This week has been one of those
. There's nothing necessarily bad going on, but for some reason I'm super stressed and can't seem to get my feet under me. It seemed like a good week to just kind of...brain dump.
It's probably because this time of year is ridiculously busy; I haven't even seen my homeroom/first block of students all week because they've been taking their algebra EOC, so I feel even more swamped and anxious to finish everything before the school year ends.
|And honestly, this isn't even half of it.|
To start in with good news, Matt's Kickstarter was successful! He reached his goal of $6500 and will begin buying his equipment and making pieces in a couple weeks. I'm so thrilled!
|Matt in his studio!|
I was really moved because quite a few donations came in from runners I only know virtually (or have only met a couple times) through the Sub-30 Club. Runners are the best.
I've been on a major salad kick lately. Maybe it's the hotter weather or something. Salads can be really boring, so I'm playing around with making mine as flavorful and nutritious as possible.
|I'm living for Bolthouse's Cilantro Avocado dressing and tomatoes right now.|
I was going through old photos and cards the other day and found the birthday and Valentine's Day cards Matt wrote me the year I began running. In my memoir
I talk about how he really helped me stick to running when I was new at it. Seeing those old cards was a great reminder of what a supportive partner he's always been.
|Matt bought me my first iPod with a Nike+ adapter and my first pair of dedicated running shoes.|
I was pretty bummed Monday because I ate pizza and chips for dinner, and I've been really good about eating healthy. It wasn't the pizza that bummed me out - it was why
I ate it. I was in a piss-poor mood and wanted comfort food. I'm trying to break the habit of comfort eating; realistically I know that one day of junk isn't going to derail my progress, and once I ate it the craving for junk went away, but I wasn't happy that I gave in to my stress that way.
Finally, I went to a Derby party on Saturday. I've never been before and I was so tickled by my giant hat that I had to take a mirror selfie, which I never do. Matt and I tried to get a selfie and I was dying - my hat kept getting in his way! It was a fun excuse to get dressed up, even if my horse lost.
This post was brought to you by my random thoughts and Amanda's
Thinking Out Loud linkup!
Have you ever been to a Derby party?
Do you wish hats would come back in style?
What's your favorite salad topping or dressing?
I'm so glad Matt's Kickstarter was successful. It's great that he's able to make his dreams a reality. Hopefully you'll share some more pics on the blog when he starts making pieces!ReplyDelete
And I love the derby look! It looks great on you. I haven't ever been to a derby party but it may be fun to try one day. I don't think I look good in hats though.
Usually I look terrible in hats because my head is abnormally small, but I really liked this one! Maybe because my small head made the giant hat look even cooler.Delete
I got the email that Matt completed his fundraiser yesterday, he must be so thrilled! What an exciting time!ReplyDelete
The "hooray Ali" in your card is so sweet!
Matt likes to write LONG notes on his cards, so I had to blur them all out haha. But the HOOOORAYY Ali part made me laugh, so I left it in! :)Delete
Congrats Matt!!! :)ReplyDelete
I love your hat. :) I do wish they came back even though my hair is not really good for hats. It's curly. I think people with straight hair look way better in hats.
I hate when I eat junk for a reason other than I was really craving it. If I'm craving it, it's totally find by me. But if it's a stress or comfort things or laziness thing I regret it.
I bet hats are good for curly hair because the curls will hold the hat on better...or something?Delete
That's awesome that Matt met his Kickstarter goal!! Whoo hoo!!ReplyDelete
I am just not a salad person. I wish I could be, because it's such an easy and healthy way to get nutrients in. Maybe I just need the right recipe. Part of it is that I really hate lettuce.
I hear you about being stressed for no discernible reason lately. I'm not busy like you are, but I'm wondering if maybe it's just my mind readjusting to "normal life" post-marathon. Or maybe it's just Spring. For some reason this time of year is always stressful and I can never pinpoint one thing that causes it.
I get really bored with made-at-home salads because they're never as good as restaurant salads. Then I figured out that I could buy good toppings and basically make restaurant salads at home haha.Delete
Spring seems to just be a stressful time, for sure. I hope your minimalist movement is helping relieve some of that stress!
Congrats to Matt! I love hats, and yours is so cute! That salad dressing sounds delicious. I love avocado. Lately I've just been smashing up an avocado and mixing it with lime juice and red onions and using that as a creamy dressing.ReplyDelete
Mm, I love the idea of making a creamy dressing with a REAL avocado. I like that the Bolthouse dressing uses yogurt so it's higher in fiber and protein and lower in sugar than other dressings.Delete
Congratulations to Matt!! That's fantastic!ReplyDelete
You are totally rocking that Hat!!
We should have an out-junk day... I ate so much junk last week, that it will make your pizza and chips seem healthy... it was disgusting!
When I see the pictures of the Royal Family in Brittan, it always makes me wish that hats were mandatory to fancy events here.
Hats are one part of British heritage I wish we had kept! (Although I'm glad we eschewed the powdered wigs.)Delete
Love your hat! And I get the whole junk food thing - I've definitely eaten junk food for comfort but not gotten it because I felt crappy about eating it- double edged sword!ReplyDelete
Exactly! I don't get the comfort I sought when I end up feeling crappy for eating it!Delete