Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Good Thursday morning!

I've been feeling a bit all over the place this week (a Monday off will do that to me), so I think that calls for a Thinking Out Loud post today.  I'm linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons.  Head over to her blog to check out other bloggers' random thoughts!
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So, let's just jump right on in to some random thoughts that I have today.

1. I was really, really excited to go home this past weekend, and I had a great time!
From the left: Mom, Joe, me, Sara (sis-in-law), Eric (brother), Dad
I don't think I've been so excited to go up to Virginia as I was this past weekend.  Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones or me getting all sentimental, but I've been missing my family lately and wishing I was closer to them.  The visit up there was at the perfect time, and I really had a lot of fun!

I also got a really cool sunset picture from the plane on Friday.
I meant to Instagram this as soon as we landed, but how cool is this picture of the sun setting from the plane?  It lasted for a while (probably because we were heading west), and I think Joe and I both really enjoyed looking out the window at this beautiful site.

2. I'm not sure why, but blogging has not been on my list on things to do in the evening.
I think I'm "nesting" because the only things I want to do when I get home are take care of Tequila and get things done around the house (oh, and relax on the couch of course).  My regular routine has been a little off since getting back to school this January, so maybe that's contributing to it.  Hopefully, I'll get back into a regular blogging schedule soon!  Until then, I will definitely try to get three posts a week up (at the very least).

3. My first baby shower is this weekend!
My boss is throwing me a baby shower on Saturday, and I'm really excited for it!  She's really kept it hush-hush, so I don't know what to expect!  In fact, I don't even know when I'm supposed to be there, or where I'm supposed to be exactly.  I'm going to figure that out today, though :)

4. When shopping this weekend, I had a random craving.

That's right, walking down the cereal aisle, I spotted my childhood favorite cereal and had to buy it.  Fruity Peebles!  I've been enjoying them as an afternoon snack and dessert after dinner.  I know they aren't the best for me, but there are certainly worse things I could be eating!  Plus, Baby Fish has been wanting them, so who am I to say no to his/her wishes (at least, I'll blame it on him/her!)?

5.  There's a race in Daytona this weekend, and it's making EVERYTHING packed.
I went to Starbucks this morning, and I waited in there for about 15 minutes when normally I'm the only one in there!  I was wondering why it was so busy, and then I noticed all the car/racing jackets.  I guess we'll just be staying in this weekend to avoid all the craziness!

6. A math teacher resigned at one of my schools this week.
I came in Wednesday morning to the news that a teacher up and resigned effective immediately!  I did a lot of scrambling around yesterday trying to figure out how best to handle the situation.  Hopefully we'll be able to find someone to fill the vacancy ASAP, but until then, I just might be teaching a section of Pre-Calculus (exciting!) and doing some grading.  I just feel so bad for those kids!

7. I made my return to BodyPUMP last night and got to do the new release!
I LOVE the first time that I try the new release of BodyPUMP.  I really, really love the moves that we do in this release.  Plus, the chest track is a song called "The Phoenix" by Fall Out Boy, and it rocks!  I love running to this song, and it is PERFECT for the chest track.  I was singing and dancing to it the whole time I was laying on my bench.  If you haven't done the new release (I think it's 92), get to your gym ASAP!  It's really fun stuff!

8.  Tequila has been getting a little more territorial lately.

Just looking all cute :)
If anyone is a dog whisperer, can you give me suggestions to help this stop?  She's been getting a little more territorial when with other dogs and with Pablo (our cat).  Normally she gets protective of her food by just going over to her bowl if something gets close to it, but recently, it hasnt' necessarily been food-related.  This weekend, the people watching her said that she was growling at Fin, her boyfriend, and she's never done that before!  Any tips or suggestions would be helpful :) 

Ok, time to head on to work!  Feel free to think out loud in the comments below with some of your random thoughts!

Question for you: How can I get Tequila to stop being so territorial?  What are some of your random thoughts today?


  1. I'm not so sure about Tequila since we've never had a super territorial dog (we tend to get wimps!), but we did have one foster dog who would get barky/growly when new people came in. We would just give them a treat to give her and she'd calm right now. It's like she now understood they were ok.

    1. Hmmm I'll have to see how that might work with other dogs...I just don't want people to think she's a mean dog when really she's just a sweetie!