Overcast on Thursday. Bah.

I’m waiting for people to get back to me with stuff, so in the meantime, I’m sitting at my desk, trying to figure out what to do with myself. I’ve already created some work for myself, and even have a meeting about that later. But for now, I am toodling around the internets. Whee.

On Saturday, we maybe getting a new puppy! Phil and I are crazy excited. We have to wait two more days. Bugger. I want to cuddle with her now!

I wish I had something meaningful to talk about today, but alas, I don’t. I figured a blog post might help me get the creative process moving, but not really. Oh well, back to the internets. (I really wish I was more interesting. At least then I could entertain myself.)

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Rainy Monday

We’re up to 6 miles in the training! Yay! Only got to tack on another .2 and we’re at the 10k. And really, that’s like walking to your car when you’re done. Easy!

I have a migraine, and not a lot to work on at ye olde cubicle farme. So I’m catching up on my podcasts – and today I’m going for the Minimalist, a vlog from the NYT, with recipes for awesome things that don’t take long to make. I’m psyched about a new mashed potato recipe, and crackers that are, in Bittman’s words “cheeze-its at the Academy Award level.” Now, all I need is to have a limitless pantry and all the time I want to spend in the kitchen.

Here’s today’s life quote… I’ve decided to make it my guiding principle (well, the guiding principle that falls right below “always take naps with hubby on rainy Sunday afternoons.”)

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

What’s Up?

Phil and I have been training for the Monument Ave 10k. We’re three weeks away from the big event, and we’re already up to 5 miles. The Saturday runs with the training team are really great, and it’s a lot easier to complete the runs with a huge, supportive group of people. During the week, Phil and I run together, and he’s been wonderful about staying at my (much slower) pace. On the weekends, I cut him loose and he’s usually in the top 10 or 20 finishers for our training group. My only goal is to run the whole 10k, so I’m not concerned about my time, but my pace per mile has already dropped quite a bit over the training. I’m excited to cross the finish line… until this training, I don’t think I’ve EVER run more than a mile.

We’re also making huge plans for our garden. We’re going to let the front half of the yard lay fallow this year; we’ve seeded it with vetch, and I’ll probably add some more flowers around the edge. Behind that, we’re going to rent a tiller and we’ll plow under the back half of the yard (it’s all weeds at the moment). We’re going to order as many seeds as we can from Etsy.com, and try to support the small seed savers of the world. We’ll probably place our orders in the next week or so, so we should be able to get our hands dirty in the not-too-distant future!

Of course, though we have the best of intentions with our garden, we’re not completely unrealistic about our food needs, so we’ve joined the CSA again this year, with the same farm we’ve been with for the last two summers. I’m SO excited about getting back to our weekly pickups and Saturday mornings at the market. 🙂 Phil and I are going to volunteer with the farm too. We’re not exactly sure what we’ll be doing, but it’s shaping up to be a much quieter summer for us, so we should be able to help out at least a little bit.

That’s what’s new with us… more blogging to come.