Tomorrow's the day I've been dreading - leaving my baby to go back to work. This week I've eaten a lot of meals with him in my lap, not because he didn't want to be put down, but because I didn't want to put him down. Just trying to soak in every precious moment.
I spent Friday and Saturday morning in my happy place. Christmas baking.
|I thought I took more pictures. Imagine lots of gingerbread.|
The timing worked out because we had an epic weekend of good times with amazing friends to look forward to which really got my mind off how lame it is to work for a living.
Back in 2005 these crazy chicks graduated from college in upstate NY and moved to a row home in downtown Baltimore to try out the wild ride of teaching. We had no idea what we were in for.
|It was tough to find a pic. No iPhones back then, you had to like go out and do stuff and not even Instagram it!|
|Actually from 2008 - we at least had a digital camera by then.|
Although there have been some small changes.
|It's hard to get babies to pose.|
This is all probably going to go to hell once I rejoin the world of actual responsibilities, but I've been doing pretty good on working out (in my humble opinion). I'm on a strict training plan of attempting to do something that's not sitting on my ass like 4-5 times per week. So far it's rotated between running on the treadmill, or workout DVDs, mainly T25 or Jillian Michaels. Unless Eric is home I try to run until the baby wakes up. Trying to get back in shape is apparently not a linear process. That one day I ran a full 5 miles, then other days I struggle to get to one without a walk break. But I've made it through the entire first season of Game of Thrones, so that's a full ten hours on the treadmill since whenever I posted I started watching. Distance: unknown. Speed: slow.
I actually ran with people! I haven't done that since spring. And outside! Hills and wind resistance! I forgot how much fun it is. We ran 4.5 miles today.
|#motherrunners and Mike|
|Then we did planks and leg lifts on the baby mats. With a dog.|
For some reason packing my lunch was a real downer today. I really hate packing lunches. I'll be leaving the mascara off, my tissues and pump parts are packed, so wish me luck tomorrow!
What should I make for Christmas dinner? We are frying a turkey but I don't know what to have with it.