thursday crumbs.

by kathleen on March 1, 2012

1.  it is currently 5:45 a.m. on thursday morning and i am 30,000 feet in the air heading home to chicago after a quick trip to dallas, tx with matt’s family.  to begin what will possibly be the longest day of my life, the alarm went off at 2:30 a.m. for a 2 hour drive to the airport where we boarded a 5:30 a.m. flight.  i have piles…piles i tell you…of work waiting for me at home, laundry to be done, dogs to be walked, and a weekend trip to pack for, all by 7 a.m. tomorrow.  lord help me.

2. on a happier note, it’s the first day of march and i feel as though some air has been breathed back into my life!  does anyone else find february to be the worst.month.ever?  (sorry february birthday-ers!) but really, february in chicago is simply miserable.  onward and upward

3. i splurged and bought to skip myself right into spring.  other spring things i’m looking forward to:

  • wedding season! (we have 8 between march 1 and august 31)
  • longer days and post-dinner walks
  • tulips + calla lillies (my wedding bouquet!)
  • flip flops + sundresses

4.  let’s talk oscars.  first up, i’m devastated melissa mccarthy and michelle williams didn’t win, but do love octavia spencer (which reminds me, i have yet to see the help.)  i would have died to see an acceptance speech by george clooney or brad pitt — maybe next year.  and speaking of brad, did you know angelina’s leg has a twitter account (@angiesrightleg) with 42,000 followers.  i kid you not.

5.  fashion was so-so for me.  favorites were gwenyth paltrow, kristin wiig, michelle williams + emma stone.  i mean considering we’re basically best friends after brunching together in nyc, i had to put her on the list.

6.  worst dressed: rooney mara.

which makes me sad because i really do like her!  didn’t get the dress, though.

7. crossfit update: it continues to kick.my.butt., but i can tell i’m getting stronger which is awesome.  for someone who’s always been a lanky, marathon running, cardio queen, having a bit of muscle feels pretty bad ass.  i’ve been aiming to do 30 push-ups per day (not straight, and with many on my knees) and it is certainly starting to feel easier.  there is certainly more definition in my arms and legs, and if i squint just enough, i can flex and see a bit of bicep pop out.  baby steps.

8.  is absolutely…absolutely…genius.

9.  they’re baaaaaack!  i cannot get enough of these two little nuggets and now, in addition to their nikki minaj covers, sophia grace & rosie have their own original song!  i am seriously considering moving to london for the first 5 years of my children’s lives just so they develop british accents.

10.  march must-haves:

  • jamba juice smoothie with an added wheatgrass shot
  • and 
  • (download “get it right”.  now.)
  • !

happy thursday, friends!  almost to the weekend!

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1 March 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

8 weddings!? holy moly, holy fun!!

happy march :)

2 kathleen March 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

tell me about it…

matt and i are prime wedding age — 26 and 27 — and alllll of our friends seem to be tying the knot at the same time!

3 March 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

You are jet-setting all over the place! and I love weddings, I can’t wait until more people I know start getting married! I’ve only been to 3 so far… and one was my brothers. But I’m going to my friend’s wedding in SC next weekend!!! By the way, those are the exact toms I wanted, let me know if they are comfy! Gotta look styling at the EPA this summer. And what was that vegan fro yo place you mentioned? You, Chelsey and I should go sometime!

4 March 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

Yes! I too am feeling a little more refreshed now that Spring is near. Hurray for March! March > February

Good luck getting all your work done. Whenever you start to feel overwhelmed, just think – “pancakes!”

5 March 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

Seriously, 8!? haha I have one and I’m excited!

6 March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

you really do love emma stone! tell us the brunch run-in story with her, please :) I may have a she-crush on her as well :) what can I say? Superbad was funny…

7 March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

I love sophia-grace and rosie! If I’m having a bad day I will watch one of their appearances on Ellen’s show and I perk right up :) Why are little kids with accents so cute!?!

8 kathleen March 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

me too!!! they are little rays of sunshine in my day :)

9 March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

Good luck getting everything done today!

I’m still holding out hope that the Snooki pregnancy is a rumor. It better be. Seriously.

10 kathleen March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

me too. although it’s being reported by some pretty reputable news sources (i.e., not just tmz!) ridiculous. don’t even get me started.

11 March 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

You sound like a busy girl! 8 weddings… that sounds cray cray.

12 March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

You’re a star for writing such a lengthy post at 5.45am! You’re posts always put a smile on my face! Informative yet entertaining.

13 March 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

8 weddings, fun!!! We only have one (that I know of) my brother is getting married in January.

14 March 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

This is the first year since I graduated college that we don’t have a wedding to speak of this season. I don’t know what to do w/ myself. Happy March (hope you enjoyed the Lone Star state!)

15 March 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

8 weddings is crazy- and expensive! wow-za!

16 March 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Ahhh we have 9 weddings this year! Oh the madness!!

17 March 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

snooky pregnant? that’s scaaary. this is one of those times where I would like to say “are you #(@#)(@)( kidding me?” you definitely know why.

18 kathleen March 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

oh yes, i know why. and 100% agree. ridiculous.

19 March 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Wow…that’s a ton of weddings! I only have one to go to this summer (so far that I know of), so pretty low-key here. BTW…LOVE those TOMS.

20 March 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

This is totally random…but my spin instructor is really good friends with Brendan James, and he played one of his songs in class last night. Also, said spin instructor was in a music video that they all filmed this weekend. I had never heard of Brendan James until yesterday, though apparently, he played at one of our local spots (in Charleston, SC) a while back. Crazy!! Safe travels to you! =)

21 kathleen March 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

that is AWESOME! i love brendan james.

22 March 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I really want to see The Help. I read the book and really liked it. Hubby and I were just talking about wheatgrass. Can you believe I am actually craving some?!

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