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Ten Terrific Things

Posted Jan 08 2013 9:32pm

Before anything, I’m sorry that yesterday’s post was such a Debbie Downer.  I’m usually so perky but I also believe that we all have those kinda days.  Thank you for all of the supporting comments and messages.  I truly appreciate and cherish how caring my family, friends, and blends are.  From a simple “I’m thinking of you” to offering me a piece of advice…  The little things in life can mean the most.

Moving on, I’m happy to say that Monday ultimately shaped up to be quite marvelous!  It was my first day back to work after the holiday + sick break.  I received a nice little holiday gift.  I worked up a sweat from intervals on the elliptical and TNT.  I goofed around with Ryan and Charlie.  I got caught-up in reality TV.  And I woke-up this morning feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, with the mindset that today was gonna be terrific!

Terrific #1…  Worthwhile TV shows.  From The Biggest Loser, to The Bachelor, to Nashville, and yes oh yes, Mob Wives.  My TV viewing is at an all-time high.  Ironic that all of these shows reappear just as football is ending?  Ryan has no excuse not to join in on the fun!

Terrific #2…  Raisins.  The way they plump up when they’re warmed in [peanut butter oat] pancakes.  They transform from shriveled-up and wrinkly fruit tidbits, to plump and sweet fruit candies.  Dried fruit = nature’s candy?

Terrific #3…  Green lights.  This morning I soared through all of the intersections without breaking.  Traffic is hit or miss in the DMV- some mornings it’s smooth sailing, other mornings it’s a parking lot.  Unfortunately, this morning it was the latter but all of the green lights made up for it.

Terrific #4…  Avocados.  After many weeks of no avos, they’ve reappeared.  I bought a 4-pack from TJ’s over the weekend and have been enjoying their creamy goodness ever since.  Bring on the healthy fats, I’m guilty of polishing off 1 a day and have no shame.

Terrific #5…  Purple pantyhose.  Try saying that 3 times fast!  Or better yet, patterned purple pantyhose!  I bought a couple pairs of pantyhose for my momma and sister-in-law for Christmas and since they were BOGO, I took advantage of the deal and purchased a pair for myself.

Terrific #6…  Oatcakes.  For a long while it was pancakes, then over the holiday break I dabbled in french toast, but as of lately I cannot stop eating oatcakes, or oat pancakes, or oatmeal cakes, whichever you prefer.  They’re made with half flour + half oats [recipe tomorrow].

Terrific #7…  Illness and injuries.  First it was his ankle, then it was my sinus infection, now it’s his back.  Ryan nor I have had the best luck in terms of health over the past few months, but every cloud has a silver lining .  We’ve been there for each other.  I’ve helped him when he was down [literally] and he’s tended to my stubborn patient tendencies.


Terrific #8…  Medicine.  I don’t wanna jinx anything, but ever since I started taking magnesium and probiotics [on Sunday], I have had little to no digestive discomfort.  Ironic timing?  Maybe.  But I’m wishfully thinking and keeping my fingers crossed that this is a small step towards success.

Terrific #9…  New toys.  Toys are not only for tots.  After much chatter via social media, I fudged and purchased a Polar FT60 .  It’s pink, it tells time, and shows me my heart rate and calories burned.  I don’t know really what I’m doing with it yet but I’m sure that I’ll learn in due time [once I read the manual].

Terrific #10…  Cruise countdown.  In 11 days Ryan and I will be soaking up the sun.  Sitting on-board, or on shore, without a care in the world.  Bring it on!

Question:  What’s terrific about your Tuesday?

Question:  Do you watch The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor, Nashville, or Mob Wives?

— Allison

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