Organizing my life. And a pizza update. And some other stuff…

It’s Saturday morning. I’ve been up since 6:45 am. My brain is a jumbled mess, my office floor looks like a bookshelf because I’m in the process of moving my bookshelf from the living room to the office, my desk looks like a tornado flew over it, and my bedroom floor looks like the closet and dresser threw up. Since it’s a fresh year, fresh start, and I’m finally done with training for my 2nd job (which means going forward I’ll be working it from home in the evenings), I feel like I can finally breathe and get my life put back together and work on some of the stuff on my to-do list. 🙂 It’s a great feeling to have a minute to get myself re-organized, but at the same time it’s so time consuming because I get side-tracked from things I’m finding…

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First of all, let me say that the month of December was rough as far as workouts go. With being in training from 6-10 pm Monday through Friday, it left me little time to get in a great workout. Or at least a workout comparable to what I’m used to. Sure, I worked up a sweat every time, but they never left me as sore as I’m used to being. 😉 And after finally making it to strength class last Monday, I realized just how much I kinda “lost fitness”. After 20 minutes of class, my entire body was jello. AND, jello sounded really good at that moment. After 25 minutes, I looked at my mom and said, “I’m going to die.” I know now what dying is going to be like. My marathon was easier than that. Obviously, after almost cancelling my gym membership all together, I decided to NOT cancel it. 🙂

Side note: do you keep track of your miles per year? I actually did last year. Kinda. I mean, I write them in my little handy-dandy purse calendar – along with ALL of my workouts – so I was able to go back and add them all up. 🙂 668.5 for the year of 2014. I think I can do better this year. 🙂 Like, 1000 miles at least. Especially considering all of the races I wanna do! My best month was August with 103.1 and my absolute worst month was December with a total of 13 – THIRTEEN! – miles. I over did myself in December…

Next random: I started my boards. I have my January “resolutions”/goals written down in front of my face now. 🙂 And then the other board is just for blog notes, ideas, etc…

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Next random piece of information that I need to share with you because well, it’s just too funny to NOT share with the world. 🙂 My mom. She has always hated coffee. The smell. The taste. Coffee breath. Everything about coffee. And she drinks energy drinks for the “kick”. And I yell at her about them. 🙂 So when she was with The Hus at my marathon in October – ya know, waiting around in the cold, early, hours for me for like, 5 hours, The Hus bought her a peppermint mocha from Tim Hortons. She loved it. She then went on to form a habit where she stops at the gas station every morning on her way to work (at 5 am) and gets a peppermint  cappuccino with shots of espresso. Hard core. So when she was at our house for Christmas last week, she actually tried “straight” coffee with peppermint creamer. When I say “straight” coffee, I mean, she had some coffee with her creamer. She put so much creamer in the drop of coffee, that she had to warm the coffee creamer up.

See? I never let down with the funny stories. 🙂

Sit back down. I’m not done with the randomness. Here is another game we play: ‘Where’s Roxy? We can’t see/find her…’

Oh, I’m not done yet! You won’t wanna go anywhere for this important announcement! It involves New Years Eve and pizza. And Bellacino’s. 🙂 New pizza place. New year. = great night.

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Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. Great box of pie. We got a plain cheese for The Nephew, a veggie for my mom and I, and a buffalo chicken. I don’t know about the cheese pizza, but the other 2 were beyond great! And The Nephew ate the whole small cheese pizza, so I’m gonna guess it was pretty good. 😉 Not a super thin crispy crust, but it wasn’t super thick either, so it was still good in my book! Perfect amount of toppings – not too much – and the sauce was REALLY good! HIGHLY recommend! 🙂

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The Hus: pizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizza

The Mom: pizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizza

The Nephew: pizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizzapizza

Aaaaaaand, I think that’s all I need to share with you today. For now. 🙂 Back to working on blog stuff which involves moving from WP.com to WP.org and getting set up on Blue Host. And then hopefully next week, after the stress of this move wears off, I’ll make the change to a Genesis framework and a new theme. 🙂 So please forgive any “messes” you see on the blog right now…or if it goes down or something. I’m an IT/web “dummy” trying to do it all by myself so that I actually learn some ins and outs of my website. 🙂

Have you had to switch over to a self-hosted site? Any tips, ideas, heads ups you wanna give me???

What did you do for New Years Eve??

What is one of your favorite holiday traditions growing up and did you create a new tradition once you moved out of your parents house???

 

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The start of a New Year.

 

 

 

 

The start of a NEW year. NEW beginnings. Fresh starts. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Typically I don’t. I just figured, eh, no one ever keeps them so why bother setting them anyway? But it’s still not a bad idea to just look at your life, look at the past year, and evaluate the direction you are headed and if that is the direction you want to be going. I think something I might try to do this year, is to evaluate my resolutions on the first of each month. Maybe write some goals – resolutions – in my office above my desk, so that they are front and center, in my face, and then they will remind me each month to check to see if I’m moving in the direction I wanted to go (or change).

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A bad habit that I’m going to break: keeping myself so busy that I’m always in a hurry and end up putting The Hus on the back burner because “he’ll understand I’m busy, and he needs waaaaaay more alone time than me”.

 

A destination I’d like to visit: Um, I don’t even know where to start here. I wanna visit the freaking WORLD. But this year? Let’s just go with Myrtle Beach. I’ve been there a LOT because growing up I had family that lived an hour from there, and now we have The Hus’ uncle who lives ON the beach, but I haven’t been there in YEARS and we SERIOUSLY need a vacay!

I’m going to work harder at: “disconnecting and unplugging”…I want to work harder/more on my blog, but at the same time I want to have a day (probably Sunday) where I am 100% disconnected from all technology and social media. 1. I need that; and 2. My family needs that. 

A project I’d like to finish: making a wine cork wreath. This sounds ridiculous typing that, but I have had the wreath idea for at least a year and I’ve been saving corks for longer than that. I even have my mom’s hot glue gun to do it. I think the glue gun has been in my closet for a year? (Still can’t decide which one….obviously the ‘M’ would be a ‘G’. 🙂 )

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A class I’d like to take: Schwinn cycling instructor class in April! And hopefully classes to become a certified health coach. 🙂

I’d like to spend more time doing: biking and kayaking! We bought bikes last year and went maybe twice. I want to go on more bike rides this year. And we went kayaking for the first time last summer and I LOVED it, so I want to do that more this year – so relaxing and peaceful and a GREAT upper body workout! 😉

A food I want to eat more of: veggies. This can ALWAYS be an improvement, right?!

I want to wear more: non-workout clothes! Hence the membership with stitchfix. 😉 

A good deed I’m going to do: volunteer with Girls on the Run! And hopefully make it to my church’s food pantry more!

A race I’m going to run: So far, on my list for the first half of the year: Run The Bluegrass half in Lexington, KY; Kentucky Derby half in Louisville, KY; Cap City half in The ‘Bus; and Pittsburgh half in PA! And that is hopefully just the tip of the iceberg for 2015 races. 😉 And hopefully TWO fulls. AND! After watching desert runners, I THINK I wanna try my feet at an ultra. Two that I’m looking at: Laurel Highlands Ultra in Ohiopyle, PA; and Burning River Endurance run in Willoughby Hills, OH.  So if anyone wants to run and have a road trip with me, you don’t even need to apply! – your IN! 🙂

A book I’d like to read: give me some suggestions!! I LOVE to read, but have gotten out of the habit of reading the last 5 or 6 years because while I was in school, the last thing I ever wanted to do, was to read more! My goal: at least 1 book a month. (I think this was a resolution last year and I did read a few books last year, but I want to read MORE!) I can read a book in a day or so, but at least 1 a month would make me slow down for a day. 🙂

So our NYE was great. I was fast asleep on the couch before 10:00pm. The Hus woke me up at 12:30 to go to bed and said he and my nephew watched the ball drop. After making it to bed (I was a total zombie), I laid there for a good 2 hours. Wide awake. Thinking. And thinking. Aaaaand thinking. 🙂 Good times. But we DID have pizza from a new place so I’ll be sure to share that with you later! 🙂

Part of my sleeping problem lately though, is due to a 2nd job. This is the reason for my crazy-busy schedule the last 2 months. I was in training for a 2nd job, part time,  Monday through Friday from 6-10 pm. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to do much of ANYTHING! But Friday is my last day of training, and starting on Tuesday, I will be working from home, so that will allow me to be able to 1. have time for working out in b/w jobs, or running errands; and 2. pay off the ridiculous amount of medical bills. This year. Apparently it’s more expensive to have a miscarriage than it is to have and raise a kid for 18 years. 🙂 I kid. And I can joke about it now, but that’s really what it feels like. But i’m done being mad about it. I’m done being rebellious. I’m done being bitter. I’m done being sad. I’m ready for other adventures. Time to put on my big girl panties and Dave Ramsey the crap out of them in ONE year – so there’s another resolution! 😉

So tell me, how was YOUR New Years? What did you do??
 What are some of YOUR resolutions???

I am now off to do something that I should have done a loooooong time ago! – Sign up with Bluehost and switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org! So wish me luck and hopefully you won’t see anything messy with the blog! 😉