Friday, January 30, 2015

Randomness - Five on Friday/Friday Five

 Happy Friday!!!!!!

I love participating in all of the Friday linkups and so I HAVE to give credit to an amazing blogger that I borrowed this collage from!!! I normally link up to each one individually and I saw this on her blog and "borrowed it". So, Jenn, you are amazing and I totally hope it's okay that I borrowed this collage from your blog post today! You rock!!!

So, let's get on with it!! This is the most random five on Friday and Friday Favorites EVER!! LOL!!!

ONE: The other night my furnace started blowing cold air AGAIN!! If you have been a reader for a while you know this happened about 2 years ago also and I was able to Google the issue and find a YouTube video to fix it HERE! LOL! No HVAC man's time was paid for and I saved myself about $300! So, apparently it was time to clean the gas sensor rod again!  Out came the sandpaper and it is again working great! Living alone forces you to either find out how to fix things or go broke paying someone all the time - I am cheap so I choose to learn to fix things!! LOL!!!

TWO:  Since I was already in home maintenance/repair mode, I decided to take all these babies down and change out the filters in them also!

They were way grosser than they even look here! Pretty black with crap...yuck!!!!

They are easy to do since you just buy the filter sheets at Lowe's and cut them down to fit your vent size.  Then you simply tuck them in there (I use a screwdriver) and you are all set! I think they make a difference (especially once you see them after a few months).

THREE: I have been getting to hang out with this man a lot!!! He is so amazing, sweet, handsome and I LOVE being with him! Best guy ever!!! He would not let me post this picture on Facebook because he says he looks like he is looking at a meteor! LOL!!! So, hopefully he does not read my blog!! LOL!!!! I love my look of contentment!!! That is exactly how I feel with him! We have been friends for so long and I just love the person he is on the inside so everything just kinda feels awesome when I am with him! Serenity! We went to dinner at Jackson's last night and had the most amazing filet EVER!!!! Even the bread was sensational!  Then for dessert was shared a chocolate lava cake with ice cream!!! It was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! If you live around Pittsburgh, you have to try this place! You will love it!


FOUR:  I got home last night from dinner and found this...
The crayfish ate his tail and left him swimming (or trying to swim) around! He looked like he was in soooo much pain and I could not let him suffer anymore so I had a mini funeral and flushed him. It was horrible and I could not stop thinking about it all night! I am not putting any other fish in with the crayfish until I find out what he will not eat!!! If any of you have any ideas for me, please share them! The pet store said he could not catch the tetras but he obviously can! OUCH!!!

FIVE:   This was my view of the parking lot this am when I got into work!!! LOL
Me and one other car! i came in early and the snow in Pittsburgh this morning did not help either. Everyone is apparently coming in later! HA! I ned to get out of here early today! My baby M is picking me up at 4PM to go to the gym, then dinner, then a meeting! Loving life right now!!!

I can not wait to go find out everyone's Friday Favs!! Any exciting plans for the weekend?!?! Or just choosing to stay in and chill?

Also, PLEASE let me know if you have any ideas for my fish tank with the crayfish! THANKS in advance!!

Have an awesome weekend ya'll!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pgh Snowstorm - first one this Winter

Hi bloggy friends!! 

Let me start off by saying that I hope everyone that is being hit by the horrible snow clipper up north is safe and doing well! We got hit in Pennsylvania Sunday night into Monday and will still get a few more inches before it is all said and done. I cannot complain at all though. "Knock on wood" - this has been the mildest Winter in a long time! Until now, we have hardly gotten any snow at all!

I am lucky enough to be allowed to work from home so I did not even attempt to get into the office on Monday. I just worked from home...well, actually the new boyfriend's home.

We knew a lot of snow was coming and were planning on watching the Hockey all stars game and the Football all stars games together on Sunday anyway so we just decided to be pro-active and get snowed in together at his house!! Together with lots of milk, eggs, toilet paper and giant pot of chicken chili! Great plan, right?!?

Here is the snow from his back patio around 10PM.

 And out front...

  This is the back patio when I woke up at about 7AM

 And this is the beautiful back yard the morning when we got up.  I love that his house is in the middle of a ton of woods! It has decks all around it and soooo much nature! It is amazing views all day long!!

The rest are all pictures of the snowfall totals for Monday morning. 

So pretty...

View of the front... There was an issue at my boyfriends company (he owns the company) and they needed him in the office asap so around 1PM we started digging out. He dropped me off at home and then I worked from my own home the rest of the day Monday! It was so pretty everywhere!!!

I got home and could not wait to escape the cold (if even for 20 minutes) so I went to tan!! Whoopie!

Then I got back home and heard that the gym classes were cancelled for the evening due ot slippery and dangerous roads so I shoveled the condo parking lot where I live! LOL! I hate driving over the hump that the snow plow leaves behind our cars. Three hours later I was done and my fitbit was happy!!! I logged 16,000 steps and 7 miles from shoveling! Whoopie!

 Happy Tuesday to everyone! Stay warm and safe out there!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday

Hi bloggy pals!!! I am so happy to join in with 5 on Friday!

Since becoming healthy, my food choices have changed so much!! No more pizza or fast food! If I am on a road trip (which I am a lot) I will run into a grocery store and get fruit rather than buying crap at a convenience store. Most of the things I eat are salads without dressing, fruits, veggies and clean foods. All that being said, I need snacks and quick foods at work! I tend to repeat things and eat the same thing time and time again until I am sick of it. Here are recent favorites...

1.  This is the healthy option of the Graze snack box! These are great for a quick snack at work. If you have not seen this check it out here. They send you a box of 4 snacks once a week or once a month for $6 each. If you use my reward code when you sign up, your first and fifth box will be free (code: ANNW9R1FP)!!! The snacks are so yummy and there is a regular box and a healthy box where all the snacks are under 150 calories! I get the healthy box!! Love this!

2.  These Quest Bars are amazing!!! I have never tried a flavor that I did not love! I recently scored three boxes (lemon, peanut butter chocolate, chocolate chip) from Groupon and I thought it was a great deal! YUMMY!!!

3. These crackers are yummy!! I first tried them at my sisters. She eats them for breakfast a lot and we had one before we left to run the Hershey Park 10K that day. They are yummy and healthy and sustain you really well!!! Pictured is the oats flavor but my favorite is blueberry!

4.  This is a great option when you just need something quick to fill you up. So healthy and packed with everything good for you!!! If I have back to back meetings it is great because you can drink your lunch on the go! I have a blender in my desk at work so I just blend this up with ice and I am good to go!

5. I have loved these for a while now! They are decently healthy and it is my GO TO when I need chocolate! I buy the huge value box at Costco! There are definitely times when this girl just NEEDS chocolate!!!

I hope you all try some of my favorites and now I get to go read about your favorites and make some more new friends!! I love Fridays!!!

I'm linking up with the girls for Five on Friday and Oh Hey Friday