Gift baskets at work | The holiday baskets are starting to roll in at work! I’m trying to just taste a little here and there and practice some restraint, but nothing helps an afternoon staring at a computer like getting up for a handful of homemade chex mix! 😉
Pre-Workout | I’ve tried Vega’s pre-workout energizer which I was not a big fan of… but I’ve been meaning to try one of the larger more mainstream brands (i.e. way less healthy 😉 ) and finally snagged a C4 pre-workout mix. The taste is fine, but the effect is EXACTLY what I need to get my butt motivated at 5am to get in an awesome workout or head out the door into the cold for a run.
Poinsettia | Do you know how hard it is NOT to put flowers on this list every single week??? I know I put them on a lot, but I get myself fresh flowers almost every week because they bring me SO much joy that it’s totally worth the expense. It makes me so happy to see them everyday, and I swear the fact that I can afford a small bouquet of flowers every week makes me feel more like I’m a successful adult than pretty much anything. My first year out of grad school when things were ROUGH, I bought myself a really pretty $10 farmer’s market bouquet ONCE to celebrate moving into my new apartment, and it felt like the most extravagant treat. Anyway… these poinsettias will probably last me at least a month, and they’re such a festive gorgeous centerpiece. Flowers for the win.
Awesome people | Yup, awesome people. The tiny highlight of my week was when the lovely clerk I always see at the Rite Aid next to my office found my DRIVER’S LICENSE that I dropped there. And how sweet (and a bit sassy) she was when I called to see if someone had found it. I don’t know if she recognized my voice or WHAT, but before I even got my sentence out, she told me I most certainly HAD dropped it and she chased after me but I’d vanished. AH, such a relief.
ALSO, awesome bosses who let the office out early yesterday because of a scary weather advisory, so we could beat the weather and the traffic home.
AND, an awesome sister who let me immediately run over to her house tonight to use her laundry machines because one of the pets had an accident on the bed. AND my laundry machines in my apartment are strangely miniature. So they don’t fit much bedding. So I’m doing laundry at my sister’s. Thank. goodness.
Spotify’s Personalized 2016 Playlist | Whaaaaaaaaaaa??!?!?!?!??!!??!?! TALK ABOUT AMAZINGNESS. Spotify (I don’t know if it’s just premium?) makes a list of your most-listened to songs of the year?! There are obviously a few that popped up that I am just SICK of, but for the most part, OH MY GOSH. I love it. Love. Oh, and it’s 6 hours long. So… hello, more enjoyable workday 😉
Green Apple Lozenges | Last time I was sick, I raved about Luden’s watermelon lozenges. WELL, now I’m sick again (thanks, Preston) and tried the GREEN APPLE version. Um, wow. I definitely feel like Luden’s maybe just has a contract with Jolly Rancher and just repackages them as lozenges……….. but I’m not complaining 😉
Zicam! | Another sick person favorite. But ERMAGERD I am in love with Zicam. Preston’s been sick twice recently and I started religiously taking Zicam when he got sick. Last time I didn’t even get sick (YAY!) even though I definitely had swollen lymph nodes for a couple days, and hooraaaaah evaded actually getting symptoms. This time, I’m sick. (Boo.) But it’s the mildest cold ever, WAY milder than poor Preston’s. (#sorrynotsorry) And I think Zicam is why. My worst symptom is just that I want to sleep forever. Annoying, yes. But as far as being sick goes, I can deal.