Friday, February 21, 2014

Five Things Friday.

1. Today I had a 25 minute conversation with a car salesman............about the superbowl and the best teams in the NFL. Football talk makes me happy, and he stopped pressuring me to buy the car. Touchdown. 

2. If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you see a revolting number of selfies quite a few photos of my protein pancakes. What goes un-pictured are the 4 baby pancakes I make at the very beginning. I'd like to pretend that this is to prime the pan, but's because I cannot wait until ALL the pancakes are cooked, topped and photographed to start eating them. Girl has zero patience when food is in the picture. So my baby pancakes hold me over. And now you know, the REST of the story.

3. I had originally planned to run a 1/2 marathon in Arizona last weekend. There were a couple different  factors involved that resulted in post-poning the trip and consequently not racing. While I was disappointed, I'm already planning on some races later this spring, and consider myself to have simply gotten a great head start training for them.

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears." -Rudyard Kipling
4.  I got serious about facing my fears this week when I said yes to two situations that make my comfort zone a mere memory. I have yet to see the results of my second yes, but the positive results from the first yes have thrilled me and made me braver.

5. love, love, love my pink hat to keep my ears toasty while I run. not so much love for my hat hair.

What do you do to overcome your fears in life?

What was the most exciting thing you ate today?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What's your Wonderful (Wednesday)?

happy Wednesday. 
this life is wonderful. celebrate it. savor it. share it. 

wonderful is; 

~snuggles with my nieces who don't care if I am a sweaty post-gym mess. 

~finding a forgotten quest bar in my glove box.......AND my favorite flavor! 

~a letter from a precious friend.

~texts from my sister.....with typos. 

~a good hair day. 

~coworkers who go out of their way to make your shift better.

~breakfast, on a real plate.

~hugs from my brothers.

hate what we've lost, but love what we find <3
~food for thought. 

~coffee - "on the house" from my favorite barista. 

~God's Word
"Thy mercy, oh Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reaches unto the clouds." Psalms 36:5

~smiling, for absolutely no reason at all. 

what's your wonderful today?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Once upon a time..............

...........YOU were added to this world. 
not just another random beating heart.

a delicate, precious, valuable soul. 

a soul created to tell a story.

a story only you can tell. 

a story only you may understand. 

a story that can change the world. 

because YOU are here to tell the world YOUR story. 

fresh. original. unique to you.

the world will try to reign you in. 

life will knock you down. 

it will not be easy. 


Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Things Friday.

1. It's that time of year again..............taxes, setting financial goals and rehashing my budget. I'm slightly OCD about my finances and save every receipt. At the end of the year I go through each receipt, itemize and tally each area of my spending. This may be redundant since all the money I spend comes out of a meticulous budget to begin with.  I had an overwhelming number of receipts from last year.......not a small task. 

2. I'm down to my last 3 quest bars, which means I'm on ration until I can place another order. I'm having a terrible time deciding what flavor to get this time..........I may have to break down and get two boxes. I'd really like to try the new flavor (cookies and cream) but I'm scared to buy an entire box in the event that I'm not crazy about them. Right now I'm battling between PB&J and White Chocolate Raspberry. Help a girl out and tell me which to get!! 

3. I was the creeper at the gym the other day taking photos of other people..........but it was so adorable I couldn't help it. I was warming up on the stairmaster and got a bird's eye view of this sweet wife lending a hand to her husband after his suspenders came loose. Couples who workout together, stay together. And they are wearing purple. winning. 

4. My sister spoiled me and got me some starbucks coffee for Christmas. Each cup is turning me into the ultimate coffee snob. Thanks, Rebecca for ruining my ability to settle for folgers. 

5. OLYMPICS. Need I say more?? When I was a child, I had ambitions of being a figure skater. These ambitions grew from nights getting to stay up and watch Olympic figure skating sprawled out on my stomach on the old brown carpet on our living room floor. I have a best friend and a cousin who were both ice skaters and incredible at it, bno. My first opportunity to actually get skates on the ice came when I was 12, and I immediately changed my mind. I'll just make it my ambition to skate without every breaking a bone.

Do you keep or throw your receipts?

Which sport would you compete in if you were an Olympic athlete??