Hello! I’m sitting here sipping on my coffee and feeling extra chatty today, so I think it’s time for another Thinking Out Loud post today. How about we catch up with some lighthearted talk?
I hope you enjoy the random thoughts and musings on what’s been going on around here lately!
1. I completed my first P90X workout since 2010.
Every now and then, Scott pulls out his set of P90X workout DVDs and gets on a 90-day kick to complete them.
I’ve tried to get through a full 90 days with him before, but I just get… bored. I’m not used to spending an entire hour on a few body parts every single day, and the last time I followed a video, it had me mentally and physically done after 30 minutes. So, I went for a run, and returned when Scott finished his strength video in time to join him for abs.
I’m happy to report that I got through the full hour of shoulders, biceps, and triceps yesterday. I don’t plan to complete the full program with him, but at least I know I can join him on a workout here and there. P90X is intense, y’all!
2. I still can’t get over Making A Murderer.
If you haven’t watched Making A Murder on Netflix yet, it must be because you don’t have an account. It’s worth getting one (or at least signing up for a free 30-day trial) just to watch this series. Seriously.
Scott and I heard everyone raving about it a few weeks ago and finally sat down to watch an episode last week. Well, that one episode turned into binge-watching five. And then five the next day. I’m telling you… it’s crazy. And I’m still upset with how it ends. Ugh!
3. Crockpot Chicken Salsa has made a strong return.
It had been ages since I made salsa chicken in the crockpot, but I finally got the itch to give it a try again this week. I can’t believe I took a break from it either… it’s so flipping easy.
I shared this on Instagram yesterday, but all you have to do is put four boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a crockpot, top it with two cups salsa (make sure it’s all covered), and set to cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. It will be extremely easy to shred when it’s done, and you can pair it with sides like lettuce, rice, beans, tomatoes, avocado, and cheese for a burrito bowl or tacos!
(I used to make this all the time and forgot about it until Julie recently mentioned it on her blog.)
Pictured above is everything mentioned above (minus the tomatoes) on top of corn tortillas, and I’m already excited to dig into the leftovers. Yum!
4. I have a fear of getting sick at work.
Well, working the nursery at church that is. Do any of you who are teachers or work with little ones have the same worry? While they’re super adorable to spend time with, I will inevitably wipe at least a handful of noses, carry someone with the snuffles, and change a diaper or two every shift. One little guy actually sneezed on my face on Tuesday. Yup… on my face.
I think babies and toddlers are absolutely adorable, and I know it will even be different when they are my own, but the germaphobe in me just can’t get over things like that. I find myself reaching for the hand sanitizer every few minutes, and it always feels awesome to wash my hands after three hours of wrangling a dozen two-year-olds.
How do those of you who work with little ones (and their germs) stay immune on a daily basis?
5. Winter has officially showed itself.
I guess all of that talk of winter coming late this year is laughing at us now. It’s currently 16 degrees while I’m typing this post, and it doesn’t look like it is going to warm up any time soon.
We’ve had a decent amount of snowfall, too! Let’s just say that our family walks look a lot different than they did in Florida four years ago. *Sigh*
6. Welp, someone finally won the Powerball Lottery.
Congratulations to the lucky winners in Los Angeles, Jacksonville, somewhere in Texas! Scott and I bought tickets for the first time in years yesterday. You just never know, right?
Funny story… I was talking about getting regular massages with one of my clients and he told me that after he took a year off from going, he called his home salon to schedule an appointment with his regular masseuse and they told him that she doesn’t work there any more. Apparently, she won the lottery and quit her job!
That really happens? Wow.
7. Oreo Thins for the win.
If you’re going to eat Oreos… you’re either a extra-stuffed kind of cookie shopper or not. I’ve never been one to get excited about double stuff, and have always preferred the cookies over the middle. Knowing this, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’ve been obsessed with Oreo Thins.
Over the past six months or so, I’ve purchased both the original and mint flavors and oh. my. gosh. I can’t stop eating them. They’re ridiculously addicting and especially delicious when enjoyed (dipped or crushed) in ice cream. (I usually try to at least go for frozen yogurt with this approach.)
Proceed with caution, I tell you. Jut like Pringles: once you pop, you can’t stop!
8. The only thing worse than the sock monster is…
The glove monster. Does this happen to any of you?
I don’t know how I end up with one glove out of a set, but I have half a dozen of mismatched gloves just chillin’ in our coat closet. What the heck happens to them? It’s not like I wash them as often as socks. Somewhere out there, my single socks, gloves, bobby pins, and hair ties are all hanging out together. Wherever they are, I just hope they’re happy.
9. I love this saying.
Our friend, Nichole, gave this picture quote to Scott to put up on our home office (er… basement corner) a few months ago, and I absolutely love it.
It’s so true. I’m not sure exactly where she purchased it from, but I would imagine you could find something similar at HomeGoods or Stein Mart.
10. Is it weird that I prefer disposable razors?
I’ve never been one to stick to one razor and replace the blade for years. In fact, it wasn’t until I married Scott when I started buying razor head refills for the two Gillette razors we had. (I’ve always liked razors for men because they get a closer shave in my opinion.)
As it turns out, I’ve totally fallen for the Schick Hydro disposable razor. I tried them out as part of a campaign over the summer and haven’t turned to another one yet. I’ve replaced the razor, of course, but I’ve stuck with the same brand!
They’re so comfortable to hold and are extremely gentle, yet sharp enough to get a close shave. In my mind, they’re the best of both worlds (men’s razor with a woman’s grip), and I love them enough to write about them again. Ha!
I guess that’s all I have for now. The sun’s about to come up and I need to get ready and out the door to work at the nursery this morning. Keep your fingers crossed I don’t bring anything (like germs) home today! 😉
Questions of the Day
• What would you say if you were thinking out loud today?
• What’s your go-to razor?
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