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How Am I Still In Shorts?

Hello and welcome back friends! How was your Monday? Aside from it getting dark so early mine was pretty good. Have a great day πŸ™‚


I’m not sure why getting out of bed was so hard yesterday morning but it was. It could be because I stayed up a little too late watching “Stranger Things” or if it’s from the time change. Either way, it was rough. I got up and showered then started to make some oatmeal for Alex and I. Making it on the stove top take so much longer than a microwave but we don’t have one so the stove top is the only way we can do it. We both had to eat super quickly in order to get to work on time. Next time we have oatmeal we’ll have to start making it earlier I guess. Oh well, we learned our lesson right? I topped my bowl with lots of cinnamon and a small scoop of peanut butter.


Work went well for a Monday. It’s my first full week at my office which is a little crazy. I can’t believe this is the 4th week at my new job. I am loving it and learning a lot! At lunch, I pulled out a new book to read. Unfortunately, my Nook seems to be out of commission unless I can find a new charger for it online. Instead of reading on that, I took out a book I got as a birthday present back in July. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to startΒ “Into the Water”Β by Paula Hawkins but I’m already hooked.


After work, I tried to make it home and change quickly so I could go out on my run. The workout was 400 repeats. I felt strong which was good since my body felt weird on the last two runs I had. My splits were 2:02, 2:01, 2:04, 2:01, 2:00, 2:05, 2:03 and 1:58. And yes I did wear shorts and a t-shirt on my run. It’s November! I shouldn’t be able to wear that comfortably, let alone feel a little hot during my workout!


It was dark when I got home so I decided to stretch inside so that I wasn’t sitting out in the dark. After stretching, I foam rolled before hopping in the shower. I love seeing our pumpkins from our date this weekend while I rolled. Once I was out of the shower, I made our lunches and got Alex’s coffee ready for the morning.


I feel like I took an unintentional hiatus from my crockpot for some reason. I got back into it and made shredded buffalo chicken for dinner last night. We typically have burger buns in the freezer but of course last night we didn’t. Instead of having sandwiches and roasted veggies, I made brown rice and we made rice bowls instead. For a little extra flavor I added a sprinkle of cheddar cheese to them as well. According to Alex they were spicy but I thought they tasted fantastic and weren’t spicy at all.


The rest of the night was spent relaxing on the couch. I typed up this post and enjoyed a cookie with it. We finished the last 20 minutes of an episode of Stranger Things before heading to bed. For anyone curious if the show is scary it’s not! It’s more suspenseful if anything. I hate scary movies so much but don’t find this to be scary at all.

Question of the day: Are you still able to workout outside in shorts right now? It can’t just be me who has warmer than normal temperatures right now.

24 thoughts on “How Am I Still In Shorts?”

    1. If I’m ever at a restaurant and don’t know what I’m gong to order, chances are it will be buffalo chicken of any sort.
      I’m loving it! We’re currently on season 1 episode 6 but it’s so good. I can’t wait to see how it plats out during the rest of the first season and then the second as well.


  1. it’s definitely unseasonably warm for november! i’m trying to enjoy it as long as possible before the cold sets in. i cant wait to pull out our slow cooker for the season! i always use it more in the cooler months!


  2. I have that happen all the time with my fiance, he’ll call things spicy that I would simply call flavorful. πŸ˜‰ As for shorts weather — I WISH. It’s in the low 40s and “feels like” 34 today according to my weather app. My mom asked if it was raining when I called my parents on Sunday and I just laughed.


    1. The weird thing is I’ve made things that were spicier before and he didn’t say anything so who knows! I love a good spicy dish πŸ™‚ Well today doesn’t seem like it’ll be a shorts day. My car said 39 when I drove to work which feel really after it was in the 60s last night!


  3. I really liked Into the Water, it was a little depressing but well done. Sadly, no more shorts here in Germany. I had to wear my “early” winter coat today. You know, the coat before the parka! Not really for winter. So jealous that you can wear shorts!


  4. It is getting dark super early here too! By 6:30 PM, it’s already pitch black and looks like it’s at least 9:30. It’s kind of driving me crazy since the day feels so much shorter. Also, thanks for mentioning about Stranger Things not being scary! I’ve been so hesitant to watch it because I totally can’t handle anything supernatural/paranormal/scary, lol. Now I feel like I can actually see what all the hype is about!


    1. Oh same!! Yesterday I finished my run around 5:30/5:40 and it was so dark! It makes me feel like I should be getting ready for bed not getting things ready for dinner. You’re welcome! I had someone ask so I figured I would address it! You should definitely watch it girl πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m so sad there are only 9 episodes, I need more! And yes, I tend to over-dress with layers because my office is freezing.. But my job requires a lot of outdoor walking which makes things difficult lol


      2. That would be a little hard to dress for then haha. Part of my work day involves walking in a warehouse so when I’m by the inbound and outbound truck docks it can be a little cold. I think I’m going to start leaving a light jacket at my desk in case I’m cold form that.

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