I've never really ever met a normal person...

>> Monday, November 25, 2013

Major kitchen flop yesterday. I have this delicious recipe in my head and my execution failed me. So, the last part of the Thanksgiving Brunch will have to wait for another day or two. I want to get it right for both you AND me AND also get good photos. I know you understand how that goes. Sometimes mistakes are good . . . and sometimes horrible.

I spent the majority of my weekend becoming utterly obsessed with Arcade Fire's new album. Stephen bought it while I was away at my spa weekend, so he's two weeks deep in love already. I've been a big fan for years and years -- way back in 2004 they played a small show at Cornell, but I was only just getting into them, so I skipped out. If I had only known they'd turn into my favorite!

Have you seen/heard this? It's pretty much the best thing ever. "Normal Person" is my favorite song right now (third song on this video, but the whole thing is well worth watching).

And this one just makes me cry.

Anyway, I got some running done in there. Stephen and I headed to the gym Friday night and I did 100 burpees with kettlebell swings mixed in after every 25. Then 6 miles with a friend on Saturday. We had planned to do 13.1 on Sunday, but the weather was absolutely brutal. 15 degrees that "felt like" 1 degree with 35MPH gusting winds and snow. I'm just not that hardcore yet. I'll get there as the season rolls on.

So, I settled for 8 on Sunday -- 6 with Stephen at a fast clip and 2 to cool down.

My running buddy and I plan to do our half marathon long run on Wednesday sun or snow, as we're expecting a storm mid-week. Feeling pretty good about running lately. Enough that I might sign up for a spring marathon, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!

I've also been having these insanely productive work sessions at Wegmans of all places. My in-laws were up visiting this weekend and allowed me to venture out on a Monday and get two glorious hours of uniterrupted work finished.

If you work from home, you really do need to get out if you haven't already. I'll take the laptop there during Ada's nap on a weekend and get all sorts of work done while sipping soy chai. Then I'll do the grocery shopping. I even got a flu shot today. Hmm. I might just move into Wegmans.

What else?

Well, I wrote about it on Writing Chapter Three, but Stephen and I are in the process of becoming a one-car family. Not really by choice, though it's something we've certainly wanted to do in the past. So, if you're interested in why and the thought process and also why I might be whining about it a bit as we transition, you can check out that post.

I don't do a ton of "what's going on with me" sorts of writeups, so I hope you enjoyed the change of pace. But enough about me.

What'd you do this weekend?
What are you listening to these days?
What's your favorite cafe drink?
Is it frigid where you live, too?

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