Some other highlights from my week...
I actually made it to the gym!!! I didn't do anything spectacular, but the point is I made it THERE. This is a big victory for me because for WEEKS I've been waking up and making excuses for not going, so I'm proud of myself for pushing through it and going. I know I need to exercise, and I do like it, once I get there. It's the getting up a half-hour earlier and walking through the cold rain to get there that's so hard. We have a gym right there at our apartment complex (and I have one at the office too so I have NO excuse!).
I drove to work one day this week because Michael was going to be meeting me in the city for an appointment. The traffic wasn't awful and I actually enjoyed a couple of the amenities of driving yourself rather than riding the metro to work. Namely bun warmers and listening to the radio. Yay for that. And you can't beat being able to snap a picture like this out your window on your commute. I mean, really.
Once again, my job allowed me to be right there, on the front row of history as it unfolded. I covered the Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sgt. Salvatore Guinta at the White House.
These ceremonies are always powerful. And I've never been there for one where the person who is getting the award is there. It's a much happier occasion. Staff Sgt. Giunta is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.
I can't help but be so incredibly thankful for the service and bravery of men like him and all of the men and women in all branches of our military.
Yesterday, I got to share a cab with my old co-worker and still current friend, Joe! Joe has a new job covering the White House, so I'll get to see him all the time! This day, I also saw another former co-worker at the White House too. I worked with her and with Joe at different times and I find it very neat that all of us ended up at the White House. Pretty cool.
Now, for a serious HIGHLIGHT of my week....
My friends, Starbucks is stocking Christmas Blend now!!! This is my ultimate favorite coffee at STBX. Today, they were brewing it. First day for that. Go get yours. I am grateful my 2lb bag of beans is currently at home in my coffee cabinet.