Our upstairs air conditioner broke last night. I literally said — during a lovely Zoom convo with my college friends — “our oven is broke, but at least we have our A/C!”.
UNCANNY. It’s like someone is trying to teach me something. If nothing else, it’s that cheery “at least” statements are dangerous because what happens if even that falls through?
I guess it’s an important lesson. No one owes us anything. Our lives and setups are more fragile than they seem. Things we take for granted are VERY important to our happiness, or at least our non-misery.
(But, at least we still have our downstairs A/C. FOR NOW.)
I did not clean the bathrooms yesterday because we realized we don’t have the right scrubbers and this did not merit a separate store trip. Will defer to later in week or order online.
Things I AM grateful for (other than our downstairs A/C):
1- The kids are sleeping later than they ever have (yesterday A got up at 7:30, G got up at 8:30, and C slept until nearly 10). They are going to bed later too, but not so late that it’s untenable. One perk of not having an early school start.
2- We had a nice dinner last night, and 2/3 kids loved the shrimp lo mein! (G threw a tantrum for ice cream while we were still eating dinner. Oh well.)
3- Autumn Calabrese! Yes, I feel like I know her at this point. I just love her style and the way she motivates. I finished A Little Obsessed (just a 5 day program) yesterday and am going to start 21 Day Fix Extreme — I’ve done some of the workouts before but have never gone 21 days straight through.
After that I think I am going to tackle 80 Day Obsession. I don’t think there’s ever going to be a time as UN-interrupted by travel & other life events as there is now!
I have not been running, by the way. I have been taking walks (because otherwise I can go through a day with a really pitiful # of steps, and that can’t be good).
I sort of miss it, but it’s been fun to change it up and I feel like these programs provide enough activity on their own when done daily, esp when paired with a walk. I think I will shift gears in the fall back to running, but 80 DO would take me through the summer, which is terrible running weather here anyway.
TODAY: full telemed day with hopefully some time to sneak out a workout around lunchtime. AND hopefully a masked A/C repair person can come. @(*$&@#!.