Oh hey! Let’s just get right to this coffee date because I’ve got to make it quick!
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you I feel like I’ve aged 10 years in the last month. Ever since my dad’s accident life has been a whirlwind of flying home, flying to Vancouver, worrying worrying worrying and worrying some more. I just feel very sad and like there is a big dark cloud following me and my family around lately. This past week has been especially stressful. (Good news is my dad’s massive 8 hour surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery. He has been at the hospital in Vancouver for the last five days but they are sending him back up north to recuperate in the hospital there ASAP, which is a good thing as he will be surrounded by family and friends up there and also be close to his family doctor.)
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that exercise of any kind is my saviour right now. When life gets insane, chaotic and busy my first instinct is to eat like crap and eat whatever is in front of me. But my second instinct is also to keep up with my workouts. So despite only having an hour between getting home from work and leaving again last night I fit in a 25 minute workout that included a 1-mile run and GPP workout with lots of burpees. I also forced myself out of bed for 6 am yoga this morning despite only getting six hours of sleep because I knew it would do me good. And it did.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you I am not feeling very excited to visit Ireland anymore. Eric and I are still going on the trip just because our plane tickets are non-refundable and we had a lot of things booked already, but the idea of going without my dad when we had this all planned out to go together seriously bums me out. I know we will go on another trip together, hopefully next year, but ya. Just having trouble getting excited about anything these days.
If we were having coffee this morning I would say, “let me tell you about something good that happened this week instead of all this downer stuff” and then tell you about the Mexican cooking class I did with my mom last night. This was my Christmas present for her and of course it ended up falling on the worst week for timing (nothing we could have predicted of course) but even though I was tired after a crazy week it ended up being the perfect way to spend an evening. It got my mind off of things and was really, really fun. Above is a picture of the amazing-from-scratch tortilla’s and salsa we made along with fish taco’s! We also learned how to make the most delicious mango coleslaw and left with a booklet full of yummy Mexican recipes. My favourite tip I learned? Bread your fish taco’s with Doritos and corn flakes. BEST tip ever!
If we were having coffee this morning I would apologize for being such a Debbie Downer on a Friday and tell you I have to run now, but hopefully next time we have coffee I will be a little more cheerful.
Happy Friday! xo
PS: Happy Birthday to my ‘little’ brother, who turns 21 today!