I (apparently) have a fascinating life.
I work full-time, go to school full-time, have a small child, and blog for my own sadistic reasons. I have a husband, a dog, a home, a finished novel, and a new haircut.
When the kiddo and I run errands, we’re unstoppable. Every time we walk out of a store or complete a task I say, “We’re killing it! KILLING it, Marky!”
I like to imagine that’s true 😉 In reality, though, this is my motto most days…..
Life is a big juggling act where we keep throwing the same balls up in the air over and over, right? It’s exhausting. And I think we all need to give ourselves a big high-five if we’re taking care of ourselves too in addition to all the other things we’re juggling.
I’ve been eating okay, though not nearly enough, and not “meals” like I need to be. I am dropping my “health” ball a bit because I’m not getting as many veggies, not enough water, etc. I need to step up my game!!!
It’s been exciting over here this week. As I mentioned, the new haircut happened…
….and also I drove down to DC to visit with my brother while he was recuperating from a serious stomach surgery. It’s ridiculous, because the kid looks like the healthiest person you ever saw. When you say “stomach issues” people aren’t expecting a young athletic man who looks like a GQ model. And yet, here we are…
He’s doing well though. His recovery will be tough, but he’ll finally be able to get off his meds!
Also, I made some new stuff I want to talk about…
- Garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes … Instead of dairy, I used coconut milk. So I boiled potatoes, then added salt, pepper, garlic powder, and coco milk. It’s not fat-free or low cal by any means, but I’m not doing that anyway. Plus, who wants low-cal mashed potatoes?! It’s a lie you’re telling yourself. Don’t do it. I ate them with asparagus and the al fresco jalapeno chicken sausage. It is SOOO GOOD! Try it!
- I tried this Green Onion Dressing from meatified… seriously, though, soaking the cashews grossed me out so much that I could barely eat it. I tried, but I won’t do that again…. it was weird. I don’t think I’m ready to go “all in” with that.
Trying to think what else happened in my fascinating and amazing life….
OH YEAH! We saw Batman vs Superman!
Wonder Woman was my favorite part of it, except for the part where Henry Cavill peeled off his clothes and jumped into a full bathtub with a naked Amy Adams. It made my romantic heart flutter, and I’m not going to lie when I say I cried TEARS at the end… TEARS, PEOPLE!… when Martha handed Lois that package Clark had mailed to her house.
That’s about all I can think of as far as how cool I am (LMAO). What are you all up to?!
I’m excited to have my “cheat” day, and I’ve managed to justify this by leveraging exercise. If I exercise … and like, really exercise, not just yoga or walking but something sweaty… then I can do this. I can already tell you some of the things I’ve been dying for ….
- S’mores (obviously)
- Chocolate peanut butter pie, or other chocolate-type cake from Sweetsboro Bakery
- Breakfast food… I am a huge fan of creamed chipped beef, and since I want bread….probably in the form of toast… I’m achieving two cheat treats with that one
- Tea with real sugar
LIVING IT UP over here!
If you have any suggestions or advice, I’m all ears!! Who is beyond excited for Friday?!