Monday, September 26, 2022

Weekly Roundup: The Getaway

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week the boys were away and this girl got out to play.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Now Everyone Wants Some

 

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I learned that everyone is really, really into one of my meal prep staples.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Weekly Round Up: When the Moon Hits Your Eye

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I'm talking new recipes, the surprising thing about not being a runner, and the moon hit my eye like a big pizza pie in my movie watching.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Something Old and Something New

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I made both an old and a new recipe from Cheap Lazy Vegan, I'll recap my first week as a non-runner, and I'm talking Bogie and Bacall movies.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Weekly Round Up: The Break Up

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I made some delicious sesame noodles, broke up with running, and saw the perfect silly movie.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Cliche

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week COVID took a hike but left a cliche behind.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Weekly Round Up: No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition

 


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  No one expects the Spanish Inquisition and I did not expect to get COVID this week.  But here we are.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Weekly Round Up: BLT Nirvana

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition the universe aligned for a rare BLT, I made a bold move to shake up our dinner routine, and I'm figuring out the fitness thing.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Weekly Round Up: When to Fold 'Em


 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. In this week's edition I'll show you what we've been eating lately and bring you up to speed on my running situation.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Empty Nest

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we had a mostly empty nest, I tried another Cheap Lazy Vegan recipe, and I'm mostly there on staying put in my job for now.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Weekly Round Up: On Repeat

 

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we did A LOT of repeat meals and binged Stranger Things.  On the job search front I have a rare employer shout out plus an unexpected development in my current gig.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Salad Shoutout

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I have a new favorite salad and I'm going to tell you how my family did when I turned dinner responsibilities over to them.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Fly on the Wall Report: I Gotsta Get Paid

I've become a perpetual job hunter.  If you've been hanging out with me for a while, you know that I left my once-beloved long time job last year and the job that I have now is "OK but I think there's something better out there".  Since I restarted my job search back in February I've shared all of my hunting stories here on the blog.

I have an update on the company that I called Big Spender, the one who tried to tell me that I should be considering PTO and health insurance to be part of my salary.  Before I get to that, I thought that I would go back to the beginning and explain how I came up with the salary number that I'm looking for and tell the never-before-told stories of how various companies have reacted to it.  

If you're new here, I'm an accountant who specializes in payroll.  For the past ten years at every job I've had a full view of the salaries of everyone that I work with.  Folks, I've seen some things.  Sorry not sorry but this is going to be a long post.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Weekly Roundup: Spam and Shipwreck

 


A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition my family came home from the wilds, I made vegan spam and I need to talk about it, hubs may have found a solution to our family dinner problem (no, it's not vegan spam), and I ran a one mile race...and a five mile race.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Home Alone

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  The big exciting news of the week is that I have been home alone with no adult supervision.  No husband, no stepkids, and no dog.

Where is everyone you may ask?  Well, hubs and stepson #1 are somewhere off the grid with the Boy Scouts on a hiking trip.  Stepson #2 is with his mom, and stepdog goes where the kids go so that's how I ended up with a week of zero adult responsibilities.  So what does the single life look life you may ask?  For these answers plus two excellent movies and a "bad date" job interview story read on!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Life in The Treehouse

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week we lived in a treehouse for a few days, I tried a few recipes from Cheap Lazy Vegan and learned a Game Changing Tofu Technique, became obsessed with a trashy reality show, and am raving about a good book.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Off the Grid

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition: we had a major storm that knocked out our power for a day, I tried some new things in the kitchen, and I'm re-evalutating my goal for the mile race.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Full Frontal

A weekly roundup: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I got resourceful with Chipotle leftovers and saw some things that I will never unsee.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Weekly Round Up: It's Not All Bad

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week is rated M for "meh" but of course it wasn't all bad.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Weekly Round Up: A birthday and an air fryer reheat

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we celebrated a Very Special Birthday and reheated steak in the air fryer.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Some of This and Some of That

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I found another winning lunch from Cheap Lazy Vegan, hit up the speedwork for running, nerded out with the hubs on an art documentary, and found a full house on the job hunting front.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Thumbs Up


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I'm giving big ups to a new lunch discovery, a TV show, a movie, and a book.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Shake It Off

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I made a lot of burritos and shook off a bad race and a slow job market.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Easter

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week we had an epic family Easter brunch, celebrated a very special birthday, and I've got my next Big Fat Hairy Running Goal.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Weekly Round Up: The One About Racing, Madonna, Art, and Unicorns

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, reads.  In this week's edition I ran a race, took the ultimate trip back to the 80s, I'm taking a detour to talk about art and puzzles, and of course I'll get you up to speed on the jobby-job search. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Life in the Big City

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week we celebrated spring break in style by loading up the family truckster and heading to Chicago.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Upgrade Edition

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I upgraded my breakfast burritos, learned that ground turkey tastes just like chicken, I got more racing bling, and someone in my house got an offer that he couldn't refuse.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Medal Monday!

 

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I went on my first ever racecation and got my first bling of the year.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Seaweed and Snowstorms



 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's adventures stepson #1 and I have a new favorite snack, I got one over on the weather and got my long run done before a snowstorm, and I have an incredible TV show and an incredible book recommendation.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Diary of a Job Hopper: The Search is On

In recent weeks I've gone from being content with a safe-but-boring job to wanting something new.  I'm going to take this post to think out loud about it.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Weekly Round Up: No News is No News

 


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition there's no news on my job search and I'm ramping up the running again.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Player 2

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I tried two new recipes and revisited two old ones, winter is fleeing the scene, and Player 2 has entered the game of my kinda-sorta-probably job search.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Acronym Edition


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I have a story of Costco ESP and I'm going to think out loud about a work situation and ask WWYD.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Weekly Round Up: DNS

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. In this week's edition I DNS'd a race and one of my favorite trashy reality shows is back.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Weekly Round Up: A Trip to Trader Joe's

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I went to Trader Joe's for the first time in a long time, I've picked my next race, and I rewatched an incredible movie on the AFI Top 100 List (that I was not expecting to like).

Monday, January 31, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Winter Continues

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads. In this week's edition it's still winter and we had a solid week of family dinners, including a win on the leftover front.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Hibernation Edition

 
 
A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week winter came in for reals and we had an epic stir fry.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Weekly Round Up: No Surprise

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition we ate a lot of tacos, I rewatched a few Great Epics on the AFI Top 100 List, I've jumped on the Wordle band wagon, and to no surprise 50% of my household got COVID.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Weekly Round Up: This Taco Walks into a Bar

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition, we celebrated a Very Special Birthday with a taco bar and ice cream cake.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Weekly Round Up: Party People!

 

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  Since we last talked, I have been partying up a storm, I've run two 5k's less than 24 hours apart, and I ended my run streak.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

2022 State of the Run

 

New Year, New State of the Run post.  Join me as I dive in to The Year of the Whatever and come up with my grand "what's next" plan.