Friday, October 25, 2013

Let's Catch Up

I start every single week off with the promise that I am going to focus and actually write a few blog posts but somehow, the days just fly by and  before I know it another week has passed and I have failed to write anything. In my defense, the weather here in Charleston has been absolutely amazing over the last couple of weeks and so every spare second of my time has been spent outside. I mean for real, who wants to be inside in front of a computer when you can be outside soaking up the sun? Not this girl! I feel like I have a million things to talk about but I am just going to share the first three things that pop into my mind:

1.) I have a brand new niece and even though she is nine hours away from me, I am completely wrapped around her finger. Olivia Charlotte Matheny is just ridiculously adorable and I am extremely happy about this new addition to our family.

 Yesterday I asked my sister and brother-in-law to send me some pics of her and ten minutes later, my sister sent me this:

And my brother-in-law sent me this:

I couldn't help but laugh at their  completely different perspectives on parenthood at this stage! A picture really is worth a thousand words! I am already counting down the days until I get to hang out with all three of the Matheny's and I really can't wait to get in some snuggles with Olivia.
2.) I recently read a statistic that for every hour of television you watch, you will reduce your lifetime by 22 minutes. I don't know if the statistic is true but if it is then I really regret the hours I spent watching Jersey Shore and the entire last season of Lost.
Stupid statisticians, they always have to ruin everything!
3.) I am completely obsessed with the new Larabar ALT bars...especially the Cinnamon Apple Crisp flavor. The bars are vegan, gluten free and delicious.
 I found these bars while wandering the aisles of Target and now I wish I would have bought more. 
Just writing about them is making me hungry. I may need to make an emergency run to Target this evening.
That's all I have for today but I promise that I will be back with more soon...promise! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Holy Disappearing Act, Batman!!!

Well, hey guys! I could give you a million reasons why I haven't posted anything in over a week but if I am being honest, they are all just a bunch of excuses. The truth is that if I really wanted to write a blog, I would find the time. I have been in a bit of a funk for the past few weeks and just needed to take some time to sort out my thoughts and reevaluate a few things in my life. Sometimes I tend to be an over sharer and I am trying to learn to be a bit more discreet and even more importantly, to think before I speak. This is not an easy thing for me to do but I am really trying hard to be better at life and I am willing to put in the work. Now, with all of that being said, I don't want you to think that I no longer have any crazy, erratic, juicy and scandalous things to share with you because I totally do. Oh, I definitely do! So without further adieu, here are five random and completely unrelated things that have been on my mind recently.

1.) I recently read this book:

and was absolutely horrified by some of the statistics that were given. Mika Brzezinski is extremely transparent about her food issues and her struggle to stay thin while living in the public eye. Personally, I had never heard of Mika before reading this book but apparently she is a tv journalist on MSNBC. (In my defense, I don't really watch a lot of tv and when I do, it is usually Parenthood or Jimmy Fallon.) As someone who deals with her own weird issues regarding food and exercise, it was very interesting for me to hear another perspective on these same struggles. Although I don't agree with everything in this book, I did enjoy reading it and using it as a way to examine my own thought process regarding this subject. I'm not sure I would recommend this book but I did find it interesting at times and it is definitely thought provoking.
2.) Short Man's Syndrome is a VERY real thing and after seeing it live and in the flesh, I have a new rule for myself regarding men: If I cannot wear high heels and still be shorter than them, they are officially undateable! (And yes, undateable is totally a word despite what spell check seems to think!)
In case you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, see the definition below.
Short Man's Syndrome:
An angry male of below average height who feels it necessary to act out in an attempt to gain respect and recognition from others and compensate for his abnormally short stature. 
In my continued effort to work on being discreet, I am going to wrap up this topic now. (but if you want details, you can totally send me a message on Facebook or give me a call...what can I say, I'm a work in progress and I kind of like to gossip.)
3.)  My gorgeous sister, Melissa, is going to have a baby any day minute second now and I am so excited to meet her little girl. I have been so blessed to be an aunt to the four coolest kids ever and I can't wait to add another one to the mix. My brother and sisters are really pretty amazing at making adorable little humans. I'm super impressed!
4.) Last night while walking through the park in my neighborhood, a man walked up to me and told me that he lost his dog and was trying to find him before the sun went down. It was getting pretty late and I felt really bad for the guy, so I spent 30 minutes wandering around the trails in the park trying to help him find his dog. After a solid half hour of yelling the dogs name and having no luck, this guy turned to me and said, "I didn't really lose my dog. In fact, I don't even have a dog. I just wanted to talk to you and was hoping to get your number." I cannot even begin to tell you how angry I was. Why are guys so stupid?! I mean for real, all he had to do was walk up and say hi. Why did he feel the need to lie to me? And people wonder why I have trust issues!!!
5.) It's official - This is going to happen!
Charleston Marathon
Anyone want to join me? It's going to be a great time! It's hard to beat running through Charleston. I will even take you out to Folly Beach after the run for an au naturel "ice bath." Think about it and get back to me.
Alright, that's all I've got for today but I promise to be back soon...well, soonish. Let's just see how this whole "being in a funk" thing plays out.