Sorry my posting schedule has been sporadic over the last week and a half. Work has been very busy the last couple weeks and when I’m done with the day I just don’t want to sit at the computer anymore. This is especially true now that I’m working from home full time and sitting at my “blogging desk” all day!
The best perk I’ve discovered so far about working from home is using the time I used to sit in rush hour traffic to now cook breakfast. I like making oatmeal on the stove (in rice milk) vs. microwaving it, and having the extra time to do that is really nice. I don’t always add brown sugar but when I do my taste buds are happy :).
I’m also saving money because I would often forget to pre-set the coffee machine and would need to stop and buy coffee on my way in to the office. This became an especially expensive habit when my body decided it only liked Starbucks Americanos instead of cheap coffee from Dunkin Donuts or Einstein’s lol!
Now I make Starbucks Espresso roast at home and it’s all good. Although I’m thinking about buying a Nespresso. Anyone with a Nespresso please let me know what you think.
The only thing really holding me back are the use of the Nespresso pods. I threw away my Keurig about a year ago because I didn’t want to use the plastic k-cups anymore, and I didn’t think coffee tasted as good in the rubber cup.
One of my goals this year is to cut down on my use of plastic even more. Adam and I haven’t used plastic water bottles in the house in years, but I used to buy water bottles while I was out and about a lot. Now I take my Bkr glass bottle with me everywhere – mine is in the color Gloss but they have a lot of colors :).
Anyway, another benefit to working from home is getting to sit outside when the weather is nice. Yesterday it was in the mid-80s but next week we’re supposed to drop down to the mid-70s and I will be sitting outside with my flowers as much as possible!
I’m sorry if it’s annoying that I’m talking about working from home but I have been dreaming of this for a long time. Getting from any Point A to Point B in south Florida can take forever.
Cecil’s vet is 1.5 miles from my house and it took us over 15 minutes to get there yesterday. He was going for his checkup to make sure the iodine treatment worked to cure his hyperthyroidism.
Cecil handled the visit like a champ even though they had to draw blood again. The good news is even without the blood results we’re pretty sure it worked because he gained a pound over the last month! Gaining weight is a good sign. He was down to 10lbs before the treatment and now he’s at 11lbs. His normal weight is 12lbs so we’re getting there!
He came home with a little pink ace bandage which I thought was cute. It reminded me of when I got my surgery haha. Of course Cecil got his favorite treats as soon as we got home :). We need him to gain another pound!
After the vet I headed out for a run to de-clutter my mind from the day. I haven’t really been too stressed out over the last month, but yesterday was the exception. I forgot just how freaking good it feels to run when you’ve got a lot on your mind.
My average pace was 13:56 which I am just accepting. I’ve had it in my head that in order to meet the “rules” of easing back into running I needed to do run/walk at 14:30 pace with my running intervals in the 12 min/mile range but I don’t think that’s exactly true. I think I just need to listen to my body, and if it’s comfortable going a bit faster then why hold back?
I have to be honest with myself about how I feel and I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job with that.
Should I get a Nespresso?
What’s your favorite coffee to make at home?