FRIDAY FAVORITES #3

Happy Friday! 🙂 Wow. This week seems to have flown by! Maybe that’s because I made a really big decision and had a great weight lifted off my shoulders? Or maybe it’s because Christmas is in 9 days and I’m not done with my shopping yet? Uuhh…let’s not discuss that…moving on….nothing to see here….. Anyhoo…it’s Friday! And it’s time for me to share some favorite things from this week! Today, I want to share my 5 favorite things about my…

TOL #7: BIG GIRL PANTS & SCARY DECISIONS

Welp, you guys, I’ve finally decided that I need to put on my big girl pants and take charge of my own fate. I know I’ve alluded to some things going on in my life right now and I’ve been waiting to see how things play out. No more waiting. I’m driving fate’s car now. source And I’m terrified. I’ve always played it pretty safe. I mean, I’ve wanted to make a change for some time and I’ve done some things to…

15 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

So, truth be told, there’s probably WAY more than 15 things you don’t know about me. I mean, right? You don’t even really know me at all. But, it actually is a little daunting to think of 15 things that I want to share. Suddenly, 15 seems like a HUGE number. Why would I even share 15 things, you ask? Well, I WANT you to get to know me! And, since I accidentally blew up the blog I had worked so hard on (in case you didn’t know, I was previously A…

PEPPERMINT KISS BROWNIES

Hey friends! Guess what today is?! Well, yes, you’re right. It’s definitely Thursday, December 8.  (17 days until Christmas, in case you weren’t keeping track.) But, it’s also something else. It’s one of the greatest days in the history of days!! It’s National Brownie Day!! I love brownies. Sometimes I love them so much, I bake a pan and eat all of them. ALL. By myself. Prolly shouldn’t do that too often, should I? #yolo And, in the spirit of the holiday season, all things seem…

WINE WEDNESDAY – WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THOSE DIFFERENT BOTTLE SHAPES?

Hello, my friends! Instead of reviewing a wine, I want to do something a little different.  A little more educational, perhaps, as an homage to all those with kids who are patiently waiting for Christmas break to arrive and those parents who might be dreading it. 😉 source Yeah, that’s it. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I didn’t snap a single photo of any of the many glasses of  wine that I consumed on Saturday. Not a thing. Moving on. Nothing to see here. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve noticed that wine bottles…

TOL #6: INSERT CREATIVE TITLE HERE

Hey ya’ll! It’s been quite an interesting past couple of days. I had some major stress on Tuesday regarding my upcoming surgery … like Tricare didn’t approve it and I had to jump through hoops to figure out why – but I think I got it all taken care of. Hopefully, surgery will still proceed as planned next week. The sooner it’s done, the sooner I can heal and get back to normal! Also, it’s been 70-some odd degrees. Um, what? Does Mother Nature not realize it’s…

SIMPLE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I think I’m sick. Or broken. (well, actually, I KNOW I’m broken. Stupid meniscus. T-minus 10 days until surgery. Ugh.) Anyhoo, sick….. There’s definitely something wrong with me. I made Brussels sprouts. For myself. To eat. Wait, what??! I don’t even know who I am anymore! I know, I know. You don’t know enough about me to know why that should make your jaw hit the floor. (Unless, of course, you know me personally or have been reading since I was A Hungry Runner (ps. don…

TOL #5: PATIENCE. IS. HARD. I SHOULD PROBABLY PRACTICE MORE.

Okay, I’m going to be honest. I lack patience. I try so hard to have it. I really do. Sometimes, I succeed. But, other times, I turn into a raging bitch (sorry. #truth) because I feel like I’ve expressed myself appropriately and people JUST. AREN’T. LISTENING. and I don’t understand why not. And, with even more honesty on the way, I really really REALLY HATE when someone tells me they’re going to do something and they don’t do it. At least within the appropriate timeline I’ve…

WINE WEDNESDAY – 2010 JV FLEURY CROZES HERMITAGE

Hello, hello!   Back when I blogged as A Hungry Runner, I did a thing called Wine Wednesdays. I enjoyed them – because, duh, wine – and I thought I would bring them back! I think I’ll do one a month and go from there. Don’t want ya’ll thinking I’m a lush or anything. *hiccup* **This was originally posted by me as A Hungry Runner on December 10, 2014**  You may not be able to find the 2010. BUT, you might. 🙂 We have this super cute little wine market by our house…

CAMPFIRE CHILI AND CORNBREAD

Gosh, I love camping. It’s so relaxing and peaceful. Unless, of course, you’re in a busy campground overrun by children with loads of fun things for them to do. Then, that’s a little NOT relaxing. Not saying that there’s anything wrong with that – been there, done that with the Things, THAT’S for sure – but we’re past that stage until grandthings are ready to go camping. Almost there but right now, we’re totally into peace and quiet and serenity and nature. And all that fresh air and nature makes us hungry. What exactly is…