Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top 10

My friend Michelle at Average Girl Doing Average Things posted today about the Top 10 Things she learned in 2012.  I loved her 10 things and thought I'd try it out.

1.  Changing jobs this summer was the best thing I could have done.  Working 3 miles from my house has been fantastic.  Yes, I took a pay cut.  But it has been worth it.  This is the first time in a very long time I can honestly say that I really do enjoy my job.  Along with that, I now have the same school schedule as Tucker.  We'll have the same snow days, early release days, last day of school, etc.

2.   In my mind I'm still training for a marathon and burning tons of calories, but I'm not.  Yet I'm still eating like I'm burning those calories and my pants are getting tighter.  I need to either run more miles or eat less.

3.   When the stylist says "I can wax your brows while you're back here" - she's really saying "Holy crap, look at those crazy ass brows.  This woman needs help."  A thank you to her because she definitely convinced me to have my brows done for the first time ever.   Along with that, I learned that I am happier with short hair styles.  Even if it means I now cannot pull my hair up into a ponytail.  



4.  Pepper is an awesome running partner.  I knew that already.  But what I'm finding out is that the girl is addicted to running and when she sees me get my running clothes ready, this quiet dog becomes a very vocal girl.



5.  I am 100% addicted to my iPhone.  I really don't know how I survived without one previously.

6.  Even at the age of 35, I still enjoy seeing an A+ on any paper with my name on it.  I was observed a couple of weeks ago by my boss.  Attached to my evaluation was this sticky note & it made my day.



7.  If I want my stomach to disappear, the chips need to disappear as well.  I know this, yet I keep buying them.


8.  The Kennebec Local Food Initiative is fantastic.  I've been getting their email for months now, but last week I finally decided to email them to request a password so I can begin to purchase from them.  I was absolutely amazed with the selection when I logged in for the first time today!  The KLFI brings together local products and makes them easily accessible to community members at very reasonable prices.  The choices are endless - veggies, meats, cheese, honey, jams, breads, pies, etc.  1 lb of grass fed ground beef for $4.59 in Gardiner?  Yes please.




8.  Cars need coolant?  Thanks Michelle for reminding me of this.  I kind of knew this already - but my car has not been warming up at all the past couple of mornings.  Tomorrow morning I'm checking the coolant level.  It will be a long winter if I have to scrape even after letting my car warm up for 10 minutes.  Especially knowing we're going to get hammered with snow.  I just know it.

10.  And an obvious one - one can never have too many pairs of running shoes.  Ever.  But what I do know is that some of these are done and I cannot bring myself to part with them.



What have your learned this year?

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the video of Pepper! Sasha and Lucky loved it. It was the highlight of their day!

    Your hair looks great! Hope you enjoy the new hair do!

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  2. I LOVE the KLFI it is such an amazing resource for locally produced food :)

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  3. Great list! How great to say you really enjoy your job!

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  4. Thanks for the shout out! I love your list too! Your haircut is fabulous and I agree that short hair suits me better as well. I'm a little irritated about the stragglers that don't fit in the ponytail anymore but if I wear a visor or hat, then it's fine.

    Come join me in the HBBC again. It started yesterday and I hope it will keep me on track. Chips, nutella, biscoff are all my enemies.

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  5. LOL
    I get number three all the time and still say no.
    ALL OUT OF FEAR :-)

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  6. Lol on #3!!! It's amazing what a difference loving your job can make!!

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  7. I can totally relate to #5 seriously I need help :-)

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  8. Chips are not my friend! I have to keep reminding myself of this:) Totally agree on the running shoes and I am so glad you are happy with your new job!

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  9. I almost cried when I got rid of the shoes I ran my first marathon in - I sold them at a garage sale and had to go back inside the house to not be upset... I should have sold them for $100! :) I'm jealous that you work 3 miles from your home! Where I teach is 14 miles ... I biked one day but it is SUPER hilly and was hard - it made my commute 1 hour one way. boo.

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  10. Oh man, I've learned too many things to write in this comment - perhaps my own post is in order? ;)

    I loved seeing pepper talk! hahaha! and your hair does look nice short. I really want mine even shorter now. lol

    I love the shoe holder idea....I need to make that.

    I give this post an A+ ;)

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  11. Oh Pepper! So cute! I'm shocked that Bernie didn't even wake up while I watched it though, I guess all of this traveling made him tired.

    Haha, you had me laughing about the car coolant thing. I do know this too but I always forget to check the levels. I think they check it when I get an oil change, though. So unless there is a problem there's really no need to check it.

    Love your hair, and love the sweatshirt ;)

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