Sunday, July 24, 2011

You CAN'T Replace the REAL thing

Saturday: It was an early start to the weekend thanks to my back. It hurt. I know my birthday is just a week away but am I really getting that old?!

I pealed myself out of bed for about an hour of yoga, which worked wonders! I had my breakfast and morning tea outside since I was still on my "outdoorsy kick." It surprisingly wasn't too blessed hot out yet (I was sitting mostly in the shade which probably had something to do with it) so I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood. Usually I don't go on walks in the morning, I'm more of an "evening walker", but for some reason I just had the urge to go so I honored that urge!

I got a few errands out of the way and had a lot of things crossed off my to-do list and was sitting down to lunch by 11 am!

I wish I could say that the rest of my day was that successful... I guess I had met my "productive quota" for the day because I was in a complete "BLAH" mood for the rest of the day.

While I was at the grocery store I picked up some soy butter because I'm 98% positive that I am allergic (makes my face break out) to peanut butter which is tragic because I eat it at least 3 times a day (not an exaggeration). So I was optomistic that this new "peanut butter" would be a good alternative and give my face a chance to clear up. O.M.G. that was one of the worst decisions ever!!! Sooooo gross! Just the thought makes me want to gag! I immediately washed it down with some peanut butter - naturally. Mom saved me and bought me some almond butter when she was out at the store later that day. So far it hasn't caused a flare up, but it's not the same!

I didn't really feel like doing much but I wanted to get out of the house so I spent some time reading, writing, and people watching at Barnes & Noble. Then I picked up a card and red velvet cake for my parents anniversary and some hair dye for me. I really wanted to get the red tint out of my hair and get it closer to my natural color. It looks pretty good. A tad dark but it will fade a bit!

Sunday:  Sunday wasn't too eventful - that's how Sundays are supposed to be, right? Church, lounged around the house, naps, read, TV, gym, and dreading the upcoming week

New book: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I'm dreading telling work that I can't work (at least afternoons anymore). As much as I hate being there I feel guilty leaving because the lady I work with who got me my job is my neighbor... I know I shouldn't stay out of guilt, which is one of the reasons I've been there for as long as I have been. We'll see how it goes. Just really not looking forward to it. Can I just run back to the lake now please?!

What's something you've stuck with/are sticking with because of GUILT?!


  1. Sounds like your stressing! Really though if your only working out of guilt quit (endless you still need to find another job)! You'll feel so much relief :) Be sure when you do quit though you have plenty of time to wind down from the moment. (I know I've read it somewhere, but where do you work?)

    I love people watching! And really wish we had a Barnes and Noble here in my small town. However, I might be broke if we did.

    Is it really possible to become allergic to Peanut Butter? If you've eaten it all your life and never reacted to it, I don't see how you could have been allergic... Maybe the company changed the recipe??

    And you're so right, Sundays are so suppose to be. It's our day of rest ^^. Although it use to be Saturdays were. What was your sermon on?

  2. Agh... I'm sorry my editing skills need improvement... But I meant to say Sundays are so suppose to be uneventful. Also at the beginning I mean Sounds like you're stressing.

    : )

  3. Hello! I know that I'm over-thinking all of this.

    I currently work at a doctor's office and thankfully do have another job lined up to start next month! I think I'll see if they will even need me in the mornings once I start my new job(I work afternoons now, which conflicts with my new job). They might just tell me they won't need me at all and I don't have to stress about "quitting"!

    My mom and brother have always had a peanut butter allergy - face breaking out. I have been eating a lot more of it lately or it could be the kind of PB that I'm eating. It could also be to something completely unrelated. Ugh, I think I just need to do a bit more experimenting...

    The Parable of the Hidden Treasure - Matthew 13:44-56: Jesus said to his disciples:

    “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,
    which a person finds and hides again,
    and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
    searching for fine pearls.
    When he finds a pearl of great price,
    he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”