Life Catch-Up

Hey everyone! I kind of disappeared for a few days, didn’t I? Well, not really… I was still around reading/commenting on blogs, I just didn’t have the extra time to write on my own. Let’s have a little life catch-up!


Thursdays are typically a “no post” day for me to begin with, but this past Thursday was busier than usual. (Usually, I don’t get around to posting due to a later-than-normal BodyPump class.)

This past Thursday was my school’s parents’ night, so after working a full day, I had to go back in from 6:30-9:00PM! The upside? The night always moves by pretty quickly.


Since 9:00PM is when I usually start getting ready for bed, I was quite tired from Thursday night’s activities. (I was kind of “wired” once I got home!) After school on Friday, I had to take care of a few things for a grad class I’m enrolled in, then I face-planted on the couch for about an hour.

I (foolishly) thought I was going to clean the house on Friday. Nope, didn’t even come close to accomplishing that! I could barely muster the energy to do the dishes!

Ok, now onto Saturday (and some photos!)

As I’m sure you could gather from the re-cap above, Thursday and Friday were rest days this week. Well, actually, Wednesday was a rest day too! I’m not exactly sure what was up with me this week, but I just wasn’t feeling very motivated. Luckily, my job isn’t very sedentary, so at least I’m somewhat active during the day!

Once Saturday rolled around, I was itching to get back to the gym. I started off with 20 minutes on the elliptical (resistance intervals), then took a 9:05AM BodyPump class, which was great! After a few days off, I was feeling refreshed and tried to up my weights on most of the tracks.

After the gym, I headed to Starbucks, anticipating a pumpkin spice latte. Much to my dismay, the barista told me they were all out of pumpkin spice! :-( I settled for a venti iced with a cup of their perfect oatmeal.

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After breakfast + blog reading, I got to work on tackling the cleaning. Guys, I’m totally failing at maintaining my cleaning schedule. It seemed like such a good idea in theory, but has been hard to put into practice. I’ve mentioned to Chris about hiring a cleaning lady – just for the school year! I think it would be a different story if my job didn’t require so much work outside of work, but that’s not the case. What do you think? Am I being a whiny baby, or is this request justified? (Only answer if you agree with me… just kidding. ;-)) I guess I should add that Chris said he would help more, but he works crazy hours at his job (and has been doing some landscaping work on top of that), so we’re both pretty exhausted on the weekends.

About halfway through cleaning, I stopped to eat lunch which was a random mix of leftover Trader Joe’s orange chicken and green beans.


I was also trying to drink plenty of water while I cleaned, and I wanted to share with you guys a new-to-me product I’ve been enjoying… Lipton Tea and Honey Blackberry Pomegranate Iced Green Tea To Go Packets.


I tried the honey flavor today and liked it as well!

A little later on in the afternoon, I dug into a chocolate raspberry Chobani Flip.

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These new Flips also come in banana honey, which I tried (and liked!) a few weeks ago. Both flavors get a thumbs up from me!

After I finished cleaning and Chris finished up with a morning of landscaping work, we got ready and ventured out to pick up a new (to us!) sectional for our living room, but I’ll talk more about that another day!

We ended up having a “late” evening of errand running, and finally sat down to some pizza at 8:00PM! We downed a few slices and were ready for bed by 10:00PM. Exciting life, friends.

I did snap a few photos from today, but I’m thinking this post has gone on long enough. In summary, today included grocery shopping and school work… the usual Sunday combo!

Have you tried the new Chobani Flips? Thoughts?

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  1. Natalie @ Free Range Human says:

    As a teacher myself, I totally understand feeling like you have no time to clean! I would love to have a cleaning service too….so far I haven’t been able to justify though :( Unfortunately, that means I always sacrifice a few hours on the weekend to get it all done.
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  2. Simone says:

    I cn understand your request for a cleaning service 😀 Thought about that too but I don’t want to spend the money as we have a small apartment and I’m just lazy sometimes. I tried the cleaning schedule and it works pretty well for me. I write my own every sunday thinking about what I need to do the next week and so far it works!And even if something doesn’t get done..who one will know 😀 *lol* Maybe you should give it a try without any pressure to accomplish everything on the list. I see it more as a guide to not forget what I want to do!
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