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….just another Manic Monday


It is Monday again and as for this girl… you will not hear me complaining!  I love Mondays…I love beginnings…. I love the possibilities!  I call it a Manic Monday because I am a lazy butt on the weekends so I do have a list of things that have to get accomplished on Mondays but I am a list girl and love to see those things marked off.

So my twisted ankle is much, MUCH better and I have spent this last week with it iced, raised and compressed, praying all the time that I will be better by today to start running again.  I have 6 races I am signed up for over the next 3 months (we will talk about how insanely confident I am to have signed up for all those races later).


While in Tennessee a few weeks ago, my cousin, Jennie, my daughter and I went to town to get our nails done.  Jennie was raving about this new manicure she got that lasted 2 weeks.  We went to the local mall and asked for Shellac Manicures.  Because of the virtually indestructability of this “polish”, it actually protects your nails so they can grow.

I have horrible nails that tear and chip constantly and even have a split down my thumb nail that won’t heal.  This week I surprised my daughter and we went back to get them again.  My nails are strong and longer than I have had them in years and I am ROUGH on my nails. 

(above picture…bottom hand is mine, top hand is my daughters.. just noticed that she has my hands..little chunky things!)


On Friday, as Lucas is leaving for school, he leans in to give me a big ‘o smooch when he noticed that I wasn’t my cheerful morning self.  He steps back and asks if my ankle is bothering me worse that morning.  I shake my head, hold back my tears and tell him that my floors are so dirty that all the trash is getting stuck on my feet.  He hugs me and tells me it will be alright and to go lay down and just relax today.

About 2 hours later, I am walking by my front door when I notice my best friend, Angie, climbing out of her car and getting some stuff out of the trunk.  As soon as I open the door she is standing there with her vacuum and cleaning supplies and a huge grin on her face.

me – Luke called you didn’t he.

Angie – yes and he was so pitiful telling me he will pay me whatever if I would come and clean the house for you.

me – Awwwwww  I have the most wonderful husband EVER!


So because Angie and I can’t keep our mouths shut for talking so much, she is here far longer than she had planned.  But, by the time she is able to leave, my home is sparkling from the bathrooms upstairs to the floors downstairs and everything in between.

She told Luke that she would not take one cent from him.  She said that if my sister was here she would have taken care of me but since she isn’t, Angie would gladly step in and do what family does for each other.

She also told him to buy me a big burger and fry from FIVE GUYS because she just KNOWS me!

“Angie, I love you dearly and thank God that I have a friend like you!  You are the most selfless person I know, always stepping in where there is a need.  God uses you to bless others more than you realize and I am so thankful to call you my friend.  Thank you for loving me and taking care of me and my home when I couldn’t. “

Lucas and I rarely get to go out on dates because of the chaos that is our life with 4 children in sports and other activities.  But recently, he set it up that my father-in-law watch our kids while he took me out to get a big steak.  I love beef!


Got my favorite boots on, going out with my favorite man to my favorite restaurant.  Happy girl!


***It’s just another MANIC MONDAY***

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I’ve gotten on a smoothie kick lately.  No recipe just yogurt, juice and fruit blended with ice.  Oh so good and sneaking some healthy into my breakfast is always a good thing.

My Monday Five:

1.  I do believe that “fried” anything has to be good.  Am I right? or Am I right?  There are certain foods that I just don’t like any other way.   I will be making these very soon.

2.  I have been enjoying going room to room through our home making it more than what it was.  Here are a few things that ring a loud bell in me.  A friend suggested we get together and make some Pinterest items for our home.  That will help me  “finish” some rooms around here.

3.  I know I am crazy but after Christmas is when I start mentally planning for the next Christmas and what I can do to make it more organized and less hectic.  This planner is on my to-do list.  It’s pretty cool and crafty and well I love to be organized.


4.  Last week I had told you about a Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese  I wanted to try.  I made the grilled sandwiches and then also made the Beer Cheese Soup.   And Oh. My. Goodness.  It was as wonderful as I thought it would be.  Don’t wait, try a new recipe this week!


5.  I have a goal and this is what it is:  https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/  My photography teacher volunteers for this organization and I followed a link she had on her facebook page.  I would love to either assist a photographer or edit images and maybe one day be good enough to be the photographer.  Amazing!  I wish they had something like this when we were saying goodbye to our twin girls.


Green will always be my favorite color.  I just don’t wear the color.  Looks horrible on me.


My new nesting bowls.  I bought them for myself for Christmas.  I opened them up before Christmas.  I spoiled my Christmas but oh was it worth it.  Love all the colors and they look great in my glass cabinets.

Have yourself a fantastic Monday!  T

***It’s just another MANIC MONDAY***

Actually the title there is misleading.  I love that song and it gets stuck in my head at the oddest times and it is Monday so I typed it in.  But….  I love Mondays.  I know there are not many of us out there who can say that but  I.  LOVE.  MONDAYS.  I love the beginning of things.  I love the week layed before me where I can actually get it all done this week.  The possiblilities are endless.  And so with that thought in mind, here is me spreading my positive joy to you on a MONDAY.


1.   The “in” trends of 2013 and the “outs” that need to stay out!  I am no trend person and in no way know what is in fashion unless I have recently pinned it on Pinterest but these trends are my kind of thing!  Check these lists out!    #1 on the trends that are in, is my goal this year!


2.  These incredibly ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches will be on my menu this week!  Is there anything better than melted cheese?  Really!  Name one thing better than melted cheese!


3.  I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions but I am one who likes to reflect and reevaluate the year.  I like to continue doing what is going well and incoorporate a few things that are on my wish list.  Here is an AWESOME TOOL  that I just found that will help me do all those things.


4.  It is amazing to step out of our lives for just a second and view someone else’s.  Blogging has helped me do that more and more.  Take a look at an Australian department store that  helped those Down Under remember their unique Christmas.


5.  Now, don’t boo me or cut  me off before I begin but I don’t think there is anything wrong with planning a few of those Christmas decor projects for next year.  Check out these simple ideas.  I am planning on doing “Joy to the World” and the gathering of the lanterns.

Now go have yourself a fantastic Monday!!