Monday, May 18, 2015

A Super Busy Weekend!

Hello Everyone, Happy Monday, or rather Im happy the end of this Monday is near :) Monday's are never easy...I always feel Mom-Guilt after dropping Baby Girl off at school, plus Im just a bit more tired on Mondays...and I usually am feeling guilty because I didnt work out - but not this Monday! I got my workout in this morning at Planet Fitness, Im doing a mix of body strength moves mixed in with warm up cardio -

It was awesome and I felt better all day for it :) Tomorrow's a running day and hopefully this thunderstorm craziness will pass us by in time for my run tomorrow, Im trying not to use the treadmill, and really was looking forward to a run outside!!

This weekend was super busy:

Saturday: We went to ultimate Frisbee, then Baby Girl's Recital:

Best picture ever

Then we went bowling, where I was a super sore loser, then softball practice, then Hubby and I had a date night - then Sunday, went to the Farmer's Market, shopping, then home to play some more softball outside in the 98% humidity, then cleaned out cars, went for a family walk, then homemade pizzas and salad :) 

It was a very busy, but very fun weekend - Im hoping this rain washes away some of the pollen, it's awful right now!

Hope your week started out wonderfully, and Ill see yall tomorrow :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Hello Everyone, how are you doing on this late Wednesday night? I just had the second to last episode of Arrow playing on On Demand and I paused it for too long texting with my sister...and it made me start over again with no fast-forwarding...forget it, just forget it...I about just chucked my remote at the are y'all doing? It's been a hot minute since I wrote anything here, and thought I should say hi :) Tonight I am going to share my Overnight Oats recipe for Ms. Jenn's 
Ok, so Im not sure if these are going to be good or what but here goes:

Overnight Protein Oats: I mixed together 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats, one container of light and fit yogurt, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds, and one scoop of cookies & cream protein powder, and then tomorrow Im going to add in one tablespoon of peanut butter. We shall see...and yes, I could use one of those fancy recipe boxes but I cant figure that out yet :)

Next, Im going old school with Ms. Shannon from Life After I "Dew" for:

This week, Im saying So What! if:
- I havent blogged in a gazillion years
- I have yet to work out this week...I switch every other week going in late versus early and the early week is always a struggle trying to figure out timing of everything, ugh
- It's super late and I need to catch some zzzz's
- Im still really salty about my stupid A- I received for this semester from one of my teachers
- I know my blog is simple, but I like it that way
- I just risked almost waking up my daughter to send a pic to my sister and brother, ha
- I cant wait for Friday
- The allergies here are kicking my bootie, like for real
- Trader Joe's Coconut Oil Spray is my favorite thing in my kitchen and I love how it makes everything taste like coconut


Ok folks, that's it :) Talk to you later!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Five

Happy Friday friends :) How has the end of your week gone? Today was great, my work day is so quiet on Fridays, even if it was full of meetings!! But Im home by 3:00 and who can complain about that? The rest of the week I dont get off until 7:30, so I love Fridays!! Today Im going to share my Five on Fridays with Ms. Darci for:

1. Felicity
I love this show and have been watching it on Hulu. Even though I own them all on DVD :)

2. A New Lip Color:
I love Maybelline

3. No Testing
Woohoo, Fridays are so amazing, I dont have any Testing and it's the best recharge before Mondays!

4. Friends
Two of our closest friends from Fort Campbell are TDY here (for non-military folks that means business trip for an extended period of time) and they are coming over for dinner

5. Running
I ran another straight mile this week and I hit the 10 minute mile group, woohoo! And I shaved thirty seconds off of my time from Tuesday! Yes! Kicking A$$ :)

Ok folks, see you next week - have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hello Everyone, how is your Thursday going so far? Mine is great - we are almost to Friday, woohoo! Some of my Thursday thoughts today are:

1. Im excited to head to the gym this morning to run - going to get another mile in - I ran one on Tuesday :) I hate that I am starting my endurance all over again, but proud that Im pushing at it again and not being satisfied with not running at all.

2. Today is my last day of the week testing, so in a sense its like a Friday - tomorrow is an easy day at work, so cheers to Thursdays!

3. Speaking of cheers and cocktails - this weekend Im going to bring back my favorite, seltzer and vodka with a splash of lime, it's the best summer drink!

4. I'm enjoying my spring break and plan on reading a new book before I have to get back to it on Monday, any suggestions?

What else is going on on your Thursday this week? Talk to you tomorrow!!

Linking up with Joey for:


And linking up with Kristin for:

Hopelessly Ever After

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Quick Trip

Good Morning Everyone, how is your Tuesday going so far? I was accidentally woken up at 4:30 and couldnt go back to sleep (we are in the nightmare-stage with Baby Girl), so I thought I might blog a bit :) Sorry I was MIA last week, I took a quick trip down to Atlanta to visit my Mom, see my Grandmother, and pick up my Mom's old car.

I lost my Grandfather back at the beginning of February and since there was no funeral, this was the first time that I was able to see my Grandmother. It was from old age, but nothing breaks your heart more than seeing your Grandmother's eyes tear up when you place your hand over hers and tell her how sorry you are.

Besides seeing my Grandma, we played indoor putt-putt, we went for a walk, and hit up Chuck-E-Cheese:

I was in a really bad car accident at the end of November, and totaled my car. My Mom graciously offered me the use of her car, it's an '02 Explorer and while it's a bit on the old side, she has few miles, so Im really really really grateful and excited - Ive never had a high car before!

As for getting home, we stopped in Charlotte to see my step-daughters and then drove home that evening. It was a lot of driving and Im still exhausted, plus my sleep is way off right now - ugh.

So this week: I missed working out yesterday, I had to take care of some car business, but today I plan on running, and trying to get in thirty minutes every day. I have to get this ball running and Im tired of making excuses. There are a few 5Ks coming up and I would like to participate.

So, that's what Ive been up to :) See you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Non-Scale Victories

Hello, Happy Thursday! Almost Friday :) I thought I would drop in to say hello!

Back in the day when I blogged a lot, I used to link up with Ms. KTJ for her Non-Scale Victories link up. Even if it's no longer active, when Thursdays come around, I still think of mine :)

So here are mine for this week:

1. I ran 1 mile straight yesterday morning, and plan on doing it again tomorrow morning!! I stopped running consistently when I was at  my old job, I didnt have the time nor initiative...but now I do!! Woohoo!!
It was incredible!

2. I finished Days 1 & 2 of a 30 Day Challenge I am doing with my sister:
 3. And horray for no heavy coats to school!!

I cant believe a week ago, we had a snow day!!

Ok folks, have a lovely day and remember, tomorrow is Friday!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What I Read in February - Book Nerds Unite!

Hello Everyone, Happy Tuesday! Im getting ready to head to the gym, but thought I might stop in for a quick chat. Today, Im linking up with Ms. Steph from Life According to Steph and Ms. Jana from Jana Says for:

Life According to Steph

So, during my hiatus I was unable to tell you all about what a perfect Valentine's Day that my husband prepared for me. My favorite author of all time: Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb is from a town in Maryland about an hour and a half away. He planned a day trip for us with us sleeping in a hotel room (Baby Girl was thrilled, there was a pool) and we just had the best time ever. I visited her flagship bookstore and went to the pizza parlor where one of her trilogies involves. I felt like such a fan girl and I LOVED IT!!

It truly goes down as the best Valentine's Day ever! So, when Im not working on school - which is most of the time - I am reading this glorious signed book:

In addition to this book, last month I also read: Barbara Freethy's last book in her Calloway Series. I really enjoy romantic suspense, I have learned, and she knocks it out of the park - go check her out if that is your favorite genre also. In the mean time, I have to go back to the American West and the Cold War...ugh... :) Have a great day!!