Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! 🙂
This morning started bright and early at 4:45 AM. Instead of hitting the gym, I broke out my laptop and immediately got to work. Monday totally got away from me, so I attempted to make up for lost time. Holy inbox madness!
Quinn actually "slept in" until 6:45 AM, so I managed to sneak in a solid 2 hours of work before he woke up. Not too shabby! Once he was awake, I got us ready for the day, which, of course, always includes some sort of shenanigans. Please note his new favorite way to go down the basement stairs - hopping off the side! 🙂
CrossFit was fun this morning. We started with a warm-up and then some Clean + Jerks. I worked my way up to #115 for the set of 5, and it surprisingly didn't feel terrible. After messing up my back in December, I've taken it easy, but I'm slowly but surely starting to feel like my old self again in workouts.
I finished the WOD in 11:55, but, man, my HSPUs were ugly. They're just not a movement I can do well. I started with one mat, moved to two mats, and then ended up doing Tiger Push-Ups for the rest of the reps. My arms were totally dead, but, honestly, the HSPUs were just not happening for me. Maybe getting them will be my goal for 2018, too? Apparently, I failed at achieving them in 2017. Boo. Oh, well. I'm just here to work out.
After CrossFit, I swung by Coffee Shack for an iced coffee because we were all out at home and there was no way I was making it through the day on a single mini iced coffee. (My first of the day was a half pour with collagen and chocolate peanut milk.)
Important notices from Coffee Shack:
I also snagged a donut sample while there. I mean, I needed carbs to refuel, right? 🙂
After that, I stopped by the post office to mail a bunch of goodies from my spring Beautycounter promo. FYI: It's going on until the end of the month! 🙂
I arrived home to Murphy doing what he does best: Crushing the pillows on "his couch." Well, technically, it's a love seat, but its cushions are most definitely crushed.
This love seat has been through so much over years. Mal and I originally got it off Craigslist when we moved into our first apartment back in 2007. It actually came with a matching couch, and they were practically brand new.
The guy who sold them to us said they were only two months old, and the only reason he was selling them was because he and his girlfriend broke up. Hey, it was bad for them, but good for us! But I remember thinking maybe the set was bad luck, but 11 years later, the love seat is still kicking and has brought our family, especially Murphy, a whole lot of joy!
But, at the end of the day, the pug couch is absolutely disgusting. It's typically covered in fur, stained, smells bad, and the cushions are destroyed beyond repair. #puglife
Well, ok, we're softies and just want our dog to be happy, so we're in the market for another couch-like piece of furniture, so Murphy can still have "his spot" to continue his daily neighborhood watch. But, this time, we want to find a couch that's easily cleanable (maybe leather?) or perhaps a wooden bench for the space. Even though Murphy's barking drives us crazy sometimes, we still want him to be able to look at the window since he enjoys it so much.
FYI: Here are the details for the world map foam playmat pictured above. I get questions every time I share a photo of it, so I figured I'd give you guys the deets. It's a really fun addition to Quinn's playroom! 🙂
Question of the Day
Any furniture recommendations for us? Do you have an awesome couch or bench that might work for the space?