Ever wonder how Billy is so incredibly strong?
Every night he does 10 chest presses with Brooke in her burrito swaddle as his weight. She has grown rather fond of it.
I am trying to match his strength by hitting up the free weights. Our apartment gym used to only have weight machines and every day I would think, “Man, I need to go talk to the management and see if they can get some free weights up in here and also a bowl of Swedish Fish for everyone once they finish their workout” but my laziness prevented me from ever going to talk to them. I was STOKED when I walked in this morning and found these. I have a few weights at home but the odds of me doing them in my apartment (unless I am doing a Jillian DVD) for longer than 2 minutes is -4029. Added bonus, now I don’t have to buy 50 lb. weights to do my bicep curls because I can just use these.
I have officially called all of the important people that decide what day holidays should be on to officially switch Thanksgiving to this Sunday. I found this cornbread stuffing mix to make and I can’t wait to taste its deliciousness.
Today I have been thinking about our Sunday Thanksgiving meal.
This year Billy and I are spending Thanksgiving apart. Don’t start crying yet because we are doing our own little celebration just the three of us on Sunday instead. Billy has school until Wednesday and his bff is getting married the following Saturday morning in S. Cali and so instead he will just be driving to S. Cali for Thanksgiving and the wedding. This way he saves precious study time and mula not driving to Utah and then back to Cali just to be there for 24 hours.
I think I have only mentioned it 89 times that I get to go to Utah on Monday for TWO WEEKS. This is the perfect time to go because of the holidays but also because it is finals time for B$. He is already gone every day during the day (even Saturdays and Sundays) and some nights each week but now that it is finals time he will need to be at school 24/7 starting next week. I am kind of a people person and so for my sanity I will go to Utah while Billy is studying so much. This way he doesn’t have to feel torn between studying and spending time with Jarooke. Brooke and I will probably go back to Utah for every finals season and I think my family is pretty excited about that.
Picture from our first Thanksgiving spent together 5 years ago.
We had Thanksgiving with Billy’s family at Mimi’s Cafe… it was delicious.
So far on our Thanksgiving Sunday Menu:
-Mashed potatoes (with cream cheese mixed in… try it, it is amazing).
-Green bean casserole (the one with bacon and slivered almonds).
-Rolls (trying to decide whether or not to make homemade rolls).
-Chicken (I am not going to try and make a turkey because that scares me. Billy really wants a fried turkey from KFC so if I am feeling extra nice I might get that for us).
-DESSERT… I am stressed out about that because I don’t know what to make yet and it is clearly the most important part of the whole entire meal.
Who are you spending Thanksgiving with this year?
What is on your Thanksgiving menu? What are you making?
Do you prefer using free weights or the weight machines?
When was the last time you did weights?