Yesterday I got a surprise day off from my work which was AWESOME. I mentioned last week that I'd been working every day for almost three weeks straight and I think my glazed-over eyes were starting to show to my boss. He kindly agreed to let me stay home Monday and it was one of the most productive days ever. Jared doesn't work Monday's, so we were both home to celebrate National Coffee Day together.
You know me, I don't like "real" coffee that actually tastes like coffee so Jared grabbed us both some caramel frappucinos and oh my gosh! 400 calories of deliciousness right there ;) Yes, we worked out afterwards. #necessary
We sat outside sipping our delicious "non-coffees" as I call them and I couldn't get over how fast our leaves have changed! One tree always seems to turn much faster than the others, and this year is no different. It's nice that my favorite color is orange and I get to look at this view out back every day for awhile :) Consider this my obligatory "I love fall" post and accompanying photos.
After getting all jacked up on caffeine, we tackled some much-needed house projects. Decluttering our garage, cleaning out our cars and taking another load of stuff to donate at Goodwill! I mentioned the "bag" last week, but I really think it's already helping us get rid of the unnecessary junk in our house- I love it! Little by little we're reducing our stuff.
Days like yesterday make me really wish I had a more flexible work schedule, or one that involved working from home in SOME form. It's really nice to just have a few more hours at home, and few less hours commuting. How far do you all drive to and from your jobs each day? Typically it takes me about 35 minutes in the morning, and closer to 45 minutes on the way home. I know many people who drive an hour or more to work in bigger cities than I do, and I can't imagine! For everyone's sanity, I'm voting all Mondays become a play at home and clean your house day. Thoughts? ;)