October 24, 2013

what to do when you forget your spaghettios for work.

I mean, I was having one of those mornings.  My alarm goes off at 4:45am, and I snooze about 7-10 times (I don't know about you all but the iOS 7 makes it REALLY easy to press snooze!). That's just the way it goes in my life.  I can't get up out of bed for the life of me, especially now that it's very dark out in the morning and COLD.  I guess that the cool weather is going to come sooner than later. It is October 24th, after all.

So ANYWAY, it was one of those mornings today, and I drove into work with ease...very surprising because people are really crazy on the road lately. I went to put my things away and realized the spaghettios that I specifically went to Walmart for last night, had been left next to the pantry cabinet at my mom's house. UGH.  I had them yesterday and they were really so great, I forgot how much I loved them (With a side of potato chips for dipping!).

So now what? What am I supposed to do for lunch? The cafeteria food sucks and is rather pricey. I decided I AM GOING TO GET PIZZA. I love pizza...who doesn't, esp in the Northeast (the REAL pizza...not that domino's shit).  So now I have something to look forward to come noon.

So the point of those 3 pathetic paragraphs was, if you forget your lunch, go get pizza. It will make everything better.

An update on my life as of 10/24/13:  I am now the single admin in my department.  I support 8 people. It sucks. YAY!  No but really, Monday was the two people's last day at work and it was pretty awful saying goodbye, as much as they annoyed me on a daily basis.  It's much quieter now that they aren't here and I don't know how I feel about it.  One thing that I do know is that I will be able to get my work done by myself and anything that goes wrong will be blamed on me, as opposed to "whodunit" and that awkward feeling of no one wanting to admit their mistakes.  I also know that I'm going to have to learn how to multi-task and that I hope my bossypants eases up on me with her workload.  For the last two years it has been a one-on-one relationship and she is going to learn how to share.  I've been fairly busy so it's making the days go by quick with the exception of the last hour in the day- it always drags.

Gym: I took a personal health assessment at work, and failed. Yes that's right, I failed (with a 54 out of 100!)  It is because I have sugary drinks during the day (a coffee and soda) and I am not eating any fruits or vegetables, I skip breakfast, and I haven't gone to the gym in months.  I took this test because I qualify to get $10 off my benefits per month which I am willing to check in once a month with this "health" coach. So that got me thinking (and the fact my ass has grown a pants size) that I REALLY need to get back into going to the gym.  Of course I'm writing this only after 3 days of going to the gym (straight from work) and things could change within a week...but I'm really trying to make a habit of going straight from work because there will be no excuses but to just drive there. So with that said, I can say that for the month of October so far, I have logged in 10.25 miles! I'm really happy about this. I going to try to do a minimum of 4 miles per day whether it be on the treadmill or elliptical or bike.  I'm still really nervous to go swimming because of my eyes but at this point I honestly think they are healed...but I get the occasional vision of my eyes burning holes in their sockets when I suction cup my goggles and get in the chlorine water.  Whatever, I know it will be okay.

Vacation over Thanksgiving Break: Not happening.  It's way too expensive to go anywhere (well, out of our price range after taking 2 other vacations this year [not including wildwood and AC]).  I just remembered anyway that Mike and I like to set up our Christmas tree on Black Friday anyway so I'm okay with this...and I get to spend 3 glorious days off of work and with Mike and the kitties. :)

Most of you saw pics on my instagram, but here are a few from the past couple of weekends.

As you can see my past couple of weekends have been busy!! We went to a wedding 2 weeks ago, and this past weekend my nieces and sister in law came to visit.  Amelia (the baby) is just the CUTEST...like a little doll.  And doesn't Jillian look just like me and my mom? It's scary.

Adventures of Manda and Mr Howie


  1. I'm getting back on the gym wagon too. I have been so lazy lately!!

  2. Yay for getting in 10.25 miles! I'm sorry work stinks right now. I'm so ready for Thanksgiving break too! Ugh...I need a vacation!

  3. BABIES! :) Also, thank you for making me want pizza for lunch now. Maybe dinner tomorrow night while watching Hocus Pocus. I think that sounds pretty fantastic too!

  4. What's your IG name?? Dang, 10.25 miles! You go, girl!

  5. i LOVE that you specified that the best pizza is in the northeast. that is an absolute FACT. there's no good pizza here in LA and it's like the #1 thing i complain about. i miss the food back home SO MUCH.
    i was on a super great workout and clean eating streak, my body started to really change. but i've slacked so much recently, like I haven't worked out in a few months. it's so hard to get back into it, but then once you do it's like "omg why did i stop!?"

  6. Well I'm glad to see that you are still gorgeous! I need some of this northeast real pizza business, here in the southeast I'm stuck with Dominos!

  7. Northeast pizza is the best ever... but maybe I'm bias because I live in northeast. LOL.

  8. Yay for pizza and relaxing Thanksgiving breaks!!

  9. Awh looks like an awesome time! You're so pretty! And you have a beautiful family! I'm following your blog now and I can't wait to read more!!


  10. You guys are too cute- love the pics! Pizza is always a good alternative :)
    I used to be in the same position as you- 8 "bosses" was no fun at all. Hopefully you will get used to it though. Good luck, and congrats on 10 miles!

  11. Hahaha this is too funny, when I forget my lunch I always go for pizza. I live in the northeast( you know that!) so pizza is pretty amazing. :) Loved your instagram photos, as always. Very pretty!