Ah, Sunday night. Always a bit of a downer that the weekend went by so fast, but I am happy not to be completely spent this Sunday. I toned it down some this weekend, and what a difference…we were still plenty busy, but not so much that I shoveled entire meals down in 5 minutes over the sink in between activities. And speaking of meals, taking a cue from Laura at Mommy Runs Fast, I tried to start planning meals a little better. Our weekday meals are “let’s stirfry whatever is in the fridge” most nights. M-F is just so dang busy with both of us working and Jasp and I having an hour or more of traffic most nights. Not sure exactly what order we’ll eat these in, but here’s what we’ve got: Tonight was homemade sushi and some veggie rice bowls. Yes, I know that makes me sound awesome, but I made very simple sushi. Other nights are vegetarian pad thai, Orzo with tempeh, sundried tomatoes, and spinach from the post punk kitchen (seriously, the best vegetarian recipes) , and grilled chicken breasts. That leaves two nights to wing it or grab take out. I can live with that. Jasper will eat none of it but that is another post.
The weekend’s running and yoga went well. I skipped yoga class and did a home practice with lots of arm balances (yay for lots of Crow pose). I won’t lie, it wasn’t the same as going to a class, but it was one less thing on my plate for the weekend. Jasp got up at 430 Saturday so I cancelled a run with my friend Steve (who moved back to Austin, another yay!), and took Jaspy out in the stroller. I was proud of my resourcefulness. 6 miles with Jasp, dropped him off and woke up Mike and then another 7 on my own. Today I did meet Steve and Mark and dressed for 70 and clear but it was 50 and dumping rain. I am such a wimp. I don’t do cold and wet very well, but I managed 8 miles. Both runs made me think. Saturday Jaspy and I ran by a house that must have burned down on Friday. It was sobering, just about a mile from our home, and had my mind stuck in the moment the rest of the run and very present on what a wonderful morning I was given. Today’s run was a reminder of how much I enjoy meeting up with friends and yet what another wonderful morning I had, despite being cold and wet.
This is long, and I have shows waiting for me. Gonna start House of Cards tonight because I need another show like my house needs more dust bunnies, but I cannot resist. Popcorn, a good show, and compression socks on a Sunday night…that’s how I roll.