This Christmas I don’t need a thing. My heart is full of love. And all you need is love. Oh yes. I am blessed.
Merry Christmas Eve ❤
My mommy and brothers will be in Louisiana in 2 days!!! I 2 days I get to see them and my Nanny Sally! I am so excited!!! I have really been missing my mom lately. Sometimes when I have a bad day or a great day all I want is a hug from my mom. I’ll have to be sure to stock up while she’s here 😉 I’m also so excited to see my brothers! Everytime I see Cameron I can’t believe how big he is getting, he makes me feel old. Seriously when did he stop wearing only stretchy pants and where did that sarcastic mouth come from? Ugh he is such a preteen now! And of course I’m thrilled to pieces to get to spend some time with Josh now that we don’t try to kill each other every second we’re together. He is actually a pretty cool guy and now that he is 21 we should have some good times while he’s here. K so I know this is cheating bc it’s Thursday night, but since it’s after midnight technically it’s Friday so I’m going to throw up my 10 things of bliss Friday list now because I have to do all of my Christmas shopping tomorrow before work! Augh! I’m such a slacker!!!
10 things that make my life “Winning!” 🙂
5. Tacky Sweater Party!!!!!!!!
Kemah boat parade!
6. Baking with my Granny!!!
10. Have I mentioned in 2 day I get to see these awesome people???
Confession. Sometimes I like to be by myself so much that I stop spending time with others. Like the previous week after breaking up with Kris. I enjoyed every minute of it. Catching up on sleep, reading blogs, random
midnight 2:30 am workouts, not shaving my legs, leaving my phone behind…it has been wonderful but also a little lonely. So last Saturday I climbed out of my rabbit hole of loneliness and went out with some girlfriends. Then Sunday I went on 2 dates. I didn’t mean to…I didn’t know the first one was a date until we went to breakfast in Houston after our run and he talked about all the other places he wanted to take me. Awkward. The second date was a planned date and a lot of fun, just like a first date should be. I also spent a little quality time with my aunt. I even braved the beer runner group Wed night and saw Kris and a few others. That was a tough one. I was unsure if I would still be welcome in the group since breaking up with Kris but even though it was a little awkward between Kris and me, everyone else was so welcoming! I truly felt that my presence had been missed in the group. 🙂 I also received an invite to a tacky sweater Christmas party! I’m going tomorrow night! I cannot wait!!! I just need to scout out a ridiculously awesome tacky sweater. Maybe I’ll raid my Granny’s closet… Off to the store before work because I need to get a few secret supplies before work today. Don’t worry I’ll catch you up later! Real kwik before I go:
My Weekly Friday List of Happiness
It’s true. Like yesterday I ate gingerbread fro yo for lunch. I also ate a cookie while grocery shopping, I’m pretty sure 22 still qualifies me as a kid, and even if it doesn’t, there is no sign at HEB that says those cookies are for kids, like the sugar cookies at Harris Teeter do. Who puts an age limit on a free cookie anyway? I always take one at Harris Teeter even when I’m not even hungry because I like to live dangerously. Also after I ate my cookie I went home and made peppermint bark and ate that. I think I had a salad for dinner yesterday…work gets fuzzy when you’re in a post sugar coma. Then tonight I came straight home instead of going to the gym like I had planned to because I didn’t feel like going to the gym. Then I ate 3 high fiber bagels smeared with cheesecake spread. Oomph. My tummy kind of hurt afterwards. Like a lot. Then I showered and went to bed. Well I tried to, but I could not sleep. After a few hours I gave up and put on my gym stuff and went to the gym and did a workout I found on pinterest, that I adapted of course because I do what I want. Then I did some cardio and weights, then other people started showing up to the gym so I left. Now I’m home blogging at 5am and my tummy is making funny noises. Not hungry noises. “I hate you for eating 30 grams of fiber in one sitting then working out” noises. TMI? Sry. But really who does that? Not me, anymore. Especially since I’m out of the bagels. Speaking of the question, who does that? As I am getting my fitness on in the dark group exercise room at 2:30am, some guy comes in and tells me that he has been watching me work out and that I’m a beast with the ab work. Really??? Come on dude! I’m freaking working out in the middle of the night in an empty room with the light off, do you really think I wanted you to come interrupt me to let me know that you’ve been creeping? Like am I supposed to be flattered? Rude.
Aaaand now I’m going to bed and not showering because I’m finally sleepy. Yes I’m gross, but whatevs I do what I want. Goodnight or good morning. I don’t know the appropriate ending to this. I’m very sorry if you read all the way through this and now you’re confused. Me too.
I am really surprised by how many FB messages I have been getting with people asking me about my running. Ever since I started linking my Nike + runs to FB I have been having people ask me about my running, telling me I motivate them, and asking how they can get into running more too. I am so flattered by these messages. Some of them come from “friends” that I don’t even know, but today I got one from a girl I have known since elementary school. A girl who was always super popular and who I admired so I was flabbergasted when I saw that she had messaged me asking me about running advice. Whodathunkit? Certainly not me. I didn’t think anyone even paid attention to my little Nike + running stats. I have to admit the feedback I’m getting from them makes me feel motivated, like I have to run now because people are looking to me for motivation and running advice. In case you’re wondering here is what my advice is for beginner runners.
Now that it is finally Friday (did this week feel extra long to anyone else?!?) Here are 10 things that rocked my socks this week. (I’m feeling goofy today, can you tell?) 😉
And lastly no picture to accompany this last item on my list, but I just have to say that I love my job so so much! My residents and coworkers make me so happy. I always look forward to going to work.
Ok…so I having been exactly an angel 😉 but naughty I am not. “So hurry down my chimney tonight!” I am LOVING all the holiday songs on the radio! Being that it is still reaching the 70s here in Texas, December really has snuck up on me. I cannot believe tomorrow is December 1st. Like did November happen? Wasn’t I just whining about Halloween? oomph. I’m not complaining at all that it’s December, I’m just caught off guard. It seems like the previous years I had more notice in the form of exams, winter formals, several months of sweater weather that progressed to coat wearin weather…like y’all I’m still wearing shorts here! My Texan family and coworkers don’t get my amazement that I am still sweating in November. I’m all like, “OMG it doesn’t feel like winter!” and they are all like, “OMG it’s going to be in the 50’s tonight, where’s my electric blanket?”
Sorry for the longest into into a post ever. Now I’m ready to get to the point. Even though December has come out of nowhere I’m planning on embracing it with open arms! Welcome favorite month! So I’m “Making a list, checking it twice…” Obviously Christmas songs are on the brain 🙂
Basically I just want to get in the spirit and share it with everyone! “Tis the season to be jolly”
I am now a real adult. I have car payments, rent, insurance, benefits, and I cooked my first Thanksgiving turkey. I wasn’t going to bother since
I’m by myself it’s just the dog and me this week, but last Friday I received a 12lb turkey from work so I figured why not? Since no one else but me would be eating the turkey I decided to get experimental in the kitchen and try my hand at roasting a turkey. I made an apple cider sage turkey. The results? Fantastic! Seriously I’ve been bragging about the turkey to anyone and everyone. Just take a look at my tempting turkey 😉
I know! You’re impressed and want the recipe right? Wellllll I don’t use measuring cups and IDK exactly what all I used. I cook like my mama, a pinch of this, a hand full of that, big spoonful, a dollop, ect. So no recipe. Sry. I’m sure that your turkey was delicious too though. Oh fun fact: I made my turkey Monday so I got too eat it all week. Annnd now it’s Friday and I didn’t touch the turkey today, I’m so sick of turkey. Good thing Penny isn’t.
Speaking of it being Friday, ya know what that means? 10 spots of happiness in my week.
Turkey salad x 3 for dinner, courtesy of Burt
Spooning with Penny
White wine sangria at Hungry’s with some wonderful company
A day at the beach with my grandparents
Now I’m off to bed since I have to be back at work at 6am. Yup I’m definitely a bona fide adult. 🙂