What a great week! I mean, there were ups and downs as there always are, but man, I just really felt whole this week. I felt balanced. I feel balanced and it feels so good. I mean, sometimes I love drinking too much red wine, hooping and dancing and staying up too late and then running too much, acting like an idiot, shit like that. We all need to get it out of our systems from time to time. But then it’s important for our internal pendulum to swing back from asshole and settle down into the middle for some recovery time. Otherwise, we uhh… we suck.
I’ll have you know that it’s Sunday afternoon right now and I’m typing this out alone, in our house, with nobody here. This concept is so sacred and rare that I dare not speak too much about it. It’s like how God wouldn’t let Moses see him directly or his eyes would burn or something. I need my eyes. Andrew is feeling a lot better, and I feel like he knows that I need some time alone to get my wits about me after the rough week we had last week. I take care of him, and he takes care of me. We’re a good team. Here is this week’s Week in Review care of my good friend Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets!
On Monday I got up early, drove Jake to work and then ran 11 miles on the treadmill. I cleaned the house, packed lunches for school and then picked up Katie from Jason’s. She and I spent the day reading books, and then we all went to bed early. HELL YEAH.
I woke up at 5:45 on Tuesday morning for fun. Because I like getting up early now. The alone time that I score during those dark coffee-drenched moments are everything, and I would sacrifice a little extra sleep and a decent poo for that anytime. I had my coffee and a KitKat for breakfast and then hopped onto the treadmill for a run. The rest of the day was so busy that when I took notes, I abbreviated all the words and now I can’t even read it. But here’s a photo of the lunch that Callum pretty much made himself:
I have no idea what I did on Wednesday.
Andrew, Callum and I went into Fort Langley on Thursday and got some lunch at my favourite place on earth (Wendel’s), and then I came home and did all the same shit that I did on Tuesday and Wednesday that’s too boring to type out. But I do know that I left the house wearing my Birkenstocks with my socks. Most people would turn around and go back home to change, but I am not most people.
Grandma and Grandpa Slane watched Callum for me for a couple of hours on Friday! It was heavenly! I got SUCH a great sleep that night, and I ran on the treadmill while Callum was with his grandparents so it worked out well. I brought Katie to dance in the evening and then drove her out to her cousin’s for a sleepover. Those girls are HILARIOUS. I can’t stop laughing at the video they made. I wish I could show you guys. I ate chocolates out of a tin we got for Christmas but I couldn’t find the legend so I decided to just give each chocolate a taste test. I didn’t stop until I tried every single one, and I didn’t get sick. Elevators give me diarrhea, but I can eat a hornet covered in hot sauce and be just fine; my stomach is like steel.
Then, Saturday was my 39th birthday! It was the best birthday I have had in a long time. I got up at 5:45 to drive Jake to work and he bought me a coffee. I was just so happy to see him on my birthday, to see him healthy, and happy. Because two years ago on my birthday, he was not in a good place, so just seeing Jake that morning made my birthday so great. Then I came home, had some coffee, snuggled Callum and then met Lora for an 8 mile run outside! It was so cold but I was so thankful to not be stuck on the treadmill again!
I came home, had a hot shower and climbed under the heated blanket on our bed to warm up. For Christmas Andrew bought me a gift card for the spa so I made the appointment for my birthday! I went and got a 75 minute relaxation massage. IT WAS EVERYTHING. Then I came home and my sister and her daughter brought over a lasagna and a bottle of wine! And Gretchen emailed me a Starbucks card, which was so sweet and made me feel so loved. Then grandma Slane came over to babysit and Andrew and I headed into Vancouver to have dinner at the Irish Pub we always go to on the water. The food was incredible as usual. I got a Ceasar, of course, on top of all the wine I drank beforehand.
I hate what I was wearing that night. I’m always cold, so I end up looking like a granny during the winter. UGH. Dammit.
I got up again on Sunday to drive Jake to work and then did an easy 6 miler on the treadmill. I finished all that before anyone was even awake! It was wonderful. Then Andrew took Ethan and Callum to run some errands while I did some strength stuff and worked on my book a bit more. I ended up doing my regular 100 pushups, 200 squats, a bunch of donkey kicks and fire hydrants, and a 4 minute plank. It was a little bit awesome.
Do you own Birkenstocks?
I use them as slippers around the house.
If you got a gift card for the spa, what would you get?
Are you back into the routine of life after the holidays?