I hope you are doing well and that you and your family are healthy! I have truly missed keeping up with you all on the blog. I’ve been keeping busy with mom life and work life, but I am always thinking about how I wish I had more time to write! I promise to do better in these last few months of the year!
I’m so happy to be able to link up with Deborah and Coco for the Ultimate Coffee Date! These are one of my favorite types of posts because it’s an opportunity to catch up on life! Grab a cup and let’s get it started!
Long time no talk! It has been so long since I’ve been able to post, but believe me when I say that it has been a crazy few couple of months. On top of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest due to the senseless murder of George Floyd and countless other Black lives by police, a summer storm caused a neighbor’s tree to hit our house and damage our roof and siding. Thankfully no one was hurt but we had several days without power and had to make arrangements to still be able to “work from home” while taking care of our (then) 5-month-old daughter. Thankfully my MIL and sister came to our rescue, we’re lucky! We’re still dealing with our home insurance though…it’s just been stressful over here!
But on a much brighter note, I’ve been continuing to stay active. I’m not running as frequently this summer since I’m focusing more on strength training, but when I do run outside in the (lovely) heat or go for a walk, I’ve been wearing my new Knockaround sunglasses. Let me tell you, I’ve been a skeptic in the past, but I am a huge fan! I’m happy to share my review of these shades that are good for working out and hanging out!
I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. If you’ve followed the news, you know that things have been absolutely insane as another unarmed black man, George Floyd, was mercilessly killed by a white police officer. As a result, there have been protests all over the country and even around the globe. Philadelphia has been particularly riled up; while there have been peaceful protests, several areas of the city have been set aflame and businesses destroyed. We’ve been having curfews over the weekend on top of the stay at home order for COVID-19. How do you cope with so much unrest in this country? Working out helps, but only so much…
I hope you are doing well! Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor our fallen soldiers. We have the day off, which is so weird in this quarantined world that we live in. Philly is still under stay at home orders and even though we may be going from green to yellow soon, we are still pretty much on lockdown. I’m just glad to hear that we can now order cocktails to-go from restaurants!
Sadly, before all of this happened, we were looking forward to going to Buffalo, introducing Baby E to the family, participating in the Buffalo Marathon weekend, and of course eating lots of baby back ribs lol. Instead, we’re going to just have a few BBQ-type dishes and stay home this holiday. I’m just grateful to still be healthy.