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we've fallen into a pretty predictable routine this winter, and i have to say i really love it. a good routine just speaks to the parts of my soul where all the good stuff happens, if you know what i mean?
our winter routine starts with slow mornings. we take our time getting ready and send daddy off to work with kisses, and then in the afternoons we book it. we crawl all over our frozen city in all our millions of layers, running errands, hitting playschool and all of hen's toddler social activities, usually stopping for lunch, only coming home when the chill of dusk forces us in.
then it's dinner and laundry and emails and baths, and sometimes i like to wear my work out clothes while loading the dishwasher just in case tonight is the night i finally make it to the treadmill in the basement ;).
have i ever made it to the treadmill in the basement? . . . not even once.
(but thank you to albion fit for sending me some motivational work out gear. i think it'll help the cause!)
today we had lunch with some girlfriends and their babies at sugar & plumm, then walked to midtown like a crazy biker gang of stroller pushers. clogging yo sidewalks, cats! on the way home, we made a very important stop at the whole foods so mama could buy herself a head of cabbage (ahhh, boobly relief).
now that we are home it is time for some valuable no-pants time and your general tidying-uppage.
i just think it's great.
after the hustle of city afternoons, our quiet nights at home feel sweet and rewarding. we strip off our shoes (and pants) and cozy up in our nest, restock the cabinets of their dishes, and set the scene for tomorrow, when we'll do it all over again.
speaking of tomorrow . . . we are SO going to chipotle tomorrow! because it's been three days since we went last, which means we can go again, because that's the rule i made up for us. so there! today when we walked past the chipotle without going in huck wailed "brown riiiiiiiiiice!"in the saddest little voice. i kid you not. sometimes you find things you just love, you know? it is what it is.
p.s. thank you to everyone for your incredibly sweet comments
and words of advice and notes of solidarity in yesterday's post.
i'm blown away by it and so proud to be a woman with the likes of you.