My "Other" Blog
It’s only a few days old but maps back to Day 1 (today is day 10) of the start of my attempt at the Paleo Diet. Yes, Paleo lifestyle sounds better…let’s not get ahead of ourselves. :) If you’re curious, check it out: http://brookhferg.tumblr.com/ Besides that I’ve been so crazy busy with work. I have a new niece, Hadley, born this past Sunday. Some close friends...
hatesthesoundgoodbyesmake asked: "Holiday blues" summed up every single thing I have been feeling since September. I hurt every single second of every day knowing that I can't talk to my Papa anymore. I'm not even sure that I know how to handle it. .. Even now, 3 months later. He was my rock. My shield. My favorite Cowboy. I fear for a world without him.. Reading that made me feel a little better. I know that...
15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy →
Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many th
I have to say it.
The whole Marriage Equality vs. Protect Marriage argument just frustrates me. I am a straight woman, married to a straight man, with a Christian family, values, beliefs, all that. I believe in love. It comes in many forms. And it is beautiful and painful and frustrating and amazing and deadly and rare and true. It is all of that and so much more, and it exists between a man and a woman, two...
April showers bring... pure exhaustion
4 days ‘til End of Quarter (I can breathe. and sleep) 4 days ‘til Vegas! (forget the sleep part…) 13 days ‘til NYC for SugarCon 18 days ‘til Charleston for Linc/Linds wedding 21 days ‘til Tax Day (and I haven’t even started my taxes) :( 26 days ‘til Mike & Jess’s Raleigh baby shower 32 days ‘til girls weekend with my Mom, sis-in-law,...
11 Horrifying Facts About Your Fresh Groceries →
I never want to eat again. (until tomorrow when I’m hungry…)
Quick, Easy, & CLEAN lunch or dinner: Avocado Chicken Salad 1 Chicken Breast (I used meat from a store-bought Rotisserie chicken) 1 Avocado, cubed 1/2 Onion, diced Juice from 1 Lime Chopped shredded carrots, to taste Chopped Cilantro, to taste Salt & Pepper, to taste Mix up, serve over a bed of lettuce, with veggies as a dip, or in lettuce wraps. Very good, filling, and packed with...
Maybe the best thing I've ever seen. Ever. →
History of Hip Hop with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Happy Friday!
10 hours until Houston 2 days until the weekend 6 days until Jim’s 30th birthday (which he’ll be out of town for) 14 days until closing on our house!! :) 15 days until moving/family weekend 1 month until my Mom’s birthday 43 days until Vegas 50 days until Asheville for Patti’s bachelorette 53 days until NYC 57 days until Charleston for Linc/Linds’ wedding 148 days...
News & Observer Article - KK Challenge →
HAHA apparently I am a “pounder”, even though they spelled my name wrong. :) Of all the funny things I said to that reporter…and she picked THAT to say? Ha.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not...– Thomas Merton - No Man Is An Island
The latest recipes I’ve tried haven’t been super healthy, but they’ve been delicious: Baked Sweet Onion Cheddar Dip - Delish. Add the optional curry powder. Melt In Your Mouth Chicken - Substitute the mayo with Greek yogurt… Lightened Jalapeno Popper Dip - This one is good, but has little/no kick. I think next time I’ll leave some of the seeds in, and add some...
January (and even December) has been insanely busy, but all the good kind of busy. - We’re buying a house!! Pretty much our dream house. Closing Feb 28 :) - Company restructuring… new regions, different structure, fancy new title, lost some folks, will be hiring - sales folks send me your res. - End of year followed by a Q1 that was just as slammed - Plenty of work travel - My brother...
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is...– N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
Here’s a random smattering of recipes I’ve tried lately: Melt In Your Mouth Chicken: this was delicious and easy. It’s similar to another recipe out there with a mayo base but much healthier with the Greek yogurt as the main sauce/rub ingredient. Perfect for a healthy dinner that doesn’t require much effort. Refreshing Quinoa Salad: easy but not super-quick due to all...