Monday, January 31, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{one} We had a taste of springtime in the Carolina's this weekend and I want it back now!!!  The temperatures were in the high 50's/low 60's on Saturday & Sunday.  I sat in front yard sunbathing  while Steven washed my car yesterday afternoon  (well - I was in yoga pants and a long sleeve t-shirt, but at least my face was getting sun!)  Then we took the dogs for an afternoon walk.  It was pure bliss!  We are back to cooler temperatures today and I can already feel my chipper mood slipping away....

{two} I have a dentist appointment tomorrow to have a cavity filled.  Technically, I'm having an old filling refilled.  Either way - I'm terrified.  I had a *horrible* experience with my family dentist three years ago and my bite/teeth have never been the same since.  I hate going to the dentist.....

{three} I was so tempted to skip class this morning.  My alarm went off at 6am and the former, fun undergrad Amber quietly said, "Just turn it off....it won't kill you to miss one day of classes!"  So I reset the alarm for 7:15am and closed my eyes.  Then the responsible *almost 26-year-old* Amber chimed in, "Get your BUTT out of bed right now!  You can't skip class because you have to go to work after class and you are not skipping work today young lady!"  So off to class and work it was for me this morning..... I'm starting to really resent the adult Amber that I am becoming.  

{four} I spent almost an hour yesterday making homemade protein bars.  They were primarily comprised of oatmeal, apple sauce, peanut butter & protein powder.  I tossed in some almonds and dried cranberries for good measure.  THEY WERE DISGUSTING!  Seriously - gross!  If anyone has a recipe for homemade protein bars made of primarily all natural products please share!!!

{five} I am considering beginning a weekly feature on Tuesday's that will focus on weight loss/fitness goals.  So many of my readers have commented on how they've been inspired by my recent weight loss from CrossFit & Zone.  I also have noticed that many of you are beginning your own weight loss journey whether it be Weight Watchers, counting calories, vegetarian lifestyle, etc.  So I thought it might be neat for us to link up each week and share our experiences.  Share recipes, favorite health foods, exercises, etc.  Would anyone be interested in linking up for the month of February & tracking your progress?  It could be a great accountability program!!

That's all for now!  Hope you're having a great Monday wherever you may be!

18 comments:

Kelly Marie said...

I hate not being able to just skip class and work like I did in undergrad!! Some days I just want to sleep haha

Ashley said...

I would definitely love to link up, stay accountable and share recipes/tips, great idea!

Miss Southern Vol said...

This is too cute!! I rember the good ole days of just skipping class and sleeping on rainy gloomy days like this! Im completely in for healthy linking up February! Let me know if I can help- this sounds amazing!!

The Mrs. said...

I would totally link up, I could always use the accountabliity! Let me know if you need any help!

I'm so jealous of your warm weather, it was FREEZING here this weekend.

Anne said...

I totally feel you on the pure bliss of the weather this weekend and the feeling slipping away with today's weather. It's crazy how much the weather affects me!

Michelle (michabella) said...

I hate the dentist...but I dont think anyone ever really likes their dentist...what a crappy job! Haha. AND I was so tempted to skip work this morning!!! AH! And I would love to read about fitness! You should def set that up for Tuesdays!!! :)

Jessica said...

I really hope more people decide to join in on a fitness/health link up! Accountability is motivation and I NEED IT!!!! :D

Sorry you don't have good luck at the dentist, hope it goes well next time.

Jamie said...

I love the fitness/health link up idea! Count me in!

Rissy said...

I have never heard of a homemade protein bar, and I am not enticed by that review lol

I am pretending today is Sunday and doing next to nothing.... I hope you are not too jealous hehe

Megan said...

I always hate the dentist, too!! It's uncomfortable, not to mention they are talking to you the whole time! Don't they know it's really hard to talk with your mouth wide open and their hands in it?? UGH!!

Meg O. said...

I have never made protein bars-- I wish I had some tips for you! It must be a delicate science!

Molly said...

I'd be interested in knowing what recipe you used for the protein bars! I've got a knack for fixing bad recipes and I'm looking for a new challenge! Besides, we could use a decent protein bar recipe around here!

Jessica Nicole said...

new to blogging.
follow me.
http://jessicanicoletomlin.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I would link up for sure!! :)

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Bummer about your protein bars! I have some granola bar recipes, but I've never tried making protein. I should! We've been doing an intense workout for the past 2 weeks, so we need all of the protein we can get! gah! Your new fitness/nutrition posts would be fun! Great idea! xoxo

allie-mac-fallie said...

we had 78 degree weather on saturday and now its sleeting/snowing/ freezing rain. our low tomorrow is 10... I'm ready for spring/summer!

Melissa said...

Not gonna lie...I was pretty excited about the protein bars until I got to the disgusting part. =)

I would definitely link up!

Meg O. said...

I love this idea! I don't know if I am going to link up, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading about your progress and hoping it'll provide me more motivation!



Young, Fabulous, Newlywed

Button Love

My Blogger BFF

Designed By:

Munchkin Land Designs
Elements by Karen Funk