am not home much. I can't complain because my schedule is full of things I enjoy doing and chose to say yes to... but I really could use a week with fewer evening commitments. I know things won't slow down in the next couple of weeks, but I'm hoping that September will be a little bit of a quieter month.
Anticipating: my 21-mile long run on Saturday. I'm a bit nervous as I missed the 20 mile run the weekend of the triathlon. My training feels a bit off between missing that long run for the triathlon and missing last week's long run since I was at my parents cabin and ran 16 miles instead of 18 like everyone else did, so I really need to do a long run that leaves me thinking "OK, I can do this!"
Watching: the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network, which started last night. The Next Food Network Star just wrapped last week so I am glad I have a new show to watch!
Sad: that this past weekend was the last weekend that we'll spend at the lake this summer. Summer went by entirely too fast! I'm also sad that the weather for our last weekend at the lake was so crappy (rain, cold weather, high winds, felt like October). That said, we still had a great time. The crappy weather meant we played lots of games which always makes me happy!
Working: on incorporating more strength training into my weekly workouts now that the triathlon is behind me. Ideally I'd like to get two strength training sessions in a week so hopefully I can stick to that.
Grateful: that Phil joined me for the last 5 miles of my 16 mile run on Saturday. I've gotten spoiled by running with a running club - now I really dislike doing long runs alone! Mentally, it really helped to know that I could look forward to his company for the last 5 miles, which we ran in a light rain/mist! Even though it was cooler/rainy, it still felt great to jump in the lake after the run!
|Post-run, pre-jumping in the lake.|
Listening: to lots of podcasts, as usual. Death, Sex and Money did a series of podcasts about New Orleans/Hurricane Katrina in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Katrina (side note: I can't believe it's been 10 years!) so I have been listening to those lately.
Wishing: that summer would return. I know that a lot of people are happy that fall-like temperatures are here, but summer is so short in the Midwest so I really don't want fall to arrive prematurely! It's been overcast, rainy and cold here lately and I don't like it at all!!
What are you currently reading, frustrated by and grateful for?