2nd Good Deed of the Month …

… by helping kids with cerebral palsy tomorrow. I’ve helped fundraise some money and doing the 5k walk/run at the Houston Zoo in the morning. I’m excited and ready! I hope the weather stays cool. Not hot and super sunny weather puhlease!

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We get to look at zoo animals after and I’m hoping I get to see them monkeys. My favorite. They HAVE to look like Marcel from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Sorry I reference everything to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It was too dang good.

Wanna do a good deed for the day? If you’re willing to donate and help out just follow the link HERE.

Else, have a great weekend. We might catch up again. I might just go and get my caramel latte and you know … blog. Possibly about the walk. We shall see.

Stay Positive and Think Good Thoughts.

New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!

Jared, Painting, Red Dawn, 5k Race

Got to see Jared last night. Gave me a tour of his apartment, had a beer or two and talked, showed me something he’s working on … music wise, then went to Cane’s for dinner. Sometimes some friendships just work. I’ve only seen him one other time in 5 years and that was a good month or so ago. Love when you’re able to just talk. It’s kind of funny actually. Back when we were in high school I was the talker and he would listen and only talked when he felt necessary. Our roles are reversed now. I’m more reserved and he’s more outgoing. It works. Surprising how 5 years can change a person.

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Mum tied a bow around Rocky’s head … he’s Roxie now.

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Painted this weird swirly tree at 12am.

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Watched Red Dawn with the Aunt at Alamo Drafthouse.
One of the best movies.
Chris Hemsworth. That is all.

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The sky during my 5k Run.

I used this run as my 5k Race time for the virtual Gobbler Gallop For The Love of The Kids. 00:47:31. Time might suck for y’all real runners but it’s better than I thought. Especially since I started running again 2 weeks and 2 days ago … and skipping 3 of my scheduled running days due to going to San Antonio. Yes I know. No excuses so to me I’m just happy I finished. Fracture is a little twingy but other than that I feel great.

Tonight is baking time and prepping for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Eeep!!

And hopefully in the morning I’ll be able to go to 24 hour Fitness and try out the Yoga-lates class. Yay for 3 day passes! 🙂

Hope you’re all having a great Thanksgiving Eve! ❤

Too Much Food

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Been writing music again.
Not sure what to do with them though.
But it helps me when I go through things
Or when I’m bored.

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Been training for my 5k and had an ice bath for the feet.
As long as I finish, I don’t mind the time.
But hopefully I’ll finish before 45 minutes.

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Did you know they make these for dogs?
Ribs, Sausage, & Chicken Drumstick lookalikes.
Cute.

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One of the bestest foods ever.
Dumpling with soup in it.
Xiao Long Bao. Go try it.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars from scratch.
For the potluck at work …

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That had a mile long of food.
1/2 a mile of desserts.
Jk … but really.

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Starbucks with some coworkers after Potluck.
Thanks Bossman.
Sat and talked for a good 30 mins or so.
Fun stuff cuz work was over for me by then. 😉

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Went to the eye doctor who gave me all this stuff … for free.
And because she knew I was a recent college grad,
I didn’t have to pay for some images I had to take for the eyes.
Thanks doc.

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Always the best for last.
The view on the drive home.
Love getting to work by 5am
So I can go home early.
No cars.

Cannot wait for Thursday!
It’s gonna be a good weekend!

I’m Slow But I’ll Finish

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I just registered for my first 5k. Two to be exact. One is around Thanksgiving time (see how bad I am). The other is around New Year’s Eve (see how much I’ve improved).

Both expensive for my taste but both virtual. After doing last year’s 5k at school (walking it due to fracture) I figure it’s time to run one. It’s not at a location with a big group of people which is good for a beginner but this will push me to work hard at this and hopefully do a real race with real people running around me next year. I’m excited.

Plus it’s for a good cause. All proceeds go to a camp that serves terminally ill children.

And since I signed up, I’m up and running again today. Eek, it wasn’t a good 1.5 miles. But I will push through! I did some strength training after as well. This is only the beginning.

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Coworker bought the Stella & Dot catalogue to work so I browsed through it. I want everything in it please. I wish I didn’t have big boobs sometimes because some necklaces do not work with them. TMI? Sorry I’m not sorry. And I wish I had ear holes. I guess I’d have to settle for the rings and bracelets whenever I have some money I can spend on things I don’t need.

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My guitar string broke a while back and I’m still crying about it. I’m not great a restringing the guitar. Violin? Easy. Guitar? Not so much. It’s popped many times when I tried so I gave up. I think I’ll give it a try again. Wish me luck! Because I miss playing my songs!

Have a great upcoming Tuesday! 🙂

Busy Weekend

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I woke up late yesterday to the 5k Diploma Dash. I brushed my teeth and jumped on Jenny’s bed so she could take me. I made it in time!! And walked the 5k in less than an hour. I had shin splints so doing it in 56 minutes wasn’t bad to me. I beat other people younger than me who walked it in more than 1 hour. Next time I will run the 5k in October in Houston. At least that’s the plan.

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I went to basketball practice but change of plans made practice into scrimmages. Leah wasn’t going to come to practice but she was watching some kid show (up above) with her nephew and her words exactly, “This is what made me come …” long pause “… to basketball practice.” Which made me laugh so loud. Love her.

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Leah and I waited too long to get our scrimmage on so we left with Eric T. and Gerald. Said bye to Leah and the rest of us went and ate Pho on Bitters. It was delicious. Especially on such a windy day. We had lots of laughter and giggles. A lot of inside jokes and I got to know them better. It was fun and it was more amazing because Gerald drove instead of me. I hate driving!

I went home to relax then went to Flying Saucer with Amanda, Brent, and Jenny. What was suppose to be a date with Amanda and I became a double … in a way. I didn’t mind it though. The more the merrier.

I caught up with Amanda about stuff going on with her and stuff going on with me. Brent and Amanda gave me some advice which kind of made me feel better but at the same time, not so much.

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Jenny got the Texas sample beers. YuM! I think I want to do that next time I go just so I can try everything.

We bumped into Travis at Flying Saucer earlier and he said he was going to come over whenever we got home. And so he did. We hung out and talked and looked at funny pictures online.

First time in my life I was so tired that I kept closing my eyes. So we called it a night.

Woke up early working on things then went to Football Practice for a few hours. I am so tired out.

Jenny and I just got back from Fish City Grill. Sad we couldn’t get crawfish but next time. Next time. Open-mouthed smile

Soccer Game in one hour and thirty minutes. Let’s go! Winking smile