I may have just messed up J’s hair cut.  We added oil to the teeth, but I forgot to put the adapter on and took a big dive across the back of his head before I realized it, hahaha.  He is such a sweetheart and was like, meh, it will be a little shorter this time.  I was horrified, but still laughing through it.

I’m alive here, just super busy.  I’m leaving for vacation TOMORROW night, and work has been insane.  I literally haven’t been on a bike in a week, thanks to our nightly thunder storms.  J and I did a fantastic hike last weekend at one of my faves up by Harrisburg, at Boyd Big Tree preserve.  It’s not terribly difficult, but it’s a beautiful hike!

There’s almost zero phone connection at our family cottage in NH, let alone internet, so I might check in from town.  We’ll see.  I do promise to take lots of great pictures though!


Cheese ravioli, vodka sauce, parm and onion for dinner; and my husband’s cheeseburger success for the fourth!

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Strawberry drooliness salad from Panera that I had for dinner last night.  It was amazing!  I couldnt eat it all but #dontcare.

Strawberry drooliness salad from Panera that I had for dinner last night. It was amazing! I couldnt eat it all but #dontcare.

3 weeks ago link 1 note #yum #panerabread #healthy

I feel a bit ambivalent today.  J’s boss, his friend who got him this job, is quitting.  There are a variety of reasons, and he did give his 2 week notice- it wasn’t a surprise.  But he’s leaving the place in a shit storm, in the middle of a really busy time, when they don’t have a lot of people (two, actually, now that the guys is leaving).  I feel for J, because it puts a lot of stress on his shoulders, and a lot of long hours at work. The boss also left three hours early, on his last day.  There’s a lot I could say about that.. sigh.

After the last couple of months, all I can say is, thank goodness it’s Friday.  And that we leave for vacation in 20 days.  I think I can solidly say I’ve never deserved a vacation quite as much as this one.


My pants keep falling down. And while I can’t find it in me to complain too much about this particular NSV, id prefer they stay up at work. Measurements yesterday show my thighs have both lost an inch. That makes me one happy lady. With falling down pants.

4 weeks ago link 1 note #pants #nsv

Smoked gouda meatballs

So, this happened last night:

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Smoked. Gouda. Meatballs.  I love smoked gouda (not to mention many other types of cheese), but this one is a favorite.  I ran across this recipe on Pinterest.  You can use them as appetizers, or go my route, and throw them in with some good wine and pasta. 

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I highly recommend it.

(Source: ifood.tv)

1 month ago link 1 note #pasta #smoked gouda #meatballs

tastefullyoffensive:

Notes from Management [ardentleprechaun]

I want to know who Shane is, and why is he not working with me?  Seriously.


It’s time for an internet coffee date, mostly bc that’s what I can handle this morning.  If we were having coffee, I would tell you about some of this:

  • I had a long talk with the supervisor who makes me want to rip my hair out yesterday.  It was hard, and I admittedly cried a bit (I hate doing that, ugh) but I think we worked things out a bit.  I admitted out loud to some of my shortcomings, and she agreed to hers with silent assent- but I didn’t expect much more than that.  We’ll see what happens over the summer.  My job isn’t in jeopardy or anything, it’s just been.. tense.. lately.
  • J and I looked at a car last night.  We saw it late on Sat, test drove it, and I love love love it.  I tried the automatic version a couple months ago, but no manuals were available.  This one is manual.  Butbutbut my car still runs (no matter how badly), and J is getting a new job title/ raise in the next month.  I want that car.. but I want to pay off bills more.  Adulting is hard sometimes.  I definitely need a new car, I just have other priorities.
  • I’m seriously considering not going to NH for vacation with my family, solely to save on $200 worth of gas.  But it would leave us with no vacation, so..?
  • I need a break.

Breakfast yesterday:

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And today, which wasn’t terribly different.  I threw in leftover yellow pepper that I cut up for lunch, and scrambled eggs.

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This is the biggest breakfast I’ve had in ages.  I feel better than I have in ages at 9am, too, so I guess that says something. 
Happy Tuesday, hopefully today will be beautiful enough for a bike ride tonight!

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I just got my new (read: it takes a billion wks to return packages to the UK and then have a new size sent back to the US again) bathing suit from Bravissimo and I think I LOVE it. Im not sure about sharing online yet. Maybe.

To my big boobed followers, check out their lingerie/ bathing suits. They specialize in larger sizes. It can be expensive, but this suit will last me at least for two summers. Do it!

1 month ago link 1 note #big boobs #Bravissimo #bathing suit

zombeetle:





everyone thought it.e v e r y o n e

I think I keep my Disney love pretty quiet on here ( but I LOVE Disney movies, and pretty much most kids movies.  J and I saw How to Train your DRagon 2 on Friday.  It was awesome).  
Anyway, when I was watching GoT a couple weeks ago, this is exactly what I said to J.  Even though I’ve read the books and knew what was coming, I was like, “God he just needs to stop monologuing, it’s going to be the end of him..”

zombeetle:

everyone thought it.

e v e r y o n e

I think I keep my Disney love pretty quiet on here ( but I LOVE Disney movies, and pretty much most kids movies.  J and I saw How to Train your DRagon 2 on Friday.  It was awesome). 

Anyway, when I was watching GoT a couple weeks ago, this is exactly what I said to J.  Even though I’ve read the books and knew what was coming, I was like, “God he just needs to stop monologuing, it’s going to be the end of him..”

via fitasfemshep 1 month ago link 69 notes #GoT #The Incredibles #Hahahaha

Whew, what a weekend!  Yesterday was mostly about catching up on stuff at home- laundry, groceries, cleaning up the house.

Today we did the MD Appalachian trail from MD-17 to Raven Rock.  We did this one last October, also, and I just about had a breakdown.  I didn’t eat enough last time (it’s a really intense hike, 3 mountains in 5 miles, and back again), so I made sure I was loaded on breakfast and carbs this morning.

I powered through the first half, but totally bonked in the second.  J said I was doing a zombie shuffle most of the way back.  We stopped so I could have another granola bar (we had just eaten lunch), but really it didn’t get better.  I’m pretty much the same weight I was last time I did this hike, give or take maybe two lbs, so it must just be that this hike is really, really hard.  And we saw multiple (much thinner people than me) dying on their way up.

So, that was fun.  And exhausting.  I feel accomplished, but ready to pass out.  Let’s celebrate Caturday a day late, and I’ll add some food/ hike pics to the pile as well.

My handsome boy Remy says hello!

Maximus, the cross eyed herp derp, also wanted to get in on the action.  Oreo wasn’t around for the photo shoot, so no pics of her today.

I was crouched down on two bouncy boards across the stream, taking this pic.  I was slightly worried about falling in.

Taco salad for dinner last night!  Ground turkey, orange peppers, black olives, green lettuce, sharp cheddar, onions.. so delicious.

Greek chicken salad?  Chicken breast, kalamata olives, feta cheese, carrots, green lettuce,onions.  And a splash of ranch dressing after the pic was taken.  Again, delicious.  The pic does not do it justice.

I’m going to hit the couch hard and watch Sister Wives or something, while the rest of the world watches True Blood or the World Cup game.


Oh gawd, ground turkey tacos get IN MAH BELLEH!


I don’t know why all my photos are posting sideways.. sorry about that.  They usually appear sideways on my phone, then post in the correct direction.  #ihavenoidea

Tonight is going to be a great biking night!  J and I are going hiking this weekend, but probably Sunday- it’s supposed to thunderstorm tomorrow.  Supposedly, maybe, 20% chance.. yeah.  I still have no idea.  At any rate, today is going to be a million times better than our bike on Wednesday, which was hot and humid. 

Here’s the only down side of biking that I’ve found: Unless J and I bike within our immediate area (no driving to another spot), we don’t get back until after 8pm usually.  And I’m too tired at that point to make dinner.  Which means we either hit the Wegman’s hot bar (I usually get a salad and an egg roll or samosa, but not always), or we do whatever is easiest in the cabinets.. which usually isn’t the healthiest food we have on hand.

I’m not sure what to do.  My plan is to either start preparing a few meals during the weekend and freezing them, or maybe bike M/W/F and cook Tues/ Thurs.  That’s all I’ve got so far.  Or crock pot.  Crock pots are amazing.

Any other suggestions?

1 month ago link 4 notes #cooking #not much time to cook

Mmmm breakfast!

Mmmm breakfast!

1 month ago link 1 note #weight loss #healthy food #yum

J and I live in Baltimore.  No big deal, right?  Or at least most of the time.  I’ve found it a decent place to live, anyway.

So, Bmore is the home of Under Armour.  Their stuff is all over the place, including some nice big billboards off of 95/ 695/ 395.  I had this intense epiphany yesterday in the car when looking at one of those billboards. 

I finally understand the Under Armour symbol.  Yup.  That’s my entire story.