SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WTH HAPPENED TO FALL? (TOL #27)

Holy cow, what a week so far! And, I don’t even have a job outside of the house that’s stressing me out!! I’m totally blaming Mama Nature for all the stress and ridiculousness right now because it’s snowing in some places and here, all we’ve had is a rude re-introduction of “good gracious, it’s muggy as you know what!” and “oh, here, have some rain to make you even more miserable.”  Um, hello, isn’t time for Fall already???? I guess you…

UPGRADE YOUR GAME/MOVIE NIGHT WITH POPCORN AND COCKTAILS!

So, many many moons ago, before I became the wine snob that I am today, my mother gave me this handy dandy cheat sheet on what wines paired best with certain foods. I think it was actually 3 sheets of paper and I used to keep them taped inside a cabinet. I treated those papers with tender loving care and made sure they actually moved with me every time we moved because I didn’t want them to get destroyed by military movers. Plus, who doesn’t drink wine while they’re traveling? I don’t…

WHY YOU SHOULD UNPLUG EVERY NOW AND THEN (TOL #26)

So, I’m nearly two weeks back from a fantastic 10 days in California with my sailor.  Sometimes I wish I was still out there, even though I know it wouldn’t always be a vacation. And there’s work and school and life and bills to pay. UGH. Adulting. *sigh* But, anyway, it was a great trip and I’m happy to have had that time with him while we are living apart (woo, military life!) for a while. We did have a few things we planned on doing (Navy function, hiking, wine tasting) but…

PUMPKIN SPICE TRAIL MIX NUT BUTTER

Okay, fine. I know what you’re thinking. I do. You’re wondering how in the world I turned trail mix into nut butter. I mean, trail mix has dried fruit and sometimes chocolate candies, right?! Well, I’m not talking about that kind of trail mix. Nope. I’m talking about this kind of trail mix. I found this blend in the bulk items section at my Kroger and I knew I needed it. Because, I mean, who doesn’t love almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, filberts, and pecans? Exactly. We ALL love them. (Except…

MY FIRST (SEPTEMBER) RUNFESSIONS

Alright you guys, I’m doing something new. I’m linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice to share a few “runfessions” with you. What the heck is a runfession? Well, it’s basically a running related confession. But, hey, just like if you’re confessing in church, there’s no judging allowed! I runfess that lately I get really really happy when I have the chance to stop mid-run and wait for a light to change or for traffic to go by so I can cross the street. source I…

VACATION RAMBLES (TOL #25)

Hey, guess what?! It’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday! And you’re in luck because I’m totally about to ramble on about my vacation! I got home on Monday from a fantastic 10 days in Monterey, California with my husband. In case you didn’t know, he’s stationed out there while I’ve stayed home in Virginia. Um, hello, GRANDBABIES! <3 Why would I leave? Anyway, he’s been there for nearly a year and we’ve done pretty well with seeing each other every few months. He&#8217…

CURRENTLY – SEPTEMBER 2017 (TOL #24)

Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday, my friends! I thought I would do things a little different today and give you a snapshot of some current and random things going on in my life right now. Because I know you’re interested in my randomness. ;D Current events: Ha! I totally laughed when I typed that. It’s like I have to do a report or something. Anyway, I’m currently packing for my trip to visit my Sailor in California! I leave on Friday and we’ll have 10 days together. I think that’s…

WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR A RUN IN THE RAIN

Alright, how many of you peek out your window before you start getting ready to go for a run and immediately stomp on the brakes if there’s a raindrop or two or 258 falling from the sky?  Now, if you happen to have a treadmill in your home and were planning on using it for said run or you plan on driving to the gym to run on the treadmill there anyway, this isn’t really going to apply to you. And I would wonder why, if you were going to run on a treadmill at home…

ANXIETY (TOL #23)

Okay, so, I totally wasn’t going to share this. I haven’t blogged since last week and that frustrates me because I have like 5 ideas written down for blog posts that I’m really excited about. But I can’t seem to sit down and write them. I’m actually surprised I’m about to share what I wrote the other day. To be truthful, I wrote it – by hand – in a notebook that I keep on my desk. I bought the notebook to keep by my bed so I…

TMI, MAYBE? (TOL #22)

Okay, so my last few Thinking Out Loud posts have been pretty “thinky” and not so much random and what you would expect from someone thinking out loud. Not this time, baby! Buckle up and get ready to hear some of the more recent thinks I’ve had. I apologize in advance if some of this is TMI. #sorrynotsorry #randomthoughts 1. Some random tropical storm-ish thing hit us on Tuesday.  It actually started Monday night.  Tuesday was pretty damn gross. Even so, the day started off fine and I got a nice garage workout done.  Came…