Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I got some of the things that were causing me stress over the weekend straightened out yesterday. :) Phew!

To get moving on my iPhone 4S order, I called the credit check company to see what was flagged in my account. In the end, what caused the flag had nothing to do with my credit and everything to do with my middle initial/name missing from my account. I honestly think it had something to do with the fact that my name has changed since the last time I got my credit checked, because the lady did mention my maiden name towards the end of our conversation and that is what the final paper work I got from the credit check company implied. I barely could understand the woman I was talking to and that is frustrating when you're dealing with something as important as your credit report!

Important thing I learned this week

So, this is a warning for all of you ladies getting married soon who are changing their name. Make sure your credit reports somehow note your maiden and married name, if that is even possible and your middle initial or name. Just something to ask right away when you call to get a credit report or when you are buying something important and big like a house or car.

After that was done and I could breathe a sigh of relief, I was able to call AT&T and get my account cleared.

After work, Craig and I headed over to the AT&T store and completed ordering my iPhone 4S! I will have to be very patient and wait for it to arrive in the mail, which means about three or four weeks without a cell phone. I know I'll survive and then I'll be extra connected to everything once my phone arrives, so I should enjoy the little break.

me with iPhone 4S sign outside of AT&T store

Yes, I had Craig take a picture outside of the store to remember the day by. Total Mac nerd, I know, and I don't care. I did it for the blog, I swear! And for memories. I earned that iPhone with the hassles I endured.

I look about 12 in that picture or just exhausted because it was Monday.

What I've Been Eating

I'm on a real grilled cheese and tomato soup kick. I tried this Garden Tomato Herb Pacific Natural Foods soup for the first time and I love the flavor.

Pacific Natural Foods Garden Tomato Herb soup

There is still a lot of sodium, as there is in most soups, but it's better than some I have seen on the shelves. I was impressed with the ingredients and will be looking for more soups from this brand.

Nutrition Facts Pacific Natural Foods Garden Tomato Herb

For breakfast this morning, I thawed out some pumpkin pancakes I had made a month ago and put Artisana pecan butter on top. This meal really filled me up and I liked topping my pancakes with syrup and the yummy pecan butter. I definitely prefer the pecan butter over the walnut butter.

Artisana Pecan Butter and pumpkin pancakes

Lunch today was tofu and fresh veggies with wasabi dip. I also dipped my tofu in the wasabi sauce which tasted fantastic.

Dessert was banana quinoa pudding. I added some cinnamon to it today and that was a great idea.

veggies and wasabi dip, tofu

What I've Been Reading


I finished The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Poetzsch, but only was able to really read 70% of it and skim the rest before my loan was up. I did pretty good with the skimming and figured out the ending. I enjoyed the book, but would only give it about 3.5 out of 5 stars because a lot of the story could have been cut out.

The cool thing I read in the postscript was that the author's family were real hangmen in the Bavarian region of Germany. He even used one of his family names as the hangman's name in the story. I wish he would have included this piece of information at the beginning of the book, but sometimes that isn't possible and not everyone would have been interested in that fact like I am.

I also discovered a little trick that my husband can't believe got by Amazon when they designed the particular kindle I use. I borrow books through the library or other owners of the books, like I did in this case. My loan for The Hangman's Daughter was up on Sunday. I was able to keep reading it today because I didn't turn my Wi-Fi or 3G network on. When I officially was done with the book and turned on the Wi-Fi, sure enough, the book was no longer available.

On my lunch break today, I read some of Health Magazine. I feel like I am not learning a lot from some of my magazines, including Health, and am glad that once the subscriptions run out, I won't get them anymore. Thankfully, my friend Kim gifted me Whole Living magazine and I'll have a subscription to that to look forward to soon.

Health magazine Michelle Monaghan

What Made Me Laugh Today

-My husband. I won't embarrass him, but he does funny things and they make me smile and happy. :)

-The woman at the gym tonight who skipped sideways on the treadmill and seemed to receive lots of stares as a result. She was following a Women's Health magazine workout plan and I give her credit for doing something like that which is so unique and attention calling. I don't think I would be coordinated enough to skip sideways on a treadmill! I am just glad I wasn't the lady next to her who was trying so hard to concentrate on her own workout as the skipping woman was facing her treadmill. I was stretching when I saw all of this happen and it made me giggle.

My workout was a little more boring. I've been craving doing cardio lately, so I did the stair-stepper and elliptical and only lifted a few weights. I love going to Bodyflow on Tuesdays, but decided I would do that every other week due to the later class time. If only it was an hour earlier!

Time to go get through some more of my magazine pile and google reader.

What is the funniest thing you have seen someone do at your gym?

Good night!


  1. haha wow, skipping sideways on a treadmill would take a lot of coordination...

  2. Skipping sideways? I would have fallen off LOL!