So I guess I’m trying to make this a regular thing, huh?
1. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Which means Christmas is pretty close too! We have a crazy busy schedule for the next week or so with visitors, and all the things that come along with hosting family for Thanksgiving. Robert and I still have to work Monday through Wednesday of next week so we’ll be treading water a bit to get everything done, but we can handle it. And if it doesn’t get done, we can always blame it on Brooke 🙂
2. After Crossfit on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (both classes that were almost all squatting of some sort) I REALLY did not want to go on Thursday. There were more squats. And I could hardly walk up and down the stairs. But I went. And I didn’t want to go today either, because guess what?…box jumps. Which are like squats in an obnoxious way. BUT I WENT ANYWAY. And now I feel really good about myself. Might not be able to walk tomorrow but whatever, I haven’t been able to walk the last two days so I guess it’s all good.
3. Panera TOTALLY messed up my order after Crossfit today. I ordered a pick two with half a sandwich and half a salad. I got back to work and realized I had 2 half sandwiches! What the crap? So either the food-maker was a dummy and put the wrong thing in my bag, or the order-taker messed up putting in my order (which I now think is the case…I ordered a half Fuji Apple Chicken Salad with no red onion and no gorgonzola…she must have heard half Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich because there wasn’t any red onion or feta — she said ‘it comes with feta’ when I said no gorgonzola and I just figured she was an idiot….maybe I wasn’t wrong…) So I had my half turkey and avocado that I ordered, and picked off the veggies of the other sandwich. Whatever. Never going back to the VCU panera again. Jerks.
4. We tried to watch the rocket launch that NASA did earlier this week. I was pretty excited for it actually. I watched the live stream online until the countdown, and Robert had scoped out the area where we could see it. I have never seen any ‘space’ stuff (like meteor showers or rockets) so I was on board for the festivities. And guess what? We couldn’t see it. I was so disappointed in science. And the atmosphere (thanks, clouds). Maybe next time.
5. On a sadder note (and because it’s been on my mind and because I just checked in on it): I’ve been following a blog lately about a family who has had incredible troubles getting pregnant. Long story short, they finally got a round of IVF to work and had triplets. Early on, they found out one of the babies didn’t make it. Around 18 weeks, they found out it was a boy and a girl set of twins left. A few days later, the girl twin’s water broke and she passed away at birth. Three weeks later (a mere 21 days from viability) the mom got an infection and long story short, they had to deliver the boy, who also passed at birth. It is so heartbreaking for them and for all of those who are struggling with their fertility, so please pray for and think of not only this family in particular, but for all those who long to be parents and are having trouble. I know every day how blessed we are to have our sweet Brooke and I can’t imagine the heartache that any of these folks go through, and stories like these make me even more grateful for what we have been given.