I love snow days just as much as the kids do, BUT we’re on snow day #3 (we also had Monday off in honor of MLK, Jr. Day) and I’m getting antsy. I’ve scrubbed both bathrooms, cleaned the kitchen, dusted the whole apartment, done all the laundry, been to the gym each day, watched countless hours of the news, gotten caught up in the drama of One Tree Hill and Breaking Bad, and pinned way too many things that I’ll never make…
I’d like to be back in the classroom, with my ridiculously silly and sweet students, talking about the weather (ha, ironic timing?!) and solving multiplication problems. My butt feels flatter than a pancake and if you look at our couch you can quickly see where Charlie and I have been cuddling. This morning I had another bowl of my current favorite oatmeal and felt inspired to make a batch of Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats so I’ll be walking to the grocery store later.
Thanks for letting me share my random rambles Amanda!
Thought #1: I may be getting tired of snow days, but I still love the snow. And my current computer background. And my spring countdowns. Hey, hey, hey Molly!
Thought #2: Last night I made Mini Mexican Meatloaves (recipe coming soon!) that were inspired by these Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves by Iowa Girl Eats. Meatloaf is one of the few leftovers that I enjoy (chili too) and think it actually tastes better the second day. Guess what we’ll be having for dinner tonight
Thought #3: I Juan-na say “YES!” whenever Juan Pablo says “Allison, do you accept this rose?” When I was at my momma’s house on Sunday she asked if I was watching this season of The Bachelor – I said yes, duh. It’s no surprise that JP appeals to all ages… I need to find my momma Latin lover.
Thought #4: Over the weekend I outlined my workouts through November. Crazy, right? The crazier thing is that I’m not feeling overwhelmed whatsoever. In the past I’ve felt the need to strictly adhere to a training schedule but this year my mindset is different. If I want to change something or switch days, that’s O.K. I’ve already made changes due to prior commitments, working late, needing an unplanned rest day. The schedule is a guideline and I like having an idea of what’s ahead.
Thought #5: What do you call the things that you wear on your feet when you workout or go for a run? Shoes or sneakers? I haven’t bought a new pair of running sneakers since the spring and after Sunday’s long run my feet were screaming. Any recommendations for running websites/stores with sweet deals?
Thought #7: Some of the terms that people have searched for on LAB are quite… Hilarious? Strange? Those are just from the past week, there are even better ones in the yearly summary. And you don’t even wanna see the spam comments. Air Jordans? Everyday. Sorry, I don’t have a lacrosse tattoo but that would be sweet. I have no idea who or what “zeichnungen” is. If you’re running in any of the same races that I am I hope you say “Hi!” if you see me! And Rice Krispies searcher, come back soon since I’m making a batch of Peanut Butter Rice Krispies today.
Thought #8: I made some major updates to LAB last year but I’m in the mood to change a few things, again. Only stipulation: I don’t wanna spend a bazillion $$$. Any recommendations for what to do or someone to contact?
Thought #9: Jessie and I exchanged messages about coordinating a Skype date. Minor detail: I don’t have Skype. Throughout college Ryan and I would occasionally iChat but to be honest, I hated it. Seeing his face made me miss him even more. I’m gonna look into downloading Skype today – I assume that it’s in the Apple Store?
Thought #10: These snow days have made me start to think about summer plans. Since schools are closed throughout the summer I need to find a summer job… Tutor? Nanny (again)? Server? Retail (again)?