Made it to Thursday!! Gosh this week feels long – my body sure is having a hard time getting back into the swing of things!! As I was thinking about this morning’s post, I had a whole lot of jumbled thoughts swimming around in there, so, I thought that I’d just go the random route J
Lately, I just cannot get enough water! Usually I struggle to hydrate as the weather starts to turn cooler (that hasn’t really happened yet though), but all I’ve wanted to do is guzzle, guzzle, guzzle water. I am finding myself with either dry mouth or I feel like I decided to eat a salt lick. I guess in the long run, this “problem” is not really a problem since you can’t really ever have enough water! But it’s kinda annoying to drink, and then continue to feel like I need more! In other news, I want to eat ALL THE THINGS about every 10 minutes, so maybe there’s some correlation?
I really, really, really want to go apple picking! P and I go just about every year, so it’s kind of become a tradition for us. We were going to head out last weekend, but then discovered that honeycrisp apples (which I am TOTALLY obsessed with), are not in season until mid-September. I am sure hoping that they are ready THIS weekend. P has even been asking me to make apple pie – which never happens – he’s not a big pie fan! Yesterday when I was in the grocery store, I did pick up some Macintosh apples though – and then forgot to pack one for lunch. Oops.
I’m not sure what it is about autumn impending that brings out the Betty Crocker in me, but I have had the quite the craving to bake lately. Part of my reason for picking up apples yesterday was to try out Courtney’s Apple Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal – it looks amazing JI’ll just have to hide the raisins on P. I think I know what Saturday breakfast will be… I also want to bake like 14 different kinds of cookies lately!! Although, based on other’ blog posts, at least I’m not the only one!
Don’t you want it RIGHT NOW?
- Last weekend I suddenly developed (what appears to be) a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Happened out of nowhere, and it’s SO gross looking. L Research indicates that these type of cysts are fluid filled cysts that are not cancerous or harmless – they develop in the joints and are most commonly found on the back of the wrist – which is where mine is. Most of the time, they are just left alone, although if there is discomfort and pain, they can be aspirated (drained, essentially) – except there’s a high likelihood that they’ll come back. I have experienced some pain, but nothing too extreme until yesterday – the BBB workout was an upper body workout that included lots of planks and push-ups, and today my hand is noticeably bothering me…. I may have to call the doctor … although I’m pretty sure I’m going to be told, let’s “wait and see.”
I need a new travel coffee mug. Any recommendations? Mine is starting to get icky – and it’s not really big enough. I’m currently using a “Brugo” mug, but I don’t love it.
I recently decided to participate in a “21-Day Relationship Challenge” through Gretchen Rubin (the author of The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home”). I follow her blog, and she offers several different “challenges” – this one looked the most interesting to me, and it was free. Always a plus. Every day I get a new challenge through my email for improving my relationships – it’s pretty neat. I plan to do a full post about this, but you can check it out here
On Sunday, little brother participated in the Special Olympics Regionals for softball – and he got to carry the torch as part of the opening ceremonies – pretty cool!!!! His picture even made it into the Special Olympics newsletter! So, he’s kinda famous! (Speaking of Special Olympics, I’m running a 5K race at the end of October to support their efforts – and it involves zombies!). It’s so amazing how many organizations/activities/groups that I end up involved in all because of Craig.
I’ve been feeling VERY stressed/frustrated about housework done lately. Typically we try to fit it all in on Sundays, which makes me feeling cranky and crazy, and makes enjoying the weekend really difficult – and it’s no way to start of the week!! So last week I made a little “weekly household chore” chart – I chose two to three things that could be accomplished each day, so that some housework would already be accomplished and there would be less overall to do on the weekends I also left blank spaces to write things in, and also left Saturday open as well. It hangs on the fridge, and I laminated it so that we could use a dry-erase maker to cross off the different chores so we could see what was done. P and I are just starting to use it consistently, but so far it’s working great. And most importantly, I feel less stressed!!!
That’s all I got today friends, my brain is officially on shut down mode already! It’s been tough getting back into work mode and I’ve been ready for bed at about 8:00 every night! I hope your Thursday is rolling along!!
Answer me this: Tell me something good about today!!
~ Brittany xo