05 September 2016

Life Lately

Happy Monday Y'all!  Hopefully most of you have a long weekend like I do.  It's nice to have the extra day off and enjoy an extended weekend.  I pay for it later though when I'm trying to fit 5 days of work and meetings into 4 days.  It's less than 2 weeks until vacation though, so I am hoping these next two work weeks sail by in a flash #fingerscrossed.

It's actually a really nice day for Texas this time of year.  The cats are enjoying a little time sunbathing on the porch, I've got ID TV on in the background (also known as murder tv in our house) and I am enjoying spending some time catching up with you all.  What has been going on lately you ask?

Barre class has been what's up.  My alarm goes off at 4:40am on MWF and I am out of bed and out the door 20 minutes later.  I love my classes.  I've got 5 scheduled for this week #onlyalittleobsessed.  Honestly, I feel such a huge difference in my core already.  I feel great the rest of the day when I go.  I've been trying to get in 4-5 classes a week and I love it every time.  It's interesting too, because I sweat when I do this.  I sweat a lot.  But I cool down much quicker than when I do cardio.  When I get home from barre, I am showered and dressed and out the door and on the way to work in 30 minutes and I feel great.  30 minutes after a run and I hop in the shower, I get out and I am still hot and sweaty #justbeinghonest.  

It's also a crazy busy time at work.  I just finished a very intense week and next week looks to be worse in terms of meetings.  It's always like this the beginning of the semester.  There is just a lot of clean up and registering that happens and a lot of it is on deadlines, especially when it comes to international students.  Trying to power through it with coffee and lots of water.  I tend to stress eat so I am working hard at not doing that.  Some days are better than others though.

It didn't help that on Friday when I arrived at another campus where I was scheduled to work that afternoon, I opened my laptop and saw this.  Grrrr.  It took me two hours to get it resolved which left me not much time to get much of anything done before the end of the day.  #sigh 

It has  been a pretty mild August by Texas standards.  We've only had a handful of days where the temps got over 100 degrees.  When we get home from work at night we'll open the porch door and let the cats enjoy the fresh air.  For real, the love it out there.  They curl up in the chairs and watch the traffic or the people walking their dogs to the little dog park we have on property.  It is their favorite place at the moment.  And I for one am not complaining about the "cooler" temps.

Phillip was having a craving for Chicken Lasagna from this restaurant around the corner from us on the other side of the lake.  It reminds me a little bit of Uncle Tony's or Twins (but not, no one can top those two).  The food is good and I decided to try something new so I ordered the sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella calzone.  Holy cow, it was bigger than my head!  I feel like the picture doesn't do it justice.  It was delicious, but I hardly made a dent.  We took the rest home for lunch the next day.

And then this happened, so sad.  He always came across as such a sweet man in interviews and his Willy Wonka will always bring me right back to my childhood.  I was never a Mel Brooks fan, so Blazing Saddles doesn't do anything for me, but Willy Wonka will always hold a place in my heart.

O-H-I-O!  College football is back, baby!  And it was a great kick-off weekend culminating in that amazing overtime win by Texas over Notre Dame.  I love love love college football so this is a very exciting time of year for me.  Unless OSU is playing, I tend to root for the underdog and love a great upset.

shirt (similar) | jeans | earrings | necklace | watch | shoes
 And it's a long weekend and I have no where to be, so a t-shirt and jeans fit the bill nicely today.  A couple of errands to run, some work to do around the house, and a little bit of relaxing for the work week picks up again tomorrow.
Come back Wednesday, I'm going to highlight my morning make-up routine and show you how I get out the door in 30 minutes after I get home from morning barre class.
Have a great week y'all!

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