Monday Mentionings: March 7

Hello March! Let’s jump right into my week.

Jazzy and Michelle have become quite the buds, after Michelle came back from her trip, Jasper was happy she was home, and even slept with her for a while Monday night.  So precious.

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My tattoo has healed up quite nicely, and I got to put my bracelets back on!

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Oh Jazzy.  I put some of his toys up that were all over the floor, so I could vacuum.  Once it was safe to come back out (he’s afraid of the vacuum), he laid by them.

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Wednesday and Thursday I had solo runs, because Amy was feeling under the weather. Wednesday’s run was more of a tempo, and I was super happy after finishing.  Plus, I was happy that it was still light out!! Thursday’s run was amazing, the longest run with no walking in quite some time.

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Friday night, I had some wine, some pizza, and some House of Cards.  The 4th season debuted on Friday, and so far I’m 4 episodes on (no spoilers please!!)  All I can say is OH. MY. GOSH.

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Jasper was pretty unimpressed with House of Cards, but he did play with his hedgehog quite a bit.

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Saturday was such a great day too.  I went to cycle class, then met Amy for a 4 mile run.  It felt so much like spring outside.  There were people walking and biking and running everywhere! The sun was so warm, there was a breeze, it was just fantastic.

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After the run, we played around with snapchat and face swapped a few times.  Because we are 12 years old.  We giggled like we were 12, anyway.

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Later on Saturday, Michelle and I went to Chipotle for some amazing burritos, then spent several hours on the balcony soaking up the sun.  Michelle got some organizing done, and I painted my toenails.  And we sat in the sun and just enjoyed life.

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Sunday morning, after running with Amy, I got groceries, including cat food.  Jasper decided it was time to eat the cat food, right now.

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Later on Sunday, I went to the bike store to see about getting my bike tuned up.  A couple hours later, I had traded in my old bike, bought this pretty girl, and was proudly and happily riding her home.  I’ve named her Aspen.  She’s really pretty.

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Michelle and I made some bomb spaghetti for dinner on Sunday night, then did some Walmarting and got a blizzard at DQ.  It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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I have a 5k coming up on Sunday, and THE TIME CHANGES ON SUNDAY!!!  I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

 

Thursday Things: Netflix Shows

With baseball now in the postseason, and sadly coming to an end soon, Netflix is coming back into my life. All spring and summer, I’ve been watching the Royals play, nearly every night. And my poor Netflix account has been collecting dust, as it were. Over the last few weeks, though, I’ve been getting back into Netflix. Today, I have a couple shows to share with you for Thursday’s Things (today isn’t Thursday’s Three, because I only have two!)

I like to watch one or two shows at a time, it’s hard for me to simultaneously watch more than that. I recently finished Bloodline, which was strangely addicting. I have two shows, now, that I’ve recently began watching on Netflix, that I just can’t get enough of. Now, both of these shows have been around for a bit, so don’t judge me for jumping on the series’ late.   First, Scandal. I have finally started watching Scandal, and can’t get enough. As of last night, I am 4 episodes into season 2. I don’t know how I didn’t find this show sooner. I love the politics, the drama, and Kerry Washington. I am in love with this show, and can’t look away when it’s on. It’s smart and elegantly crafted, and I love learning a little more about each character every episode. Second, Parenthood. Thanks so much to my sister, who is watching this show, and wanted to watch it while I was visiting last weekend… I have watched parts of season 4 and 5, and now, must start at the beginning and catch up, because I’m fully invested now. I have heard people talking about watching Parenthood, and just by the name, kind of assumed it was some sort of reality TV show following parents, or something. I didn’t realize it was a series.    Just about the only show I watch week-to-week is The Big Bang Theory, which I really enjoy, but the drama and intelligence in Scandal, and the heart-string-pulling relationships in Parenthood give me something that The Big Bang Theory, as a 30 minute comedy, just can’t.

Some of my other recent favorites are House of Cards, The Fall, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black. I’d LOVE for you to share your favorite shows with me, because once I binge watch my way through Scandal and Parenthood, I’ll need new shows!! 

Thursday Thoughts: February 26

Last weekend, James and I drove home to visit family for the weekend.  We had to drive through sleet and rain for about an hour, then it was clear roads all the way home! Mom and I were able to get out Saturday late morning for a run with Shay.  The weather was gorgeous for February, and we had a great run, just like old times.  Shay wasn’t having anything to do with the picture before our run, she wanted to run and chase squirrels!  After our run, we got pedicures at the beauty school, which felt amazing, and now I have pretty pink toes for spring, if spring ever decides to arrive.  I do love my Shay; I miss being able to run with her and Mom on a daily basis.

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One of the most exciting parts of the weekend was getting to meet this handsome little fellow, Gordon.  Mom and Dad adopted him a couple months go, and he’s been ornery and playful and adorable.  He’s about 9 or 10 months old, and he is so playful!

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I was also coerced into buying girl scout cookies by the cutest and most persuasive girl scout I know.  I bought cookies on Saturday, and they are gone already.  Crazy how addictive and yummy those things are.

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We visited Grandma and Granddad, and Grandma shared her chocolates from Valentine’s Day with us.  She go the biggest box of chocolates ever.  Notice how she is eating them from the bottom right hand corner up to work her way through the box.

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I found this gem of a photo while looking through old pictures with Ava over the weekend.  Talk about a zumba #throwback!  I rocked that front row back in the day.  Miss my zumba days with Michelle, Mom, Maja, and the gang.

 

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We came home Sunday afternoon, and though we missed watching the Oscars on Sunday, we watched them Monday night.  For the first year in many, James and I didn’t bet who would win each category.  I’m pretty sure I’ve won the last 5 years, at least!  Jasper was happy to have us home, I like to think he missed us while we were gone.  I know I missed him.

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After a not-so-great run on Monday, I missed running Tuesday due to a Dentist appointment.  I was able to make it to the Groupie run tonight, and test-ran in some Adidas Ultra Boost shoes.  They are cushy and responsive, I liked them quite a bit. The wind sure was cold on the run tonight though, I’m glad we ran into the wind the first half, so I had a tail wind on the way back.

It’s supposed to snow 3-6 inches this weekend, we’ll see if it actually does.  House of Cards is released tomorrow, and I’m sure James and I will be watching most, if not all, of the episodes within a few days.  If it snows, it’ll be a great opportunity to binge watch them.  We are still working our way through Sherlock too, we are ready for Season 3.  It’s been a great show to watch, we are in love with the show and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman‘s performances.

Have a great weekend, and if it snows, be safe!  Best of luck to my sister who’s running the Little Rock Half Marathon this weekend!