December 2011

A Great Day

I’m a firm believer that you wake up and decide whether or not it’s going to be a good day.  And today, I woke up and thought, “Today is a great day.”   It’s not about what happens to you, it’s how you react, right?    I’m reacting with this delicious and beautiful breakfast!  Want [...]


Four Apps to Survive a Car Trip

I am not a car trip person.  I know some people love car trips, but I do not.  I feel like I wild, caged animal after 4 hours in a car – 8 is seriously pushing my sanity.  Thankfully, I have my iPhone to amuse me (when I’m not behind the wheel, of course).   [...]


Good with the Bad

This weekend is definitely one of those weekends. I think that is going without saying that watching someone you love grow older and get sick blows.  There’s not a nice way to put it.  It sucks.  I am such an optimistic person, and life is so wonderful and amazing, but this is one aspect of [...]


Hotel Buddies

Another day, another hotel room.    But this time, I have a few buddies with me! Unfortunately, my 94 year old (95? I can’t keep up!) grandpa had a seizure earlier this week, so last night, we drove from Charlotte to Gainesville, Florida to see him.  I had been doing the, “I’ll come down to [...]


Another Name Your 5K Giveaway

Whenever I have felt a bit blah this past week, I simply recall Saturday’s wonderful 5K and a big smile crosses my face.  As I’ve written about before, I’ll maintain a decent weekly workout schedule just because I like to sweat, but what keeps me on my toes is, without a doubt, RACING! Obviously, I [...]


Berry Smoothie

Are you doing the Friday dance? I sure am.  So happy it’s nearly the WEEKEND!  Hoorah! Because sleep is a hot commodity these days, I’ve started to sleep in as long as possible, which then leads to intense rushing around in the 45 minutes before I have to leave the house.  Case in point:  I [...]


Dish It Out

Today was a good day.  The family took a half day and closed the clinic early (we all work there – the Husband and I, plus my mother-, father-, and sister-in-law) to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday.  She’s super crafty and is a great painter, so we took her to Dish It Out, a pottery and [...]


Call for Collegiate Cyclists!

I love to cycle, although I don’t do much of it these days.  I’ve done two Metric rides (recap and recap) and a Century (recap).  Thankfully, I had DadHTP to introduce me to the sport, but I know that many women are interested in cycling and just don’t know where or how to get started.  [...]


Cozy Cave

Today is a short work day because it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday, and we are closing the clinic to have a fun family day.  However, I felt like it was my birthday this morning because the Hus made me breakfast in bed (a birthday tradition for us).  It was a nice surprise.  Whatta guy. On the [...]


January Joiners, Join In!

I’m taking the Blank Training Plan concept and applying it to other areas of my life. Soon, my fridge is going to be covered in sheets of paper with gold stars and check marks.  Something about this concept just really works and resonates with me. New goal sheet is for walking the puppers on long [...]


I spy a BUMP!   I am trying really hard not to get too ahead of myself, but the entire pregnancy journey has been a whole lot of “I can’t wait for this… okay, now I can’t wait for that.”  First it was, “I can’t wait to get a Big Fat Positive.”  Then, it was [...]



I woke up with one thought in my head: “Not all who wander are lost.”  Maybe the thought was from a dream – or maybe it just randomly popped into my head – but it startled me to wake up and remember such a quote with a sense of certainly and calm.  Obviously, there’s lots [...]


Sore Swim

Look!  I finally located my favorite swim cap and goggles.  They were hiding in a random drawer.  Would love to know how they ended up there. After finding my good goggles, I knew I was out of excuses – it was time to hit the pool today.  I swam 1,000 meters, and let me tell [...]


Save a Shelter Pet, Week 5

Good morning!  Who’s ready to make Tuesday a great one?  Me, me, me!  As soon as I drink this coffee and fully come alive.  Hah. In the oatmeal pot:   1/2 cup oats 1/2 banana 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup soy milk Dashes of ginger, cloves, cinnamon On top: brown sugar [...]

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