Thursday, March 28, 2013

Accent Link Up Time....

Okay here is the low down - I am slacking guys. I am swamped at home, work, and keeping up with everything right now is hard - so I apologize that some of my daily posts are coming in late and my commenting has been zilch . Next week is another busy one - so I might be lagging again but I will be back in action after that. Promise...

Today I am linking up with one of my blog and KEEK bff's, Trista from Stewart Street for her Accent Link Up.

Here is what you have to do.....

To join, simply answer the following questions....

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?

and then say these words....

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

First off... I apologize for my grunge look but guess what... I am tired... and tired... and tired... but HYFR I got er DONE!!!!



Alright... I have another vlog link up for tomorrow with my Soul Sista Erin from Homemade Happenings.
I also need to update you all on my running and half marathon next week.... PLUS I received the package I won from Andrea and I have a post to do on that. AND... I should probably mention what is up in my life lately... 

Soooooo... on that note -  you get to see my face AGAIN tomorrow and listen to my raspy voice - DEAL WITH IT!!!!

Mwah friends

Are you on Keek? Is there really another word for grocery cart? It's SODA....

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So What Wednesday...

Yep. It is So What Wednesday again... Shannon from Life After I Dew hosts this each week - I kind of like it - A LOT!


- So what... if I tried to crank out 12 miles last night on the treadmill, made it to 5 and felt like I could puke up Cadbury eggs.

- So what... if I have YET to get the kids Easter baskets and/or their outfits ready.

- So what... if I am so pale that I freak myself out in the mirror each morning.

- So what... if yesterday I told myself "Today I am eating better" - then at lunch I ate a sandwich on a pretzel bun, chips, and cookie followed by an afternoon snack of 2 more cookies - bad run huh? wonder where that came from;)

- So what... I am more excited about the girls coming in for my half-marathon than I am about the run itself.

- So what... if I am slightly depressed that Margarita Thursday (Elle's dance night) is on Spring Break this week - BOO:(

- So what... if I haven't cut my hair in almost a year - dead ends much?

- So what... if today I wore a Brady Band in my hair to work - workouthairdon'tcare

- So what... if I told my friend Sarah I would take up golf with her - which really meant I will drive the golf cart and provide the cocktails.

- So what... if I am so over this week already that I could honestly throat punch someone.

- So what... if I took off work early on Monday, 04/08/13 so I can go down to Kiener Plaza to be in the mix of all the Cardinals opening day fun - and I have yet to find someone to go with me. HA. Alone doesn't bother me;)

P.S. Remember the Catfish Story HERE - You all had some GREAT questions and the wonderful Susan did a FAQ follow-up Post - check it out HERE at Susan's blog. So interesting...

Wednesday OUT

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Finish The Sentence Returns... Link-up

It's Tuesday - I was up LATE and up EARLY - so here I am linking up with my gal pal Holly and current blog obsession, Jake, for another "Finish the Sentence".

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1. If calories didn't count, I would eat... nothing but cheesy bread, sushi, steak, and swedish fish AND... I would live off Margarita's as my source of drink.
 
2. On my Prom night.... I was the one dancing my face off and then puking my face off. Yep that is how I roll.

3. When I go to the store, I always buy... GUM... hello "Around The Way Girl" right here...


4. Family functions typically... can either go two ways. 1. if the spread of food and booze is good - you know are you in for a treat or 2. you sit on the couch watching the chaos and wish you had brought a flask.  


5. I think my blog readers... are some of my best friends. Honestly - who would of knew?


6. I'd much rather be... Princess Kate... yep said it...


7. I have an obsession with.... I pretty much have an obsession with obsessing. But currently I do have a few;) Let's start... Danny Amendola (you all knew this) - Big Sexy hairspray and volume mousse (some of you knew this - LOL) - Cadbury Eggs - oh... and turning your toilet paper rolls with the roll OVER not under - yep I will do it if I come to your house.... and a few other obsessions I cannot reveal for sake of incrimination. 


8. My work friends.... are awesome. My boss is one of my best friends and I love the people I work with. 


9. When I created my Facebook account.... I never knew how ridiculous it would become - thank GAWD I deactivated my account 2 or so months ago. OVER.IT. I want to see a Facebook where it is nothing but video posts - let people post stuff about their life and video it - then we will see how MOST people REALLY are. 


10. My least favorite word is... this is hysterical. Mine would be GERMINATE... I despise that word.


11. I really don't remember.... why I decided to sign up for this half-marathon in April. What was I thinking? It's COLD and I do not like training in the cold. It's going to KILL in a few weeks. 


12. Justin Bieber.... come to mama... Nuff said...



Happy Tuesday

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend In An Abundance of Pictures...

Sorry I have been terrible with updating and keeping up - it was a BUSY weekend - actually my life is just busy as all hell right now. So I am going to recap the weekend today and let you know that starting tomorrow I am hitting the next 2 weeks HARD for this half marathon on the 7th of April...

Friday - went with my girl Laura and her daughter to Disney on Ice "Rock of Ages". It was good - we left early - Elle acted a fool for a bit (the usual) - then we took the girls to The Fountain on Locust for lunch...









Friday night I met my girls Sarah, Bridget, and Melissa for sushi at my all time fav - Tani Sushi - I did my hair different and THANK YOU all who commented on Keek (your comments are too sweet) - I actually really liked it - it freaked me out at first but I got used to it (I even wore jeans on Friday night - shocker). Had a great evening with my bff's - then Sarah and I hung out with Beth for a bit. I love evenings like these.



Woke up Saturday and took the kiddos to the circus with Bridget and her clan. We had a good time - Elle once again acted a fool - we left at intermission. For real - how LONG can a circus be? Well it was really long.


Saturday afternoon/evening we all rested a bit, watched basketball, and then went into depression as my Billikens lost. Womp.Womp.Womp

Sunday I did the usual house stuff for the beginning of the day - then the snow started and kept coming. I met my mom at her house (the house where I grew up) and off we headed out... Yes we like to drive around in 8 inches of snow - they don't call my mom and I "Nuts" for nothing.



Sunday night more basketball. I won't get into the fact that now I might be slightly obsessed with Florida Gulf Coast University (heck half the U.S. is right now), but honestly I had the BEST time in a LONG time watching them play Sunday evening. "Drop down and get ya Eagle on".

Monday - SNOW SNOW SNOW SNOW... and so I am home with my babies having a marvelous day playing in the snow, singing in our sing offs, tapping in the kitchen, making headbands, crashing cars, and just being crazy as usual.
















Well there you have it - what did you notice about my weekend? YEP no running and working out - BOO:( I feel terrible today, but I needed a full fun day with my kids - so I skipped the workout. NOW tomorrow get ready for SUPER STRICT and HARD CORE Mel to emerge. It's time...

Happy Monday

Snow day today? Locust fan? Circus goer?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vlog Questions and Answers


Tuesdays's Workout
    Strength Training

Wednesday's Workout
   4 Miles


Yeah.... I didn't post yesterday... Sorry... I am about ready to head out the door to present at Wash U regarding a new application we have - so this is going to be short and sweet.

Here you go peeps - I will be back in full affect tomorrow... Thanks for the questions guys...


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St. Pat's 5 Mile Race Re-cap

Sorry Vlog is going to have to be tomorrow - time got away from me last night and then I was up half the night... So tonight it is ON!!!!

Let's Re-cap the St. Pat's 5 Mile Race...

Saturday, March 16th was the St. Pat's 5 Mile Race. Here is a little background from Friday (the night before). Friday,  Eric got back into town after being gone since Wednesday and I had promised Elle to take her to the movies to see The Oz - so we hit the 6:05 PM show. Now, just so you all know I DON'T do the movie theater - EVER! I don't like sitting there in germy seats, missing portions of the movies if you have to use the restroom, listening to people cough and/or laugh weird, etc... BUT for James Franco - here I COME! And... I like weird movies and so does Elle...

I didn't get home until 8:30 PM and the Mizzou vs. Ole Miss game started at 9:00 PM - so I stayed up watching Mizzou blow it. Ugh... then I was up LATE LATE LATE chit chatting with some friends and honestly the night before race day - I don't sleep well. Soooo I set my alarm for 6:15 AM - I woke up, TIRED, and jumped in the shower. It felt SOOOOOOOOOOOO good - I haven't had a shower where kids were not running in and out, in FOREVER - so I stayed in there WAY to long and by the time I got out - BAM... I had 20 minutes before my girl Laura was supposed to pick me up..

I got ready super fast - threw some "after run" clothes together - slammed some water - and grabbed a banana. In the midst of the madness I forgot my pins for my bib, the bracelets to get into the tent afterwards, and basically my MIND in general. I was tired, not mentally there, and not wanting to race AT ALL.

We met Holly and Hubby Jack (Chris) at a commuter lot and off we went. The race was downtown and Kiener Plaza was hopping. People were crazy dressed up and all ready to run drink some beer. Read Hubby Jack's version of the day HERE.


We used the Johnny's and lined up - waited a bit and began the race - the 1st mile was a CLUSTER - I wish the walkers would of had to use the sidewalk or something - I felt like a pinball dodging everyone - it was CRAZY.


The course was pretty flat - mile 3 was uphill but it was fine. Rounded down the stretch and the finish line ended at Market in front of Kiener Plaza. I really had thought I did not run that well (I didn't know our time yet and honestly I didn't care)... Laura and I immediately hit up free beer tent - because that's what you DO!!!! Oh we Keeked the after run fun as well - gotta love Keek - I DO!!!


We then wanted to see our time - so they had these laptops set up and you punched in your bib number and VOILA... "eh" not too shabby considering I could of CARED LESS this race.


These ladies were in front of us, with their beer, waiting for their times - come on people if these WOMEN can run - YOU CAN RUN!!!


We met up with Holly and Chris (they were getting Holly's beer) and off we went to find the "tent" and the man with the bracelets. HA... It felt AHHHHHHHMAZING to get in the car and crank up the heat while we drove to 15th and Market, to get better parking. We finally found the man with the bracelets (apparently he looks like Stanley Tucci or the guy from Breaking Bad - he will be thrilled to hear he looks 50+). Minus the glasses, we get stopped often because people think he is Albert Pujols - I'm just going to go with that;) And... the fun began...




After standing for 3 hrs in a heated tent, drinking free beer, and shoveling a corned beef and cabbage sandwich, chips, and a hot dog in my face - I was D.O.N.E. It was getting super cold and mama needed a calf massage. So we headed home.. Good race, Good times, Good company...

Yes I will run this race again next year - it is one of my favorites. Next race on my calendar - MY HALF MARATHON. AGH!!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mardi Gras Monday

Happy Monday everyone. I will recap my St. Pat's 5 miler on Wednesday - today's post will be a photo dump from Mardi Gras last month (I never really posted that many pics). Holly, Darci, Hubby Jack, and Amanda... watch out... These pictures are courtesy of my good friend Anne (the one with a million jello shots and those gummy bear things). If you want to hear about the St. Pat's race and/or see some pics - head over to Holly's post today - she is ON TOP OF IT...

Anne my LAAAADAY!!!

Downtown St. Louis at it's finest;)


Holly and Mel
Mel and Anne (whoa... about to tip my beer out)
Mel, Darci, Holly, and Amanda (double fisting)
Jason and Amanda
Amanda, Mel (yep we share the same name), and Anne's bff
Darci and Lipstick (bah!!!)
The lovely couple- Hubby Jack and Holly
Holly, Darci, some dudes, and my WTF face in the background.


Well there you have it. Don't forget tomorrow I am vlogging my question and answers. You guys have some good one's - last day to ask them. Leave a comment below or email me.

PEACE