This time last week we were soaking up the fresh mountain air in Bend, Oregon. Isn’t it crazy how fast modern travel is? If this were the 1800’s, and we were traveling from Charleston to Oregon (on the Oregon trail, at some point, I’d assume) a week later we would probably be in…Georgia. Fording a river.
Which brings me to the trip recap: In the time it would have taken us to clip-clop to Georgia via horse and carriage, we traveled to 5 states, on 10 flights, slept in 5 hotels, logged 6,170 airplane miles, went to 3 Whole Foods, in 2 rental cars and saw 1 team win the Superbowl! We don’t mess around. (Aka, we try to save money so travel is in no way about convenience).
I was right to be afraid of my work emails Monday morning. When did taking a vacation become such an inconvenience to every other part of life? I really needed this vacation to be a…vacation. And it wasn’t. I’m just hoping I can make my lunchtime Friday Barre class tomorrow. It’s been well over a month since I last went. I’m also hoping the mass of resolution-ers have moved on and we’re back to the core class. (Pun intended).
Work picked back up quickly, but we’ve been slow getting into our routine at home. It’s actually been kind of nice to take it easy, although I almost ran out of clothes mid-week. John and I usually unpack the night of/morning after our trip. It’s Thursday and we’ve barely finished the laundry. We also slacked on groceries, and tonight, with a barren fridge and empty cupboards, I threw together scrap bean dip. Which was actually really good and I’m definitely going to make again. Sometimes the best things come out of desperation.
A blogger I like recently posted a grey sweater dress that she loved. For 12$. I’ve been looking for a sweater dress long enough to to wear to work, and it looked fantastic on her, so I immediately went to the website. They only had maroon in my size, lame, but I bought it anyway. Two weeks later…
I also ordered some new running shoes! I’ve been raving about the ON Cloudsters and it was definitely time for a new pair, months ago, but this time I decided on the ON Cloud’s instead of the Cloudsters. A lighter shoe for some lighter workouts now that I’ve decided to focus on the dreaded 5k. Seriously, if you’re in the market for new running shoes, try ON. Try on ON? This could get confusing. But seriously.
The baby has been on California time, which means I have to wake her up in the morning for school. There’s nothing as sweet as a sleepy little baby in the morning. I have to refrain myself from crawling into her crib and snuggling. It’s crazy how fast she’s growing. She’s basically a real person. In the past few months she’s started walking, she says Dadadadadadada, Blahblahblahblah and Mamamama and she loves to pick up all her own food.
My coworker and I went for a gorgeous lunchtime adventure run on Wednesday, back to Patriot’s Point in Mt. Pleasant. She brought her dog to work that day and little Luna joined us for the whole warm and breezy five miles. Just past the docks, we found a secret cove tucked away behind a hotel.
A bunch of are out of the office this week, so I took business casual to a whole new level. (Aka, didn’t change after our run and was disgusting).
And…finally, spotted outside Whole Foods, Mt. Pleasant, SC. You can’t make this stuff up.
PS-Linking up for the first time for Thinking Outloud Thursday! Go check out all the randomness!