Because I'm Terrible at Scrapbooks

The One Where I Got a New Purse & Look Ahead

It’s Monday, but my days feel completely thrown off between last week’s holiday and this one.

I came into work last Thursday and Friday, which was a bit of a joke since the entire world took off those days.  Do you know who works the day after Christmas?

Schmucks.

Schmucks work the day after Christmas.

Or people like me who took the first part of the week off and had to cover for others taking the second half off since they covered to me (which makes perfect sense and is not Schmuck-y at all smile ).

I’m working half a day today, off tomorrow and Wednesday, and then coming in Thursday and Friday.

These middle of the week holidays really confuse everything.

Or just me.

They confuse me.

It feels funny doing a weekend recap today, because I feel like, aside from this half day work interruption, I’m only midway through my weekend. 

Plus, I feel like I’ve been posting nothing BUT weekly updates.

Enough already!

Well…enough starting after this one.

And tomorrow’s post.

But after that, I promise no more boring weekly updates.

Sheesh, who do I think I am!?

My Friday work day was long and slow (see above). 

After work, I went to Dustee’s to spend a gift card I got for Christmas. I like that place SO much, but rarely shop there.

If you’re not familiar, Dustee’s is a giant jewelry/accessory store. I guess you could compare it to a slightly grown-up version of Claire’s. it’s also very overwhelming! So many choices. It’s like a mini crisis trying to shop there and just make a decision already!

I ended up with a pair of earrings and two necklace/earring sets. Everything was 20% off, so that was even better!

Earrings

New necklace!

New necklace!

The night was pretty standard. Will actually ended up working a little Saturday morning, so we just continued to clean out the fridge to finish up more Christmas leftovers and junk while catching up on some of our shows.

We’re very exciting people.

After Will went to work on Saturday, I hit the gym. I go early and always have it to myself, except I didn’t. Close to ten people were in and out while I was there. Crazy!

I usually like to fan out and do a leg circuit- totally taking full ownership of almost every lower body piece of equipment in the gym. Only, yeah, that’s not exactly the best gym etiquette, right? smile So, instead I totally changed it up.

And can barely walk today.

I’m doing a cycle of creatine this winter, and I cannot convey to you how super the results have been just after these last two weeks. I noticed huge changes in my strength and endurance Saturday. I focused on lifting heavy and really feeling each and every repetition. It was a great workout.

The rest of the morning was a much needed cleaning day. I hadn’t cleaned in like three weeks, so I was overdue. My in-laws are coming to stay with us tonight, so I had to scour from top to bottom!

That took all morning! Once Will got home, I got around and we went to the unhappiest place on earth.

The mall.

Have I ever told you guys that I’m not a huge fan of going to the mall?

I know, I know, what kind of woman says that?

I do.

Perhaps I will devote an entire post to why I hate going to the mall, but since this is a recap, I’ll just leave it be.

As anticipated, it was an absolute zoo with post-Christmas shoppers.

I had to exchange the purse my parents got me for something a little less purple. Bless her heart, when my mom bought it, it looked pink on the screen. However, when it came in, it was pretty wild looking!

So, I battled the crowd in hopes of finding the perfect purse and exchanging it.

Only… shopping for a purse is like a major commitment. At least for me it is. I buy a purse, run it into the ground, and never change it out for the entire time I own it.

And eventually people have to have an intervention so I throw it away and get a new one.

That’s sort of how the cycle goes.

I’m so grown up.

Anyway, it was an absolutely overwhelming process. By the time I got to one end of the store, I totally forgot about the purses I did or didn’t like on the other side.

Madness.

Will followed me around like a puppy the whole time, trying his best to help me along the way.

But really? God love him, I really just wanted to tape his mouth shut.

A woman should never go purse shopping with her husband. It just adds to the stress.

The mall was packed, I had far too many choices, I was hungry, and irritable.

The perfect storm.

Soooo, like six years ago my mom bought me gorgeous and very expensive Gucci purse as part of yet another purse intervention.

Only, it just felt “wrong” using it. One, it seems way too fancy for the abuse I put my bags through, and two, it’s sort of small.

Um, well small for me. Not for a normal person.

I like a freaking suitcase.

You never know when you’re going to need a whistle, plastic spoon, full size umbrella, or copy of the Constitution.

(Yes, all real things that have taken up residence in my purse at one point or another… Just call me Mary Poppins. Sheesh!)

Anyway…after walking around and around for half an hour I realized I could stay there another three hours and probably never make a decision.

So I finally decided to just get a new wallet and give the Gucci one a go.

Besides, I’m 30 now.

I’m way more grown up and organized and can totally handle a teeny tiny grown up purse, right?

Anyway…

I picked out this Jessica Simpson wallet and definitely feel like it was a good buy. It has two separate compartments. One for cards, and one for money. Lots of space and very functional. Win! And, it was 20% off. Double win!

New wallet

The rest of Saturday was a bit of a blur after that…

It was late afternoon, so we ran a few errands and came home!

Before long, it was time for dinner. I made a quick trip to pick up Buffalo Wild Wings for Will and Panera Bread for me. When I got home, it was time to watch the UFC fights!

I cannot believe I just said that, and I cannot believe that an exclamation point followed the statement.

We got sucked in a little last year when Fox showed some free fights, and then we ended up watching the Ultimate Fighter this season. The whole Rousey/Tate rivalry was really intense, so we knew we would probably end up watching their fight to see what happened.

The fights did not disappoint! Did I really just say that?

Sunday ended up being a church online day, for no good reason really. The rest of the day was equally lazy.

I usually do all my prep for the week and finish doing laundry and chores, but with the holidays my whole schedule has been thrown off! I didn’t do any food prep this week since we still have so much crap to get rid of, but I did manage to do some laundry and dishes. Will watched football while I got some of my posts ready for the week, and that was about it! Very exciting. smile

I did manage to get to the gym to hit back, biceps, and shoulders. Just like Saturday, my workout was super. I love being able to see my strength gains and really feel a difference in how my body responds.

Oh I do actually have exciting news! I did change out my purse today.

Check out how terrible the handles on mine were:

Time to throw this old hag bag away

Really!?! time to throw this old hag bag away

In my defense, the purse part was still in great shape.

I sound like such an addict.

The change out was really intense. I stood over the counter trying to determine what was going to make the cut and what wasn’t (and no, the whistle, Constitution, and umbrella did not make the cut. smile)

I can no longer tote my 27 lipsticks and glosses, but hey, I guess now that I’m old and mature I should be able to nail down a color each morning, bring that one and only one with me, and commit.

Duh.

new purse

For some reason, it looks blue but it’s not. It’s black.

And now back to work today…sort of. Half a day today, and then off Tuesday and Wednesday. The recent ice storm hurt our poor tree, so Will’s parents are coming up tonight to stay with us so the guys can do some surgery.

We’re going to Eischen’s tonight for dinner. It’s sort of famous in the OKC area for having amazing chicken. The only problem is that there’s only like 5 things on the menu…and none of them are healthy let alone vegan friendly. Awesome! I’m going to be a trooper and positive, but I have no idea what I’m going to do other than eating real food before and then maybe getting some okra when I’m there.

No real meals to share this week since we’re having company tonight and NYE and Day this week. I do, however, plan on keeping my food way cleaner and healthier than the last seven days. I have a freezer full of veggies that I am going to load on my plate throughout the week.

As for workouts, I did cardio today and will also do the following:

Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps & Cardio
Thursday: Off
Saturday: Legs & Cardio
Sunday: Back, Biceps, & Shoulders

Now for posts.

Here’s a look at what we’ll be chatting about this week!

-2013 in Review
-New Year’s Make a Change Workout
-Favorites
And more!

Check in this week! Hope you had a great last weekend of 2013!

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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