Those of you who are subscribed to the DW newsletter, already got the message: DearWendy mugs are now available! You can buy a charming 16 oz. MOA mug, designed by Drew and me, right here. There’s a limited
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So, that’s one piece of good news. And since it seems there’s been an abundance of not-so-good news in a lot of people’s lives lately — have you noticed that too? — I thought I’d share some other good news and invite you to do the same.
1. As of Wednesday I was down 12 pounds since July when I decided to make more of an effort to get in shape (i.e. stop drinking beer five days a week and fistfuls of chips between every meal and get off my ass and move). I think I’m back up three pounds on account of some chocolate chip banana bread I made, but we won’t talk about that. Even nine pounds isn’t too shabby. Clothes are starting to fit a bit better. Hoping to hit my goal weight (ideally, a total 25-pound weight loss) by Thanksgiving.
2. My mom, who was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night, was released this morning, sooner than anticipated. Fingers crossed she’ll be good to go for her knee replacement surgery scheduled in less than two weeks and recovered well enough by the holidays to travel to the states and enjoy a visit with her family, including her grandson who misses her.
3. Hmm. I don’t know. That’s kinda all I got. This week sorta blew. All three of us have been varying degrees of sick and Jackson is teething big time. Our part-time nanny is away for a couple weeks and I miss her help. She watches Jackson only three mornings a week, but that time that I can work uninterrupted and have a break from baby-wrangling makes such a huge difference. But a week like this one just makes me grateful for the weeks when things go smoothly — when everyone is healthy and happy and fullin’ good. And I don’t gain back three pounds eating chocolatey banana bread.
4. I thought of one more thing: the weather! It was gorgeous all week until today. Perfect, wonderful early fall weather. On Wednesday, before Drew left for Yom Kippur services, I even got to squeeze in an early morning bike ride, which is pretty much my favorite way to start a beautiful fall day.
Any good news in your life? Anything you want to vent about?
Also: mugs! Don’t forget! Just in time for cozy, cool-weather drinks…