Bridal shower! 2 weeks until the wedding and sickness!!!

Taco salads have made an appearance over here again. So easy for lunch and last minute/running late mornings. It is just lettuce, salsa chicken (throw chicken and salsa in a crockpot and let it cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 until you can shred it and voila), cheese and hot mild sauce.

Mom was in town this weekend!!! We all went out to breakfast!

Word of Mouth Cafe in Salem is AMAZING!!!!!

I got biscuits and gravy with bacon and eggs.

He got creme brulee french toast with corned beef hash, eggs and bacon

mom got the creme brulee french toast with bacon and eggs

someone got me sick!!!! Fighting off a narly cold over here!

My Bridal shower!!!

The guys showed up at the end and football got turned on hahahhhhaah!!

Dress and Necklace from Stitchfix!

My bridal shower was perfect! My wonderful soon to be in-laws put it on for me, it was fun but low key which is perfect for me. There was delicious food and drink and I got some amazing gifts!!! Moments like this are so surreal!!!! I’m really getting married in just 2ish short weeks!!! So crazy!!!!! Makes me have heart palpitations hahahahahahahaha!!!

more soup eating while i have been sick

This shirt also came in my fix, i LOVE it!! it is a beautiful plum color. How sexy is that neck!!!!???

Here is a closeup of the detail on the leggings. so cute and so comfy!!!

and here is a close up of the necklace.

I also got a jacket but it was a little big so sent it back to exchange it for a smaller size, i will show you when i get it back.

Use this link to try stitchfix and get $25 towards your first fix!

Another great fix from stichfix!!!! now to lose another 14lbs so i can treat myself to another box!!! I am currently at 164. when i hit 150 I’ll order another box!!! talk about motivation!!!!

Now my alarm is going off and i have to get ready for my first practicum!!!! Stay tuned for details about that on Friday!!

 

July 27, 2018

I slept in way too late today. I rolled out of bed at 11am. Apparently I really needed 11 hours of sleep. After finally getting up we drove to a little trail to get a 4 mile run in. I apparently misread the info about this because the little trail we did was only 1.5 miles hahaha!!! So then we moved to the streets to get in the last 2.5 miles. The downside of sleeping for 11 hours means it was HOT on our run. But we got it done.

Then it was HW time for me.

Getting down to it. Music helps me block out the outside world.

My study partner. She is beat after our hot run.

A frappachino and lemon loaf. Way more calories and sugar than I would normally go for but I needed the treat hahahahaha!!!

5 HOURS LATER, I am finally done and the assignment is submitted.

Now the wonderful BF is making me a breakfast burrito for dinner (I requested that) so i am going to go stuff my face and crawl into bed.

May Goals

May

The goals for the year broken down for this month:

1) Start running again

2) eat healthy

3) Stop buying things until you organize what you have

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 minutes a day, full moon and new moon and celebrate May Day!! Which is today.

Plant a minimum of 3 plants a week.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. Outing every weekend, cook dinner together, and garden together

Read 1 non-school book a month

Week 4 of A&P

I enjoyed last weeks lab a lot, we got to look at some bones (granted they were fake but still) and start to see what the terms that describe bones really look like along with some fascinating slides. The first lab I went to was all slides and I wasn’t focused and just did not really enjoy it but this lab was the opposite, I loved every slide we looked at. I got to look as some fake bones and some real animal ones.

They had a long bone cut down the middle so we could see the marrow, the epiphyseal line, sharpey’s fibers and so on. It was really interesting. I am slowly getting more and more interested and engaged in this class which is great. Considering the circumstances if I was taking a boring class it would be much more difficult to make myself go and do the work.

But overall I am loving it! Studying is definitely a necessity, somethings stick in my head quickly and easily and others take some time for me to really grasp them but overall I love it!

Week 3 of A&P

Had my first midterm this week, WTF???!!! It covered 4 chapters and I spent 3 days studying for it. Normally I would study more than I did or maybe better is the right word but this is what I managed while grieving so we will see how it turns out.

I have found this great Youtube series called Crash Course that I am in love with. It is great for a quick study review, makes sure I know the big concepts and it gives great examples (in my opinion) I will definitely be using this as long as I can. Wanna learn with me? Check out the intro, epithelial tissue, integumentary system and connective tissue.

I was a little stressed about the exam but also am starting to really get interested in the subject so that is helping. I will keep you posted!

Check out crash course!!!!! They have LOTS of different subjects.

 

PS. I got an 85.5% on my exam!!!!! I would have preferred an A but I will take that since I missed the first week. And now to immerse myself in bones……….not the TV show but the information about our actual skeletal system.

4 weeks until school starts.

bookThat book costs how much???

And the time has come to start pricing books and looking for less expensive options. Hopefully amazon has it listed for much less expensive than it says here.

Ok I just looked and the same book is used for all 3 anatomy classes I have to take (at least at this school) remember how I am enrolled in both community colleges since I am not sure where I am going to end up. Lets see what the other school says, The other school is about $50 cheaper in their bookstore and of course it is a different book.

Let’s hope in the next 2-3 weeks it becomes a little more clear where I will be taking the class. It is highway robbery about much textbooks (and everything to do with school for that matter) costs.

That is where I am at for now. Time is ticking down quickly!!

 

Day 7 of 28 day cleanse

Today is a prime example of what happens when you don’t prep. I was tired from hiking and didn’t prep anything Friday night and woke up late Saturday morning so I had no time to make anything, I also slept horribly and needed coffee. Insert Starbucks here.

Breakfast was the reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich. I did have leftover pasta and garlic bread for lunch thankfully.

This was snack:

How is it possible that something that should be pretty healthy for you is so many weight watchers points????? All the individual components are good for you.

When I got home this had arrived from Amazon! Can’t wait to start coloring and learning!

This happened, my roommates made butterfinger cream cheesecake kind of think. Holy crap was it rich, that is the actual size piece I took, minus one bite and that was more than enough. Sugar coma totally.

To combat the sugar coma I had a quesadilla I microwaved and a salad then read and went to bed.

And with that I am ready to get back to my 3 days of juicing!!!!!

Overall the last 4 days I feel pretty good about what I ate. The dessert wasn’t great and I had some cookies before the hike on Friday and Red Robin isn’t the healthiest choice but overall I think I did pretty good.

Ready to start week 2?!

Insomnia sucks

No I don’t suffer from insomnia on a regular basis, thank goodness!!!

It only happens like once ever few months, adulting catches up and my brain won’t shut off. I have mad respect for people who function on little sleep. I LOVE my sleep and usually get 7-9 hours. 

Yowza it is pouring outside right now. 

Here is a little recap of the last few days

I went on a mini and i emphasize the word mini cleaning spree.

Made some yummy food. 

Semi- homemade pizza. Here is my little tip: put your toppings on first then out your cheese on so you out less on

I love pineapple juice

These are yummy. 

And I got in a short run after my strength training on Tuesday night

Mix in a lot of studying and that is the majority of my week. 

What is your favorite meal?

I have too many to list

TGIF

Good morning!!! Happy Friday!!!

As i write this I am sitting here drinking my coffee out of the mug my man made me and eating a bagel

And of course catching up on last night’s Grey’s Anatomy 

 image from IMDB

This morning i did a little AM yoga 

This was basic beginner yoga and it hurt. I know it’s morning so I’m stiff from sleeping but it has also been a while since I’ve done yoga, time to get back to it!!!!

Last night was my 3rd day in a row of running.

Thankfully my partner got to the gym early and I had to stop so we could pump some iron. I was definitely fatigued last night. 

After a long workout I got my splurge meal

Why does crappy crappy fast food have to taste so good?

Before the gym I had class yesterday, it went well, then I had an interview for an on call part time position. They are going to schedule a 2nd interview so fingers crossed. 

Snacks from yesterday 

My crazy dog

Wednesday I got a run in

Awesome post workout snack

I love food in case you haven’t noticed, not always the best food for me but I try. 

How has your week been?

What is your favorite food?

Weekend Wrap-up 

Howdy! 

Friday the boyfriend and I thought we would go for a little hike. We picked a spot, got some snacks, and packed up the dog. I was excited for a fun hike, our first one together!! We get there and start walking up the trail and……….it’s almost all ice

This might not have a been problem if my shoes had better traction, if i wasn’t clumsy, and if the below dog didn’t like to run into me at full speed ans knock me over

I turned us around pretty quickly, so our hike eneded up being a grand total of .75 miles. 

We picked up a pizza Friday night. 

Another yummy pizza. Peperoni, sausage, onions and peppers. 

Saturday we mostly relaxed, I got a delicious root beer float from A&W!!! Yumm, i hadn’t had one since September 

Sunday was a study and read day for me

Got my HW done

Watched some old episodes of amazing race

Then decided I felt like reading

I had some company…….though my company kept passing some nasty gas

And i enjoyed a bottle of hard cider to go with it!

And now I’m tired and want sleep.