Category Archives: Life

I am…

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I am sitting here. Typing. Mostly happy. Sometimes a bundle of nerves.

I wonder why I’m still there, how I’m getting out of there, where I’m going, what I’m doing. I wonder if you know what I’m really talking about as I’m trying to be cryptic – some things just can’t be said on the blog.

I hear nothing. That means I should be worried in a house that has two almost 5 year old children in it.

I see my computer screen. My huge to-do list. My faithful furry companion at my feet. He’s one smart dog.

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I want to go for a run.

I am a procrastinator. I should be cleaning out closets, planning my kids birthday party (done!), writing articles and posts, making dinner.

I pretend that I can tolerate some people, but listening to them makes me want to scream.

I feel that if I laugh I can tolerate anything.

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I touch my kids’ hair. It’s calming to me. Is it for them?

I worry about how my kids’ will do in Kindergarten in the fall. Are they ready? Is the school any good? Will they have friends?

I cry at a videos of puppies and dogs. Especially THIS one.

I am happy, sad, tormented, stuck, inpatient, looking for a way to move forward.

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I understand that most people feel the same way.

I say I want a change, but I don’t know where to start.

I dream of running again, summer days at the beach and having the answers.

I try to be positive. But some people just suck the life out of you.

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I hope I never turn into a person like that.

I am ready to release it all in yoga class.

This is an Old School Blogging prompt hosted by Elaine and Angela. Want to play? Just copy the text in bold and write your own version!

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Marvelous is…

What’s up guys? Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quite marvelous. The problem is that weekends are just too dang short. I’m still pushing for switching to a 5 day weekend, 2 day work week. Who’s with me?

Marvelous is…Injury progress. Last Tuesday my physical therapist suggested I try the elliptical since cycling has been agreeing with my injury. I tried it Wednesday and just barely made it to 10 minutes with some serious pain going on. My tendon was not happy with that position at all. I tried it again on Friday. Success! 15 minutes completely pain free. It’s just what I needed to make me feel like I’m making progress in the right direction.

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Marvelous is…Friday Night Lights. Why am I finally watching this show after all these years??? Ron and I have been binge watching at least 2 episodes a night. So good!

Marvelous is…Yoga. I haven’t been to yoga too much in the past 4 weeks. Even with modifications, it still was a little too much stretching of the posterior tib tendon. Since things are feeling improved, I went to my usual Saturday class. There’s a new to me teacher who’s background is in Kundalini yoga. I’ve never been a huge fan of that style – too many breathing techniques. But it still was a great class and one that definitely left me feeling the yoga vibrations.

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Marvelous is…Warm weather. It’s been so nice to see the sun and feel warmth again. I just can’t get over how much it brightens my mood. Now the pollen and everything else that is leaving my eyes itchy? Definitely NOT marvelous.

Marvelous is…Wandering. Since I can’t run right now, I’m so thankful for my bike. It allows me to get outside and just wander like I usually do on a run. On Sunday’s ride, I don’t know why I chose a route that has mega hills. I won’t even run on that road, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be a good idea on a bike. But you know what? I LOVED IT! It gave me that heart pumping, leg burning feeling that I’ve been missing.

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Marvelous is…13 years. Happy Anniversary to my husband, my best friend and co-pilot on this journey of life together. I’m not sure how you put up with my crazy ways, but I’m glad you do. I love you!

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What’s marvelous in your life?

Stitch Fix #4

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After taking a few months off from Stitch Fix, I thought I’d give it another try. Especially since I had great luck with Fix #3.

If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s the scoop:

Basically, it’s an online styling service. You create an online profile with your likes and leave it up to the stylists to pick out items. Based from this information, they send you 5 articles of clothing that get delivered right to your door. You can chose to have it delivered as little or often as you like.

It’s $20 a fix, but as long as you keep one item you can apply that toward the price.  So you only lose money if you don’t keep a single thing (and you get a 25% discount if you keep it all!).

Then from there, you can try everything on and figure out what you want to save and what you want to keep. A prepaid USPS envelope is included for easy returns for items you don’t keep.

If you know me, you know I don’t like surprises. I was (am?) the kid who opened wrapped Christmas presents that were under the tree before the big day. I NEEDED to know what was in it. When I got the email saying my latest Fix was on it’s way, I promptly popped over to my checkout to see what was in my bag. When I laid eyes upon all 5 items, I thought “Well, that was a waste. I don’t like anything. It’s all going back.”

 And then you know what happens, right? I try all of the items on and I suddenly need it all. That’s what I love most about Stitch Fix. The items that my stylist chooses for me are not always necessarily items that I would first pick out for myself which ultimately makes me step out of my comfort zone aka style rut.

This month my stylist did an awesome job based on my requests and my clothing inspired board on Pinterest. Lets take a look at what showed up on my doorstep this month. And excuse my cheesy modeling looks. Bahahahahahahaha!

Renee C – Dalia Split Neck Top – kept

Kut from the Kloth – Aviva Boyfriend Jean – Kept

SPlit Neck Top May FixMy first thought on the top was love. It was definitely different than what I had pictured. I love the print. I love the fit. Definitely a keeper.

I purposely requested the cropped jeans. It’s the pair that every single person is receiving from Stitch Fix lately. I was hoping for a lighter wash and was hesitant about keeping this pair even though they fit great. I had just bought a very similar pair the week before. Oh and then my dad, I mean Ron, said “You’re going to pay $78 for ripped jeans?!?!” I definitely had to point out to him that he sounded like an old fuddy duddy when he said that. Definitely a keeper.

Market & Spruce – Sam Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee – kept

Hi-Lo Tee May FixThis tee is super soft and oh so comfy. The color is perfect. The one thing that made me hesitant about keeping it? The price. It was just a plain tee after all. I could get four of them at Target for the same price. But with the discount for keeping all 5 pieces, it was worth it.

Papermoon – Garland Geo Print Maxi Skirt – kept

Street Level – Anchorage Striped Canvas Tote – kept

Maxi Skirt may fixI love the idea of a Maxi skirt, but have never been able to find one that fits just right. Every single one just makes me look like a blob. In my mind I was already sending this back as soon as I laid eyes on it. But then I tried it on. You guys, I want to live in it. Super comfy. My stylist suggested I wear it with the Hi-Lo Tee. I’m not sure I like the two together. I felt very frumpy. With a denim jacket, though, it was much better. Although I’ll probably find something else to wear with it from now on.

I love the look of this tote. It just screams summer and nautical to me. However, I didn’t really need it. I had plans to send it back until I decided to keep at least three of the items. It actually ended up being like the tote was a freebie then. Reminder to self – take off the tag before you actually use the tote!

I went back and forth on whether to keep all 5 items. I didn’t absolutely love every piece. But with the discount, it made it worthwhile. And once I decided to keep it all, I really started to love every piece. I’m glad I kept everything. I definitely will be wearing each piece all summer long.

Have you tried Stitch Fix?

Just so you know…This post was is not affiliated with or paid by Stitch Fix. All opinions are my own.  The link included is my affiliate link, which gives me a small credit if you decide to sign up.