I just love the above picture. That is exactly what I want to do right now. Put on my cape and mask and sit down with a glass of wine. Like the badass I am.
I survived the first week back at work. I am more exhausted than I've been in a long time, and my head is spinning. But we all made it. Similar to my first week at home, I realize that I need to relearn how to do everything again. Getting used to a new routine can be daunting. I am also so conscious of the fact that I do not want to fall back into the same habits and work routines that I had before. I am focused on finding the right balance. (We talk so much about balance - I almost wish there was a different way of talking about it, but I think it's the one everyone understands.) Much more to come as I settle into our new phase.
This weekend, I plan to sleep late, get some exercise, play with my boys, eat some apples, bake something pumpkiny, watch a movie, and mentally prepare myself for what is sure to be an exhilaratingly busy second week of work.
I've had a few things bookmarked along the way...
The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews. I've never had this word used to describe me, but I do know people who have received it in reviews. It's interesting to think about how men and women are evaluated differently.
My cousin, Tiffany, created a fabulous new web site. It contains her inspiring blog but also so much more! Check it out!
Another Weekly Menu Idea. I'm getting used to my new dinner planning routine, too. Planning on Saturday, or Sunday morning, shopping on Sunday (along with everyone else - I forgot how crowded the grocery store is on Sundays!). I brought my headphones with me last week and got it done quickly, so it wasn't too bad.
I want my local pizza place to start using these boxes. Genius!
I'm digging this online yoga challenge. So far, most of the sequences have been rather short, so they're great for before or after another exercise session, or good for doubling up. It's totally free, so if you have any interest, sign up and you'll get them in your inbox!
I then went on to sign up for the myYogaPro membership. I know there's plenty of free stuff on youtube, but these are great classes, and it's so well-organized. I think it'll motivate me to do more yoga.
Letters from husband to wife. I just love this. A sense of humor is the #1 thing that will keep a relationship thriving.
I loved seeing his old post on Cup of Jo. And this one that Design Mom linked to today. It brought me right back to Amsterdam, and I love the memories I have of such a cool city and good friends. I totally miss the bikes! I found myself in an REI last week, gazing longingly at the bikes. Someday, one of them will be mine.
Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent. Interesting. This has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I think we're doing okay, but I feel my son trying to push his limits. It makes me want to tighten up even more.