Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thinking Out Loud

Hello!  I hope you all are staying warm.  We're supposed to get a ton of snow in the DC area this weekend.  Not my favorite thing to hear!  A lot of you guys know that I took a pretty long blog hiatus, so now that I'm getting back into the swing of writing again I find myself having a lot of random things to say, but no real topics to concentrate on.  I recently stumbled upon Amanda's Thinking Out Loud link up and it seemed like the perfect place to get out some of the randomness that has built up! 

1. I finished an amazing book today.  I highly recommend The Lake House by Kate Morton (and all of her other books!).  It was one of those you almost hate for it to end because you enjoyed reading it so much. There were tons of twists and I kept revising my theories about how it was going to wrap up.

2. Am I the only one who has to leave notes to remember new medications?  Poor Maddux is on a liver supplement (he's ok, we're just trying to figure out what some off levels in his blood mean).  It has to be given on a full stomach, so I've been super paranoid about missing it and have resulted to leaving little post its as reminders.  I will keep you updated when I know what's going on with my little man.

3. Body Pump is amazing.

4. I am starting to really like yoga.  It challenges me in a way that running doesn't and it is kind of nice to be forced to slow down.  One of my new year's mantras (I guess that's the right word for it?) is to be mindful, and I'm hoping this helps! I'm also hoping adding Body Pump and yoga into my weekly routine will help my running.

5. The other day our heat broke (honestly, it was good timing.  If you have to break do it in time to get fixed before the blizzard!).  Poor Maddux looked so pathetic all snuggled up in his blanket.

6. I have been binge watching Gilmore Girls.  My sister got me hooked on the Gilmore Guys podcast (which was a life saver on my drive from Alabama to Virginia!).  Listening to them talk about some of the minute details made me want to go back and rewatch them all (again). 

7. I was all pumped to try my first Hungry Harvest delivery this weekend, but it got cancelled because of the impending doom blizzard.  Since I'm no longer getting my bread delivered, I figured I would stop by Panera and get a loaf to get me through the next few days (just in case!).  Grocery stores = crazy lines and no bread, Panera = no lines and lots of bread.  I call it a win.

8. Grad school starts back up again on Monday!  It's been really nice to have a break and I know the next four months are going to fly by.  

I hope you guys all have a safe, warm weekend!  (And that you get to start it a little early like I do!)


  1. I never would have thought of Panera as a good place to find bread before a storm! Smart thinkin'!

    1. Haha, thank you! Not gonna lie, I patted myself on the back for that discovery.

  2. oh maddux looks so cute all bundled up! i hope you figure out what's going on with him soon :)

    1. Thank you! He has been super energetic on his walks lately, so I have hopes that all will work out ok :-)