The high of my week was the beautiful weather we’ve been having. You guys, we’re seeing temperatures in the mid-70s during the day. That is unheard of for this time of year! We’re usually still in the 90s. Every time I walk outside and I’m not immediately hit by a wall of humidity, I can’t help but smile. I love this time of year, and I’m so happy that we’re experiencing a small dose of fall here in Florida.
The low of my week was feeling unmotivated to work out. My last workout was on Saturday and I have no good excuse for why I haven’t worked out since then. My week has been busier than normal, but that’s really not a good excuse for why I haven’t exercised. I’ve had the time; I’ve just chosen to let laziness take over. I just feel like I can’t get back into my workout groove (it feels like the hurricane shook things up and it’s been hard to settle back down), but the only way to do something is to do it, right? I need to just get my butt over to the gym, even when I don’t feel like it.
I’m currently reading Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean. I’m so glad I found this romance author last year. Her historical romances are my favorite and it doesn’t hurt that her titles are so clever!
A blog post I loved was Why Is It So Hard To Talk To White Folks About Racism? on Scary Mommy. San posted the link to this article on her most recent Link Love post and I can’t get over how incredible it is. Every white person needs to read this. Like, right now. Even if you think you are a “good white person” (whatever that means). This paragraph, in particular, stood out to me and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it:
Most whites live, grow, play, learn, love, work and die primarily in social and geographic racial segregation. Yet, our society does not teach us to see this as a loss. Pause for a moment and consider the magnitude of this message: We lose nothing of value by having no cross-racial relationships. In fact, the whiter our schools and neighborhoods are, the more likely they are to be seen as “good.” The implicit message is that there is no inherent value in the presence or perspectives of people of color. This is an example of the relentless messages of white superiority that circulate all around us, shaping our identities and worldviews.
The best money I spent was $5 to participate in a pumpkin bake-off at work. I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest pumpkin lover. I don’t like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin pie, but give me a hunk of pumpkin bread or a pumpkin cookie and you’re my best friend. Thankfully, most of our “chefs” made sweet treats for the bake-off (there was only one pumpkin chili, which I couldn’t eat due to my weird texture issues) and they put me in a food coma. Between the pumpkin cheesecake, the pumpkin fudge, the pumpkin baklava, the pumpkin-nutella bread… y’all, my coworkers are some incredible bakers. It was so hard to vote for my favorite!
My plans this weekend include a writing date on Saturday morning and football with the family on Sunday. I also just made a decision on my Halloween costume (my goal is to never spend more than $10 on any Halloween costume, so I always opt for something “punny”), so I might see if I can get the pieces I need at Target this weekend. But other than that, it’ll be super low-key! Lots of napping, reading, and coloring while watching Grace and Frankie is on the agenda. 🙂
What was the best thing you spent money on this week?