(Uno) 1. Work-out – HOLLA! My colleagues kept asking me why I was smiling all day – apparently it was nature’s caffeine putting that grin on my face.
(Due) 2. Pink Lady apples – crunch, crunch, sweet, sour, REPEAT. Yummy.
(Tre) 3. Two more days to reach a few deadlines at work, and I am on pace. That feels great. Tomorrow is going to be tough, I have a bi-weekly update due and I am waiting on submissions, three meetings, and a stack of documents to organize into a massive spreadsheet (using the nomenclature I devised!).
(Quattro) 4. Dreaming of the Amalfi Coast. We are planning a trip there soon.
(Cinque) 5. Did I mention my relief from back pain? It is grand! I am continuing to be very careful and all is going well.
When Grumpy Grumpersons Growled and Glowered
It was a brisk spring morning in Washington, D.C. and I was working as a Senate intern.
Earlier, I had worked-out with a co-intern; we were amiably chatting and laughing as we waited for the elevator to fill for the ride up to the office.
A colleague stepped on and said, “Well, don’t you two look bright-eyed!”
Without missing a beat, I turned and gleefully said, “We worked out; it’s nature’s caffeine!”
Heads turned, eyes narrowed, mouths gaped (I could smell coffee breath); I giggled and held Molly’s eye the rest of the ride.