Friday Free-For-All – 03/02/18

Friday Free-For-All

Hellooooo, March! I know I’m not alone in thinking that February is one of the toughest months. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s dreary. But it’s also mercifully short. Once March hits, it feels like spring is just around the corner. Especially once Daylight Savings Time kicks in. Woo!

I’ve probably said this before, but cold-brewed iced coffee is the best. I got a new French Press for Christmas, and I’ve been using it to make cold-brewed decaf iced coffee this week. Basically you just soak coffee grounds in cold water overnight, and it makes the smoothest, most delicious coffee you will ever taste. I used decaf so that I can drink more than one serving each morning because I love it so much (now that I’m pregnant I try really hard to only have one serving or less of caffeine per day). Having that smooth cup of joe every morning has made this week a lot better.

Adventures in home ownership have already begun. There were a few items left unfinished at closing, so some money was put into escrow for us to deal with them. One of which was that the well was open to the elements and had tested positive for coliform bacteria. Thus, we’ve been drinking bottled or boiled water since we moved in. We had our well company come by this week to seal up the well and inspect the system, and were told that our pressure tank is “shot.” So we’ll need to replace that, and we’re waiting on a quote to see how much that will cost. And we still have to submit a water sample to see whether or not our well water is potable after a bleach shock treatment.  Fun fun! Oh, and we still need to have our oil tank setup inspected, but the company who has been servicing our address is being weirdly cagey about setting up an appointment. So we may have to switch oil companies. Oy!

Homeowners out there–how quickly did you have to start replacing/repairing stuff after moving in?

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Friday Free-For-All – 03/04/16

Holy crap. It’s March. How is that even possible?! Being busy certainly makes time fly! Rehearsals and marathon training take up a whole lot of time.

Ben and I actually get to hang out this weekend! The Nordic ski season is finally over, which means that Ben won’t be gone all day Saturday and exhausted all day Sunday. We’re planning a date night for tomorrow night, and I can’t wait 🙂

So far, so good with the new shoes. They’re definitely different from what I was running in, but not necessarily in a bad way. I’m still adjusting to the additional cushion and the higher heel-toe offset, but nothing feels bad, nothing hurts, and my toes aren’t going numb, so I think that’s a win. I’ll continue to break them in slowly over the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to try them out on a long run, because I think that extra cushion will make for a much comfier ride.

I am taking the week of April break off. Ben and I had high hopes of FINALLY heading to the Bahamas this year, but once again, time got away from us and we were unable to coordinate with his aunt and uncle. Rather than giving up on the vacation idea, we’re going to try to do to an East Coast “friends and family” tour. We’ll hit Boston, New Jersey, DC, and North Carolina to see some people we owe visits to. And if that doesn’t work out, we’ll just have a nice stay-cation and relax and spend some much-needed quality time together. Yay!

Do you have any vacations coming up?