Well it’s Friday and I feel as if I was ran over by a truck.
I’ve been fighting a sore throat for a couple of days, tired from the lack of sleep and my anxiety is back for some reason. With that being said, it’s time to turn all of that negativity around and do something about it.
- I went to the doctor to get some antibiotics for my throat this morning.
- I had some green tea and I plan on taking a nap later.
- Yoga followed by a run is scheduled for noon and that cures my anxiety. I like to cure anxiety the natural way and it works for me (not everyone). I get anxiety sometimes when I have a lot going on in my life and even when others around me are stressed out. It also could be that I’m turning 25 years old on Sunday. Yikes.
If nothing is clicking, get up and sit somewhere else. This is something I do a lot. I haven’t been able to “blog” lately and it’s becuase I’ve had way too much on my mind. Usually my words just flow and flow and flow. Lately it’s been hard. I had to get up from my desk and move to my kitchen. It actually worked. Plus, I’m closer to my coffee pot.
Breakfast This Morning: Almond Milk, Golden Grahams, Shredded Wheat & Coffee. I love cereal on the days I plan on running.
I left my recap post off on Thursday. It was two weeks worth of posts and I didn’t want to overwhelm you guys again! This one is a bit shorter 🙂 OH, and I did do a small snow day recap post during the storm. If you like snow, dogs or photography, you’ll like that post! It’s also my birthday weekend, so if I don’t this this post in now…it’ll be drowned in birthday stuff. Last year, it was a three post weekend!
We did end up grabbing margaritas on Friday night. The entire city was closed and we were walking distance from Bakersfield, so our group of friends got together for chips and guacamole, margaritas, and dinner. Apparently the entire neighborhood had the same idea. Bakersfield has skinny margaritas, so I had two of those 😉Snowy mornings, before the sun or anyone else is up, is my favorite time to be outside. You get a rush of peace and quiet with every breathe you take. Feeling the cold air go in through the nose and out through the mouth is therapeutic. Grumples and I love snowy morning walks. It reminds us of living in the midwest.I headed out to get coffee Saturday morning. Stores started to open back up!But the people stayed indoors…
More coffee for me…
and my snowman.
We picked up a few groceries to keep in the house before more snow hit.
We grabbed some fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, grilled chicken, avocados, lettuce, Suja juice, and almond milk.
And then it all made sense…that is how they created frosted shredded wheat. 😉I did a little indoor yoga followed by a big bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt for lunch. It’s so hard to do yoga with two dogs trying to play with your ankles. YIKES!
Snow day cinnamon rolls of course…
These were so hard to resist, but I did it!
Later in the afternoon, I started working on the new dresser I’m refurbishing. Don’t worry, I’m still going to post the the tutorial and before and afters of the other one. I just want to show it when it’s all finished and set up! IT LOOKS SO GOOD.
I chose a fun color for this one!
For dinner, I had my leftover Johnny salad. This is my favorite salad in the entire world. I ended up falling asleep at 8pm on Saturday night. I was going to go to the Hornets game but I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
Sunday morning I was rejuvenated and ready to start the day. I headed to my place to bake cookies for the Panther’s playoff game before church.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a side mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.
2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth and lump free. (3 minutes)
3. Mix in the packed brown sugar, sugar and salt. (1 minute)
4. Add the egg and vanilla. Lightly beat the ingredients together until combined.
5. Slowly add in the flour & baking soda. Mix in the chips.
6. On a greased baking sheet, add heaping tablespoon sized dough balls 1 1/2 inches apart.
7. Bake 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them because all ovens cook differently. The edges should be golden brown.
We headed to the parents house to watch the game around five. The first thing I do almost every time I’m over there is make coffee. It’s a habit I guess.
They put together some appetizers, stuffed breads, and salad.I also baked a cake.
Just Kidding, it’s from Food Lion. It was definitely a celebratory cake since the Panthers won and they are going to the SUPER BOWL! Even though I am a Lion’s fan, I love seeing all the Panther’s pride in Charlotte! It’s great for the city.I decided to let Grumples get his last dose of the snow Monday morning.Talk about breaking the ice…
Monday afternoon, I went to Just Fresh with a friend for lunch. I ordered their Cajun Chicken salad with honey mustard dressing.Monday night was Bachelor Monday!!We made skinny margaritas and quesadillas! I made the quesadillas on my indoor grill. If you like quesadillas, you’ll have to try my pulled bbq chicken quesadilla recipe!
The bachelor is getting crazy. I feel like there are a lot of NORMAL and great girls on that show, BUT OLIVIA HAS GOT TO GO! Come on producers…The sun was up, the snow was melted and Tuesday was 60 degrees! HELLO SUNSHINE 🙂I decided to lace up the running shoes and head out! After my run I had a protein smoothie. It had vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup frozen fruit, almond milk, ice, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and honey.For dinner I made some steak, broccoli with nutritional yeast sauce (not bad) and white sticky rice.I decided to start a new show on Netflix Tuesday night. I’m the type of person that falls asleep during the first five minutes or a movie or show at night. This show kept me up until 5am…I couldn’t stop watching and I had to force myself to go to sleep. This show didn’t look very good when I watched the previews, but it’s so much better than I ever expected. It’s not one of those shows that takes the third or fourth episode to get sucked into. You get sucked in on the first scene.
Even though I was so tired on Wednesday morning, I took Grumples out for a long walk. He LOVES the playgrounds.I also found some cute jars at a discount store for my baking supplies. I’m thinking about using chalkboard paint to add some words…what do you think?I made a giant salad for lunch. It had white rice, cheese, avocado, lettuce, croutons, grilled chicken, and romaine lettuce.
Imagine if our skies were just black and white? One of my favorite parts about being outdoors is the sky. It may seem silly, but I find the it so beautiful and it’s never the same. Looking at a gorgeous sky is an instant mood changer.
For dinner I had has browns, turkey bacon and egg.
Yesterday morning I had coffee and a wheat bagel before my run.
I couldn’t finish my run yesterday. I planned on doing 3.5, but I’ve been fighting a sore throat and I just had to walk the rest of the way. I quit at 2.55, but it’s better than nothing. I’m going to try to complete my run today since I’m doing a tad better.
After my run I had an apple cinnamon chia bar. I LOVE these!
For dinner I had another large salad! It had lettuce, chicken, avocado, cheese, croutons, onion,lettuce, and water chestnuts. I’m all about the salads lately! Actually I’m always about salads ha ha
Tonight, we are going out with the family for my birthday, tomorrow I’m spending the day with friends, and then sunday we are going hiking!
I have some delicious recipes coming your way soon! This delicious winter soup!Valentines Day red velvet brownies!
Garlic parmeson, sea salt, and cinnamon sugar soft pretzels!
Bacon taco cheese fries..
& conversation heart sugar cookies!
I hope you all have a great weekend! We will be in touch soon 🙂 I wanted to give the first ten readers a 35% off discount code for my shop! It ends tomorrow at midnight. Use code: FROMTHEBLOG
- What is your favorite show currently?
- If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be?
- How do you deal with stress or anxiety?