Hi lovely bloggies, I hope your Friday is going well!
I’ve had a pretty emotional day, I’m not going to lie. I am so honored that so many of you have taken the time to write me and tell me about how you are inspired by my strength, but I need you all to know I am a real person too! I break down ALL THE TIME because of what happened; I miss my brother every second of every day and it still is very real, raw and hard. Just know that I’m not perfect and there’s definitely a lot of tears that are not displayed on the blog. I’m trying with every bit of strength I have to keep pushing forward and living my life because I know that that honors my brother and he doesn’t want me to be sad.
Anyways! I just felt like I had to write that because of things that happened today here at home. On a positive note, Ryan tried his first Green Monster!!!!!!
awwwww he’s so cute 🙂
Ryan’s smoothie consisted of orange juice, water, three fresh strawberries, wheat germ, strawberry protein power, a frozen banana, ice and spinach! He was SO nervous about it and told me that if it sucked I would have to make him a brand new smoothie. I felt so confident that he wouldn’t be able to taste the spinach at all so I said I would. The verdict? HE LOVED IT! He really did! I was so proud of him for eating basically a whole salad before 8:00 in the morning because, honestly, sometimes its hard to get any greens whatsoever in this boy during the day! He’s not a veggie fan like me 😉
After I got to witness Ryan drinking down his greens, I met both my parents at the gym for “Ultimate Spin”! And guess what—it was my mom’s first ever spinning class!!! My dad and I knew it would be good for her to get out of the house and be active and she enjoyed it….I think! This class combined 40 minutes of high intensity cyclig with 15 minutes on the mat doing push-ups and crunches. I think we did about 50 push-ups today and then spent the rest of the time doing every different kind of crunch possible. My chest and abs are going to definitely be hurting tomorrow!
After working out, I did my favorite thing of taking a nice long hot steam and showering at the gym. Its such a simple thing but just taking care of myself in that way feels so amazing right now. Now I can see why my brother never actually worked out at the gym…..he would just go and sit in the steam room! 😉 While I was putting my make-up on and getting ready, I snacked on some grapes
And then, since I spent so much time dilly-daddling in the lady’s locker room I almost was late for my early lunch with Sarah! We met at one of my favorite spots, The Village Health Market, and I got a roasted vegetable and hummus sandwich on Ezekiel bread with a kombucha to drink!
The sandwich was delicious and of course the kombucha was divine. I haven’t had one in weeks!
I talked to my mom for awhile then came home to actually get some work done. I think I’m pretty bad at this “working from home” thing because I need more of a regimented schedule or else I just frolic over to Anthropogie…to the gym….to the store…….No, Jenna! Work now! 😉
I have 2.5 hours now to crank out some articles and get caught up on emails and blog stuff before meeting Lanie for a cocktail across the street. We are just meeting at 5:00 after she gets off work from Anthropologie to have a cosmo….just because. The restaurant we are going to is TOTAL swankity-swank, and the “martini bar” is incredibly modern and trendy—they have about three pages of different martinis and cosmos to choose from! All I need is one, trust me! I will report back with pictures later 🙂
I leave you with photos of an elephant that my brother made in his AP ceramics class that now is mine. 🙂 I don’t know why I love this thing so much but I do! I’m putting this up here because I had a couple requests from readers to see some of John’s work since he was so incredibly talented (I never knew)!