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I feel like I’m just surfacing. My weekend was consumed by a huge last-minute freelance project. I’m not complaining about the chance to work, but man – it was crazy. I wrote ten pieces over two days (that’s a LOT!). After I hit publish on this post, I’m all worded out… until tomorrow.


I spent about five hours on Saturday writing at my favorite local coffee house, FABO Café. They are dog-friendly, so James came with me. He very much enjoyed getting out of the house and being petted by loads of people.

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It was nice to get out of the house, drink wine, eat chocolate, and have no responsibilities except work. 


My responsibilities are pretty darn cute, though…

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You can’t see it, but his shirt says: Who needs an alarm clock when you have me? So true, Henry. So true.


Let’s see… what else?  Oh, in between articles, I helped the Husband give Henry his first hair cut. We were just going to trim the back, and then we went nuts on his bangs. Next thing I knew, I was penning an entry in his baby book while simultaneously sobbing that my little boy was all grown up.


And last, but certainly not least, I managed to go to the pool today. I banged out 1,000 yards – so proud!  Especially in combination with yesterday’s speedy 5.0 mile run, I’m feelin’ pretty good about my workouts.


My new swimming trick is to only commit to swimming 250 yards at a time. I take a break every 250 yards, and then I convince myself to do another 5 laps.  I probably would’ve stopped at 750 if I had just been working towards the larger goal.  It’s silly, but it really seems to work for me.


Can you believe the weekend is almost over? It flew by! Here’s to another great week!



  • Alexandra February 24, 2013, 8:46 pm

    I do a similar swim trick! Swim 4 laps, take a break. I also vary my strokes to add some variety 🙂

  • Jamie February 24, 2013, 9:06 pm

    I do the same but on the treadmill– 800 yds followed by a set of weights. Repeated 6 times I can hit 3 miles and get a good arm workout in!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 24, 2013, 9:29 pm

    I love going to a coffee shop to be extra productive with the change in scenery…now to just find a cafe that will serve me wine… 😉

  • Rachel February 24, 2013, 9:38 pm

    Wow, you did A LOT! Kudos 🙂

  • Reenielou February 24, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Ha!!! Love Maggie helping Henry with his Cheerios.

  • Jess. February 24, 2013, 10:17 pm

    A dog friendly café that serves wine? I think I need to move…. we have no such fun things in our area…

  • emily February 24, 2013, 10:35 pm

    I am so jealous of your dog-friendly cafe! I would love to drink coffee with Webster. And yay for freelance work!

  • Babs February 25, 2013, 2:57 am

    You should give Henry a crazy cut. I love seeing little babes with awesome and wild cuts (think mohawk). It’s only hair and it grows so fast 🙂

  • Lindsey February 25, 2013, 9:14 am

    I’m also jealous of your dog-friendly cafe! James looks so happy to accompany you to work 🙂

  • Katie February 25, 2013, 9:35 am

    Good for you for getting your work done, and a couple great workouts in! You go momma!

  • Anne February 25, 2013, 11:45 am

    Can you offer beginner walk/jog treadmill programs for a beginner to progress from A to Z? The only treadmill I have is a basic, cheap one with one of those weird, not great tracks. NO INCLINE on the treadmill which obviously sucks…do I still have a chance? I can’t get outside for a very very long time, so this is it . any way I can still “get in shape” ? I hope so. Would have to be realistic for a beginner, but also be something that I can finish and feel “accomplished”. Thanks. (oh and how many times a week, etc). I feel very discouraged at my situation and like I can’t do anything effective or good like all you gals.

  • Amy Q February 25, 2013, 12:46 pm

    I’m always curious about your freelance work as I enjoy your thoughts and writing– is it anywhere we can read it/find it?

  • Angela February 25, 2013, 2:03 pm

    What a productive weekend!! Can’t wait to see pictures of little Henry’s haircut.

  • Amber K February 25, 2013, 9:24 pm

    Aw, I’ve heard the first haircut is the hardest. Especially with a boy, because people tend to cut their hair sooner. My niece was almost three before she had her first haircut!

  • Jenn@ Stella and Dot February 26, 2013, 8:47 am

    Dog friendly cafe? Obsessed with that idea and SO jealous!

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