Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.

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I am beyond excited to be going back to Ohio today! So excited to share in my friends special day and see him enter a new chapter in his life. He has a very special place in my heart for helping me get out of some dark times in college.

To the Groom:

You are one of the most amazing people I have ever met. The joy in your face all the time is enough to make any girl fall in love with you. It’s just a shame you don’t like girls. hah I was swept up in your charm from the very first day you smiled and introduced yourself, when we both had moved in the middle of the year to Hoover hall. We came to find out we had the same major and even some classes together. I will never forget all the late nights studying together, making up songs about animal anatomy and that stupid cat we dissected. We made each other smile when we were down and got through some tough times and relationships together. Even though we are far apart now I know you will always be there for me and I hope you know I am always here for you. I am very proud of the wonderful doctor you have become. You brought me up when I was down and I’ll always love you for that. I am beyond ecstatic that you found your person. There is no one who deserves it more.  I hope you bring each other up when one is down. Fight for what you have if one feels lost. Be patient and kind with one another. Never forget what brought you together in the first place. I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world and can’t wait to celebrate your special day together.

Love-

M

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Alabama Plague Part Deux

Hello All.

Today I opened our windows and it was amazing. I am currently recuperating from what I have fondly named the Alabama plague part deux. Which has been an excellent round two of fevers, swollen lymph nodes and all around lazing in bed all day. I decided to go to the doctors in a mission to kill all germs hoarding in my body. Man did I succeed! The lovely nurse practitioner gave me two shots of antibiotics and steroids in my hip and sent me packing with three prescriptions. Now two days later I feel amazing! My energy is back up and all symptoms of the plague are gone. YAY!

A few weeks ago team A & M (andy & mauri) started training for the Magic City half Marathon this November. Man has it been a struggle. The heat and humidity down here is terrible for training. I have been lucky to hobble my way through three miles lately. Today the weather has seemed to break and I am hoping for some easier runs in the future.

The one positive note on running is that with very generous gifts from my family for my birthday I have purchased a GPS watch! I have only been able to use it once because of the plague but I absolutely love it. After a lot of research I ended up going with the Tomtom multisport. It’s great for triathletes on a budget and can measure distance and heart rate for all three sports. I am really hoping to up my game this year with some heart rate training.

Side life update I have started a second job at Pier 1 on top of babysitting. Still looking for my next career move but in the mean time this will help our income tremendously! Now that we have money coming in I should be able to start my long list of projects around the apartment. Super excited!

I am going to do a lovely post on Paleo in the near future but to hold you over till then here is my favorite recipe so far!
Apple Streusel Egg Muffins!
This recipe is courtesy of Diane Sanfilippo from her book practical Paleo. The recipe is super easy and delicious and her website is filled with great paleo advice!

-M