Now that I’m working from home two days/week (usually Thursday-Friday), I’m trying to use that time productively, which is helping with my sanity and that thing we call “work/life balance.” In addition to being able to get the recommended hours of sleep on those nights, and do laundry and other chores like that, or being able to run out for errands during the hours that businesses are actually open, (oh, and not spend 4 hours/day on the train), I’ve been trying to take advantage of daytime classes at my gym (usually yoga and pilates), and today … making dinner in a slow cooker. Although because I was prepping this, I missed yoga class. Which is why I’ll never be a housewife. It’s too hard.

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Chicken with Mushrooms via this recipe.

And in case my co-workers are reading this, I work later hours into the evening when I work from home than I do in the office, so I’m still spending the same number of hours working.

And if I could get my act together, I could make slow cooker meals on the days I do go to the office. IF I can get my act together. So. It’s a toss up.

 

I got a new pair of glasses from Firmoo (for free, in exchange for a review). I decided since I already have a pair of (what I think are) flattering glasses for everyday wear, to take a risk and get something a bit … trendier?

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I’m not sure what I think about them yet. They are still growing on me. These are the most flattering angles in these glasses. Eventually I will write a full review on my “fashion” blog. I also got a pair of glasses recently from Coastal.com (through the free offer that has been going around Facebook). I did have to pay for shipping for those. Those are much more boring, I mean, practical.

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This post is getting creepy. This is a lot of pictures of my face.

Anyway, the glasses from Coastal.com are on the left, and my normal, everyday (from an eye doctor and therefore expensive) glasses are on the right. The glasses from my eye doc also have features that weren’t available through Firmoo and Coastal, so I’ll still buy my everyday glasses from an eye doctor, but it is nice to have some alternatives.

 

I cannot pass up a good deal on a race, so I signed up for the Jingle Bell 5K on December 9 … for $2. They are offering a Schwaggle deal for $15, I’m an Active Advantage member, so I save 20% on all Schwaggle deals, plus I had a $10 credit because someone bought a Schwaggle off of one of my referral links. And yes, that link that I included is another referral link.

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Time to bust out the holiday running outfits

So that’s four races for me (so far) before the end of the year:

Four races for under $50. This explains why I race so much. I cannot pass up a good deal!