shiver me timbers!

Never underestimate the power of music. It can lift your spirits almost immediately. For those of you that listen to the radio on your morning commute, I suggest you stop. The radio is full of people complaining about what day it is, about going to work, about the junk that is going on in the world – not a very nice way to start your day. Put on music that honestly makes you happy. Take few moments to relax and enjoy yourself, it’ll make a world of difference.

My happiness today was provided by The Postal Service. Their only album, Give Up is by far my most favorite thing in this world.

I’m glad I took those 20 minutes to relax, for today is proving to be quite hectic. Bleck.

in other news….
I had a pretty great weekend.

Started off with a five mile run Friday night. I was so motivated all day by other healthy/runner blogs I follow, I couldn’t wait to get to it.

I couldn’t tell you the last time I ran five miles, I want to say it was late last year. I took it slow to preserve my energy to get through it. I aimed for 52 minutes but came in at 53 (~10.60/mile). Finishing is more important, but I really must work on my speed. After an injury that took me out for a few days, I say I did good!

Paparazzo kept me company.

Refueled with some delicious pasta and salad. Yums.

Saturday morning I made pumpkin oatmeal. Since I had that pumpkin left over from the biscuits I decided to use a bit in my morning cereal. I must say, it was pretty tasty.

  • 1/2 c. Quaker Multi Grain Hot Cereal
  • 3/4 c. water
  • pumpkin puree
  • brown sugar
  • dash cinnamon

Make oatmeal according to directions and add flavors to taste.

It’s hard to tell, but there is a delicious orange hue.

This also got me thinking about pumpkin oatmeal cookies. Definitely keep an eye out for those in the future.

sunday funday.
The gang hosted a Pirate Scavenger Hunt/Goonies Party yesterday to celebrate the hostess’ trip to Oregon and Talk Like a Pirate day on September 19. I say, success! Seems everyone involved had a fun time. Clues were hidden all over Mayfield Village, and they were all Pirate/Goonie themed with a Back to the Future/DeLorean clue thrown in there (I mean if you have a DeLorean parked by your house, you must take advantage.)

A scavenger hunt is a great idea for a party. Gets people moving and laughing, with lots of silly photos…

best. picture. ever.
thanks friends!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is only 6 days away! How will you celebrate?


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