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“I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you.”




Typical greeting for a typical day. I mean, typical except for the fact that my dining room table has been taken over by some strange book report that involves making a snowman out of Styrofoam. Projects for kids have gotten a lot more complicated.


Bring back paper book reports! Rah rah sis boom bah!

I actually don’t have that much to say in this post, besides the random cheering anyway.


Yesterday I spent a chunk of my day painting closets in Cate’s new house. Before I started Justin actually said to me, “You’re not going to go put pictures of the closet on your blog are you?”


Well sir, that wasn’t even in my mind but now that you mentioned it….

Don’t those holes look like eyes? They were creeping on me the entire time… well, at least until I painted over them. Painting is a lot harder than I thought. Lots of bending and arm stretching! Also, I was told I paint like some kind of Picasso maniac. I don’t think that was meant as a compliment I’m going to take it as one anyway!  Hahaha.


Creepy closet thing is the only picture I took. No food at all. Nope. Guess I was unmotivated. Also, my camera battery had died so that didn’t help. My bad!


My Sony just needed his beauty sleep and was up and ready for breakfast photos.

It was a colorful kind of morning! The usual gang:

  • 1/3 oats
  • 1/4 milk
  • 2/3 water
  • Half a banana
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flax-seed
  • 1 tbsp AB
  • 1 tsp WCPB
  • Raisins and almonds from the LaForge trail mix


Sidenote: My camera doesn’t have a name and I’ve decided I want to name him something!

Due to the snow, as I may or may not have mentioned a hundred times, exercise has been limited. As a result, I took to the stationary bike again for an hour. It was a good workout but guess who has a literal pain in her butt again? 😉


After a shower I grabbed some foodage which was basically a random combination.

  • 1/2 of a grapefruit (Grapefruits are hooligans and quite annoying to cut. Next time, I’m slicing them… forget this quartering nonsense!)
  • A carrot cut into slices with a tbsp of roasted red pepper hummus
  • Kiwi
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla Chobani with Cheerios, a few raisins and some Special K granola.

    My other sister, Shannon, was in the kitchen at the same time. She kept looking at my food with a disgusted face and saying, “You eat such weird things.” You know, if there’s one thing I’ve become accustomed to, its people telling me I eat weird things. I’ve become quite OK with it and even enjoy it but I could help but respond with,


    I don’t feel that I need to explain my food choices to you.


    Whoops, was that a little sassy of me? Not really. More so I was channeling my inner AJ from the movie Empire Records. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, look that movie up ASAP!

    I’m ending this post with some pretty snow pictures from my backyard to make up for the lackage. Tomorrow’s post is going to be better… there’s going to be CHILI!

    Aaaaaaaand a picture of Matt Smith, just for good measure



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    Qwinter Qwonderland!

    Qwhat? You don’t use q’s in certain qwords?



    In other news, the east coast has been bombarded with snow. A lot of snow.

    We know that I’m a winter child and will forever be one. However, this lovely white powder has put a major detriment on physical activity! Without running and a gym, I’ve been relying on the WiiFit, online yoga and nightly made-up workouts in my room.

    It’s interesting how desperately you crave physical activity when you’re without it.

    (Nana and Chubby have a particularly messy room. Tsk tsk!)


    I bundled up today and took to our garage to use the stationary bike. It was COLD in there (I saw my breath all over the place!) but it was so totally worth it. I biked for an hour AND was able to work up a pretty decent sweat despite the temperature. Yay!


    Backtrack to yesterday’s eats… it was a boring, boring, BORING kind of day. Pretty sure I read blogs for at least 2 hours straight. Heh.


    OIAJ… it’s been a while!

    Cate and I both had mugs that said #1 mom… Nana really thinks highly of herself apparently 😛

    • 1/3 cup oats
    • 1/2 a banana
    • 2/3 cup water
    • Half a cut up apple
    • 1/3 cup multigrain Cheerios



    “Sometimes he makes me hold up his head for him” -Cate

    Doing nothing makes him tired sometimes.


    I wasn’t really hungry for a while but eventually decided to eat a tangerine.

    Expect MANY more of these. We received a huge box of citrus fruit for Christmas so I’ll be taking in a considerable amount of vitamin C!


    I forgot how difficult it is to peel cold fruit.

    Don’t worry sad sack, just eat a grapefruit next time!


    Dinner was uneventful.

    Hamburger covered in hummus atop a HUGE pile of romaine lettuce/carrots. I also made sweet potato fries for everyone and had some on the side.


    Although it did feature more wine 😉


    The rest of the night included my first time watching CBS Monday night TV which turned out to be truly hilarious!


    Oats number 2! (this morning!)

    This was particularly good for the cold

    • Other half of yesterday’s banana
    • 1/3 cup oats
    • 1 tbsp flax seed
    • 1/2 cut up apple microwaved with cinnamon
    • 1 tsp WCPB
    • 1 tbsp AB

    Warmed my cold little soul!


    Now I’m reading more blogs (or “makin’ the rounds’ as I like to call it!), downloading music for my mom and contemplating another cup of coffee and some yogurt. Hmm.


    I leave y’all with a lovely Ask Amy letter that was in today’s paper. It was just one of those things that just reminds me that there’s nothing wrong with being single (yours truly has been single for, well, ever) and that everything will fall into place when it’s ready to.

    Don’t go looking for love, let love come looking for you. I can dig that. ❤


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