Things Making Me Smile

Happy Friday everyone! It happens to be my Friday as well though I have to work 4-12, but I have the next two days off. I have my in-laws kitchen to paint. I am hoping to get to work on it tomorrow or maybe even today. I have been putting it off all week because I just needed a break after we ran around every day last week.

My doctor's appointment went well. We are going to try something to see if it helps with things. I have to say that I love my doctor. I just feel so comfortable talking to her and she is very helpful when I need advice or answers.

Summer Challenges
I have been staying motivated with Jasmine's Summer Challenge. I love having a partner to email back and forth with. I have been doing pretty well. I am definitely a stress eater so I have been working on that. I am also giving up soda starting today. I don't drink much to begin with, but I am giving up my one Diet Pepsi a day. I am going to start drinking more water again. I feel like I have not been getting enough plain water.

Free Vegetables & Eggs
A coworker brought in extra zucchini he had from his garden so I took a few home. I shredded it yesterday with my food process - SOOOOO much easier! I portion out 2 cups per bag and freeze. This way I can make 2 loaves of bread whenever the mood strikes - most recipes call for 1 cup of zucchini. It is a great way to not waste your extra zucchini.
The other night my neighbor had some extra eggs and veggies and gave me some. Sure, I will take a dozen fresh eggs. Mason loves her chickens. He points to them and calls then "buck bucks." He even crouched down, held his hand out, and tried to get them to come to him like you would a cat.

Yogurt Love
I love that Mason wants yogurt for a snack. He went right to the fridge and pointed to it and the Oatmeal squares on the counter for his lunch yesterday. I take off his clothes when he eats it because he tends to make a mess.

Mason Sleeping 
I love the sight of Mason sleeping. The problem is he has been sleeping in my bed in the mornings. I even came home Wednesday night at midnight to find him in bed with Tim. It was cute, but I moved him out of the way so I could go to sleep. He has been terrible about his sleeping the last few nights. He wakes up crying or rubbing his eyes. I am not sure if it is allergies (Tim has been having a terrible time with his). 
Yesterday morning at about 5 he woke up crying and when I went in to see if Tim was having any luck he said Mason kept grabbing his pillow and his blanket to go somewhere. So me not thinking straight and wanting to go back to bed brought him in bed with me. 
I just want him to sleep through the night again. 

GYSTS Starts Monday
I am so excited to start this challenge. I will post a little collage of the prizes up for grabs throughout the month and the big prize package at the end of the month. How is that for a little motivation?

Also do not forget the Dietbet that starts on Wednesday. Got here ---> http://dietbet.com/gysts14
If we can get over 100 people involved in the bet I will through in a prize for those participants as well. Invite your friends, families, and random people.

Let's make September count and erase what happened over the summer! Use the hashtag #GYSTS14 on Instagram so I can see everyone participating in the challenge!

Happy Friday!

Any fun plans for this weekend? It is a three day weekend for many of you. 

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  1. You hit the mother load with all the free goodies you've received! There is nothing I love more than some yummy farm fresh eggs. I'm jealous right now. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

  2. Yumm the eggs makes me so excited…bummer my chicks won't be laying until Jan or Feb :) oh the anticipation!