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Thursday things — I hate the Gyno

Thursday things — I hate the Gyno

Okay ladies– you know you’re with me on this. I hate going to the gynecologist. I know it’s the healthy thing to do — so I go every single year for my annual check up. But I hate it. Almost as much as I hate the dentist. Why do I hate it? First, they make you walk in and jump in a scale in front of all the other nurses. Oh my. 195.8 today with clothes and breakfast and stress…

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Epic Christmas Movie list

Epic Christmas Movie list

This post is just a huge list of Christmas/Holiday movies.  There are enough movies to take you from Thanksgiving thru to Christmas (and even a few extra) A Christmas Story A Christmas Carol How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated) Home Alone Home Alone 2 Die Hard Babes in Toyland The Nightmare before Christmas The Santa Clause The Santa Clause 2 Love Actually The Holiday Polar Express Miracle on 24th Street White Christmas It’s a Wonderful…

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Mondays, am I right?

Mondays, am I right?

Warm milk? It’s finally cooling down here in NC!  YAY! This morning was a chilly 35 degrees — and I WAS LOVING the snuggles!  I didn’t want to get up and get going, but I did because I knew I could rock some of my fall boots and scarves!   Somehow, I got it together and was headed out the door with my packed lunch and travel mug full of fresh hot coffee.  It wasn’t until I was well on…

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Why do things never go as planned?

Why do things never go as planned?

No brunch Our favorite brunch place was closed for renovations!?!?   How could this be?  We checked their website and social media accounts THAT MORNING as well as the night before and there was NO indication that any closing of any kind would be experienced.   Instead we tried a new place — and it was overpriced and not very good.  Later in the day I experienced some tummy troubles that could only be caused by that meal 🙁  …

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Thursday Things — I forgot to take pictures

Thursday Things — I forgot to take pictures

I forgot to take pictures! I can’t believe it!  Hubby and I completed the pumpkin carving challenge, but I don’t have any pictures!  We carved at a friend’s house and left them on their porch for decorations, so we have nothing to show for all our hard work. 🙁 It was super fun though — I carved up my side of the pumpkin in 3 minutes while hubby took hours and hours.  His side is way more detailed and perfect…

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Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

Just for Fun Friday — I’m a zombie

For whatever reason, I could not settle my brain last night.  My thoughts kept leaping from one thing to the next without giving me a break to calm down and fall asleep.  I tried reading, watching brainless tv, sitting in the dark, counting sheep, and even some warm milk.   By 3 am I had tried everything — and even a grilled cheese sandwich snack — and was finally able to catch a few z’s.  Sadly, I was wide awake…

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Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

Thursday Things — Pumpkin Carving Challenge

October is all about Scary Movies, Pumpkin Spice everything, and all things “sweater weather”.  October also means pumpkin carving and trick or treaters! This year, I’ve decided that hubby and I are going to do a “thing” — a pumpkin carving contest!   We’ve invited friends to join us — and they requested real rules to be written up.  So I have them below.   Who Carved it Better? Goal: Carve the best looking pumpkin this world has every seen…

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Thursday things — my life in lists.

Thursday things — my life in lists.

I have a confession:  I’m a list maker… As I flipped through my bullet journal, I notice how many lists I make.  Each day, each week, and each month… lists and lists and lists.  Anyone else?   I guess I treat lists like a way to organize my brain dump and to be able to see what I’m dealing with.   My latest example of this is my Family’s Power Food List (it’s a personalized Simply Filling and Abs Diet…

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Camping and now a cold

Camping and now a cold

Camping this weekend was amazing!! We had a great weather and it was a great clean campsite with tons of other campers!’ The Morrow Mountain State Park Was an ideal first camping site for our little family     The tent was an online purchase — something we got on sale for a steal!  It’s actually an 8 person tent — but we got it for our little 2 person + 1 dog family so we can invite friends.  Now…

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Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Validation? I was reading blogs this week and was struck by Runs For Cookie’s Mental Health Monday post.  In it, she discusses how validation will get you everywhere in life.  She even had this quote from Steven Covey, “Most People do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”   She provided an example of when someone came up to her and told her they were nervous.  A non-validating response would be something dismissive…

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