Monday, April 30, 2012

My Birthday!

Tomorrow is my birthday! I have to go to school, and Marc has to work so we celebrated tonight at the Cheesecake Factory :) Awaiting our order! Forgive my half smile, we were both so TIRED!

Can you tell this is Marc's favorite shirt?

yum lettuce wraps! Seriously the most unexpectedly delicious (and extremely messy) food ever!

Cherry cheesecake, my favorite :)
Have a great night, I'm off to bed, so much excitement!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Say goodbye to the blonde!!

Hello red head!

I actually feel like myself again!

In other news, I ran four miles yesterday and it was AWESOME! Until I puked...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Winding Down

School is winding down (about 3 weeks left) so classes are getting crazy. I've been spending all my time trying to study....yes, Corona helps me study.

At least the sun was shining yesterday, today was cold and rainy. One problem though, MASSIVE headache yesterday, hence no post.

 I'm gettting another beer.  See  y'all tomorrow, where I swear I'll have some healthy living posts up, and not alcoholic rants about college. :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sweet Shades!

We ran out of coffee yesterday, what was I thinking? That I could go a morning without? I am hopelessly addicted. When I finally got my hands on some (3:00pm) You have no idea how badly I wanted to drink that whole thing!

Marc teased my constant picture taking by trying to act like me LOL, I told him he should get a damn hobby too!

He took a picture of me in action (driving home from grocery shopping)

He bought me a sweet pair of sunglasses for a pre-birthday present! I love them..very me :)

One of my favorite moments of the day, Nana was in the kitchen BLARING U2 while I mowed the jungle of a yard, and marc grilled up a lovely dinner. Chicken, asparagus and potato foil packets (which I made with help from my dads recipe!). The remnants:

I just got off my feet after a VERY long day. I'm off to watch LOST (Mollie, I'm at the end of the first season, I LOVE IT!) Don't tell me what happens! My day starts extra early tomorrow morning, but at least it can start with coffee!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Love Date Night!

Date Night is so much fun, but lately we've been in a rut! Always just dinner and a movie, and that's fun and all but we need to shake things up once in a while! I must admit Marc wasn't so excited at first, but he grew into it! He's been working so hard, coming home at 6 or 7 every morning :(

Well where were we going???
Little Shop of Horrors!!!

This theatre/art gallery/ bar is only a few blocks from our house, I have no idea why we don't go more often! The last time we went here we saw a play about trailer park was awesome LOL!

Extremely affordable AND DELICIOUS coffee too! I had a double shot espresso with foam Mmmm!

In the theatre! This place is so intimate, it only has three and a half rows of seats!

During intermission, I had a vodka tonic SHORT! Marc emphasized the SHORT part, since last date night I got excited at the bacardi double mixers and over indulged. He had to stop on the freeway coming home so I could puke my guts out. I blame it on his driving! He's smart though, it was the perfect drink not too little, not too much! 

Audrey II in action!!

Feed ME Seymour!!

After the FABULOUS musical, we came home to perfectly risen pizza dough! Instead of going out to eat, we decided to save money and go home to eat. I made the dough before we left.

Toppings were mexican inspired, black beans, corn, pickled jalapeno,mushrooms, onions, mozzerella cheese, and salsa verde for pizza sauce. It was freakin delicious!

We ate our pizza watching LOST..which I must say is REALLY awesome. We are both wicked hooked at around halfway through the first season on Netflix.


Saturday, April 21, 2012




SICKO!! hahaha!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pumpkin Ravioli

Nana and I made Ravioli for lunch today! Nana is always talking about how much she misses making peirogi, so I decided to try and see if she would like to help me make ravioli. Turns out she didn't..HAHA! She helped by keeping me company. She ate a plate full though!
Pumpkin Ravioli:

1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup skim ricotta
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 TBSP onion powder
1/4 tsp sage
pinch of nutmeg
salt & pepper
Precooked bacon
Put about 1 tsp of the filling in a wonton wrapper, use water to seal corners. Boil until warmed through (about 3 minutes)

Yesterday I decided to make a weight loss album on my facebook page and took some pictures of what I look like now, here are some highlights:
These pants were so tight I couldn't wear them until I dropped thirty pounds. I remember how much the hurt my stomach when I would sit down. I'm actually having to hold them up in this picture!

Still got a booty though lol..god what I would do to just get that thing taken off.

Beanka was being so cute last night! Look at that tongue!

I'm off to clean the kitchen and RELAX! I have been upstairs for 6 hours! gah!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


So I was going to show you pictures from my crappy run yesterday but all the photos were blurry?!? I think I messed up the resolution on my cell phone. One of the many times that I wish I could afford a smart phone. Just know I broke my headphone jack and swallowed at least 5 bugs.

Now I don't really have much to talk about so I'm going to take a few minutes and take pictures of random things so I have something to write about...

10 minutes later...

I still can't cross my eyes

Hey guys!!!

My cave like "office/ movie room", Where I write my blogs!

Poor Marc, he's been working hard, he got home at 6am this morning!

The curtains I made for the entertainment room!

It's wet outside :(

Random enough for you?!?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oh Happy Day!!

Today really has been a happy day!

I made blueberry struesal muffins for breakfast

My hair actually wanted to lay down correctly, so for the first time in forever my bangs were down

It's been sunny!

I did cheat a little and had the heater on to warm my (always) cold tootsies.

I made a broccoli edamame soup for dinner which scored a home run! I made whole wheat toast with brie cheese for a garnish.

Nana ate a whole bowl, thinking the whole time it was oatmeal (she added sugar HAHA!)I don't care if she thinks it's chocolate cake she still had almost all her vegetables for the day in one sitting!

So that's a lot of positivity going around! I'm off to clean the kitchen, and get dressed for a RUN!

Have a great evening guys!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eat Lunch With Me?

I survived another day at Downtown MATC!

Wanna eat lunch with me? There is a "lounge" area right before the bathrooms where I usually eat my lunch. Anywhere else and I am getting hassled by men who crave vuluptious the worst, most degrading way. So although it's not the most idealic nosh spot, it's guy free. On the lunch menu today:
Green juice, with kale, Romaine, lemon, apple, orange, and ginger!
Loving the ambiance. Green juice, green straw, green walls.

I'll share some of my cheez-its with you! <3

Monday, April 16, 2012

301, It Goes Downhill from here!

Loved the 300 reference yesterday... HILARIOUS!!

I love this movie, especially the wife! She's got awesome outfits. :)

Last week during vacation:

Today, first day back to school:

Nah, no difference :) HA!

Just like when you move to a new city, it takes a while to be able to figure out where you are when you've got a brand new schedule. I'm sure I will figure out the most productive schedule, it might just take me a little while. I can't complain though, AT ALL! Qhwn 4:30 rolled around today I was SO happy to be hanging out with Nana instead of putting on that wretched outfit.

Today actually feels like the first day out of work, not the second week because last week I was out of school too! IT's a great feeling. Now I can go to bed at a normal time and be refreshed for school tomorrow instead of getting there late or groggy all day.

I'm off to make my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow! Have a good night!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My 300th Post!

Welcome to my 300th post!!

I decided to take it old school and do some food pics for all my foodies :) Pre run breakfast was natural PB and half of a PERFECTLY ripened banana on wheat toast and coffee! Marc asked me to start freezing coffee ice cubes for our morning iced coffees and I'm glad I did! I have my coffee with soy milk only :)


We just had a late lunch that consisted of orange slices, apple slices, pistachios, and this zucchini chicken pasta I made up. I had two servings of pasta (this is about 1 cup, the plates are little dessert ones)

Man, food taste so much better and satisfying after a good workout!

TMI, straight ahead.. Speaking of workouts, today was my first day back on the horse so to speak. I gave myself a true spring break and haven't run since my PR 5k. I felt like I was trudging through sand, but at least I did it. A slow 3 miles through Bay View's most beautiful neighborhoods. It was an impromptu change from running along the lake since there were so many people out today. I really enjoyed myself but had a little bit of a GI issue, even though I went before I left! Being stuck in the middle of a neighborhood, 2 miles in, when you've got runners trots... isn't so fun.

So now I'm off to another 5+ hours of math homework. I can't complain, I know I did this to myself. Tomorrow I'm back to school!!

I may see you guys later on this evening, have a great Sunday (well, what's left of it haha)!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where's Beanka (Waldo!)

Moose the Pillow pet and I say hello!! 10 points if you can find Beanka in this picture!!!
Yesterday I found out that I am completely covered tuition wise with scholarships and grants so I don't have to worry financially while I am in school! There will be no out of pocket expenses, as long as everything I wrote on my Fafsa was correct..God I hope I did it right!
This morning I woke up to a weird metal on metal pounding noise outside, and there's nana beating a metal pole with a gardening trowel. It's never boring here at G-MA'S! It made sense what she was doing though, she was trying to knock off the peeling paint ...however the metal pole was a useless piece of garbage meant for the trash. It's keeping her busy so I'm not complaining.
Here's a picture from last summer of all the girls in my husbands family..

I have always been reluctant to posta picture of Nana online but she's special to all of us, and I know I will be posting a lot about her in the future, so it's good for you to be able to picture a face with a name!
Goals today: drink 5 straw cup thingies worth of water (one of these things). 5 cups will equal a little under 1 gallon of water!

Finish chapter 6 and 7 in math homework, and start chapter 7 test.
(which will take me more than 10 hours)

And enjoy one of the last days of break before school starts back on MONDAY!!!