You Know You Have a Bad Day When…

…Your car explodes clothing.  Luckily this wasn’t me today but I felt terrible for this poor guy whose car exploded (clothing…).  Your guess is as good as mine. 

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I woke up feeling about 75 years old.  I hurt everywhere from this weekend’s activities.  

Breakfast was quick:

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I had an early morning meeting with the Director of Wellness, then had to rush to get out to the Rez for our staff meeting and holiday potluck.  

Potlucks are kind of bad news for me- I really want to eat everything!  I have to practice extreme self-discipline (especially around mac and cheese).  I did eat some sweet potato casserole though (I mean, it IS the holidays!)

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Dave proves he sometimes eats some vegetables.  I like giving him a hard time about it- he’s a good sport and he does like to tell me all the days he doesn’t drink soda (of which I’m very proud… 😉 ).  

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After the potluck I came back to a present–  Nike Frees…I wonder if I’ll be able to tolerate them?  I love Nike products, minus the shoes…which tend to hurt my feet.  I’ll try them out though and let you know. I also had a new gym bag and some headbands waiting for me.  Love Nike!

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Worked until 6, then headed home for the nightly Laney-April run.  Not as many acorns on the ground, and homegirl was real disappointed. 

Afterwards, I went in search of some Dreaming Tree.  I love Dreaming Tree- it’s one of my favorite wines and tonight I just really wanted a glass.  Didn’t find any, but I did discover a Syrah blend from France. And the name is freaking cool “The Wolftrap”.  Anything “wolf-y” reminds me of my brother (who I get to see soon!).  

Dinner tonight was easy.  Target’s Archer Farms Whole Grain Blend and Publix Veggie Medley.  Tear, pierce, use methods of violence to cook and viola!

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Free America: We Are Blessed

BIG thank you to all veterans and current servicemen (and women) out there.  The sacrifices you and your loved ones make every day ensure our freedom and I’m so grateful. Happy Veterans Day (well technically yesterday…)

This morning I decided to try a meal replacement.  OMG, soooo good.  I’m always a little leery but the vanilla is outstanding! Also- my supplement strips for the day:

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I blended the meal replacement (220 calories) – vanilla flavored- with a banana, ice, and a touch of chocolate.  So yummy.

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I’m having a lazy morning so far.  Heading to work in a bit to get a few things taken care of, but I’m loving this slow pace.  Work has been hectic lately and I’m completely enjoying having time for myself (and Laney!).

It’s so beautiful outside I may end up poolside later this afternoon for a bit to catch up on some of this book:

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Good book.  I may also have to venture into Barnes & Noble here- one of the blogs I follow- Undressed Skeleton– recommended the book below and it sounds right up my alley:

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The girl that writes Undressed Skeleton is 1) so adorable (I think homegirl should be on a runway personally) and 2) so inspirational.  If you click on her “Brief Bio” in her blog, she documents her growing up years- she was overweight and unhappy.  And bullied.  And she pulled through it and is now happy and healthy.  It’s so inspirational.  It make me recall some of my childhood.  I was never overweight as a child.  And I was never bullied (especially like kids are now -it’s truly terrible).  But I wasn’t the girl that really fit in.  I remember my freshman year of high school- I came home almost every night from school crying.  It broke my mom’s heart I remember, but honestly, that’s just small town living.  I went on to make the most of my high school years (mainly because there were a few girlfriends that were nice to me and I got a serious boyfriend for the last 2 years).  Reading Taralynn’s account made me recall some of those same feelings and also made me wonder- did I myself really treat other people in high school nicely and with respect?  Looking back, I hope so… but you never know. If not, I apologize to those that I may have mistreated in any way.

Taralynn:

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See? Inspirational.  And gorgeous!  Go be a model girl!