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I blame the Gummy Bears

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So I have this love affair that I need to confess. It’s with chocolate covered gummy bears.

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There’s a shop in the mall that sells them and they are so incredibly good. I know, I never would have thought they would be, but man, I get such a sugar high off of them!

I took my sugar high straight to the skating rink! I hadn’t been on skates in a month and totally missed it!

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I made it to yoga Wednesday morning. My knee has been really hurting recently with skating and/or sitting. Every time I went to stand up, I would almost cry out in pain. I remembered from all those years of running, that this pain wasn’t usually from my actual knee, but from my IT band, so I snuck in a yoga class and wouldn’t you know, my knee stopped hurting within a few hours.

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Yoga is crazy. I swear it’s like the coconut oil of exercises. Have a bum knee? Do yoga. Back muscles tight? Do yoga. Kids won’t behave? Do yoga.

Then Thursday hit and a stupid cold took me down.

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I spent three days lying on the couch in a sea of tissues and sweet tea (which for some reason was the only thing that sounded good). I did quite a bit of online Christmas shopping, so we will see what all comes in this week! Not sure who I shopped for or what I bought so this week may be full of surprises! I usually have my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, so I am scrambling this year.

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And The Boss and I finally got to open our Advent Calendars. I am always late to this party and I forget to order them early enough. But not this year! I ordered these back in September!

That’s all for now.

Are you finished with your shopping or do you wait until December to start? 

Advent calendars, what kind do you use? There are so many options out there! 

10 Things to Catch Up Again

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Whatever, no excuses, this is just who I am now🙂

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

1. Halloween at the Nuthouse with my favorite people.

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2. My work sent me to Epcot! I wanted to wander around the World Showcase a little bit more, but the Food and Wine Festival was going on so it was suuuuuuper crowded.

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3. A 5:30 am call time made worth it to see the Magic Kingdom empty.

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4. The Boss makes sure that I get to Facetime with the cats while I am away.

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5. And this is what happens when we try to get Lola to take a selfie.

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6. S’mores with T&A always makes for a good time!

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7. Black Friday Fire at the cabin wth color changing crystals! Those are so much fun btw!

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8. Thanksgiving at the cabin and this time Lola came with us.

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9. Remember when you used to put your kid’s drawings on the fridge? I guess this is the new version of that when they are adults…

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10. Yes, I am still doing the derby. I had a busy month and missed a lot in November, but I’m still trudging along!

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Maybe I’ll be back, maybe I’m Batman, maybe I’ll just blog once a month?

Who knows?😉

 

Happy Camper

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Yeah, that’s my new favorite picture. It sums up how I feel about my life right now!

Everything’s going really well, I am super busy, but you know that I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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I got to meet up with some old friends last week for barbecue. Made my heart and my tummy happy!

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Spent a day becoming CPR and First Aid certified so maybe I can treat my own injuries from roller derby now.

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Speaking of, went on another trail skate and it was super fun until my skate broke and I had to walk back until my peeps found me on the trail and picked me up.

That’s all for now! Getting ready for Halloween, early voting and heading out of town for work soon, so lots more adventure on the way🙂

Are you dressing up for Halloween? I don’t ever dress up anymore!

Maybe I should start that again! 

 

I Have Mixed Feelings About Turkeys Now

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I hate going to the grocery store. Like for real, I would rather clean the bathroom than be forced to walk the aisles in search of food in my local grocer. I don’t know why, but I really hate it.

Enter Kroger Click List.

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I order my groceries online, I pull up at my designated time, and they put them in my car for me. This is the best invention ever. I could not be happier! Also, I am pretty sure it is saving me money because I stick to my list when I use the online shopping.

*This is not a sponsored post, I legit love this service.

Fridays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week.

First up, I went skating and we were the only people there for about an hour. skating.JPG

It had been two weeks since I had skated and it took a minute to get my legs to cooperate. I worked on endurance and stops and felt pretty good by the time I left.

After a quick shower, The Boss and I headed out for lunch. This week, we decided on Cheesecake Factory.

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Because, cheesecake…

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Saturday night I headed over to T&As house to make smores. But I was accosted at my car by some overly friendly turkeys.

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Reggie happened to pull up the same time that I did and we both hid in my car until someone came and scared them away.

They really just wanted to say hello, but those guys are creepy! I’m not sure how I feel about eating turkey anymore. I did promise never to eat it again if they would just leave me alone.

Not sure I can stick to that.

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It was really dark so I didn’t take any pictures of my actual smores, but I did bring raspberry jam to put on them. That is my favorite thing to add to smores! Yum!

I also brought some of my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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This recipe came from SL and I adore it! These cookies are so chewy and soft, ugh….

Your turn! 

What do you do to smores to take them up a notch?

Anyone else pick up on the fact that I was obviously PMSing this week? I never eat this many sweets! 

Do you order your groceries online or do you actually like going to the store? 

Please tell me that someone else is afraid of oversized birds! 

Donuts, Dogs and Derby Girls

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Just a fun 10 things post about my weekend!

Friday night I grilled steaks for myself and The Boss.

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They turned out fantastic and then I took a bath with my black bath bomb.

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Just as much fun as I thought it would be and smelled incredible.

I forgot to take a picture of the ring, but I will try to remember to do that later.

Saturday morning we met up with friends to go garage sale-ing. The first thing we had to do was get donuts.

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We were all disappointed with the sales, but brunch made up for it.

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And $2 mimosas didn’t hurt either.

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Saturday night I was able to have dinner with my two favorite people in the entire world.

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Together again!

Sunday I was cheering at the Dallas AIDS Lifewalk with some of my derby girls.

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It was a very dog friendly event and the pups were everywhere!

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I went home and cleaned my wheels, thinking that I would get to practice.

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However, I ended up with a nice sunburn and started to feel sick, so I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. instead.

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I didn’t even think about sunscreen since it was October. Stupid move on my part.

Sound off! What did you do this weekend?

Am I the only one who gets sunburned in October?

Do people still have big garage sales or has Craigslist killed those? 

Easy on the Eyeballs

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I never thought that I would love Snapchat as much as I do. It’s like opening a present because you never know what your friends have sent you!

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Case in point. Reggie sent me this gem of her peeled blueberries that looked uncannily like eyeballs.

And a certain person who seems to snapchat only when they are on the toilet. I’m not naming names, but you know who you are!

Hand Update: it’s doing a little better, I can use it more, but I still don’t have a full range of motion and my fingers are still swollen and in pain. I really want to skate on Sunday. I’m starting to get a little twitchy! The doctor said that it might take 10-14 days, but I really didn’t think it would. I am only going on day 6 right now, although it feels like forever.

Yesterday The Boss and I took advantage of us both being home during the day to go gorge ourselves on Tex-Mex.

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We are adjusting to our new schedule fairly well. It still needs a little bit of tweaking, but we both seem to be getting our work done without bothering each other too much.

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Last night, Die-te and I went to see Cobi in concert.  I think she was trying to convince me to start running again. She sure did make it sound great. We’ll see.

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The venue was tiny and we were right up front. He put on a great show and I recommend that everyone check out his song Don’t You Cry for Me. Swooooon!

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Oh, and he is not bad to look at either😉

What was the last concert you went to?

Do you Snapchat? The bigger question is, do you Snapchat on the potty? This seems to be a rarity, but I actually don’t take my phone with me in the bathroom. That’s a thing! Now, go wipe down your phones, yuk! 

A Few of My Favorite Things

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Reggie got me into these candles with the jewelry inside of them. This set is a special Halloween edition and I can’t wait to use the bath bomb! It’s BLACK! Like my cold, little heart!

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Do I really need to tell you to go buy this? I only wish I could think of more things to put it on.

heh….

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If you aren’t washing your sheets in this, then I am not sure how you sleep at night. It’s less than $5 and smells like heaven. I specifically wash my sheets and all my “couch blankets” in it.  Reggie also introduced me to this at my last Favorite Things Party.

Speaking of Reggie, can you guess where we were last night?

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YAS!

She also gave me the best gift last night!

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It’s a Stars luggage tag🙂 This was my going away present since my new job requires me to travel more. Now I can represent my team no matter where I am!

Have you tried the candles with rings inside? I’ll admit that it is really fun. It’s like the grown-up version of a Cracker Jack box. 

What’s your favorite splurge item at the grocery store? I picked up some of the Pumpkin Spice Coffee at TJ’s this week and tried it this morning. omg y’all. I don’t care how basic it makes me, I am going to buy some more before it’s gone! 

 

Ouch!

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I have come to terms with injuries. As a runner,  I felt like I was constantly hurting in one way or another.

Turns out that roller derby is no different.

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Pretty, huh?

Saturday morning I went trail skating with a friend and I was unhappy with the trail we picked. The gaps in the sidewalk were quite large and it made it difficult for me to find a rhythm.

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We skated for five miles and I will admit that I was exhausted. I saw a particularly large gap and tried to step over it and my legs just didn’t cooperate. I fell on my hand and hyperextended my fingers.

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I wrapped it up and hoped for the best on Saturday night. Wen I woke up on Sunday morning, I had almost no mobility and the bruising was worse, so I made the adult decision to go have some x-rays.

It’s not broken!! Super happy about that. Will hopefully get to skate again soon, but I need the swelling to go down first. My fingers still look like sausages right now and I can’t really move them.

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Friday was my last day at the office. I already miss my peeps, but I also have my other job to keep me hella busy!

Reggie and I celebrated Friday night with martinis on the patio. IMG_5347.JPG

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Stitch showed up later, but I don’t know where those photos are. Happy hour martinis and patio weather are a dangerous combo!

Talk to me! 

How fast do you go to the doctor? I am a waiter, I will wait until I really don’t feel like I have an option not to go. 

What’s your favorite patio beverage? I love some mimosas on the patio ( and that needs to  happen again soon!) but I will drink whatever when the weather is right. 

2 Months Later…

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Yeah, I got called out a few times recently for not blogging.

You know who you are!

Also, my mom reads this and would probably like to know that I am still around since I never call her.

Hi, Mom! 

There is no way that I can catch you on on the last two months, so let’s play a game of 10 things!

  1. Yes, I am still doing roller derby, although this week, it kind of did me instead! I took a pretty spectacular fall during a relay, smacked my noggin and split my pants from top to bottom. It was a sight to see.

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2. I got over my wicked fear of skating outside and have fallen in love with trail skating!

In fact, I am going again this weekend!

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3. I went to the Derby Prom and took a pic with this hot lady!

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Seriously Die-ty is freaking awesome, and she blogs and she is just like me and likes to pretend to take selfies while taking pictures of things that need to be shared with you….

4. like this man-bun gone horribly wrong.

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Okay, the picture is blurry, but it was dark in there. Total man bun while completely bald on top. No. Just no.

5. The weight gain

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Not sure when it happened, but one day I woke up and realized that I have gained about 25  pounds in the last couple of years. Granted, these have been some tough years, but that shit has to stop and the best way for me to do that is to have all my peeps hold me accountable!

I do not regret the Chicken & Waffles. Not even a little bit. 

6. Still not dating

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My date to the Derby Prom was my bestie Stitch. No dating and not looking. Really happy with the way things are right now.

7. It’s Hockey Season!!

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So ready for this! The Boss and I have been trying to be patient but it’s been tough! We head to our first preseason game next week.

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Had some fun with my hair and really loved the results. I’m hoping to kick it up a notch soon.

10. I’m leaving my desk job.

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My squad. My work family. Hell, my family. I love these effing people so much and I will miss seeing them every day, but I just couldn’t keep on with two full time jobs any longer. Today is actually my last day at my job and I am standing, ready for whatever life throws at me. I’ll still be working with the YouTube channels, but that has taken a different turn and includes a lot more travel now, and I was given the opportunity to go down to just one job and I took it. It’s what’s best for me and The Boss but damn I will miss these goobers.

Okay, so feel free to fire off the questions. I kind of deserve to have to play along since I left you hanging for two months, and two months before that, and how long before that? 

Be back soon! This time, I mean it ;) 

Things are Happening!

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My apologies for disappearing again.

Things are shaking up at The Nuthouse and sometimes I get so far behind that I don’t know where to start.

So, I told Reggie that she could punch me if I didn’t get a blog post done today and believe me when I tell you, she would happily punch me.

Random bits from June:

Lola got really sick, had emergency surgery and spent about a week in the hospital.

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It was touch and go for a while and we weren’t sure she was going to make it.

BUT SHE DID!!

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Man, I can’t tell you how happy that made me. I was lost without her.

I lovingly refer to her as my $10,000 dog now.

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Worth. Every. Penny.

I was lucky enough to spend an evening with a friend, watching him blow glass. Seriously so cool…but hot…but cool!

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Remember in my last post when I said that I had something new coming?

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Yeah, I decided to start playing roller derby.

I had been trying to get back into running but I just wasn’t challenging myself. I really needed something that was going to push me mentally and physically.

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And boy does it. 

I’m exhausted in the best way possible. I don’t dwell on things that I don’t need to dwell on because I am busy learning new skills and pushing myself to my limits.

There are more changes coming but this post is already long!

I’ll keep you guys posted if you keep coming back🙂