Fancy & Nancy

I spent some quality time sewing pretty with Hello Kitty this afternoon. Pippa had been banished to her crate in the garage for nap time after a debacle involving the smoke detector. Also, the house was really smoky and it makes poor, delicate Pippa sneeze so I figured she’d be more relaxed out there. That means I was spending some quality time with Boyd Bear!!!

boyd bear sewing boykin dog

It all started when I dropped some thread, and naturally, it clung to that little furball. It was then I realized that I could just pile stuff on him, and he wouldn’t even move. It was afternoon naptime, and he was basking the sun. He probably wouldn’t have even moved for a piece of bacon at that point.

sleepy boyd

He’s such a sleepy bear!! Haha. He was a pretty good boy, but he has a bad habit of running underneath both my sewing machine and the ironing board. Another good reason not to have both dogs on the loose while I’m sewing!!

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(meet the girls)

YAY!! I heard what was on the board today ahead of time, and I was so excited to do Nancy! I even put in my contacts for the running portion. That’s huge. There’s not much that will force me to put my contacts in. Basically Costa Rica or the CrossFit Open. :)

I wasn’t sure what I could do so at first I was thinking, okay, definitely sub-20. But I was feeling pretty good in the warm-up, and the overhead squats seemed a lot easier than last time I tried them (I think I was super sore that day). We had a good class today @ 11:45, and someone else was actually running pretty fast. A lot of people in my regular classes really hate running…. so I was able to pace off him a little bit. After my first round, I revised my goal to less than 3 minutes per round. Honestly, the oh squats ended up being the easy part, and I finished in 14:10. Fun!! I love wods with running.

gummy bears sprouts


And then some gummy bears from Sprouts happened because they are the best. Mmmmm… sugar dust!

I’m off to read another super important book

What’s your favorite girl wod? I do like Nancy & Grace. Hate Karen. I want to try Nicole. Okay, and all of them.

What’s the last candy you ate? I guess I’m on a roll with candy and ice cream. Now’s probably not a great time to mention that I’m thinking about doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Has anyone tried it? It’s always mostly the weekends the give me fits, but it’s only 3 weekend commitment…. so it seems manageable.

P.S. The Nancy graphic is from this cool (free to print) Meet the Girls infographic poster

Unremarkable + 1 Impressive Feat

I wish my window looked like this…

(via Noodlehead)

I always really want to decorate for the holidays, but the time slips away. Of course, pink is one of my favorite colors so this could stay up for many months.

Today was a pretty unremarkable day for me. Still special in its own way, but fairly unremarkable. Even to me who makes a big deal out of everything! I was not in the mood to eat like an adult today so for lunch I had:

an orange


Some crispy pitas!


A huge bowl of No Sugar Added Vanilla Frozen Yogurt.

I just like to say the “no sugar added” part to make it seem slightly more forgivable. :) That was a good lunch!!

I was bumming about being at the office today because I was really hoping to be back in a school this week, but that just hasn’t happened for me (yet). The funny thing is that I can’t stop thinking of myself as unemployed, when I work 32+ hours a week!!

I was actually supposed to go to the store to get Valentine’s supplies today after work, but I just wasn’t feeling it so we went straight to the gym. Even my workout today was unremarkable. I eked out 4.25 miles while watching Jeopardy! and then I was out like a girl scout!

I turned theCaprese Quinoa leftovers into caprese pasta with broccoli! At least dinner had some actual food groups represented, right?

And I baked some bread.

I have my mom to thank for the fact that I don’t think twice about whipping up a batch of homemade bread. That’s how 6 home school kids made it through the brutal Minnesota winters. Mom’s homemade bread and Dad’s belief that “a day without ice cream is like a day without sunshine” really made childhood magical. ;)

The best part was that Kevin totally surprised me by writing a Facebook status about it. This is unusual. My husband’s not really a social network user (except for, well, when it came to wooing me — but more on that later!!). He probably updates his status every 3 or 4 months. So I thought it was so sweet that he was kinda bragging on me. Don’t you think it’s sweet when people brag on their spouses? It always makes me so happy when I hear other people doing it! So thanks, Kevi, that can count as your Valentine’s gift to me. Haha. For today.

So what was my impressive feat for the day?

After dinner, Kevin and I each had 1 thin mint. 1. That’s it. Crazy, right? True, we had fresh bread to snack on, but still. Thin mints are generally eaten in at least quads, right? :)

I’m in a giving mood, so here are some Valentine’s links that include no fitness or healthy eating tips. Although it is tempting to give you a cheesy one about working out your <3.

Those are some quality links, people. I would click them if I were you. The only reason I’m not hoarding them to myself is that I know I won’t get to them. Haha.

Tell me 1 unremarkable and 1 impressive thing about your day? This is like an upgraded version of the best/worst part of your day question.

What was your favorite link? Or link me your favorite Valentines link. Or if you don’t like Valentines, just something pink. You have to like pink!! My blog is pretty pink.