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It’s Monday–And I Have Random Thoughts For You


Man did I have a much needed break this weekend….

I typically start the week out in an organized fashion – but I think the best way to do today’s post would be in a random numbered type way.

1. I have officially strayed off my eating plan. It happened kind of slowly and not really planned. I blame ADD yet again. 

Saturday night I had popcorn at the movies…. then yesterday I ate cheese. It felt good to stop following so many rules. It is almost kind of exhausting following constant rules and always worrying and counting and being sure you are getting enough of this. And I HATE feeling hungry which I actually was surprised I did struggle with a little bit.

See, last night I ate regular bread…and a salad that had CHEESE!


I was trying to decide if I wanted to stretch it out another week (since the original plan was to make it two weeks) but I decided against it and that I am just going to watch what I eat but not in such a strict way.

Bottom line, I need more food but need to keep it healthy.

2. I went to the movie theater for the first time in over a year. On Saturday to get out of the house, we went to the movies. We had originally planned to see Avengers but instead decided to see “That’s My Boy” (the new Adam Sandler movie).


I mean with a movie like that, you kind of go in knowing what to expect since it’s an Adam Sandler. But it was all fun and I kind of like Andy Samberg

3. Last week was c-r-a-z-y. We were sprung with the news on Wednesday night at work that we would be getting a new boss! Crazy. Luckily, my new boss is someone that does the same thing right now and I have met him in the past and like him and all that but it is still a little sad. I have mixed feelings because I have the potential to make a little more money but I will really miss my current boss!

Along with this we are hiring someone new….actually I should say hired because she started the next day! I actually like having new people in the office but it was very last minute and I am the one training her, so it was hectic.

Oh and on top of that…..

4. We decided we are moving again. But it’s not that bad. We are only moving 2 buildings down and staying in the same apartment complex we’re in currently. We are just upgrading to a bigger apartment [quite a bit bigger] for only $100 more per month.

Since our friend that has been staying with us has decided to stay in NC it works out better for all of us expense-wise for him to stay with us. So we are upgrading so he can have his own room (since he is still sleeping in our sunroom…) and bathroom.

Plus, we will have a bigger living room, porch, kitchen, and even a bigger walk-in closet. I have mixed feelings because I HATE moving, but I really like the bigger apartment better, plus we will still be on the top floor (which I prefer) which in this building will only be the 2nd story rather than the 3rd so less stairs to schlep up everyday and rather than our stairs being shared on the outside they are a private stairway on the inside of the apartment so it is setup more like a townhouse/condo.

This will all be going down in about a month from now…..

5. Alaska. I don’t think I have mentioned this on the blog, but we are supposed to be going back to Alaska at the end of July. We have known this for a little while because we are going back for Torrance’s dad’s wedding.

I am torn about this because we will only be able to stay about 4 days (but it takes about a day of traveling to get there and back) and it is CRAZY expensive for only 4 days (around $2000 for us both to fly). But I am excited to see people of course.

Long story short we just arent really ready to go back for a visit yet, or shell out that amount of money for such a short time….but obviously this is important. We are still  deciding if I am going to go or not (Torrance has to because he’s in the wedding)… but we need to make up our minds and books tickets  because it is a month away so I’m stressed about that.

So to all my Alaska friends… if I don’t come we will just have to FaceTime more.

6. Wine, lots of wine. Last week was not a great week for me to not be eating lots of carbs and drinking lots of wine Smile So….. I just made up for it this weekend and got my wine on in a serious way.


That ^ is my new favorite right now. $10 bottle of Riesling = true love.

7. I still don’t understand Instagram. It is like a picture version of Facebook or Twitter? Like you have a feed? I don’t understand how to use it, so maybe I have issues. This makes more sense of why it has so much hype though.

At first I thought people just used it as a picture editor which I never understood because there are so many better picture editing apps out there. (I like Camera+ or iPhoto if you’re an iPhone user).

8. I want this.


….yes, the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. Have you seen this thing? It is amazing. Well, I am a technology nerd so other people probably could give a shit.

I have said it before, but I currently don’t have a Mac for my computer but want one like crazy. I just cant justify spending the money on one until I need a new computer. Especially since that baby starts at around $2,200. Phew.


Okay, I feel better now.

I will feel extra good after going to training tonight, and then back to feeling normal tomorrow hopefully!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, and is ready for Monday to kick off!

  • Last movie you saw in the theater?
  • Favorite Adam Sandler movie (if any)?
    Billy Madison or Big Daddy.
  • Are you an Instagram user?
  • Tell me something random that is bugging you or that you need to get off your chest. (It feels good, promise).
13 Comments Post a comment
  1. hahaha what a lovely random post! the last movie i saw was snow white and the was a fun watch, we’ve actually been hitting up the movies more often then usual!

    favorite adam sandler movie=50 first dates and the wedding singer. i mostly just love seeing him with drew barrymore, lol.

    instagram..its a photo feed, i guess thats the best way to describe it. i do use it but not as often as some people do. its fun to get into!

    i LOVE my macbook pro, its already a couple years old but i’ve been a mac user for years now…they do last forever, but shelling out the money upfront is difficult…i’ll be devastated whenever this one dies on me.

    June 18, 2012
    • oo i saw a mom with like 2 6 year olds going into snow white! I wasnt sure if she like didnt understand what it was or what!
      Ohhh i forgot about 50 first dates and wedding singer. I LOVE both of those two.

      June 18, 2012
  2. I have never used Instagram before and I also have no idea how it works. I tend to be way behind on the technology curve, 🙂

    June 18, 2012
  3. mmmm cheese!! 🙂 I have a MacBook Air and I love it. I use a PC at work and honestly its a pain to go back and forth between the two but I look forward to the day when I can just use Mac all the time. I saw Prometheus in the theater yesterday.
    I LOVE instagram! It is kind of like FB with pictures only. You just follow people and see the pics they post and you can comment and “like” them. Its much easier than FB though b/c it really is ONLY about pics. I really do like it. It probably makes a lot more sense once you just start using it. 🙂 I will follow you fo sho!

    June 18, 2012
  4. 1. last movie in theater – hunger games (but I really want to see madagascar 3 in 3d)
    2. favorite adam sandler movie – billy madison and big daddy for sure
    3. instagram – YES! Love it! follow me! (@nataliecates)
    4. I can’t stand when people tell me what to do (not a boss or something, that’s different) – it makes me want to do the exact opposite, even if they are right. Yes, I’m that stubborn.

    June 18, 2012
  5. Big Daddy!!!!!!!! I do like Instagram. It took me a bit to start using it. I wasn’t realizing that people could see my pictures!! haha.

    June 18, 2012
  6. Last movie I saw in the theater was MIB3; it was fantastic! And something I want to get off my chest is that people need to drive the speed limit on the freeway! I understand going the speed limit exactly; you are a law abiding citizen I suppose, but driving UNDER the speed limit….you are just annoying. Phew, I do feel better 😉

    June 18, 2012
  7. My husband has wanted to go to Alaska for SO long. That’s awesome! 🙂

    June 18, 2012
    • If he goes make sure he goes to Denali park (interior where I’m from) and also the southeast. Most people go to the southeast because that’s where the cruises go and glaciers and water etc which is awesome too but the park is like a different kind of pretty!

      June 18, 2012
  8. I don’t understand Instagram either! But I am trying to because I deactivated Facebook because it was getting on my nerves:/. What have you learned about it so far? I wish you could organize into albums….

    June 19, 2012
    • I know! All I have learned is I take pictures and it shows up in a feed/list for any of my followers to see? I think… Haha 🙂 I haven’t played around with it enough I don’t think!

      June 19, 2012
  9. OH and the new snow white movie and definitely Big Daddy. Lately people I work with constantly voicing that they hate their jobs…..appreciation, people?!?!

    June 19, 2012
  10. I saw Hunger Games last…I usually don’t go to the movies much either. I cannot imagine giving up cheese. I like it way too much!

    June 19, 2012

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