a hot mess

March 13, 2013

I’m just going to call today “I’m a hot mess, but my husband rocks and picks up my missing pieces”. Seriously, I could really stop there because that’s my life in a nutshell. We should start at the beginning though.

In the middle of the night, I woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep. A lot of times if this happens, I need a change of scenery. (Seriously.) So I picked myself up (and my phone) to snooze on the couch for the last couple of hours until I had to get up. Apparently, when my phone is more than 3 inches away from my face, I sleep through about a gazillion alarms. I woke up after 6 (I get up at 5:00), and I frantically got my butt to the shower.

After getting out of the shower, I realized I still had to make food for our staff Pinterest Potluck Luncheon that was today.


Put on water for pasta.

Go back to bathroom to dry my hair.

Hair dryer doesn’t work.


At this point I just had to say “screw it” and threw some gel into my hair and hoped my natural waves would pull through (they did).

Bring make up into the kitchen with me.

Make pasta salad while applying mascara. (quite a feat)

Microwave a quick cup of Hot Oats (LIFE SAVER THIS MORNING) and prayed I could make it out of the house before 7:00.

Breakfast – ihavenoideawhattimeitwas

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Seriously, so glad I got another shipment of these bad boys last week. They absolutely saved my morning.

I even made it to work on time!

9:30 AM

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While my kids had Spanish, I snacked on some trail mix. However, don’t be fooled. I certainly wasn’t snacking on the nuts. Do you notice the raisins and chocolate missing from the bag? Yeah, I definitely picked everything out of there.

Lunch – 11:30 AM

Lunch was all kinds of delicious. Like I said, we had a Pinterest Potluck Luncheon (best idea ever). Everyone brought all sorts of delicious recipes. I have a thing against taking pictures of my food in front of my co-workers, but I can assure you I ate well. I brought Jenna’s Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad, and it was such a hit (and so easy to make!). I also ate a delicious salad with avocado and cranberries with a poppy seed dressing as well as an oriental coleslaw. I was full for a very long time!

Snack – 3:45 PM

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By the time I left school, I really wasn’t hungry but knew I should eat a little something. I had half an apple in my lunch box, so I snacked on that on my way home.

Here’s where my wonderful husband comes into play. Remember that hair dryer? He fixed it.

Remember that pasta salad I made this morning? Wellll, I may have left the kitchen in disarray. It was cleaned when I got home.

AND, he was scrubbing the shower when I walked through the door. I think I’m going to keep him.

Since John was busy keeping our home intact, I thought it might be a good idea for Charlie and I to get a nice walk in.

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Guess what came yesterday!!!! I’m in love with my Ellie stuff. I can’t even explain it. I have the Catch Me If You Can long sleeved shirt as well as the My New Obsession Leggings (obsessed!!). The folks over at Ellie also felt horrible that my shipment got mixed up, so they also sent me a pair of Kiss Me Capris. I can’t even explain how amazing this gear is. The shirt is long and soft (so soft!). The leggings are warm, the fabric is flattering, and the fit is perfect. Also, I can’t even begin to tell you about how amazing the waist is. They’re just, literally, part of the pants. There is no weird cutting off at the waist or muffin top going on. I am in love. In fact, I refuse to take off my shirt.

Dinner – 5:30 PM

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If variety is the spice of life, I’m failing. I ate the rest of Jenna’s pasta salad that I brought home from school today. It was just too delicious to pass up, and I thought I was going to die from hunger when I got home from my walk.

There is obviously more food in store for me tonight – I’m thinking some greek yogurt, strawberries, and chocolate love on top for a snack.

Until then, we are watching Harry Potter and enjoying the both of us actually being home tonight. We have a problem with watching Harry Potter every time it is on TV.

And I also apologize for this being the longest post in the history of the world. If you made it to the end, you deserve a medal. This is obviously what happens when I leave you for a few days!

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