You should see my desk.Â It looks like 2012 Income Taxes partied all night long and then vomited across my keyboard.Â I hate tax season.Â I hate it with every bone in my body.
Adding to my desk mess is the fact that I finally picked up a freelance writing job.Â I used to do a lot more freelance work but have only dabbled in it since Henryâ€™s birth.Â This is my first regular new gig â€“ itâ€™s hard to balance adding a new project, but I think itâ€™s going well so far.
My next planned race is in June.Â Thatâ€™s a far way off.Â I feel a little untethered without an immediate goal; itâ€™s been kind of hard to motivate myself to exercise lately.Â I have reinstituted the Blank Training Plan concept, which is helping a bit.Â Iâ€™m aiming to run twice a week, swim twice a week, and cycle once a week in preparation of triathlon season. Five workouts a week feels really ambitious, but maybe IÂ need to give myself something to shoot for.Â Know what I mean?
Henry has figured out that he can feed Maggie, which he finds absolutely hysterical.Â He likes to share his crackers with her, so Iâ€™ve been trying to separate them at meal times.Â But heâ€™ll crawl over to the baby gate and pass her pieces through the slates.Â Maggie is a pig and gobbles it up, reaffirming Henryâ€™s place in her heart.Â Itâ€™s so cute that I canâ€™t bear to stop it completely.Â They are best buddies.
Speaking of the wee one, the Husband and Henry are out shopping together, so I am all alone at the house.Â Itâ€™s so quiet!Â And it sure is nice to focus on e-mails and taxes and writing without all the usual distractions.
Iâ€™m currently jamming to this song on repeat.
Hereâ€™s something interesting to consider:Â This Dove commercial, which features a blind woman talking about how coloring her hair makes her feel.Â Thoughts?Â I thought that bloggerâ€™s take on the commercial was spot on (which is a shame because I usually like Doveâ€™s efforts).
Hey!Â Itâ€™s almost Valentineâ€™s Day. Iâ€™m pretty pumped because weâ€™ve lined up a babysitter, and I have a great gift to give Kristien.Â We donâ€™t usually do â€˜big giftsâ€™ for Valentineâ€™s Day but I know something he would really like, so I went ahead and splurged on it.Â Iâ€™m so excited to give it to him â€“ isnâ€™t that a fun feeling? I wish it was Valentineâ€™s Day tomorrow so he could unwrap it already.
Thatâ€™s all.Â Iâ€™m going to tackle my desk now.