Weekend Recap: Not Alone but Lonely

This was supposed to be a social and fun weekend, but I ended up feeling pretty isolated and alone :( My Friday kicked off in a weird way. On Tuesday, I woke up with my left eye really puffy and swollen – but not at all red or itchy. To be honest, I kind of ignored it for a few days, thinking it would go away on its own, but by Thursday evening, when it was still as swollen as {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Trail Time

Although Friday was a work day, it kicked off in a special way – I woke up early enough to take Sugar for a trail run at Eldorado State Park, a few miles away, rather than just on the neighborhood trails! This is one of my favorite trail runs in the area – it’s 1000 vertical feet of gain on the ascent, but about half of that is totally runnable (and I hike the rest). Sugar and I have done {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Memorial Day Weekend

I was soooooooo eager for the long weekend after a particularly tough week at work! Monday kicked off with an all-day video call for me to do performance reviews. These are always difficult (so many talented staff and not enough promotions / top ratings / bonuses to go around!), but sitting on a video call for fourteen hours straight was just brutal. At one point, around the twelve hour mark, I could see that literally every single person on the {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Socializing Again

Friday was a busy day at work, but I kept reminding myself that I was in for an exciting night: my friend Karlin was coming over for dinner and drinks on my deck after work! This would be my first time meeting up with a friend since I began sheltering in place in early March, and also, my first time drinking (not counting the half glass of wine I had on my COVID Vacances). It was sure to be eventful {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Sunny Spring Weekend Sequestered in Superior

Friday was my Peloton bike delivery day, and I was so excited! Since I knew I’d want to shower after the delivery, I also made it my grocery shopping day, and headed to the store after a short walk with Sugar and then my regular 7am work call. However, the delivery people surprised me and called while I was at the store, saying they were ahead of scheduled and would it be okay for them to come early? I had just {Read More}

Socializing in the Time of COVID19: Risks and Rewards

In Sunday’s Links I Love, I shared a really funny YouTube video that a coworker sent me: “training for real life.” Now, I’ll be honest; there’s a lot of this video I can’t relate to. I’ve been working out daily, showering daily, wearing pants and a bra daily, and I haven’t watched Netflix once! But last weekend, Colorado’s governor also moved us from “stay-at-home” to “safer-at-home” – meaning we are slowly reopening non-essential businesses and allowing people to go out into {Read More}

Quarantine Goals, Take 2

Next week will mark two full months alone in quarantine for me… something I never imagined when this all began. And yet, I’m finding that I’m reasonably content. I miss my friends, and there are definitely bouts of loneliness. (As someone whose love language is touch, and who is always hugging friends, it’s nuts to me that I haven’t touched a single human in two months!) But I track my mood each day in the Daylio app on my phone, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Hello Sugar!

This weekend was pretty quite, but it came with some big news… I brought home a new dog to foster! Friday night, I tried a recipe from a new-to-me cooking blog, Whole and Heavenly Oven. I was reviving my cookblog club in virtual form on Sunday, and my friend Cathryn suggested this blog as our pick. While browsing for recipes to make Sunday, I found a few others I thought I’d try to make as well, and this turkey taco {Read More}

Race Report: Back on my Feet Meaningful Miles Virtual 5K

Last summer, I attended the Denver launch of Back on my Feet (BomF), a nonprofit that seeks to combat homelessness by first building confidence and self-esteem through weekly group runs, then enrolling participants in financial literacy classes and job skills training. I haven’t been able to volunteer with BomF since that first run, but my good friend Heather sits on their Board, and I joined her team for their fundraiser 5K, which was supposed to be last weekend. But… COVID19 {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Last Weekend with Sesame

This was one of the tougher weekends I’ve had. On Thursday, I got a call about a potential forever family for Sesame… which was both sad and happy. Obviously sad because I would miss having her around, but, it would be wonderful for her to have a permanent home. And, truthfully, there were some things about living with Sesame that were a hassle (constant fur all over the house, never being able to do something on my own without a {Read More}