Pleasant Surprise Cinema

I’ve always been a lover of vampire movies, James Bond movies, 80’s teenage girl movies, action-packed ass kicking movies, science fiction/fantasy movies, and the occasional romance movie.  If you haven’t guessed it, I like to watch movies.  I had no idea when I married Thor that one day we would have a movie theater in our house, go figure.


Well, today I was feeling under the weather so I purposely laid low while entertaining Maximus Rex.  He had eaten lunch and I was browsing on my movie channels for some background entertainment.  I chose “Paddington“, thinking in the back of my mind I’ll change it to something else.  The exact opposite happened and we ended up (really me) watching the whole movie.  Sure, Nicole Kidman as the villain made me smile, but I just liked the entire movie from beginning to end.

I have to admit when this movie first came out I thought, “Oh, another kids movie with a talking bear.”  It’s funny though, when you end up having a kid you tend to tune into movies they might enjoy and have a good message.  Today this happened, and I have to say I have special place in my heart now for this movie.  I highly recommend it if you need a break from a animated children’s movie and you’re in a need of a warm fuzzy two hours.



An Oldie & A Goodie

An Oldie & A Goodie

Whenever I’m searching for something new for breakfast I always go back to some variety of egg and toast. Tonight I was browsing some of food websites and saw this number & was hooked. EGG IN THE HOLE WITH MUSHROOMS AND MINER’S LETTUCE seems like it needs to be tried in the next week if not for sure at Mama Tina’s house in about a week. 🙂

Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses

Back on my birthday in September I had set a goal for myself. My plan was to achieve a toned, muscular body by my 40th and upcoming birthday. It was a great plan, but as much as I tried to set aside time, my time kept getting eaten up by work. Eventually, I gave up on my goal and didn’t really advertise my choice. People kept asking how the workouts were going and asking me if I had lost weight. I would tell them there hadn’t been much exercise, and yet the way people were talking to me it was like I worked out all the time; that’s because I used to, like last summer.

I’m here to tell those that read this blog I have been all talk and no action. Up until today I had accepted my choice of not trying anymore and started to believe I would never achieve what I want. I have been unmotivated and yet a little voice in the back of my head kept saying, “You know you love that feeling when your body is tighter, you can start to see your bicep and shoulder muscles, and you can drop it like a squat with 25 lb. dumb bells.”

After much thinking, processing and negotiating with excuses, I was getting ready for work last night and saw the book “Push” by Chalene Johnson on my bookshelf. I had read it when it first came out and liked what it had to say, but had I really read it and let the words sink in? Well, since last night and picking up the book again I feel a renewed sense of self. I was reminded that one of my largest hurdles can be my mindset at times. It’s not that I sabotage myself or maybe I do by making excuses for myself like work getting in the way (it so did this year), I don’t feel like working out some days (more lately), or I don’t want to do what it really takes to get what I want and maintain it.

Well, I don’t want to be the person that lives with the regret of not trying my hardest to get what I want. Thus, IT’S TIME TO PUSH. It’s time to push myself to get what I want. It’s time to be in it for the long haul even when I’m knocked down. It’s time to make the sacrifices that will get me the results I want. IT’S TIME.

Stay tuned…

Product Euphoria – Chobani Bites

Product Euphoria - Chobani Bites

I was attending a school training a couple of months back and my co-worker had one of these yogurts for breakfast. I do love Chobani yogurt but don’t get them most of the time because of the sugar content. However, this little number has reduced sugar and many delicious flavors. I could totally replace dessert with the chocolate and mint variety.

(The most amusing part was my co-worker ate it with the foil lid because she forgot her spoon. Well played, well played.)

Procrastination – It Takes a Pro Like Me

Procrastination - It Takes a Pro Like Me

I started working on long-term lesson planning, then realized I’d like better sound to the music I was listening to while working. Next thing I know I’m whipping out my speakers and suddenly realize that I have succeeded at doing something besides my school work. (Posting this fine moment is also taking me away from school work. Well done!)

An Evening @ Sandy Amphitheater

An Evening @ Sandy Amphitheater

Good times were had by all listening to Huey Lewis and The News! I left with only one wish and that was that my second favorite song would have been featured, “Hip To Be Square”. Gosh, I love 80s music!








It Was Meant To Be


14 Photos That Can’t Be a Coincidence, Right?

Sometimes everything on Earth aligns to create a picture-perfect moment.

Something just for Friday! Have a superb day!