I’m baaaaacccckkkk

Hi everyone! So I’m guilty… i don’t even remember the last time I posted an update! I’m so sorry that I fell off the face of the planet. But I am back now! 

So I have been having a pretty low key life lately. I had my weekend trip to Boone and I had a great time! It was so nice to see people I haven’t seen in ages. The last time I saw some of them I was really sick and unhealthy, so it was nice to see them when I was back in my true body. I just felt so much better! It was a little strange being in Boone, but it still felt familiar. A few pictures from my trip:8 7 4 3 2 1 5 6

After I got back from Boone I spent the week alone at home since my parents went back to Baltimore. I got to relax a lot and I took care of the horses for a few days while Renee took G to a show. A few pictures from the week:9 10 11 12 13

It’s official! Madelyne now lives down here! I am so excited to have her down here. She came down on friday with my aunt and uncle and then we all helped her move into her apartment on Saturday. Before we met at her apartment my mom ran her first ever 5k! We did the I Am Too Sexy 5k in Durham and we had a blast! My dad even went to support us. I beat my goal of finishing under 28 minutes at about 27:32 and I also just happened to be the second woman to finish! My mom also beat her goal and came in at around 42 minutes. I was so happy for her!14 15 16 17 18

We spent the rest of the day with the family. On Sunday I made a delicious breakfast featuring the jalapeno bread my parents brought back from the amish market. Yumm! I fed the horses and then came home and then my dad helped me to work on my bed frame. We worked on it for a longgg time and I was so glad to have it done! We had to take a trip to Lowe’s but then we finished it up. The frame ended up being a little bit big for the mattress and we noticed a few small mistakes that we made, but I still think it looks great and I am so happy with it!19 20 21 22

Today I went back to work for the first day since before Boone! I had been in briefly in the mornings last week, but not to actually work. So today was my first scheduled day and it felt good to be back. My mom and I went to the gym after I was done with work and we had a great workout. My dad cooked up a great dinner and now we are all just hanging out enjoying our night. Hope you all have been doing well! I will definitely do a better job of doing my blog posts in the days to come! 

Is Pole Dancing a Hobby?

This morning I was up bright and early! I quickly got ready to hit the road for a day trip to Boone with my dad to drop off some things for athletic training and to pick up the rest of my things from my apartment. Before I left I snapped a picture of the butterscotch banana cake that I made and the farm fresh eggs that Marty (from the barn) gave us. I sadly didn’t try the cake last night. I ate dinner really late and I was ready for bed when I was done blogging. But tonight I am doing it! For real this time! ImageMy mom did the butterscotch glaze… She kind of messed it up, but it will taste the same so no biggie 🙂 ImageSO MANY EGGS. We will have to figure out what to do with all of them. I grabbed my overnight oatmeal and packed it up. My mom wanted me to have another something with it, so I made a slice of cinnamon toast. I ate that when we first started our mini road trip around 7:30. ImageAt 9 I was ready for my oatmeal! Raspberry vanilla = taste bud happiness. Not the prettiest, because it is in a plastic container… ImageRecipe:

-1/4 cup old fashioned oats (uncooked)

-1/3 cup skim milk

-1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

-1-1/2 teaspoons chia seeds

-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1 tablespoon raspberry preserves

-1/3 cup fresh raspberries (cut in half)

I first put everything but the fresh berries in the container, then shook it up so erthang was nice n’ blended. Then I gently mixed in the fresh berries and stuck it in the fridge overnight!

On our way, the best song came on the radio. Background story: about a week ago my mom asked my dad and I what song we would have play if we were a baseball player and we were walking up to bat. I immediately started singing “if you want my body, and you think I’m sexy, come on, sugar, let me know.” Nothing like some Rod Stewart. So I thought it was hilarious when that came on the radio. Do you know what your at bat song would be?

When we made it to Boone we first went to my apartment to pick up the checkbook and money box for athletic training. You will not believe what was in the kitchen of my apartment. Are you ready for this? A stripper pole! I repeat, a stripper pole! The roommate I was living with is letting her guy friend live in her room for the summer. My dad pretty much summed it up: “I guess everyone has their hobby.” So true, yet so weird. We both got a nice chuckle from that. Then my dad and I headed over to campus to drop off the checkbook. I was so happy that I got to see Ashley and Jamie. They are seriously the sweetest athletic trainers/professors. After chatting with them for a few minutes we headed back to my apartment to pack up all my things. There was more there than I remembered… woops! Luckily everything fit in the truck and in the bins that I brought along. My dad then dropped me off at Macado’s because I made plans with my friends Liz and Ciera to have lunch with them. It was so great to see them! It has been so long and it was great to catch up and have some girl time. Image

They make me look like such a slob! Haha. Lunch went well. I took a few minutes to look over the menu, but that’s ok, we were busy with conversation! I eventually ordered a turkey sandwich with swiss, lettuce, tomato and avocado. I ate half of it and got a box for the rest. Lunch was over before I knew it. And then out of no where it started raining! I had to go back to my apartment to drop off my keys at the clubhouse and then we were on the road again. I read Self magazine for a little bit and around 3:30 I decided to eat the rest of my sandwich. I like the idea of spreading my lunch out and not having to cram everything into my stomach. Because of that though, I didn’t have a snack. I kind of counted that as my snack though. It works, right? When I got home I unloaded all of my things from the truck and then watched a show on my laptop. Next I helped my mom get dinner ready. We just sliced up some carrots and zucchini into sticks to bake them, boiled some spinach ravioli and sliced up a rotisserie chicken. It was a super easy dinner to prepare. ImageI struggled slightly with the idea of adding a sauce or parmesan cheese to the ravioli. I also wasn’t comfortable with the amount of chicken. I originally had a little less but my mom told me I needed more. I think I struggled with that because I felt like there was a lot of turkey on my sandwich from lunch. I need to remember something Mary always says: “Every meal or snack is its own opportunity.” Meaning I shouldn’t allow what I previously ate or what I am going to eat dictate what I eat for the current meal or snack. That is something that I really need to work on. I know I will get there though. Now I think I am going to go pick what flavor of overnight oatmeal I want to try tomorrow for breakfast. I want to try and sleep in tomorrow, but I don’t know if that will happen. It will be nice not to have to think about breakfast though if I go ahead and prepare it tonight. First I might go watch the end of the Pirates game! Hope everyone had a great Monday! One day closer to the weekend!