Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

Another round of the triple T's for your reading pleasure!

1.  Me and TJMaxx are besties. Yup. No lie. I just heart that store so hard. I was getting tired of wearing the same ol' shit every day at work, so I decided to liven up my wardrobe a little.

Feast your eyes upon my recent purchases:
Cutey patooty huh?!
And it was sooo comfy. Bonus!

2.  It's garden season!!!! Woop woop!!! I planted lettuce, spinach, basil, cilantro, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, jalapenos, anaheim peppers, radishes, dill, green onions and zucchini. So far I've lost the lettuce, spinach, cilantro, and basil. I planted them in pots, and when we went on vacay for memorial weekend, sadly they succumbed to the heat. boo.

But I still have everything else and it's going superb, I tell you. Superb!!
Here's a zucchini I pulled out the other day:
Sucker was the size of a football! And ohhhhh so delish! I cooked it right up with a little EVOO, garlic and onions. Yummytown!!

I also had some luck this year with my little peach tree:
Peaches for EVERYONE!!!!
Actually I took them to work and most of my staff hoarded them. So really, only 3 people got some. Damn selfish if you ask me. JK.

3.  I ran the other night!!!! Yeppers. Official Color Run Training has commenced!!!
It wasn't a glorious run. 'Stellar' was not the word of the day. First 2 miles were fantastic. Lungs were working like a normal person, legs weren't tired at all. Both miles were run in 9:54, so that's good. Last mile was a whole other story! Didn't help matters that it was uphill most of the way. Stupid. But I cranked through, walking every so often, but walking fast, then picking it back up at a pretty fast run. I suppose if I would have just slowed down to a jog, it would have been better, oh well. I finally made the 3 miles in 31:00 exactly. Not bad, not bad at all.

I'm thinking of trying to run 3 times a week. In the mornings, if I don't have to work too much overtime. That will give me a nice leg up to running The Color Run on June 30th. I can't wait!!! It's going to be soooo much fun! And I get to run it with friends! Granted, my friend Lindsey is a badass and can run 3 miles in like 27 minutes, while I will probably be a full mile behind her panting away and about to pass out. but it'll still be fun!

4.  I thought this was completely appropriate for what's been going on the last few weeks at work:

5.  Tuesday night I had the best.night.ever. Ryan was in Kansas City at some work thing, so it was just me and puppy. And my plans for the evening included sitting on my fat pooper, beer in hand, book in the other hand. Soaking up the sunset on the deck. It.Was.Bliss.

I may have gone a little overboard, because I ended up staying up till like midnight and read halfway through this cheesey romance novel. I was so tired yesterday I could have crawled under my desk and died.

But so worth it.

Puppy thought so too. He was enjoying deck-time just as much as me:
For you Miss Cat!!
6.  I saw this the other day. While letting my brain turn to mush on the little Interest of Pin site.
Made me think of you Draz!!

7.  Oh and this one too, made me giggle a little.
Speaking of the little 8 legged bastards. I'll have you know I was carrying up the laundry from the basement the other day and right as I put my foot up on the step I looked down and a flesh eating monsterspider tried to make his move. I didn't shriek like a banshee, I didn't throw the laundry all over God's creation, I calmly set down the basket and went for a tissue and smooshed the bastard.

I was so amazed at myself I nearly fainted.
I may becoming a stealth spider killing superhero. Maybe.

8.  I don't know what I'm going to do with myself this weekend. Last weekend we stained our deck. So that project's over with. There's been rumors spreading through our house that someone wants to paint the outside of the house. And that someone is not me or Wyatt. I'm hoping it's just all a glorified lie. Actually I'm praying that it is.

Maybe I'll clean.
Maybe I'll sit on the deck and soak up the sun.
Maybe I'll take a nap.
Ohhhhhhhhhh, take a nap. Yes, yes, that's definitely going to happen.

9.  Meet my new nephew!!!
Trenton Lee Bailey! (I hope I spelled that
Is he not the cutest little lovebug ever!!??!?!?!

I have yet to meet him, because he lives in the great state of Colorado. But hopefully this August I'll be making a trip out to cuddle and snuggle and just soak him up!!!

10. Ok, I'm off to work. Nothing more in LauraBelle Land to discuss. So I will leave you with this:


  1. I'm so jealous of all of your fruits and veggies that you've grown! I kill everything. Luckily my husband waters the flowers that I planted at the front of the house... :)

  2. I love zucchini chocolate chip bread....yum yum Love the whisper in your panties...still making me laugh

  3. I am soooo jealous of your peach tree!!! Looking forward to the Color Run!

  4. Oh, I LOVE that get-up! SO FREAKING CUTE!

    And I'm jealous of your garden. And also, I'm coming over to eat all of your food. And drink your beer. Mostly that last one.


  5. cute outfit!!

    I am doing the color run June 23. It sounds like a blast.

  6. Loved all of it but that last one. I want a garden and a deck waaa I live in a condo ; ( Will you ship me some zucchini???? please???

    Have a great weekend your nephew is gorgeous!

  7. You were so brave dealing with the spider.

  8. First, you are just gorgeous, girl! Second, since my surgery have whispered in my panties lots. HAHA!

  9. That Zuchinni looks positively delicious and a little...umm scary. /nod

    I'm color running just a few weeks after you on July 8. I'm doing it alone cause I'm a colorful badass. /nod

    OMG OMG OMG Wyatt. God I am so in love with that dog. Seriously, I'm going to have to end up with a lab when Mr. Tweak goes in 77 years. /nod

    The deck and reading and beer sound devine - o. I'm terribly J. /nod

    Damn it. I /nodded on every comment. I suck.

  10. Holy peaches batman!! I wish I could grow anything. (ok-maybe not fungus) Totally jealous of your garden-even what's left of it!

  11. How in the hell did I not follow you before!!! Love your blog! Nice Zucchini!

  12. The peach tree is generating very envious thoughts....

    I love the outfit! You look amazing in it!

    And you should know that you have helped motivate me to run again. Not as in "Run in the opposite direction because I fear for my life" kind of run...but couch to 5k. I do actually miss running and I looked and felt the best when I was doing it. SO come tomorrow, back in the saddle again....


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