Things I’m loving this week

lauren clothes

When Lauren looks beyond the T-shirts in her closet. I keep telling her she has lots of great clothes, if she’d look past the ratty t-shirts and shorts she wears repeatedly. And, lo and behold, she has been actually looking lately. Doesn’t she clean up well?

trail running

Trail running confidence. I wasn’t sure I could handle the 50K I signed on for in October, but Saturday we did all but 6 miles of it. (What a GREAT day for it, too…perfect weather!) It won’t be easy, and I may be shuffling the last few miles, but at least now I know it won’t kill me.

step count

A killer step count. I couldn’t tell you why this brings me such joy, but it does. A new step count to beat. Maybe at that 50K in October, eh?

the cove

The Cove. We found ourselves with a free evening last week, so we went on an impromptu date night and ate outside at The Cove. It’s nice to sit outside with views of the bay and Dobbins Landing and the Cove has some great low-key music every night. The kind you can enjoy without it being so loud or obnoxious that you can’t talk/hear each other. The only thing I didn’t care for is that I learned if you sit outside you have to order from the “bar menu,” which explains the limited choices. That said…both of our meals were still excellent (loved the chicken bacon ranch wrap).

Things I’m not loving

How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project. Seriously…this man is a total P.O.S. #MoscowMitch

Then…there’s this second candidate for P.O.S. of the Week:

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This white guy, born on third base, suggested on Tuesday that the poem etched on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to America should include a line qualifying that they be able to “stand on their own two feet.”  I’d like to see how this guy would do if you stripped him of his privilege, wealth, fancy suit, job, and country and let him start over in an unfamiliar place. Think he’d make it? I think he’d be naked and rocking in the corner like the soft, rich, entitled man-child he is.

On a much lighter, but no less annoying note:

Strapless bras. Do they make one for girls with actual breasts that does not require a really constricting band and an entire day of tugging the cups up?