Thursday, June 10, 2010

random randoms

1. haven't spewed my brain onto a blog in so long that it hurts. is there some kind of diagnosis for that? like writer's anorexia? huh? i don't know. (see, i'm in pain)
2. started healthy-eating/ sick-of-hating-my-body/ torture-myself-through-good-old-fashioned-exercise this week. i can't believe how crazy addicted i am to food. and i can't tell you how unfair it is to RUN past costa vida, panda express, papa johns all at lunch time while on a diet. curses!!!
3. so excited for sytycd to be on again. besides food, that show is my #1 addiction. not sure what to think about the whole all-star thing. tonight i realized that something was different (besides the new format). and then it hit me.... NO MARY MURPHY! no screaming like a banshee every 5 seconds. wow. that lady is annoying! i'm sure she'll be back, but i certainly didn't miss her.
4. got my first sunburn last week, and let me tell you i could not be happier about it! i had been suffering from some serious vitamin d deprivation! summer is here!! hallelujah!
5. anyone know what to do with a garden? i have rhubarb, arugula and parsley growing like weeds - literally. we don't eat any of that stuff (the landlord planted it) but i'm pretty sure i should, i don't know, harvest it somehow? i'm so lost.
6. stay tuned for more adventures in gardening.
7. i have the cutest boys ever. yes, they are little rascals and have me saying "i'm going to go crazy!" all day long... but they are pretty dang cute. saves their hides daily.
8. do i sound cranky? dieting makes me cranky. which is why i usually don't do it. which is why i need to. but hey - i've run 9 miles already this week (after not running at all for like 5 months!) and lost 4 lbs. i'll take it!
9. my one year anniversary of Allora Handmade is about a month away. i can't believe what a crazy year it's been. i hit 400 sales on etsy last week!  i've learned a lot, but man... i'm tired! i'm slowing down a little this summer so i can refocus on my family and my health.
10. i'm having a major hair dilemma. got it highlighted to cover the gray (yes, i'm that old) but the color RUINED my curls. i want to cry! and i now realize how spoiled i've been all these years not having to do my hair everyday. i want my curls back! but i'm afraid it's going to be curly gray hair or straight not gray hair.  boo - hoo!!! what's your vote?
wanna see some wicked sweet hair?

oh, those curls! to.die.for.


Melissa said...

Wow Jess. Two months without a blog post is a lot! You've been busy. No you don't sound cranky and yes Mary Murphy is annoying. SYTYCD is my #2 addiction (sorry, chocolate still wins out for #1) and I've been to the set three times to see it taped. Wowza. I can't get enough. It makes me want to be healthy when I see these youngin's move. :D Take care and congratulations on your Allorahandmade anniversary!

PDCScarbroughpage said...

Definately munch on rhubarb with sugar, or make strawberry rhubarb pie! Arugula- SALAD, millions of them have it. Parsley- everything! I put it in so many things, chop it up fine and put it in any casserole or italian food and it will work! I'm working on having an "open" relationship with food- we're WAY too close. =) Good job running. Your boys are so cute- and I'm so sorry about your hair!

Madsen Family said...

i've missed you. seriously. i'm clearly not as busy as you since i've been checking your blog daily, waiting for an update. i love you enough to tell you that you can't have gray hair at 30. straight hair ain't so bad. i've had it for 30 plus years and i like it. i really can't believe your curls are gone forever, though. that would be tragic. but again, so would gray hair at 30. o's hair is seriously to die for. when i see that, i do lament the straightness of my hair.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

whatever you do don't let your kiddos pick the rhubarb leaves, they are VERY VERY poisionous, but it makes yummy rhubarb crunch!!!!
and I am sad about your curls for you, BOO!!

Michelle said...

thanks for the update! And Owie's curls? To die for!

Suedy said...

jess - my mom just got some natural hair dye (after doing henna for years) at whole foods. it may be the chemicals in the hair dye killing your curls, so maybe going natural will help that?? and yes, argula for salads - it's yummy! owen is getting so big! more pics please! xo

Dave and Candace said...

Yep, I do love Owen's curls. It was so fun to see you the other day!