Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Snow, organizing & V-Day {Weekly Check In}


It felt good to be back in the office actually after finally testing negative for COVID.  I do enjoy my Friday working from home, but it also felt good to have a reason to get dressed & put on make up & get out of the house too.  

I still had a lingering cough - but poor Ricky - he REALLY has a lingering cough. He still even spiked a fever through the week. He came home from work & would just crash.  Out of the 3 times he's had COVID, he said this has been his worse.  Hoping next week has it all behind us both.... please!

 I have gotten in the habit of listening to some podcasts on YouTube every night when I go to sleep.  I'm always listening to either Mel Robbins or Jay Shetty - better that body and mind with information.  There was an episode from Jay Shetty that I was all into that I listened again the next day while I was wide awake - he had a Holistic doctor on there & the information was so insightful.  He talked about how bad sitting is for us. We know this but to hear it in terms of how each hour we sit, it raises our mortality level of dying of awful ways by 10%. That is terrifying.  He talks about setting a timer for every 45 minutes if you sit at a desk all day - which I do. I have some days that I dont get up at all - even forgetting to go to the bathroom till after 1 or 2pm - & I get to my desk around 6:45am. That tells me I dont drink any water either!!!! .... This has freaked me out so much. I am now getting in the habit of getting a small cup of water - making sure I drink it & also setting a timer so that every 45 minutes, I need to get up & get more water - AND it'll hopefully make me go to the bathroom more too - even more getting up & moving.   

Its awful that at the end of my long day, my step count is barely 3000 steps - that's just embarrassing. & then there's Ricky who walks over 15 miles a day - A. DAY.  PEOPLE.  & then when we get home, its like I'm more tired than he is - how does that make sense.  GET UP & GET MOVING!

Here's that YouTube link if you're interested in some health info & some holistic changes....

* Have you seen the new WICKED trailer?
.... I always say that Wicked is up there battling my Beauty & the Beast for my favorite musical. Its just the best story if you've never seen it. & to see more details in this movie adaptation - I CANT WAIT! .... though I am super bummed that they're breaking it up in two movies - like WHY. If the Broadway play can do the whole thing in under 2 hours - with an intermission - they can make a really good movie in 2.5 hours that people would sit through & watch.  I'm pretty mad they're doing this. & it really doesnt make sense to me. This part 1 BETTER be the most amazing movie ever or I'll wait for part 2 to come to video.

I dont think I ever shared the little marker that we got for Bruno's burial spot in our bad woods.  Every time we go back in the woods to walk with the dogs, we make sure to stop & say Hi to Bruno.  I'm wanting to plant flowers around it too this Spring. Still miss my little man.

Harvey & I on our little walk visiting Bruno

 I put my pink coffee mugs out & had to pick up that little coffee cup & donut stuffie at Target - so cute! & of course, changed up my chalkboard for the month.

& Ricky is always so good with getting me something sweet. He got me the most beautiful vase with 18 white roses. He knows I love my white roses! ... & a cookie cake... & the most beautiful card.  He's not really a card-kinda guy - but it is one of my favorite cards. He also picked up some dinner because I dont cook on Valentines Day. I dont ever want to go out either. Its too crowded & food & service always feels rushed.... I'm happy to eat in my own home some take out.

Of course, I got him a card - has the Flintstones on it LOL - he loved it so much! & got him some candy too - guys need to feel loved too!

If you know me, you know I have an obsession with all things pens, stickers, markers - all things stationary.  Since I got my new planner I'm using for 2024, it has very specific paper so I've been trying even more pens - & its been out of control. So I ended up ordering some organization things & I'm loving my work area at home is looking so nice & neat & straight.... & leaves room for MORE pens LOL

Click pic for link on all the things that have made my world better

*BOOK 6 of 2024
I enjoyed this... even though I was wanting to know more about the Real Housewives & the Jen Shah of it all - but there's not much Housewives talk in this book. But I love Heather & enjoyed hearing her story - & all the dish she shares about the Mormon church.  I did this one on Audio & zoomed right through it.

Click pic for more book details

We're into our 2nd winter.... its not unusual to get 3 winters up so Spring. Snow came in on Friday & made for a cold Saturday.  We didnt even get out of freezing on Saturday.  Luckily, the sun came out & melted all the snow on Sunday -  & we're back in the 50's by the next week.  Its that time of year where you never know what you need to wear for a day. A heavy coat? Or just a light sweater? Check your weather app on the daily up to April.

I watched this over the weekend. Whew. It left me feeling all sorts of ways.  The power of the mind & how brilliant scientists are... & then how scary that brilliance can be used for. & to hear how Oppenheimer was treated.... by back room shady disgusting men who want power? I mean... I had no idea of this story.  & I had to just sit for a bit & research history on it.  .... this was heavy to say the least.  Its also mind blowing to me to think of these big major historical figures living in like "our time" - ... to think that Einstein was around in my dad's early years... & Oppenheimer was around the first few toddler years that Ricky was born. It feels like these people should be alive in a different century if that makes sense.

What is your favorite pen you use?

Did you celebrate Valentine's Day?

Did you see Oppenheimer? What did you think?

What was the highlight of your week?

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