Happy Friday, Folks!
Play that on repeat while you get your shenanigans on this weekend.
Personalized Cutting Board
Well, I’ve already started my Christmas list. Kelly blew my mind the other day when she shared one of the most precious and intimate gifts she’s ever received: a personalized cutting board.
The first, with her blog name engraved on it. The second? An old family recipe from her Nana. I almost cried. You know you’re a foodie when this sounds like the most perfect gift on the planet.
I was in the suburbs with my family one night this week and on the way back into the city I decided to stop at Sam’s Club to pick up some toiletries. In case you didn’t know, it’s incredibly cost-effective to get your toiletries there if you can (for my international readers, Sam’s Club/Costco are basically warehouses that sell all the essentials, just giant-sized versions of them). I got everything piled into my SUV-sized cart and out of nowhere, my mom offered to pay for it. I wasn’t expecting that gift in the least but it was such a kind gesture! It’s funny how, as you get older, your parents want to help you out even more. I was so, so, so grateful.
My development team from work met up last night and had a ball of a time. Yoga + a taco bar? Does it get any better?
It’s no secret that I love my job at lululemon. But my absolute favorite part about working there is it is a place that truly cares about its educators and wants to make people better human beings in general, no matter where their path takes them. So we all have development teams that meet and discuss our growth, our strengths, our weaknesses, etc. It’s honest, it’s eye-opening…it’s essentially no-bullshit. And I love it. So over margaritas, leadership exercises, and March Madness, we had quite the enjoyable Thursday night 🙂 Isn’t “work” fun?
Readers who stop by even when I’m a lazy ass
I’ve had a crazy week (who hasn’t?), and I have been terrible about commenting on all of your blogs. I’ve always been worried about the “comment for comment” idea in the blog world and it’s always been in the back of my mind that if I took a few days off, no one would read my blog anymore. Like the only interest people took in my writing was that I’d taken the time to read theirs that day. But, as usual, you’ve all proved me wrong and decided to stick around just because! Have I mentioned how much I love you all?
5 days left, 25 miles to go. Easy peasy. I was particularly proud of my run yesterday: 9.26 miles! I ran for 90 minutes straight which is honestly just as much of a mental feat as it is a physical one. Luckily I was able to run home, cover myself in frozen vegetables, and eat a chocolate Santa I found in my room from Christmas. And thank goodness for that yoga class later on in the night. I’m terrible at stretching and foam rolling myself but when I’m forced into pigeon pose for a solid two minutes, I’m so grateful for being there.
- What was one nice gesture that you experienced this week?
- Do you regularly shop at Sam’s Club or Costco?
- Is it too early to start on a Christmas list?