Mind Dump

I have my first week of work under my belt and I'm happy to report that I survived. The first week of work was trial by far and on my second day I was in back to back meetings through dinner. The job is a lot different than any other job I've had - in a completley new industry - so I have a lot of learning to do.
WORKSPACE | Change is good
I like having an office outside of my house. Getting ready and dressed first thing in the morning (post of outfits tomorrow). I'm still trying to figure out where and how to fit in workouts, but I got in 4 strong workouts last week, so hopefully I'll be able to make it happen.

Since this job involves a lot of sitting at a desk and meeting clients for lunches and dinners, I'm trying very hard to be diligant about cooking healthy lunches and dinners any night/day I have free. I spent a few hours yesterday meal planning for the week, and then cooked (actually Joel cooked) two different dinners so that we will have leftovers for lunches.

Since I used to be able to use the weekdays to get errands, cleaning and laundry done, this weekend was the first glimpse of our new reality. I'm trying to make sure everything stays balanced, but that meant our Saturday and Sunday were full of not lounging around.Sundays

I'm very specific on the types of Charddoney that I like, but this one is my new favorite. It's buttery and delicious - and it was $10.99 at our grocery store Sprouts.
 I have been obsessed with solitaire. I've been playing at least 30 minutes a day on my ipad and I have to tear it out of my hands in order to stop. It's been a nice way to not think about anything else and just relax.

I read The Good Wife by Jane Porter while I was in Mexico and couldn't put it down. I ended up finding out that it's the last book in a series of three - each book following a different sister in a big family in Napa. I decided to work my way backwords and am now reading The Good Woman. The books are a little heavy but they've been the best books I've read in a while. **If you don't want to ruin secrets, start at The Good Woman (book 1 of 3).

I won't be as MIA this week on the blog, but in the meantime...


  1. Glad to hear your are enjoying the new job and made it through the week! Buttery chardonnays are my favorite so I will definitely need to try this one! Hope you have a wonderful week love!

  2. I am so glad you had a great first week!!!!

  3. I love your solitaire confession - I've been INSEPARABLE from my mah jong app on the iPad mini haha! J is like, "There are SO MANY games that you could play and you pick this old lady tile game."

  4. Glad you had a good first week at the new job! Meal planning and cooking extra for lunches definitely helps me out in the morning when I'm running out the door in a hurry and can just grab and go! I'm hoping to hear some good news this week so keep your fingers crossed! :)

  5. Glad the first week went well! :) I've learned I have more energy at the beginning of the week and am more likely to make dinners and get works out. So that's what I plan on doing.

    Sunday's are the days I go grocery shopping and sort of prep for the week ahead. That day I'll do my smoothie preps for the mornings of the week and also bake something to enjoy for snacks during the week at work as well.