It has been a jam-packed weekend! Thursday was Trent's 27th birthday, a day I greet with open arms. It's the day that ends the streak in which I am the cougar-cradle-robbing bag of bones, as I am 4 months and 11 days his senior. Oh happy day. It also means something else. Banana Pudding. In… Continue reading Birthdays and Bananas
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The weather was a BEAUTIFUL surprise today! 56 degrees, sun shining, Saturday-in-January delivered straight from the Lord above. After a tough week, the temperature rose and so did my spirits. My husband tried to take advantage of this and we drove out for an afternoon hike. I say "take advantage" because hiking with me can… Continue reading Reasons to Hike, from a Non-Hiker
We got burned this week. It was a combination of a bank holiday, inclement weather, bad luck and bad morals. The hubs and I are on the market for a new car. We've done some searching, perused the internet, test driven a few models. Lo and behold, we finally found one that fit our standards… Continue reading Mean People and Mean Mugz
One of the only good things that comes out of these lower temperature days... the perfect time for a pot of chili. Or taco soup. Or potato soup. It is the season of warm, carb-y liquids! But this post is about the king of them all-- CHILI! I made a big batch of chili over… Continue reading Chili Season!
It was exactly one year ago today that I flew to Atlanta, GA (a whole 20 minute flight from Chattanooga) to interview with Delta. I was so excited and SO nervous. I don't think the pit stains will ever come out of that shirt. I had practiced, I had prepared, and it was judgement day.… Continue reading Why I Quit My Flight Attendant Job
Anyone else doing their best to make healthier choices since January 1? The struggle is real! Unfortunately, I have the genetics of an elephant.. so it's a struggle I have to commit to. The weekends are where I struggle the MOST. With every cookie aisle I pass by and with every restaurant menu I read… Continue reading Healthy Burger Swap, Husband Approved!
BRR. Though I'm not in the midst of the bomb cyclone tundra, I am finding myself in a few more layers than usual. It was a balmy 32 degrees in Chattanooga this afternoon, but the sun was shining and the woods were calling Trent's name. They never stop. So we bundled up and went to… Continue reading Saturday Sunshine
Ever have a day you want to rewind, undo, reboot, fast forward through? That was me today. It wasn't pretty. Things fell apart, fell back together mishapenly, and then fell apart again. But I was greeted on my doorstep after getting home by 2 of the BEST things! Here's a picture of my dog Maggie,… Continue reading Free Lasagna
January 2nd is the official mark of the "real" new year. January 1st is a holiday. A day off work. A day to binge-watch Law & Order. A day to sleep in and catch up from the EXHAUSTING year you just survived. But today... today is the day people make changes. Trust me, I went… Continue reading The “Real” New Year
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