Happy Hour Ramblings

It’s Friday Night Happy Hour!  Cheers!  And as it’s Happy Hour, I feel like rambling on and on as if we were having a drink together, because to be quite honest, I’m on my 3rd…

It’s been a hard week.  I’ve been sick since Monday.  I think that’s why I’m partaking in Happy Hour regardless.  I’ve heard alcohol kills bacteria, so hey, why not.  Sounds good to me anyway. Ah well, ’tis the season.  My child was sick first, so I think I’ll blame him for all my misery.  Of course, it sets me back a bit in my training for my upcoming half-marathon as I’ve not been able to do anything… and that includes breathing.  It’s horrifying to walk up 1/2-flight of stairs and become short of breath, especially when you have a 10-mile run on the schedule. This just hasn’t been a good training cycle at all with the horrid weather, being sick, and holiday-time of year.  The January racing schedule will have to be re-evaluated for next year, I think.  While we don’t have a race planned yet for January 2017, this is probably something that needs to be considered.  Running consistent long distances in November and December is proving to be quite difficult… well, at least this year it is.




The above pictures are of Daryl.  This is the bunny I babysit at work for the clinic manager.  He’s just cute, and you really can’t go wrong with cute animal pictures.  And he has those Shaka ears (his dad is the one who noticed this).  Really and truly!  When he’s relaxed and comfortable, it’s always one ear up and one down, just like the Hawaiian Shaka sign!  Anyway, I was trying to get him to take a silly selfie with me.  He wasn’t having any of it until I picked him up and held him. Then he didn’t really have a choice. Notice how his ears are back in the 3rd picture.  He’s a loving and tolerant bunny, but I’m not sure he was too impressed with all the selfie attempts. #cheapentertainment


My pretty girl Sheba’s not looking too impressed with getting her picture taken either.  She’s gotten into the habit of jumping into my car the minute I get home and open the door.  I kid you not!  Check it out!


Sometimes I don’t even know that she’s there!  I’ll be gathering up my stuff to take inside, and then all of a sudden I’ve got these big gold eyes staring at me.  Freaky.

The big news of the week… Jamesy managed to score us tickets to the Adele concert coming to Seattle in July!  I have no idea how he managed that, but he did!  While he was at work even! And then surprised me! Woo hoo!  I’m going to see Adele!  Probably a once in a lifetime event! We are over the moon!!


Some more good news!  While I haven’t lost the 10 pounds I was planning to lose for this training cycle, I have lost 3.4 pounds so far!!  Total freaking success!  And you know why it’s a success? Because it’s the holidays and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself from Halloween until now and on through the New Year!  So, therefore, I’m having cookies and decadent desserts and celebratory drinks in moderation and I haven’t gained weight!!  I have, at the end of the day, actually lost weight! While having fun!  Yes!  It can be done!  Slowly but surely!  And I am absolutely thrilled!  (Thanks to my beautiful friend Tasha at Hit Below The Belt Hard for the above meme and her Friday Funnies.  What distance runner hasn’t felt this way?!!)


We now have about 2 weeks left of the 2015 holiday season.  Be sure to make it count and make it a happy one and enjoy it to the fullest.  It seems this year went quicker than past years, and they’re only going to go quicker.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I’ll be attempting a run on Sunday… and while it won’t be a 10-miler, it’s gonna be something because I only have about 29 days until the Maui Oceanfront Half!  The up side to being sick… my legs are totally rested!

Happy Running!!

29 thoughts on “Happy Hour Ramblings

  1. Tasha

    Awww, thank you so much Paula for the kind compliment!!! I didn’t realize you were under the weather this week…I hope it’s run its course already. I’m on my first glass of wine so you’ve got me beat on happy hour!!! Glad to be having a drink wit’cha….even if just online! Sheba’s looking a bit mischievous if you ask me!!! Better keep your eye on that one lol

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Lol, I’ve finished my bottle, so I’m wayyy ahead of you, hehe! Oh that’s okay, I’m hoping to sleep well. I think I’m on the downhill side of my ickiness now because I do nothing but cough all the time and my chest doesn’t hurt anymore, so I’m hoping!!! Great to share a drink with you too!! TGIF, eh? 😀 (Yeah, Sheba is so dainty and petite, but she knows how to tear it up, lol!!)

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  2. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Cute bunny & cat! My animals are shameless posers, the problem is the minute you whip out a phone they want to walk up to you but they actually love having their photo taken.

    Sorry you’ve been sick, but wow! WTG on the weight loss. I’ve lost a little weight in the last couple of weeks, but only because I’ve been very careful & not baking. 😦

    So jealous of the Adele tickets. Amazing — I heard how hard they are to get!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thanks Judy!! That’s funny your animals like it… I have to snap a hundred before I can get one good one, lol! And thanks re: weight loss! Congrats to you too! I don’t bake, so my hubby tends to check out the bakery quite often and usually brings stuff home, haha! And I know! Adele! He got lucky is what it is! We never get that lucky with that kind of stuff, but this time he did! 🙂


  3. artisticsharon

    Dang, sorry to hear you’ve been sick – yeah, breathing is pretty necessary so you totally get a pass on running! I hear ya about training in the winter months and you’ve had a particularly rough one so far.

    Cute bunny and I love those ‘funny’ ears!

    ADELE tickets??!! Yay!! Jamsey is definitely a keeper!!

    Hope you feel better soon 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Lol, thanks Sharon!! Yeah, I think I’ll keep Jamesy around for a long, long time, hehe! The concert ticket gods tend to smile upon him! :D. And I’m really hoping I’m on the mend. I think I am though because my brain is starting to work again… that’s always a good sign when the brain is able to process stuff, hehe!!


  4. Lynz Real Cooking

    I hope you feel better! wow beautiful bunny and great pictures! I can imagine you must be so tired after all of your runs!! you lost 3 pounds so that is cool! congrats on the tickets!!! Please go to my page and see the cool video these kids and staff made! A friend Cathy Brooks shared it from her school! You will love it!! I can’t stop watching it!

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  5. aidyl93

    Everyone’s been getting sick lately! Something’s going around, no matter where you’re at it seems! I hope you get to feeling better soon, if you aren’t already! Daryl is so adorable, I always enjoy seeing pictures of him! 😀 That is too funny about Sheba, and would be quite freaky when you aren’t expecting those eyes to be staring you down! Way to go James!! That is super exciting, I can’t wait to hear all about seeing Adele!! How fun is that!? I’m glad even though training hasn’t been ideal your legs at least are rested now! And congrats on losing the weight! That is super awesome, and yes goes to show you can do it with exercise and moderation, yay for continuing with the sweets!! 😉

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