Hey there! So glad you were able to join me for our weekly coffee date!
If we were having coffee today, I would gleefully tell you that in addition to Bernice, my wonderful new Bernina, I finally, finally took the plunge and started using my serger! A year and a half after getting a serger for Mother’s Day 2012, I finally overcame my fear of the unknown. I took the plunge, turned it on and started experimenting. And you know what? It wasn’t hard at all! I’m sure there are dozens of things my serger can do and I know how to do all of one, but I’ll just take the rest as it comes.
If we were having coffee today, I’d ask if you managed to stay warm during the Polar Vortex that pushed through the US earlier this week? J and N had school canceled on Monday (the first day back after Christmas break no less) and were really disappointed that their return was delayed. Monday is even “sharing” day for J and he had planned for over a week to bring his super hero cape to show his friends. Thankfully they went back on Tuesday.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I took on a much larger role in a very large series of cases this week. These will certainly keep me busy this year. That’s great from a work standpoint since I need to have a really solid year, but might cut into my creating time, which makes me go 🙁 .
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m really enjoying my 3-days-a-week bootcamp classes. In addition to getting a good workout, there’s a great camraderie among all the participants, and I love having it scheduled into my week so that I’m not tempted to skip! The instructor is amazing too — so friendly and encouraging. She’s also one of Albert’s good friends so I’ve hung out with her outside of class on occasion.
If we were having coffee, I probably wouldn’t have my usual skim latte because I drastically changed how I’m eating earlier this week. I’ve been keeping a food journal and still consuming the 2,000-2,200 calories recommended for nursing women, but I’ve changed the composition significantly. Before, my diet consisted of an extremely high percentage of carbohydrates. I’ve changed that to drastically reduce my carb intake and eat mostly protein, fats, and vegetables instead. The first couple of days I felt really hungry, but after that I leveled out and now I feel really good. I’m getting enough calories, but no longer have the periods of sluggishness that go along with the constant swings in blood sugar. Hopefully it, along with continued nursing, will help me take off the rest of my baby weight too. Fingers crossed!
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?