Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Letters

Hello Friday!!  Nice to see you again.

Dear Blog sorry you did not get the overhaul and new look yet - its been a crazy busy week.

Dear Prince William and Duchess Kate - cute baby! Thanks for giving him the male form of my middle name, its always cool when someone names their child after you. :-)

Dear My Fitness Pal - I think need to break up. You are way to time consuming and needy - I know what I need to eat and what portion sizes are.  Its now gotten to a point where all I think about is how many calories are in stuff and after a chat I had with Meg yesterday in email I am not eating enough anyway which explains why I am so tired these days and why my body has stopped changing.

Dear D, The crazy will slow down sometime this fall (fingers crossed) - thanks for hanging in there. I love you.

Dear Lil Man, OMG you are so cute - I love how you get so excited that you can walk now. Thank you for coming by last night - it made my day.

Happy Friday y'all make it a good one!!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Midweek - Amid chaos

This week has kicked off a super busy time at the office. We have quite a few major projects going all around and are booked into September. Good problem to have right? It just seems like we are all going Mach 10.

In the midst of all this I find out my mom may have to have surgery smack dab in the middle of our busiest summer yet. We will know for sure in a few weeks. Thing about this surgery is after she will not be mobile for about 12 weeks - no driving no grocery shopping no nothing except foot up resting and physical therapy maybe.

So I will be taking care of my household, all the projects that are going on at my office and her household.  I think this will be a great time to take up boxing at the local boxing club. I say this because I am not allowed to express any type of stress or frustration in front of my mother, she takes it personally and turns into a martyr - a southern MOM martyr with Catholic mom guilt. See where I am going with this? *Shudder* I don't have time for intensive therapy, so maybe the boxing will prevent that..

I haven't been so conscience about going to the gym so I know that is impacting just how stressed and overwhelmed I am feeling. I'm headed there tonight..

Have a good one y'all.....

What I wore Wednesday

Top: Ross
Jeans: Target
Flats Kohl's

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Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Time for Weekend Shenanigans!

Sami's Shenanigans

1. Mani & Pedi
2. Long over due for my highlights
3. 5 Guys Burger and fries - Yum
4. An accidental nap - I really did just sit down for a minute
5. Double rainbow Saturday afternoon
6. Sunday lunch
7. Dessert
8. Starbucks label I found humorous

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Blog I promise to update your look soon, I am also tired of the Victorian look.

Dear Week thank you for being over, now please explain why I have been so exhausted every single day.

Dear Gym I promise to visit soon.

Dear Helzburg I am sure my husband would like it if you stopped emailing me, I am pretty sure after my last purchase I am in time out ;).
(I just checked my email - there's another from you in there right now that makes 3 in the last 2 days)

Dear Marcy thanks for the laughs!

Dear D Sorry its been a crazy ass week - 1 down 8 more to go?? LOL  I'm working on juggling  it all..

Dear April thanks for moving my hair appointment all around, a few times...

The following is all the shit that made me laugh this week... Thank you internet

That last one flat cracked me up and I full on laughed for about 20 minutes - my sides hurt so bad..

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finish the sentence link up with Holly and Jake


If I had one extra hour in the day...  I'd spend it reading 
I wish my name...   I got the name I wanted - a few years ago I legally changed it 
I think anything chevron is... OVER DONE 
My last nightmare... consisted of a server spewing out hard drives who then chased me around screaming I'll teach you to reformat me!!
Sometimes... and then other times ... seriously guys what's this mean?? ;-)
My last meal on earth would be... a ribeye, twice baked potatoes with a side of BBQ ribs and a coconut cream pie for dessert, oh don't forget the 2 liter of coke to wash it down and a chaser of starbucks. 
I would much rather be_____ than____.  Khloe Kardashian than Honey Boo Boos mother
Mayonnaise... Hellman's only!
10 years ago, I didn't think... That 40 would be coming so fast WTF
Selfishly... I am a dessert hog - yes I want the bigger piece even if I can't finish it damnit 
My favorite show on TV right now... Big Bang Theory - come on its about geeks and has bang in the title how can you NOT like it
And, George Zimmerman... yeah not going there - though I hear Casey Anthony is broke and needs a room mate 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Race day Photos - a link up


Why do race day photos always look like crap??

1. My first race - Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day on the Sprint Campus 
2. The Glow Run Summer of 2012
3. The Glow Run Summer 2012
4. The Plaza 10K fall 2012 -  where I tore my medial meniscus about mile 3..
5. Limping over the Plaza 10K finish line
6. The Diva Dash 2013 - first race back after knee surgery
7. The Diva Dash 2013 finishers medal
8. The Plaza 10K finishers medal - still thinking of framing that bitch

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Whats a G-I-R-A-F-F-E

Yep this just happened, I am sitting at my desk finishing lunch when my cell phone rings - it is my mother, who is getting up there in age, she is 71, so there is no telling what the conversation will be about when I pick up the phone.

Deep breath, "hello" - "whats a G-I-R-A-F-F-E," yes she spelled it. "Uh Mom, what? Repeat that."  She proceeds to spell giraffe again. I'm thinking great, she's lost her mind and I say "uh Mom its a giraffe - you know a long legged animal you see in Africa or at a zoo."

She comes back with "Yes, I know that - but how does it relate to drugs?" "Mom how on earth am I supposed to know that and what the hell are you up to?" Apparently she's reading a new mystery book and in one chapter there is a drug deal going on and there's a giraffe mentioned.

Her theory on how I would know, and seriously you can't make this shit up - I am an executive and work in a corporation. Say WHAT?? I did say to her, yes I am and yes I do but we don't deal with drugs, I work in computers...

I then tell her I will Google the answer for her and she goes silent and stays that way for a minute - I get the idea shes waiting for me to Google it so I inform her there's no way I am Goggling that AT WORK.

Although I totally could and probably will this afternoon!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

Sami's Shenanigans

I mean't to take more pictures, but I got caught up in my weekend and being in the moment that I only took 2 and that was Sunday when I was in recovery mode LOL.. 

Saturday afternoon we celebrated my nephew's 6th birthday with water, cake and too much sun (a least for this little pale Irish girl.)  Saturday night we all decided to grill out sit in the drive way and just enjoy being with friends. I think we got home about 1:30 am! Great time was had.

Sunday I woke up early despite the late night but was so tired and worn out that the couch and I were bff's all day. We included the DVR and had a wonderful time catching up. At times the cat over come by jealously inserted himself in the mix. I snoozed off and on in between applying aloe and lidocane to my burn which I am still shocked is as bad as it since I was in the shade 95% of the day.

I need to get back on track and get to the gym. I also need to get meal prep down so cooking clean is easier and not as time consuming during the week when I get home from work and all I want to do is sit on the couch and shut off my brain.  Especially in the weeks to come. I have 8 HUGE projects at work that are all happening at the same time... I am a ball of stress right now and that's not dissipating anytime soon -  this is the schedule well into September..... 

Here are the two pictures I took Sunday....

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

If I Won the Lotto - A Link up with Holly


Holly is part of a funny as hell link up - I read her answers cracked up and decided to play along..

If I won the lotto...

1. I'd buy a new fully loaded sports car for every day of the week.

2. I'd buy a case of black toilet paper just because Kris Jenner has some - though I'd keep it in my guest bathroom because frankly black toilet paper is weird.

3. I would get a collection of funky glasses that rivals Penelope Garcia's on Criminal Minds.

4. I would schedule a tummy tuck and a boob job - then hire a personal shopper for a new wardrobe.

5. I would take a extended vacation and tour all the island in Hawaii staying for a least 2 weeks on each one.

6. Build an insanely huge house that only 2 people would occupy.

7. Start shopping my reality show in order to make money now that my lotto winnings were history.

So what crazy things would you do??  

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013


 July has hit Kansas City with a vengeance. Today's high is 97 with a heat index of 103 - though I will take that over 20 degrees and 2 feet of snow any day!

This week we started Eating Clean. We are going with that whole 80/20 theory. 80% of the time we will be eating clean and 20% we can splurge.

Last night I made a Chicken Chop Salad that was awesome. I was hesitant going in because there are sweet potatoes in it. I am not a huge fan - though I will say its probably because growing up I though they only came out of cans, were baked to an inch of their life and had marshmallows burnt on top of them ;-)

Everything in that is clean, even the dressing which I made from scratch. It was even better this afternoon for lunch at work. 
Tonight we are doing Cheese Ravioli in a bell pepper sauce.

In the last 2 week both D and I got new phones after ours gave up the good fight and begged to be retired. Since then we have both had voicemail issues which no one can figure out. D's off today so he is headed into the store to see if he can figure out whats what. I will say thankfully mine are still coming to the phone. My visual voicemail just won't work. D's voicemail is so broken that he gets a message that his box doesn't even exist.

I have a random bruise that showed up on the top of my hand, no earthly clue what I banged into I just know its sore as hell.

This song is stuck in my head - has been for 3 days now.. I'm still trying to get past the fact Alan Thicke is his dad....

Looking forward to hitting the gym after work tonight... 

How is your Tuesday??? 

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Monday, July 08, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!

1 & 2 Lil Man 4th of July having a blast.
3.  My fitbox I received in the mail
4. I read 4 books over the long weekend
5. Awesome salad that was lunch Friday
6. My Sunday I have to go into the office look
7. D in the ER Sunday night when a rouge potato peeler took out revenge on his finger.

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Find what inspires you

I usually don't do week day get togethers, I don't know how it started it just did. I'm sure somewhere a long the way I decided it was just easier to not participate. With work the next day yadda yadda. Yes, I am aware of just how old and cranky that makes me sound.

So with that in mind when I was asked if I wanted to go on a Tuesday night and have a girls night out at the local painting bar I said yep sign me up.  Wine and painting what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday night. Mind you its been 16 years since I picked up a paint brush for creative reasons. However I am trying to get out of my comfort zone and come from a place of "yes".

I had a blast last night - I remember why 16 years ago I used to paint. I relaxed I had a good time I created something. Sure it doesn't look like the instructors did, but so what it looks like mine. Yes, a firework or two has the days frustrations taken out in it meh who cares, fireworks are supposed to look fierce.

I got home late but again so what, what would I have been doing anyhow; the gym then watch TV until it was time to go to bed. Ye,s that is how I am used to winding down - but hey the gym is still there and I have a DVR so whatever it was I would have been watching is still there as well.

I did tell D it IS something I will do again - but I think I'd like to take up a painting class at the local college, something more instructional. I think I'd also like to get into photography.

Take sometime and find what inspires you, what you can be passionate about. Then go and DO it..

Last nights Fireworks painting..


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Monday, July 01, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!

Sami's Shenanigans

Wow Monday again, already .. its a super short week for me so I'll make the best of it. I am off Thursday and Friday. 

Friday I left the office early and hit the gym.  I have been hitting the treadmill for interval training and lifting. Loving the results from the lifting even though I just started a few weeks ago I already see a difference.

Got cleaned up and hit the local Mexican place for a good taco salad - minus the shell ;-) and hit Gtown to catch up with friends and family.  

Saturday I got up with a headache took some meds to get that down to a dull roar then hit the gym again.  Saturday night found us at an annual find raiser a friend of mine holds calls Muggs for Juggs - it benefits the Susan G Koman Foundation 3 day walk. Its always a great time and this year was no exception.. There was an added treat of bagpipes being played by a few local firemen. Gotta love a firemen in a kilt..

Sunday we got up and had a quiet morning then I hit the nail salon for a much needed mani. After that it was off to the Plaza for a walk, Starbucks and a stop at the MAC store, I was out of my favorite eye shadow.  

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