Happy Friday! I got this post idea from Kim at Racing Bananas and thought it would be fun one for a Friday.
Grasping at Eternity (Kindrily #1) by Karen Amanda Hooper… I love YA books. I always have, but since my sister-in-law Jenna started her amazing blog, I have been an even bigger fan. I’ve had this one on my Kindle app for awhile, and I’ve finally started reading it. And fun fact, since my sister-in-law is friends with the author who is local, I’ve actually had the pleasure of having lunch with them! Another perk of having a sister-in-law who blogs about books.
I love the new Katy Perry song Roar. It’s fabulous and a real mood booster. It’s such a catchy song and I have been lured in by her lyrics before, especially with Wide Awake. Roar is fabulous. It’s also currently the ringtone on my phone, proof of how much I love the song.
Current guilty pleasure:
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Every year, I live for the day they come out. And when they do, I have too many too soon and then decide I need to cut back. I’m not there yet, I probably will be in another week or so. I get mine with soy milk, no whipped cream. It’s still high in points but Oh. So. Good.
Water is my go-to drink, and what I drink the most of every day. I usually drink it plain, if I add anything it’s just lemon. Now if we’re talking favorite drink when hubby and I are out enjoying wings? The answer would be beer. Ice cold beer.
The last few weeks we’ve had breakfast for dinner quite a few times. Eggs, ham, maybe hash browns, and maybe toast. I love eggs and could eat them all the time so it’s never a stretch to have them often. It’s also easy to make and during the week, I am all about making meals that don’t take much effort.
I love The Little Couple and Who Do You Think You Are? We also watch Bar Rescue and I’ll admit it, The Real Housewives of New Jersey OR Orange County. But not Miami, I don’t like that one. Those housewives are a train wreck and I just can’t look away. Also recently, I have gotten sucked into Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t seem to watch shows when they’re all the rage so clearly I am way behind on this one and I’m sure I’m not catching them in order. I really want to watch Orange Is The New Black, it’s already in my Netflix My List.
Current wish list:
A new pair of Brooks Glycerin 10 running shoes and a handful of race entries. I hope I can swing the races I have planned for the fall and it would be fabulous to have new shoes to run them in.
Running. I’ve been running a pretty consistent pace for awhile now and it makes me feel like I am doing something right. I am enjoying the structure of my half marathon training. It’s not necessarily my goal to run faster, but to be able to run longer and better.
Three blogs that I love are:
- Racing Bananas – I just recently found this blog and it turns out Kim and I have a lot in common!
- Words To Run By – Sara is wonderful and is very open in her blog.
- Orangespoken – I know Steph personally and she is so awesome. Her blog will make you laugh out loud at times.
I *need* for the weather to cool off. I *need* for it to not be so humid. I long for the nice fall days I know we will have at some point. I just wish we didn’t have to wait for so long.
I love, love, love my iPad Mini. It’s very high on the list of the coolest things I‘ve ever bought for myself. I can read on it, catch up on blogs, play time-wasting games, watch Netflix, and more.
I’m totally stealing this from Kim at Racing Bananas but my running or yoga clothes. They’re so comfy and I would wear them every day if I could.
I am pretty excited to attend FLBlogCon again this year, this time with hubby. I enjoyed it so much last year and met new people. This year has been so different for my blogging, it’s grown so much, and I am excited to meet even more new people and learn even more for this little piece of internet that I love and put so much into.
I am tired and worn out. It’s been a stressful week with our dog Blue having surgery and he has 10-14 days healing time before his stitches come out, so it will be stressful until then.
What are you currently enjoying? I hope you’ll share!
I love a holiday that falls on a work day because that means a day off! Hubby and I went for a run bright and early this morning. Since we have the day off, we are also going to a hot yoga class. I haven’t been in forever and I am very much looking forward to it. I may hate the heat outside, but I love the heat in that studio. It does wonders for my muscles and lets me really stretch.
This afternoon we are going to my brother and sister-in-laws house for a cookout. Our evening will end at Crystal Beach where hopefully they will have fireworks if the rain stays away.
Whatever your plans may be, I hope you have a happy – and safe – 4th of July! And if you are a pet owner, keep them safe today!
How will you celebrate the holiday?
Yesterday evening after a yummy dinner of steak and shrimp, hubby and I decided to go for a walk at the park. Even though I’ve been running every day, I have not been going to the park. We are so lucky to have a beautiful county park just up the street from us. It was the perfect evening to go and I took the time to take pictures of some of my favorite parts of park. We saw turtles, bunnies, birds, and more.
After our walk at the park, we stopped by the house for Blue and Ozzie and took them on a walk around the neighborhood. They love their walks!
It was a very active day! After running 3.11 miles in the morning, we walked 4.40 miles between the park and walking the dogs. A perfect end to a Sunday on a holiday weekend.
This morning, I ran through a very quiet neighborhood, so many people are off today. I am very much looking forward to another day at home and I’m hoping it doesn’t go by too quickly….
Wishing you a very Happy Memorial Day! Take the time to remember and honor all those that have served our country, allowing us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today.
My baby boy Blue turns 3 today! Where did the time go? The day we brought him home, he was a little ball of fur, all puppy, with that pink puppy belly, sweet puppy breath and tiny little kisses, and already a snuggler. To this day, he is still a snuggler, just a much bigger one. He has such a big personality and is quite the ham. He loves everyone and going for rides makes him so happy. Taking him the park is always a treat he looks forward to. He loves to pose for pictures and will give you kisses, or “love”, all day long. I adore my little boy. There are days he drives me insane with his craziness but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Happy Birthday, Blue!! We love you!!
I was going to get him a puppy cake for his birthday but since he is sick and on a restricted diet, the puppy cake will have to wait! But there will be extra snuggles all around today and since he can’t be alone, he will get to spend the whole day with me.
Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday?
What I am thankful for today…
My hubby…. I am such a lucky girl to have him in my world. He loves and adores me and stands beside me as we make our way through this world, no matter how hard or easy it may seem at any given time. I don’t know how I got so lucky to find him but I would be absolutely lost without him.
A roof over our head…. This month marks 9 years in our home and there are times it still feels like we just moved in. It’s not the perfect house and we have a list a mile long of things we want to do, and realistically may never get to do, but it’s our home. When we’re home at night, curled up on our comfy couch watching TV, with Blue and Ozzie snuggling with us, there’s no place I’d rather be.
Family… I have an amazing support system in all that I do and I am fortunate to have family behind me. You know who you are and I love you all.
My health…. Sure, I have a love/hate relationship with my body and I have aches and pains that sometimes seem too much to bear, but I am so very lucky to be healthy. (***knock on wood***)
My friends…. Old friends, new friends, and in between – you all bring something special to my life.
My mommy…. I’m 40 years old and yes, I still call her Mommy. Somehow she endures working with me and seeing me 5 out of 7 days a week, sometimes even more. She is one of my biggest supporters. She is more than my mom, she is my friend.
My mom’s health…. After quite the scare earlier this year, my mom is thankfully cancer-free after surgery.
38 years worth of memories of my dad…. I am so blessed that nothing was left unsaid and he knew how much I loved (love) him. All the memories over the years have more meaning now since his passing and there are days when I remember something that I had put away in the way-back of my memory bank. It’s amazing how memories can come rushing back. I am so thankful to have those memories that are all mine.
My two crazy dogs…. Yes, there are days that Blue and Ozzie test every bit of patience I have and I swear they will be the death of me, but I love them and can’t imagine not having them here to drive me nuts. I love snuggling with them and taking them for rides and showing them off to everyone who thinks they are the coolest dogs ever. They are our babies.
Sunsets, beaches, and the beautiful area we live in…. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day stuff but all it takes is a walk or run at the park or beach, or a drive along the gulf, or an evening out for a sunset and I am quickly reminded how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful state.
What are you thankful for today?