Unexpected Free Day

Posted: October 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Today’s schedule originally had me pretty busy. Long run in the morning. Baking after that. A hair appointment in the afternoon. A party to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday tonight. Too bad none of that worked out.

My hair stylist came down with something, and I had to reschedule my appointment. No big deal. These split ends aren’t going anywhere. She’ll just have more fun with them next week.

Makenzie is pretty sick as well with a bad croup like cough and a high fever off and on. Can’t leave her for the night, so no party. Bummer. I was looking forward to hanging out with some good friends! And making/eating some Better Than Crack Brownies.

Why, hello there, unexpected free day! I would rather have done my original plans, but today didn’t shape out so badly either. I snuck in a nap, folded laundry, and got Makenzie’s birthday party invitations filled out.


Good thing, too. I have her party planned for three weeks from today. I’m on top of things. Clearly. <--- where is the sarcasm font???

I guess it’s time for me to sign off and enjoy my time soothing childhood aches and pains, scrounging up something for dinner, and catching up with the DVR or perhaps even picking up a book that doesn’t talk peroneus longus and sternocleidomastoid. As fun as that is, it will be a nice change. Winking smile

FFF Features of the Week

I never expect you all to keep up with every post I write, so each week I play catch up with my favorites. Find the posts that I enjoyed writing the most, that sparked the most discussion, or that had the most cuteness…as well as one of my favorite blogs for you to check out. Have a great night!

Featured Personal Post: Stuffed With Emptiness – My First Binge

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I greatly appreciated the feedback on this post. I plan on continuing this as a series of key moments in my binge eating journey – a memoir of sorts – in an attempt to openly show the heartaches and truths of this form of disordered eating.

Featured Workout Post: This Call’s For A Celebration!


I finished my personal training studies and shared two strength training workouts I set up using some of that information.

Featured Recipe Post: Hearty Lentil Soup


Can’t beat a super simple crockpot recipe made for fall!

Featured Positive Post: What Can I Offer This World?

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Do you know your gifts? Some thoughts on ways to figure them out.

Featured Blogging Post: Quality Content

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And thank you for the feedback in the survey. It really helped me learn a lot so I can mesh my preferences with yours to make FFF the best it can be.

Featured Fun Post: Who Can Get Me Out Of My Pajamas?


Fun meet-up with blog friend, Lindsay.

Featured Cuteness Post: “Must-Dos” or “To-Dos”


Must-do? Make time with the two cutest kids in the world!

Featured Reading: Life of Blyss


I don’t think Alyssa could be more down-to-earth and funny if she tried. Her blog always brings a smile to my face and I look forward to reading every post. Give this fabulous gal some love today! Open-mouthed smile

  • Are you a good party planner?
  • How do you use unexpected free time?


27 Comments to “Unexpected Free Day”
  1. I love that lentil recipe! I have a similar one that I make several times a month when the weather gets cooler! I rarely ever have free time so I like to use it to catch up with friends, sleep, or run!

  2. sometimes unexpected free days are the best. hope your little one is better soon!

  3. Definitely as a special catch up time! Good luck planning the party! I hope M feels better soon!

  4. Amy Lauren says:

    I’m planning to try that lentil recipe when it cools down a little more. It feels a little more like Fall here today, but it’s still warm. In a few weeks it’ll be hoody weather and I’ll make it :).

    Sorry you couldn’t go to the party or get your hair done :(.

  5. Unexpected free days really are the best sometimes. Shane and I are actually having an unusually relaxing weekend. I kinda love it 🙂
    Have a nice night in, love!

  6. Khushboo says:

    I love unexpected free days – depending on my mood, I either try and cross things off my to-do list or do nothing at all…sometimes it’s a pleasure to be lazy and not worry about a thing. Hope M feels better!

  7. katie says:

    I hope your little princess feels better soon, its not fun when little ones are sick : p

    Glad you got some free time though to do stuff, cute invites!

    I like to paint my nails, read a book, or organize things that need it in my free time that I get ; )

    and Alyssa rocks! Love her!

  8. Oh no, hope M gets better quickly. Poor thing. LOVE party planning. Get a little over the top about it LOL. Jason usually has to reel me in and bring me back to reality 😉

  9. Lori Lynn says:

    I found a really good Trader Joes Lentil Vegetable soup that I had recently. It’s one of my favorites. Your soup looks a lot like the Trade Joes kind!

  10. Yeah – I’m a fun feature?? no way.
    Just got home – relaxing now in our pj’s. Had a blast in ATL – ate at The Vortex and played at Piedmont park!

  11. Lindsay says:

    Awwww, we have the same invitations for my 3 year old princess’s birthday too! 🙂

  12. I”m invited to M’s party right? I want a princess goody bag! 🙂

    Hope you enjoyed your day off!

  13. YUM that lentil soup looks delish and I never use my crockpot — might have to bring it out soon! 🙂

    Also, love the bit about accepting compliments!

  14. There SO is a need for sarcasm font! I could have used it today 😉

    Great job shifting gears! Sometimes when my plans change, I freak out trying to think of what to do now. Pathetic, I know 🙂

  15. I love to plan parties…I like to think that turn out awesome!

    In my free time I usually read, organize, or spend some time with my DVR 🙂

  16. Hi Tina! Hope MaKenzie is feeling better soon!

  17. lindsay says:

    oh poor little M. Hope she’s feeling better! Glad you got a free day out of it. hehe.

  18. Kace says:

    OMG I LOVVVEEEEEE party planning. In every wedding I’ve been in, the maid of honor has delegated all things shower theme and decor to me. So fun! (def. has to do with my elementary ed background haha.)

    • Tina says:

      Want to plan Makenzie’s party? 😉

      • Kace says:

        Hmmm……off the top of my head: (not sure if this is a kid or adult party so adapt accordingly)

        A tea party with mini sandwiches and mini desserts – pink, blue, and yellow coated cake balls covered with sugar sprinkles (the kind that look like glitter), different flavored teas or cold drinks.

        Each table is a different princess; and each guest gets a tiara for said princess

        Pink. Everywhere. (duh, haha).

        Wow I feel on the spot here haha. If I think of anything else I’ll be sure to drop another comment!

  19. can you tell I’m just catching up with my blog reading? 🙂

    thank you so much for the sweet shout out! YOU bring a smile to MY face. and your kiddos certainly help, as well. 😉

    and gaaah, mackenzie’s princess party! can I come? I’ll wear my cinderella costume and the princess wand I made at my 5th birthday party.

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