Things I know to be true

Ernest Hemingway once said: “write one true sentence.”

You may know of my affinity for Hemingway, and with Paris just around the corner, I was thinking of his writing and his life recently.  And then I thought of some of his most poignant quotes, which led me to thinking of things that I know, deep down, to be true.

  • I know that if I skip a run or a workout in the morning, putting if off for after work, 80% of the time I will come up with some excuse to not do it.
  • I know that I seldom can get out of Target spending less than $50.
  • I know that I have a true, legitimate addiction to chocolate.  Not just in a “oh I love chocolate and can’t get enough” kind of way, but in a way where if I have one piece, I pretty much can’t help but have two or three and unless I go cold turkey on it, I have trouble with moderation.
  • I know that every time I see cinnamon Trident gum, I will always think of my grandmother.  And smile.
  • I know that being by the ocean makes my heart happy.
  • I know that even if I’m not feeling it, a run almost always makes me feel better.
  • I know that I am terrible with directions.  I just got lost on walk with Charlie girl tonight before dinner.  And I went South instead of North on the highway the other day on the way to work.  I’m not exaggerating when I say I hands down suck at directions.
  • I know that I compare myself to others way more than I should.
  • I know that I’m far too judgey of myself.
  • I know that tequila and I do not mix.
  • I know that I can’t go more than a couple days without hearing my mom’s voice.
  • I know that I have a tendency to be all or nothing on a lot of things.
  • I know that I love a man in a blue shirt.
  • I know that I’m a morning person, but like to have the chance to sleep in and have no plans.
  • I know that I ask a lot of questions.  And that can annoy my husband sometimes, particularly.
  • I know that I have a tendency to stir the pot.  Not necessarily pick a fight, per se, but I don’t always let the small things go, and I know that I should be better about this.
  • I know that I can get sucked into YouTube videos for hours and not realize where the time went.
  • I know there’s not much better than an evening spent with my girlfriends, talking about adult things, or random things, being silly, and feeling safe knowing you’re with your people.

What about you?  What do you know to be true?

Treats from this week…

One of my not to secret guilty pleasures is The Bachelor and Bachelorette.  As I’m sitting here with my husband watching Intervention (another show I’m addicted to- “addicted”- I know, the irony is not lost!), a trade off before I subject him to a whole entire two nights of this Bachelorette shit show quest for love, I decided to get in on Treat Yourself Tuesday.  I was reminded of the things that I look forward to.  Reading blogs, crazy reality TV shows, playing with Charlie puppy after work, lazy Sunday mornings, long runs, and I decided to write about some other treats I’ve enjoyed lately.

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An adult coloring book!  I’d seen these online a while back and kind of forgot about them, and found a handful on sale at Barnes & Noble last night and decided to pick this one up!  Mindless fun.  While watching The Bachelorette.  So, while I kill brain cells watching, I activate new ones coloring.  Win!

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Breakfast, or any meal lately, on our deck.  And just, deck and patio weather in general.  I’ve been loving the warm weather lately to enjoy sitting outside in our yard. Not loving the crazy pollen!

IMG_2700Treated myself to these new Sam Edelman booties for my birthday as a gift I picked out from my mom!  Loving these- they’re super comfy and I’ve been pairing them with shorts and jeans, and looking forward to wearing them around Paris with spring dresses in FIVE DAYS!

unnamed-1I made a this yummy slushie the other morning after a warm run!  Strawberry lemonade Nuun Hydration blended with lots of ice- totally hit the spot!

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So did these “Pink Lady” martinis I enjoyed with some girlfriends before seeing the Broadway production of Dirty Dancing last weekend! #icarriedawatermelon

Among some other treats that aren’t pictured, include some fun new clothes for my trip!  I didn’t really need new clothes, but when you wear scrubs to work every day, you miss dressing like a regular human sometimes.  And really, a trip to Paris?  As if I needed a better excuse than that to treat myself to a few new fashionable finds?!

Thanks to Becky for hosting this fun Tuesday treat!

What did you treat yourself to this week?

 

 

 

Where does the time go?

I honestly think about updating this blog every day.  Every damn day I think about a post that I might like to write, an idea will pop into my head on my drive to work, someone will say something that will make me think of something else that will make me think, “huh, maybe I’ll write about that…”

And then time passes.  And it’s 8:57pm on a Wednesday night and you’re just finally sitting down to relax.  And you realize, not only have the past few weeks flown by, but the last couple of months have whirled by too.  And you remember, life is short.  And it’s important to stop and take it all in, to actually press the pause button and enjoy the small moments that make up these days passing by.

Life is short.

Get dirty.
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unnamed-14Life is short.  Travel.  Laugh often.  Drink Bloody Mary’s on a patio on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy brunch.

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Life is short.  Forget about eating “the right thing” once in a while and eat the things that taste damn good and don’t worry about it.

Life is short.  Get gussied up with your main squeeze.

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Life is short.  Laugh at yourself.  Let the small things go.  Get silly.

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Life is short.  Eat cupcakes.  Eat lemon cupcakes with coconut cream cheese frosting that your mom makes you for your birthday, and the next day eat dark chocolate frosted peanut butter cupcakes from your work wife.

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Life is short.  Take it all in.  Live in the moment.  Be kind to yourself and be kind to others.

And lastly, take naps, because life is NOT too short to enjoy a good siesta.

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This post is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Kate!

Your turn!  Life is short… finish this sentence!