When You're Down, Put Things On Your Cats' Heads


I am a grumpy lady right now, and as often happens, I'm not even sure why.

Because Greg wanted to watch the end of Titanic tonight after I got off work? Probably not.

Because my upstairs neighbors sound like they are bouncing a basketball on their floor at 1 AM? Maybe.

Because the hormones in my body are raging through my system, creating a path of destruction through all normal emotions? Most likely.

And I am suffering from Netflix withdrawal. Can I just finish the last season of Battlestar Galactica???

Here are some things that are awesome, which will hopefully help my body return to it's non-grumpy state:
- My cats "let" me put orange hats on their heads.
- It's almost payday. The Christmas festivities really got the best of me. Not to mention the electric bill in this frigid weather!!
- I went to Trader Joe's so I actually have FOOD I can cook for work now, instead of making leftover freezer remnant concoctions (remnants of my freezer contain a couple mini tamales, frozen corn, and pizza veggie burgers).
- We applied for passports this week (let the travel planning/freaking out begin!), so I hope we hear back on the progress soon.
- We have escaped the winter vortex for now and it's going to warm up this weekend. It is currently 25 and feels like 25, according to Weather Channel, which is much better than 13 and feels like -8.

Currently, in the North Land


Are you guys experiencing this snow beast? This was our view on the way to the gym this morning. It came down hard last night. I hate driving in it! My little Scion IQ is a ninja, though; she be but tiny but fierce. On the bright side, we had a great workout this morning!

Wearing: These slippers from Target. Very cozy for the nice 12 degree weather we are having.

Reading: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; we went to see movie #2 and it gave me the craving to read it. I haven't read it since high school. So far, the movies have been a lot more accurate than I expected (besides Legolas prancing around).

Eating: Not much. We ate all the things in the house. We are going grocery shopping tomorrow, because we are all out of delicious foods. Tonight for a snack, I made my own frosted flakes; we had some corn flakes leftover from a recipe, and I sprinkled sugar on top. Reminds me of when I used to go to my grama's house when I was a kid, and she never had Lucky Charms or anything; it was always plain Rice Krispies you had to sprinkle your own sugar on top of. I'm not complaining; they're still yummy.

Watching: We watched Blackfish on Netflix; it's an awesome documentary. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it. We went to Seaworld for the first time last year, and this gives me a totally different perspective on it. Although Greg didn't seem to agree with a lot of it, but he's just the argumentative type.

Working On: Running - I ran a couple (few? can't remember) days this week, and my calves are killing me! They only hurt when I do sprints, but I know a varied run is better for you than a same-pace run, so I try to involve some change towards the end.

Loving: This crazy, so-ugly-it's-cute running shoe. My Nike Free's lasted me for a while, but I had to give them up after I started getting pain in the balls of my feet. I switched to a shoe with more cushion, and now I don't have that problem. I also heard that alternating between two running shoes could be good for your feet.

Hair Quesadilla


Happy New Year, everyone! I have some big news, but for now I'll just share my new hair. Isn't it lovely? I felt like a quesadilla. Here's the end result:


I'm really happy with it. My hair stylist is awesome! Next time I'm going to go even blonder. It looks a little less blonde in real life, cause I had some sun glare in the picture.

Greg is at the gym now. He invited me, but my legs are still recovering from yesterday's sprints, so instead I am cuddled up on the couch.

We celebrated New Year's Day by packing away Christmas stuff yesterday, cleaning, cooking, and watching Pain and Gain. That movie was not what I expected; it was soo funny!! I had no idea it was based on a true story.

Today, it is back to work for two days, and then we can relax again. We are trying to sell a bunch of old electronics on Craigslist. I can't wait to get rid of them so we can have the extra space, but I am worried about shady people coming to our apartment (selling a desktop PC so can't transport it). Have you ever sold old computers? Craigslist? Trade-in? How was it?