Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finish This Sentance...Part Tres!

Hey all my peeps...
How the heck are you!
Here's a fun link up with two people I currently stalk or just read their blogs whatever you want to call it.
Holly - Where We All Can Live Like Jack and Sally & Jake from The Life of Jake.
They both have super funny blogs. Click on there names to check them out.

. I laughed so hard I cried when... I was hanging with my friend Heidi or as most people know her as hide-a-key...Anyways she was telling the story of Julie (names changed to protect the innocent) who went to this work seminar and was so excited to meet another across the country work friend. As their sitting in this work seminar Julie notices a hair on the co-workers shoulder. So she goes to grab it and was still attached to the person. She quickly drops the hair and in her gravely voice says. "oh it's still attached. So Sorry". From then on the rest of the seminar the two women avoided each other. I totally peed myself laughing or maybe it was just the box of wine I drank before the story was told
2. My high school...Was in the middle of farm country where I would be the darkest skinned person there. Talk about akward. It was a time I love to forget and hate to remember. So sorry if this made you rush for your depression meds and box of wine.
 3. It really pisses me off... well really what doesn't piss me off. I guess when people are late. Like perpetually late but I think it's karma since I'm late, but hey I have 3 kids and anyone that has kids understands that.
4. In ten years... I hope to be a stay at home mom whose kids are in school, and a self made millionare.
5. If I could erase one thing... it would be nothing. I think everything has brought me to be the awesome person I am (if this the first time you're reading my blog I'm really not that self-centered more like self-conscious)  

6.In 1999... I was working for the man during the week and on weekends visited college for house partys and keggers.

7. Honestly...How awesome would it be if I ruled the world. We would all get along and sing campfire songs..."We are the world, we are the children" crickets...
8. To me, Sushi... is disgusting!!! Yuck along with Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, and ese type food is a no go...
9. Someone really needs to invent... a device that will do my meal prep for me. So I don't waste 2 hrs of my valuable time trying to be healthy for my kids.
10. The first time I drank alcohol... I was 19. I went into a country bar and the bartender asked me if I was 21 and I totally lied and said "oh yeah of course, why else would I be in here". Then proceeded to get trashed on tappers of beer, needless to say I outdrank the boys in my crew. Holla!! I'm from WI! The next morning I got up and went to work. Yep no hangovers for this girl.
11. The one question I would ask God is... hmmmm not to get all serious but I'm over these bombings/explosions/shootings. Can't we all just get along in our own space and worry about ourselves. Again with the Miss America speech.
12. Lindsay Lohan... is just a mess. Enough said.

That's all she wrote peeps. I hope some of it made you laugh and depressed you less.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bring it Back Yearbook Style

Good Morning y'all! No I'm not from the south I like to pretend I am. Ha! Get ready to laugh your booties off. I'm taking you back in the day with an awesome link-up from my girls
Kimmy, Holly, and Jennifer! If you don't stalk them daily you should.
Here, (The Thing About Destiny) and Here, (Where We All Can Live Like Jack & Sally )and
Here FatChick2Fit Chick. All three are super funny girls.
If you want to join in the fun or humiliation just grab the bottom and then head over to one of those fab lady's blogs
Alright big breath and here goes....a walk down memory lane...

Awe. Look at the John Travolta yellow jump shit.
Hey I'm finally getting some hair
The wonderful bob
Hey finally more hair and the Chrissy from 3's Company Dress
Awe. Laura Ingals called and wants her dress back
 My mom was super pissed that I wore that teddybear pin. I snuck it outta the house and thought I was so cool. To bad I forgot to comb my hair down.
Here's the beginning of super bad hair days. My mom liked the fringe and the mullets.
Yikes...seriously no words but it really gets worse. Fun fact my mom made all my clothes for this picture and the previous pic's. Now I think it's awesome, at the time I just wanted cool clothes from the store.

All right so my husband found this picture and seriously thinks it's the funniest thing ever. He even scanned it and emailed it to friends.'s a good thing I'm a good sport. Hello permed mullet, definitely rockn' the chic Steve Urkel.

Finally clothes bought from the store. Totally rockn the stone washed look. Don't be jealous and those teeth thank the lord for braces..and waterfall bangs...

Omg grandma said this sweater was just for pictures. Too bad I really didn't want to wear it. Shoulder pads and all oh and more fountain bands. What the hell.

Ahh...senior year and I was so pissed this morning, my hair wasn't doing what I wanted it to do and it was short because my mom couldn't help herself when I asked for just a trim. She gave me a trim alright...5 inches. Thanks mom..I think it's the reason why my hair has never been shorter than shoulder length since.

My mom and me..
I look like an amazon next to her. She's all of 4'11" as I tower above her at 5'7"
Oh and I had to bust this bad boy out. Does anyone have
"These Are The Days Of Our Lives"
Running through their heads.
Eat your heart out Susan Lucci...
That's taking it way back for you! Not to say my pictures now days are any better but you can bet I'm not rockn' a mullet or water fountain bangs, and I only wear glasses for fun since my vision is 20/20 now! Good things do come with age!
Have a great day and laughing at my heartache of hair-do's.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Balance..Breathe In and Out

Balancing life with 3 kiddos, a full-time job, a part-time job, keeping a home, spending time with friends and family is super hard. Now let's just add working out that pile of to do's. There will be times when it seems like is it really worth it. There will be times when you just want to throw in the towel and drop all the spinning plates that you are holding. You may want to quit. You may think is it really worth it......

Well yah it's worth it! It's worth the wonderful endorphins that take over after you've worked out. Now don't get me wrong I love to sit around and relax as the much person. Truth be told I don't get to relax until my kiddos are in bed at night. So after 7:30 -8 pm I can usually unwind, but I'm usually in bed at 9 so it's only about an hour. So what do you do...You budget. Just as you budget your money you budget your time. Now just like unexpected bills you'll have unexpected things that come up so you'll have to reorganize. You'll have to move this or that around so you can fit in your workout. But if you have a plan you'll succeed.  I plan my runs just like a part-time job. I run Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays. My husband knows that these days are off limits or he'll need to find someone to watch over the mini's. Except for Saturday when I get up at the crack of dawn to run before he heads into work. Is it hard? Well yes sometimes it really is but I remind myself that nothing worth while is ever easy. It will mean more to me that I worked my butt off.

Now with that here was my weekend. The hubs had a guys night with his buddies so I stayed home with our mini's and after bedtime I worked on work that had fallen by the wayside, oh and watched a couple movies.

Since it was raining and sleeting Friday night my normal Saturday am run was rescheduled to Sunday. Yeahhh...I could sleep in or sleep in as much as an 8, 5, and almost 2 year old would let me.
Then off to the weekly grocery shopping, and errands. Dropped T man off at a birthday party and home to bake cupcakes with Bean, while Lil C took a nap. Then clean and clean some more. I'm currently in the process of getting rid of the excess. Like the "too big" clothes that have accumulated and the clothes that really aren't my style anymore. I'm getting rid of the fat and the excess.

Big T got dropped off and then we had supper. The hubs came home and I was off to hang with my girl Miss Hide-A-Key at her casa for some girl time. She just went to CA and I needed to see the pictures, hear the wacky stories, and drink some wine. We watched some SNL which was super lackluster...what's the deal Melissa McCarthy (whom I adore) but the show was super whomp whomp...borring, except for the 2nd number by the band Phoneix. If you didn't see you you have to Click here to see it. Now I'm not a fan of Phoneix...they're a little to mellow for my liking but one of their guitar players was really getting into it and rockn' it while everyone else in the band seemed to be pretty mellow. I thought it was hilarious or maybe it's because I was super tired.

Anyway I got up Sunday and cooked some pancakes for the minis and than off to run. I had planned to just do 10 and I'm not sure why or where I pulled out the motivation but this is what I did
Holy cow batman....14 friggn miles!!
Maybe it was the new shoes, or that it was 40 degrees out or that it's suppose to be raining all week so who knows when I'll get my run in but I did it. I beat my previous 1/2 marathon time by 14 min. Can I just get a hell yeah!!!!  Anyway after that I came home and took a 2 mile walk with my mini's as promised and then off to run errands with the hubs. Came home for weekly pizza and AFV, kids in bed and then sleepy time for momma! This week is hopefully a run tonight, wed, and long run on Saturday. I have pic's on Sat night and on Sunday so the week is slow but the weekend will be busy!!
Have a great week and maybe you'll see/hear from me this week.
Peace, Love, and Water Chugs!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purse Party Link-Up!

Hey Peeps!!
Today I'm linking up with the fabulous girls Erin and Mel
If you don't read there blogs you should!
Anyways, so if you're curious, a stalker, or just bored and need something to read check out what's in my purse!!!
If you want to link up too just grab the button and the code and add to your page and then go to Erin and Mel's blogs and add your name to the list!!

Here's my suitcase (as my hubs calls it) Coach Maddy or Broke large. I've had it for 5 years and looks brand new.
I love love love this purse. It carrys all my crap.

Wallet~cheapy from Target but I've had it for 2 years and it's still holding on

Inside~insurance cards, debit cards, old family picture, photo spec's, money,

Ok so it's a bottomless pit.
You'll see winter mittens, tissues, 2 pair sunglasses, lots of pens, startbucks cozie, mirror, business card holder, receipts, coupon holder, hand sanitizer, coin purse, keys, tyenol, ticket stubs, blank paper

Random change, jelly bellys that broke open, the blue stone use to have the word tranquility on it. My hubs gave it to me on our wedding day because he knew I was scared to fly on the airplane for the honeymoon. I carry it with me everywhere now. Just a little reminder to breathe and everything will be alright.

Lot's of lip gloss (burt bees, philosophy, dior ), mint, tums, gum, more tyenol,
blister relief (just in case)
I never leave the house without my bottle of water filled
Last but not least, diapers, wipes and nuk. I have three kids and carrying a diaper bag on top of an almost 2 year old and wrangling two other munchkins is just not feasible.
Oh an usually my phone is in there too.
So that's it. I'm sure there's usually more crap in there but I just cleaned I out last week.
So you don't get to see the really fun stuff. LOL
Have a great day and
What's In YO Purse!!!

diaper, wipes, nuk

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Take A Break!

Last week I took a little break from running. My little man was getting some molars in and he wasn't sleeping through the night, which makes it super hard for mommy to get the sleep I need.

See even this little guy was tired.
So I took a little break from running last week. I was also starting to lose the love for the run and sometimes you just got to let go and fall in love again.
So I did. I focused on my family and trying to get more sleep oh yeah and I was having the whole
in-law family over for dinner on Sunday so I needed to clean up my casa and get stuff ready for Easter dinner and for Easter Baskets from the bunny.

Yeah he found his basket
Found an egg!
Acting Goofy ~ wearing Grandma's glasses
Helping getting stuff ready for dinner.
I was washing the dishes before everyone showed up and the sun was calling my name. So while everyone else was taking a nap I went out and ran a quick 5 miles.
It felt amazing and I was sweating bullets. Nasty red face and gross but it was so great and even though I thought it was a crappy run it turned out to be one of my fastest runs to date. I've run 75 miles in the month of March. Just the month of March. That seems crazy to me but I'm so excited to be adding this kind of mileage and to be loving running.
Easter dinner went well and mini man slept through the night and I was geared up and fired up to run on Monday. And I did. I did another 5 miles and felt amazing!!
Here's a little Transformation Tuesday for you:
Left side April 2012/Right March 2013
50lbs gone forever!!
It's ok to take a break! Just make sure you get back on that wagon and ride it to your goals.
Take it step by step and you'll find your finish line!!