SPENDING | 7 days in the desert for fieldwork. I got to drive a big 4WD truck, see the desert sunrise quite a few times, and “babysit” the GPS receiver for hours on end. It was a good week and I am looking forward to another field trip in March, but it also reminded me that fieldwork means long, exhausting days and that I wouldn’t want to do fieldwork/travel for work all the time. Do you travel for work?
READING | A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. I finally started book 6 of the Outlander Series.
ENJOYING | the morning sunrises on my runs, even though it’s been freezing here these last few weeks. I had to invest into some thermal running pants (which I never needed before), because I was literally freezing my butt off. Haha. I don’t know how you people in colder climates deal with outdoor running during the winter months. You’re hardcore.
GETTING READY | for my next half marathon. This week is taper week. I can’t believe race day is almost here. I haven’t run an “official” race in 3.5 years and I am excited.
WATCHING | Family Guy episodes with Jon. (As you might know, we’re not big into watching shows – I never know what the newest hype is – but we do enjoy the occasional random TV show re-runs.)
BUYING | goodies at Aldi. On my way home from fieldwork in Southern California, I had the chance to stop at an Aldi (the closest one to me is still 3 hours away) and I wanted to buy everything. Haha. The prices are really as cheap as people say and it pains me that we cannot take advantage of that more often.
FINISHING | the loop scarf for my mother-in-law. I gave it to her when she came to visit for a weekend at the beginning of the month and she loves it. It did turn out quite nice, if I may say so myself. Gradient yarn is just so fun to work with.
STOKED | about my new (good German craftsmanship) Miele vacuum cleaner. I’ve been cursing the old Dirt Devil Featherlight (which, by the way, was NOT by any means featherlight, but rather heavy and cumbersome) under my breath for quite some time and have been secretly wishing for a new vacuum cleaner. I usually need someone to “push” me a little bit to make bigger purchases, and my mother-in-law is pretty good at that… so she went vacuum cleaner shopping with me and also helped me pay for it (as a belated Christmas present). Needless to say, I am in vacuum cleaner heaven now (haha).
LOOKING FORWARD TO | a fun race weekend with friends and some quality girl time.
What is currently going on with you?