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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Humpday Confessions (10-29)

Liz @ Fitness BlondieToday, is Wednesday and you all know what that means! It means that it's Hump Day, and the "Hump Day Blog Hop". This is hosted by Fitness Blondie, an amazing and positive blog I stalk follow. I found a bunch of great new blogs to read, and a lot of new positive bloggers! I have been doing this for a while now and each week, the new bloggers I follow become like new friends... We are a support system of awesome sauce... Are we not?
Go check it out.. and Join in!
Vodka and Soda
I also, ususally link up with Vodka and Soda... I found her through the Hump Day Blog Hop over at the Fitness Blondie! However, Kathy has decided that the confession link up should quit on a HIGH NOTE - so I'm just going to keep confessing - as I am a creature of habit. And because I like looking at Ian.  Kathy is hysterical - I also recommend you not taking a sip of ANYTHING while reading her blog!
So without further ado..
My Confessions went to Tae Kwon Do last night, which was my first workout in a very VERY long time. The cold seems to be on the mend, and if I was bringing Emry to class, I felt guilty not taking one myself. Guilt is the ultimate equalizer. I made it through - even though I felt like I was going to throw up and die the entire time. friend Lissa got engaged, and her wedding was supposed to be this June. Now, it's in May - one month earlier - So, I need to get back to ROCK STAR SHAPE by March - so I can find a fantabulous dress, and get it fit to make me look like Audrey Hepburn. Seriously, they are Regency purple colored dresses, and have to be knee length. So I am totally finding something that makes me look like Audrey. Duh. When else will I have this chance?

I slept until 7am AGAIN this morning. This is 1) because I am still fighting a cold and 2) because it is VERY VERY DARK out at 5am. AND 3) bed is WARM!!!! I totally need to get over the darkness, the warm comforter and get my butt back into a gym.
I am about to take a big step with work - and get my bachelors degree. A big confession from this blogger is: I only have a HS diploma. I am NYS licensed in Massage Therapy - and I am a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician. All of these trade jobs - but no real degree. It's time to change that. This will secure my position within my company and it will allow me to grow with the times.
I am considering leaving early on Halloween - so I can pick up Emry and completely immerse myself in doing his zombie makeup. That's seems like a completely sensible and wise decision- right? RIGHT? OCD is screaming from a lack of indulgence - and it has finally bitch slapped me, and said - GET IT TOGETHER AND GET BACK ON A SCHEDULE. Living these past couple of weeks on a "It will happen when it happens" schedule - has finally lost its charm and appeal. Mostly because, if I don't do it - NO ONE does it. So, rather than gripe about no one picking up the slack on the one time I have decided to be a lazy bum not as insane as usual, I am just going to over compensate and organize the entire house by COLOR AND SIZE. Joking - I'm completely joking.
But that is it for me - that's all I have to confess... What about you? Any confessions? Are you still going to be doing confession blog posts?


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stay-cation Honeymoon - Part #4

So - I think I only have a couple more of these posts before I recap our entire week off together - Which is good, being as which I've been married for almost a month now. Hahaha - I'm slacking. I know it.

HEAD COLD UPDATE: Still here - considering dying any day now. Just kidding, sort of.


Friday was a big day was us on our "Honeymoon"  - it was the day that we finally got to go Horseback Riding!


It was only a trail ride, but, we were excited just to get on a horse. We both rode a lot as children/teens - so there was a lot of nostalgia with this particular excursion.
Our trail ride was at 11am - and we got there a little early so that we could walk around the farm, and look at the horses, and other animals.


Once we had gotten settled, we were informed that helmets were mandatory - and well, I don't know about you - I look great in hats, but helmets - NO ONE LOOKS GOOD IN A HELMET. So silly pictures were a must!

The trail ride was about an hour in length - and we never really went above a fast walk - but, going through the leaf covered trails around this farm was very relaxing - except for Klay. Klay had the horse that just didn't want to walk - He wanted to eat the grass, the leaves, just look at the sky. It was HYSTERICAL.

We ended our trail ride, helped to feed the horses - and then we moseyed along. (Because that's what you do after a horseback ride - mosey)

Now - all that hard farm work (pfffft) meant we were STARVING... so we headed over to Wildfire Grill - and had an amazing lunch. I have no pictures of what I ate, but I do have the pictures of what I drank! Hahahaha (priorities, am I right?)

I started with a Spicy Squash soup, with a Black Bean Cream Swirl - very orange and black - VERY FALL, which I paired with a Pumpkin Bellini.


For my main meal - I enjoyed a Mixed Green Salad topped with seasoned pumpkin and goat cheese with candied walnuts - dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette! I paired this with a Mango Chili Martini. 


We weren't feeling dessert - and knew that Klay's brother would be coming over with the baby later on that evening - so we headed out, picked up Emry from school. And did some mild cleaning before his brother came over.


This is my niece - she is adorable in every way, shape and form.

The rest of the evening was just playing with the baby - eating and chatting - and making plans for Saturday, which was my birthday. I know, it was the best week to take a honeymoon EVER!

Happy Tuesday everyone!
(I'm going to go drink some pumpkin coffee - and pray to the headcold Gods)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wait - It's Monday - GROANS - Weekend Recap (10/27)


Well this weekend flew by - I felt like I didn't sleep at all - and that I got absolutely nothing done. But, I did - I really did.

I am still working with this head cold - and it won't go away - it has me way off track with my workouts - and I'm feeling very defeated. I know I need to let this cold run it's course - and that if I try to push through a workout, I will only make it worse.

Let's recap the weekend. night, we were supposed to go to a Halloween party at Lissa's. But, we had no one to watch Emry - and honestly, Klay wasn't in to going to an "Adult" Themed Party - not that he doesn't like hanging out with other grown ups - the overall feel was "How inappropriate can we get our costumes". And he really isn't in to that. SO - we opted not to go. And, instead - we went to a Haunted Dinner! A local restaurant was just featured on a Ghost Hunt - so we got reservations - invited Ro and her husband (and cutie patootie daughter - Emry's BFF) - and we headed over.

The restaurant is called Silvio's Italian Villa - and it's about 30 minutes away from us. The story goes "Misfortune came to the Vail family when Roy’s sister was found murdered in 1972.  Her death seemed to be without motive and no one was ever formerly charged.  Rumors surfaced occasionally about Roy’s involvement and a decade later Roy Vail walked into the room next to table 24 and took his life. " So of course, I got the table as close to table 24 (a two seater table) as I could. What's really cool is they have the restaurant all decorated for Halloween - with Jack-o-Lanterns, and Haunted House Models - Very cool! were discussing the history of the building - and I told Ro's husband where it happened - pointed toward table 24 (what I believed to be table 24) - and as I mentioned it - THE BACK OF MY CHAIR WAS KICKED. I looked furiously at Klay, because I thought he was telling me to stop talking about it. But, as I looked at him, I realized there was no way he could have kicked the Back leg of my chair - since his legs were in front of me. So, I looked over my shoulder to see if the woman behind me (at the next table) could have done it... and that seemed highly unlikely - also - it was a hard hit - she would have been looking at me - or trying to apologize at the very least. SO - in my head. My chair was kicked. Lo-and Behold - Table 24 was BEHIND ME... so it was as if I was being told "Wrong table honey, I'm back here." Super creepy. Super fun!

Food was delicious - sorry no pictures of that - Ate it too fast.

We drove home. And basically went to sleep. - Soccer Game, I am so thankful this season only has 1 more game remaining - I really didn't want to get up - My head cold had drained me... We went, and Emry's team won 7 - 0. It was an epic victory over a very skilled team. Our defense was just WAY better than theirs. While Emry was playing - the sun came out - and was just beating on me. ..... I started feeling very faint. My head cold sucking all of my extra energy - my hypoglycemia poking through - Lord knows! I was able to make it to the car and to food before I was blacking out or TOO weak. It sucked though. Felt awful.

After I felt a little better - I cleaned the upstairs, did some laundry, we went grocery shopping. And it's official - I hate doing these things on the weekend - they take the ENTIRE day. And with me not feeling well to boot - I just wanted to be in bed.  So, my OCD has finally decided we need to get back on a NORMAL schedule. Food Shopping during the week - Cleaning on Thursdays/Fridays.... NORMAL.

The one plus of Saturday - was picking up the ingredients for the Apple Cheddar Brie Beer Soup. 
And then making and consuming said soup.  I can now expand on how yummy this was. The flavors were deep and the aroma was warming - it had so many different flavor notes - it was complex, and oddly enough wasn't a HEAVY soup - I really thought it was. I did make some changes to the recipe. I didn't use butter or Olive Oil - I opted for Coconut oil. And I added some garlic to it. It was a LONG PROCESS to make - but, definitely worth it. - I made the Halloween treats for Emry's Class - even though the witches fingers took 2 tries to get right. Did you know, that if you are going to DYE WHITE CHOCOLATE - that you need to warm up the food coloring before adding it? Otherwise you SHOCK the chocolate into a lump of useless nonsense? I didn't. But, now I do. ALSO - did you know that the food coloring should be oil based? Me either. **SIGHS** One extra trip to Michael's when they opened - and I got it done. I also made BOO Pops to go with the Witches Fingers. Placed them in a super cute Halloween Baggie - and they are now living in the downstairs fridge until Friday.

We decorated outside - which took a great amount of effort - The wind was HOWLING. Also, no pictures of this. **SIGHS**

We carved our pumpkins - and since I just couldn't focus - mine just came out BORING. But, We did it as a family, and Emry was so excited that he got to carve the BIG pumpkin, and that I took the small pumpkin. The things a mom will do. 

I'm hoping to be able to get a picture of everything tonight.

After we cleaned up - I tried my hand at Baked Jalapeno Poppers - and they were nothing to write home about - The recipe was easy enough - but I'm thinking that before I baked them - I should have put them in the fridge for a while - so the cheese wouldn't have GOO-ed as much. Just need to try it again - I suppose. They were totally edible and tasty - just not very appealing.

I spent the rest of the night in bed. The head cold decided 5p was my bed time - and I watched awful horror movies on cable until about 8p... Then, I decided that I wanted to RENT one - Because, I wasn't sleeping - and feeling super awful about myself. got me Chinese - and I just - well I let the Fat Girl out - and I just ate. 

The movie we rented was called: The Possession of Michael King. highly recommend this if you are into the whole Hand-held- home security footage - style movies. This was very VERY well done. However, the story dragged out about 20 minutes too long. Give it a rent. It's a good Halloween movie!

That was it - the weekend in short.

At work currently - feeling, not better - but not any worse. 

I hope your weekend was better than mine - Send healing healthy thoughts my way!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Favorites (10-24)

It's totally that time of the week - I am so glad that I've made it to Friday - What about you?

Favorite Throwback Song

Don't ask why - but this morning - the radio did this "Guess what song our intern is trying to sing" and it was a Beyonce song - but, in my head - I started thinking about TLC songs - man, I totally used to dance party out in my bedroom when I was in High School. Loved TLC.

Favorite Picture

I actually got a lot of lovely pictures of Emry while we were visiting the pumpkin patch. He's getting slightly too old for me to pose him - but, while it lasts - I am taking advantage of these moments. 

Favorite Halloween Find
Found it here 

Found it Here

I have a masquerade dress that I've been trying to wear for a while now - I am hoping to be able to answer the door this year in it - while wearing a cool mask - We'll see... 

Favorite Clothing Items Ogled 



Both Old Navy - I like the skirt because it can be work to work - OR dressed down to wear out. Same thing with the dress - also, the dress looks super comfortable.

Favorite Funnies

Every day at work ... 

 When certain people talk while I'm at work..

Couldn't help it - this was funny 

How I feel the past few weeks

What do you have planned this weekend? Anything fun?

See y'all Monday!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stay-Cation Honeymoon - Part #3

I am slowly, but surely, making my way through the amazing week Klay and I shared following our wedding. I told you about our matinee movie, and the wine tasting - but, where's the hiking??? Well that happened on the Thursday we were off.

Klay asked how far I wanted to go - and I told him I wanted to do a LOT of hiking. So, he went through his maps - and did a little research, and that sent us over to the Bear Mountain State Park.
We waited to get Emry on the bus, and soon after we were on the road. Bear Mountain State Park is roughly a 20 minute ride from our house, depending on traffic... at least this entrance was.

He told me that there would be a lot of up hill hiking, which I am cool with - but when he had been hiking for about 5 minutes, no joke, we hit a LARGE hill. That was covered with a ROCKS... You couldn't scale straight up - You had to basically zig zag wind through the rocks - to get to the top... Not up hill - exactly - but, to be perfectly honest, I felt like a BILLY GOAT. If that gives you an idea of what we had to do to get to the top of this HILL - not even a MOUNTAIN... Hahaha.

Once to the top - we were able to take a breather and actually walk on an ACTUAL trail. A few moment later - in the distance we could see a body of water. Klay told me that it was Green Pond, and the pathway we were hiking was going to take you up and around Green Pond Mountain. It was absolutely beautiful out.

I wanted to see how close we could get to the water, so we decided to go off trail, and try and find our way down to the pond. Which oddly enough, led us to a different trail... because you know, I'm good like that. *Modest - I am MODEST*

We came upon this tree that basically had uprooted and stretched across the path - so... I, of course, had to get ON it - and get Klay to take an EPIC picture.... And this is the girl who isn't too fond of heights (more on that later).

After a while the path we were on forked. We first went to the left - and happened upon this old mine that had been flooded over time by the rising and falling pond water - you could clearly see where the entrance had been... we headed back and went down the other side of the fork.

That is when we found it. Straight out of a scary movie - the ruins of an old house. An old, stone house - that was -GET THIS - right on the water. We had finally made it to the waterfront. And it was so wicked beautiful - we couldn't have asked for a cooler experience.


I won't show you all of them, but I took a gazillion pictures of this stone house - it was beautiful and eerie all at the same time. And right off of the house - you could walk on stones, right out onto the water. SO COOL!!!

We spent quite a while taking in the beautifully scenery, before we attempted to hike back. Which was pretty much smooth sailing until - remember that Billy Goat moment I had in the beginning - WELL, it happened again, only this time we had to go DOWN. Also, remember when I said that I wasn't so good with the whole HEIGHTS thing.. yeah, well that totally kicked in - the foot path was NARROW, barely any room to take NORMAL steps... My stomach was in my throat - - - but there was no other way down, so it had to be done.

To reward ourselves - we went out to lunch at Rambler's Rest - this is an Irish Restaurant and Bar - We always seem to enjoy what we eat there.

We started with their Reuben Fritters - Put it this way, take everything you love about a Reuben - roll it into a ball and coat it in panko - then deep fry. It was heavenly!

Klay got an order of their Shillelagh Sticks - which turned out to be awesome fresh baked pretzel rods - with tasty cheese sauce. Heaven - he was in heaven.

Then it was burger time - Klay got one with a Guinness Gravy and Guinness Porter Cheese. And I got one topped with Mac and Cheese - Just saying - best burgers ever.

After we ROLLED to our car - and then drove home to pick up Emry from school. From their it was another normal night - HW, Karate, Dinner.

Happy and at ease. It was an amazing day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Humpday Confessions (10-22)

Liz @ Fitness BlondieToday, is Wednesday and you all know what that means! It means that it's Hump Day, and the "Hump Day Blog Hop". This is hosted by Fitness Blondie, an amazing and positive blog I stalk follow. I found a bunch of great new blogs to read, and a lot of new positive bloggers! I have been doing this for a while now and each week, the new bloggers I follow become like new friends... We are a support system of awesome sauce... Are we not?
Go check it out.. and Join in!
Vodka and Soda
I also, ususally link up with Vodka and Soda... I found her through the Hump Day Blog Hop over at the Fitness Blondie! However, the websense at my job has dictated her BANNED! So, I add my link to her blog via my phone... I'm sneaky like that! Vodka and Soda was an instant "I MUST ADD THIS BLOG TO MY FEED"... I recommend you heading over and linking up with her too.. as long as your work firewall allows you too (stupid job). Kathy is hysterical - I also recommend you not taking a sip of ANYTHING while reading her blog!
So without further ado..
My Confessions skipped my Rewired workout today. I should be doing Week 2 Day 3 - Chest Focus. I woke up feeling awful. I had a flu shot yesterday, and decided that doing a full AM workout and hour long TDK class was a smart idea. I am obviously not a smart person. This morning I woke up feeling exhausted - utterly exhausted and achy and just SORE. So today is going to be comfort food, warm tea day.(Hopefully, I'll make up the workout tomorrow and just double up) it just me, or does anyone else get a wicked cold almost immediately after getting their flu shot? I mean, yes, I do not get the Flu. But, seriously, the cold I get every year is JUST as bad. **SIGHS** I'm a whiny brat when I don't feel good. So - WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH! Now that I've got that out of my system. confess that I secretly hate the other two people who come in the building at the crack of dawn. They are loud - and overly talkative. I mean - SERIOUSLY, if I leave the house to come to work early - and not to workout - I want complete silence. Otherwise - I would have laid in bed and listened to the open mouth sleep breathing of my other half - and the cats rumbling like bulls in a china shop, through my entire house. But these two - JEEZ LOUISE SHUT UP ALREADY. **sips coffee** KICK IN CAFFEINE.

I also confess that I had a list of things I wanted to type - but then, I glance up at Ian Somherhalder - and I'm instantly all "What was I griping about?" Stop it Ian, I'm married - it's just not fair. And people are going to start talking soon.... Coffee at work is nice, especially since I buy coffee very seldom, and on oober necessary situations. However, even the flavored K-Cups - and the flavored creamer doesn't make it taste like DD or SB. *SIGHS* It will do. It's probably my fault. I don't put much creamer or sugar. That's probably why it tastes so bitter....'ve decided that I am going to keep my regular hair maintenance at the salon, with Samantha - a thing. I may not do it every 6-8 weeks. But, most definitely on a regular basis. My hair is starting to show signs of breakage - and for this first time in my adult life, it is REALLY bothering me. Damn wedding, Damn pampering maintenance learned during those months. I'm ruined I tell you. RUINED! But, at least my hair, nails, feet and skin will look FAB! wrote FAB, and the other day I wrote GORGE! (instead of Fabulous and Gorgeous) - who am I? Other than awesome? The tomboy is slowly taking a back seat - It's really hysterical. I'm totally embracing this 30 year old, newly married, mom thing. Klay found a Family Cirlcle magazine (that I swear his mother gave me, because the cover had halloween themed cupcakes) and said "You are so domestic! - - - I like it!" We laughed, but it's true! I really am becoming THAT mom.'ve realized that I spend more time chatting with my blogging gals - then my normal friends. Which, as much as I love you gals, is sort of sad. All of my friends who live local, well, they are all busy with their families as well - and if we do chat, it's via text. And very brief. We all work - we all have family/spouse/significant other responsibilities when we get out - and there are multiple activities that are budgeted into our weeks. Got to make the time, and be more PHYSICALLY SOCIAL with my friends - We are all master schedulers - I'm sure we could actually cut out an hour to meet for coffee. I hope? Hahaha

I've been trying to sell the wine cork triad - place card holders, from the wedding. And, honestly, no one is biting - And if I sell them any cheaper - I'll be giving them away. Anyone know a bride going for that rustic chic charm? admit - that the week off for our Stay-Cation made me realize how much I would love to be home more often. I have said it a million times, I love working, I love being productive and giving Emry an amazing life - not to mention an amazing role model (modest - I am modest) - but, I seriously wish I could also be the housewife, stay at home mom - I think I would rock that too. - and a big confession - because you guys just have to know: There are nights that Klay and I don't go to bed at the same time. He likes to stay up SUPER late, and I really would rather be in bed as early as possible. SO, on those nights - I snuggle up to one (of my two) penguin stuffed animals. No, I am not lying. One of them is actually a pillow pet - so he's really not a stuffed animal, but I digress. Pillows don't cut it - Something about the penguins - just makes me comfortable. It's totally weird - but, whatever gets me to a peaceful REM cycle faster? Right? Wait - you guys still there? **cricket cricket** Guys????
That's all I got this week.
What do you confess????