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Change of Plans

A few things have changed since the last time I wrote. I was saying how stressed out I had become because of my job. Well after getting another lifeguard position in a different community, I resigned from my job that I had been working at for the 5th year now. It was hard for me to do this but knew it would be for the better. I’m loving my new job already & I’ve been happier and less stressed out πŸ™‚

Here’s what I get to look at every day:

I can get used to this πŸ˜‰

So what else have I been up to? Not too much.. haha Laura & I went to a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Yankees game over the weekend!

Baseball games are always a fun time! The 2 of us have been going to these for forever now. We always move our seats throughout the game & go sit by the bullpen to creep on the pitchers πŸ˜› No shame.

There’s a new Plato’s Closet in Dickson City so I took a trip up there this weekend. I saw these pants:

….? Who would wear these? haha There are some strange clothes in the world. These remind me of the Spice Girls.

I watched The Bachelorette for the first time last night and let me just say I HATE BENTLEY!!!!!! I was freaking out at my TV. He is pathetic and a horrible person. That is all I have to say… haha

I don’t have work today so my mom and I are going to do some shopping!! Hopefully I can find some cute stuff. There are a limited amount of stores to choose from in the mountains… but we make do!

Hope everyone has an awesome Tuesday!! πŸ™‚

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I Miss You Dearly

Okay so it’s been almost THREE weeks since my last post… I’ve been slacking. I miss this so much!! I feel like I haven’t really had anything interesting to talk about. Summer has been off to a pretty boring start.

I did go to an Arts Festival in Wilkes Barre about 2 weeks ago with my mom and grandmother! I’m not a big art person, but it was a beautiful day and there were a lot of beautiful things to see! (All of the food vendors smelled amazing also!)

Saw this painting and thought of my girl Danielle! She lovessss butterflies!

I have given up on the Dukan diet. I wasn’t seeing results, and I was so sick of protein. I’m just gonna stick to the balanced diet & exercise strategy πŸ˜‰

One thing I am happy about is my new found love for running. The other day I was on the treadmill at the gym and I got the strong urge to run. I usually walk uphill on the treadmill and rarely ever run. I’m really bad at running. I was a dancer my whole life and I run on my toes. But when I decided to run the other day, I couldn’t stop! I wasn’t getting tired, my legs weren’t hurting, and my breathing was right on track. I ended up alternating running & walking uphill for a total of 3.4 miles. This is pretty big for me! So I’m going to keep up with this and see what happens πŸ™‚

I worked yesterday so I didn’t make it to the gym. These past couple days at work have been extremely stressful so I took a long walk last night to breathe and destress.

As much as living in the mountains is not my favorite thing, I do enjoy a nice, peaceful walk on dirt roads every now and then πŸ™‚

Today the skies are beeee-youuu-teaaa-full!!!

I love green leaves against bright blue skies! So pretty πŸ™‚

It’s not as hot as it was the past couple days. It’s actually kinda chilly with the wind!!

The rest of my day will consist of going to the gym and picking up my aunt at the airport! She’s coming up for the week from Florida! I’m hoping she takes me back with her when she leaves next week πŸ˜‰

I can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs tonight!!!!! Have a great Thursday night!

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I’m Back!!!

Gaahhhhh it has seriously been wayyyy too long since I’ve been on here! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA 😦 Life has been pretty crazy lately! This week is finals week and last week I spent a lot of time with my friends before we all leave for the summer.

Last Thursday was FOTO formal!! FOTO is a student organization that is involved with THON. THON raises money and awareness all year long for the fight against pediatric cancer. I should definitely write a post about this some time. Check out the FOTO and THON websites to get more information!

But back to formal: it was a blast!! It was nice to get dressed up and dance all night long!

(Anybody else get mad red-eye in their pictures? It’s so annoying always looking like a demon-freak!)

Friday was also a pretty good day! I finally got to hang out with my close group of guy friends, for a little bit at least! Laura, Jess, & I went over to their place to hang out and have a little pregame before Movin’ On! Movin’ On is a yearly music festival that happens here at Penn State at the end of Spring semester. And it’s free! I have had a great track record with my Movin On experiences. Freshman year Asher Roth (the guy who sings “I Love College”) came, and the last thing I remember is being in the front row. Let’s just say it was a lot of fun πŸ™‚ Last year I really don’t remember what performers were here. I just know that I had to go back to my friends dorm to down a water bottle of tequila because they weren’t allowing any type of containers in at the concert. So that said, last year was fun haha

This year Little Big Town, Lupe Fiasco, and O.A.R. performed. I didn’t make it to see Little Big Town but Lupe and O.A.R. were amazing!! It was kinda chilly and kinda wet outside, but my friends and I had a great time!

Saturday the sun was shining so it was only fitting to go on an adventure with Danielle, Laura, and Emily! We went to TJ Max, the Dollar Store, & Sheetz for some yummy, unhealthy fries πŸ˜›

My friends and I are kind of strange and we like to do weird things so we bought some fun stuff at the Dollar Store to play around with. We got leis, grass skirts, and………

MARV!!!!!!!!!!!

Marvin (Marv for short) is a new addition to our family. Such a fun little monkaaay!

Last night was CRAZY! As I’m sure everyone knows, Osama Bin Laden has been killed. This caused such big burst of emotion in downtown State College.

This was the scene outside of my apartment building last night. My apartment faces the back, but Danielle’s is right on the main road downtown. A ton of us went to her place and hung out on her balcony to be a part of celebration! PSU had so much USA pride and spirit last night. It was definitely an amazing feeling to have so many people come together to support our country! God Bless our military for everything that they do πŸ™‚ You guys are seriously amazing!

The past week and weekend have been so wonderful! I definitely took time to enjoy life, the sun, the warm weather, and my incredible friends. That being said, I slacked on the studying part. But I don’t regret one bit the time I spent with the people I love!! ❀

My first final was today, and I really have nothing to say about it…… haha 😦 major sad face time! I have 4 more through out the week, but they’re pretty spread out for the most part which is very good.

I’ve also made some food that I want to tell ya’ll about but this is getting very long and I have to go do some studying! I’m glad I got the chance to blog tonight πŸ™‚ The past week or so has felt so weird not writing or reading my favorite blogs! I can’t promise a lot of posts this week, but I’m gonna try my hardest!

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

How do you find the time to blog when life gets a little busy?

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Playing Catch-Up

It’s only been a few days but it feels like FOREVER since I’ve written. I’ve just been so caught up in the nice weather that we’ve been having πŸ™‚ The last two days have been AMAZING! It’s been in the high 70’s and sunny and thunderstorming and perfect! Finals are next week and I should be studying, but how can I resist this rare weather? πŸ˜›

On Monday Laura and I decided to bar hop all afternoon! We met up with our friends, Bo and Ed, and had a few drinks. The only thing missing was the beach πŸ˜› (I’m a beach bum if you couldn’t tell.. love everything about it! I could go on and on.. I’ll save that for another day haha)

Yesterday wasn’t as sunny but it was still warm. After class I went upstairs to hang out with Danielle. She has a balcony so we pretty much hung out up there all day. We took a few adventures to places including Target, the liquor store, and the puppy place! The puppies were ADORABLE! We had fun just hanging out with them for a little bit.. makes me really want a puppy πŸ™‚

Today two of my classes were cancelled so I only had my 8 am. Afterwards I went to the gym. Holy hot!Β It was so hot and humid in there. I was sweating like a mother.

This is my favorite place to go when I want to get my cardio in. This mini-gym is in the natatorium and it overlooks the pools. It’s always a plus when I work out at the same time as the mens swimming team practice πŸ˜‰

Today I have to get work done. It’s overcast so I’m not distracted by the sun which is a good thing! I have so many fun things planned for the rest of the week so I need to try and accomplish some school related things. Booo haha

Hope everyone is having a great week! Halfway done!!

What is your favorite type of cardio workout?

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!! I hope everyoneΒ is enjoying their time with family and friends. I know I sure am!

This was the first holiday without my family. I was pretty upset that I wasn’t going to be home with them, but my roommates and friends made it an extremely great weekend!

Friday night I tried to make my own version of Gracie’s Tomato Chickpea Casserole. Let me start off by saying canned spinach is the worst thing in the world! Definitely need to stick with frozen!

It looks pretty good, but the spinach ruined it big time. Now I know for next time.. frozen > canned.

Yesterday my roomies and I dyed Easter eggs!!! πŸ™‚

When my mom came up during the week she brought us an Easter egg dying kit! I was super excited that I was still able to dye eggs even though I wasn’t home. Britt, Laura, & I had some good roomie bonding!

Laura and I went to the bars both Friday and Saturday night. We met up with a bunch of our FOTO friends and had a blast! We didn’t get to bed until almost 5 am last night (..this morning?) so I’m super tired to say the least.

We had an early Easter lunch/dinner.

Tons of yummy food! I ate wayyyy too much today, but it was all too good to pass up πŸ™‚

The 3 of us have been pretty lazy today. We’re just hanging out and watching Step Brothers! I’ve never seen this movie in its entirety so I’m gonna stop writing and start paying attention! πŸ˜›

Did you do anything fun for Easter?

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Doin It Live

Last night was a lot of fun! I bought some Riesling (SOOO good!). I never had it before, but I heard good things about it. I love the sweetness and it was perfect! Danielle and I watched our favorite show, Vampire Diaries, while Laura was getting ready. Then we went to our friends birthday party and had a great time!

all black everythinggg

Our theme for the night was Doin It Live and we decided we would all match and where some sexy black dresses πŸ˜‰

So far today has been good. I just got back from lunch with Laura, Britt, & Britt’s mom. We went to one of my favorite places here, The Deli. I ordered the Baja Swordfish Salad.

This salad was delicious! It had avocado, corn, and tomatoes. It was nice and light. The swordfish was cooked perfectly as well!

Now Laura and I are just sitting in our apartment looking at the snow/sleet/rain MESS that is happening outside. GROSS! It’s the end of April.. no need for snow! This is a far cry from yesterday when I captured this picture:

We’re going to go to Full Body Workout later and it’ll be nice to get my muscles movin! We’re also going to stop at Starbucks some time today to get our free tea/coffee! πŸ™‚

How is the weather where you are?

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Mom Visits!

I had a pretty great day! It’s raining again in State College, but I’m so used to it that I try not to let it affect my mood anymore.

My mom came to visit today!!!!! πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen her for almost 2 months now.. too freakin long! Danielle, Laura, Britt, my mom, and I went to dinner at Cozy Thai. My mom never had Thai food before, and she ended up really loving it!

❀

mid-smile haha.. I hope she doesn’t kill me for putting this picture up..! (Sorry Mom! You look beautiful!) But she’s cute and I love her so much! πŸ™‚

I ordered Pad Khing (Ginger Stir-Fried). It was delicious!

It originally came with rice, but I ordered noodles instead! Yummy in my tummy πŸ™‚

This was the second time I’ve ever had Thai food and I am obsessed. It’s delicious! And a good meal is always made greater with wonderful company! I had an overall great time! (Love you Danielle, Laura, Britt, and Mommy <333)

Afterwards we went to….. WALLYWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! (aka Walmart hahaha) Love that place! Stocked up on a bunch of food!

Hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday πŸ˜‰

What is your favorite Thai dish?

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