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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!   We’ll be having an early dinner today — and just having a snacky lunch before hand.  Traditionally, we have snacks and then a bigger feast at early dinner (around 5pm) then we have “seconds” around 7:30 or 8 if needed.  It’s a super awesome tradition of naptime in between helpings!   Our little family tradition is to do “Pajama Day” Thanksgiving — where we can wear chill clothes all day and never leave…

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Everything’s fun when you’re sore…

Everything’s fun when you’re sore…

As this morning proved, everything is way more fun when you’re sore from a heavy-leg training week.  Walking is more fun.  Going up/down steps is more fun.  Sitting is more fun.   *Please note how I changed the word “painful” to “fun” — in the spirit of Thanksgiving and thankfulness, I acknowledge (with this switch) that I’m blessed to be able to go to a Crossfit gym and get good and sore!   Workouts that are responsible for my wobbly…

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New sofa!

New sofa!

This week’s treat is one for the whole family to enjoy — A new Sofa!!   Hubby and I have been making the hodge podge of furniture leftover from college work for the past 8 years.  None of it matched.  None of it was super high quality — except a bold blue suede couch that was purchased brand new 10 years ago — on clearance.  That couch’s frame broke about 5 years ago — and we’ve had it rigged to…

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It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

I don’t know why I think I can operate on little to no sleep!  It always comes back to bite me and I can never make it work! Now I’m walking around like a zombie — because we didn’t get home until 10:45pm last night!  By the time I had gotten ready for bed and turned out the light, it was 11:30.  With a 5:30 wakeup call, that’s no good for a busy Monday, like the one I have today. …

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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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Just for Fun Friday — REDO!

Just for Fun Friday — REDO!

This weekend is our attempt at a “redo” from last weekend’s “nothing going to plan” situation.   First up — Gym My plan here is to really get a great workout in.  This week did not go as planned (normal MWF schedule) as Wednesday I was totally pooped and so I missed my workout!  I think it’s because I ran Tuesday a bit longer than I planned and then stayed up late for fun times with friends.   Here’s my…

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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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