Coffee Talk 09.13.20

Well, friends. It’s been a rather heavy week, hasn’t it? Between the anniversary of 9/11 and the fires out west, and of course Covid…  it’s a lot.

I feel almost guilty telling you that it has been a perfectly glorious weekend here in eastern Pennsylvania. Our weather turned to fall practically overnight, and fall is quite possibly the most perfect time of year to live in Pennsylvania.

I went out to dinner with girlfriends on Friday night, and we ate outside. It was still a little humid, but the temperature was mild. Then yesterday, I woke up and the humidity was gone. I went out running around 8AM, and it was in the upper 60s and partly sunny. Glorious!

It was partly sunny and breezy all day, and Becca and I went to Home Goods to get a few things for fall, but ohmyword… it was mobbed.

They were trying really hard to keep people following the directions on the floor, going one way, but it was futile. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

We ended up hanging out with friends outside again last night, and I was actually chilly by the time we got home.

This morning, it’s only in the upper 50s, and it looks like another pretty day.

I really do feel for those of you out west who are suffering with the smoke and poor air quality. It’s bad enough that Covid keeps us close to home, but to not even be able to go outside and get a breath of fresh air would really be the final straw. If that’s where you are, I hope you’re hanging in there okay.

In other news, I fell down the rabbit hole this morning and ended up watching a bunch of makeup tutorials on YouTube. I ordered some new products for the under eye area, so I’ll let you know how that goes.

I also got a big box from Colleen Rothschild Beauty this week, with some old favorites and new skincare products to test out, and I’ll be sharing those with you later this month.

It’s that time of year when I’m ready to change things up with my skincare and makeup. I’m still using my summer foundation because I’m still pretty tan, but I know that will start fading soon. I wanted to sit outside for a while yesterday to beef up my tan, but we ended up going to Home Goods instead. Maybe today…

Well, that’s about it for me. There’s not much else new going on here. Virtual learning seems to be going okay for everyone. Becca and David would rather be in school, but they’re making the best of it. And it’s old hat for Caroline, of course.

I’ve been slowly increasing my run/walk intervals so that I’m doing more running than walking, but I’m trying to take it slowly. I can definitely feel some stiffness in my back, so I’m glad I’m still going to PT once a week. I did quite a bit of running yesterday, so this morning I’m just going to walk.

I’d like to get back to doing the Yoga by Adriene videos as well. I could definitely use the flexibility and balance training.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, and if you’re going through trying times right now, be kind to yourself. This too shall pass.