Hi friends! How was your week? Mine was a really crazy one with a couple of nights staying a little late in the office (and then celebrating with a happy hour tonight, Thursday) so I’m going to keep things brief today because I am pooped! Here’s a look at some of my favorite moments from the week–please feel free to play along in the comments!
Now that we have an upstairs and a downstairs, we’ve noticed some pretty funny behavior from Jack! His toy basket is downstairs in the living room, but he loves having toys upstairs in the bedroom too. Unfortunately he’s not so good at bringing them back down, so the other day when we were getting into bed I counted nine of his toys on and around the bed. Seriously, nine!
Jack is one of those dogs who never destroys his toys, and occasionally we’ll buy him new ones so his toy collection is massive right now. He plays with all of them though so I can’t bare to throw any away!
On Wednesday, Anne and I were joined by our friend Kathleen for a bootcamp class at our favorite spot, Urban Athletic Club! Kaltheen had her baby back at the end of August, so she hadn’t been able to join us for a while, and it was SO nice having her back! We had so much to catch up on.
Plus, can we talk about how awesome Kathleen is for being back in these intense bootcamp classes with a two-month-old (ish) baby? She is seriously so impressive.
Wedding planning is still going well, and this week I’ve been coordinating with our florist! I had a great phone call with her a week or so ago, and then on Monday she sent along the proposal and plan. I started getting so excited as I read through her plan because it seems like she totally “gets” my vision, and everything she included sounds so incredibly beautiful. Her proposal is a bit above our budget, but I’ve asked her to scale some of the items back to make it work, and my awesome mom is offering to help us pay for some of it. Yay! Thanks mom!
Here’s one of my inspiration pictures! 🙂
[This picture has been saved to my desktop for ages, so I can’t remember the souce!]
This whole process just got me even more excited for the rest of wedding planning; up next we have an appointment with a potential bakery to taste some cake flavors, and we are going back to our wedding venue in a couple of weeks to nail down some more details. So far, it’s all coming together really nicely!
Favorite Work Project
As I mentioned, work was super busy this week with a couple of later than normal nights in the office. The reason for the hectic schedule was that we were putting together a petition asking Congress to hold hearings with all entities in the insulin supply chain to determine why insulin is so expensive and help make it more affordable for people with diabetes. This is a really important issue, and I was so happy to be a part of it!
In case you’re not up to speed on this topic, insulin prices have tripled in the past few years. People with diabetes–epsecially those with type 1–need insulin every day to stay alive. There’s no alternative drug. So, when the price rises and rises, it makes it extremely difficult for these people to get by. Some try to ration their insulin (which is very dangerous) and others do without other important necessities like groceries so they can pay for their medications. It’s a really sad situation, and I’m so happy that I work for an organization that’s out there making a difference. If you’re interested, you can sign our petition here!
It was also a TON of work and I was leading the project from the marketing/communication perspective, so I was really happy when everything went out the door smoothly. We even had a work happy hour tonight to celebrate! Woohoo!
Alright friends, unfortunately that’s all I have time for today. Have a great weekend!
Question of the day: What made you smile this week?