Thinking Out Loud

I’m planning to actually get some work done today-YAY!  In my real life job that is.  I wish blogging and coming up with new recipes was my job but for now…this is also the reason my recipe posts have been few and far between but I’m working on it!

Yesterday and the day before were nothing but meeting after meeting after training–like how do people sit in meetings all day?  ACK!  I felt like I had ants in my pants!!!  Note to self: when sitting in a meeting and a co-worker brings you a diet Coke–save it for later.  Ya’ll I rarely burp but give me diet soda :O TMI?  HA HA Good times!  Don’t worry I was respectful!

I have an event to attend tonight that I’m kinda excited about.  I’d be more excited if the dress I bought fit 😦  It is a Gatsby Gala so I bought a simple, cute flapper dress.  Can’t get it over my head LOL.  Apparently, I’m not a size small.  Who knew?  The real downer is the place I bought it from has the most horrible customer service!  I e-mailed about instructions for returning (it didn’t come with any).  They e-mailed back asking for pictures?  Wait, what?  I replied, nicely and explained.  They sent a second e-mail asking if I would keep the item and accept a “partial refund”?  PARTIAL refund my a**–it won’t go over my head!  THEN  my purchase and customer service but when I click on the link it says “Please purchase the lovely item first”!  Oh boy.  I will get this resolved.  Needless to say, I would NOT recommend shopping at Dress Link!

OK back to happy thoughts.  How about some chocolate?


These were good–sweet but good!  NOT as good as the cookie crunch.  You should get some–Ghiradelli has some great deals right now on their website:
Shop Gift Baskets + Save 10% on orders $100+ with code JANUARY10 at!

Valentine’s Day is coming!

But so are Girl Scout cookies!!!  WOOHOO!

So tell me your thoughts…you know the things you think but don’t always say?  And don’t forget to see what’s happening in everyone’s thoughts over at Running With Spoons–huge thanks to Amanda for hosting!


Week in Review

Good morning and happy Monday.  I’m especially happy today.  I am a government employee and unless you are living under a rock, you know our government is a mess right now.  I drove into work not knowing if I would stay or go…but I’m still here!  Amazingly grateful I am exempt from the current shutdown/furlough.  Of course this could change at any time but for today, I am grateful!

So…my week in review is more like uhhhhh a month in review?  Nah.  You’d be asleep by the end.  I’ve been busy.  Traveling and stuffing my face but I already admitted that in last week’s Thinking Out Loud because confession is good for you 😀

Since I can hardly remember what I ate for breakfast…last week was a holiday on Monday, followed by cold, ice and a lot of no school and short work days.  Aside from the cold…and teenage boys at my house all day eating all the food, I can’t complain.  Snow days = new snacks because…boredom?  HA!  Not really.  More like procrastination because I can’t think of a single productive thing I did besides the usual cleaning, laundry and cooking because those are a must.  Or at least someone told me that.  I did receive some new peanut butter though *happy dance*!

naked pb

maple pb

I love all peanut butter and I love maple but I have to say the naked was actually better than the maple.  However, if you put it on this…


I actually didn’t because this needed no help–it was AMAZING all on its own!  And I’m not even a pretzel fan.  I give this a 10/10!

Despite the snacks, I am back to being WAY more consistent on my macros than I have been.  Hopefully this pays off.  Quickly.  Like tomorrow.  Too much to ask?  Three weeks til vacation!!!!!!  Not bikini weather where I’m going so no strict dieting until after that’s over.  I’d like to compete this summer so I’m going to continue to enjoy for now.

Can you guess where I’m going??


How was your week?  Are you kicking ass in 2018?  Make some new friends and find out about a week in the life of others over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets!


Thinking Out Loud


Oh hey hi!!!!!!  You know what I’m thinking?  I’m thinking it’s been soooooooooooo long since I opened up this blog to write that I forgot my password!  Bad blogger.  BUT it was the holidays and I traveled and… well ok we ARE half way through January and……..I have no excuse.  So there’s that.  I’ve actually had some extra time on my hands due to the wonderful winter experience Mother Nature has blessed us with<

How was your holiday?  Mine was amazing.  Cold, but I basically ate, drank and sat on my a** for 10 days…well, unless you count standing around the cheese platter any form of exercise.  WOOPS.  I’m paying for it, trust me.  The scale refuses to go back to where she belongs.  Ah well it comes and goes–just like everything else in life, #amiright?  It’s called living!

I took a trip to Charlotte last weekend to have my eyebrows touched up–finally.  I decided last year to give microblading a try and now that I’m invested, I felt I should keep up with it.  I never went back for my last treatment last year which means I don’t have hassle free eyebrows LOL.  Not that anyone cares about my eyebrows…but if you are interested and of course in NC, you should check out Rejuvenate Spa in Charlotte. Sherry does amazing work and I must note I am a BIG baby.  I don’t like needles and I survived HA!  Self care is going to be part of 2018!

So I’m looking forward to a weekend of nothing and much warmer temperatures.  I have so many home projects/decluttering I want to do and always seem to find something else to do instead 😀  Procrastination at its finest.  I’m reading “The Biggest Mistakes That Keep You From Living A Miraculous Life” which has a lot to do with “letting go” and I feel my whole life needs some of that this year–you feel me?

I’m pretty sure I’m hooked on this StitchFix thing.  It’s kinda hard not to be?  I never go shopping and the only things I order online is workout stuff and Lord knows I don’t need anymore of that!  I’m not 100% into everything they send but I have gotten some cute stuff.  Some is a little pricey but you can change that in your preferences.  Quality is definitely on point.

I’ve got some great recipes to share and I promise to do those up this weekend.

Have any thoughts you’d like to share?  Comment below and find others over at Running With Spoons and oh yeah Happy Friday Eve people!