i know some people hate weekend recaps *looks over at Stephanie* but imma do it anyway because it's easy and i can just vomit up a bunch of pictures without using my brain too much.
1// our pumpkins win everything. and by "our" i mean i came home one day and hubs and kayla had finished painting them so naturally, i get credit too because we are family and family shares this shit.
2// i made some all natural cough syrup for kayla. i hate cold and flu season. i mean, i hate it in general but when you're a parent, YOU HATE ITS GUTS EVEN MORE because your kid is feeling shitty and coughing all the live long day. and because i'm a supersleuth of the interwebz, i found a natural cough suppressant recipe that only requires 3 ingredients: honey, lemon juice and olive oil.
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1.5 cups honey (i used 1/2 cup manuka honey because this shit is THE BOMB and has anti-bacterial properties; the rest was regular honey)
- warm in pot (not boiling) on low heat
- pour into a jar (i used an empty and clean jam jar) to cool
- give every hour
- store in fridge.
kayla had this horrible-sounding hacking cough that went on all day. usually, these coughs lasts for WEEKS but after the first 6 hours of this stuff, her coughing significantly reduced and the next day: hardly anything. i'm a brilliant, hippie mother.
3// fall has arrived. and with it, coldass temperatures so i was able to finally bust out my boots and chunky scarves.
4// hang time with the ladies. love seeing these bitches! went to a popular oyster bar and while didn't eat salty brine that looks like a gooey vagina, i stuffed my face with (healthy) grilled grouper. the gnocchi wasn't as healthy but it wasn't much and it was too mouthgasmic to ignore. Too bad our waiter was a total fucking douche.
5// trail hike. when i woke up at 545am yesterday, it was ONE FUCKING DEGREE. that's 33.8F for you american peeps. i wore my Columbia OmniHeat shirt - which totally rocks my fitness boner because this shirt really DID keep me warm - with my Under Armor Storm jacket and it was perfect. the trails were soggy and slick from all the rain but it was totally awesome and so pretty. it also wasn't too hard on my knee although it feels a little stiff right now *sadface*
6// small haul. Pumpkin Chai and Chocolate Rocket from my fav tea store plus pretty makeup that i totally didn't need.
NARS satin lip pencil in Hyde Park // NARS larger than life eyeliner in Rue de Rivoli (which is actually a pretty green even though my shitty picture-taking and poor lighting makes it look like a gray color).
7// knee rehab has begun. lower body workouts. yoga. low-impact activity for cardio. i sorta hate all of it (except yoga) because it's SO FUCKING SLOW.
Vacations and the typical hard-to-get-back-into-the-routine made October a shitty workout month. See all the blanks in the boxes? I'm still adjusting to this new routine so give me a break already.
8// already thinking of/planning for christmas. i know, right? hell, we're almost at November so i need to get my shit together. so far, i only have one item on my list for me but a few for kayla.
people: to easily track and distribute your christmas list (ie. for your relatives/spouse/kris kringle group etc), use this site - alliwantforchristmas.com. you're welcome.
today, i might even begin making my christmas cards. speaking of which, i'd love to send a bunch of you ladies a card! i make them myself and they're pretty awesome. emails will be sent out trolling for your mailing addy soon!
What did you all do?
Hope you all had a great weekend!!!