Ahhh, Sunday… perfect for coffee, twitter, and catching up on all the reading/work/news/tv/sleep I missed this week. Also a great time for random updates, so here we go!
Sea Salt Caramel Gelato: oh my goodness this was love at first sight and first spoonful:
It took a measure of self-discipline to replace the lid and put it back in the freezer.
My son has strict instructions not to touch it.
The same rules do not apply to me in regards to his container of Belgian Milk Chocolate gelato.
He doesn’t know that yet.
It may be time for gelato intervention.
Petsitting: booked 3 weekends in a row! Molly & Hanz came to play last weekend, this weekend I have Loki & Luna, and next weekend I’ll have Frankie.
Fighting the Good Fight: I’ve been fighting some sort of bug for the last two weeks. My gut tells me it’s the nasty cold/flu virus that’s taking everyone down. I’m using a lot of tissues, saline spray, and quality pillow time to combat whatever it may be. Just hoping my activity levels and supplements will protect me from getting the full-blown version.
Yardwork: FINALLY trimmed some of the trees back so they’re no longer threatening to tear through my window screens or decapitate passers-by. I managed most of the trimming on my own but had to enlist my son’s help for some of the higher branches. He was pretty brave up there on the extension ladder with a pair of snips. He also mowed the lawn; I bought him a pair of discs for disc golf to express my gratitude.
Worst Run Ever: yesterday’s weather was perfect for an afternoon run. I don’t know if I overdid the yardwork in the morning or if the aforementioned bug played a role but I had to stop at 1.6 miles. Couldn’t breathe, body felt super heavy, sweat pouring off me, and an upset stomach to boot. Walked back to the car, avoiding eye contact with all the other runners, certain they could feel my shame. I’ll try for a redemption run later today.
Business Travel: my travel obligations come in waves. I was out & about quite a bit last Spring but chained myself to the home office for the summer. I had a quick day trip to the east side of the state this past week for an after-hours client event. Soon I’ll be heading out to Reno, NV to lead a training and then a quick turn in Madison, WI for some strategy sessions.
Freezer Meals: it’s that time again. Last December/January I spent a whole weekend assembling freezer meals. All said and done, we had enough food equity to last about 3 months. In fact, one of the baked chicken spaghetti meals is still hiding out in the back of the freezer. It’s a lot of work but completely worth the effort, so it’s time to start menu planning.
You know what else is in the freezer? Gelato. But not for long.