Friday Free-For-All – 09/22/17

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Today is the final day of United Way campaign week, and I could not possibly be more happy about it. As usual, it was a ton of stress and work, and as usual, we raised a ton of money for a good cause. I can’t wait to go home after work and have a couple of beers and just let this shit goooooo.


We met with another mortgage broker this week. The first lady we met with a month or so ago sort of ghosted on us, which is majorly not cool. The new mortgage broker is with our bank. She answered all of our ridiculous questions and gave us a lot to think about, so we’re feeling pretty good about possible next steps. Yay! Next step will most likely be getting pre-approved, and hiring a buyer’s realtor to help us find a house. We’ve contacted a couple of referrals, so we’ll see what happens.

Final long run before the half will be tomorrow. Guys. I can’t even believe this, but I’m actually trained. Like, I’ve done two double-digit long runs, and some middle distance runs, and speed work. I think I might ACTUALLY run the half next weekend. In fact, I’m thisclose to registering online today. I think online registration is only open for a few more days, so I need to make a decision ASAP, as they don’t allow race-day registration.

Today is the first day of fall. Bring on the pumpkin everything, sweaters, boots, scarves, and of course, my dearest love, candy corn and mellocreme pumpkins. I plan to eat my body weight in candy corn. They are my most favorite candy of all time. I already caved and bought a bag earlier this week, but now I’m just really going to give in and go with it.


Do you like candy corn? I know it can be a polarizing food…



Friday Free-For-All (Twenty)

Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind.  This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!

Happy Halloween!  One of my favorite holidays!  Everyone at work is in costume, and we’re having a pumpkin decorating contest and they got a catered lunch.  Score!  Then tonight, Ben and I are off to a “Boos and Booze” Halloween party that our friends are hosting.  I just need to be good and not drink too much and get to bed at a decent hour.  I also need to squeeze in a Hocus Pocus viewing, cause it’s the best Halloween movie of all time.


Even though “amok” is spelled wrong… Grammar nerd alert!

I finally got my sit-stand desktop workstation!  A while back, I mentioned to our office manager that I’d like to have a sit-stand workstation, because I get really sore and lethargic sitting at a desk all day.  Time went by, and I figured she’d forgotten and I didn’t want to be a pest about it.  As it turns out, she had ordered it immediately, but it had been back-ordered.  It arrived Wednesday afternoon and we got it set up in no time.  I’m SO EXCITED!  It’s on a hydraulic lift system, so I can sit or stand whenever I want.  I’m hoping that this will resolve some of the neck/shoulder pain I’ve been experiencing lately, and will help me burn more calories during the day.  Woo!

There is a giant bowl of candy corn on my desk.  It’s taking all my willpower not to inhale it.  Whyyyyyyy?

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What are you doing to celebrate Halloween?