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Worst Case Scenerio…

10 Dec

I’m still not feeling 100% but that’s just how it is.

At 11:53 am, I ran 3.52 miles.  It was just around my block and it’s what I consider my minimum or my “worst case scenario” run.  Actually, “worse case scenario” would be on the treadmill.  I ran the 3.52 with an average mile/minute of 8:12.

I didn't get new shoes. These are my old Adidas.

I know it’s colder other places but my face was so cold.  It’s hard to wear something that covers my face because it’s a guarantee that my nose is going to run which is just gross… cold and gross actually.  It was 27 degrees and the sun was shining but The Weather Channel app said it felt like 17 degrees.

I received an email from Amazon with some of their specials.  This one cracked me up.  Do people actually buy it?!  I can only imagine it gets purchased as a gag gift.

I love my cats but I don’t want to do crafts with their fur.  Eww.

Keeping things simple today because I’m going to my holiday party tonight.

MUST DO… Paint six of my ten toenails (since that’s all that shows in the shoes I’ll be wearing tonight).


Who’s With Me?

4 Dec

I yelled out, “Who’s with me?” and they either ignored me or said, “not me”.  I needed help motivating myself and the family was not helping.  I ended up running at 4:21pm (all by my lonesome).  I kept fighting it all day.  I kept reasoning that it was okay to skip today.  Afterall, my knee and my hip hurt (I don’t ice or stretch properly).  Plus, I ran 11.75 yesterday so I was set until tomorrow, right?

Except I have so much to do tomorrow.   Then the time constraints got to me.  Knowing I have limited time motivates me to run.  It was almost 4:30 and it gets dark as early as 5pm.  I would have to wear my new head light/lamp if I was going to run in the dark and I wasn’t brave enough to wear that thing yet (I like looking like a doofus but not tonight).  I knew I could handle running around the block once which is 3.52 miles.  I ran with an average mile/minute of 8:01.  Not bad…for me.

Total doodle head...

It was nice out at 48 degrees (felt like 44).  It was sprinkling but it felt good.


Let’s backtrack.  I was supposed to wake up early this morning to go to breakfast and church with my mama.  I thought I snoozed the alarm but I actually turned it off by mistake.  Thank goodness I woke up in time (at the last minute) to grab my grammy and get her to breakfast.  Heaved her up in the SUV and met up with my mom and my daughter in the nick of time.  We have strict meeting time of 8:50am.

After breakfast, my day basically went into slow motion.  I pretty much layed around and ate more Garrett’s popcorn.  That stuff is so bad for you.  It’s like poison.   I wish it would just disappear.  I don’t know what the heck I was thinking for buying both a large and small size bag of the popcorn.  Too MUCH!!

At 2pm, I made two kinds of egg rolls (beef and pork).  I like to make egg rolls.  Who Girl helped me cook ’em.


I had 4 wraps leftover so Who and I mixed up some cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate chips and made dessert eggrolls.  I had a chunk of the mixture out of the bowl and couldn’t imagine eating any more so I didn’t have any.  Too RICH for me…

It was a calm but lame day.  Who Girl’s going went back to school tonight and I won’t get to see her again until the Whoville 5k on December 18th.  That’s two weeks away but it feels like it’ll be forever.

I do love December.  I cannot wait until all the get-togethers with our family.  I got two emails/texts from family today asking to get together (22nd and 27th).   We always get together with family on the 24th and the 25th with both my side of the family and Mick’s side so those are automatic.  And our friends invited us to a Christmas party on 23rd.  Food and family… it doesn’t get much better than that.

RANDOM…  Who else felt like they had to punch out the toilet cover before placing it on the toilet?  I finally realized you could just lie the whole thing over the toilet seat and do your business without having to punch out the hole.  Everyone thought that, right?  Don’t make me feel stupid.

Finished my Sunday night before going back to work with a full bottle of wine.  Wasted….  No, I don’t have a problem.

Pizza Anyone?

26 Nov
Lazy morning.  That’s all I gotta say about that.

Thank you to my Who Girl for making me run.

Getting fired up!!

I was going to blow off all running today.  At precisely 1:36pm, Who and I ended up running around the block which is 3.52 miles.  My average mile/minute was 8:14.  No exaggeration — I felt like throwing up for the last 2/3 of the run.  I kept taking deep breaths and telling myself I could go on.  I really didn’t want to throw up because with that, I’d probably wet my pants.  No fun.

I’m wondering if the roasted chestnuts I ate this morning had something to do with my feeling nauseous?!  The more I thought about it the more I remembered that I purchased them in the refrigerator section.  After roasting them last night, I just left them on the counter.  Now I’m not saying I had food poisoning but I am thinking they weren’t the best thing for my stomach?!

I went to Meijer’s about 3:30pm and I think we figured out that I stayed there for 2 hours and 10 minutes.  They redid their store so everything is scattered all over the store.  I’m not efficient about it so I waste a lot of time there.  Roo has been wanting an Ipad2 but his grades are not where they need to be for Mick and I to let him have one.  I was able to save about $100 with the Black Friday, whatever Saturday sale they were having.  Apple items don’t go on sale and I felt like this was my only chance.  I left the Ipad2 in my car because I’m debating whether or not I’m going to let Roo buy it.  No, I’m not giving it him and it’s not going to be a Christmas present (we’re not exchanging gifts this year).  Plus, Roo doesn’t leave the house.  An Ipad2 will not help him be more social.  I’m so torn on what to do.  I need a few days to think it through.

Normally I can bum around a store and waste two hours but we had plans.  Who Girl called me at 4:45pm asking where the heck I was.  We needed to be to my aunt and uncle’s at 5pm.  We were invited over with the rest of my family for homemade pizza.  My uncle’s been making pizzas in his own store for a long time.  I was really looking forward to going over there and I was being rude by being late.  How embarrassing.

Arrived at my aunt and uncle’s at 5:25pm (oops).  My aunt Leandracca (not her real name) made me a vodka and orange juice.

My auntie making me a drink

Don’t worry.  It was a weak one so I didn’t get diarrhea of the mouth.  I behaved myself.

My uncle Dolph started flinging the dough.

Uncle Dolph. He's got some skills.

The pizza was awesome.  The conversation was fantastic.  We had a lot of fun.

I’m a horrible picture taker…

My aunt and I

Mick and Uncle Dolph

My cousin and his girlfriend

Who and her boytoy, Deegs

Who Girl, Gramps, Grams and my mom...

My aunt and uncle's dog, Jet. Jet's a standard poodle and he's wonderful...

We were the last to leave.  I was having fun so why would I leave, right?  Arrived home about 10:30 or so.  Deegs hung out for a little bit and then left.  Sad cause I’m not sure when we’ll see him next.  It’s  hard when the kids are away at school.

Only positive thing about Deegs leaving was I could finally take my bra off and chill…..  TMI.  Sorry.