Lots on my mind…

Apparently means that I clean every surface of my house. In the last 2 hours I have accomplished the following: House straightened up and dusted, bathroom clean, laundry done and put away, kitchen scrubbed and hopefully worked through everything swirling around in my head. Now time for reading in bed and early lights out to hopefully get the rest of the weekend heading in a more positive direction.

Which is sure to happen as Saturday and Sunday are full of all kinds of fun things with some of my favorites!

Email from the receptionist at work…

Subject: Building Alert

Cute guys are in the building.

I know you’ve been dating someone.

However, you can still look.  Yes?

Random Thursday Thoughts…

  • I haven’t quite come to terms that It’s more than halfway through August, where the heck did the summer go?!
  • Along these same lines, I’ve been saying all summer I was going to go to a Nationals game, yet I still haven’t and now looking at the rest of the home games I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to make that happen :(
  • Book Club tonight and the host is doing a pasta bar, I repeat a PASTA BAR. This is my kind of heaven.
  • Natasha and I came up with all kinds of guidelines for the DietBet to hopefully stay on track and then we made plans to go out for Thai food the first day of the challenge, we’re going to be awesome at this… 
  • My boss gave me the go ahead to get a new travel computer as the netbook I have now, I hateee. Anyone have a good travel laptop that is lightweight but not tiny like a netbook, that small keyboard and screen kill me for work things. 
  • I took a nap on my desk during lunch, as I was fading and it was amazing, might need to do that more often. 
  • 49 more minutes until the work day is over, not that I’m counting down or anything…

17 Secret Problems Every Foodie Has While Trying To Lose Weight

littlejandthecity:

This hits home…hard.

Yup…

newlywedbalance:

This spring / summer I’ve developed an obsession to zucchini noodles and after making due with a julienne peeler, I finally bit the bullet and bought a $25 spiralizer. It feels like a silly kitchen tool but given the fact that I eat zucchini noodles at least twice a week, I think it will get a lot of use.
I am looking forward to using my spiralizer on a whole bunch of veggies so this cheat sheet from Inspiralized will come in very handy!

Very relevant to my new zoodle obsession. They were SO good! 

newlywedbalance:

This spring / summer I’ve developed an obsession to zucchini noodles and after making due with a julienne peeler, I finally bit the bullet and bought a $25 spiralizer. It feels like a silly kitchen tool but given the fact that I eat zucchini noodles at least twice a week, I think it will get a lot of use.

I am looking forward to using my spiralizer on a whole bunch of veggies so this cheat sheet from Inspiralized will come in very handy!

Very relevant to my new zoodle obsession. They were SO good! 

postgradslump:

i know this was going around a little while ago but if anyone is interested my friend and i started a challenge.
it starts on saturday (aug 23) and will go until september 19th. it’s a $20 bet and the more players we have the bigger the pot is! if everyone meets their goal you get your $20 back. if people don’t, the rest of the pot gets split.
if anyone is unfamiliar with dietbet you should check it out.
& then join us! we can motivate each other. please feel free to spread the word and the link.

Eeek just signed up for this. Now to convince Natasha and Laura to do it too :) 

postgradslump:

i know this was going around a little while ago but if anyone is interested my friend and i started a challenge.

it starts on saturday (aug 23) and will go until september 19th. it’s a $20 bet and the more players we have the bigger the pot is! if everyone meets their goal you get your $20 back. if people don’t, the rest of the pot gets split.

if anyone is unfamiliar with dietbet you should check it out.

& then join us! we can motivate each other. please feel free to spread the word and the link.

Eeek just signed up for this. Now to convince Natasha and Laura to do it too :) 

Super excited to try Zoodles!! (Mostly because Zoodles is my new favorite word)

Super excited to try Zoodles!! (Mostly because Zoodles is my new favorite word)

To say yesterday was a struggle is so beyond an understatement. I’m pretty sure I drank half the alcohol in DC and forgot for a moment I am 30 and not in fact a college student still. Jolene lucked out and got to do some major snuggling and couch time which isn’t normally allowed. Though I certainly can’t handle night like Saturday very often, it was so so so much fun (while minus the killer hangover). 

P.s. A boy made me beef Wellington (which is so beyond my cooking skills) last night, it was delicious but I kind of wish I wasn’t hungover and felt like dying, as I feel like it would have been more enjoyable…

To say yesterday was a struggle is so beyond an understatement. I’m pretty sure I drank half the alcohol in DC and forgot for a moment I am 30 and not in fact a college student still. Jolene lucked out and got to do some major snuggling and couch time which isn’t normally allowed. Though I certainly can’t handle night like Saturday very often, it was so so so much fun (while minus the killer hangover).

P.s. A boy made me beef Wellington (which is so beyond my cooking skills) last night, it was delicious but I kind of wish I wasn’t hungover and felt like dying, as I feel like it would have been more enjoyable…

Sign of a good night…

Finding a fruit by the the foot in my bag the next morning. Just living my best life over here…

mashable:

Lena the Rottweiler totally understands your love of a nice, relaxing shower after a long day.

Holy adorable…

(via justcallmeemilyv)