Sunday, June 29, 2014

Firecracker Chase 10.2 miles

I had a great time at the Firecracker Chase in Fayetteville Tn. 
I ran 10.2 miles with my friend Shelia by my side.

We had an eventful day:
  • Got up at 4:40 am
  • Drove to Tn and was there for race by 6 am
  • Finished race in 2 hrs 21 minutes.
  • Stopped by a fresh produce roadside stand and got tomatoes, blackberries, sweet potatoes, bell peppers and the best of all GREEN PLUM!
  • Went to Gander Mountain
  • Came home and showered, went to eat fajitas
  • Then road out to Thomas' brother's house to pick fresh produce from his garden.
  • Then, I decided I needed a new cat... why? I don't know. But, I went and picked up a free kitten.
  • Then home to show Thomas new kitten.
  • Then back out to buy kitty litterbox and supplies.
It was a full DAY!!! :)  But it was awesome!

 
This race had tons of loot:  A mug, a tech shirt, a hat and a medal.
 
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Whassss uppp???

I just figured I should update my blog because I haven't in so long.

I am down 8 lbs since the doctor said I was pre-diabetic. WOOOHOO!! I have been eating much better and really staying away from foods I know could raise my blood sugar.  This means no potatoes, no bread, no white pasta lol its grueling, but its working!

I feel so much better. 

The other things I started the same time I started eating better is I no longer drink soda... well I might have a sprite zero from time to time but it is rare and not daily.  I have had no caffeine in over 3 weeks now!!! :) No headaches or withdrawals any longer either.

I feel wonderful!

I also am finding a taste for red wine. I usually like the blush or white wines because the darks are so bitter to me... but I am loving this new Pinot Noir we found.  And, today on my way home from work I picked up a Train (my favorite band) Drops of Jupiter wine and a Dave Matthews dreaming tree Crush (blended red wine) to try over the next few days.  This has made me happy today. 
 
I have no idea what the weekend holds, but I assume it will be consuming some of this!!!
 
I have mucho chores that need to happen this weekend, so I hope I can stay on track and get it all done.
 
I also hope I can find time to write here more often..... lol

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Harmony Safari

We took a trip to Harmony Safari in south Huntsville and it was so much fun!!!  We had animals come up to our vehicle for food. 

Here are a few videos 
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204058116562795&set=vb.1520749751&type=3&theater

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The last one cracks me up because Thomas rolled the window down on my son and he freaked a bit haha.

I thought it was a great family day. We haven't had the funds to do much this summer.... so I am happy that we got to enjoy this day together without breaking the bank too much. :)

We also enjoyed some Hot wings at Tim's Cajun kitchen... YUM!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

More Doctor appointments really?

I went and met my new primary car doctor on Tuesday and he ordered some routine lab work.

I got a call this morning that my blood work showed my blood sugar was elevated (208) and the doctor wants me to come I and discuss this with him tomorrow.

UGhhhh I do not want to have a diagnosis of diabetes.... and even if he diagnosis it I am hopeful for the opportunity to work on my diet/nutrition to get things under control.

I have been eating too many hot wings, potatoes, chips, and bread.... I am a carbaholic and its not pretty... and tonight I am mourning the fact that the things I love to eat, are slowly killing me so maybe I should love them less.

Anyway, this could be the answer to some weird things that have been going on with me... and hopefully diet/exercise will be the solution.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garden or no Garden

Thomas and I have discussed having a garden several times this year.  We have had one thing after another needed done other than a garden though.  Like a lawnmower, we have had issues with lawnmowers since the mowing season has begun.

Luckily I am with a genius of a man, who has got the lawnmower working!! :)

And on a spur of the moment after dinner today we decided to go ahead and get some plants to plant for our garden.

We bought 5 different tomato plants, a green pepper plant, a yellow squash and zucchini squash plant. 

Came home and mowed the grass, got the tomato cages ready and was fixing to till up the yard when there was an issue with the tiller... yep it wouldn't work.  My guy took it apart and cleaned up the parts and put it all back together and got it running, but it isn't running great.... we need a part for it. 

So for now the plants are not in the ground, but if we have to we will just dig up a spot for them since we didn't get that many.... we will have some fresh garden veggies in our own back yard this summer and that makes me HAPPY! :)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A perfect run

We had planned for a long run on Sunday and that is when the Alabama Jubilee (balloon festival) has their famous key drop.

Leigh Ann and Ali met me and we started our run with the excitement of hot air balloons all around us.

 
We finished the run after 10 miles in the heat on the trails, and it was absolutely exactly what I needed!!!
 
I ♥ my running buddies!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I ♥ my friends

I have awesome friends and one of which is Heather who has been there with me through so many times in my life.  We are now closer than ever and it makes it possible to meet for date nights/dinner and such and I am loving it!!!!

Her and Darin met us for dinner on our drive back from Kentucky tonight.  We enjoyed a bottle of wine and nice meal at one of favorite places (Demo's). 

Plus, we have already made plans for a future date for Sushi.... :) It's wonderful being this close!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Brooke's Graduation

My sweet beautiful Niece Brooke graduated today and Thomas and I got to be there!!!

I am so proud of her and the young lady she is, and can't wait to see the awesomeness that she will continue to achieve.

She has and always will be extremely close to me and this goes back to early years when she was much like one of my own children.  I love her more than words would ever express and it makes me feel all sorts of emotions knowing she has reached this phase in her life already.

Here are photos from Graduation

Wishing her all the happiness on her journey.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Graduation for Keith

We went to Thomas' nephew Keith's Graduation tonight... I swear these kids are growing up entirely too fast!

I am so proud of him and the young man he is, he is smart, funny, polite, charming and handsome. 

I say this often to Thomas but he remind me of Justin Timberlake, he could be his twin. haha

It was a nice graduation ceremony and I wish nothing but wonderful things for him as he matures into and adult.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A cause to celebrate!!!!!

After a long and very anxious wait... I finally got great news!!!!

Fibrocystic, benign!!!! 

WHEWWWW, I can breath again.

I repeat the ultrasound with Surgeon in 6 months.... and then again in another 6 months.... but then back to GYN for yearly screening.

Sooooo, guess these two lil' lumps are just going to be a part of me. As long as they aren't trying to kill me, I guess that will be ok.