Friday, July 29, 2011

Fantastic Friday

"And I'm not plannin' on leavin' yet,

But the truth is, you just never know,
An' if this is as good as it gets,
Man, I think I'm good to go." - Jason Aldean - Good to Go

Last night I went to see Breakfast at Tiffany's with a few friends on the big screen, which was nothing short of amazing! I didn't get a group picture, but I'm totally going to post it when I receive one from a friend. Almost all of us were dressed in black dresses, tiara's, hats, sunglasses, and gloves. It was then, I realized, I'm living a really good life.
I also bought this shirt yesterday from

If you haven't seen Monty Python: Quest for the Holy Grail, you won't get it.

It also hit me this week that my first 10k is in 21 days. I'm freakin' out a bit about that due to the humidity my training has not been what it should have been.

I have also started a new kind of fitness that I'll be reviewing soon. I can't WAIT to share this one!

Have a great weekend.
I'll be spending tomorrow night with Tim McGraw.. Awwwwwwww

Take it easy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Fred Rogers

On Saturday I went to the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh with my Best Friend, her husband, and daughter (my Goddaughter). The Children's Museum is always a great place to go with the little ones to learn and to touch, explore and to imagine.  The first floor contains an exhibit from Mister Rogers. Fred Rogers really was a fascinating man.  Today's words are from him. Enjoy!

"Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life's important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives." 

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." 

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." 

"The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others." 

"We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence." 

"What's been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one
of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness.
A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than
a medical doctor. You're MUCH more than your job description or your age or your income or
your output." 

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."

Have a great week!

Take it easy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fantastic Friday

Check out my blog over on the Patch. It's a detailed review of my Steeler Training Camp. I'll post more pictures sometimes this weekend.

This weather is killing me. I didn't run outside this morning. :) When it's 80's at 5:30 you know it's going to be a bad day.... So I lifted... Oh well. Hopefully it rains tonight and cools down a bit.

I'm going to watch the Pirates tonight with my Best Friend and her family. Then off to see Dora at the Children's Museum on Saturday. I'm pumped for this weekend.

Plans for the weekend?
Is it ridiculously hot and uncomfortable where you are?

Have a great weekend!

Take it easy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Some Songs

Listen. This weekend was absolutely incredible. Filled with great friends, amazing family, and an experience that I will never forget.

Here are some good thoughts from the weekends... they are related to songs....

Life's A Dance - John Michael Montgomery
"Life's a dance you learn as you go
Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow
Don't worry about what you don't know
Life's a dance you learn as you go

The longer I live the more I believe
You do have to give if you wanna recieve
There's a time to listen, a time to talk
And you might have to crawl even after you walk
Had sure things blow up in my face
Seen the longshot, win the race
Been knocked down by the slamming door
Picked myself up and came back for more"

These Are The Days - Sugarland
"We can't forget these are the days
Whooooa, whoooa, whoooa, don't be afraid
We can't forget these are the days

Well, it feels like we're living from paycheck to check
And we wake up wondering what might happen next
Yeah, sometimes it feels like we won't make it through
But the hard times pass like the good ones do
Baby, wrap your fingers and hold on tight
I'll be right here beside you tonight

Baby, climb up here, watch the city glow
Let's make a wish on the fireworks below
We're making moments we won't forget
We fill in ones that haven't happened yet."

100 Years - Five for Fighting
'There's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live.

Something To Be Proud Of - Montgomery Gentry
"Dad, I wonder if I ever let you down
If you're ashamed how I turned out
Well, he lowered his voice, then he raised his brow
Said, lemme tell ya right now

That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
You don't need to make a million
Just be thankful to be workin'
If you're doing what you're able
And putting food there on the table
And providing for the family that you love
That's something to be proud of

And if all you ever really do is the best you can
Well, you did it man"

It's A Great Day To Be Alive - Travis Tritt
"And it's a great day to be alive 
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes 
There's some hard times in the neighborhood 
But why can't every day be just this good?"

Okay I have to do a recap of Saturday at Heinz field, but I have to share this picture...
Yeah... I invited one of the Alumni Members to sit with us at lunch!
Do I even need to explain why?
yeah.... I didn't think I needed too... :)

Have a fabulous week!

Take it easy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fantastic Friday

The story begins with a girl trying to be frugal.... I had a cellphone and last summer it began to randomly dial while I was on a call and while it was just sitting on my desk. Which was sweet, because it wasn't even a butt dial but a random call to more than likely only someone I was keeping on my phone so I knew NOT to answer.  Anyways, I was cheap and angry that my phones seem to die prior to the 2 year agreement. February was my renewal date and my phone was still 'working' so I kept going without a contract. Now, I will say, I couldn't talk on the phone for more than about 10 minutes before it would shut off and it could last to about 15 text messages. Finally in June my phone officially died, the screen went on the front and inside... it was a VERY sad day....
Luckily my Brother-In-Law offered me his Droid Incredible. So I've been using it. I love the internet feature, I'm addicted to Words With Friends (eatesalot). But this week, I made a playlist on Pandora from CCR.
OH MY GOODNESS. First off, I love Pandora. Second off, I love Pandora. I haven't used either of my ipods all week for music (other than working out). The playlists have been amazing using CCR. It's also quiet interesting when you listen to songs based on their composition how well they go together... I was shocked to see some of the songs that were being played, like Aerosmith, but it works.

So if you need a new station for Pandora, totally put in CCR. You won't be disappointed!

Have a great weekend! Mine's going to be busy but FUUUUNNN...

Take it easy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I didn't die...

I promise I haven't died.... I have just been crushed lately with personal fun things and work. Boo to the later part of that.

So what's been keeping me busy?
Well I'm still running. A lot. I'm averaging around 20 miles a week. Which I find is good for me. I've gotten better at waking up at 5 and doing the workout.l

Last friday I went to an alumni football game for my high school, The game was against the crosstown rival. Although we lost, it was a good time and I got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen for a while. The saying is true, some things never change.

The on Saturday I put on a bachlorette party for one of my friends. (I'm in the wedding.)
We went to a place close to Pittsburgh and took a pole dancing fitness class. Do it. Don't walk, don't stop for coffee, go take one. I'll tell you what, it was one of the best workouts I've had in a very long time. It was a ton of fun, and the strength that is needed was incredible.  I have a new respect for people who do pole dance, because it is not easy. Heck no.

Sunday was the first day in about 4 months I had NOTHING planned, so I slept, a lot. I actually cleaned my place, all of it.... at once.. While watching all the Harry Potter movies... It was a good day... the best part was when a friend came over and put my BIG air conditioning unit it. I've tried to tough it out, but when your house averages 84-86 at night... you just can't sleep.

This week I watch the Home Run Derby with some old friends.. it was good company, but a boring show.
I had another soccer game, in which we dominated... 9-1. Awe yeah. In fact, after the game the Ref asked me if we had lost yet. I responded with 'No.' He says ' Yeah... I didn't think so.' Not gonna lie, this might be the best team I've ever played on. I am very lucky to be playing with such a talented bunch of girls and who have great personalities. We did laugh, as we are the only team that doesn't bring an entourage, we are also one of the only teams that doesn't stretch or warm-up. We pretty much show up at game time. It works for us.

Wednesday I met up with 2 of whom just moved back to the Pittsburgh area after moving away, getting married, and having a child.  He's one of the cutest little boys I've ever seen. We were at the restaurant for over 2 hours and the boy didn't make a sound, except to laugh. It was such an awesome time. Both of the girls whom I met out I worked with previously. It was a much needed meeting for all involved.

Tonight I'm hitting up jazzercise. I've been so darn busy I've only been going about once a week. Shame on me!

Tomorrow night I'm meeting some friends for a Happy Hour at a German Beer house. yay!

Saturday is the big day at Heinz field for a Women's Steeler Training Camp. SOOO PUMPED!
Then I have a couple parties to attend afterwards..

Sunday I'll be attending a car show my Dad's car club puts on every July.

Then comes monday..

One of my friends last night said ' You are one of the busiest people I know, and you aren't even dating someone, it's just you.' I responded ' Dude, I know. I don't know what to tell you other than I'm just that awesome that everyone wants me around!' Seriously though, things just happen to me. I'll be happy for winter time when I just stay home and watch TV :)

I've also started a craft project..... I'll post it, unless if fails epically.... then I might show it - just to say creating crap isn't easy. We will see.

How's your week going?

Take it easy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire

I seriously cannot believe how fast time is going bye.
Before I know it this week is going to be over and the next will be starting.
The good news, is a dear friend came over last night and installed my big air conditioner. Which means my room wasn't 82 degrees last night! Whoop Whoop.

How pumped are we about the USA Women's Soccer Team. Reminds me.. 'Don't call it a come back.'

"There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who can do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. ...give all our attention to the opportunity before us."
Mark Van Doren

This might be one of my new all-time favorites...
“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: 
Who am I around? 
What are they doing to me? 
What have they got me reading? 
What have they got me saying? 
Where do they have me going? 
What do they have me thinking? 
And most important, what do they have me becoming? 
Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?”
Jim Rohn 

I am not embarrassed to admit that I watched all the Harry Potter's on ABC family yesterday..
One of my favorite quotes...
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." 

Have a good week.
Take it easy.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrate safely!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

Take it easy!