19th September, 2014

After giggling at clips and quotes from John Mulaney all over Tumblr (and maybe even reblogging a few of them), I finally watched his comedy special on Netflix during my lunch break. HILARIOUS. So much funnier than I expected.

And this bit he did about being mistreated by Delta airlines had me in absolute tears. I was literally sitting in my car all alone, laughing till I cried. THAT IS SO ME, guys!!! I could have written that bit.

Prepare yourself for some John Mulaney spam because now I can’t help it.

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Today’s yogurt: Brown Cow

This is the only brand I got in multiple flavors because that sweet little cow on the front convinced me to. Today I tried the vanilla “cream top” which as far as I could tell just meant it needed to be stirred before eaten. ;)

I could smell the vanilla right when I pulled the top off. Yum! I enjoyed the flavor too. (Important: no aftertaste!) The texture is very creamy and light. I dumped it over strawberry and peach slices and took my time eating it. My junked-out taste buds thought it could have been a little sweeter…but I know the truth. Not everything needs to taste like a Pop Tart. (Mmm Pop Tarts….) It was healthy and tasty and my tummy is full.

Thumbs up for Brown Cow!

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Whole Foods….food

posted 2 days ago

I went to our new Whole Foods store after work last night. The first time I visited last week was just for grins & giggles, but yesterday was actually grocery day so I spent more time shopping and price checking. Some things are cheaper than our other “health food” stores (their freshly made almond butter, for instance, is $1 per lb less than we usually pay) and some things are pricier. It will take me a while to figure out what’s what and whether or not I care. ;) I HATE having to go 10 different places for groceries. Last night I also hit Natural Grocers & Wal-Mart - and they were out of crock pot liners so I STILL have to go back to a store today. BLAH!

Anywho, I’m fascinated by Whole Foods’ ready made meals section. Everything looks so tasty! I want to try their rice bowls and tacos and make a really big salad. (Not all at once. Or who knows, maybe all at once!) For dinner last night I took home chili from their soup counter and a block of hatch chile cornbread. Yessssss that was as good as it sounds. Wasn’t quite “chili weather” but it was still delicious. And I even managed to leave myself leftovers so I get to enjoy it for lunch again today.

I also spent a good deal of time at the yogurt display. I have spent most of my life eating “70 calories or less” yogurt that’s made of who-knows-what to keep it down to such a low number. I’ve given Greek yogurt a fair shake but I just can’t get into it. So I picked up a variety of regular yogurt…higher in fat and calories than I would have ever ever bought before…but it’s made of good stuff. Real stuff. I will be posting my reviews as I eat my way through them. Titillating stuff. ;)

And yes, I was singing this in my head the whole time I shopped:

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18th September, 2014

april1962:

feliscanis:

Weight Pull 21410 111KleeKai (by Tundra Ice)

Klee Kai can do just about anything! ❤️

MoJo would never in a million bazillion years stand for this.  He would spin in circles and nip at the rope. “Get! This! Thing! Off! Me!”
Nobody hooks MoJo to a wagon. ;)

april1962:

feliscanis:

Weight Pull 21410 111KleeKai (by Tundra Ice)

Klee Kai can do just about anything! ❤️

MoJo would never in a million bazillion years stand for this.  He would spin in circles and nip at the rope. “Get! This! Thing! Off! Me!”

Nobody hooks MoJo to a wagon. ;)


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Literally me when I worked at a scrapbook store for 7 years. We had the largest selection of cardstock in the state - WHAT WHAT! - and I got to the point I could tell the subtle difference between all the shades of each color. And I could tell you exactly which one would make those Christmas pictures of yours POP right off that darling holly & ivy background you’d selected. ;)

They had fun names, too. Just like nail polish! :)

(Source: godsandmonstars, via dropitdropittt)

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My bad luck with the gym’s stereo equipment continues.

posted 3 days ago

This week, I broke something expensive.

At my Zumba class Tuesday night, when I went to put on the mic - which we’ve been warned over and over to be VERY CAREFUL with because it’s EXTREMELY FRAGILE and TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE - it snapped. Just snapped right in half.

I hadn’t been rough with it or done anything out of the ordinary. I’m always truly careful with it because I do have a large head and I’ve always been afraid this would happen. And yet there I stood, with this expensive microphone in my hands - in two pieces.

My brain immediately went into “panicking toddler mode,” trying to think how I could hide this or who I could blame it on. Of course, this is adult-land and I have a sensitive conscience, so there would be no hiding or blaming. I knew I’d have to fess up.

My supervisor Jeannie was incredibly kind about the situation, even though I know she will probably get scolded about the expensive replacement and it’s all my fault.

I don’t understand why something so costly that gets used all day every day at our gyms couldn’t be made more durable. Or have some kind of warranty. The piece I snapped is thinner than a pencil and has very little flexibility. I make myself feel better by thinking it’s really a marvel that it hasn’t been broken sooner!

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It’s already Thursday?

posted 3 days ago

Hey peeps, what’s crackalackin?

I lost an entire day this week. That helps things move along quite nicely. :0

On Monday around 4pm, after feeling TOTALLY AWESOME all day, I looked up from my computer and realized I was dizzy. Out of the blue. I sat with my head between my legs, drank cold water, dabbed my forehead with a cold wet rag, went outside for some fresh air…nothing helped. By the time I drove home at 6pm (I know I know, I shouldn’t have driven home while feeling dizzy. But I was desperate to get there!) I couldn’t turn my head without feeling the urge to vomit. I pulled into our driveway, rushed into the house straight into the kitchen and hovered over the sink until I felt safe enough to get to the couch. I turned off all the lights, pulled a blanket over myself and from that spot I didn’t budge until I could summon the courage to take myself upstairs to bed.

Jeremy and the dogs were all a little taken back by my behavior…but at least Jeremy didn’t jump all over my head and try to pull my blanket off. ;)

I’ve never experienced vertigo like this! It was just awful! The cold sweats, the extreme nausea (I couldn’t bear to swallow my own spit!) and of course the dizziness. Thankfully I was able to find a last minute sub for my Zumba class because there is NO WAY I could have done it. (Quick side note about the awesomeness of the Zumba community I’m in: all of the instructors I contacted about subbing for me checked in on me later to see how I was feeling. Janefer offered to bring me medicine, Frederique offered to drive me home and of course God bless Andrea for subbing my class with only an hour’s notice. Love these ladies!!)

Jeremy got some meclizine for me and it helped with the dizziness…and it also completely knocked me out. I slept all Monday night, woke up to call into work on Tuesday and then slept all day Tuesday. Waking up only long enough to eat a few crackers, roll over and go back to sleep. By the time the meds wore off, I woke up feeling pretty good. And starving! So I cautiously had some chicken and rice…it stayed down fine and I felt even better. I even felt well enough to teach my Zumba class that night.

I don’t have any ear or sinus pressure or pain, so the source of the vertigo is still unknown! I’m ok with that…as long as it doesn’t come back!!!

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#TBT Me and my childhood best buddy Smokey. :) #90s

#TBT Me and my childhood best buddy Smokey. :) #90s


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15th September, 2014

How write do I?

posted 6 days ago

Off and on for the last 3 hours, I’ve been trying to write a very simple post telling y’all that I’m feeling great, motivated and inspired. But I can’t seem to get a post formed around my thoughts.

So, just know that I had a blast at my friend Andrea’s Zumba class this morning, I’m ready to kill it at my own class tonight and I’m back on My Fitness Pal to track calories, mainly because I’m going to be upping my workouts and I want to make sure I’m fueling my body with what it needs.

That’s it!

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324b21-clone:

One of a kind.

We just finished season two of Orphan Black.

SHE IS INCREDIBLE.

(via sarahlizfits)

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Check it out - we’re going to the gym together! This might be the first time this has ever happened. I have the morning off so I’m hitting a friend’s Zumba class and Jeremy is starting a SealFit training program.

Check it out - we’re going to the gym together! This might be the first time this has ever happened. I have the morning off so I’m hitting a friend’s Zumba class and Jeremy is starting a SealFit training program.


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14th September, 2014

Mom’s Zumba Birthday party - 60 years young!

Another successful Zumba celebration! We had a great group of partiers and everyone had a super sweaty fun time. :) It was fun to have everyone together because many of us don’t attend the same classes anymore so we don’t see each other much. It was like a Zumba reunion. :)

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