Marvelous In My Monday #15

by Brittany on September 17, 2012

What a better way to kick off the week other than Marvelous in My Monday.  

I am so thankful to Katie for starting this, because to be honest my Monday isn’t so marvelous…. stupid insomnia.  I didn’t fall asleep until 2:30am.  I laid in bed wide eyed and bushy tailed.  I will be paying for that today!

Unplugging on the weekends has been a wonderful thing for me!  It makes the weekend so much more marvelous!  I pre-write my Saturday Get Fit With Me posts on Fridays so I never even have to turn on the computer!  

In case you have missed any of the Get Fit With Me Posts, here they are.  I must say… they are pretty marvelous!

YouTube Strength Videos

Yoga

Core and Abs

Friday, I had appointment after appointment, so I was a crazy woman!  That night, Luvy saved my day by planning an awesome movie date night!  I have been wanting to see The Lucky One since I saw the previews months ago!  Luvy is so sweet that he brought it home for us to watch!!

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I love romantic movies, so I of course liked this one!

Saturday, Luvy went to the farmers market for us and picked up this guy:

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I love cushaw!!  I can’t wait to make my Cushaw Stew with it!!  Besides, it is so huge I will have extra to freeze for later… marvelous!

Also, my good friend Laura recently got a new job, so we went to Simply Thai to celebrate.  Simply Thai (St Matthews) on Urbanspoon

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Per usual, I got the Green Curry.  Both of us liked our food, but we agreed that Thai Cafe is better!  All but the big creepy Buddha that is in Thai Cafe…  Nothing against Simply Thai, the service was great, food was good, and the atmosphere was wonderful!  We just like the food at Thai Cafe better.

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Laura and I always have a marvelous time together.  

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That night, Luvy and I watched the Tennessee game.  I’m just going to forget the second half of that game…. we played well during the first half…I’m just going to focus on that!

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Sunday was a relaxing, yet emotional day.  Luvy and I have so many things going on that I haven’t been getting much sleep.  

There is a reason behind the insanity and the insomnia, but I will share that in time.  There are so big changes coming for Luvy and I in the next few months.  Stick around for tomorrow, and I’ll share one of them!

What was marvelous about your weekend?

Do you ever struggle with insomnia when you have a lot on your mind??

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex @ therunwithin September 17, 2012 at 8:55 am

that is one huge squash, I can’t wait to see what you make with it.

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I know it!! I’m a bit overwhelmed… lol!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Oooo I can’t wait to hear some news!!!

And yes, I too get insomnia…more often than I would like to admin. :-/

And my marvelous weekend included a 4 mile run! :)

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

yay for that 4 mile run!! Insomnia is no joke!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile September 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

I loved that movie! I’ve never had cushaw before, looks interesting. Excited to hear the news!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Cushaw is soo good! If you like winter squashes… you would like this!

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Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

I just saw the lucky one a couple weeks ago and I liked it too! My husband, ehh not so much lol. I think he will get to pick the next movie we see!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Lol!! Luvy just deals with my crazy movies! I need to let him pick next for his sanity!

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness September 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

I’m excited for the news! Anxiety definitely plays a huge role in my sleep! I definitely struggle getting enough when I am super anxious! How was the movie? I am such a sucker for romantic movies ;)

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I loved the movie! I think anxiety and stress are a huge factor in my sleep!

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Lisa September 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh that cushaw looks good! I love any type of squash ha ha.
I can definitely feel you on the insomnia. I’ve actually suffered from stress induced insomnia, since I was about 4 years old; so I’m quite used to it. But, it is never ever fun when you go through periods of it. Like I am now. Especially with the increase of calories, I’ve been insomniac overload. Hopefully you can get in a nap today:)

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Goodness girl!! Mine has only been in the past 6 months or so. I finally got sleepy today… odd that it is 2 days later!

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Laura @ LauraLikesDesign September 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

Insomnia is the worst! I’ll be praying that you can catch up on sleep these next few nights!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks girl!! I slept pretty much all evening today!

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Jane September 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

hmmmm the suspense is ALMOST killing me lol :) I’ve never had cushaw, I wonder if that is something that just isn’t available where I live? Maybe someday! Hope you get through your day ok!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I have been dying to tell you all since Feb!!! I hadn’t even heard of cushaw until I moved here to Kentucky!

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m sorry that you haven’t been sleeping well lately, that’s never fun. I can’t wait to hear your news — I hope it is good, though!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks girl!

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Maria September 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Why is it that insomnia happens when you need sleept the most? Ugh.

Praying that it gets better for you!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks!! It is killing me!

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Valarie September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Praying for you and John David during these times of change! God is good…all the time!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Val! Miss you!!

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Pad Thai rules :)

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thai is the best food.. hands down in my book!

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Katie @ from icecream to marathon September 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

LOVE The Lucky One!! My weekend was marvelous because I ran 13 miles! I’ve never had insomnia. I’ll be praying peace and rest for you!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

great job girl!!!

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Caitlin @ livelovenyc September 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

wowza thats a big squash!

oooh i love zac efron movies (even though i’m probably a creep for saying so!)

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

lol! I still think of him as a little kid!! Makes me feel old!!

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lindsay September 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

you guys are just too cute. I want to come visit and make goodies with you. ahh some day!

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Brittany September 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I know!!! Come anytime!!!

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen September 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hello love! I had never ever HEARD of Cushaw until I went to tour Jefferson’s garden at Monticello and they were growing them and told us that often commercial canned pumpkin is actually cushaw squash. I’m so impressed that you already have a recipe for it. :)

Now I am craving Thai food…

PS I want to see The Lucky One simply because I love Zac Efron. I am not ashamed to admit it.

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