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Starbucks iBooks, The Bachelor Blog & Weekly Workout Recap

A few weeks ago Kris and I stopped at Starbucks in the grocery store while we were running some errands, and at the end of the coffee prep bar there was a little holder with a bunch of these cards:


I had no idea that Starbucks had a ‘Pick of the Week’ free ebook, but I am loving it!  This evening I finally got around to downloading this gem and after taking a quick browse through it I think I’m really going to enjoy reading it.  Not bad for a free book, eh?

Last week I also discovered this awesome blog by Chris Soules, this season’s Bachelor.  Am I the only one who didn’t know this was a thing?? Either way, I think it’s hilarious to read what Chris has to say after seeing the show as it is aired. I haven’t read this week’s post yet, but I think this makes me like him even more (if that was even possible).


And now for the weekly workout recap:

Sunday – rest

Monday – rest

Tuesday – rest

Wednesday – rest

Thursday – PiYo

Friday – EFX

Saturday –skiing

Definitely not my best week ever, but sometimes life just gets in the way.  I’m going to have to seriously pick up my game to prepare for the half marathon.  But I am super excited for the Cupid Dash 5k on Saturday!!


Cuteness Aggression

Hello, hello! I hope you had a great Tuesday!

It was a busy one for me! I have been working late recently (ahhh the glamorous life of an accountant at year-end), so I have not been very good about getting my workouts in.  I actually visited my parents last night and woke up bright and early at 5am this morning to hit a spinning class, but my plans were soon crushed by a snow storm and a bevy of accidents.  A 30-40 minute drive turned into a treacherous 2 hour event.  So needless to say… I was lucky I even made it to work on time, let alone the gym.  Hopefully tomorrow will be my day!

On the plus side, mom made a mean chicken salad for dinner last night:


Mixed greens, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, blue cheese crumbles, and thousand island dressing. mmmmm.  She has definitely mastered the art of cooking/baking and food presentation.  She’s a rockstar in the kitchen.  I can only hope it’s a genetic trait 🙂

But on to the title of this post.  Have you ever seen something so cute that you just want to rub it’s fuzzy little ears all over your face and squeeze it to death?  (I know, it sounds terrible).  Almira from Looney Tunes, anyone?

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Well, I experience this feeling A LOT. I even get sad cuteness aggression, like this evening when I came home to change my clothes and saw this little B toy laying on my bed:


B is at my parents’ this evening, since she needs more exercise and loving than I can give her during the week with work.  So she gets to hang out with her brother Bear and Mammy during the day:

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But for some reason, I just came home and saw her little toy on the bed and it makes me so sad because it is so cute.  Does that even make sense??? I used to think maybe I was just a little crazy (the jury’s still out), until one day I saw something that changed everything.  An UberFacts tweet.


OK. Full disclosure, I have no idea who validates some of these Uber “Facts”.  But I choose to believe this is absolutely true.  So there you have it, cuteness aggression is real.  My name is Shae, and I have a problem.

Now to tackle this 3 hour Bachelor season premier.  I love farmer Chris.  However, they have built him up so much that I’m feeling a little skeptical.  I really hope I can continue to love him from afar after “getting to know” his Bachelor persona.