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Thursday Thoughts

Happy Friday from over here at Thursday Thoughts! Errr…yeah.

I actually can’t believe I made it to Friday. I was so sick this week that I stayed home on Tuesday. I have very little PTO to burn, so that’s your indicator of how bad I was feeling. I also didn’t workout for two days. I’m sure this will make me seem like a crazy workout-aholic, but when I’m feeling a little sick, I like to do hot yoga or something short and light to sweat it out. I’ve always felt like it helps my body recover faster, probably because it forces me to drink more fluids.

Watermelon water and ramen cures everything.

Watermelon water and ramen cures everything.

But on Tuesday I was so sick I didn’t get off the couch (besides dropping off and picking up the baby from school). My couch time was productive though because I caught up on 4 episodes of Switched at Birth. Anyone else like that show? Honestly, I had completely forgotten about it until this week. And now it’s my favorite show again. And it’s been cancelled. All the good shows have. Like Grandfathered! Uncle Jessie and the annoying agent from Criminal Minds really had something going.

John surprised me with this super cool gym bag for when I felt well enough to workout again. I finally look like I’m going to the gym instead of grocery shopping. And I can fit my own towel into my bag. The gym towels look like they’ve been sitting under a rusty refrigerator at the dump.

Bag on ball. Ball is work chair, I'll never go back to a real chair.

Bag on ball. Ball is work chair, I’ll never go back to a real chair.

My new favorite lunchtime workout is spinning alone in the spin studio. Eco Fitness, the gym my coworker and I bought memberships to last month, has barre, yoga and spin classes. We’ve tried the barre, it’s basically jazzercise, and the yoga, which is actually better than I thought, but we haven’t been to a spin class yet. There obviously isn’t one at lunch, looking at how crowded the studio is.

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On Thursday, we did a lunchtime run from the gym to Shem Creek and back. Shem Creek has a fishing pier that extends out past the bustling sea food restaurants and the last few boats docked in the harbor. The gray, misty weather and boats rocking in the wind always makes me nostalgic for a sea faring life. I think it originated with the storm scene in The Little Mermaid. 

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All day Friday I was craving homemade chocolate chip cookies. It was so bad I spent about ten minutes drooling over pictures of my friends cookie bakery, By the Park Chicago. I texted John about it, and he claimed he was going to make them, but they weren’t done when I got home. I’ll cut him some slack because he’s only had about seven of the last ten days off. After I convinced him to go to Sesame Burger for dinner, I made my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. They’re actually vegan. The only thing I change is switching out 1 cup brown sugar for 1/2 cup coconut sugar. They’re sweet, but not overpowering, and rich and chewy from the coconut oil. Delicious.

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But back to dinner. It’s really hard to take a toddler out to eat. Our baby is pretty good, as long as we have milk, but she will not sit in her high chair for the length of dinner. Even a short one. We’ve gotten into the habit of scarfing our food or taking most of it to go. I really want to find a babysitter so we can have an adult dinner. Or just eat at a normal pace.

Baby and her backpack.

Baby and her backpack.

John has to work this weekend, but the baby and I have a lot of tasks to keep us busy. We’re gong to DC for my friends baby shower over Memorial Day, so we need to get some adorable baby clothes. And about ten of my other friends are having even more babies, so I’ll be making little packages to send out before they come. I’ve never been to a second baby-baby shower. Do people do that? Considering the amount of stuff we got for our first, and how much we have left, I would feel guilty throwing myself a party to ask for more.

It’s the weekend! Have an amazing one! I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to rain for all of ours. Typical.

Linking up for Thursday…and Friday…randomness with Running With Spoons.

 

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