Little Things

Taking a hint from my girl Kate and her “Daily Grace” posts and forcing myself to write out the little things I’m thankful for today.   Because I’m feeling tired and tense and like it should have been Friday about three days ago 🙂

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Physical health // Specifically, two strong legs that helped me to my goal of beating each individual mile time from my run on Tuesday.  So I may feel tired, but I also feel mighty proud.

Fun post-work plans // The Rockies are back in town!  We haven’t treated ourselves to dinner out in six whole days (the horror)!  It’s summer and “school nights” don’t exist (whether you stopped having school nights 5 years ago or not)!  Time for dinner and a game with Joey.

A good book // A little over halfway done with Homegoing and while I don’t love the actual writing, I am so lost in these characters and their stories and the way Yaa Gyasi has formatted her novel.  It is beautiful.

Also, though it is sometimes hard for me to put work aside for just half an hour, once I’m outside in the shade with a good book in hand, I am so so glad I did that for myself.

Weekend Things

Sometimes it takes a few days away from home to fully appreciate your bed, your kitchen and your routine.

Sometimes it takes a few weeks of hail, rain and snow to fully appreciate sunshine and warm temperatures (even if it’s only in the 50’s).

Sometimes it takes a wild and indulgent Grub Street Diet to fully appreciate your comparably uneventful and healthy* weekend.

*Not even trying to define the word “healthy,” but reading everything Alan Yang ate in a week definitely made me feel extremely virtuous.  But also jealous 🙂

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Staying in on Friday night to cook a BOMB dinner & watch a movie is my love language.

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Walked to Black Eye Coffee for avocado toast beauty & Memorial Day BBQ planning.

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Joey had been dying to get in the backyard and clean up the mess from the hail storm and would you look at that pile of twigs?!  That was just one of the THREE piles we cleaned up.  P.S. Our garden just keeps on keeping on!

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Post grocery store, fridge restock lunch.

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We popped over to an open house (it was a bust!) then made a stop at Whole Foods and get this, they don’t even sell cheap club soda there!  Luckily, we had some at home and Moscow Mules + shrimp tacos + Y Tu Mamá También are the makings of a perfect Saturday night.

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Ran 5 miles on Sunday morning and totally ran into the Colfax Marathon!  I knew it was happening that day, but hey, I just kind of figured they actually ran on Colfax?  Afterwards, I got us iced coffee and came home to waffles.  Never been happier ♥

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Prep a salad, eat a salad.

But seriously, this weekend was a good one 🙂