It has been a wild ride lately - life has been abnormal, in a good way, for well over a month now. And even though it's all been for happy reasons, there's been a crazy amount of celebrating going on - which, naturally, involves food (glorious food!). Trying to keep a semblance of normalcy, when it comes to eating, has been a challenge. There's been a lot of traveling, and visitors, and celebrations (graduation, birthday party, more random birthday events (hey, turning 50 takes a village), anniversary, Jeff's birthday) - it's been great fun but also kind of difficult to not go too far off the rails, especially since the crazy times just keep coming!
For example, we are coming off Burgerpalooza week - what, you didn't know that there is an official week dedicated to burgers? OK, it might just be our own invention...but dang, what a week it was! I've been in north Texas since last Tuesday visiting our kids, and over the course of the week, we've had dinner at Smash Burger, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Scotty P's, and Mooyah Burgers. All restaurants that we don't have in our town, so it's a treat to get to try them (or revisit them, as with Scotty P's - still my favorite). What can I say, this is Texas and we do love beef! But, I'm ready for a week of salads; we've been to the grocery store and laid in some healthy food so that will happen. Eating treat meals is fun, but eating normally, especially after so many treat meals, is actually fun, too.
Another part of this crazy time has been exercise - I've had good weeks, and then not-so-good weeks. Like last week - I didn't get any runs in. However, I did get a mega-ton of stair climbing in...my kids moved into a three-story townhouse and I think I've climbed these stairs about a gazillion times (no exaggeration, I swear!) as I helped them with unpacking and sorting everything that was haphazardly thrown together during the last minute panic of moving. But again, I'll be glad to get back to some more regular exercise, and I'm starting that with a long walk this morning.
I'm lucky in that I can see an end to the craziness of the last month and a half; I know that sometimes life throws crazy at you and there's no foreseeable end in sight. I've enjoyed everything, absolutely...but I will be glad to get back to my normal, albeit a little mundane, lifestyle...until the next round of craziness comes around.