Daily Happenings, Running

Back To The Basics

It’s hump day! I think Wednesdays are my favorite day of the work week since it’s halfway to the weekend. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

** Edited at 8:30 am – I am personally having issues commenting on other blogs so I apologize if you have issues commenting here! I honestly don’t know what is going on or what is causing the problem. **

I was in a slump for breakfast yesterday morning. Nothing sounded that appealing when I walked downstairs for breakfast. Alex suggested cereal and since we don’t really buy cereal I figured it would be a nice change. Special K with strawberries was poured and was tasty. Typing this now makes me think that cereal is probably a good staple to have and I can’t remember the last time I even bought a box of it. Weird.

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Lunch was back to the same old basic – but delicious – peanut butter sandwich. It felt good to be back to my usual lunch routine. There’s yogurt in the fridge that’s going to go bad soonish so I grabbed it to enjoy as my afternoon snack. I prefer my Oikos triple zero over this but the flavor was good!

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New Jersey got some rain from Hurricane Jose yesterday. The storm is pretty farm off the coast so the rain wasn’t too bad but it was between a drizzle and light rain during my run. I really need to start wearing a hat when it rains so I’m not squinting to see. When I got home, I sat down to stretch and Annie came right up to lay down by me. Y’all it’s going to be so hard to leave them! I joke that Annie is now my bff since she seems to enjoy following me around the second I give her attention. Alex and I really have puppy fever now too so it’s only a matter of time.ย Also if anyone has recommendations for a supportive sports bra let me know in the comments please! I need some new ones.ย 

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After my shower, Alex and I hung out a bit before it was time for dinner. Dinner was back to the basics and we have leftovers. We’ve been using the grill so much that we had a ton of tupperware containers of leftovers in the fridge. We hate wasting food (who doesn’t) so we heated them up. I had some roasted potatoes, broccoli, and chicken. I originally heated up some pork but when I tasted it, something was off so I threw it out and that is why I have dinner on two plates.

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Since the weather was pretty blah, Alex and I cuddled up on the couch to finish both “Scooby-Doo” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. During the last 45 minutes or so of Fantastic Beasts, I grabbed a small bowl of popcorn to munch on. When we finished Fantastic Beasts, Alex and I agreed that we liked it more after watching it in entirety than we did after the first part we watched the other night. We also said that maybe it was because we lowered our expectations knowing it wasn’t going to be Harry Potter good. If you have been questioning watching it, I just caution to not think it will be HP good. After our little movie marathon, we headed up to bed.

Question of the day: When you go back to the basics for meals, what does that look like for you?

Daily Happenings, Restaurant, Weekend

A Day Of Children’s TV

Good morning friends! I hope you are all ready to tackle the new week. Have a great Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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Even though we weren’t in our apartment, we kept our our Sunday morning pancake/waffle tradition. Alex worked on making pancakes while I cooked a little bacon to enjoy as well. I paired it with a big glass of milk. When I was younger, my parents had a rule that all of the kids had to have a glass of milk with dinner to be sure we got enough calcium in our diets. I continued with that even through college and sometimes have it now. Side note – I did not realize I took a beer glass out of the cabinet when I grabbed it although I do like Hoegaarden on occasion.

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After breakfast it was time for another walk! Gracie and Annie got very excited when they heard walk and were going a little crazy when we pulled out the leashes. These two dogs sure are spoiled while their mom and dad are away. Going out in the morning has been so nice and the park is empty except for a few people. I like going on walks but not feeling like everyone is on top of me.

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When we got home, I read a little and planned the week ahead. I love spending just a few minutes on Sunday to plan what I have and check to see any big things that are coming in the week ahead. Annie was being adorable and following me around most of the morning. She had a lot of opinions on how I did my makeup yesterday ๐Ÿ˜‰


I feel like the morning flew by even though I didn’t do that much but I won’t complain. Alex wanted to grill leftover burgers from Friday night for lunch and I threw my plan of leftovers for lunch out the window. A burger just sounded better and a real grill has been a spoil for us so it was hard to resist. We paired it with leftover mashed potatoes and ate outside.

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After lunch, I read for a bit and Alex wanted a little break from work so we turned on Spongebob. Yes we are 22 and 23 years old and watched some Spongebob. The only episodes on demand for free were the recent seasons and they were not as good as the ones from when we were kids we decided. Or we are too old to enjoy Spongebob, maybe a mix of both who knows. I was going to make some tea as a little pick me up but Alex suggested hot chocolate and I hopped on board. Alex said that his mug on the left and mine is on the right and describe us perfectly.


We sat outside a little bit before we headed out for dinner. Alex’s dad belongs to a gold club and part of the membership fee includes a certain amount of food each month. Since Mr. Anderson has been gone majority of the month he told us to go and have dinner. Being told to eat out for a free meal, count us in!! We headed over and opted to sit outside since it was nice. Alex and I enjoyed a glass of whiskey and Chardonnay respectively while talking. Our food came and it was good! I ordered steak fajitas and Alex had the crab cakes. Both of us really enjoyed our meals! The crab cakes were mostly meat which was great for him. I asked Alex Saturday night if we could have dessert at Forsgate (the golf club) and he said yes. We split the chocolate cake and it was so good. The piece was huge and I have no idea how one person would be able to eat it themselves.

When we got home, I did a face mask while we watched a movie. We were in the mood for a mindless movie so Alex put onย “Scooby-Doo”. For some reason, we were all about children’s tv shows and movies yesterday. How cute is it that Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne) are married in real life? They are a cute celebrity couple in my opinion. After a bit we were both tired and decided to turn the movie off and head up to bed.

Question of the day: Did you have any rules growing up that you still follow today or have made for your kids?

Books, Daily Happenings, Recipes

Friday Night Fires

Happy Saturday! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

It wasn’t cold yesterday morning but I was in the mood for some oatmeal. Well that and there’s no milk in the fridge so I can’t make overnight oats. But a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and peanut butter really hit the spot.


Friday morning was one of those days where I felt like I sat down and barely stopped working until lunch. I’m not complaining since the morning flew by. For lunch I had another turkey sandwich. If you like sandwiches I recommend trying this swirl bread. It’s pumpernickel and rye together and actually really good. I was a little nervous to try it at first but I’ve been loving it for my sandwiches this week.


After work, I sat down to read for a bit. I startedย “Ghostwalk”ย by Recbecca Stott. So far so good! It’s a story about an author that is found dead and a ghostwriter takes over the book about Issac Newton and alchemy. It takes place in the current century with references to seventeenth century in Cambridge, England. I’m about a quarter of the way through so I will let you know more of how I feel when I get farther in! It was such a nice day so when I let the dogs out I grabbed a soccer ball. Gracie loves to chase a soccer ball so she was in heaven while I kicked it around the yard. Annie was barely interested in the tennis ball Alex threw her lol.


Last week, Erinn posted a recipe for burgers so Alex and I made them last night. So good!! It was basically a bacon cheeseburger but with the bacon and cheese mixed in. Y’all should check out the recipe and make them for yourself.


We quickly cleaned up dinner and went to start a bonfire. Well I didn’t start it but I watched Alex start it ๐Ÿ˜‰ His friend came out as well so we sat outside and enjoyed the bonfire. Even though the weather was in the high 80s during the day, it cooled off at night so we could have a fire. Once the fire died down we went inside and fell asleep.

Question of the day: Have you ever tried almond or cashew butter? I always get peanut butter but I feel like I should branch out and don’t know what to try!

Books, Daily Happenings, Running

We Need Two Grilled Cheeses Stat!

Happy Friday! Just a few more hours until the weekend. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

Alex and I are so happy you enjoyed our first date story that was posted yesterday! It’s crazy how things can change in a year.


The morning started out like most but someone was very excited to wake up with his dogs as you can see. Alex has wanted to get a puppy for a while and the idea has slowly grown on me. Dog sitting for his parents has only made puppy fever worse for us. For breakfast, we made bacon and eggs since we both had a little extra time before I had to leave.


At work, I got a little distracted and saw this Buzzfeed article about things people hate at work. Some many of these are so relatable it’s crazy. Check it out if you want a laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ This week has been employee appreciation week and sandwiches were being brought in for lunch. I grabbed a turkey sandwich but I kinda wish I had just made my own since I would’ve been able to put everything I like on it but oh well! I did bring my usual carrots, pretzels and hummus which helped to fill me up.

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After work I was ready to move. I quickly changed and headed out for a 4 mile run. It felt hard since it was hotter and more humid than it has been recently. About 3/4 of the way into the first mile, I had to stop to take off my shirt. For a while it seemed like sports bra weather was gone but I guess not. I held a pretty decent pace through all of my miles so I can’t complain too much.

When I got home I stretched and foam rolled before hopping in the shower. My legs felt heavy again so I wanted to foam roll a decent amount throughout the night. I went upstairs to shower and Grace followed me right into the bathroom which was cute. During my shower I saw the shower curtain move and saw a nose poke through. I turned the water off and Annie was waiting for me. It was so cute!


We planned to have pasta for dinner last night but there was nothing to add to it that would’ve tasted good or sauce (Alex didn’t want pesto) so we switched to grilled cheese. Except the only bread options in the house was whole grain with seeds and a swirl bread of pumpernickel and rye. A certain somebody does not like bread that has seeds in it so grilled cheese was out too. At that point it was late and we were hungry so we just said screw it and drove toย Teddy’s, a diner in town. We used to go there all the time and would jokingly say that we would walk in and tell the owner “George we need two grilled cheeses stat!”. Last night was one of those nights where we jokingly were going to say that. Guys, grilled cheese from a diner is so much better than grilled cheese from home. It’s a good thing we don’t live to close to Teddy’s or our waistbands would be expanding.

When we got back, I changed back into pjs (obviously) and we cuddled up on the couch to finish “The Accountant”. I finishedย “Fate and Furies”ย last night too. I’m mixed with the book. Lauren Groff’s writing style wasn’t my favorite but the story was good and well written. The end I did not see happening either so that was a plus about the book as well.

Question of the day: Do you run in just a sports bra? I ran all four years in high school and it was normal to do it but I know not everyone thinks that way.ย 

Daily Happenings, Running

I Should Be Hungry

Happy hump day! I hope you’re all having a great week. It looks like we might be getting some rain today or tomorrow here in New Jersey but I’m hoping if it rains during the week it means this weekend will be nice. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


Since the mornings are getting colder, I opted for a simple and filling breakfast of oatmeal yesterday. I just use water in mine and once it’s cooked, I added a bunch of cinnamon and scoop of peanut butter. Oatmeal is honestly a go to breakfast of mine during the fall and winter. After I ate, I was out the door for the day.


I really branched out for lunch guys. And by branched out, I mean I had a turkey and ham sandwich instead of peanut butter. If you remember, I said I eat the same thing every day for lunch. I’m a creature of habit what can I say. Truth be told, yesterday’s sandwich happened because there was turkey meat from the deli counter that I don’t want to throw out.


After work, it was time to run. I had 3-4 miles on the agenda and figured I would just see how I felt before I decided how far to go. Since I was feeling good, 4 miles (technically 4.05) was what I ended up completing. For whatever reason my legs felt heavy so I stretched really well when I was done.


Once I was showered and in my pjs, I settled on the couch to read. Whenever I got up to fill my water bottle, Grace would follow me. I think she thought I would sneak her some human food since I was opening the fridge.

After a bit, I realized it was almost 8pm and somehow wasn’t hungry. I just never ate dinner which seemed really weird. I’m usually starving by 7:30 so I felt out of whack a bit. Alex wasn’t hungry either so we decided to move our dinner idea to the next night instead of making something neither of us were even going to enjoy.ย It’s currently 8:56 pm on Tuesday night as I type this post and still not hungry.ย 

I got in bed and read a little more before falling asleep. Overall, I pretty boring day here but I think boring days are needed every once in a while right?!

Question of the day: How was your Tuesday?ย