This week has been wonderful. I am healthy! My kids are healthy. Hubs is healthy.
We are rapidly spiraling out of death-by-humidity weather towards the promise of fall – crisp air, colorful leaves, being outside for more than a second without drowning in my own sweat. I worship fall with every ounce of basic white girl devotion I can muster. Which is a lot. There have been entire comedy acts written about people like me, but I FEEL NO SHAME. Fall is the BEST. Spring is pretty good too, winter is delightful, and summer is wonderful until I remember how long it lasts in this state. FOREVER.
More good news: I am speaking at FinCon. Want to learn about Google Analytics? Come watch me speak. Have general questions related to WordPress, the technical side of blogging, HTML, whatever? Reach out! I’m happy to help, so just find me! I’m hard to miss, being nearly 6 feet tall and aerodynamically curvaceous. That’s a long way of saying “round.” I am terrible at small talk, I should probably warn you. And I’m not exaggerating – TERRIBLE – but I’m great once I get past that point!
I am making notable progress towards wrapping up my freelance projects. I am looking forward to my freelance vacation, which I plan to take through FinCon. At FinCon, I’m planning on networking with businesses I’d like to write for, hopefully filling up my calendar through the tail end of the year, and building some solid connections for the future.
I’ve got a series in the works about how to land freelance clients, how to build a side hustle business, and how to use it to expand your career opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled 😉
Usually I share what I’ve cooked in the past week or so, but to be perfectly honest, I haven’t cooked a darned thing. I’ve been catching up from The Plague, but I have great plans for this week.
Tonight Hubs is making a garlic flank steak with loaded baked potatoes. I am very excited about that. I’ve planned several chicken dishes for the rest of the week – a pre-made chicken coconut curry from Costco that I LOVE, which we’ll serve with rice; baked bacon-wrapped chicken thighs with a veggie assortment, and Cajun beans and rice with andouille sausage.
I’m also working on incorporating more protein into the kids’ breakfasts. I realized most mornings they eat a combination of cereal (often without milk) and fruit, and probably aren’t getting the protein they need. I’ve decided to step it up by alternating yogurt, cheese, and milk as regular components of breakfast. (We usually don’t have eggs since I’m allergic. Which is a bummer, because I love them.)
In Other Fun News
Hubs and I have been taking a class on the Montessori method. Even though our kids have been in Montessori for years, the class was offered to us for free by Little Kiddo’s new school. If we take the class, we get a $100/month discount. Pretty sweet deal, right?
The class has been highly entertaining, but also informative. I didn’t realize that Montessori considers you a child until age 24, so I’ve been teasing my husband (several years my elder) that he’s finally married to an adult. I’ve found ways to work tales of my burgeoning maturity and adult-ish wisdom into daily conversation, which he has found not at all entertaining.