Sunday, September 27, 2009

Over the Top

Today was a pretty relaxing Sunday. I started with a trip to the gym for 35 minutes on the elliptical and some leg exercises from Physical Therapy. Then, Eric and I went to run some errands where I got my first pumpkin spice latte in years! As I've mentioned, my stomach does not like caffeine, so today I tried a decaf one. I still think my stomach was not thrilled but I survived it and it was delicious. I was going to text Ash who drank pumpkin spice lattes with me all through college but then I remembered she is on Seattle time this month and she probably would not appreciate a text message at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning!

The rest of the day was spent getting some work done and writing a million thank you notes. I actually am temporarily done with thank you notes for now. I am out of stamps and I think Eric needs to take a turn, haha. I am so supportive of his lack of time right now I know. Speaking of Eric, he made a ridiculously good soup this afternoon. He says it was made with sweet potato, apple, onions, garlic, olive oil, honey and white beans. It both smelled and tasted amazing. I made myself a little side of eggplant fries. I got the idea from Meghann. Basically all I did was slice up my eggplant and cover it with egg whites and panko bread crumbs. This healthy dinner was just what my stomach needed because I've been snacking on not-so great food most of the day, oops!

I am looking forward to the leftovers of that soup for lunch the next few days!

Stay tuned this week for my first ever meeting with a stomach doctor tomorrow, and my first ever meeting with a running coach (to try to help my knee) on Tuesday.

On another note, I got a Blog Award today WOOOOOO!

I got this award from Sneaker Teacher which is a huge honor because I LOVE her blog, and I really admire her because she just moved with her husband to Germany and she has been living out of a hotel room for months! Also, she is an amazing teacher with lots of great ideas. In order to accept this award I am supposed to answer a bunch of questions with only 1 word yeah- that alone was impossible for me, but here is how I did:

1. Where is your cell phone? bedroom

2.Your hair? curly

3. Your mother? caring

4. Your father? Social (and caring…haha)

5. Your favorite food? Icecream (haha is that cheating?)

6. Your dream last night? ?

7. Your favorite drink? water

8. Your dream/goal? book

9. What room are you in? living

10. Your hobby? blogging

11. Your fear? Losing (specifically losing kids at work but losing in general haha)

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? mom

13. Where were you last night? here

14. Something you aren't? OCD

15. Muffins? blueberry

16. Wish list item? purses

17. Where did you grow up? Lex

18. Last thing you did? write

19. What are you wearing? pink

20. Your TV? on

21. Your pets? none

22. Your friends? amazing

23. Your life? lucky

24. Your mood? happy

25. Missing someone? always

26. Vehicle? honda

27. Something you're not wearing? socks

28. Your favorite store? staples

29. Your favorite color? pink

30. When was the last time you laughed? Okay I have to break the 1 word rule (again)- I just laughed out loud because they were interviewing Matt Ryan and they asked him if he purposely wore a maroon tie as a tribute to BC and he was like “um….well, no (clearly just noticing he was wearing a maroon tie haha) but yeah…good game yesterday BC”

31. Last time you cried? ?

32. Your best friend? CKAT

33. One place that I go over and over? work

34. One person who emails me regularly? Caroline

35. Favorite place to eat? out

That was WAY too difficult for me...seriously! Anyway, now after that serious challenge I get to pass this blog on to 6 bloggers. It's hard to narrow it down to 6 and I KNOW I am going to leave out blogs I love, but here it goes...

SimplyFabulousNow- I just started reading her blog but I already love it. She is also a teacher and just got married so we have a few things in common.

DaretoTri- I have been reading this blog since the beginning because I need triathlon tips. However, now we share a common FRUSTRATION with the knee! Hopefully both of us will love our knees by the end of 2009...a girl can wish, right?

GirlWithTheRedHair- Honestly, I just love Amber. She writes about basically everything and even when it's completely random I am always like YES I totally agree with that haha.

PBandJenny- Jenny eats and posts a ton of delicious foods (obviously she has good taste with peanut butter in her name). She just did a crazy awesome post on all the things to add to oatmeal!

Chasing the Kenyans- Lindsay's running is way out of my league, but it's fun to read about.

LisaYarns- Lisa is running her first 1/2 marathon on Halloween! So jealous :)

Yeah, that didn't even begin to touch all the blogs I read and love, so I guess I need to get some more awards so I can pass them on, haha :) Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. Thanks SO much Kelly! Great post. BTW, I have never tried the pumpkin spice latte and might have to grab one tomorrow after my swim... only if I get up for an early morning swim. Monday's are hard! LOL

    I will get to this post tomorrow! THANKS again! You're a true doll!

  2. Hahaha - aww, you are so cute!! Thanks so much for the award and I LOVE your blog, too!!!

    That really is too bad that your stomach can't handle caffeine. I don't know what I'd do without my pumpkin spice latte - I've been having at least one a week since they came out with them again!! Haha

  3. I keep hearing all about the pumpkin spice latte and I think I will have to get over my hate of Starbucks to go try it out. I had a Pumpkin Pie Scream the other day at the local coffee shop and it was soo basically was pumpkin pie in a frozen caffeinated form.. SO GOOD.

  4. oh fun fun fun! thanks so much for the award girl :) though the questionairre sounds very tough!

    mmmmm the pumpkin spice lattes are so worth possible tummy issues :)!

  5. Congrats on the award! And, I LOVE Staples too :) It's one of those stores where it's dangerous for me to go in because I want everything I see.

    I'm glad your stomach slightly accepted the latte, and it was worth it. Thanks for the eggplant fry recipe, the sound great!

  6. FYI the Fear of losing kids will NEVER go away especially when #12 comes true..

    Just reading about the Pumpkin spice makes me want to go get one. YUMMY!!

    Congrats on your Award...

  7. congrats on the award. im glad you get to take a break from all the thank you cards. its gonna be worse for the wedding gifts!

  8. You probably have a much better way to use that money than anyone, as a teacher. I would hope a teacher would win that money, out of all professions!

  9. haha yay!! i win most frequent emailer!

  10. Great list. Lexinton KY? I drove through once, and fell in love. Beautiful!! If I'm wrong - disregard :)

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I can't believe you've gone this long in your life without a pumpkin spice latte! It is definitely one of the highlights of fall for me.

  12. I love reading these little questionnaires. Fun!

  13. Thanks so much for the award!! :) Very sweet of you! Can't wait to pass it along!

  14. thanks for the award! i am hoping to get on top of this one this week, and not next month ;)

    oh man i love pumpkin spice lattes. probably my favorite part about the cooler weather -- starbucks brings back pumpkin spice and gingerbread!