10 Day Pledge - I'm not sure how I stumbled upon it, but last week I found the blog, 100 Days of Real Food. It chronicles a family's quest to eat real foods in a processed food world. On the site, they pose a challenge to readers, a 10 Day Real Food Pledge, to be exact (There are other mini-pledges too.)
As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try, but I was going to need a partner-in-crime. I pitched it to J. He wasn't feeling it. So, I did what any sensible person would do. I threw the idea out to my running friends and luckily, a few took the bait. Beginning February 1st, we will eat no processed food for 10 days. I am confident that it will be harder than I think. If you are interested in taking the pledge too, you can find all of the "rules" here.
Three - My baby, Dilly, turns three on Saturday. How the heck did my baby get to be three? And while we're at it, how do I have an almost seven year old? No longer having an infant or toddler in the house makes me feel so much older than turning 30 does ...
Early Risers - J's new position has him working insane hours. Not only is he going to be traveling pretty much every day in February, but yesterday he went into the office at 8 a.m. and he didn't get home until almost 9 p.m. It's crazy.
In order to get some quality time with the girls, he has taken to waking them up a half-hour earlier than usual. This is awesome. I don't get to sleep in, since I workout in the morning, but it has seriously dropped my stress level. In the past, J has slept through most of our morning prep, leaving me to manage the girls by myself. This results in me wanting to punch someone by the time we leave the house for the day.
When everyone gets up earlier and J handles breakfast, it makes my morning so much easier.