I pretty much knew that today was going to be a “Thinking Out Loud” day. Why? Because even though most of the time I can come up with creative and fresh content for you, I could sense it wasn’t going to happen today. #TerriblySorry
What is “Thinking Out Loud” you ask? It’s a fun link-up thing hosted by Amanda, in which bloggers are not only allowed, but also encouraged to write a bunch of unrelated thoughts in one post, without rhyme or reason, and call it a day. And today, I’m into it.
Here’s what’s on my mind lately …
Do you know how much I want a vacation? Well, I do. While Dave and I have planned a trip to Florida next month, it will be pretty short and will be filled mostly with wedding-related activities for one of my very good friends. So I have a feeling it will be another one of those visits that goes by in an instant and leaves us exhausted. (And we can officially call this reason number 9,499.21 that I wish I lived closer to home and didn’t have so far to travel to get back for things.) I’m not complaining though. There’s not much I like more than going to Florida to be with my family and friends, but a real relaxing vacation with nothing on the agenda — now that sounds nice as well.
Hopefully Dave and I will be able to put together a little getaway for this year. But for now, I’m just sitting here dreaming of that trip to Cabo last year. In case you missed it, check out Cabo adventures one and two. Oh man, those fish tacos and that sea breeze. Good stuff.
Did you know that a pineapple bun in your hair is a thing? Well it is. I’ve been wearing my hair in a messy and overly high blob on the top of my head for years-and-years. So boy was I surprised when all of a sudden this became a popular way for girls to show they were about to get in a great workout, while getting their hair up and off their face.
Funny thing is, the other day in one of the classes I was teaching, someone told me I had pineapple hair and called me out. Ha. Well I do. Apparently “pineappling” your hair is also a way to make your hairdo last a second day, if you put it up secured overnight in a loose bun, but I know that would never work for my mess of a mane. Ladies out there, rock your pineapples!
I’ve been getting a lot of reader questions via email lately. Which, by the way, my email is email@example.com, so if you want to reach out to me outside of the comment feature below, please shoot me a note. I try to take my time to give thorough answers to all of your questions, but have seen some recurring things that people are interested in over time. Based on all of the questions I’ve received, I’ve got a few future posts in the works. And next week, I plan to write more about blogging as a practice. If you want to ask anything, let me know now and I can hopefully include it in that post.
Oats in a jar
If you follow me on Instagram (which I hope you do, please check me out here), you’ll see that yesterday I had my first experience enjoying overnight oats made in an empty almond butter jar. While I’ve seen many people do this before, I never seemed to save that empty jar ready for the right opportunity until now. Well, it was fabulous.
The oats soaked up all that extra almond butter flavor and were just delightful. I didn’t want this breakfast to end and will be doing it again soon, well as soon as I have another jar. And the best part? No dish to clean — I just tossed the jar in the recycling bin. Two thumbs up for oats in a jar!
Most of you know that I moved to San Francisco from Orlando about two-and-a-half years ago and began leading a very different life as a city girl, or City Lady, if you will. Well, just a couple of months ago, Dave and I moved out of the city-proper to an area called the “East Bay.” While we are still very close to a downtown and have tons of fun things to do around us, life is more normal now, and less urban. But that also means I’m not walking as much and I now go from car-to-building to car-to-building. This change makes me want to be outside more now.
When I had to walk everywhere in the city, I would prefer taking Uber (cabs) out to dinner or on the weekends, because I was so sick of being on foot. But now, I’m eager to use my legs and enjoy fresh air each day. I’m going on walks for fun, hanging out outside and enjoying the extra nature around us on the trails and in parks. It just goes to show how things change. I loved living in the city but was sick of walking. Now I love living in the ‘burbs and miss walking. Who would have thought? You can’t have it all.
Remember when I said I wanted to add on to my fitness knowledge this year? Well, I’m making some plans and will be announcing that next endeavor soon. I’m super excited for it too, so stay tuned! Speaking of fitness, tonight I’m substitute teaching a BODYPUMP class. And by the way, thanks for your words of encouragement yesterday, seeing as I had to teach two BODYATTACK classes for the first time in one day. Well, it went as expected. It was killer, but I did it, and I actually didn’t mind it at all. Those burpees and tuck jumps are definitely easier the first go ’round in a day though.
So I have to tell you guys this: I ask my Mom to pre-read/review a lot of my posts as an extra set of eyes, just to make sure there are no typos, etc. before I hit publish. No matter what I write on the page, my Mom always tells me how wonderful it is. Yes, she is my biggest fan. Well guess what. I had her read this one before posting it, and she only had one comment on the content … “Lame.” Ha! I guess she isn’t a fan of “Thinking Out Loud.” Sorry, Mom. I’ll try to do better.
And that’ll do it. If for some reason you’re a fan of this randomness, check out a few of my other “thinking” posts.
- Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud
- A Thursday well-suited for Thinking Out Loud
- This Thursday calls for some Thinking Out Loud
- Just you and me: Let’s have a chat over coffee
Thanks for sticking through until the end with this one, my friends. I’ll reward you with some “Friday Favorites” tomorrow. Have a great day!
Questions of the day
What’s on your mind today?
Do you have any trips planned?
How do you usually wear your hair?