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I Like You, Jewel Kade…

12 Oct

Airlines piss me off!!  They “nickel and dime” the crap out of you.  They charge you for things you never thought you’d have to pay for.  I’m already paying over $2500 for five tickets.  On top of that, they have the balls,to charge me to take clothes.  Derrr.  Off course I need clothes for a seven-day cruise.  Also, they want me to pay to sit by my 13-year-old son.  Well hell yeah, he’s a frickin’ minor.  Besides, it should be assumed that if you pay for your tickets together, they should just group you together.  At least they’re giving us a 3 hour layover so we can buy our kids a meal since they don’t give you their grody meals on the plane anymore (cannot find a straight flight to Puerto Rico anywhere). The airlines are a bunch of assholes.  I’m sure my issues with the airlines are of no surprise to most.  I’m cheap and I miss the tickets that were $250 and didn’t require you to pay extra for the obvious.   Makes me feel so  damn SPICY!!

Earlier for work, I wore my BR skinny jeans, Unique shirt from Topshop, a cropped Tulle jacket and some wedges from Steve Madden.  I like feeling tall even if it’s only temporary.

My shirt has a bunch of random names on it.  Sweird?!

To accessorize (which I clearly don’t do much of ), I wore my Jewel Kade necklace.

Bee Yourself.

You can see some of JK’s stuff online but looking online doesn’t do the jewelry justice.  It’s nicely made (thick beveled glass) and pretty reasonably priced.  I’m not sure about other states, but we have parties here in Michigan where the ladies can buy their JK.  Shopping, friends, drinks and good food = wonderful combination.  I have another charm that I wear plus a pair of earrings that I always get compliments on.

I’m feeling so much better after all that went on this past weekend (physical labor).  At 1:41pm, I ran 4.38 miles in 35:47 minutes (average of 8:10 mins/mile).  My Garmin was dead so I had to run with my Iphone and the free app, IMapMyWalk.  I like the app but I don’t use it very often since I got the Garmin. I knew I’d only be doing a short run so I wore soccer shorts.  They ride up so I normally wouldn’t wear them.

So tired.  I’ve been up at the hospital with my dad from 3:30pm to 9:30pm.  Poor guy.

I love to read at night.  It makes me super sleepy.  Problem is, most nights, I’m already tired so I can only read a few pages.  I know this after I’ve read the same page 4 times and I can’t comprehend what I’ve just read.  Right now, I’m reading Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi aka Mrs. Degeneres.  I love nonfiction.

Anyone have a good nonfiction book they’d like to recommend?  I’m open…


Smores w/Reeses Peanut Butter Cups? Oh Yeah!

25 Jun

Slept in.  Up at 7:50am and ran 10.7 miles.  Average pace of 8:32 a mile.  Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful day.  I got a new bra from Target for $17.  It’s black tie-dye so fun, right?

Not ready to invest in a fanny pack for my runs.  Today, I used one of my boys small backpacks.  HATED IT!  It was all over the place.  I tried readjusting it over and over but I couldn’t get comfortable w/it.  I just can’t stand not having my stuff w/me when I run so I’m going to keep trying different things.   One friend told me not to refer to it as a fanny pack but instead refer to it as an “athletic pro-hydration system”.  Another friend told me to look into purchasing a “Spibelt”. 

For breakfast, I usually have oatmeal and yogurt but today I had my favorite…cereal.  I could honestly just eat cereal all day long.  I was good today and had one (big) bowl of  “Autumn Wheat” by Kashi.   Love this stuff. 

Here’s my favorite cooking magazines.  I found the recipes that I used for Father’s Day in the “Simple and Delicious”.  I love when these come in the mail.

Did three easy sets of hand weights (bi’s, tri’s and delt’s).  While in the weight room, I noticed how incredibly messy it was in there.  Animal hair, dust, you name it!!  I guess that’s what happens when you don’t clean a room.  I cleaned that baby up!!  Poor Mick cause that’s kind of like his “man cave” and it’s been majorly neglected.

BELT DUST!! What the H—?  I felt like such a slob.

Oop.  There’s the confiscated Xbox.

Here’s a picture of me and my friend Chris from high school.  She lives in Colorado but flew in for a visit.  Chris is brave because she belly dances in front of crowds of people.  She’s really good at it.  She’s crafty too so check out her stuff at… http://grassrootsbeadery.com/

Dragged Mick along.  He’s so good to me. 

My niece and her family were in town so we took our kids and dogs and met up w/them at the pond.  Mick, in the past, has dumped tons of beach sand and treated for weeds so it was a great place to swim.  It needs work this year.  Plus, we need a new dock.  We had a ton of rain so Mick got a really late start w/landscaping so he’s been unable to put the time and $$ into the beach.  Funny that the kids didn’t really seem to care.  Note….I’m a pool swimmer only.

Here’s Baby Cade…  He’s my great-nephew.

Can you say….BONFIRE!  SMORES!  SMORES W/REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!  Woot Woot!  Of course, I can also say gosh darn mosquitos too and how much I hate blood-suckers.  Argh!  Off we go for some chocolately peanut buttery goodness….