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afternoon ramblings ~ what’s on my mind today, for the moment

sparkly bisonThings on my mind today:

~I either read/heard/completely made up something about how there are actually no buffalo in Oklahoma {maybe all of the U.S.??} because technically what we have here are bison.  Is this true?  Since my spirit animal has recently been established as a rumblecorn {half bison -as in Rumble the Thunder mascot- half unicorn}, I feel like I need to know the bison facts.  But speaking of rumblecorns, if this sparkly bison had a unicorn horn, it would be pretty perfect.  Let’s pretend that big orange jewel on it’s forehead is a unicorn horn, okay?  I’m going to try to start incorporating “unicorn horn” into my vocabulary more often.  I’m doing a good job at it so far today, right now.

~Last week was Spring Break, so I ate pretty badly and didn’t get enough sleep, and I’m too old for all that.  But wait, let’s back up because, really, last week was not Spring Break.  At least not for me.  I mean, I still had to work and all that.  But I did house and dog sit, which in some ways was like a staycation for me.  So it was kind of Spring Break.  And I ate badly and didn’t sleep enough.  So this week, I haven’t felt the greatest.  Added to that, I am going on a trip to Alaska in two months, and I am so determined to be in better shape by then!  Random but real motivation.  And I am definitely the all-or-nothing type, so this week I am all in with the healthier lifestyle stuff.  I went grocery shopping on Monday and bought lots of fruits and veggies and nuts and fish.  Yesterday I did great about eating healthy for most of the day, but it went on a downward spiral last night at the Thunder game when my sister offered to buy me a beer and onion rings.  Ooops.  Determined to make up for the it this morning, plus just wanting to start exercising again in general, I woke up early and did a workout.  Then I tried some dry brushing before my shower with my new body brush – all this while oil pulling with coconut oil {which is actually a regular habit of mine, but I missed it all last week while I wasn’t at home}.  Did I mention my all-or-nothing tendencies?

~Andy Grammer music.  Currently obsessed with “Honey I’m Good” -such a cute, catchy song..which I’m sure the radio stations will play until it’s lost its charm.  But for now, I love it!  And when I like a song a lot, I tend to just go ahead and buy the album, so I’m enjoying his Magazines or Novels album.  I am so sad I couldn’t make it down to Dallas earlier this month for the Alex & Sierra and Andy Grammer show.  I know I’ve mentioned how much I adore Alex & Sierra.  I would have so loved to see them all live.  Sigh.  #adultlife

~Travel….. As I mentioned, I am going to Alaska in two months, woohoo!!  I cannot wait!  I’ll be visiting some of my lifelong best friends who live up there now.  So excited!  And on the travel topic, I am officially adding an item to my bucket list {which currently consists of 1. Seeing Ray LaMontagne in concert.  and 2.  Riding in a hot air balloon.  It’s an extensive list.  I’m not a good goal setter, okay?}: visit New Orleans.  For real.  I’ve never been.  And I really want to go!  My friends Simone and Kadie just went for Spring Break, and their SnapChats and Instagram posts just solidified my desire to spend some time in NOLA.

~Sunshine enhances my inner peace and general contentment with my life.  It makes my heart happy.  As much as I’d like to be a cool kid who gets all gooey over rainy days, sunshine is what really brings out my inner heart-eye-emoji.  Maybe if I had someone to snuggle up with when it was rainy then I’d be about that rainy day infatuation.  But I don’t and I’m not.  Give me all the sunshine, please and thank you.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

~abi~

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Anna DiceMarch 25, 2015 - 9:08 pm

aaaa Alaska sounds amazing!! That’s awesome! Lucky

Abi RuthMarch 25, 2015 - 9:35 pm

I know, I am thrilled about it!! :)

Bethany ChorakMarch 31, 2015 - 9:03 pm

:) ALASKA!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!! and come up here and I’ll get ya in a hot air balloon.. its really big up here.. I Miss you dearly… So much fun.. Im excited for you.. and I do oil pulling ( not as often as I should) but I will be looking into this dry brushing you talk about.. :)

Kelly BeaneApril 10, 2015 - 12:48 am

Alaska, how amazing will that be! I am so thrilled for you! And I agree on the sunshine… it’s like the older I get the more I appreciate (and need it).

Let’s take that trip to NOLA! How awesome would that be!!!!

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