Or tea. I’m actually sipping blueberry mojito loose leaf tea right now from my friend Jen… it’s delicious!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that it’s been a good week. I made it through a few afternoons without needing naps, and I’m actually being helpful around the house again (my husband probably thought I forgot how to do laundry or load and unload the dishwasher).
We celebrated L’s birthday yesterday with a snow day- since we were all home, we took her out for pizza for lunch. We’ll continue celebrating on Saturday when grandparents and friends are coming for her party!
I’d tell you the only thing I’m stressed about with this new baby is figuring out childcare… we won’t need much, as I work from home and can usually squeeze most of it into the 12-15 hours L’s at preschool, but I’m not sure where to start with part time babysitters or nanny shares. With L, I continued working part time but my husband was finishing his PhD and we could easily take turns with childcare.
But I love what I do, and I know the pieces will come together.
Speaking of work, I’ve been “putting myself out there” recently and making some great local connections. I’ve done two workshops at our running store and have a third coming up in a few weeks. I did one at a local yoga studio, and have been contributing to the blog of a local mother’s group. They asked if I could do a tele-conference on Sugar Cravings (one of my favorite topics, as you know!) which will be Thursday, January 30th at 10am EST. (Ps- it’s free and anyone is welcome to join… simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Overcoming Your Sugar Cravings” for login details).
Oh, and I was excited to be approved by the Board of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners:
It’s a network of holistic practitioners that work on health issues without drugs.
Since we’re on the topic of drugs, I’m continuing to learn about holistic alternatives for my whole family, too. I mentioned before the holidays that I was taking a six week internship about essential oils… it was fascinating!
I have the Family Physician kit and have been experimenting with some of the oils on L and on myself. I’m particularly excited about the oils I can use on the new baby this time around for soothing and help with colic, teething, relaxation or sleep. Maybe that deserves a whole post sometime?
After covering all of your family, work and life updates I’d probably add that I’m done with winter and on the countdown until spring. It’s especially frustrating because running feels great these days but it’s been way too cold and snowy to get outdoors.
The 5 by the 5th challenge starts in one week and I am pretty sure I’ll be on the treadmill… boo. By the way, the Facebook page for the group coaching folks will be up soon… I’m excited to work together toward our running goals. There were many new prs and impressive updates in the fall group!
Or, I should say, I look forward to inspiring YOU to hit your big goals… I’ll be training vicariously through you and running for as long as I can. 🙂
What would you share on our coffee date?
Do you have any plans for the weekend?