Ch-ch-ch-changes

A lot has happened in the past few months!

  
New baby, new puppy, and now a new home!

 
(Like my obnoxious Instagram art? I texted this to Hulk and I think he threw up in his mouth a little.) 

Fortunately my family is a little crazy, and we like taking a lot on at once. Even Squish seems to roll with the punches.

 
It’s a baby cage!

We’re moving this weekend, and it’s been really hard to get everything I want to do done and balance it all out. I’m hoping once we get to the next New Normal I can make time to blog again, but until then I’ll just have to be satisfied with sporadic posts and Instagram check-ins (@emilyrocksroad of you don’t follow me yet!) to stay with it.

Above all, I’m doing my best to take care of myself first, so I’m capable of taking care of all the other creatures I’m responsible for. And if that means downing a huge plate of barbecue, well, I will do what I have to do.

  
I just like that picture and was trying to figure out a good way to stick it in this post. Oh, all the randoms.

But seriously, my last Whole30 taught me that as long as I am taking good care of myself with good food, just the right amount of exercise, and sufficient sleep, I can take on quite a bit.

So I’m off to hit up the work day, then pack All The Things for the move this weekend. While most Americans will be barbecuing and enjoying the official Memorial Day summer kick-off, I’ll be hauling furniture and anxiously awaiting the Comcast guy to hook up our internet.

And I need coffee. So go make it a great day!

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The Life-Changing Magic of Clean All the Things

This morning was another great run.

 
I have just 4 workouts left in my Couch to 5k program, and one strength workout left in my Spitfire plan. I’m hoping to knock it all off and have a few “unplanned” workouts before we move over Memorial Weekend.

  

Oh yeah, the move. The plan is to sign papers today. Then we will officially be homeowners. Ahh! We are so pumped to finally have a little breathing room. Despite how much stuff I get rid of, a two bedroom apartment is just is too small for four humans and a dog. 

Speaking of too much stuff, I did pick up “The Life-Changing Magic of Tyding Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kendo after hearing good things about it. 

 
I thought I would start reading it last Saturday night when I went to bed. Nothing like a book on organizing to put one to sleep, right? Well, I polished off the entire book by 11:30, and was so jazzed and inspired to CLEAN ALL THE THINGS that I got to work on my closet and by 2:30 am had five trash bags of clothes and accessories destined for Goodwill. I told my neighbor about the book too, and now he has a small pile of stuff gleaned from his place thats’s probably sufficient to furnish another apartment. This book is good and I would totally recommend it if you feel like your place is too cluttered but you don’t know what to do about it.

Okay, now that I’m thinking about decluttering again I want to get back to work. Go make it a great day!

Meet Olive

In the latest of our “bad decisions make good stories” adventures, we adopted a puppy last week. Meet Olive!

  
Olive is a three month old lab mix we stumbled upon at the local shelter. Our last dog Duke was adopted when he was full grown and already trained, so this is a bit of a new world for us.

  
Whatever. Squish is just over the moon with having a puppy. He’s already declared her as “my best friend.” 

  
It is absolutely worth everything to see those two play together. Squish gets to exercise his bossy side with her, and I think Olive sees him as another giant, hairless puppy to play with.

  
Anyway, new baby, new house, and now a new dog. I hope Olive’s cool with new owners that are just a bit nuts.

  
“Nah, we’re cool. All I need is pets and noms.”

Make it a furry day!

Le Weekend

i can’t believe it’s Monday already. That’s what happens when you actually have plans over the weekend, I suppose. It was still a blast, and I will most likely be paying for it for the next few days *cough* allthebeer.

Saturday started out innocent enough. While Hulk was out running errands, Squish and I had a lovely weekend breakfast involving Nutella.

  
Then we went to SF Oysterfest in Golden Gate Park. I had way more oysters and beer than what was probably recommended for my age group.

  
Sunday morning started off with more brunch and more Nutella. Hulk’s mom was visiting, so we had a nice Mother’s Day brunch at La Boulange then took Squish to the playground so he could burn off some Nutella. When we were cold and wanted to go home we were met with only minor protests.

  
Later we went and checked out the house we’ve almost bought. Two more weeks! 

Then we went home to lay around and eat leftovers.

  
  

After all that, I still managed to get my run in this morning. 

  
Woo-hoo! I finally broke 3 miles! 

And that is all.

Well, I still need to finish putting together my Whole30 wrap up. That’s on the bucket list for this week. And we got a dog on Wednesday, so I need to give you the proper introduction to her when I get the chance. So, I guess that’s all for now.

Go make it a great Monday!