My mind is running all over the place today. I woke up in a weird mood and have just felt out of it ever since. As usual, I blame the weather. Ha.
Speaking of weather, I am so very excited to get a break from the winter and head down to Florida this weekend! I will be flying into Jacksonville and spending a couple of days in St. Augustine to attend my friend’s wedding, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the weekend of nuptials and celebrations with old friends. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it when I return!
Anyways, before I wander off too much, I have a super random blog post filled with things I have been wanting to share with you. Here’s hoping you find it somewhat entertaining!
10 Random Thoughts and Things
• There are only five more home games left of the NBA season.
Time sure flew this year! Mid-April, I will be wrapping up my sixth season of dancing in the NBA.
It will be a very bittersweet time in my life, and I can’t wait to share more about my experiences with you when it’s over.
• Justin Timberlake tends to drag out the end of his songs.
No? I love the (ridiculously good looking) man and his music, but I have noticed myself skipping over his songs when they come on my Pandora stations lately. There’s just only so many times I can hear “you are, you are, are the love, of my life” in a row before I go crazy. Sorry. I still love you JT!
• Per request, I am filming a tutorial on how I scrunch and tight curl my hair this afternoon.
Assuming it goes well, keep a look out for it on the blog later this week!
I am also planning a post all about spray on and self tanners to help answer some questions I have been getting!
• Currently, I am driving nothing.
Since turning in my lease to the dealership late January, Scott and I have been car shopping. We seriously looked at purchasing vehicles for a few weeks, then decided to put the process on hold.
When I am not working at home, we either share his Jeep or coordinate rides to get to our commitments. It’s not the most convenient thing in the world, but we have been able to save a considerable amount of money on an extra car and insurance payment for two months now! (Ching ching.)
The fact that I have been traveling a lot has also slowed down the process. I have handled not having a car at my disposal pretty well, but am starting to get ancy at the same time. We are hoping to make a move before my birthday at the end of next month!
• I am becoming quite the at-home workout fiend.
I guess I can blame the point above for most of this one. I used to have a set schedule of my trips to the gym that included a handful of group fitness classes and workouts on the cardio equipment every week.
These days, it is just easier for me to take care of fitness business at home. Thank goodness for great workout DVDs that help mix them up!
Currently loving: Ballet Beautiful, Cathe X-Train (HIIT, Tabatas, Cardio Kickboxing), and Soli Beat Dance (<- Gina‘s!).
• I am unusually excited about getting “dressed up.”
Since moving up to Michigan, I have become the ultimate definition of a homebody. I work, work out, eat and entertain myself at home more than anywhere else.
With the exception of practice, home games, and events, I spend my days working in my basement and my nights straightening up and hanging in the house. Either I’m officially
a grandma growing up, or the cold winter season gives this feeling of hibernation to everyone.
Anyways, tonight I am looking forward to getting dressed in something other than gym or dance clothes and enjoying a dinner date!
• I am getting the itch to sign up for races again.
This upcoming October, I am planning on running my second half marathon with a few friends!
The main motivation of me also updating my location information for deal sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Amazon Local last weekend was to receive discounts and info on upcoming fun runs in our area.
Just the other day, Scott mentioned it would be fun to sign up for a few over the summer and I couldn’t agree more.
• I might just turn into “chips and salsa”.
Seriously. I need some sort of intervention over here. At the moment, I can recall eating a version of the snack every single day over the past few weeks. Nothing about that is okay…
• Sunshine makes me happy. So does this song!
While most people are sick of Pharrell’s “Happy” by now, I still find myself rocking out to it every time it comes on. I mean… how can you not shimmy and dance around a little to that beat?
• I adore you guys!
Really. I have been feeling the blog love from you guys a lot over the past few months and it isn’t going unnoticed.
I owe a big shout out and THANK YOU to all of you who participate in Friday Favorites and a big WELCOME to those of you who just started following.
Looking towards the future, I am really excited to see where this blog takes me and greatly appreciate the support I receive from you via comments, shares, and emails. More than you know!
And I guess that just about wraps things up here.
How about you?
What is one Random Thought or Thing of yours today?
You are so cute. This weather will come around soon enough- I can’t wait either!
Ha, here’s hoping!! 🙂
Courtney @ http://www.harnessyourenergy.wordpress.com
The fact that you may be “turning into a grandma” means that you & I could pretty much be best friends 🙂 I get called that ALL the time. If being called a grandma means that I enjoy comfy sweats, movie marathons & a hot cup tea, I’ll take it. I also have thought of taking up knitting, but for now I’ll stick to cuddling on the couch with a good book. 🙂
Ha, hey I feel the same way. Love those types of Friday nights!
Strength and Sunshine
Working out at home is the best! I have been doing all my workouts at home for the last months or so (usually I took a class or two at the gym) but I think it is easier to just not have to worry about getting out when my schedule is so hectic!
Definitely has one up on convenience!
Really love your blog! You’re honest, fun and easy to relate to. It’s always fun toreador about your dancing, traveling or pup. Keep blogging!
Thank you so much for reading, Diane! I really appreciated the support and encouragement. Have a great week! 🙂
Her Happy Balance
I have the itch to sign up for a few races myself. I can’t believe the last race I did was in September and I haven’t lined anything up since! That needs to change…if only races were free 🙂
I know… I want to do all the races. All the races for free. 😉
Love this post! 🙂 can’t wait for the scrunch wand tutorial! 🙂 and so excited to run that half-marathon! <3
I am doing the Lansing Half Marathon this fall. I’ve been getting the running bug lately, too. Can’t wait for warm, dry weather to run outside again. Also, I LOVE chips and salsa. I gave them up for Lent and I am not sure if I will make it to Easter Sunday. Salty, crispy, crunchy chips…yum!
Me either!!!! C’monnnn spring!
Self tanner is my best friend in summer. No one wants premature ageing skin. Lol. Plus I burn, and not tan. Excited to see the hair-curling post.
Exactly! I will try anything and everything to stay out of the tanning beds.
I am also a grandma. 🙂
Nothing wrong with a chips and salsa habit in my opinion!
Haha, agreed… however, mine is becoming a bit of an obsession! Ha.
Yesss! Can’t wait for your hair tutorial!! 🙂 I recently bought self tanner from Sally’s called TanWise. Definitely makes me darker but, the knees are a tough spot for me. They always look so streaky! If you have any tips, I’d love the help! And Chips and salsa = love
I’ll definitely have to include the streak problem in my post. Thanks for the comment!
so excited for the tutorial. embarassed to admit i’ve had a curler for 5 years and never used it once, ugh!! dying to learn to curl my hair
I have actually gravitated towards the curling wand. To me, it’s much easier! Here’s my last tutorial to help get you started! Keep a lookout for the tight curls video coming shortly!
Runner Girl Eats
Welcome to the grandma club. With the exception of my wedding, I can’t remember the last time I got ‘dressed up’.
Hehe. I’m guilty of staying in lounge clothes way more than I should. Poor Scott! 😉
Spring can’t come fast enough! I have the worst cabin fever from this long, extremely cold winter.
Haha, same. I think its officially time, Mr. Groundhog!
candies & crunches
I can’t wait for the spring to come too! I miss wearing skirts and dresses, even shorts will do, anything but pants ahahah! I am actually looking forward to your video. I really enjoyed the one you did a while ago. I am really clueless when it comes to my hair, so any ideas are super welcome 😀 As for races, I can’t wait for my first ever Spartan Race which is less than 8 weeks away now. I am forever grateful to you for your 5k treadmill workout that got me into running and for all the tips you gave me to start my own blog <3 You're seriously the best, I'll never stop telling this to you 🙂
Aw, thanks so much Olena! I always appreciate your support and enthusiasm! xo