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Sunday Things

February 27, 2022

Trying to have a better day today. Nothing was inherently bad yesterday; I just never felt like it was much fun. However, I woke up feeling better this morning.


I did go running and was dismayed that it seems to be getting hot already.

G (mostly) participated in soccer. Even if she did get kicked off of the field briefly for not wearing her shin guards.

I got to color with G

I submitted 2021 tax info

I filled out a monthly calendar for March

I renewed my driver’s license + changed my address

I took a nap (I wasn’t even really tired; I just needed to retreat to my bed and could not convince myself to read or do anything of substance)

A made G’s lunch

G is already up this morning and I am not thrilled about that either.

Today’s List:

Meal plan (likely PrepDish) and grocery shopping/ordering (though I really want to try going to Costco! Not sure today is the day for this experiment, though)

Workout: brief fitness test for the Total Strength with Andy Peloton program, then “long” run (45 min or so).

Week plan on the board

Go to Lowes and pick up samples for floor reno (this has been slow and annoying even though Josh has done 99% of it)

Sign G up for swim

Bday party (G’s friend, but whole fam invited b/c they have a kid in all 3 of my kids’ classes @ school!)

Donate to one of these causes: NPR list of ways to help the people of Ukraine

✅ Read

✅ Wordle

✅ Headspace

Make lunches — though maybe Annabel will do this b/c she has been super into this Youtube lunch making family recently.


  • Reply omdg February 27, 2022 at 7:41 am

    That’s so cool about Annabel making lunches! We recently got a puppy and dylan has been great about helping. 10 is such a great age!

    (I felt totally wiped out yesterday for no reason. Very jealous about the nap!)

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger February 27, 2022 at 9:59 am

      It really is a great age!! And maybe you can get a nap today 🙂

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns February 27, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Love that A could make lunch for G. That is so sweet! I hope today is better. Yesterday was a pretty good day for us, mostly because we could go outside to sled for a bit after lunch. It was 25 which felt warm for us Minnesotans after the cold stretch we’ve had. I imagine that sounds horrible to you! And bedtime was not bad since the 4yo didn’t nap. I had to stay in his room until he fell asleep, but it only took maybe 10 minutes and I could discretely read a book on my phone.

    We are having a small family bday party for the 4yo today. He turns 4 on Tuesday. It’s nice to do something small this year although he has been asking about friends coming so doesn’t quite understand it’s just 3 family members coming over. But… I think once everyone gets here and he sees the presents he will be excited. I’ve been trying to hold off on a friend party until 5, especially since it’s so cold in March. I would be more open to a friend party if he had a summer birthday.

    I ran with my neighbor today which I was not excited for but enjoyed it when we got out there!

  • Reply YS February 27, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Yes, around here, Sundays are considered the worst day for Costco shopping! Apparently, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are the best times. That’s what I’ve been told anyway. I love the deals but dread going there too (because of the crowds).

    Question: Do you always make the kids’ lunches the day before? Could we get a sample of what you pack? This is always a struggle for me!

  • Reply YS February 27, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for the NPR link btw.

  • Reply TAS February 27, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Costco is amazing but requires a strategy if you don’t like crowds. Either go first thing when it opens (and race through) or go in the evening. Friday evenings are my best time, I’ll pick up something for dinner then have the weekend to unpack and prep.

    I think Gs exploits are adorable. I’m the spectator who prefers the kids chasing butterflies in the outfield. She sounds like a lovely little free spirit!

  • Reply Jenna February 27, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    I feel for you on the heat because running in the heat/humidity is no fun. However, I’m training for an early spring marathon for the first time (Boston!) (not my first marathon, but my first early spring one) and this winter in the Northeast has been brutal in terms of cold and snow/ice. I’m so sick of long runs in sub-20 degrees and icy roads. I’d give anything for a hot and humid run at this point!

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