The Drew family is increasing by one! Woah, woah, woah, let me stop you right there–No, this isn’t a pregnancy announcement. We got a kitten! Our first-born, Creemee, has always lived with other cats. When we moved out on our own, it was obvious that Creemee was lonely and bored. She was whiny and clingy during the day, and a rampaging freak at night. So we decided she needed a new furry friend to keep her company. This little guy came with the name Ricky, but I’m not totally sold on it. We’ll have to see what he’s like first.
I purchased a sleeping mask, and it has changed my life. I’m pretty sure I mentioned recently that we have giant, east-facing windows in our apartment bedroom. The windows are so over-sized that we haven’t been able to get curtains that fit. This means that come 4:45 am, our room is bright as day, and sleep becomes impossible. Well, I got a $9.99 sleep mask at Bed Bath & Beyond last week, and now I can sleep past dawn! It’s really funny, it actually looks like a tiny bra, because the parts that go over your eyes are cup-shaped, meaning you can comfortably open your eyes while wearing it. I’m so pleased. And so much less tired.
I watched the documentary “Forks Over Knives” last week, and it has me seriously contemplating vegetarianism, at least part time. Don’t get me wrong, I love meat. And I’m not one of those PETA freaks who thinks it’s evil and cruel to eat animals. But this film definitely spoke to me. The arguments made in the film are a) Raising livestock for meat has more impact on climate change than the fossil fuel industry, b) raising livestock for animal products uses crazy amounts of fresh water and grain/corn that could otherwise be used for, oh I don’t know, PEOPLE, and c) studies have shown that people who eat less animal protein are healthier overall. It’s got the wheels in my brain turning about ways to cut way back on my meat and dairy consumption and focus more on plant-based protein. But I’m not ready to commit yet. We’ll see.
I registered for a 10k on July 25. One of my goals for this year was to run an actual 10k race. I’ve run the distance before and done a couple of virtual races, but not a “real” race. I was registered for one back in March, but on the day of I was sick and it was freezing rain outside, so I DNS’d it. I’m excited to have something to train for, because my running has been pretty lax since before the Prague trip.
Have you ever worn a sleeping mask? Did it work for you?