A big beautiful bunch of flowers from the boys (aka the hubs)! I feel really spoiled when they do this for me. Plus I love that my husband knows if he's going to spend the money on flower delivery, then he should always send them to me at work so everyone can ask me about them all day! :) How vain.
And another magical moment happened at work today: I discovered the meditation room. I've walked by it before but it's always been occupied. Today it was free and it was perfect timing for me because I had a splitting headache come on during a meeting and I couldn't function. I had a moment of terror when I broke out into a really hot sweat in the middle of this conversation in the meeting. Instantly I felt 15 degrees hotter. One of the men in the meeting asked if I was okay (I'm sure my face was beet red.) He was probably wondering why in the heck I didn't simply remove my huge sweater if I was hot but what he didn't know was that my t-shirt under the sweater was backless (work inappropriate) so I couldn't take off the cardigan. Additionally, I admit, I was wearing my big white bra from Costco and not a fashionable tankini that probably would have been perfectly work acceptable given the median age at my work.
When I got back to my desk, my teammate reminded me about the meditation room. It has candles, a yoga mat, and yoga bolsters. I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a lifesaver this was. I took off my steaming hot cardigan and laid there in pitch black doing box breaths. It didn't take the headache away but it calmed me and cooled me off.
Hahahaha. It looks like I'm trying to act all sultry here. I assure you, I'm not. It was just a really bright flash in a dark room and I wasn't prepared.
One of the many small highlights of my days in the office include walking past our mailroom where one of the employees changes his laptop Lego screen regularly. This one is a classic.
This picture and the one after it just appeared on our photo stream. I'm going to have to get to the bottom of why our kid is eating a vegan cupcake and what looks like a homemade whoopie pie? Oh jeez. How did I miss this?!
Today at Croc's school, they did a Thanksgiving lunch celebration and Jon went over for it. We're friends with the chef at the restaurant in Jon's work so he let Jon have THE VERY FIRST bite of the turkey after he pulled it from the oven. I mean, I'm not a meat eater but that does seem like a pretty big delicious privilege for a carnivore!
This dessert table should be illegal. Wow, I wonder who brought that store-bought apple caramel pie on the right when clearly everyone else slaved over their pies? I mean put a little effort in will you? ($19.99 at Whole Foods, people, and Jon said it was GONE by the end of lunch.)
I'm certain this sign is the most awesome sign of any kind. Cozy area? Sign me up please.
Thursdays are pretty much always pizza night in our house. I do add some fruit and veggies and milk to it so there is some nutrition happening. They thought it was hilarious that Croc was wearing a pizza shirt on the same night we were EATING pizza! Looks like you got a little sauce on your shirt there, buddy. Notice the electric toothbrush on the counter. Four people and one bathroom = you do your body things wherever you need to do them.
We caught them having such good behavior this morning that we had to capture it on film. They were each practicing their show and tell presentations with the other person. Adorbs.
Jon moved the TV in the boys' room so he could hide in there and eat his salad while he watched University of Dayton basketball. We were all sitting at the table and I kept waiting for him to join us and then I walked back and saw him enjoying the game. It made me smile. He deserves a break. :)
I was supposed to run 5 miles today but I didn't because of the headache and the rain. That means tomorrow is a non-starter. I have to run. So it's most likely going to be a treadmill event! I was remembering one time when I was at the gym for a long treadmill run. I got to the gym and immediately went to use the ladies room because, let's face it, I've had two kids and starting a long run with even a thimble full of pee is not a good idea. I'd inadvertently tucked the bottom of my short into my underwear so one of my cotton clad bottom cheeks was exposed when I walked onto the treadmill. It was pretty embarrassing (though really who cares).
I'm certainly not an exception to running-related "I can't believe I did that" moments. Here are the top five that come to mind when I think about cringeworthy moments.
Tell me I'm not alone in owning some cringeworthy running moments. Let's hear yours!!
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