Single Arm Hang Snatch…that exercise name just makes me laugh

Today was CRAZY busy. As crazy busy as it can get for an unemployed immigrant such as myself.

  • I cleaned
  • I cooked
  • I cleaned some more
  • I did homework
  • I searched for wedding venues
  • I called American insurance billing companies because my former employer in the statesĀ stillĀ hasn’t fixed my claims
  • I worked out
  • I played with the dog
  • I cleaned even more

Let’s get in to more detail: I cleaned the bathrooms and almost threw up. I rearranged the bed in our room and found KitKat wrappers and a bra under the bed. Weird. I read about Consumer Behavior (as if I haven’t taken enough courses on this topic in Undergrad). I sent tons of emails to venues to see if they’re available for the date we want. I got put on hold on my long distance phone calls, only to have no resolution. I did a killer sweaty workout. I smacked the dog around a bit (and by ‘smacked’ I mean I pet her and played with her toy and carried her around like a baby). I mopped the kitchen floor.


Lemme fill you in on this killer workout.

I started like this:

Layla and I were ready to get our sweat on. And get our sweat on we did.

The exercises:

  • 5 pushups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 15 situps
  • 20 squats

Repeat 10 times through for time.

My time:

And I ended up looking like this

And since I felt obligated to work it a little more, I did this:

  • 12 bicep curls
  • 12 lateral raises
  • 12 hammer curls
  • 12 single arm hang snatch (for each arm)—-> seriously, I chuckled for a good 5 min when I typed this
  • 12 dumbbell punches (L+R=1)

And now it is time to shower and situate myself on the stability ball for a little ab action while watching The Bachelorette!

*Note: I hate the show, and I really don’t care for the actual Bachelorette, but I love to watch how chee-ee-eesy those boys can get. Does anyone else get really bothered by Emily’s mouth? Her teeth are weird.

Back to school blues

Who loves farmers markets?
Jen loves farmers markets.
Is it true?
I do I do I do-oo-oo!

I picked up lots of sweet goodies.
A bag full of apricots

A jug of real Canadian maple syrup (unREAL!!!)

And some local creamed honey


Since I obviously tasted everything at the market, I had to counter the sweet with something savory. So I made pizzas. I got the dough ready while I ran to the store for a couple of things.

Tyler’s pizza: pepperoni, chicken, green olives and red peppers.

My pizza: bacon, portobello mushrooms and sliced apricots.

They turned out delicious!

It was silent for about 15 minutes while we were both devouring our meals

There is a TON left over. Aka: my lunches for the next week or so. My ‘happy for pizza’ face

Layla’s ‘happy for anything’ face


And now it’s time for Jen’s Craft Corner!

Ok, not really. But I noticed that my flowers were droopy yesterday so I cut the stems and made them floating centerpieces

Not too shabby, eh?! At least it will extend their life for a few more days. Notice the textbook in the background. Barf.

And that’s the end of Jen’s Craft Corner.

Lame sauce.

The evening ended with a little bit of Paris, courtesy of Tyler Candle Company


Lots to do. Can I get a collective groan for grad school starting back up today?! Wah-wuh.