1. Coffee is magical.
I stopped at Starbucks on the way home from school yesterday. I was so jacked up on caffeine that I washed the dishes, started a load of laundry, and made dinner all within moments of coming in the door. Then we had to eat at 4:45, wash dishes again, and rewash the laundry this morning because I forgot to dry it last night. Lesson learned: it’s not good to be productive. I also didn’t work out last night, but that was an entirely different story. I did, however, get up early this morning to run two miles before work. Coffee, once again, helped fuel this feat.
2. It’s almost half marathon training time.
I officially start training for ZOOMA on October 21st. I’m really going to do it this time, y’all. I’ve always been afraid to train, because I’m scared to fail. Not anymore. This buttercup is gonna suck it up. I’m pretty sure I’m going to follow the Hal Higdon intermediate plan. We shall see.
3. It’s also time to bust out the ol’ Crock Pot.
I have plans to make shrimp creole, vegetarian lasagna, and “breakfast for dinner” in the crock pot next week. THREE days of not cooking at night? Count me in. Feel free to share any of your favorite crock pot recipes with me.
4. Speaking of Shrimp, the frozen variety is life saving.
We seriously wouldn’t have had dinner last night if it wasn’t for a bag of shrimp in our freezer. We randomly grabbed it at Costco recently. They were legit the best thing I’ve ever had. Plus, I mean, when are nachos bad? Adding shrimp just made them that much better. Then tonight I made buffalo shrimp and I think it was even better than the nachos. Yowza.
5. “My mom’s titties are outside.”
That’s great news, honey. I have a student in my class who can’t say her /k/ sounds yet. It leads to interesting conversations. PS: no, I would never actually mock this child. This one instance was just too funny to not share.
6. “Your hair is braided! Look!”
It’s a shame that they can’t come help me get ready all the time. I had some intense hair after this. Luckily for them, I don’t really have high standards for my appearance.
7. I have a girl’s weekend planned!
Remember my race that got canceled? Well, instead of finding another race for that weekend, we’re just going to go to the fair and then go out on the town. Do people say “out on the town” anymore?
8. What should I be for Halloween?
I know that I should be asking what my child should be, but I refuse to grow up. I sort of want to plan a group outfit for the whole family. I thought about being Miley, Ryne being Robin Thicke, and Maddux being a teddy bear. I quickly realized that would be a terrible idea. 😉 I also think we should all be bikers. We’re pretty hardcore, so I think we could pull it off.
9. My boys are twins born 25 years apart.
They are best friends and I am no longer cool. It’s upsetting, but I think it’s something I’m going to have to live with unless I have a daughter.
10. I’m under the influence.
Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and homemade simple syrup. Goodnight, you guys. We’re enjoying these while we watch This is the End. I hope it’s funny. Honestly, though, my friend tequila will make me think it is regardless. Take my future movie review with a grain of salt… or salt-rimmed glass. Your call. Also, you can blame the alcohol for me typing “yowza” earlier. Sorry.
Happy freakin’ Friday, you guys! We’ll be in Charlotte tomorrow, so I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to pop in. Have a great weekend!