I'm feeling like a list today; so, here it goes:
I stumbled across two new blogs recently. Both are written by friends
of mine and I encourage you to stop by if you have a chance. The first
is called Southern Sass with a Side of Laughs and is written by my
sorority sister Gwen. Gwen is one of the funniest people I have ever
met. She always has a smile on her face and makes others around her
laugh. Her quirky and smart sense of humor is unbeatable and I am so
glad she decided to put her feelings of anxiousness aside and start a
blog. She only has one entry (at the time I am writing this) but it is
well worth the read. Her father passed away last week and she first
talks about braving the world of blogging and then shares the eulogy she
spoke at her father's funeral. It is remarkable and I hope you will
take the time to read it.
The second blog is called Simply Living Our Life and is written by my
friend Ashley. She has recipes and craft ideas as well as just general
entries about what's going on in her life. Her recipes look delicious
and the craft projects are darling. She has also been blessed to become
the newest fourth grade teacher at Madison Academy and so I'm sure she
will soon be regaling us with stories from the classroom. Check it out
if you have the chance.
2. I have been on an apple and peanut butter kick for breakfast for at
least a month, maybe two. I'm not sure what started it actually, but it
has been a good choice for my breakfast as it is very filling and I'm
not hungry before lunch time. I'm a Golden Delicious fan. Despite the
fact that for the past six-eight weeks I have been cutting an apple each
morning for breakfast, I walked out of my front door on Monday without
one. I completely forgot about cutting an apple or eating breakfast at
all apparently and didn't realize it until I was driving to work. I
blame it on le Tour. I was all involved in getting as many pre-race
tweets read before cutting myself off from all manner of the world.
Thankfully our cafeteria at work serves breakfast. It was greasy, but it
was food so I won't complain.
3. Speaking of le Tour, there have been a ton of crashes this year and
some big names have had to abandon, which makes me sad. My favorite to
win it all was out after stage six and I was crushed because I wasn't
sure who I would pull for to win it all and am still not sure. The
current wearer of the maillot jaune had some brutally honest and fierce
comments after Sunday's stage. I'll link up to it here in case you want
to read about it, but I will warn you the language is in-your-face and
not for the faint of heart. I personally loved it, but I've never been
one to shy away from swear words in certain situations. Just being
honest here, Aunt Linda! His response was in question to the naysayers
who accuse him of blood-doping. The link to his response is here.
4. I'm still on a dairy ban and I haven't lost the first pound - maybe
I'm doing it wrong? I mentioned it to my doctor when I went last week
and he seemed thrilled that I was going dairy-free for a while. I've
vowed to keep it up through the end of August and then I will
re-evaluate. I'm not missing cheese too much, but man could I go for a
cold smooth glass of milk!
5. As of Wednesday, July 11 (which is more than likely when you are
reading this), there are only 50 days left until the start of college
football season. I realize most of you don't care, but I am pretty
excited about it. Look at it this way, In seven or eight weeks there
will be a new fall TV season, and with any luck cooler weather, in
combination, you can hardly beat those three.
6. This time last year I was preparing for a flight to France. This time
this year, France is loudly calling my name and I cannot wait to go
back, whenever that may be. I'm having withdrawals from the motherland.
7. Met a cute boy at church on Sunday. Sadly, he is about 10 years my
junior so I think I'll go ahead and mark that possibility off the list.
8. As of this week, I have not eaten anything from McDonald's
in one year. It wasn't really a conscious decision it just kind of
happened, which is strange because I love their french fries more than
9. Tuesday morning, there was a wreck that shut down the Parkway close
to where I work. Thankfully I had seen this on the news before I left
home and was able to come up with an alternate route and made it to work
on time. A lot of other people were late. Days like that, I'm glad I
watch the news in the morning.
10. I like hot dogs.