Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Set In Stone

It is finally set in stone that we will be closing on our new house June 20th!  So what does this mean?

We'll be closing on our old house that morning, closing on our new house that afternoon, and moving that day!  The only things we have left to do at this point (at our current home) is install a new backdoor, have a new piece of glass put in one of our windows (it's cracked), and replace the vent on the dryer thing outside.  Plus, the new homeowners on our current home need to get the appraisal scheduled.  As far as our new house, everything is done except the fence which will be built before we move in at some point. 

All that being said, I'm so excited!  YAY! 

Looks like we need to finish packing!  We have only 3 more weekends!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Mish Mash!

This was taken this morning.  Isn't that just adorable?!

Also this morning, I bought my first ever Groupon.  I bought the hubs & I massages at a place in Maumelle (the town we're moving to) for $20 a piece.  But, wait, it gets better!  I had a Groupon Coupon (say that 3 times fast!) that was $20 off. So, I only paid $20 for two 30 minute massages!  Um, score!  Groupon always has great deals, but I was kind of afraid to use it, because I had no idea how it really worked.  But I couldn't pass up that deal!  Ya'll it was so easy to use and I can't wait to use those massages after we move! 

I hope everyone has a great 3 day weekend!  We have two BBQs to attend and some awesome family time coming up! 

*No, I was not contacted by Groupon.  I'm just really, really excited.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Boring Edition

  1. I've known for a while that I'm borderline lactose intolerant.  Meaning:  eating dairy makes me very uncomfortable for a long time afterwards.  But here recently it has gotten worse.  So, I'm thinking that I'm going to start going totally lactose free.  Has anyone out there done this?  Any pointers?  I know I can get lactose-free milk and cheese, but what else?
  2. My lack of blogging and lack of a life is due to 50 hour weeks at work.  I'm really ready for this to be over with, but there is no end in sight.  So far this year, I've put in 76 hours of overtime.  That's almost 2 extra weeks.  That's insane to me. 
  3. Because of all the overtime, I've not ran or exercised hardly at all.  Meaning:  pretty much nothing.  I leave the house at 6:15am and return home at 6:15pm (sometimes later).  Which makes for an incredibly long day.  Plus, I'm starving and haven't even started on making dinner yet.  The house looks like a wreck with boxes being packed (um, we're moving!) and it perfectly reflects my life right now - a complete mess of unorganized chaos.  I feel fat, gross, and extremely tired.  Add to it that I'm 9 pounds away from my normal, happy weight and knowing that I'm gonna be wearing a swimsuit soon - makes me want to cry.  Add to all of that the fact that summer school starts in July (which for some reason feels really soon) and I really, really want to cry.  I need the overtime to end soon. 
There I feel better now.  Sorry, I'll return to my normal self sometime this year.  :)

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Monday, May 23, 2011

We Survived!

My dad and I did the Dino Dash 5k this weekend... Here's a tiny and boring recap of that.  :)

All day Friday it stormed like something crazy.  There was flash flooding in the area all around us and some crazy wicked storms.  I just knew that I'd wake up Saturday and it would still be storming.  My dad had already said that rain or no rain, we were running that 5k. 

Saturday morning I wake up to cloudy skies, but no rain!  I turn on the tv and it said that we had 93% humidity, but no chance of rain.  I was thankful for the no rain, but 93% humidity?!  I wanted to cry.  LOL

Dad came and picked me up, yada yada. 

We line up and dad asks me about the course.  This is where I inform him that I've never ran this race before, but that a friend told me there was a slight incline heading towards the capitol.  We look around and notice that we're starting on a tiny incline, too.  My dad was not amused!!

Anyways, the plan here was for each of us to run our own race.  He didn't want me to stay with him, so I didn't.  I had a goal of 36 minutes (my PR is 34) and I've been running a 38 here lately.  Dad had a goal of 38 minutes.  After what seemed like incline after incline, I finished in 38:28 and dad finished in 39:41.  He later told me his real goal was to beat me.  Gotta love him.  LOL  All in all, we were good with our times.  I mean, 93% humidity and close to 80 degrees... plus incline after incline... We did pretty well! ha!

There are no pictures since it was just us two.  Since this was a smaller race, I'm not sure if they did race pictures either.  But, another 5k with my dad completed!  We have plans of doing another one (much better) on July 4th!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two Things Thursday

1.  A co-worker brought in some chicken biscuits this morning.  I turned them down.  Be proud.  This was huge for me!!

2.  Then, my work day went downhill.  I needed a little pick-me-up.  What did I turn to?  A mini nonfat, no whip, hot chocolate.  Mmmm, 140 calories and 1 fat gram later and I'm in bliss.  So what if I already had a diet Mtn Dew?! 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Today is our home inspection on our current home!  Fingers crossed and praying that it all goes well!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

This Week

When school was letting out two weeks ago, I was daydreaming about all the free time I'd have (you know, after work).  Then this happened....

Wednesday - my final, hooray
Thursday  - offer on our house, 2 hours mandatory OT each day at work sent down..
Friday - they accepted our counter - only because we had a 2nd offer come through
Saturday - the seller accepted our counter on the new house

So now, this week looks a little like this....

Monday - lock in our interest rate at the bank (while at work, working 10 hour days due to OT)
Tuesday - work 10 hrs, then go home to clean
Wednesday - home inspection on our current house, 10 hour day, pick up race packet for my dad & I
Thursday - work 10 hour day
Friday - work 10 hour day
Saturday - another 5k with my dad!

Now, don't get me wrong... I'm so thankful for our house selling, buying a new house, and having OT pay to buy new furniture, etc.  I just wish I'd have some major free time! 

I've ran 3 times this month.  3 times!!  I'm going to fail miserably at the 5k this weekend.  I'm only doing it so that my dad doesn't have to do it alone, but at this point, he'll beat me!  And that's totally okay :)

On a different note... I need prayers for my little sister again.  She's having health issues and we've had tons of tests ran.. there are more coming this week. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

3 Things Thursday

  1. I switched Saturday Rotation shifts with a coworker and so I'm working her Saturday this weekend.  That means I had yesterday off.  What did I do?  Took the tahoe to get the oil changed, etc and RAN HOME instead of waiting on it to finish.  Yes, I'm cray cray, but it was a much needed run!  And I also packed up 12 boxes of our stuff!  It's never too early to pack!
  2. I've started back reading for fun now that school is over for a few months!  I'm still trying to finish The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  Oh, how I missed reading!
  3. It's humid and hot here already.  I don't know how I'm going to survive running this summer.  I might have to start running before work!  eek!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Life Update

Sooooooooooooo, it's been a while since I've given just a little life update....

  • Hubs & I are super duper excited about moving :)  (Of course I had to include that!!!!)
  • I "ran" a 5k this weekend.  It was the first time that I've done a 5k and been sick.  It was awful.  I've had a head cold for about a week now so I can't breathe through my nose and I'm coughing junk up (nice huh?), then add to it digestive problems the day prior and race day (um, again, nice?)... and then add to it getting sick a little after mile 1... and you have my race day.  It was horrible.  38:47?  It was earned.
  • If all things go "according to plan," I'll graduate with my MBA in August 2012.  Yay!!!
  • Work has been over the top crazy.  We're working 10 hour days and it's just all kinds of hectic.
  • I have no idea if hubs and I will be able to do the 34 mile Bike Ride on June 4th due to moving and such.  It's still up in the air.
  • Ohhhhhh, at the new house, I'll have at least 6 miles of running routes just in the neighborhood alone!  Plus, the town we're moving to has bike and running paths EVERYWHERE!!!!  So excited!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Exciting News!

On Thursday, we got an offer on our house!  We countered the offer Friday morning and Friday afternoon they accepted!

Then Friday afternoon we put in an offer on the house we wanted and after LOTS of countering we accepted their counter on Saturday afternoon!

We are moving in June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly!  Let the fun begin!  We're getting all the documents and paperwork together that's needed for the contract and lots of other "fun" stuff! ha!  I believe the inspection on our "old" house is sometime this week or next! 

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

3 Things Thursday

  1. I'm ready for life to slow down, please.  We have another house showing tomorrow - which, don't get me wrong, I'M THANKFUL for that, but that means that after I get done putting in a 10 hour day here, I get to go home and help the hubs with the yard that needs mowed and clean the house.  Plus, I am REALLY going to try to fit in a short run to see how not being able to breathe through my nose affects that!  Plus, I haven't been tanning in 3 weeks (I'm whining, I know) and I NEED some me time!
  2. I'm SO glad that the Spring Semester is over!  I'd just really like to know if I came out with an A or a B! ha!  Patience isn't my thing :)
  3. Next week (or maybe sometime this weekend) starts the heavy duty training for the bike race!  Eeek!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dad's First 5k Photo

As promised, here is a picture of my dad, stepmom, myself, and hubs after the 5k on Saturday!!!

I have another 5k this Saturday and I'm still sick with a head cold!  I'm hoping it will go away soon! 
Also, I just finished up my final tonight!  Yay!  No school till July!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I promise to upload the 5k pictures tonight.  We had a house showing last night and I didn't get a chance.  Plus, I'm sick with a cold.  Boooo!  So when we got home last night, I took some meds and went to bed at 8pm!

The picture above is of a bean field on my way to work.  As you can tell, it's a lake right now.  The water is getting closer and closer to the interstate, but thank the Lord, the raining has stopped!  There has been flooding in a lot of areas surronding us and they've even had to close part of a major insterstate down.

Also, my sister's scan came back normal!  Thank you for the prayers!  Now they're sending her to yet another doctor.  I might share more later.

Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

We did it!

We did it!  My dad had a goal of finishing his first 5k under 40 minutes and I'm PROUD to say we did it!  His official time was 39:32!  He did great and I'm SO proud of him!

A funny thing happened a few feet from the finish line.  My dad had started to walk and I told him, "Dad, you can't walk - we're almost there and you'll come in under 40!"  So I started jogging in front of him instead of beside him (to motivate).  Well, Dad decided to sprint in and hubs decided to grab the back of my shirt and hold me back so that Dad could pass me.  I promise I wasn't going to finish in front of him, but hubs had to make sure!

One more side note - my dad placed 6th out of 10 in his age group!  GO DAD!!!

I'll post pictures and more details tomorrow.  :) 

P.S.  They didn't call with my sister's scan results on Friday.  We're calling them today.

Happy Monday, Ya'll!

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