There is no relief from the fire smoke in the Bay Area. The fires are less than 5% contained which is scary. My heart goes out to everyone up north. Stay safe.
I finally got my treadmill run in today and already feeling like a new woman! Clearly my sleep isn't suffering. I told Jon I need him to start taking some photos of me because I don't like taking selfies, so he produced one of me sleeping and one of my pre-coffee face and one of my foot which I will spare you. I think I should revisit what I meant by "blog worthy photos." :) Croc had a sleepover in our bed last night.
There is nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning. I drink medium roast with vanilla soy milk creamer. It's my go-to and it has to be really hot! I have significantly reduced my amount of coffee intake over the past few months. I'm getting better sleep and not as jittery.
Work was another crazy day but a productive one. Two of my very dear friends and colleagues are leaving the company, so we are sending them off. While I'm sad to see such smart women leave the team, I'm really happy for them and excited to hear all about their new jobs. Changing jobs can be equally terrifying and exciting!
For dinner I had one of my favorite sandwiches: the Hot Hippy from Bi-Rite. It has avocado, pea shoots, green onion aioli, and the best part—crispy fried sweet potatoes! So, so, so good. If you visit San Francisco, definitely go to Bi-Rite and enjoy a sandwich. Grab one and head to a park and you have the perfect $8.99 afternoon!
Much as the blatant sexism contained within the pages of this cookbook from the 1950s outrages me, I do secretly love this kitchen. I mean the chicken on a spit is a bit overkill for me, but I love the kitschy vibe and it reminds me of the kitchen from my childhood. We had double ovens like that too.
After I ate, Croc and I spent some time doing his Koala Crate. This month's box's theme was all about the farm! He absolutely loves getting these boxes every month. Remember how exciting it was to get a box in the mail as a kid?
Business on top; pajama pants on the bottom. Because white silky shirts are always a great idea when crafting with kids. Noob! Why don't I just throw a box of chowmein on my lap while I'm at it!
We made a chick, horse, pig, and cow. Then we used it as an opportunity to sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
We also made a barn and he constructed some veggies out of fuzzy wires and beads, then we played a matching game.
Once everyone was fed, bathed, and content with whatever they were working on, I did about 20 minutes of yoga and about 30 minutes of lying there.
I read this story yesterday and it made me well up a little. A 75-year-old woman was fired from her housekeeper job. When she left a message with her son letting him know, he decided to help her create and then cross big things off her bucket list. Some items on the list? Taking a hip hop lesson with a dancer from Hamilton, joining Instagram, and milking a cow in Vermont. Some of her list items were touching. She wasn't able to attend her sister's service after she passed away, so her son took her to England to see her resting place. What a sweet story of a mom and son connecting through what she thought would be a tough transition.
Do you have any inspiring stories to share? I'd love to hear them!
(Almost) daily blogger. Sober runner. Mental sh*t stirrer. Pro gender equality in tech. Family first.