Here I go again – it’s quarantine and it still took me 11 days to post! Argh – sorry about that!
Eats have been pretty standard on the quarantine front. Smoothies, salads, and stir fries!
On Wednesday I had to drive up to Williamsburg for a quick work stop. On my way home, I stopped at Food For Thought – probably my favorite WB restaurant – to get a salad to go.
I ordered the Farmer’s Harvest Salad with no apples (allergic), no cheese (duh), and add the Gardein. And with balsamic.
I get there and am waiting in the parking lot and the owner comes out to tell me the pecans are coated in an egg wash (I said I was vegan when I made my order – they’re REALLY diligent about things like that and food allergies), and would I like plain ones. I say no thank you, just leave off the pecans.
He then comes back to tell me the balsamic actually has blue cheese and would I mind the raspberry. Nope, don’t mind at all!
THEN he comes back to tell me he feels badly that my salad will be boring, and would I mind if he tossed more veggie in it. NOPE. DON’T MIND AT ALL. And this is why I love this place!
Okay, not going to lie – I have been working out a TON. I think it helps stave off any quarantine boredom (and I’m fortunate to not have suffered any of that)
Lots of runs and a few spins too. TRX has a ton of classes, and I like the Super 20 spin that I’ve done a few times now. Yoga too.
Still swapping pics of our burn with someone who has a similar HR monitor. I won’t bore you with 11 days worth (really, 9 because I do take a day off now and then!). They average 450 calories burned per run. A little less for spin. I don’t bother for yoga.
I’m fortunate to be really busy while sheltering in place, and as a result, I’m also lucky to not be suffering being home. I am pretty used to working remotely, and it’s just been me and my kids for a few years now and we all get along, so I definitely can’t complain. There are people I miss, but I’m also keeping on contact with friends regularly and really using this time to focus on me, my health, my happiness, and thinking about my future. I hate the reason, but am grateful for the opportunity.
School has started up again and I’m really focused on that. It’s crunch time and the fewer the distractions, the better.
I went to my local farm again for drive through produce pick up! Love having this resource – supporting local – and getting fresh produce!
On Saturday, I went to a different farmer’s market. It’s the Old Beach market in Virginia Beach – you have to order in advance and then just drive through to get your goods. This is less of a farmers market though, and more of an artisan’s market. I really wanted some teas from a local spa, and so ordered in advance and picked it up. It was SO awesome. I got 4 teas, they put it in a fun little tote, and I got a hand written card!
I’m excited that the garden is really coming along. Except the cucumbers. My eldest and I have decided we’re cursed when it comes to cucumbers. So we’ll see – but I’m not hopeful. Pretty sure the rest is going to be brilliant though!
I try to meditate daily. I don’t always succeed at that – but I do try. The other day I was really feeling the need to – but Luna was in my chair. Okay, so I went on the floor, where I was kissed a bunch by Kuma until I finished to find her sleeping before me. It was literally the best part I think – so I’m glad that Luna stole my chair for a bit!
Twice this week I had to travel a bit for work – in the state. On Monday, I went to Charlottesville to drop of a part an engineer up there is going to help me reverse engineer.
On the way home, stopped in Richmond to meet two people I was put in touch with through the governors office to work on bringing PPE manufacturing not only back to the US, but into VA. They had some prototypes for me to get and take to our side to evaluate. After trying them on, of course (won’t share pics because there are patents involved, but it was interesting). Then on Wednesday afternoon, had to meet them again, only this time in Williamsburg because it was between us, to give them a design we prefer.
The engineer and I met in a grocery store parking lot. The other two textile people and I met at a country club driveway entrance. And then again at a Starbucks parking lot. It used to be parking lot meetings were for drug deals, so I’m not sure how I feel about this being a regular meeting spot I’m finding myself in!
Though while in WB, I brought Kuma and we went on a bit of a walk in the downtown area.
Last year my backyard table broke – finally got around to buying a new one. Got it through Wayfair, which was really reasonable. R enjoys building things, so she put that together for me. It’s perfect.
But honestly – been really busy. If I’m not working, hanging with my kids, working out, or doing school stuff, I’m cooking or reading. I haven’t been reading enough, but that’s on my to do list.
Speaking of to do lists – I’m a pretty meticulous planner. Though I don’t like to be over scheduled – so that’s a little weird. But I use the Boss Planner in GoodNotes on my iPad. It’s perfect because there’s an empty page for each day where I do my bullet journaling. I haven’t used it at all since the first week of march, but I’m going to start again so I can work in more time to read 🙂
So, I’ll leave you with pictures and the best wishes to stay safe, sane, and at HOME.