Monday, April 24, 2017

The weekend that lazy slammed into my back....

I just want to know what happened to Spring?

Seriously... I sat in my house freezing, with the heat turned back on.  This isnt funny Mother Nature.

This weekend was one that originally started out one way & ended up a totally different direction.

I originally had 2 photo sessions scheduled but when the forecast turned on me, they got rescheduled & I ended up being a slug... & that's not a good thing. I was supposed to run 5 miles for my last long run. I'm telling y'all - I just couldnt make myself. Especially when it was cold out... & my treadmill has been threatening to throw me off of it (truth)... but we'll get to that in a second... but spoiler - I totally skipped my long run. for the 2nd weekend in a row..... BUTTTTT for the record, I'm going to try & get in my long run today since the sun is supposed to be out for the day & warm temps are creeping back up.

Anyways - Friday was the usual... grocery shopping, Penn Station with the hubs (this is really becoming our Friday tradition) & a bunch of lazy happening into the night.  Mainly because the hubs had to work on Saturday morning so he was in bed extra early, & when he's in bed, I dont want to bother him so I basically just keep the lights down in the house & do my old lady activity of knitting.  It's quite.

I ended up catching up on Trial & Error.  Anyone else watch that?  It reminded me so much of Park & Rec or The Office. I laughed so hard at it. & it looks like its going to come back... probably minus John Lithgow... but the rest of the cast is just as funny.

Image result for trial and error tv show

Speaking me of trying to be quiet when the hubs is trying to sleep - I was laughing so hard at this, it woke him up & he yelled, "Are you laughing or crying?"... it does kinda sound the same.

Saturday, as usual, when Ricky works, I'm up before the crack of dawn.  He gets up at his usual 4:00am so when he came in & woke me up at 6:30am & asked if I wanted to trim the dogs nails, I thought I was going to loose my every freaking mind.  6:30AM PEOPLE... asking me to work on the dog?? ... he sees nothing wrong with that at all. 6:30am is MID-MORNING to him.  Give me strength Lord.

Needless to say, when he left for work, I was bright eyes & couldnt go back to bed.  SIGHHHHH....

So I do what I like to do on my Saturday mornings... Bible Journal. & this time, I got to play around with these new babies ....watercolor gel crayons

I did a little IG Story on how I created this page too if you're ever interested in my bible journaling....

I loved how the color turned out.

& as usual, when the hubs is gone, I was able to get some cleaning done.  Got a few loads of laundry done... & then he called me & told me to head down the hill - we were going to look for a new treadmill.  YEHHAWWWW....

I had talked about joining a gym since my treadmill was on the fritz & Ricky reminded me how far away we live from the gym & its not really that convenient ... especially on days that I dont want to run outside anyways - cold days, snowy days, rainy days.  He's got a point. I do like being able to get on the treadmill any time of the day in my basement & not give two thoughts about it.

& I get that I just talked about not wanting to run anymore... but I still love a treadmill for walking & getting in my 10,000 daily steps.

So I rode down just to look at what my options were....

ended up going into the Family Christian bookstore where they are on their last week of being open. I'm so dang sad about this.  But came out with a few more goodies with everything being 70% off now.

Then Ricky got off work & met me & off we went looking for a new Milly.

We went to a few places & then I feel like I hit the jackpot!!!! I found one that was on clearance - half off & has everything I was wanting & plus some.  I am so excited about getting it.

Say Hello to my new friend

After deciding on that (it was like picking out a new car... geez...) I had to calm my nerves down - which means going to a craft store.  I came out with a few skeins of yarn & some lettering tools.

Ricky picked up some Chuys & I met him at home....& that's when the lazy really hit.

I debated doing something active... I mean, I just bought a new treadmill - active should be in my blood.  SHOULD is the optional word there.  Nope - instead, I ended up taking a shower & spending my whole night getting caught up & binging The Imposters. LOVING IT! I got through most of it... still have a few episodes to go...

Image result for The imposters tv

Our whole area was all excited about Thunder over Louisville - the biggest firework show in the US... me?  I just was happy to be under the covers, warm with my spoiled dog who just wanted to be held for hours on end.... that's the life.

He literally laid in my arms for 2 hours #spoiled

Sunday, poor Ricky woke up just not feeling good. He had a horrible head ache & he's having issues with his hernia again. He's in some serious pain... my poor guy... I'm afraid it could be his appendix too... he's just miserable, so he just stayed home while I went to church.

I left church to go to my women's bible study group. It was the last one in this study we are doing & not everyone could make it so we ended up having it at Q'doba so we could eat lunch together.

I was so giddy excited though when I walked in & saw a familiar face... one of the girls in our bible study group used to be in my youth class - Jordan.... (is this telling anything how old I am and/or how long I've been in youth ministry?)... but Jordan brought in another one of my old youth girls - they are like best friends & I ADORE both of these girls.  I especially LOVE seeing them together.  Their friendship is so special. They just make me so happy ... together? They make me EVEN HAPPIER.  I was expecting to see Jordan. I wasn't expecting to see Carly's face... so when I saw her across the restaurant, I ran across the place & grabbed her & hugged her so hard & didnt want to let go.  It made my day totally.  Such a fun surprise!!!

I was so glad she stayed with us during our study discussion too... I told her she's now a member & she's gotta come back.  It's in the rules ;) haha...I really am hoping I see more of her in our group.  We're such a diverse group of ladies - I know she would fit right in.

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing and stripes

It made me laugh so hard though when I was talking about the group of 7th grade girls I have now & Jordan & Carly where saying that they wanted to go meet these girls & tell them what it's like to be a "Rebecca OG"... haha... part of the original group of girls I've had.  I gotta tell you, it made my heart just smile knowing I have kept connection with so many of my girls through the years.  They are all so special to me... truly... 100%

I left our group & had intentions to go to Target but get this... I hurt my back getting ready for church earlier in the morning.

DID I JUST NOT TALK ABOUT JINXING MYSELF?  Yep... I just said last week I cant believe my knee / back / arm hasn't hurt during this training. Let me tell you - my knee popped Saturday night & feels off, my Bicep Tendon has been aching so much, I couldnt knit Saturday night  & yeahhhhh - I put on my jeans Sunday before church & turned & twisted my back. I was in such dire pain after our group, I had to just come home & lay down...

after picking up a Starbucks... of course...

But I KNEW I was going to jinx myself. Why did I even say anything?  I'm hoping its a quick muscle spasm thing.... geez....

So the weekend ended just as it began... on my couch... full of dogs laying all over me... I guess I can't complain.

How was your weekend?

Is it still warm where you are or you still riding a weather roller coaster?

Did you go to Thunder over Louisville - or even hear of it?

Do you watch The Imposters or Trial & Error?


  1. We love Trial and Error. I laughed til I cried with the trial episode where they were bleeping out the whole conversation repeatedly.

    Congrats on the new treadmill!

  2. Yay for the new treadmill! Mine is a hand-me-down and I'm not sure what I'll do when it dies on me. The available options are too overwhelming! I try to catch Trial and Error when it's on - we love it. :) You did NOT jinx yourself! You will be OK on Saturday for the race! You MUST think positively!!

  3. I'm so sorry about your aches + pains! Clearance for the treadmill?! you lucked out! Sometimes a lazy weekend is SO needed. I'm not sure the next time I'll get to have a lazy weekend but I'm looking forward to it...

  4. Congrats on the new treadmill. I would love to get one but have no room in my house, wish I did.

  5. Back injuries are terrible. Hope that heals up! Hope the husband is feeling better soon, too! It sounds like you had a good, social weekend, even if it's not what you expected.
    We've been on the road since Wednesday and we're headed home tonight. I am SOOO ready to be home!

  6. I've definitely heard of Thunder, but never been. But several HS friends went to UofL, as did my brother, so I know the drill.

    I grew up with the big WEBN Labor Day fireworks in Cincinnati, that are pretty damn big too. So anything else (probably besides Thunder) seems to just pale in comparison. Like, oh, what a cute little fireworks show. Haha.

    I think one day I'll probably have to get myself a treadmill. But right now I love the gym, and it's near my work, so it's NBD to go there in the mornings.

    I hope you can squeeze in your long run, PAIN FREE! The weather here has been sunny, but a little chilly. Yesterday though was PERFECT in the afternoon. Sunny, high 60's. No breeze, low humidity. I tossed on a sweatshirt, but other than that was comfortable!

  7. nice treadmill! we have one at home and the only person who uses it is my mom LOL. i prefer running outside whenever i do run.

  8. Yay for the new treadmill! Does it have ifit?
    Thunder over Loiville sounds amazing! I've never heard of it! We don't usually go to Local fireworks shows because if they are local than that means Baylee can hear them at the house, which means we have to be home to comfort her. Poor girl probably thins the world is coming to an end!
    It's been pretty warm here so I can't complain!

  9. I don't think our dogs would want their nails trimmed at 6:30 AM! I hope that Ricky feels better soon.

  10. I am freezing in my office right now. Let's turn it up, spring.

    Hurrah for great scores on the treadmill & books and a lovely lunch seeing two of your OGs!

  11. Great new treadmill! You should get one of the little steppers from Amazon like I got, it's perfect to jump on while you're watching your TV shows and getting your steps! I hope you have a wonderful start to your week sweet lady!

  12. It's been unseasonably warm here, so I'm really sorry about your freezing temps. I'll take a little bit (but not all) of your cooler weather! Yay for the new treadmill and boo for the back pain! Some weekends, I just laze about the house too. I think our bodies and minds need those every once in awhile. We're so on the go. Love the pic with Harvey Dent snuggling. Max will set with me like that and I love it!

  13. The weather this weekend was ridiculous!!!

  14. The weather here has been pretty springy still. Some days colder than others, but overall pretty nice. I'm enjoying the sun and all of the GREEN! :) Trial and Error sounds really good! Is it new? I haven't heard of it or The Imposters. I'm just over here re-watching Hart of Dixie, Gilmore Girls, New Girl, and iZombie. Also praying that izombie and the originals gets renewed again. I need to start something new. Congratulations on the new treadmill and finding a deal on it! :) Love how your bible pages turn out! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  15. Sometimes a lazy weekend is needed! Your new treadmill is such a beauty! :)

  16. I'm thinking I might have to check out that t.v. show...sounds like it could be right up my alley :)

    And I've always really loved your Bible journaling, btw! So beautiful! My dad's actually a calligrapher for Hallmark, so maybe it's just that I have an inborn tendency to love all things calligraphy, but I just love seeing those on IG!

  17. I haven't heard of Trial and Error or Imposters. Should I be watching those?! I saw your instastories on the watercolor markers and it looks so fun and pretty. Guess I will be finding those sometime soon. Hope you have a great week!

  18. Glad you made a new friend over the weekend, aka treadmill. I just know that y'all are gonna hit it off so well! And everyone needs a lazy weekend every once in a while!

  19. We're on a weather rollercoaster too! It was 85 on Friday, and 55 and super windy on Saturday! YAY for a new treadmill! I'm glad you found a good deal on one. :)

  20. It is hot and dry here in Lakeland, FL. You can read about my weekend in today's blog but we were not too busy. Still nursing the stupid colds and coughing our heads off. Sigh.

  21. Happy Monday! Spring needs to get it together because we've been all the place here too. I love that you got all those doggy snuggles in. I love how your bible journal page came out too! You have such nice hand writing. I hope Ricky is feeling better soon, that's no fun. Haha, the Rebecca OGs has a nice ring to it.
    Beautifully Candid

  22. I thought imposters was such a great show - can't wait for it to come back! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  23. Your new treadmill sounds like quite the find for you!
    I hope you and Ricky are both feeling better (and pain-free). After this bout with the kidney stone, I know how being in pain can just wreck havoc on livin' life to the fullest!

  24. I loved Imposters and Trial and Error, esp the latter! Cracked me up every time I've watched it!

  25. That photo of you and the dog is so sweet! And that's wonderful that you have this amazing connection with so many of the girls you've had in your group through the years. The new treadmill sounds like the perfect find! I hope your back feels better soon.

  26. So sorry you are having pain with your back. Hope it's better real soon. Love the picture with you and Harvey. He's just so content. Bet you were too. Hope you enjoy your new treadmill. I just sold mine. It's been sitting in the garage not being used and I need the space. I'd rather walk outside.

  27. Woohoo another milly is great! :) I love watching stuff while doing an exercise machine. Also, I really loved you sharing your bible journaling on Insta stories. That turned out so so beautifully.

  28. Our weather has been crazy too... up and down, driving me nuts. I have the air on then the heat, all in one day sometimes. Yikes!

    I love that you got to see some of your OG girls - how sweet is that?

    Totally awesome that you got a new treadmill. We've been wanting one for awhile. We have gym memberships but hardly ever get there anymore. A treadmill at home would be SO convenient.

  29. You got a new treadmill!!! That is awesome. I would love to have one at home. Would make running so much easier for me. Love the shot of your OG girls and you. Sounds like a great weekend.

  30. I'm blaming the 'lazy' on the weather. Seattle has been so dark and rainy this Spring, it's awful! Even if we get a little sunshine, it's still cold outside. Too cold to even want to go out there. I've been extra lazy this year, can't wait for Summer.


I am thankful for each comment & like to respond to every one of them....
If you noticed I do not respond to your comments, it is because you are a "no reply" blogger and I am unable too!
How to enable your e-mail: BLOGGER ACCOUNTS: To do this, click on your Dashboard, click on EDIT PROFILE and place a check mark next to SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS, and finally scroll to the bottom and click SAVE PROFILE.**

Social Media World

Come Follow Me