I have even less to say here lately because 94% of my brain is focused on either my mom’s health or on work. The other 6% is split between working out, having fun with friends, Christmas shopping and trying to maintain some sense of normalcy and positivity right now.
On the mom front, she had her first round of chemo on Friday, and it went really well, though she’s definitely having some side effects now. But, it’s taking a step towards beating this thing. Oh, and we were given a choice of two different treatment rooms for her. Clearly I nabbed the one for us with this gorgeous view, which hopefully was slightly relaxing to her.
The night before that, I had my work holiday party. Jordan and I decided it’d be fun to get blowouts in the morning, so we went to RPZLÂ in the morning before work. They were half an hour late taking me, so they comped my blowout, which was really nice. I’d ordered a Rent the RunwayÂ dress that just didn’t fit right on me, so I ended up trotting out this old Madewell number that just keeps working.
(photo cred: Lara)
OH HELLO. Today I went to aerial yoga with my friends at Sacred Sounds, and then we went to BarracaÂ afterwards for brunch, because, sangria.
After brunch, I had some more Christmas shopping to finish and wandered over to the Union Square Christmas market. I found a few cute little things, but was actually more disappointed (jaded?) than I’ve been in years past. Oh, but not by the view when I went up to Burlington…
I have to say…retailers really reward the last-minute shoppers like me. Last night, I had an epic Amazon Prime + Wine session (hey sorry parents for the boxes coming to the house…), and today I managed to score this sweatshirtÂ and this festive flannelÂ for something like $13 each while Christmas shopping. One for me…one for you.
On the fitness front, OrangeTheory is currently my workout of choice, but still mixing it up with random other workouts and a little bit of running. I’m trying my best to be as consistent as possible with a busy holiday season and being with my mom without beating myself up for missing a few days. That said, a good workout will never solve anything or replace therapy, but if it distracts you for a bit and serves up some endorphins, that’s pretty damn good for me.
And you? What’s going on in your life lately?
Stay tuned for a giveaway this week…