I just landed in Austin a little while ago, but I wanted to share a quick recap of my impromptu “day date” with Mal yesterday. He had Monday off from school, but Quinn’s daycare was open, so we used it as an opportunity to hangout just the two of us. I mean, it was “free” childcare since we have to pay for it if he goes or not. And, well, childcare just gets expensive, especially when you go out for a nice meal and then need to pay a babysitter on top of that. I dunno why I’m rambling about this, but I’m envious of those of you who have family nearby to help out for free. Anyway…
Our morning started like a lot of them do: Up and at ’em before the sun, iced coffee, breakfast, pug walk, and then getting ourselves ready for the day. After dropping Quinn at school, Mal and I headed to the gym for a workout.
The workout started with box squats and then finished with a 12-minute AMRAP of Double-Unders, Wall Balls, and Ring Rows and Dips (for me). My lungs were on fire for this one!
The workout was definitely a fun one – short and sweet, but high-intensity and a great way to kick off the week!
Wearing: Nike Dri-FIT Knit Women’s Long Sleeve Top, which is a staple in my wardrobe. I love these kinds of long sleeve tops – for working out, obviously, but I wear them as part of my work-from-home attire on a regular basis. They’re just so comfy!
After CrossFit, we swung by Coffee Shack for a couple of iced coffees.
After that, Mal headed to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few groceries while I went to CVS to get a flu shot. I was actually on the fence about getting one, but after hearing about how bad the flu has hit this year, I decided it was time. Although, the nurse told me it doesn’t kick in for about 2 weeks, so, yea… I’m still not fully protected, but better late than never, right?
After that, Mal and I headed home to shower and check a few tasks off our To Do lists. He needed to swing by Home Depot and return some tools to his friend, so I hopped on my laptop for a couple of hours before meeting up for a late lunch date. Of course, we picked Scarlet Oak Tavern! 🙂
I ordered the Cuban sandwich without a bun – basically, “meat and cheese in a bowl” as Mal pointed out – with mixed greens, pickles, and chips on the side. All of it was delicious!
Our last-minute day date was such a nice way to spend some quality time together, especially since I won’t see my family again until Friday morning.
Question of the Day
Did you get your flu shot this year?
What’s the cost of a babysitter in your area?