Monday, June 22, 2015

getting healthy

I need to get healthy.  I need to lose weight, and I need to be more physically active.  W. has lost around 85 pounds over the past two years, and has been hitting the gym on a regular basis, and I want to catch up with him!  So, I'm actually going to stick to the calories that MyFitnessPal gives me, and start to exercise more.  Here's what I'm thinking:

Monday - yoga/Pilates
Tuesday - (average) run
Wednesday - rest
Thursday - cross train plus weights
Friday - rest
Saturday - (long) run
Sunday - (easy) run plus weights

I'll update every so often on my progress...

Friday, June 19, 2015

friday five: scattergories, part 5

So... for this week's Friday Five, we were supposed to use a random letter generator, and answer all the questions with the letter it gave us.  Of course, the letter that it gave me was "X."  (This is indicative of how my day went today.)  There is no possible way that I can answer the questions with an "X," so I cheated and got a new letter.

My letter is:  F

What's a refreshing beverage whose name begins with the letter?
Fanta (orange)

What ailment whose name begins with the letter have you suffered from?
Fevers - they're the worst.  I hate feeling hot/cold/hot/cold.

What horrible creature whose name begins with the letter do you resemble in your foulest mood?
Fenrir, the giant, nasty wolf from Norse mythology.

What emotion whose name begins with the letter have you experienced in the past week?

What's an item in your purse, wallet, or backpack whose name beings with the letter?
Feminine hygiene product?  (I know, people don't like to think about it, but you've gotta be prepared!  If not for yourself, then at least for other ladies who might need one...)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

prairie star afghan (in progress)

Just updating on the status of my current work-in-progress, Red Heart's Prairie Star Afghan.

This blanket's for me to keep - I'm making it to match the colors of the basement.  (It's always cold down there, since it's underground.  During the summer, it feels like it's air conditioned, and in the winter... yeah.  Freezing.)  All the yarn is Red Heart Super Saver; colors are Black, Coral, Burgundy, Delft Blue, Real Teal, and Aran.

I started the last week of May, and I'm about a third of the way done.  It's actually going pretty quickly, because you join as you make each diamond, and I'm also weaving in ends as I go.  I'm hoping to be done by the end of July.

Monday, June 15, 2015

quick updates

Just some quick updates, because W. and I are recovering from our Yankees game yesterday.  We took our dads to Baltimore for an Orioles vs. Yankees game for their birthdays.  The Yankees won, but I honestly didn't watch too much of the game.  It was so stinking hot (almost 97 degrees), and the other fans were rude.  So, W. and I are nursing sunburns and frustration.  Anyway...

I realized that I never updated with how Missy is doing after the Valium incident.  She was fine by that Tuesday, and is back to her normal kitty self.  I still feel terrible about the whole thing.  Blah.  Bad kitty mommy.

In happier news, we got invites for three weddings this week.  Two are for my cousins, one on each side of my family, and one is for a girl who I used to work with.  We'll be doing some traveling this fall... the first is only about 20 minutes away, but the second is south of Gettysburg, and the third is in upstate New York.

Also this weekend, on Saturday, I went to a bridal shower for the cousin who's getting married near Gettysburg.  The food left something to be desired (it was at a restaurant; I wasn't impressed), but it was fun to see family and play games.  And, I won a prize in one of the games - a Thirty-One pouch and some Bath & Body Works lotion and spray.

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 12, 2015

friday five: alt

A sandwich is usually some kind of ingredients between slices of bread, but what's a great sandwich that has no bread at all?
I've never personally had it, but I've seen sandwiches that use zucchini or cucumber for the "bread."  I would imagine that those are pretty delicious.

A salad is generally thought of as a mixture of fresh greens, but what's a great salad whose main ingredients are not veggies?
Fruit salad, or imitation crab salad.

Juice is usually the liquid squeezed from a fruit or vegetable.  What's a juice you enjoy that isn't?
I've never heard of non-fruit or vegetable juice.  Does that actually exist?

Milk is usually the food that a mammal produces for its young.  How do you feel about milk alternatives that aren't animal produced?
I'm a fan, since I'm slightly lactose intolerant.  I like soy milk for my coffee/smoothies, and unsweetened almond milk for cooking.

A staple is usually some food that forms the basic constituent of a cultural diet.  What's a staple in your diet that doesn't exactly fit that definition?
I mean, we eat a lot of food that isn't necessarily a staple of the American diet.  We like Thai food, and eat Pad Thai pretty regularly...

Monday, June 8, 2015

lazy weekend

This weekend was very boring (which is a good thing).  Nothing exciting, just a chance to relax and get things done around the house.  W. was sick all week, so he rested and was trying to recuperate.

On Saturday, I went for a short run, did some errands, and then cleaned the house.  I also watched both Thor movies and worked on my crochet projects.

Yesterday, we had church/Sunday school, then again more random things around the house.  (Laundry, food prep for tomorrow, and planning next weekend.)  W. and I are going to an Orioles/Yankees game in Baltimore next Sunday with our dads, so we had to iron out some details for that.

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 5, 2015

friday five: blithering idiom

On what topic did you last offer your uninvited two cents?
Last night I told W. that most of the movies he like are just "loud, annoying noise."  He didn't appreciate that very much...

What situation this past week most resembled a three-ring circus?
All day Wednesday at work.  Without giving information that's too specific, we had:  three meetings, a several-hour state training, a client go missing from her day program (we found her), and someone call to say he's most likely going to need a new place to live.  I feel like we were running around all day.

When did you recently give someone the four-one-one?
All the time at work?  I'm training a new caseworker so I spend a lot of time every day filling her in on policies/procedures, background information, etc.

What were you in the middle of the last time you took five, and how did you spend the time?
Last Saturday, I was in the middle of an all-day cleaning spree.  I took a break to nap on the couch with the kitties.

To what did you last give the deep six?
Um, drinking milk and eating yogurt?  They make me sick.  Yay for partial lactose intolerance!
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