new kitten

Felix and randomness

Here’s my family’s new kitten, Felix! He’s now 10-weeks-old. felix2

My mom and Hannah made a deal a few weeks ago: If Hannah could run a 5k within 24 minutes, our family could get a kitten. Hannah ran a 24:50 in a (freezing cold) 5k last weekend and we literally got Felix that night. No local shelters or humane societies had kittens, but we found one for free on Craigslist. felix1

Felix is honestly one of the most relaxed kittens I have ever met. He’s already blending in very well with our two dogs and other cat, Lily.


Other random updates:

I’ve been making some care packages lately! IMG_4974

All of the the above goodies went into a care package for Jimmy. He was away for the whole week last week at a job site about three hours from his house. Because he’s a welder, he often has to work outside. I knew it was going to be freezing, so I packed him some hand warmers!


This care package and card is for a special friend who is spending some time dealing with something in Florida. I really miss her!


Other randomness:


I found my old grips from gymnastics! Grips are what a gymnast wears on their hands when they perform routines on the bars; they basically protect the skin on one’s hands from ripping open.

A few posts back, I mentioned rejoining gymnastics. I’m looking to sign up for my old gym’s new adult class that begins in March. The only problem is that not enough people have signed up for the class yet. If enough people don’t sign up, they won’t run the class. Hopefully people will sign up soon because the class is supposed to start a week from tomorrow!


Alright, that’s enough randomness for today. I’m off to get ready for church.

What are you doing today?


Recent Eats


Here are some of my recent eats:

chineseSemi-homemade General Tso’s chicken. I just breaded the chicken with flour and fried it in oil for a few minutes, and then added enough sauce to coat the chicken. Easy peasy.

IMG_4967A fellow classmate was fundraising for THON, so I had to show my support 😉

IMG_4995Black eyed pea stew! I found black eyed peas on sale at the grocery store for 50 cents, so I researched some soup recipes and made this stew. The only thing I changed was that I replaced the kielbasa with sausage. It was great!

IMG_4993Check out the new Pop-tart flavor! I tried the limited edition marshmallow hot chocolate flavor in this post and the strawberry flavor in this post. Red velvet? Highly recommended.

That’s all the pictures I have of food for ya.


In my next post, I have a lot (of random things) to share, including the fact that my family got a new kitten! FelixMeet Felix!

Don’t worry, I’m still giving lots of love and kisses to Lola, the most shiny dog in the world. I need to learn her secret for shiny hair… lolaI can’t imagine life without animals! They’re such a blessing.


Have a great weekend!