A Swingin’ Good Time

Howdy!

How has your weekend been?

And who’s excited that it is finally spring time?!  I know this girl is.  Spring has been celebrated in my life with pastel blue and yellow toe nails and Reese’s eggs.  I swear candy tastes better when it’s in a Spring themed wrapper.  And Spring Oreos?  Oh baby.  They are clearly the best.

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How good would a Spring Oreo Milkshake be?

Good gracious I’m getting off track.  Let’s start with Saturday morning.

It didn’t look very springy when I woke up.  Nope.

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I was supposed to run 5 miles to finish off the Ironman triathlon challenge, but the weather made me want to stay inside with my hot tea and eat a package of Spring Oreos.  So I decided to leave it up to the weather to decide if I went on my run or not later.  I ate a little oatmeal and worked on homework until it was time for a lunch date with my “little” Annie.

Sorority Lingo 101: Little (Annie): Noun; member of a fraternity or sorority who has a “Big” (me!) that looks after, mentors and shares chocolate with the little.

One of the best parts about having a little?  They are freshmen.  And freshmen sometimes swipe you into the Food Zoo.  Oh, how I love the college cafeteria 🙂  My favorite meal is a veggie sandwich with humus, sunflower seeds, cucumbers, spinach and beets. YUM!

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After lunch and a few more hours of homework, the sun was shining bright and the snow had melted!  This is spring in MT y’all. I had a very happy 5 mile run and finished the Ironman a day early.

Maybe next time I’ll do it in one day!

Hahahahaha oh that is a grand joke.

After catching up with my mom and a warm shower, I made myself dinner; a Greek quesadilla with greens and Tzatziki sauce.

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My quesadilla had humus, feta, mozzarella, tomatoes, red pepper and olives in it.  Isn’t that a nice change from the usual Mexican quesadilla?!  The Tzatziki was super easy; just chopped cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, plain Greek yogurt and hot sauce 🙂

I watched The Office while I ate and couldn’t help but giggle a little…

“There’s no such thing as an appropriate joke.  That’s why it’s funny.” ~Michael Scott

Oh  Michael 🙂 Next on my agenda was Forrester’s Ball 2013.

Forrester’s Ball is a 96 year old tradition at my college where there is free chilli, a live band, lot’s of wood chips and swing dancing!

Basically here’s what went down:

~a red plaid shirt and borrowed red cowboy boots

~bonding with my little, my big, and other good friends before the ball

~getting married at the Saint Grizzly Chapel and stretching out the cheap, tin ring to fit my 24 hour husbands finger

~sliding down a HUGE, greased slide at tops speeds and running into a pile of wood chips

~swing dancing until my feet were sore 🙂

~coming home and chatting with my girlfriends in the kitchen

~laughing soo hard after watching Shelbi drop her bowl of shepherds pie and spill it all over the chair like a champ 😉

~sleeping like a rock and NOT setting an alarm!

~waking up for warm green tea and Ashtanga yoga by a sunny window to start the day

I had so much fun at this lumber jack bash!  While college in general and Forrester’s Ball is well known for being a huge drinking event, I have had a blast for the past two years 100% sober 😀  You don’t have to schwasted to have a swingin’ good time in my opinion!

Hope everyone has an awesome Sunday!

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One thought on “A Swingin’ Good Time

  1. Way to go on that Ironman accomplishment!! And so glad to hear you had a ball at the Ball! A pedi in LV at a fab spa and shopping for that perfect outfit to rock it at Shania will truly make it officially SPRING! The countdown has begun – 4 days and counting 🙂

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