Survival (learning to say no) + TGIF!

Yesterday was a LONG day. I didn’t have time to eat my snacks, so I ate some of them with my lunch, which was leftover sweet potato & steak nachos. I need to stop eating those Paleo protein bars…they’re just SO yummy. Especially the one yesterday. It was Devil’s Food Cake. Mmmm. I am finally caught up on ALL grading in the college courses I teach. When you’re a little behind in one class, it’s no biggie because it doesn’t take that long to get caught up. But when you’re a little behind in THREE classes, it takes awhile to get grades submitted. Thankfully my college students know this semester was a crazy one for me & they have been SO flexible & understanding. All I have left to grade now are their finals, which won’t even be submitted until the end of next week. It feels SO good to be caught up!

​In January, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through this semester. I was teaching full-time, taking the last class in my doc program, working on comps, co-authoring an article with a research professor at Mizzou, & teaching 3 college courses. I don’t like telling people no, so I tend to take on too much. I’m working on it. But, I think I’m going to survive! It was touch & go there for awhile, not going to lie. But the end is in sight!!

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The long day turned into a long night. Jake got called into work, again, poor guy, & I decided I needed wine. Sometimes your glass of wine needs to be bigger than your dinner. I had some spaghetti squash casserole, drank my wine, & worked on some homework.
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I got lots of cuddles from the little one. I didn’t even have food at this point! Sometimes she really does love me. ; )
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I was about to go to bed (at 8 pm…) when I remembered that I wanted to marinate our dinner for Friday. We have both been craving wings, so that’s what we are going to have! This is our favorite brand. Springer Farms. If you haven’t had their meat, check it out. Price Cutter sells it. It’s SO juicy. I got wings & drumsticks.
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We got some amazing honey from the farmer’s market the last time we were there, it’s a little spicy, so I added it to the marinade for our wings. We LOVE garlic…obviously.
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All ready to go! This smelled amazing, so I hope it tastes good! We will have wings, sweet potato fries, & cauliflower rice. After I got this prepped, it was bed time!
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It was pouring when my alarm went off to go run, so I checked the weather & will try to get a short run in this afternoon. It’s supposed to stop raining for a little bit! Fingers crossed. I forgot to take a picture of breakfast, but it was the same scramble I have had all week. My hair has been in a constant state of frizz for the past 3 weeks. Thanks a lot, rain! Eye-roll. Today is one of those days when I wish I could wear hats to school…
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REALLY missing sunny, warm weather! I want to take the girls on another trail run soon. They just LOVE it.
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I like this image & saying, so I thought I’d share.
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I also miss climbing…I’m not great, but I think it’s fun!
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Again, these faces depict our feelings about the weather. Rain, rain go away!
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This is in our guest bathroom. I need to find some white/cream stuff to go on that bottom shelf…I was hoping those black items would work, but I think we need something to stand out more.
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We have some stuff that we want to change around the house, so I think we are planning on going to Lowe’s tonight after we eat. We definitely want to paint our front door, which I’m excited about! We have pretty similar tastes, so that helps when making decorating decisions. : ) We also have NOTHING going on this weekend, which I am pumped about. It seems like we rarely have free weekends. Knowing us, we will end up finding things to do, but I’m going to enjoy not having set plans!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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