I just have a few… ehhh like 15… things to tell you about before we get to some unpopular opinions!
I really did my best leap for this photo even though it might not look like it.
Daylight savings does have a few pros: I feel more normal climbing into bed in the 7 pm hour and we no longer rush around the house getting Brooke ready for school. She now wakes up with PLENTY of time to get everything done before we have to leave which makes mornings a lot less stressful!
Andrew and I went for a run together yesterday morning and Beretta joined us too. 4 miles @ 9:28 average pace. Kind of my happy place right now! With things getting closer to our due date, I’ll probably just run outside when I have Andrew with me or just do a loop right around my house so I am never far away by myself.
PS you know it is a cold morning when even Andrew is wearing a sweatshirt.
Right after the run = a warm shower and hot hot hot chocolate. After I got home there were snowflakes falling on the ground (they didn’t stick but they were out there)!
Brooke wanted to play nail salon so we got to work doing that.
More crepes went down yesterday… tried this recipe out and it was delicious!
Yesterday we stopped at my parents house to catch up with them and for Brooke to snuggle with my mom.
Brooke found my handprint from 1995 l
We also stopped by my sister’s house to drop some things off and say hello to her boys for a second.
When you can’t quite give up Halloween (her pj bottoms) for the year but you are thrilled that Christmas is coming up next (her pj top).
Last thing about the time change—> Is anyone else getting in pjs and eating dinner as early as possible (4:50 pm) because Daylight Savings has their body beyond confused about what is going on? We are eating dinner really early this week which is great because then we can eat leftovers just a few hours later for second dinner.
Pasta is everything to me during this trimester so we made this recipe of carbonara!
This is Brooke’s favorite reading position, her little leg up and crossed:)
Brooke is really into making stories together right now. She tells me what to write and then she does the illustrations. Her stories are quite entertaining.
Nothing like ending the night with a good face mask… my skin feels like heaven after this one in this post.
These two end the night with some deep conversations about life.
*I keep thinking about Shalane Flanagan and how amazing her first place finish was in NYC! I’ve been thinking back to an article I read about her this last summer where she talks a lot about how she had to miss Boston due to injury. I mean, it is hard for us to miss races due to injury etc but when the elites have to miss a race… this is their job, their world. It’s amazing to see how she overcame such a huge setback and how things worked out even better for her in the end. She is a great example to all of us with our setbacks in our running. Stay strong, keep believing and it will all work out in the end! I have another post here about elites and their setbacks and how they overcame them!
Shalane says (this was in the summer):
I had such a blast reading through your unpopular opinions the first time we did that HERE (I know, many of you still haven’t gotten over my Harry Potter, Star Wars or Chipotle opinions but let’s continue to work towards moving forward together) and I wanted to hear some more of yours! Andrew and I have thought of a few more so we will start off!
Our unpopular opinions!
*Me: I hate hummus. I think I might have enjoyed it at one point (I’m sure I did) in my life… but I just can’t even stand it anymore and that isn’t just a pregnancy thing. I’m sure I could handle a thin layer of it on a sandwich or something and enjoy it but dipping food into hummus and eating a big bite of it, nope. Not for me.
*Me: I also do not like Indian food or Thai food. I used to love it but, it is a big NO WAY for me. I think getting Giardia in Thailand and having Indian food and Thai food right before the parasite hit strong probably caused this for me. This is a very unpopular opinion anytime we are going out to dinner with people and everyone seems to want to go to either of these choices. Luckily, Andrew agrees with me on this one.
*Me: (Mine are all about food this time)… I don’t get the deliciousness of pb and honey mixed together… the kids love pb and honey sandwiches but I just don’t think the two flavors belong together. PB & Jam for life in my opinion.
*Me: Andrew thinks it is an unpopular opinion that Brooke and I use ketchup with our chicken nuggets… we also sometimes put ketchup on our mac and cheese which I understand is just wrong but it tastes good to me.
*Me: I’m not a huge Thanksgiving person (which is hard for Andrew because it might be his favorite day of the entire year and I’m trying hard to be more excited for him ha). Yes, I enjoy spending time with my family and showing gratitude but I just have had a lot of REALLY BAD Thanksgiving Days over the years and turkey is just kind of blah to me. So long story short, I’m not a Thanksgiving Scrooge but I have been in the past and I’m starting to like it more now.
*Andrew and Me: We don’t love Stranger Things 2! I was SO excited for this season, so excited. We loved the first season and while I started off strong with Stranger Things this season and had high hopes and optimism towards loving it, I didn’t. Neither did Andrew. Pretty sure we are offending many people with this one. I’m sorry.
*Andrew: (and this one is painful for me to write at this stage in my life)… he doesn’t really like pancakes. I mean he will eat them if that is the last thing on the planet but he doesn’t enjoy them. He also thinks breakfast is overrated which I am also highly offended by.
*Andrew: He loves all animals but he is very specific about what animals he will own…. he doesn’t want to ever have a little dog. This is actually really hard for me and the kids (my best friend growing up was a 4 lb poodle) and the kids want a little dog so bad.
*Andrew: He doesn’t like warm/hot showers. I take the hottest showers possible (except when pregnant… I take warm showers) and he loves cold showers.
*Andrew: Can’t STAND eating chicken off of the bone. He can’t do it. He also doesn’t really like chicken but eats it often because I want it in a lot of our meals;)
My sister’s unpopular opinions:
Sissy: She hates doing friends birthday parties for her children (she enjoys taking her children to other people’s birthday parties;). Everything from invitations (so she does a group text to invite the people in her neighborhood), to planning to decorating… she just does not like it.
Sissy: She hates Pinterest because it makes her feel guilty but she does love Pinterest fails.
Sissy: She isn’t on Instagram nor will she ever be. It doesn’t even exist in her world.
I had to ask my mom too!!!
HRG Mom: She loves black licorice (which means she loves Good & Plenty)!
HRG Mom: She loves wearing socks with sandals (I can attest, she really does love to do this)!
HRG Mom: She LOVES fruitcake!
I wanted to ask Megan D a few of hers too because she is hilarious:
*Megan D: She doesn’t like Gilmore Girls.
*Megan D: She thinks oatmeal raisin cookies are delicious
*Megan D: She has no desire to watch a Nicholas Sparks movie or any chick flick movies at all
*Megan D: She would eat rice over pasta any day.
*When we go to Cafe Rio and they get quesadillas, they also get an horchata to drink on the side. They then dip the quesadillas into the horchata and eat them. It is so wrong but they love it.
I would LOVE to hear your unpopular opinions about things (these are my favorite to read)! Also, any on our list that you strongly disagree or agree with!?!
Ever missed a race because of injury? Which race and what was your injury?
How long is your getting ready for bed routine… sometimes mine is 5 minutes and sometimes it is 20 minutes:)
What is your run today?!