Friday Confessions

Friday Confessions

My mind has been all over the place this week. I’m back to feeling like I have a grip on the things going on…but I’m also feeling like NOTHING interesting is happening (which will change this weekend! hey fun plans, hey!). Since I have no coherent thoughts, here are my confessions:

I confess that last night I FREAKED OUT over the Zika virus stuff. The news had reported a possible travel health warning for Mexico and Caribbean (where we are headed in April for our cruise!) and I panicked. The main issue is that this virus has caused birth defects in Brazil- so they are worried about women traveling and getting pregnant.  While this is scary (also confession…I’m off birth control! Not pregnant…but not trying to stop it from happening), Tyler talked me off the ledge.  First, we have to wait and see what the CDC recommends.  Then, I can go back on birth control until after our trip. But, for a while last night, I was feeling tight-throat panic and wanted to cancel our trip.

I confess that I’m doing Whole30 loosly. But it’s working.  I’ve been staying good except for the occasionally off-plan thing. Like tonight we are going on a double date with some friends to a new (to us) place. I won’t be super strict there. I might split an appetizer with the group.  I’m trying to figure out this moderation thing.

I confess that I’ve had TERRIBLE calf cramps and I’m at my wits end.  A couple weeks ago during Zumba the first one happened.  Then Monday night at step I got another one…and last night, I had the same sharp pain in my calf. It’s awful.  There’s a doctor here who does massage and acupuncture who worked on my IT band and knee before…and while she’s expensive, I am considering a visit to treat this crazy calf thing.

I confess that I’m DYING over this jumpsui.  It’s finally on sale.  I may go try it on at lunch so I know what size to order in case the price drops again.  It would be perfect on our cruise. 🙂



I confess that I’ve turned down Chic-fil-a breakfast at work TWICE this week.  And I’m proud of my good choices. 🙂


What are your confessions?

Friday Confessions

Friday Confessions

TBH time.

1. I’m stuck in limbo of trying to lose weight for vacation and being too tired/lazy at the moment and eating fast food. It’s a struggle.  I know in three weeks when I get my evenings back, it will be easier.  In the meantime, I’m working out and hoping to have a balance.

2. We had tickets to see the Jabbawockeez in Las Vegas, but they are ending their run at the end of August before we go. Boo.  I saw a press release that hinted perhaps they were only moving theaters, so I guess we’ll see.  Here’s hoping we can see them!  They were on MTV back when we were dating, so it would be fun to see them live.

3. I taught Zumba for the first time in a week and a half last night.  It kicked my butt.

4. I’m probably going to attempt a car nap at lunch.  And a nap at mom’s after work (so I don’t have to go all the way home). I’m just so tired (see yesterday’s post).  I know that it’s part grieving, part no sleeping, part busy, part stress….but a nap will help.

5. Last night’s opening went great.  I had a few friends there, which was exciting.  My friend Emily snuck a picture of me as a scary tree…which she called a sassy tree. 🙂 Of course.

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Friday Confessions: Truth Time

Friday Confessions: Truth Time

I’m linking up with A Blonde Ambition for Confessional Friday.

Let’s talk about some things, shall we?  I mean, we’re friends.  You won’t judge me, right?

I confess to doing a little spring shopping already.  It’s no secret I love to shop, and shop online….and I’ve bought these things in preparation for warmer weather.  I can’t wait to get these palazzo pants in.  I hope they aren’t too long (#shortieprobs).  I’m going to San Francisco in March for a conference, and I think these will be comfy for a day of sitting at the conference.



And you know I love a good monogram.  I got these earlier in the week at Groopdealz. I’m pretty sure the deal is over. Sorry. :/



I also did some local shopping.  I saw this on Hazel’s Haven’s IG, and went over there immediately after work to snag it. Love the pattern mixing and the springy green.

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I also confess that I am addicted to podcasts.  I listen to them a LOT.  Getting ready, cleaning, driving…It started with Radiolab. And after Serial, I had to have more podcasts…so now I listen to ReplyAll, Snap Judgement, TED Radio Hour, Invisibilia, Criminal, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, This American Life, RadioLab, and the Sporkful.  I’m glad most come out with weekly episodes so I always have a couple on my phone waiting for a listne.

I confess that it is HARD to wait until the weekend to watch my favorite show, Suits.  Suits comes on USA and we LOVE it.  But, Tyler works the night it comes on.  So, we DVR it (which means it has to be on the TV as it records!), so I just pop in a movie and save it for the weekend.

I confess I haven’t done any extra workouts this week, and haven’t been great on my clean eating.  I was sick earlier in the week, had dental work done, and was just generally ambivalent.  I’ll get back on it next week.

I confess that I’m SUPER excited about the conference at church this weekend.  We are simulcasting the Heart to Home conference and I can’t wait to hang with some of my favorite ladies for the weekend.

I confess that Tyler NEVER lets the dogs sleep on the sheets/pillows.  They can be on the bed, but have to stay on the comforter.  I may have let Mikey get super close and snuggle Wednesday night on the sheets.  Oops.

I confess to watching a loop of dance competition videos on Youtube.  It started when someone posted this one (maybe on Facebook?) and I just kept hopping around to suggested videos for like an hour.  I sort of miss dancing. I mean, Zumba is a great substitute, but I miss someone else teaching me. If you need a dance fix, check this one out.

What do you need to confess?  Get it off your chest and have a great weekend!

Confessional Friday: Buy Me Things

Confessional Friday: Buy Me Things

Linking up with A Blonde Ambition for Friday Confessions!

Confession: I’m broke.  I had some Christmas credit card bills to pay off, so all my extra money is going toward that.  Last year, they switched us from once a month pay to bi-weekly, and it feels like I’m always out of money in between paychecks.  I don’t like it.


So what do I do when I’m broke?  Virtual shop!  I love to look online and add things to my cart, and abandon them (sorry, Internet data people…I know abandon rates are something you track and I’m messing it all up).

Here are a few things you could buy me (since I’m not spending my own money on them!).  If you talk to my husband, let him know any of these would make a great Valentine or anniversary gift! ha!

Monogram visor.  Now before you go hating on the visor, I think I need one for beach/lake life this summer.I really like these taller visors with the fun monogram patch.

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Vera Bradley trimmed tote (while I love lots of the colors, I am sort of digging the houndstooth, with a pink monogram, duh)


I’m also loving these lace up TOMS.  I sort of really want them before my work trip in March.  They would be great for the post-conference exploration each night. 🙂 AshCanvasWomensPaseos-10002799-1450x1015-H


In an unrelated confession, I confess I’m getting a massage tomorrow using a certificate I was given for Christmas…and I also wouldn’t be mad if someone bought me 10 more certificates for more massages (inquire within for my preferred masseuse info.)

I also confess that I’m pretty pumped about meeting a girlfriend for sushi tonight (Tyler works tonight…so hey girls night, hey!).  I’m ready to spend time with him tomorrow…but in the meantime, I’m gonna hang with my friends.


So, what do you need to confess?