These two adorable boys were both up to school yesterday morning, which left me homebound all day long. We dropped my car off for detailing on Monday night, so I had no means of leaving the house. And, for some reason, I had some anxiety about this fact. I love being home and can totally be a homebody at times, but the thought of not being able to leave at all kind of stressed me out. Ha!
I had my best pug friend with me all day, so we made the best of it.
Once the (human) boys left for the day, I walked Murphy and then broke into my breakfast, which was my usual overnight oats + protein combination with a big scoop of sunflower butter and half of an iced coffee from the day before.
After breakfast, I got right to work. I usually work in my office, but I moved myself downstairs to the living room, so that I had the TV for some background noise.
Around 11:00 AM, I finally got my act together to go running. I definitely waited too long because, holy hell, it was hot outside! I had planned to run 4 miles, but I quit at 3.5 because it was so rough. But, hey, a little something is better than nothing!
Back at home, a furry someone made himself comfortable on the couch on the laundry that still needed to be put away. It’s a good thing he’s cute! 🙂
After that, I headed upstairs to shower. Before I hopped in, I did quick combo mask – I used the Brightening + Vitamin C Mask on my forehead and cheeks where I have the most discoloration/pigmentation and Balancing + Charcoal Mask on my nose and chin where I have more clogging.
Once I got myself ready for the day, I threw together lunch, which was a bunch of leftovers and then brought everything outside.
I ate lunch while listening to a webinar with Dan Martell, our business mentor.
Murphy kept me company – look at that pathetic pug face!
I worked for the next few hours and then took a break to eat a snack and take Murphy for his afternoon walk.
Shortly after that, I received a call from Mal, who said my car was ready and he was on his way to pick up Quinn, so be ready when he got home.
While I waited, a special package arrived on my front doorstep. Inside was a new insulated lunch bag (now I don’t have to use a Lululemon bag anymore!) filled with all sorts of goodies from my friend at General Mills. I’m partnering with them in support of National Whole Grains Month. I actually have a blog post coming next week about how I incorporate them into my daily eats, so keep a look out for it!
Inside was a mug and a bunch of mini cereal boxes that Quinn will definitely love. He’s really into anything that is kid-sized! 🙂
A little while later, Mal and Quinn arrived to pick me up. We grabbed my car from Bottoms Up Detail (it looked incredible!!) and then drove straight to Hornstra Farm to kick-off a new family tradition.
Growing up, my mom always took my sister and me to Kimball Farm for ice cream on the last day of school. I’ve talked about getting Hornstra’s birthday cake ice cream all summer, so I suggested going after the first day of school – I couldn’t wait until the last day! Mal thought it was a great idea and suggested it as a fun first-day-of-school tradition. We had a blast at Hornstra, so I think it’s here to stay! 🙂
Qman wanted “blue” ice cream, so he got cotton candy with chocolate sprinkles.
I ate half of my birthday cake ice cream and saved the rest for after dinner, which was shredded chicken over steamed zucchini, summer squash, fire-roasted salsa, and shredded cheese. I figured I’d keep things light since I had more ice cream in my future! 🙂
Question of the Day
Do you have any first-day-of-school traditions?
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