Thankful Thursday: What?!?

It is Thursday again?!  Where the heck does the time go?

I knew April was going to be a very busy month, but WOW, it has been busier than I was expecting. A lot of work. More than I was planning. HUGE meeting this week, taking more time for me this year than a similar one did last year. WOW!   Did I mention WOW?!

Soon, this huge meeting will be over and I’ll be able to chalk it up to another great learning experience. 

And then, I’ll sleep.  I have been sleeping, but when you’re dreaming work, it isn’t really like sleeping, is it? No, it’s like working for another 8 hours on top of the 11 you already did. Dayum!!!

With that… I best be getting ready for another day of a HUGE meeting and scoot off to work soon.

Be well.


Thankful Thursday: Soul Mate

I know I have said it before, but I am so very thankful for my best friend; my soul mate. My husband is the most awesome person on the planet. He’s not perfect, but he is perfect for me. The laughter, the snuggles, the conversation…perfect. He makes me so happy.  Happy doesn’t even come close to how I feel. When I saw this part of Jerry McGuire for the first time — I finally knew what I was feeling. Complete, is the only way I know how to put it.  I know it sounds corny and maybe even a little cliche, but it’s true. When I am with him I feel whole.  Even his simplest acts of kindness are the deepest examples of love.  I feel that I am the most special person in his life, as he is in mine. Who knew all these years later we’d still feel this way about each other? Him, this love, this feeling of completeness, is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Thankful Thursday: My Job

While my real life job is taking me away from the blog, I am still very thankful for it.  I am learning a ton. If you can’t tell, I am super busy. Heck, I even got our team new work last week! Eeeek!

One of our goals is to “spread the word” about what we do. While we don’t really have the bandwidth to handle more work, that is part of our goals, so I am bound to do it.  And do it I did.

We have a new charge number and we’ll be defining new requirements in a week or two for a process that needs automating! Wahoo! That’s very exciting for us. We’re delving into a bit of uncharted waters, but that’s what makes the job worth doing. Right?   Learning new things, meeting new people — Sounds like I’m getting paid to learn and talk to folks. Heck yeah!

Be well, followers. Be well. It may be a while between posts, but know that I think about this blog and you all, often.

Thankful Thursday: Where did you go?

Yep, I missed it!!  That’s what happens then earning the pay check comes before blogging. :O  Whoops.

Well… time to get ready for that paycheck earning job and I’ll leave you with this:

I am thankful I have a great job that challenges my brain and makes me happy.

Fitness: Got Abs?

Yeah, we all got ’em. But are the muscles weak and covered in a layer of fat? Mine are.  

The abs I really want — Look a lot like Gwen Stefani’s.

Will I ever have them? Probably not. I am not sure I even want to be that thin. I mean, I want to be thinner, but is that the way to go for me?

I have been a size 5 before, but I never had visible ab muscles.  I wanted to see them, but I am honestly not sure my body will ever lose that layer of “baby fat” as my family used to call it around my belly. If I don’t suck in my belly, I feel like I look pregnant. :/  Yes, the first part of great abs and being healthier is the food part.  I have to assume we’re all trying our best on the food part. =)

In case you want Gwen Abs — here’s an interview and a workout routine.  I’ll try what I can on this list, but I don’t and won’t have all the equipment required.  I’ll substitute as required.

Will you please share with us if you try this workout?

If you have great abs, how did you get them and keep them?

Goal Today:
Gwen’s Workout


Thankful Thursday: 4 Day Weekends

Oh hell yes!  You can’t tell me you aren’t Thankful for them. 

I spent 4 days with the love of my life, on vacation, relaxing and rejuvenating.  Oh yeah.  

I was excited when Thursday’s work day ended early starting my 4 day weekend early — like 4.5 day weekend! Wahoo!! 

Being somewhat unplugged for the weekend was great. I could get online when I wanted, but mostly, I snuggled, slept, read, or people watched.  People watching is always a great past time, especially in Sin City.   

Did you have a 2, 3, or 4 day weekend for President’s Day? What did you do with your weekend?  If I were home, I would have been playing in the garden and back yard. Guess we know what I’ll be doing this coming weekend!

#whatsgrowinginmygarden #mylegsaregonnahurt #whatshouldweplant #thankfulthursday

Happy Thursday!  

Fitness: Lunges or Squats?

Which do you prefer and why?

I prefer squats since I can control the weight on both knees at the same time. Lunges make it painful for my knees, so I tend to avoid them.  I oddly enjoy the bicycle, even though it uses my knees to the fullest extent. 

Today’s Goal: 
7 Squats
15+ Minutes of Cardio


Fitness: Another slow day

Well, today was another day of mostly sitting.  I wiggled my feet a lot while I was sitting. I read for nearly 4 hours! I finished my second book in 4 days and started number 3. Kinda crazy. I love 4 day weekends.  What did you do with your weekend (2, 3, or 4 days for you)?

So, tomorrow, I’ll do my best to wake up with enough time to work out. I will probably be awake early, as normal, so we’ll see how it goes.

My Goal for Tuesday: 15+ minutes of cardio; 5 squats; Hydrate–Hydrate–Hydrate!

What’s your goal?!?


Fitness: Active on a Sitting Day?

Friday this week is going to include several hours of sitting.  I can’t do anything about it, it is the schedule we have.

When you have a day like this, how do you fit in movement so you don’t get stiff or feel ultra lazy?

I’m thinking I will practice Kegels, sucking in my tummy, and tracing circles with my toes while I’m sitting.  That’s not exactly moving, I know, but it is working a few muscles while sedentary.  I am hoping to get a work out in before I begin sitting, but the day is starting pretty early, so we’ll see what happens!

You have some advice for me because I’m taking it?!?!  I will be getting some walking in Friday night, but I can’t determine how much for how long until I actually do it!

Goal Today: Add activity when I can!

Thankful Thursday: Open Minded Doctors

Whoda thunk it?!

Well, after a week of a headache, sometimes a migraine, sometimes not, I pulled myself into the doctor’s office. I had to see a PA, which was OK, but she wasn’t my normal doctor.  I was little iffy about the whole thing. I was new to her, she was new to me, I had never had a headache this long… it was enough to raise this girl’s blood pressure to new heights.

Thankfully, it wasn’t too high. =)

So, this PA and I, we talked. She asked great questions. She listened. She really listened. She looked at my chart and asked follow up questions. Wahoo. A doc that is paying attention!?!? Did I die and go to Patient Heaven?

I’ll be honest — I went in to get an Rx, good old Western Medicine. Specifically an Rx for something heavy duty.  I tried all the OTC options, previous Rx meds, and different single or blends or homemade blends of doTERRA essential oils. NOTHING WORKED! Sleeping, which thankfully I could do, didn’t shake it off. I did’t try massage therapy (don’t yell at me Peggy) or Chiropractic. I didn’t try those things because they meant getting in a car and I would be the one driving. Trust me — you didn’t want me on the road.  My headache had dissipated by the time I had my PA appointment. Annnnyway….

after I got the Rx I was looking for, I asked her if she recommended something non-Western medicine. 

“Yes! You’ll find that I am different than most…” She went on.  I knew she was the one for me. She recommended Peppermint essential oil, which I had tried, but I was willing to try again. She recommended adding Magnesium to my nightly routine, and I am doing that.  She even recommended a small cup of coffee (which I won’t be doing) because the body typically likes caffeine to prevent a headache!? WHAT?!  I haven’t ever had a medical professional recommend caffeine, but I like that she is an out of the box thinker!

Thanks, PA, for being cool, open to Eastern Medicine, and open to taking on a crazy patient like me! See you next month for my check up!


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