Hello, Hello! How are you all doing! It’s the weekend. Yup! Thursday morning started off with a little plain, non-fat greek yogurt with honey, blueberries and kashi go-lean crunch. It was just so-so because I was craving a smoothie, but too lazy to make one. I should have just made the dang smoothie. I would have been happier. Live and learn.
I had a lunch meeting, so we ordered from a local eatery. I got a greek salad topped with grilled chicken. It was awesome and I ate every single bite!
After work I headed home to begin the summer clothing closet switch over. When Adam and I lived in our tiny apartment, I didn’t have the room for both my summer and winter clothes so I used to have to switch it out every 6 months or so. Well now that we have much more space, I won’t have to do that. But, my summer clothes were still in
my free storage unit FFF parent’s basement. So I went and got them out. FFF Dad will be psyched to know that I officially have cleared all my crap out of his basement (for the most part). I snacked on a Larabar Uberbar (which are out of control delicious- full review to follow), while unpacking some of my summer clothing.
I worked on the clothing organizing for about an hour before realizing everything smelt like basement and I will have rewash every piece of clothing. Bummer, also yuck! I decided to quit for the moment and get my butt to the gym. I met my friend Lisa and we walked to Crossfit together. We went to a kettlebells and abs class. This class always sounds benign because it doesn’t actually have the word “Crossfit” in the title. But it is a farce! This class is always tough. Usually it is a combination of circuit workouts and tabata workouts. I forget the exact workout, maybe I am blocking it out subconsciously. But I know it involved insane amounts of the following exercises:
- sumo deadlift high pulls
- goblet squats
- turkish get-ups
- Russian kettlebell swings
- Ab mat sit-ups
- lemon squeezers
- floor wipers
- scissor kicks
I was a little concerned about doing the Turkish Get-ups because of my wonky ankle. But I used a lighter kettlebell and took it slow and was fine. I may have been able to go a little heavier on the bell. Next time I will, I just wanted to try it out with a light one at first.
After Crossfit, I showered and Adam and I ran a few errands. We stopped at Pizzeria Regina for dinner since it was right across the street from where we were. We split a pitcher of beer and got some pizza. It was a beautiful night to sit outside. See Adam in the background trying to avoid getting his photo taken? Caughtcha!
So, when I started working full-time at my current job I was at a meeting were our boss ordered us pizza. She ordered one pizza with jalapenos, ricotta and bacon. Everyone I work with RAVED about it. Apparently, she created this concoction and orders it every time she gets pizza for the staff. I will admit I was hesitant at first and thought it was a strange combo. But I tried it and it was awesome! She is brilliant! So Thursday night, I created a modified version. I ordered my pizza with jalapenos, ricotta and prosciutto.
I texted her a photo with the caption “I am addicted and I blame you”. To which she responded, “How ironic! I am eating that right now too. Seriously!!!!!!” Of course she was. I highly recommend trying this combination next time you order a pizza. You will not regret it!
Thursday I received this adorable little bookmark in my mailbox at work.
It was from one of the Guidance Department interns! Her very sweet and adorable”Thank You” gift got me thinking about my summer reading list. Now that I am done with school I have much more time to read for fun now. You know as opposed to reading text books. Bestie May, knowing my love for reading, actually bought me a gift-card to Amazon so that I can read some books on my kindle (also a gift from her) over the summer. Looks like I have all I need, huh? And now that I have created my summer reading list I am ready to go! Here is my list:
Well, duh! I have already read 50 Shades of Grey and I plan on whipping through the other two as as well. I, like most other women, and loving this book. I actually find the characters to be really interesting. I look forward to finding out more about Christian’s past: What made him this way? What was his childhood like? What were his previous (mostly sexual) relationships like? Has he always been this way? What was his relationship with his mother’s friend when he was a teenager really like? I find the psypsychology behind it really interesting. Also, the sex is the book isn’t bad either…
If you have been a long time reader of FFF you know that I have done a lot of research on school shootings, particularly Columbine. I did a pretty extensive project on the topic for my Master’s. This book takes a look at two groups of people, the killers and the survivors. In the book we learn more about Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. These boys were so vastly different as far as personality and motive. The book asks the questions “What were the causes of this massacre?” “Why did these boys kill?” Like I said, this book also looks at the survivors, “What has become of them now?” “How do they cope?” I have heard the book is phenomenal and I am excited to read it.
I actually read The Curious Indecent of the Dog in the Night-Time once before, about 8 years ago. But, this summer I will be working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome and I thought this book would be a good read for be before started up my summer position in July. This book is written from the prospective of a character with Asperger’s who is trying to figure out who murdered a neighborhood dog. It is a very eye-opening depiction of person with Aspergers.
I have heard AMAZING things about this book. Matt Long is a New York City firefighter that was injured in a bike crash that resulted is over 40 surgeries the book documents his come back from victim to elite athlete.
This book is about a Guidance Counselor that helps his students find the right college and through that process find their strengths and themselves. I think I will really like it. It was actually recommended to me by a faculty member in my Master’s program.
What is on your summer reading list?