Hi, guys! Happy Sunday evening! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
So, I just realized I haven’t written a High Low High post since September. Holy cow, where did the past couple of months go?! Yowsahs.
If you’re unfamiliar with this blog post series, I recap my weekend by sharing both the high and low points from it. I always like to end on a high note, so there’s typically more highs than lows! 🙂 Ok, here we go!
HIGH: Having a spa day with my friend Marisa followed by some day drinking and lunch.
Marisa and I each received a massage and facial, but they were different treatments. She started with the Micro Body Buff Polish with Express Massage and then finished with a laser facial. I started with the Pumpkin Spice Retexturizing Facial, which was incredible. It took like 8 layers of dead skin off my face. And, of course, I mean this in the best possible way! It smelled just like pumpkin pie and, wow, my face felt completely refreshed after… definitely softer and smoother. I really noticed when applying make-up later in the day. It went on soooo nice and even. I also received one of the best massages of my life from one of the spa’s therapists: Iris. She literally had healing hands. More on this below.
LOW: Battling bursitis in my hip since the South Shore Half Marathon.
If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember my nagging hip issues. I have pretty bad scoliosis (recently measured at 48 degrees), so my hips are uneven, which means repetitive movements and especially long-distance running do quite a number on my body. Side note: I absolutely, 100% think CrossFit has helped my body become stronger, so I haven’t dealt with as many hip issues in recently times (i.e. I trained for and ran the Boston Marathon without a single injury). Anyway, I’m not sure what happened with the half marathon (maybe it was all of the hills?), but my hip is still bugging me.
HIGH: Iris doing some crazy-awesome myofascial release that made my back and hip feel SO MUCH BETTER. It was incredible. I joked to Mal that it was like “magic.”
HIGH: Marisa and I meeting our husbands and babies for post-spa drinks and lunch at Southside Tavern.
Big salad + wine = balanced lunch, right? 🙂
HIGH: Celebrating a friend’s birthday at My Gym, which was the best kid’s birthday party idea ever. It was perfect for toddlers (and bigger kids, too) and everyone had so much fun! We might just do this same thing for Qman’s birthday in June.
LOW: In addition to a bum hip, I developed some sort of weird rash/eczema on my eyelids over the past couple of weeks. (*sigh* It’s always something, isn’t it?!) It started out a little red and itchy, but now it’s swollen and peeling. Oy. I popped into the Minute Clinic this morning, but, unfortunately, they can’t diagnosis eye issues (except pink eye), but the NP on staff recommended an over-the-counter option. I have an appointment with my primary care doctor at the end of the month, but, hopefully, things clear up sooner than that. I’m worried this is related to UC and/or Entyvio since skin issues typically go hand-in-hand. Boo.
HIGH: An early-morning, solo trip to Trader Joe’s this morning. I beat the crowds and had a chance to pursue the aisles at my leisure. 🙂
HIGH: Purchasing lots of good food and prepping like a champ!
FYI: I have a bunch of super simple, 3-ingredient dinners coming your way later this week! 🙂
LOW: No donuts at Coffee Shack. Oh, the horror. (I still got an iced coffee!)
HIGH: Celebrating four days of our 24 Days of Togetherness!
Day 1: Share 3 things that you love about each other + Quinn and Murphy.
When Mal asked Quinn what he loved most about me (Mama), he replied (and pointed to himself): “Me.” Super cute. When I asked Quinn what he loved about Dada the most, he replied: “Me.” Yep, he nailed it.
Day 2: Have a fire. I think this was actually the first fire in our “new” house!
Day 3: Make Christmas cookies.
Day 4: Read a Christmas book together. We’re planning to read this flap book tonight that Qman is especially loving lately.
Questions of the Day
When is your favorite time to shop for groceries?
Any weird health stuff happened to you lately?
Tell me about 24 Days of Togetherness! What have you done so far?