Thirteen Things Thursday 3.29.12

I have too many things on my mind to write a logical post so let’s be random and jump around :)

Yesterday

Thing #1:  I ditched the gym in favor of a mani and shopping date with one of my girlfriends- it was fabulous to catch-up, get pampered, and find clothes that I want but currently can’t afford.  I got “First Dance” by OPI and thought it looked great, until I woke up this morning and saw that two of my fingernails got smudged.  I don’t know when it happened since they looked fine last night after I played with Charlie, made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, and did some pinning…

Thing #2:  Dinner was simple yet tasty…

Brown Rice

Steamed Stir-fry Veggies

Perdue Simply Smart Lightly Breaded Chicken Chunks,

TJ’s Teryiaki Sauce

…Voilà, dinner was served!  Ryan and I both agreed that we need to add this chicken teriyaki rice bowl into our meal rotation.  FYI: I can’t remember the last time I had Chinese food- I don’t like eating it because an hour later my stomach hurts.  Literally, every time.

Today

Thing #3:  I read this article this morning and it made me rethink assigning homework.

“What the research shows is that, in countries where they spend more time on homework, the achievement results are lower,” Dr Walker, from Sydney University’s Education Faculty, said.

Too bad that thought lasted for .02 seconds and I gave my students homework tonight.

Thing #4:  A mom of one of my students brought me a special delivery: a bottle of water, a dozen deliciously smelling roses, and a bag full of produce…  Too nice!

Thing #5:  After lunch I popped in a piece of cinnamon gum and it made my tongue tingle.  Is that normal?  Does anyone experience this?  I eat ground cinnamon almost every day and it doesn’t make my tongue tingle…

Thing #6:  Did you know that 1 out of every 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder?  Boys are five times as likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls [source].  To read more about autism, check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] website.

Thing #7:  I tested out my new sneakers and ran 5 [hilly] miles after school!  That’s a big accomplishment considering the farthest I’ve run in the past few months is no more than 1.5 miles.  I definitely want to and need to get back into my running routine!  Too bad I think that a few of my toenails are going to turn purple…

Thing #8:  My momma texted me earlier in the day asking if I wanted to go for a hike down to the river.  I couldn’t say no to a hike on such a gorgeous day and I’m so glad she asked- the scenery and the blue bell flowers were breathtakingly beautiful- a simple reminder why I love where I live!

Thing #9:  When I was reading Monica’s post over at Run, Eat, Repeat about her love for crab cakes, I realized that I have lived in the DC area for all of my 22 years of life and love crab cakes, but I have never eaten a Maryland crab cake!  I immediately texted one of my girlfriends and she informed me that she knows exactly where we need to go :)   FYI: Maryland is known for their crabs…

Thing #10:  I’ve been back and forth about it, but I think I need to try a gluten-free diet for at least a week.  The past few days I have limited my consumption to one or two servings of wheat and have noticed a difference.  Sad but true.

Thing #11:  Tonight Ryan and I are going to attempt Bess’ from Bess Be Fit “500 Challenge.”  The challenge is to do 500 ab exercises today…  I usually average 100 a day, so it’s just 5 times 100 [ha], OYE!

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Thing #12:  Tomorrow is the last day of the third quarter- I am in disbelief, time has literally flown out the window!  We’re having a party at the end of the day full of fun, food, crafts, and a movie…  I still need to figure out the craft and the movie.

Thing #13:  This week we’ve had spirit week at school [today was PJ day and I definitely participated :) ] because next week is spring break- WAHOOO]!

Daily Memorable Moment March 29:  Running 5 miles and going on a hike with my momma!

Question:  What workout did you do today?

Question:  Have you ever seen a blue bell?  I’ve also heard them be called blue bonnets…

— Life's a Bowl

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  1. Did you change our site? It looks nice!

    My friend is allergic to the cinnamon flavoring in gum so Big Red makes her tongue swell up. That is a random comment in response to one of your random things!

    • Life's a Bowl says:

      I changed the background color and made a new banner, made it feel more like “me” :) Thanks for noticing! Hm, that’s interesting about your friend and makes me wonder if I am too- my tongue doesn’t swell but it gets all tingly…

  2. I am jealous of your hike!! sounds like it was beautiful!!

    I also love the 2 new pics on the right of your blog with Charlie! so sweeeeeeet he is!

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