Hey y'all! Hope you're having a great Friday so far, and are looking forward to the weekend.
I've been pretty busy this week, so didn't have a post planned for today, but I thought I'd do a quick fly by with a little brain dump/update. Sorry in advance if this is super random, it's just some things I wanted to share, that don't really make up individual posts by themselves.
- I'm super excited to be going to the NC State Fair this weekend! We're going to meet up with this lovely lady and her husband there. I haven't been to a fair since high school, and am really looking forward to people watching, sampling some fair food, and checking out the animal exhibits. They even have pot bellied pigs that race for cheesy poofs! I'm sure I'll have some fun pics to share next week.
- Speaking of next week, and high school, I'm also ridiculously excited to be starting tennis lessons next week! I was really inspired by Amy's post about getting in shape and finding something you love to do for exercise. Jillian Michaels just doesn't do it for me, but I'm loving my Pure Barre classes (since the focus in them reminds me of my years of ballet lessons back in the day), and now I'm going to add in tennis twice a week. I used to actually be pretty good in high school (made varsity doubles my sophomore year), but I've forgotten just about everything. I think it will be fun though, and fun exercise is the best kind.
Also for fun, here's my tennis team picture from my freshman year in high school. Ugh, braces! And I am so glad that wearing tall scrunched socks with sandals isn't in style anymore! Everyone in my school used to wear those for a good year and a half.
- Speaking of exercise, I'm trying to make a lifestyle change. I've only been at it a month now, but I'm trying to eat better and be more active, and not just for a few months to lose weight before a wedding. I'm trying to find a long term balance, but it's not easy. So I just yesterday ordered a Fitbit, to help me gather more data (you all know I love charts and being organized!). I'm excited to start using it, because it comes highly recommended by several bloggers I know personally. I was especially inspired by Cathy's posts on it, found here.
- Finally, remember this post from earlier this summer, about how I planted flowers and a deer salt lick in my backyard, because I love deer, and wanted to see some? I FINALLY saw deer in our yard last night!!! I was way too excited, grabbed my camera, which of course was on the wrong setting, and then my cat came out and scared them away. But I am so happy now! I still don't know what's up with my obsession with deer, but I just think they're so adorable. This weekend I'm totally going to plant a second deer salt lick, since my flowers are long dead. Hopefully the cuties will be back again!
Anyway, that's my little Friday brain dump. As usual, my blogging friends have inspired me in so many ways, and I hope you all have fantastic weekends!