It was a big week around here as my building lifted COVID restrictions for vaccinated residents. The biggest change is at the gym. For months, we’ve been booking 45 minute time slots and while I’m bummed to no longer have a private gym experience (where I can sing along and respond to instructors on Peloton rides without shame – “let me hear you say ‘I got this'” — “I got this!!!”), I love not being stressed about it booking up to fast or rushing out because somebody is coming in after me. Things really do feel like they’re going back to normal.

I’m finally trying to make my health a priority. I tried to get back in doctors’ good graces pre-pandemic (It was a New Year’s resolution going into 2020), the pandemic hit and set back my appointments by a year and a half. I’m going to the eye doctor today and after wayyyyy too long without going to the dentist (maybe 8 years?!) I finally hit up the tooth doc. I was skeptical of Tend and their Millennial-focused business plan, but after hearing enough positive reviews from folks I trust who said they back up the cute perks with good work I made an appointment. I had a great experience! First of all, it really looks amazing in there. Clean, bright, and all done up in my favorite color, green. I miss having a more personal relationship with my dentist, but love how efficient everything is there – you’re not stuck in the waiting room and all appointments are completed within the time slot. And, yes, getting to watch Netflix while they’re in your mouth is pretty great.

We took a day trip to Connecticut on Saturday to see my in-laws and attend a memorial service. When we had a little time to kill between the two, we took a few minutes to sit by the water at St. Mary’s and it was so peaceful.

Jen and Lila were in town for the weekend and I got to spend a few hours with them on Sunday. We went to lunch, introduced Lila to the famed Levain cookie, and painted a little pottery at Color Me Mine. The whole time we were there, all I could think about was Charlotte in SATC when she says “sometimes I’ll walk by one of those Color Me Mine pottery places and I’ll see a woman having just a lovely afternoon glazing a bowl.” And you know what? It was lovely. I was so calming sitting there, painting my little dish. I kinda got lost in it. I can’t wait to see how it comes out, but mostly I’m glad I had the opportunity to hang out with my gals who I hadn’t seen in forever!