Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone had a lovely day, ate too much turkey and celebrated everything they are thankful for! Well, at least that’s what I did today. I have so much to be thankful for today – so blessed! I also have a cross-country move coming up that I’ve been preparing for….but I don’t want to chat about that now.

Now, I want to tell you about my awesome girls night out. A few years ago, my best girlfriends from high school started getting together for brunch/lunch around Thanksgiving. We’ve all gone our separate directions which is why it’s so nice just to be together for a minute.

This year, as we began our annual planning via Facebook messenger, I found out I was moving to California. Before I had officially accepted the offer, one crazy girl had a full agenda, including hotel room, for our girls night!

For the first time, I tried out Wine and Canvas. As a fine arts major for two semesters and a self-proclaimed crafty lady, I was pretty excited! The painting was Van Gogh’s Irises. Here is the original painting:

Van Gogh Irises – The Original

Step 1 – Blank canvas. The 79 is my food order – The most important part of the evening.

Step 2 – Create the ground and the sky.

Step 3 – Add flowers…or seaweed….whatever.

Step 4 – Add the irises or blue ribbons.

The final product! Just call me Pam Van Gogh!

I’ve totally missed my calling in life. Actually, I quit fine arts because my professor said that my work always seemed “unfinished”. I decided that I would open a gallery of unfinished art – just because she ticked me off.

After our amazing art session, we hit up Howl at the Moon, added a few others to the entourage and ended the night with the most delicious bread sticks at Kilroy’s Bar and passed out. I haven’t been to Howl at the Moon since my 30th birthday party (a few years ago) and let me tell you, the talent was amazing! I don’t know how some of these guys haven’t been picked up by The Voice yet – especially the dude that did Gangnam Style – Awesome!

Now, I must get back to my entertainment tonight – my monkeys. Last sleep over with Aunt Pammie for a while.

Seriously, I know you’re jealous!

Happy Thanksgiving!


My First Post

It’s the last day of the long Thanksgiving weekend and I’ve finally decided to post my first blog. I’ve had the blog setup for quite a while now but haven’t felt compelled to pen my first entry.

So what will this blog be? I’m sure some ranting and raving about the topic of the day. But most of all, this blog is going to be my commitment and accountability to getting healthy. I’m no expert. I’m not going to post my “stats” yet because it’s pretty embarrassing. But a couple goals (which I will expand upon over the life of the blog):

  1. Lose 3o-50 pounds (healthy).
  2. Run an entire half marathon in May 2012. Goal time 2:15-2:30.

Hopefully you’ll join me on my journey. I’d love feedback!!