A Few of My Favorite Things

This is what I woke up to this morning…


If you can’t read it, my father left me a note saying, “FYI We have a mouse visitor!” with a weird sad face afterwards. Now I’m a bit nervous of stepping on one of the 50 mouse traps in our kitchen. Guess that’s one way to discourage constant snacking!

If I do see the creature, I just hope it’s not like the last time I saw one in this house. I opened the pantry, and it fell/jumped/thoughtitcouldfly from the top shelf. I may or may not have screamed.


My 4-mile run went well yesterday, what with the sore hip and all (I feel so old). It actually feels a lot better today after having iced it a lot.

Today, I’m going to shoot for running 13 miles but not until about 1pm—my new running hour because that’s when it seems to be the warmest.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

There are so many Christmas things that I’ve been loving, but I’m saving them for one post drenched in holiday spirit. Until then here’s some randomness that I like:

Motivationa Quote You Don’t Have to Go Fast… It helps to tell myself this sometimes. On Monday I definitely didn’t want to go for a run, so I just went and didn’t focus on going super fast. Turned out to be an insane run, what with hail-like weather and all. Definitely didn’t regret it though (ya know, when I was done)!Just go...fast or slow, cold or hot...it's one foot in front of the other

Cookie Recipe Funfetti Cookies. I’ve made funfetti cookies from the boxed cake mix, but I’ve never done it from scratch until Sunday night. I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. They were chewy and tasted like cake. Plus, I got to bake with sprinkles. That never happens.Funfetti Cookies

Video Clip You Play Ball Like a Girl! The Sandlot is one of the best movies ever. That’s a fact. This is one of my favorite scenes from it. “You bob for apples in the toilet, and you LIKE it!”

Dinner Idea Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers. I don’t know how I feel about pineapple on real food (I hate it on pizza), but I’ve heard it’s really good on burgers. ‘Tis quite intriguing!

Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers

Breakfast Creation Eggnog Pancakes. Tina created this gem of a recipe over at her blog Carrots ‘n’ Cake. I don’t even like eggnog, but this sounds sooooo good. They’re even gluten free if you’re into that sort of thing.


Style Dress No. 9.15. Sometimes clothes are actually fun to wear. This dress definitely seems like an example of that to me.

Hanukkah Song Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating right now! I find this song humorous. If you haven’t heard it yet this season, you should listen to it.


Happy 12/12/12/!!!

Anyone else’s house the new home for a mouse?

What has stricken your fancy lately?


  1. says

    what a GREAT motivational quote to read. :)

    My apartment a few months ago had a mouse. I FREAKED out and literally left the appt and went back home to my parents that night until I got the all-clear that it was straightened out!! haha!

  2. Pam says

    We had mice in our house in Kewanee, and they lived under the oven. If you remember that house it had a very narrow kitchen. When you went in the kitchen (especially if you turned on the oven) they came shooting out and had to run very close (if not over) your feet. Luckily they didn’t live there very long. I made Alex get live traps and he took them to work the next day and let them go (outside of course, and he worked a half hour away).


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