Fun Facts Friday-Three Favorites

Today’s random facts are in threes.

Favorite songwriters:

1.  Mike Cooley, 2. Radney Foster, 3. Randy Rogers

Favorite bands:

1. Randy Rogers, 2. Jason Boland and the Stragglers, 3. Drive By Truckers

Favorite sports teams:

1. Houston Astros, 2. Texas Rangers, 3. Auburn Tigers (yes, i’m still a fan)

Favorite workouts:

1. weights, 2. running, 3. swimming

Favorite weekend getaways:

1. Gruene/New Braunfels, 2. anywhere with a beach, 3. home

Favorite holidays:

1. Birthdays(not just mine), 2. Texas Independence Day, 3. 4th of July

Favorite summer moments of 2014:

1. Florida trip, 2. June summer fun, 3. Riverwalk in SA


Best is yet to come


I really believe everything happens for a reason.  Lately I honestly have had to remind myself of that.

Next week I will likely be MIA from blog-land because I will be out of town on business all week.  I seriously doubt I will have the time or the energy to blog.  But I am certain the week will result in some interesting blog posts.  I LOVE those events.  It’s the weeks leading up to them that are insane.

I am pretty sure I will sleep all of next weekend because I will TOTALLY need it.  It’ll be worth it.


Fun Facts Friday

  • I still want to learn how to swim properly.
  • My hair is finally starting to get longer!
  • I have 2 James Avery charm bracelets.  One is overflowing, the other is slowly being built.  Both are very special to me.  One day I am going to blog about the meaning of each.
  • I am dying to go crazy in the kitchen again, but I only halfway cook since I’m in a temporary situation.  It’s only me to cook for 90% of the time, which is still and adjustment for me.
  • AIP is hard.  I want tortilla chips.  And salsa.  And just a little cheese.  And chocolate. It’s only been 8 days, I need to give it a full shot to see if it helps.  I’ve been feeling better, but not 100%.
  • I have a race VERY soon.  I am SO not ready.  I may be running with mom if she’s not still injured.
  • Drive by Truckers AND Lucero are both coming to Austin soon, not soon enough!  I have tickets for both already
  • I miss my friends.  I need to make the rounds and see everyone I can soon
  • There is no better feeling than feeling loved and appreciated

Fun Facts Friday

  • I am working retail for the first time in 9 years.  I like my holiday job.  People are a lot nicer than I remembered them being.  Who am I kidding?  It’s the quality of people I am sure.  Different city.  Different culture.  Different clientele.
  • I’ve surprisingly only bought myself a few small things with my nice discount.  I should probably look ahead to get something good for myself before the discount goes away in a few weeks.
  • My Christmas shopping this year was stress free and 0 physical effort.
  • I worked more days at my holiday job this week than I did at my real job.
  • I ran a 5 mile Christmas light run on Tuesday.  That was probably the 5th time i’ve run since Shiner.  I’m just not feeling it after that day.  It was a bad race mentally.
  • I have a new cortisol test pending.  Will see if anything has changed since last year.  Fingers crossed it has
  • I am only waking up once or not at all during the night now.  YES!
  • Transferred to another Dr. in the practice.  One that is supposed to be the best for hashi’s.  We will see where that goes
  • More labs this past week.  Fingers cross these help with making progress

happy friday!

Catching up

I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging, but I rarely take my personal laptop with me when I travel.  And I have been gone.  A lot.  I did this week, but it just stayed in the trunk of my car.  Eventually I will get back to my regular schedule (well the parts I want back!)

Halloween was pretty uneventful.  We had a happy hour and dinner with costumes the Monday before the holiday.  I didn’t dress up for work, I had planned on it, but had an unexpected meeting.


New toys.  My headphones broke Sunday at the gym, so I went and got some inexpensive new ones to tide me over until I figure out what I want.

IMG_2488[1]I am seeing what the Withings Pulse is like.  I am a dork when it comes to science and data.  I remember when I got my first Garmin Forerunner, I was hooked.  Then when I got a fancier Garmin, forget it!  I would analyze everything that came off that thing.  Nicole told me Stacy from PaleoMom loves hers, so I decided to go that way instead of another brand or model.

Got to see this guy on Sunday afternoon.  LOVE!  He’s walking a little bit and getting so big.  Miss his face!


I spent the whole week in San Antonio for work.  Long days, but it went well and I had fun.

I gave up my room at our host hotel, because one of my coworkers needed the room more than I did.  But the last night, I got this:

IMG_2541[1]The suite was awesome.  It was like a badass apartment.  Top of the hotel with the best views.


I wish  I had been there the whole time!  The room I had  given up was an upgrade, but not top of the line suite nice 🙂  My boss left early, so I got to enjoy the suite.  Boy did I sleep well.

Got off early today because I had worked too much for the week.  Good stuff 🙂  Zoe’s for lunch, Orange is the New Black on Netflix, and yoga pants.

Fun Facts Friday

I am so excited about new things right now, i’m such a dork.

  • my stand up desk.  I have stood except in meetings and while eating breakfast and lunch everyday this week.  My feet hurt at the end of the day, but I am not used to standing AT ALL during the day.
  • I am more productive standing up, but I don’t type as fast.  Weird.
  • My kombucha brew.   I am getting impatient waiting for it to be ready for bottling and flavoring.  I tasted it a few days ago and it wasn’t ready, too sweet 😦
  • Speaking of kombucha, I am totally addicted.  Even drinking half a bottle a day is expensive, now I know what Starbucks addicts deal with
  • I canned some spicy carrots on Monday, I hope they are ready today.
  • Tried a couple of new recipes that rock, will be posting reviews soon.
  • I really want to take Dan to Enchanted Rock this weekend, he’s never been and I haven’t been since I was a freshman in college for a geology class
  • We are trying to decide on bids for our deck.  I am getting REALLY impatient, this was supposed to happen last spring.  We have a giant backyard and never go out there because are patio is tiny, like 10×10 tiny.  And it has a smoker, grill, table, plants, and a cooler on it too.  I want to enjoy the weather and finally landscape that sucker too.  Dan didn’t want any landscaping in the backyard until the deck is built.
  • I am getting inducted into the sorority’s topaz society next Saturday.  Unfortunately I probably won’t be able to travel to College Station for the ceremony.  I can’t believe it’s been over 10 years since I was an OPA pledge.
  • They aren’t new, but i’ve been rocking my Ahnu shoes extra lately.  They are the most comfortable to wear for standing at work and they are adorable too.  I can’t wait to get another pair.

Fun Facts Friday

Another installment of Fun Facts Friday!

  • I can’t stand trash in my car.  I put everything in my cupholder if it fits and I must get rid of it immediately.  If I’m on a roadtrip, you better believe there is a trash bag and it gets dumped whenever possible.
  • I hate eating in the car and I try not to.  I hate food smells in my car and I am not a fan of eating on the road.  When I first got my car, Dan borrowed it and ate 2 am Whataburger in it.  I just about flipped out the next morning when my car smelled like fries.
  • I keep emergency snacks in my glove compartment and my purse.
  • I can’t stand too many emails in my inbox.  I either delete them or put them in folders, unless I need them right away.
  • Dan got me hooked on Adam Carolla’s podcast.  I listened to all of the ones I could download (been working on them since October).  I am now in real time and was sad when I didn’t have any more to listen to.  Good thing they put them out almost every day!  I’ve been listening to them in the car and when working out.
  • He also got me addicted to Duck Dynasty.  I’m usually pretty good about not watching whatever reality tv everyone gets sucked into.  I thought, this has to be the stupidest idea for a tv show ever! I was wrong, I really like it.  Plus I like that they show good values and prayer in their show.  That’s something you don’t really see.
  • I almost always sleep with White Noise either from my alarm clock or on my phone
  • Last Wednesday I finally caved and got an iphone.  I started with a Blackberry, then an Android, now the iphone 5.  So far, so good.  Any must have apps?

Happy Friday!