Friday, February 26, 2016

What I'm Reading This Week 2016 #8

Finally Friday!!

I am ready for the weekend.  Well, I always am but it means my likelihood of a normal nights sleep goes up as the Mr stays up late to play his video games.  That subject may have warranted me a little surprise yesterday.  I had to laugh when they were presented to me.

They appear to be the same size but when he just jammed them straight from the store into the vase almost overflowing with water, they were like 3 feet tall!  I cut about 8" off of them and made them a little more presentable.  But they were still much appreciated!

But enough of giving the Mr his propers, let's get to...

The DOs and DON'Ts of Clean Eating  (Good tips if you want to start your journey to eliminating most processed foods)

Gwen Stefani Says She's Only Had 2 Boyfriends in Her Entire Life  (I'm with ya Gwen.  I've only had one "real" one and I married him!)

Are You A Fitness Bully?  (I know plenty of people who think they know it all when it comes to what to eat, how to exercise and everything in between in the health game.  Don't judge a book by its cover.  We're all on our own journeys and there's no one right way to get there!)

Plus Size And Traveling Fabulously!   (Love this post!)

3 Ways Maple Syrup Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals  (The real stuff not the syrup we grew up on as kids)

7 Signs You Should Stop Exercising Immediately  (Learn it, live it)

19 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever  (I can vouch for #5!  Last night I got "sorry I rolled on you all night, snored and kept you up for 3 hours" flowers!)

5 Reasons You Should Eat More Raspberries  (They are my fruit of choice for my smoothie add in)

Here's How Likely You Are to Get Pregnant Using the Pull-Out Method  (OMG, seriously...people still do this!?  Is it 1950?  My uterus is locked down like Fort Knox!)

Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72M in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case  (In case you haven't heard, NEVER use talcum powder around your lady bits.  A close family member had OC and when I was at her consultation, the oncologist said there has been a link for decades but some choose to ignore it.  When I do use it, I use a cornstarch based powder.)

Bret Hart Got Amazing News Following A Successful Prostate Surgery  (I am beyond thrilled for him.  This poor man has had enough tragedy in his family and his own life for 10 people.)

3 Ways to Push Past Procrastination  (Yeah...I so need to get on a certain room in the house.  I'm now dreaming about it and impending tornadoes.  When I have the tornado dream it means I have an internal to do list)

If You're Obese, Here's Why You Only Need to Drop a Few Pounds to Get Healthy  (I keep trying to get a few people close to me to grasp this but they think lose weight means ALL of their excess weight.  Oy.)

6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House  (Definitely do #1 asap!)

How to Purge Plastic From Your Kitchen  (Definitely going to implement some of these)

28 Images That Show What Happiness REALLY Is  (Which one made you smile?  I always loved coming home from a trip and having the dog go insane...until she realized her spoil time at Grandma's was over and gave us the cold shoulder)

‘Idiocracy’ Writer Says His Satire of a Brain-Dead America Has Become Reality  (The Mr and I say this all the time, especially in this political season.  The movie wasn't the greatest but if you haven't seen it, you should so you can see how frighteningly close it's becoming)

The fireplace repair man is scheduled to come in a few hours.  I pray we only need a cleaning and he doesn't have to do anything major.  I'm not in the mood for some big azz repair right now.  But I miss my fireplace and am ready to fire it back up again asap.  After a snow storm, it's supposed to be 60 this weekend.  I'm over winter.  If you're not going to give me a solid, long lasting snow I can shoe on, then just be done and bring on the flowers.  It's getting irritating.

But I do want you to think about this...Monday you get an extra day in this year.  Leap Day.  Do something awesome with it.  Make plans.  Call someone.  Text someone.  Go for a froyo with your honey.  Blow a zerbert on your dog's belly and watch it run.  Just do something out of the ordinary.  You only get this opportunity every 4 years!

What are you into this weekend?

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  1. For the record I knew the flowers were going to look ridiculous but since you were right there in the room when I brought them in I didn't have much choice. If it gets some laughs then it was worth it, haha!

  2. ...just live limitlessly. LOVE IT! Good selection of reading material - bravo. Have a great weekend!

  3. What pretty flowers! And good reads too. 5% weight loss is my first goal. Today was recovery day from yesterday's festivities and then I met a friend for dinner. Tomorrow I have a meeting then meeting another friend for breakfast, then need to go to Hobby Lobby to get a couple of memo boards with some coupons I'll print. Sunday go to mom's in the morning, then work on house stuff the rest of the day. It's supposed to be near 60 degrees and gorgeous so I'd like to get the dogs out for a good walk too. On the 29th, that'll be a day for the dogs. One of my pooches has to have dental work done on Tuesday and they have to knock him out for that, so I always get nervous on those days. I want to have a day with my "kids" and get them out and about and worn out tired. lol I also got a couple of books in the mail so I'll start in on those -- but only after I get chores done, otherwise the house is going to envelope me in clutter and crap. Hope your fireplace is up and running now. Have a super duper weekend!


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