Tuesday, March 30, 2010

35. Try 5 new recipes. (2/5)

Made crockpot chili! I got a recipe off the internet and it is in my crockpot now! I will cook it overnight and hopefully awake to the delightful aroma of yumminess

•2 lbs. ground chuck
•1 cup chopped onion
•1 green pepper, chopped
•2 to 3 ribs celery, chopped
•1 large (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
•1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
•2 cans kidney or pinto beans, drained
•1 tsp. pepper
•3 tsp. chili powder
•1 tsp. garlic salt


In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker; cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours on LOW, or until done.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

75. Visit my mom-mom 5 times, unrelated to family gatherings (2/5)

The parents and I went out to visit my grandmother for lunch for her BIRTHDAY! She turned 84 today :) Happy Birthday Mom-Mom!

Surprise 80th Birthday Party with 6 of 9 grandchildren

Saturday, March 27, 2010

24. Complete four 5ks (1/4)

First 5k- CHECK!

I was more nervous than I wanted to let on. I knew I would be insanely disappointed in myself if I stopped before it was finished. THe first mile was SO EASY. Everyone was running super fast and my dad got swept off with the crowd (reflected in the fact that he ran a 9:48 first mile and then a 14 minute second mile lol) but I just kept my pace. I knew if I went too fast at the beginning, I would burn out. I kept my pace pretty much the whole time. First mile was 11:30 I think, 2nd was 25:05, and then I finished at 38:05 at 3.1 miles......so I did an expected slow down but nothing crazy. I know I am not fast, but throughout the race, I never ONCE thought I couldn't finish. I w ould like to improve my time a little bit, but i am not really all that concerned about it. I finished and that's what matters :)

It wass SO COLD in the morning, so I layered up. It hadnt warmed up before we started, so I ran in full sweats and layers.....I was so hot by the end! Hopefully the future ones will be better.....I dont mind a sweatshirt but the sweatpants were hot!

Official time was posted as 38:05 and I was 264 of 374 runners I think.

Friday, March 26, 2010

89. Send WOL care packages/cards (1/5)

I just sent my amazing friend, Leah, a present! She is about to be a mommy and just found out she has preeclampsia at 26 weeks 4 days. She is in the hospital til her little man comes, which will be in the next 5 weeks. The night before she got admitted to the hospital, I decided to buy her a present for being a soon to be mama :)

71. Save a dollar for every task I complete, for a shopping excursion when I am done.

I just popped $5 into savings for my COMPLETELY completed tasks :)

39. Buy someone a gift for no reason.

I just popped 2 presents in the mail for my favorite Salisbury loves :) I was going to wait for a reason to gift them, but I decided to just send them anyway! They should get them on Monday.

For Kristianna

Can't find the thing I got for Bre.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

53. Run 210 miles in 2010 (25/210)

Guesstimating low, I think I am up to 25 miles! I am probably higher, but I suck at keeping track haha. So yayyyy for 25 miles! I only started officially counting when I started my 101, so I actually have ran more in 2010. Buttttt, here's to running 210 in 2010!

46. Watch 52 movies I've never seen, one per week (2/52)

Last week, I saw The Incredibles for the first time. It was great! I can't believe I have never seen it before!

I also watched Up In The Air with George Clooney. It was pretty good, a little depressing but overall a good movie.

8. Get a puppy

Well, it's with a heavy heart I write this blog entry.

I got a puppy on March 14. She was a beagle mix from a rescue and was 8 weeks old on March 16. I kept her for 5 days, and then took her back to the rescue. She was an amazing little girl, and it is making me sad to write this.

Delaney was a great puppy. She was rambunctious but curled up to nap all the time. She was mastering potty training pretty well and ate like a little horse. She has this great little attitude.....she got annoyed when I didn't let her wander wherever she wanted and would turn around and look at me and yank her head away. She was the perfect puppy for me......at the wrong time. She was just too much for me. Unfortunately, it took getting a puppy for me to realize I am not ready for the responsibility or committment. My heart broke into 1000 little pieces when I took her back.

I know it was the right choice for her and for me. She deserved someone who had more time to devote to her and someone who had more time they WANTED to devote to her. If I had had a partner in this, it would have been different. But being tied to my apartment and a little life was too much for me.

I miss her a lot, but I know it would have been the ultimate selfish act to keep her cause I was too weak to say goodbye.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

35. Try 5 new recipes. (1/5)

I tried a new meatloaf recipe! My amazing friend Jamie gave me the recipe and it was delicious! And super easy

  • 2 lbs of ground beef (I used turkey and it tasted completely the same)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 box of stuffing (I used chicken flavor and the first time I ate it it really threw me off haha. I might try it with non-flavored stuffing next time)
  • Some amount of barbecue sauce, put in whatever you want haha. And then spread it across the top before you put it in the oven.
Mix it all together like you would a meatloaf (I will be purchasing gloves the next time I try it haha) and either form it into a loaf, or be cool like me and make meatloaf "brownie" as my mom called it. I took a 9x9 glass baking dish and mushed it in haha. It came out delicious! Cook for an hour and done!

Oh and if you are cooking for one.....cut the recipe in half!!! I made it a week ago and am STILL eating meatloaf haha. I froze some of it

Thank you Jamie!

6. Finish the curtains for my living room

As of Sunday, my mom and I finished my living room curtains! They still need hemming but they look great! I need to rig something up, cause the tension rod for the BIG window is sagging. But the window frame is metal so I cant put one of those drilled hooks in it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

53. Run 210 miles in 2010 (8/210)

I am up to about 8 miles since I started this. Before that, I probably ran 15-20 miles, but I am gonna stick with the number since I started thtis. I am estimating low, it's possible I am up to 10 miles. However, I don't wanna fake it so I am gonna estimate low.

23. See a dermatologist.

Tomorrow, I have an 11 am appointment at the dermatologist. First time in my adult life to go to the derm, the last time I think was 15 and the guy has since retired. I am getting a full body scan and I know this is something I need to do, because I really see my body as skin cancer waiting to happen. After 6 summers spending 40+ hours a week in the sun, with minimal sun screen, it will be a miracle. But thinking it will happen and actually getting skin cancer are two different things, so I am a bit nervous to go to the dermatologist tomorrow. However, it is a NECESSARY thing to ensure my health.

16. Go to mass 5 times, unprovoked (not Christmas/Easter) (1/5)

I went to mass on Sunday with my mom, before we headed off to the parish Chicken Dinner, where we are minions for the day. My mom flours chickens and I help make carry out tick. I always stay the night at my parents before the Chicken Dinner, so that we can get up super early and hit 7 am mass. TRUE, my mom could go the night before and I could go if I felt like it the night before, BUT then we would never be on time to help with Chicken Dinner haha.

So one down!