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My “Short”lived Vacuum

I wish I’d had my camera with me when I opened up my baby boy’s door this morning.  Most of the time, he’s partially awake but I think he’s going to be just like his Mama and make getting out of bed and mornings in general the most dramatic part of life, so I have to rub his back and talk to him and coax his lazy little body out of the bed each day.  Today however, he was sitting up in his bed with every blanket he has in his room (which is about five, counting the two already on his bed) piled on top of him.  I asked him if he was cold, and he said, “No, I not.”  Well okay then.  Super cute though 🙂


Two cups of coffee with a Clif Bar

Clif Bar


We decided to get Arby’s at the office today so I had the Roast Turkey Farmhouse Salad with just a touch of honey mustard dressing.  It was actually very good, a little small for me since I like a BIG salad and then for a snack this afternoon, a Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bar.  That should hold me until supper this evening.

Salad Luna Bar

I also have a new problem.  My vacuum cleaner.  You may remember a few weeks ago I posted about my vacuum cleaner problem with a short in the cord resulting in my loss of sanity and a filthy house, however, the repair shop called finally and the diagnosis was not good.  Not only is there a short in the cord, there is also a short in some panel on the inside of the vacuum that will cost $200 just for the part to have it fixed.  Gracious.  So, now I’m at a loss.  It’s a good vacuum but it’s also a few years old.  Do I pay the ridiculous amount to have it fixed or do I start vacuum shopping?

Anyone have a vacuum out there they absolutely love? 

Any brands that you are loyal to?

Return of the Eats

Today was another beautiful day so after work, we ran around outside for as long as possible.  My Rylnn did help me sweep out the garage 🙂

Rylnn Sweep

And my azaleas out in front of my house are just stunning this year!

Azaela Azaelas

I have also not been doing a very good job at logging my food (and my waistline is proving that to me every single day!) so here it comes…The Return of the Eats!


2 of these beauties and half a Clif bar, with my two cups of coffee of course


Clif Bar


I had two salad bowls from the salad bar (with just a TINY bit of dressing), one slice of cheese pizza, and one cinnamon stick.  This afternoon, I did have another Clif bar for a snack because I was almost getting hangry!


I had another large salad with romaine lettuce, a touch of shredded cheddar, and the leftover shrimp from the Mother’s Day shrimp boil.  My dessert was one of the amazing Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Truffles we picked up from Trader Joe’s last Saturday.  Yum.

My legs are still screaming at me from the 40-30-20-10 workout where I think I did 239847 million lunges, so tonight my cardio was running around the yard after my baby and then I just stuck to Giselle’s Summer Ready Challenge of 100 sit-ups, 50 squats, and 25 push-ups.

Now it’s time to go catch up on Hell’s Kitchen episodes (guilty pleasure show!) and then crawl into my sweet bed!

Do you have a guilty pleasure show?



CrossFit Inspired

So yesterday evening after I got Ryman in bed, I had full intentions of completing a long-awaited and much anticipated Jillian date, but after I stuck in the shred dvd and started my usual routine, I just wasn’t feeling it.  I decided instead to come up with my own CrossFit inspired workout to try and change things up a little and keep my mind occupied instead of focusing on the fact that I was dead tired and just wanted to take a shower and lay down!

I came up with six different exercises and decided to see how long it took to complete 12 reps of each exercise and then complete each round 4 times.  First, burpees, then tricep dipsjumping loungesbutterfly sit-ups, push-ups, and jump squats.  It took me a little over 4 minutes to complete each round and by the end of the 4th round,  and I was flat WORN OUT and my quads are feeling it today!


This morning when Rylnn woke up, he was like a completely different child.  Totally fever free and back to his crazy, dragon self, running around with reckless abandon.  I. Loved. Every. Second.  After seeing him down and so miserable, I actually appreciated his “wild” today.  I started the day with an egg sandwich on Ezekiel Bread and homemade peach jelly (I know it may sound gross, but it’s amazing!) and then I had a Clif bar for a mid-morning snack.

Egg Peach Sandwich Clif Luna Bar

Lunch was another piece of bread (loving my carbs!) with peanut butter slathered all over the top and a handful of almonds, with three chocolate covered pecans.  Then I snacked on a banana this afternoon and enjoyed a Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap from McDonald’s for supper, followed by a salted caramel mocha from the bookstore this evening.  It was a yummy day!


It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow, so I hope we can find something entertaining to get into indoors…Any suggestions??


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