Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What's Up Wednesdsay

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What we're eating this week...
Anything we can find ... scavengers...
]My cabinets are bare & I haven't had time to make it to the grocery so we're living on what we can find right now.  So a lot of take out... & grilled cheese.
Nothing wrong with grilled cheese in the winter.


What I'm reminiscing about....
The holidays are always good for thinking of memories of Christmas's past
& how the year has gone.
I, for one, am THRILLED this year is over.
I don't think its been that great of one for many people.
Kudos to you if you were treated well in 2016

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Exactly how I feel about 2016
 

What I'm loving....
Today is the first day of winter!!
... don't get me wrong - I HATE WINTER!!!
But know what winter means?
We start turning the time back again.
We GAIN one minute of sunlight every day now
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

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What we've been up to...
Trying to recover.
I think Ricky & I both have been trying to get over this CRUD.
Everyone that has had this says it lasts 3 weeks
... so yeah, that's pretty much all of my December.


What I'm dreading...
Looking at the final amount of money spent on Christmas

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What I'm working on....
Working on more messy bun hats.
These seem to be all the rage.
Not too hard to make either - just finding the time.
I'm going to have a few different colors coming up soon in my Etsy store.

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What I'm watching/reading...
I have been in a reading slump lately.
& TV is all on winter breaks (such a pain....)
So I'm trying to get back on my Gilmore Girl marathons... finish up Season 2.

I am on a mission though - I am DYING to see the VH1 Christmas Carol rendition with
Vanessa Williams!! Anyone else remember this?

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I just want to see it again!  I'll have to see if Netflix can make my Christmas with that wish
 

What I'm listening to...

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I just found out that Runner's World has a podcast
& I've been loving listening to it.
Full of good tips, great inspiration
... the interview with Lance Armstrong's wife was wonderful if you want to check it out & her take on picking up running after her divorce.


What I'm wearing...
... tighter pants...
DANG YOU HOLIDAYS!!!!!!

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What I'm doing this weekend...
Well DUH!!!
It's CHRISTMAS!!
& even more? It's the HUBS BIRTHDAY!!!!
So a weekend full of celebrating.



What I'm looking forward to next month...
I'm so excited to get back on track with my eating & working out.
& the running training schedule is already planned out & waiting to get tackled down.
I have just felt bad lately & I believe its because my diet has basically been like Santa Clause & I haven't been working out.
I'm ready to feel good again... & shed this added holiday pounds.
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What else is new...
I'm counting down to my birthday... can't believe I'll be 45 in just 9 days.
WOW... just WOW!!!


Favorite 2016 memory....
Well, that's hard to pick just one, isn't it?
If I had to pick, I'll pick being able to be there when my Grand Buddy #2 was born.
... its not every day you get to witness a birth...
A pretty special moment, huh?

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22 comments:

  1. That is definitely a great 2016 moment. Births are amazing! Still boggles me, the amazing science and miracle of it. Grilled cheese sounds perfect. Yes yes yes to gaining sunlight. Darkness at 4 or 5 pm is not fun. My pants are all toooo tight.. admittedly due to baby, but still I haven't worn anything but leggings in months!

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  2. What a great memory from 2016. I will admit that I thought 2016 was a fabulous year for me (besides the health issue with Baylee but hey, she's still here so that makes it wonderful).
    Happy early birthday to you and Ricky! I hope you two can find some time to celebrate during the midst of all the holiday stuff!

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  3. what a beautiful birth picture!

    do you crochet or knit? or both? that is a great hat. i wish i could knit but i could never get the tension right (always too tight which ended up with me throwing it across the room).

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  4. I'm ready to say goodbye to 2016, as well. Running wise it treated me well. But - I'm just ready for 2017. But first I'm ready for the holidays! And I got a B in Math this semester :) SO I finally get to celebrate & relax!!!

    Ciara @ eatrunloveciara.com

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  5. I'll be happy to see 2016 leave. 2017 is going to be filled with changes for us so we'll have to see how it goes... haha! I hope you guys kick that crud to the curb in 3 days- not weeks! That's no way to spend the holidays OR your birthdays!

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  6. I am so ready for 2016 to be over. Easily the most heartbreaking, hurtful year of my life.

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  7. I am 45!! It's good girl, it's all good but I won't lie, 45 has been the hardest age wise in my 40s but there still are days that I feel like I'm 20! 2017 will be great for you, I just know it!!

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  8. Glad I'm not the only one who has essentially started considering Grilled Cheese a food group all in it's own! I keep reminding myself that the days are going to start to get longer now, which helps me cope with the idea of winter, because I really hate winter!

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  9. I literally cannot remember the last time I had a grilled cheese, which now that I think about it, sounds like such a crime against humanity. Think I'll have to change that in the next few weeks. I've never been a huge tomato soup fan, but someone told me that adding some whole milk or whipping cream to a big jar of our homemade pasta sauce would make DELICIOUS homemade tomato soup, and I'm betting they're right. So, I'll probably send a prayer up for my stomach & then do it!

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  10. Oh my gosh... I feel ya on the tight pants... yikes. :P We are definitely also scavenging for food! We had a "snow storm" last weekend and so I stocked up a bit and then worked on cooking a lot... so now I'm all like... "how many things can I make from these items...?" LOL Takeout.. yep that too! Happy birthday Ricky! Hope you both beat the cold! :) Can't wait for 2017. I'm such a nutty goal person. HA XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  11. We are also scavenging this week. I did manage to pull it together and make some soup last night.

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  12. Happy birthday in advance to you and Ricky! Wow, what a celebration packed time of year. I hear you on the lack of food shopping - I've been scraping my pantry for too long... It's amazing what I've made pass as a meal! Feels a bit Oliver Twist though which is not conducive to Christmas spirit.

    I'm very ready for 2017. Let's go!

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  13. Haha. I am wearing tighter pants too. I have been eating sweets and so much food this month. I hope you guys start to feel better soon!! I have been loving soups lately. Tonight we are doing grilled cheese and tomato soup. So classic. Nothing is wrong with grilled cheese!

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  14. That is exactly my feeling about today being the first day of winter too! Spring is coming! If we had any bread right now I would totally be having grilled cheese for dinner-- sounds delicious!

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  15. Wow those birth pictures are incredible! What an amazing experience to be a part of!

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  16. I live grilled cheese sandwiches. Had 1 last week in fact. I'll be glad for 2016 to end too. Hoping 2017 will be better.

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  17. This is a fun meme! I enjoyed reading your answers!! Wishing Ricky a happy birthday and both of you a very merry Christmas!!

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  19. I'm seeing those super cute bun / pony hats everywhere. The only time I wish I had my long hair back!

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  20. 2016 has been a rough year for us! I hope 2017 is better.

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