Alright, randomness today but bear with me. I don’t just run for ice cream, obviously. But part of me does (and seconds at dinner and margaritas and chocolate). To be honest, I think it’s okay if you work your butt off in order to enjoy eating some indulgent things without gaining weight.
However, I often rely too much on my workouts to do that for me. (Sorry, I’m still struggling so..hope you will hear me out for a bit before I move on!) So much to the point that they don’t always cover me (hello, seven pounds I’ve gained.) I know that I care too much about food…I care too much about making room for what I want and too much about the happy buzz I get from my nightly bowl of ice cream (sad but true.) I need to work on it. I don’t know what I’m going to do but it’s on my mind. I need to break the stronghold because it’s just riling up old feelings and I hate feeling out of control. It’s time to get back on track, for real.
Secondly, birthdays and presents. I’ve been encouraged lately to do a bit more vlogging. I’m still not very good at it but if you can bear with me, I promise it will get better.
Monday was Rick’s birthday but he is all about opening presents early. I’m not sure why. Personally, that is not my style but I figured I’d relent by letting him open his birthday present one day early because I knew it would make him happy. I got him power tools, by the way. Not sure where or how he will use them but at least he can say he has them, right? Right.
Little did I know, this early gifting would lead him to guilt trip me into opening one of my Christmas presents — on December 11th! Really?! Ahh, well, he was so excited to give me one of my gifts that I relented. Here’s what proceeded then:
So I’m very excited to use my new food processor people! I’ve been talking about it for like a year and well, send me your favorite recipes requiring a food processor. Like I said, first project up is homemade dark chocolate almond butter!
Okay, last but not least, my daily finds on Pinterest are endless but I loved this one because it can be the happiest moment of my day to just be laying heart to heart. Cheesy, yes, but not less true!
And PS — the Michael Buble Christmas album is fantastic. You must stop what you are doing and immediately go download it on Itunes. The best of the season fo’ sho! 🙂
PPS: Last weekend, Indiana beat #1-rated Kentucky and while I’m not the loyalest fan — this is what Indiana basketball magic feels like and I LOVE it so I just had to share this video montage of the awesome winning shot: