Drinking plenty of coffee. I decided to pick up a few options at the store the other day and have to say nothing beats Starbucks.
Planning Lucas’ baptism this weekend. I’m excited to throw a party and hope it turns out like I’ve planned. If nothing else I hope we get a good family picture. B is making Lucas’ baptism gown from my wedding dress material and I bought a new dress for the occasion. It is currently unavailable but this is similar.
Reading when I find time and enough energy to concentrate. I recently finished The Paris Wife and The Black Calhouns. I’m currently reading a new FDR biography Rightful Heritage. It’s been too long since I’ve read something Roosevelt so I’m excited to read the latest perspective on my favorite president.
Watching Law & Order! I can’t even believe it but it’s currently my thing and conveniently airing on four different networks. I love the Ed & Lenny pairing and any time I get seasons 9 through 14 are awesome.
Eating well, the meal planning is actually working and I have found some delicious and easy recipes that will be put in a back to work rotation.This Moo-Shu Pork Taco recipe is delicious.
Excited about working out again! I’ve been out of commission for so long I have never looked forward to going to the gym more. Now that the weather is finally turning the corner, I’m taking Lucas on walks twice a day. I plan to hit up the gym three times a week for upper body strength training and mile runs on the treadmill. I really look forward to running outside but with 20 extra pounds, I need a little conditioning. Off days I’ll do yoga.
Loving every minute at home with my man. Having 12 weeks is so important to me and I am grateful to have a job that let me take that time even though I wasn’t eligible for FMLA. I can’t imagine having to go back this week and I know so many women get only 6 weeks (or worse less). This bonding time is critical and we need to value it in America. This article is eye-opening and heartbreaking.