Checking in.

It seems as soon as I said that I would recap my heart surgery I wanted to stop writing this blog again. See I want to write it all down but Mr. E was a large part of that recovery and I know I can’t leave him out of the posts but dredging up his taking care of me and having to focus on the end of the relationship is hard. So I am going to table that post for when I’m not so #emotional.

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Tea for my raw throat

13 days into the New Year I haven’t done anything all that exciting. Mostly my life has revolved around eating (I cook ALL THE TIME) work. Whole30 is going really well. I’ve eaten out once and I was very careful and ordered the safest things on the menu that I could find.  I’ve also eaten at friends houses and they have been really wonderful about letting me be a pain in the butt and say I can’t have this, this and that. #luckygirl I haven’t felt any of the magical changes that Whole30 promises BUT my size 16 jeans (from Old Navy) are currently on me. I’ve missed skinny jeans so on Sunday when I could get these on I was thrilled. I knew my weight gain was out of control when I started wearing boot cut jeans. Also, don’t get me wrong. The jeans are tight BUT I can sit and and cross my legs. That’s enough for me! 🙂
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Chorizo nachos. Holy moly!

I’ve been eating a TON of veggies, meat and fats on this diet. It’s been a lot of fun to just drop a hunk of Ghee or coconut butter in the pan and not have to put the skillet on the scale and make sure that I’m only having 6 grams at a time. It’s also been fun to have more then 3 ounces of protein at a time. I will say that I am missing cheese and rice a lot. And my weekly (or 3x’s a week) sushi visits are missed. #thestruggle

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Typhoid CB

I started the new year with a cold that was given to me by my most favorite baby CB. He is the love of my life. And sick or not I needed to kiss his cheeks. A decision I regret after the week I spent sick as a dog. But I’d probably do that same things again. 😉

Have you seen Casablanca?! I’m sure you have. Everyone has seen the movie except me. The problem was I’m a hopeless romantic who needs  a happy ending. My life is tragic enough without adding depressing endings to the mix. Anyway, I finally saw it and I was on the edge of my seat. Wonderful movie. I want to watch it again and see what I missed. #somuchgoingon #Mustnotpee I also almost cried at one point. There is something about patriotism that brings tear to me eye.

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Road trip to see the brother.

Last night I went to a friends house for dinner and she made a magical salad and venison stew. All whole30 approved AND I made a knitter! 🙂 Really she knew how to knit and needed an update BUT I still get her started and I’m excited to teach her how to purl next. I love hoisting my hobby on people. Although, teaching is not something I’m great at.

Thanks for listening. Maybe I’ll do something fun with interesting pictures soon. For now it’s windy and cold and I want to curl up with a book.image

Links for the week of 12/14/2014

It’s getting down to the Christmas wire. Every single minute of my time is scheduled from now until the New Year. My calendar is intense and color coded. I’m not sure I’ll be sleeping but after the year I’ve had I want this to be phenomenal Christmas. I want people to leave my house smiling and happy. I want them to be full and happy. I want laughter. So if not sleeping and working frantically leading up to all that needs to happen. Well so be it.

Anyway, busy as I am I rounded up some great links this week. Take a look?

First off “8 Reasons Why You Should Marry the Complicated Girl” Marry the girl who demands respect This was a great article that I really enjoyed reading. Because, yes, I am complicated BUT in the best way possible. Here

“Love is not Enough” This was a fascinating article about why love can’t be the only thing. This sentence really resonated with me. “Because you need more in life than love. Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough.” Here

Ever since my Dad dragged me to the theaters to see The Fellowship of the Ring I have been a MAJOR Tolkien fan.  And then to add to it when casting for The Hobbit Richard Armitage (love of my life) was cast as Thorin. The final installment of the Hobbit came out this week and here are some awesome quotes from the movies. (PS: I heart the Chive) Here 

To help us get into the spirit here is an article about the “Deviant History of the Snowman” Here

Here are some pictures from the Samsung:

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Bestie and I getting coffee

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So eggnog mousse is a thing! Go get some!

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To keep up with the Hobbit theme. A Thorin ornament!