Friday Free-For-All – 11/18/16

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

My in-laws ordered a recumbent stationary bike. This is HUGE! It means that I can actually exercise in the comfort and relative privacy of my own home! It’s no secret that I haven’t been digging running as much lately, so having an in-home option for cardio will be great, and will hopefully help to keep me active this winter. Being able to pull up my Netflix queue while pedaling away will certainly make the time go by faster.

I quit Athleta and I’m dropping out of my jazz dance class, both as of the first week of December. I’ve been feeling WAY too busy lately, and with the holiday season looming, I knew I needed to take a big step back and just chill out for a bit. This fall ended up being a lot busier and more stressful than I anticipated, and I’m looking forward to just having more time to be at home with Ben or hanging out with friends, especially because IF I get cast in 9 to 5 (fingers and toes crossed!), I will be in rehearsals four nights a week from January through early April. I will miss my class, and I will definitely miss my colleagues from Athleta, but I need to do this for the sake of my mental health.

WE BOOKED TICKETS TO THE BAHAMAS! Finally! Ben’s aunt and uncle own a house on the island of Eleuthera, and we have been trying to get our shit together to get down there for years. YEARS! So we finally bit the bullet and bought tickets for February break. I am positively giddy with excitement. Eleuthera is a smaller, less-touristy island, and because we’re staying at his aunt and uncle’s place, our only expenses will be airfare, food, and drink. I’m planning to spend most of my time just sitting on my butt, reading, drinking, and relaxing.

I can’t freaking believe Thanksgiving is next week. How did this happen? I feel like just yesterday it was spring and now it’s Thanksgiving?! This year we’ll be with my parents down in Quechee, and I have a full four days off from work, which will be heavenly. Also, because of the holiday, I don’t work at Athleta at all and I don’t have any dance classes, so my evenings are all my own, hooray! Also, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be released on Friday, and you KNOW I’ll be binge-watching that while hopefully scoring some black Friday deals online. I’m gonna finally bite the bullet and buy myself a Chromebook so I can stop stealing Ben’s.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m ready for the break if nothing else…


4 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 11/18/16

  1. Anna @ Piper's Run says:

    Yeah for stationary bikes! I’m hoping to get my bike set up on my husband’s trainer this winter! Yeah for vacation in the Bahamas!!!
    I won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving…as a Canadian we celebrate that in October 🙂 Have fun!

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    Woohoo! I looooove Thanksgiving (and putting turkey in my carry on :D), but I’m said that I don’t get to cook it this year, and I have a feeling that it is going to be a bit overwhelming. I’m glad that you are paring down your workload–I know from experience that you take on A LOT, so I’m proud of you for keeping an eye on that balance.

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