Monday, January 24, 2011


What to do with all this additional time. Replacing one addiction with another so to say. In the world of online shopping this has posed a challenge but has been doing okay with keeping my hands off of the Lululemon and Free people "add to cart" button.
Along with studying, applying for a few "said" things (to be announced later) and furthering my education I also became the "real" wife this weekend. ("real"- meaning everything I haven't been this past year!)

It started off with just a quick trip to Target (is that possible), then to Bed Bath and Beyond, then to Staples, then to the grocery store and a lil' Starbucks too. I can't help that they each fall within the same half mile complex. By the time I got home the car was flooding over and I was frazzled on how to get all the goodies inside. Three trips it took and another three to the trash once my "mini-remodel" was complete. This is REAL exercise!

Mark was off on his long endurance ride in prep for CDA. I was on the endurance shopping spree.

He luckily came home to all new bedding and pillows, oh so plush! Cream, with reds and browns, and purples. Oh, but sleeping in a new bed was bliss! I'd post a photo but he's still sleeping in it!!

He also arrived home to some home-made chicken pot pie (I cook about 4 different things, each once a year, and this is one of his faves!). Photo to be found on is FB page. Oh, and some crock-pot chili too. We have food for the week! And more fun recipes to follow.

Then it was back to studying and organizing all things work and education related.

I feel so organized, so on the ball, and have all new systems in place that make life more manageable.
Bring on the day!


Beth said...

Awesomeness! Maybe you could come get me organize and back on track too. Oh and we REALLY need new pillows. :) You are so ahead of the game! Good luck with the studying. Great to see you putting your time to great use!

Jill Costantino said...

Oh that sounds SO fantastic. We (Canada) is getting Target in 2 years! I am counting down, and I have NO idea how it was a quick trip for you! Should I tell you about shopping on Ebay and the fabulous deals you can get? Ooops I just did;)
Ah - that sounds like such a fabulous day. Looking for to hearing about the other school and application stuff! Happy week!

Michelle Simmons said...

Awesome! That feeling of being all organized and on top of things is rare indeed... ;)

Christi said...

I love that feeling of accomplishment! Congrats to you!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I cook in fits and starts - my husband is never sure when we'll have real dinner vs. some yogurt. Sounds like you had a super productive day!

Charisa said...

Awesome! It made me laugh when you said you cook 4 things. I'm the same :) I'm sooooo not Martha Stewart even though I wish I was!

MissFancyPants said...

I was LMAO when you said that allrecipes has kept you off the lululemon and free people add to cart button!

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

That is too cool TN!! Glad you are keeping busy and thanks for your constant support - you are an incredible woman!! :) Who cares if you only cook 4 times a year. hehe

Libby said...

that's the best feeling in the world!! I so love nesting. I have at least one episode a year of splurging on organization and new bedding :) I just finished doing that before the new year, love it!!! I'm coming over for dinner :)

D said...

Well you cook more often than I do, that's for sure!

Shawn and Tracy said...

You go wife, you go!
What's this about education????