I needed to stop and get dog food after school on Thursday - the store had set out these adorable Easter cookies, which I just couldn't pass up! They also had some super cute outfits, but I controlled myself. This time. I did grab four cookies to bring home, though. The pups went crazy! Lu immediately took hers under the bed, which is what she always does with treats of any kind. Thank goodness for big dogs that act like vacuums! There wasn't a single crumb left over. I was their favorite person for a solid two minutes. It was wonderful! : )
I was starving and feeling a little blah after school, so I lounged in bed for about an hour watching Shameless and eating some dark chocolate covered raisins and pretzels. Whoops! I didn't hate it.
I also got some major cuddles from my girls. Lu finally finished her cookie and came out from under the bed. She wasn't super thrilled about taking a picture with me and Aspen wouldn't look at me, so I took pictures of them against their will. Mother of the year!
We met Jake's parents for a quick drink, which is always nice! Then we met up with Nick and Ashleigh for dinner a little after 6. Before we knew it, we were looking at the time and it was almost 10:30. Whoops, again! We were just having such a good time talking! Jake had a burger with blue cheese, and sweet potato fries (mostly for me!), and I had a Caesar salad with tuna, no cheese, and a Caesar vinaigrette that is AMAZING. I was still a little full from my snacking after school...
Luckily, Ashleigh thought to take a picture - I was slacking, big time. She was holding up her phone to take it when I told her about the selfie stick I always have in my purse. I'm not even ashamed! She had never used one before, so I think she was pretty excited. I think she did a GREAT job!
But, Ash thought her picture was blurry, so we took a second. In my honest opinion, whoever invented the selfie stick is a genius. We also celebrated Jake and I meeting to have a beer and a Fireball shot exactly one year ago...hence the Fireball shots on the table. We are glad to have such good friends as neighbors!
Breakfast has been the same all week, plus some Bulletproof coffee for me! I think I'm going to start some Bulletproof intermittent fasting Sunday evening after dinner, so I'm trying to get back into Bulletproof before then. The combination of the two helps with sleep, stress, and focus. I think it will be the perfect reset for me after the crazy semester I had. Now that comps are finished, I feel like I have some more free time, so it's the perfect time to do some experimenting. I'm excited to see how it makes me feel. Once I start my dissertation, things are going to be crazy again, so I'm hoping this will help a little. I will post more about it once I start!
I used the self-tanning lotion I shared earlier this week and put some on my face. Well, it made me break out. Cool. Won't do that again! Just repping the Hawks on this drizzly day! I've gotten in a bad habit of throwing my hair in a ponytail lately...one of my girls the other day told me she loved my hair down, and then she asked if I remembered when I wore it down all the time because I should do that more. Middle schoolers...so sweet! Haha!
I was going through old pictures the other day and found this of Lu. She was SO not happy. Isn't she the cutest little princess?! I need to find this outfit ASAP.
I also found this picture of Jake stealing my hair. It kind of looks like it's really attached to his head...
I haven't tried this treadmill workout yet, but I saw it somewhere awhile back and saved it because it looked like a good one!
I love getting messages like this! Alyssa always cracks me up - ALWAYS, and Casey is one of the sweetest people ever. Sometimes I feel silly posting about my every day life; I know not everyone is interested, and that's okay! But it makes me feel good to know that some people enjoy reading the blog. I know I love the blogs I read and I don't even know some of the bloggers.
We are having some friends over tonight and then we are all going to listen to some live music. We both need to get a long run in in the AM, so it won't be a late night, but I can't wait to see everyone! I'm so thankful Jake loves being around our friends as much as I do. And we have some of the best friends around!
Does anyone have anything super fun planned this weekend?
If you try out that treadmill workout, let me know how it goes!
Happy Friday, friends!
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