Friday, August 13, 2010

random friday: life changes and joe mauer's thighs

I got a haircut yesterday with my new favorite stylist Amy. We talked about what our husbands did for jobs. How we met them. When we got married. What it's like for her to have her son attending preschool for the first time and if it's wise to buy him a backpack. (I voted yes and choose this one.)

Then we talked about who my ob/gyn was, mostly the "gyn" part for me. She told me to switch clinics to the one a floor down from my current doctor. We talked about The Business of Being Born documentary and how she was in labor naturally for 50 hours. FIFTY with no drugs!

We talked about the cost of daycare. Budgeting and living with no cable. Plus what good kid shows are on PBS and instant Netflix.

As I left to pay, I thought "wow, really?" Five years ago my conversations with my hairdresser were about things like what I wanted to be when I grew up and how I thought I could live in a crappy apartment in NYC as long as on weekends I could visit Central Park.

I wouldn't change my current life for anything. But wow.

In other news:
- Running has been hard. For the first mile, my legs always feel stiff and heavy. And it's really really hot. I've run a few times on the treadmill and realized how much easier that is and how unprepared I'd feel if I didn't train outside - an activity I used to thoroughly hate.

- The six-day heat advisory ends tonight! Hallelujah!  Correction: The heat advisory was extended ANOTHER day through late Saturday. We're supposed to expect "even more oppressively humid day." I'm mad but I am not sure at who. We'll be in Minnesota next week where the high is only supposed to be 72. Possibly even chilly!

- This weekend we have a friend visiting from Minnesota. I love having an excuse to explore and try new restaurants.

- Turns out, the Yankees baseball team works out at our gym when they are in town. So do the Twins. What?! I'm totally skipping work one day to lift weights with Joe Mauer and his massive thighs.

- Links for you to check out because that's what my Friday blog posts are for:

Have a wonderful and fabulous weekend!


  1. when i saw your post i questioned why you'd write a friday post in the middle of the week. while reading it i became more and more confused.

    i just realized it's friday. what.a.week.

    have a lovely weekend!

  2. I need to find a favorite hairdresser and start talking to her about what I want to be when I grow up! :)

    Ooh, I hope you get to rub elbows with some MLB players at the gym!