Week in Review

Good morning and happy almost Christmas!  EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  So excited.  I am traveling to my home state of Vermont via New York.  Thankfully not Atlanta eh?  Scary shit!  I’d probably lose what marbles I had left if I was trapped in an airport for 11 hours with no power.  I have trip stress already and I don’t leave til Wednesday!

Joining Clean Eats, Fast Feets for a review of the week…since I can’t seem to find the time to post daily.  My goal for 2018 is to improve this!

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I’m happy to report I delivered and received my first bottle of wine in the wine exchange!  Hoping to get more but even one was exciting<<doesn’t take much to excite me these days LOL

Buckeyes

I made dozens of buckeyes all week in preparation for the cookie swap which happened on Thursday.  I did really well by not eating ALL the cookies I received but the bad news is I had a belly ache as I still ate too many.  Every year I try to do better…the good news is someone made Russian Wedding Cake cookies or Russian Tea I’m not sure what you call them but the powdery white ones.  YUM!

Friday was our company party.  They made me sing.  I don’t sing.  Thankfully half the people in the group don’t either 😀  After the party–translation I ate too much–I took the night off from the gym and made friends with my couch.  I rarely lay on the couch and never watch TV so I asked my 16 year old to find me something on Netflix.  He chose Orange is the New Black.  Yes, I know I am waaaaaaaaaaay behind the power curve on this one AND I’m not so sure that I am ok with the fact that he recommended it?  YIKES.  He also says that I remind him of the main character…I’m too nice and people always take advantage of me.  YIKES again.  I mean if he thinks I’m nice that’s great but I hope I am setting a stronger example than that, which he assured me I was.  Maybe I read too much into that.  Anyhooo–interesting show.

I tried really hard over the weekend to organize my house, the laundry and a bunch of other things.  I hate leaving things in disarray when I go on vacation.  Like no dishes in the sink and don’t forget to dump the coffee grounds out so they don’t grow mold.  There will be lots of them.  We need to leave the house at 0400 :O  Good times.

So this is a short week for me.  It’s supposed to be 60 degrees.  Preparation for the below zero weather I am about to endure.  And snow.  All for the kid.  I’d rather go to the beach!

I hope you have a wonderful week and holiday.  I’d like to think I’ll have time to write over vacation…BUT I plan to have eggnog keeping me occupied.  Speaking of…I tried the Almond Nog…ummmm yea no.  I mean with a little liquor it was quite tasty but I’ve now turned it into a coffee creamer and that works exceptionally well!  I will be buying the real stuff soon 😉

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OK it’s your turn.  Tell me about your week!

LJ

 

Week in Review

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Happy Monday folks!  Linking up with Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another weekly review.  I’m not sure I “accomplished” a whole lot but I did a lot–that counts, right?  It’s a cold one here but thankfully the rain has stopped.  Is there anything worse than cold AND rain?  Like for two days straight??  So glad to see the sunshine yesterday!

It’s been a busy week–with lots of food.  My kiddo put his back out and so we made a trip to the doctor last week (nothing but a muscle strain) and finished the day off with Olive Garden.  Haven’t been there in years.  Rarely eat pasta–not for any reason in particular but I can find numerous other things to fill my carb macros with!  But I ate pasta.  In cream sauce.  It was divine.  My scale thought otherwise the next day LOL.  Ah well.  The boy is better.

Boy also participated in his first Air Force Color Guard Event so I found myself at a basketball game Friday night.  Been a loooooooooooong time since I’ve been to a high school basketball game.  As a cheerleader throughout my school years I found myself a bit more excited to watch them than anything else ha!  But why do they still make them wear those God awful polyester uniforms?????  Haven’t we evolved people?  Anyhooooooo–beyond proud of my kid.  I didn’t realize all the additional stuff they get to wear aside from the uniform I see him wear and I was all but jumping up and down but contained myself very well on the outside because, well, teenagers.  They get embarrassed so easily.  He said his heart was beating out of his chest and he thought everyone could see it–I assured him we could not.  Such a great experience.

I started a new training program and I am LOVING it!  So glad I decided to make the investment in one of the programs offered by John Meadows at mountaindogdiet.com.  He puts out a ton of great information and I’ve used his training programs before a few years back.  Excellent!  He also has a YouTube channel with great videos.  I got Omega Sentinel.  Highly recommend!

Got my hair did.  Went dark again.  Just seemed fitting with the weather.  LOL just kidding.  It’s dark but just because I like it that way.  This month anyway.

I actually ALMOST caught up at work on Friday.  That just means this next week will be crazy AF.

Went to a Christmas party.  Like fancy.  Dress, heels, make-up–the whole shebang!  Was actually kinda fun to get dressed up and amazing to see friends I haven’t seen in forever.  I didn’t drink but had a bit of a hangover on Sunday…I may or may not have tried every flavor of the cupcakes they had for dessert 😀  They were mine cupcakes OK!

Sunday I started making Buckeyes for my cookie swap this week.  One of my absolute favorite activities this time of year and I’ve been doing the one at work for…maybe 11 years?  So much fun.  I was craving buckeyes.  My mom used to make them all the time when I was a kid and it’s no secret I am a lover of all things chocolate and peanut butter!  I put a little spin on them…a batch of “kinda” healthier, I used four different types of peanut butter and then of course mom’s recipe which only requires like a pound of powdered sugar 😉  Have a few more batches to get to but taste testing will start tonight.  Stay tuned!  Hoping to share some recipes if they are good–at least I know my mom’s are good–AND I put a secret ingredient in hers—SHHHHHH.

Ghiradelli

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And then I had a salad and some protein.  Because balance.

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Lots of exciting things this week too.  I love the holidays!  So tell me about your week!

LJ