I wish I could say that I miss being on vacationâ€¦
But Iâ€™m pretty thrilled to be home. The dogs are, too â€“ they keep running around the living room and tossing their toys in the air. I even think Henry is pumped to be back. Nothing as lovely as the familiar house smell!
You know that â€˜Our fridge is packed but I have nothing to eatâ€™ conundrum? Yup.
While Iâ€™m figuring out what else to eat, this smoothie will have to do:
Huge glob of peanut butter
A day lateâ€¦ but the Three Question Game is always fun, no matter what day of the week I remember to play it! Here we goâ€¦
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading not one but two books: The Sun Also Rises and Train Like a Mother. I have so much time to read because Iâ€™ve been spending a lot of time pumping off extra breast milk to create a stash for when I begin to travel for work in September. Good times. Anywayâ€¦ The Sun Also Rises is as awesome as I remember it â€“ I last read it in high school. Itâ€™s really funny to see what I thought was worthy of highlighting back in high school; I swear that every other sentence in the entire book is highlighted, and I canâ€™t tell why I thought certain things were important enough to call out. Iâ€™m just getting into Train Like a Mother, which was sent to me by the author to review. So far, I really like it â€“ there are a bunch of training plans and tips on how to multi-task as a running mom. Iâ€™m thinking about using their half marathon plan to train for the half that Iâ€™m planning to do in January.
Do you and your spouse share finances? We melded bank accounts about three months before we got married, and everything we earn goes into a joint pot. We used to have separate â€˜fun moneyâ€™ accounts but those have slowly fallen by the wayside. I control all the finances â€“ keeping track of incomes and expenses and paying bills â€“ which is probably a bad thing because 1) Iâ€™m not great at budgeting and 2) I am not great at math. Thank goodness for Excel. I know some couples successfully keep entirely separate accounts, but I think that if we did that, we would have a lot of silly fights about spending.
What do you think about when you exercise? Speaking of math, I do a lot of it while I exercise. I count swim laps or calculate how much time or mileage that I have left. Or I just add and subtract random numbers â€“ like counting backwards from 300 by 3â€™s. I also write blog posts in my head while I exercise or make lists of things to do. I find it very hard to entirely check out while exercising â€“ at least Iâ€™m productive!
Your turn! What are you reading? Who controls the cash flow in your relationship? And what do you think about when you workout?