It felt really good to get my legs moving again on the treadmill. Andrew worked this last weekend and I had no desire to go before his shift on Saturday in the snowstorm so the treadmill did the trick. I always play around with the speed on the treadmill and it felt good to feel my legs moving again. Sweat is healing.
8 miles for the morning and 52 miles for the week. I have a feeling the treadmill and I are going to be building a strong relationship together over the next few weeks.
This was one of the highlights of my weekend… I found out that Brené Brown has a PODCAST and this episode was incredible (I just ordered Glennon Doyle’s new book and I cannot wait).
Next up for my Saturday—> attempting to keep the girls busy for the rest of the day which is a little bit more tough when it is raining/snowing for most of the day but WE DID IT and I clapped for myself at the end of the day;)
Brooke is incredibly good at chess and she really tests me when we play together.
She was just thrilled to have a day with nothing on her schedule.
The best part of the day was when Andrew got home from work. We picked up food from Chipotle and ate it parked in the parking lot (we couldn’t wait until we got home to eat it which resulted in multiple spills on all of us ha). Their burritos have never tasted as good as they did yesterday.
Bedtimes are definitely not as strict around here these days.
On Sunday we did church from home and Brooke’s primary even did a zoom altogether so they could see each other.
My parents did a drive-by. I miss hugging them.
And I was really missing our big Sunday family dinners that we used to do so I made my mom’s roast so our Sunday would feel a little bit more normal. Roast + carrots + potatoes + onions with a can of mushroom soup and a packet of Lipton onion soup mix on top cooked in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. It’s not pretty looking but it is one of my favorite comfort foods.
Caramel corn for dessert!
Andrew ordered and picked up some new members of our family last week. We now have chicks! We won’t be getting any eggs from them for 6-8 months but these little ones are really helping our kids mentally right now. They just watch them and love them so much already (and gently pet them a few times a day and washing their hands with soap before and after:).
Animals provide amazing therapy. Just hearing their chirps throughout the day puts me in a better mood. PS they are kept VERY far away from Beretta at all times and Andrew will be building a very high security coop (to keep them safe from raccoons/Beretta) soon for them when they are a little bit bigger:)
We’ve just felt lately that we need to be a little bit more self-reliant due to this virus but also because of the earthquake that we had 1.5 weeks ago. The kids helping us take care of these chicks and gardening is going to be a win for everyone over here. PS previous owners of our home were very into gardening which I’m grateful for because it is making it much easier for us to start with beds and a sunroom ready for us.
They might be the cutest little things I’ve ever seen.
Anybody else have chickens? Who has an animal that is helping them through this tough time?
What was the last treat that you ate? Have you been baking more than normal lately?
What was the best part of your weekend?!
Last time you were on the treadmill? Are you able to run outside where you are at?