Posted in Life + Living

Happy Monday!!

I meant to write more over the weekend, but the days just got away from me.

So much so, in fact, that I woke up this morning thinking (hoping?) That today was Sunday.

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For Valentine’s, not to beat a dead horse, but, I was one if those people in line at the last minute picking out a card. I know it’s contrived, but I like celebrating love. We don’t make a big   fuss, but just a little something.

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I ended up buying him a saucy birthday card, abd crossing out “biryhday” and writing “Valentine’s” hehe. I also snagged him a new mug since his favorite one recently shattered.

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What’s cute, is that he actually does give up his coffee for me some days. And he’s the one to be a pot 90% of the time.

Love is not something I’ve ever been without, because my mom is a total sweet heart. I got her the same mug as Jeff, and she bought us chocolates and a sweet-as-honey card.

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Anyway.. that brings us to today: Snow Drama, Monday edition.

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I woke up to big fat snow flakes falling heavily this morning, blanketing the road like thick butter cream icing.  My commute was really good, considering the conditions. I know the plows were out, but they couldn’t keep up with the snow. My car was pulled to the side every time my wheels came again the resistance of packed snow that didn’t go in the direction I was going (think intersections, merging on the highway, changing lanes..).  What doubles the frustration is that I was supposed to have the day off.

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The good news is that the bosses sprung for breakfast and lunch, AND, it was healthy. Thank goodness!  What’s even better, is these same bosses cleared off everyone’s cars when the snow stopped so that when we went home, we wouldn’t have to.

I should mention, I don’t work for a small company. There were a lot of cats to clear! It was their way of saying “thank you” and they did it with a smile:

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After work, I was able to get the grocery shopping done. I keep seeing it all over the place, so I actually picked up some Brussels sprouts to roast tonight. I also nabbed some fruit that week be quick and easy for grab-n-go snacking this week.  Plus: it’s a super nice splash of color in an otherwise blah landscape. Can winter be done now? ╮(╯▽╰)╭

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Posted in Fitness, Food, Life + Living

RE-BOOT! – MegsFitness Photo Tracker consolidating with MegsFitness (Blog)

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It’s time for a reboot 🙂  I’ve been blogging really heavily over at the MegsFitness Photo Tracker and I’ve got a lot of “followers” over there.  The problem?  I’m not writing here any more and I really miss writing about more than just food.

From day one, this blog has been about ME (thus, the tag line “and then there’s me…”) and it’s time to get back to that.

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Branching off to a sub-blog was a good idea at the time, because I thought it’d be a good way to keep track of what I’m eating.  It’s been doing that, and I’ve developed the habit that if I’m going to photograph it, it should look good.  Generally, I’ve noticed that food doesn’t LOOK good if there aren’t freggies included.  That inspires me to include fruits and vegetables in my shots where possible, or to include the raw ingredients (as in the eggs pic in the gallery, above).

I don’t want to overload your inbox, so as we go along, if the posts are too frequent, feel free to adjust your delivery status.  WordPress allows you to get the posts immediately, once per day, or once per week.  All you have to do is go to your notifications and change your preferences.  If you’re a WordPress user, just go to https://wordpress.com/settings/subs-delivery/ to adjust your preferences.

The plan (in as much as I really follow plans) is to post exclusively here 🙂 You’ll get my sweets and sweats, things I’m studying/learning in school, and yes, even gaming updates… (If you play Hearthstone, add me!  Aminarra#1211)

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P.S. My latest bit of news is that I upgraded my phone–and I shopped with this blog specifically in mind.  I bought an HTC One – it’s got a LOT of fancy camera features, and it takes much better photos than my previous phone (Droid Razr):

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Posted in Uncategorized

2012 in review

You may see quite a few of these summaries popping up in the near future, dear readers, but I wanted to extend a heart-felt THANK YOU for making this possible.  My intention with coming to WordPress was to share my thoughts and experiences with an interactive community using a forum that allowed illustrations and photos to be more easily displayed.  I appreciate your taking the time to read it, comment, and share.  Happy 2012 to you, and best of luck for 2013.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.