Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What's up Wednesday

What we're eating this week

I subscribe to eMeals to get some recipe ideas every week.
My goal is always to try & make at least 2 dinners a week.
well, the past 2 weeks, I've failed miserably ... but last night, as a quick dinner, we just did baked potatoes with vegetarian chili on top - sprinkle with cheese & crumble up some nacho chips on it - or even cut up avacado! Yes!

A good & easy & FAST dinner.
.... now to get back to that cooking thing...

What I'm reminiscing about

This girl....

It's that time of year again when it pops up in my Time Hop where she was diagnosed with bone cancer in February 2014 ... so her little face has been on my phone every day lately.
Still can't believe its been over a year since we lost her.
Miss Sydney & Buffy so much.

What I'm loving

Survivor is back on for another season.

I never tire of this show.
You never can tell how people are going to be. 
Honest - devoted - sneaky - back stabbing - athletic - smart
It can always go so many different ways & its always so interesting to me to watch it all.

What we've been up to

A lot of staying home.
Ricky has been so exhausted with work that he needs the weekends to rest up his legs to start all over again on Monday & I've just focused on getting my long runs in on Saturdays, so we've really become home bodies.  I remember how busy I was last year with photography & it really makes me happy to have this time to be lazy at home.

Staying at home does NOT equal cleaning the house

What I'm dreading

I'm going to the dentist today. 
It SHOULD be a routine visit - I'm supposed to get 2 of my permanent crowns on,
but I know its going to be more & an opening of a can of worms, as they say.
I'm still having pains & issues so I just dread everything about this afternoon.

... not to mention, I'm going to have to talk to them about the billing.
My insurance is sending letters requesting more info on all the work the dentist has done or they will refuse payment.  I've always said I feel like the dentist does WAY more then they need to & charge even MORE! So I'm going to have to take these letters the insurance company sent me & take to the billing lady.  Yeahhhh.... this is just going to be a bad afternoon.

What I'm working on

Ya'll know this - working on my Half Marathon Training!
I am in week 7 & there's 9 weeks to go!
Almost at the half way mark! WOW!!!!

What I'm excited about

The Triple Crown of Running starts this weekend!
A 5k on Saturday - a 10K 2 weeks later & the 10 miler 2 weeks after that.
Something about these races are just exciting with all the crowds
... & nothing is better then crossing a finish line, no matter the distance.

What I'm watching / reading

I have been on a reading KICK for February - I'm on my 6th book this month!
Thanks Library for introducing me to easy free downloads.
But right now, I'm on this book

I have read 2 other other books by Liane Moriarty & loved them 
& so far, can't put this one down. I bet I have it done by the weekend!

What I'm listening to

What's in my CD player right now in my car?
Steven Curtis Chapman's Greatest Hits
... which is so old, it doesn't even have many of his songs from like the latest 4 cd's he put out.
But I'm gearing up because in just 9 days - guess what comes out?

OHHHHH yeah!!!
I'll be counting down!

What I'm wearing

I'm all about my Minnie Mouse Vans right now my friend got me.
I'm a huge fan of grey anyways & they are perfect with jeans

... but I've seen these  Minnie Mouse Vans in some pictures
& I may have to check into getting these as well
(I've only seen them in kids but seen pictures of ladies wearing them - anyone know the scoop?)

What I'm doing this weekend

Like I said earlier, I'll be running a 5k on Saturday morning, bright & early,
... & then our Nashville gang is heading up.
So my house will be taken over by grandsons who will want nothing to do with me & are too busy chasing down their Pappy.

What I'm looking forward to next month

While I HATE loosing an hour of my time - & mercy, do I feel it for DAYS afterwards,
I am so thrilled to get that extra daylight at the end of the day!
It always feels a sigh of relief of surviving winter.

What else is new

So I just found a DVD that I had from Netflix.
... I've had it since June of 2015. Almost a year! Ooops!
& the funny thing? I never even watched the movie.  Double oops.

Does anyone even do the DVD thing on Netflix anymore with the streaming service?
I honestly forgot all about it myself.  So when I found the disk, I went to see what was in my list to be sent next. I totally laughed. Half the movies, we've already seen.  So a lot of "removing" from that list. ... I think I need to just quit paying for that service.
... take that money & put on my dental bill...

So What's Up for your Wednesday?


  1. Oh my goodness I didn't even know that made Mickey and Minnie Vans!? So cool/cute! Those potatoes look amazing and I bet they were delicious. Good luck at the dentist!

  2. Rebecca! I feel like I haven't seen you/heard from you in so long! How are you??? Good luck with your 5K this weekend. That is going to be so much fun. And spending time with your grandsons!!! Have fun at the appt is in a month :(

    1. Thanks so much for the luck!!! ... good hearing from you!! Have missed you!

  3. I love doing potatoes with chili, sloppy joes or shredded bbq meat from the crock pot. Such a good and easy dinner!! What Alice Forgot is my favorite Moriarty book!!! I hope you are enjoying it :) Good luck at the dentist.

  4. Oh my gosh that potato looks amazing - want it for lunch today!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I'm a big fan of baked potatoes topped with veggie chili, we did that for dinner a couple nights last week! Totally counts as cooking :) Good luck at the dentist and with the 5k this weekend :)

  6. i still have a dvd from a year ago i need to watch :( i never liked springing forward until this year. i am SO ready. i can't stand driving home at night. the traffic takes me twice as long. it literally takes me 20 min to get to work and then an hour to get home. it's like ppl can't drive in the dark or something.

  7. My husband and I used to do the Netflix DVD rentals! We have two in our basement that we never sent back, I think... And I don't think we watched them either!! Ha, now I need to go look at our list, too!
    I signed up for a 5k in August! I'm super nervous but you're so inspiring so I'll just keep following along here to motivate myself!

  8. We cancelled our Netflix service about a month or two ago...never used it. We rent from Redbox, instead. Cheaper. Your baked potatoes sound so good to me. Never tried eMeals, but have heard good things about it. Keep on keepin' on with your inspiring! I know you miss your furbabies...the hurt never quite goes away.

  9. ugh need to do the dentist too ;) thanks for the reminder ha. ill need to check that book out! were voting on our new book club book on my blog and i'd love for you to come vote and read with us next month! so glad i found you through the linkup! hope you'll stop by mine!

  10. How cute are the Minnie Vans? Adorable! Also, that baked potato looks so yummy & easy! :)

  11. Baked potatoes are delicious! I had fried potatoes last night, and it was such a great snack. I'm sorry to hear about your dog :( She was beautiful and I'm sure she had such a happy life with you :)

    Haha yes survivor, remember the putting out of their like stick? I haven't watched the show in years so I don't remember it entirely. I do think I remember the theme song, oh lay oh lay oh lay etc. haha

    homebodies for the win! We've stayed in for several weekends and are packing every night so no going out for us, but it's relaxing at the end of the night to just hang out and not run around anywhere.

    I hate the dentist too! Always inventing problems for me, but I'm going to be bringing Sophie soon enough so I better start liking the dentist again haha. Hope all goes well today.

    We use the netflix streaming service far better than the DVD and much cheaper. Whatever we can't find there we'll check into Amazon for the movie.

    liz @ j for joiner

  12. You always have so many great things to say that I feel like I need to write a novel to you afterward! Ha! Love those shoes! And those baked potatoes sound AMAZING. So about your dentist... I used to have terrible issues with my former dentist - I switched to a guy who is much more conservative (less likely to put a filling where it isn't needed) and have been SO happy! Not saying you should switch, but wow! It sounds like you're having to go through so much!! And P.S. I'm actually super-excited for daylight savings time, too!

  13. Daylight Savings Day is always like one of my most favorite days ever. AND billing? UGHHHH

  14. I don't think i've ever seen the time hop show up on my facebook. I have on others but not mine.
    I would love to see a picture of your Buffy, although it would probably make me cry. For some reason I was researching Labrador breeders last night and seeing puppy pics was making me teary eyed. I then had to read down to the end of the bed and kiss my Baylee girl!

  15. I'm a HUGE Survivor fan! I watch it on Hulu though. I also love the Amazing Race.

  16. So sorry about your baby. :( No matter how long it's been, it's always so hard to remember that loss.
    That is so funny about Netflix! I remember when it first came out that by-mail thing was like the whole point, and now it's all about the streaming!

  17. I'm happy to hear that you have been homebodies. Your usually so busy!!! Yes we still do DVD's from Netflix each week because you can't stream the newest released movies yet without paying for them and we also use the streaming from Netflix for their new shows.

  18. That race series looks FUN!
    I love Liane Moriarty books!!!!
    Thanks for linking up with us for What's Up Wednesday! :)

  19. I can't wait for DST ... I'm so looking forward to not feeling like I need to go to bed right after dinner. 😉

  20. While searching for my Crazy Cat Lady vans, I saw the Disney vans. They are super cute. You're correct, the colors in the ones you have perfectly go with almost everything. Your someecard about cleaning the house made me audibly laugh.

  21. I still love Survivor too! And Amazing Race. I'd rather do anything other than go to the dentist. This stems from a horrible dentist we had as children. {Shudder} Good luck on your 5k this weekend. You are looking so trim in all of your pictures, by the way.

  22. Wishing you good luck in your run(s)!! I got tired just reading this post. My goodness, you are one busy lady! Great post.

  23. That baked potato looks delish! My mouth is watering it's been so long since I've had one. UGH! I haven't watched Survivor in years but I watch a few spin offs about surviving in the wilderness. I'm so behind on books I want to read. Where do you find the time?

  24. yay what alice forgot! my fave.
    i didn't end up registering for the triple crown :( and i haven't started properly training for the half. i am going to fail miserably!

  25. Yuck... just thinking about going to the dentist gives me anxiety! lol

  26. So I'm way behind but that's not very unusual! I've been putting off the dentist for a year now and I really need to go but why are they so expensive??? It's ridiculous! Hope your afternoon talking to the billing lady was manageable!


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