Thursday, November 7, 2019

what's new?

But really, what is new with me? I feel like October was a blur of travel and plans.

Part of what I do for work is interview people, and there are a lot of surveys involved over where you are willing to travel. I always say I will go to Atlanta since my sister-in-law and her adorable children live there and I would love a free trip... and in October, I actually got to go. The girls were nearly one and not quite two and-a-half at the time and they are SO fun. And funny. But also exhausting, I had a day off between my work commitment and it was great to just spend a day in their routine. I'm SO excited to experience Christmas with them this year!

I also had a week of working at a conference here in Houston which was fun (real people! Human interaction!) but man, traffic and real clothes suck. I have no idea how I will ever work in an office again.

Ohhh Bre and I also went to see Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach. I just enjoy them and their dynamic so much. The event was during an Astros game and we didn't think we would stay the whole time, but the event and programming were SO well done that neither of us wanted to leave. It's called Together Live and if you hear of it going to your city, you should check it out.

I also had an impromptu work trip come up to Kansas City. I was able to catch up with our old friends, David and Mandy, and meet their two sons. David and Andrew were friends in high school and they were in each other's weddings. They have also come to visit us a few times, and I know Mandy through the wonder of the internet, so anyway, it was great to be close enough to grab dinner. Also my work event was super stressful and a real test for me but it was mostly fine, so that gives me a nice boost for the next challenge coming my way. When I travel, I always make it a point to visit local coffee shops and PT's Coffee and Made in KC Cafe were both delightful and made me want to sit and work there all day.

My birthday fell on a Thursday this year, and after not being able to take it off due to work things for the past two years, I decided to make a plan-free, four-day weekend out of it. I've been on a huge thrifting kick lately, so I did a lot of that and took myself to one of my favorite coffee shops for a honey latte. The weather was beautiful over the weekend, so Andrew and I checked out an outdoor craft market and I bought myself a dainty L necklace that reminds me of one my grandparents gave me as a kid. We also went to Rosalie, a new restaurant, for dinner, and it was really cool inside and the food was good. And then I had bujo brunch and my favorite yoga class. Overall, a nice way to spend four days.

Things I want to remember:
- How exhausting and fun The Little Gym classes can be
- Psyching myself up to face a professional challenge
- A cool, fall-like birthday weekend
- The feeling of connecting with people who work for the same org I do - I always get so much from it
- The excitement in Houston when the Astros went to the World Series for the second time in three years (totally fine forgetting we lost, though...)

So, that was October 2019. Linking up with Kristen for What's New With You...


  1. We go to Toddler Time each week (not at The Little Gym, but similar) and holy cow. I needed a nap yesterday afterward.
    We really enjoy KC too...and holy good bbq! Our friends got married in KC this summer and they had the rehearsal catered with their favorite bbq.

  2. I love me some KC!!! I am planning to visit often next year for work and can not wait to see all the wonderful people I met there before and also make my rounds on the BBQ!!! Nothing like KC BBQ!!!

    1. I didn't eat the BBQ! I get so much BBQ in Texas. I know they are different but I didn't want all that meat!

  3. That sounds like an awesome birthday weekend!

  4. I am loving seeing all the gems you're getting from thrifting. sounds like your 4 day birthday weekend was absolutely awesome. love that you got a necklace that reminds you of one from your childhood :) what a lovely connection.


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