fun facts friday – turkeyless edition

November 25, 2011

1. Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? I did. It was filled with food (x2 meals), food, and a little bit more food. I’m glad I went with the leggings because by the time we left to go home, I’m pretty sure I had to be rolled out of my aunt’s house.

2. Speaking of Turkey Day food, we’re about to go for round two for leftovers at my aunt’s house. It is a day after Thanksgiving tradition around these parts, and the leftovers taste even better the next day.

3. The Husband and I are totally going to dominate at Scattergories tonight. Enough said.

4. I’ve been going strong since 2:30 this morning when the Husband and I went out for our yearly Black Friday shopping. You know that lady on the Target commercials? I strive to be like her. There was no pushing, shoving, or name calling either — and I have about 80% of my shopping done. It feels incredible.

5. I painted my own pottery today with my mother in law, sisters, and nieces. It was basically the best thing ever. I want to go every week. I can’t wait to get my snowman party platter back! Best $25 ever spent.

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6. The Husband did not fall off the roof this afternoon hanging Christmas lights. I call that a success in the CEC household. He claimed putting a tired man on the roof was a disaster waiting to happen — I told him if he fell, I could claim it as an “accident”. True words, but totally joking — don’t misread this sarcasm.

7. My Christmas tree is up, and I have to say I love it. I’m glad we decided last year to go an “elegant” tree route — there will be time for keepsake ornaments when we have kids. Right now, I’m all about the red, silver, flowers, and berries.

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8. Christmas decorating means my house currently looks like this. #tragic

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9. I have been sooooo thirsty today. SO THIRSTY! Even though my stomach feels like it’s drowning in water, I can’t get enough. I think that is proof that I had quite a salt overload yesterday with Turkey(less) Day food. I’ll take it.

10. It’s time for me to confess to you that I have actually been listening to Christmas music for at least two weeks. I just couldn’t help myself.

11. I get to do another baby photo shoot with my Goddaughter Mia on Sunday — I’m so excited!

12. The pumpkin squares were a hit. And I want to eat at least 2 more tonight.

13. While the Husband and I managed to buy presents for others today, we also were able to snag a $140 alternative-down comforter for $20 at Carson’s. Our bedroom is insanely cold in the wintertime, and the extra layer will definitely help.

14. Apparently I have a lot to say today.

15. IT’S CHRISTMAS SEASON!!!!!! (x203920913)

16. I’m experiencing some hard core DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) from this workout and this workout that I paired together on Wednesday. Match that up with a 4 miler yesterday morning, and I can barely squat down to sit. #true story And I hope I can complete my 11 miler tomorrow. Oy.

17. Happy Friday!

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

kathleen @ the daily crumb November 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

oh my gosh you crazy shopper lady! i am jealous, though, that you have so much holiday shopping completed.

have a good night! leggings are always the way to go :)

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I want to paint pottery! haha It sounds like fun!

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Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles November 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm

It’s Christmas season!!!! Painting pottery is the best. Wednesday at the one here is half off, so my roommate and I go at least once a month. And I’m so with you on the thirsty…but I’ve also been starving ALL DAY. Must have done a number with stomach stretching!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Too much to comment on…I’ll just go with the obvious one that everyone’s thinking….LOVE LOVE those big balls (on the tree)!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

You’re a dirty little housewife. Just sayin’.

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Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun November 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Beautiful tree! At least you have a case of Corona in the background for “emergencies!”

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Amanda @ Let Me Be Whats Underneath November 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I have to say, I always love your Friday posts! I ate so much food on Thanksgiving, and you’re right the leftovers are the best part! Also, I’m jealous of you painting your pottery– I want to try that too! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

:) Thanks Amanda!

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nicole marie November 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

your tree is fabulous!
your posts always make me laugh. have i mentioned that?
happy christmas, coach girl! x

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

Happy Christmas to you too!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Pottery painting…I swear I mentioned that to you about a month or two ago…maybe it was someone else. But yeah, it’s sooo fun. Scott and I used to do that all the time together when we had ran too much, drank and gone out to too many bars :) or just needed something low key but practical b/c you get (another) kitchen item!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

You did mention it a while ago – and it was so so fun.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I wish I had the ambition to 1. shop since 2:30am. I know there are so many good deals, I just can’t handle the crowds. 2. decorate. I love the way Christmas decorations look, I despise the actual process of decorating.
Have fun tonight!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I loved *each* thing you had to say! :) Christmas time is here! <3 I think I'll send the husband on the roof tomorrow- that's a good idea!
Your tree is BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely beautiful!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

:) Thanks, Julie!

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elise November 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm

wait. are you serious about going to black friday at that hour?

ive been blasting christmas music since my birthday (mid october) and i feel completely comfortable continuing the holly jolly festivities for the rest of the winter months. wahooooooooooooo!!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:43 am

Totally serious.

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Love the tree :)

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Lindsay @ biking before bed November 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

My boyfriend told me that the Target lady reminded him of me… not sure if he meant it as a compliment… I can’t wait to get my Christmas decorations out tomorrow!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

haha! I know the Target lady annoys some people, but I love her.

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Emily November 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Haha! I love that Target commercial. It cracks me up every time. It sounds like you had a successful Black-Friday shopping trip! I braved the crowds too (though I went out at midnight rather than early-morning) and it was definitely worth it! I found almost everything that I was looking for. :)
And I love painting pottery! It’s so much fun and is oddly relaxing.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

I couldn’t do Midnight. I figured it owuld be CRAZY!!

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Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I’ve been listening to Christmas music too! I can finally come out of hiding! Lol and I can’t believe you’ve already got your tree up! Switching holidays quickly I see! Good luck with the 11 miles tomorrow!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

It’s always a fast turnaround for me – It’s tradition to get that tree up!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health November 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I LOVE your tree!!! I had the best Thanksgiving ever – I got engaged :D !!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a couple of weeks as well…I just love it so much! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!

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Khushboo November 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

80% done with your shopping already?? you’re my hero!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you went shopping at that hour, you crazy lady! ;) But it must feel great to have most of your shopping done!

I’m getting excited for the Christmas season too. Michael Buble’s Christmas music has been playing non-stop in my apartment lately. :D

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Katie November 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

Oooh we need a new comforter, too – I should have taken advantage of Friday’s sales. Blah – I couldn’t make myself go out and do that.

And i love Janetha’s HIIT workouts – they are all so good!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

I LOVE your Christmas tree!! My goal this year is to find some pretty ornaments and decorate our tree a little nicer. Last year our tree was full of hand-me-down ornaments, and I wasn’t much of a fan of it. Eeek I can’t wait to decorate!

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Lisa@Dishes of Mrs. Fish November 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

We bought a new TV on Black Friday. We had been rocking my husbands from college. :)

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

Wow, congrats on shopping on Black Friday! I didn’t even attempt it haha :D I’m so excited it is Christmas season, I cannot wait to decorate!!! Your tree looks awesome :)

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Leonor @FoodFaithFitness November 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Love the tree! I went out from 9pm to 4am for BF shopping. It’s totally worth it IMO. I am almost done! I was rested up enough to run 17 miles today too.

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Pure2raw twins November 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

glad you had a wonderful thanksgiving!! i am still full too :) love it though

have fun decorating your place

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Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse November 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

2.30am?! That’s hard-core, glad you’re still in one piece! Hope you kicked arse at Scattergories :-)

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama November 27, 2011 at 3:47 am

Um, okay, so you are so impressive for so many things. I can NOT even imagine being 80% done with Christmas shopping. What? Can yo uplease give me some tips? And… my house looks like that ll the time and my only excuse is my boys. ha ha! Hope your 11 miler goes well. :) I just realized I’m super thirsty. ha ha ha! :) Hugs!

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cleaneatingchelsey November 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

My 11 miler turned into a 10 miler when it was freezing rain the entire time I was running – I was soaked to the bone and couldn’t fathom passing my house up to finish one last mile.

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Wow you braved the sales! SO proud of you, I wouldn’t be brave enough! But your tree looks lovely! I love going with a theme even though it gets expensive to swap out ornaments every year so that won’t always be possible. But a bold colour scheme looks so elegant!

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Jen November 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

That’s an awesome tree!

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