You Wouldn’t Believe It

You wouldn’t believe some of the news I’ve had in the past week.   I really could not even make this stuff up.

I’ve had a couple life bombs dropped on me.  And no, I’m not pregnant.

I’m not going to blog about it until a few things are finalized.  Remember Blogging 105 and that some mystery and privacy are ok and just common sense sometimes?  Well, I am taking my own advice on things for now.

For inquiring minds and not to alarm anyone, I am fine, my family is fine, things in general will be fine, and they seem to be working out, but I’ve been in major scramble and stress mode the past week.  And that’s not going to change for awhile.  Good thing I have never shied away from hard work or a challenge because life is about to get really crazy.

In an effort to keep things light and sunny on this holiday weekend, here are other things you wouldn’t believe:

MY OTHER RECIPES

1. I miss the Bravo Orange County Housewives

I finally watched all of my DVR saved stash of episodes from when we were in Aruba in May, but now that I’m done with those episodes, I’m in OC HW withdrawals!  The OC ladies are my faves, followed by Beverley Hills, and then NYC/NJ/ATL/Miami are all tied my ‘like’ scale.

2. I have no parties that I am going to over the Fourth of July long holiday weekend.  And I am more than okay with that!  I have my hands full with other things anyway.

Good thing I have Red, White, and Blue Food, among other things, to keep me busy over the Holiday weekend.

3.  You wouldn’t believe that I sometimes wear these boots at night here.  In June. And now, it’s July!  

I hate having cold feet and anything below 60F, I deem cold.  And yes, this former Minneapolis girl has turned into a mega weather wimp.

4. You wouldn’t believe the sheer.amount.of.work. and insanity that is going to be the next 3 weeks or so of my life.  I am still in shock.  Deep breath.

5. You wouldn’t believe that I eat a huge bowl of popcorn with chocolate, coconut oil, nooch, and other toppings

And

a dessert like a Magic Eight Bar every single night very late.  Way past a midnight snack.

Or a White Chocolate Blondie with Peanut Butter Frosting in the wee hours

And I go directly to bed and sleep like a baby.  For the next 5 hours.  And then it’s time to get up and start my day and the next 19 hours ahead of me.

And no, I don’t worry about “eating late”, weight gain or any food rules about what or when I “should” eat. <–All nonsense to me anyway.

You may not believe it, but I do think fatty carbs, i.e. desserts, help me sleep and help me wake up feeling great.  To each her own.

6. You may not believe that I wish I could use my minky lined camera strap as a blanket.  It’s so soft.  I wish I could!

7. You may not believe that the Mixed Berry Clafoutis is almost gone.    Then again, it was really good and easy.  I enjoyed hearing what your favorite fancy-tasting-but-easy-to-make recipes are.

Fill in the Blanks:

You wouldn’t believe it, but__________.

or

You can’t even make this up, but_________.

Happy 4th of July Weekend to everyone celebrating and Happy Canada Day/Weekend to my friends to the north!

P.S.  Enter my Shaklee Giveaway if you haven’t already.  It ends with my first post of the day Sunday.

 

82 comments on “You Wouldn’t Believe It”

  1. I really do hope all is well with you. From the short time I have known you I think you meet every and any challenge head up and will prevail.

  2. Thinking happy thoughts and positive vibes in your direction, Averie! xoxo

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve been thrown some curveballs :\ I hope everything works itself out and it’s nothing too serious!! I know you will get through it!!

  4. I’m here for you 100%, you know that xoxo

  5. Hang in there, with whatever it is that you’re going through! You are strong and I know that whatever it is, you can handle it with grace and ease!

    “You wouldn’t believe it but” I ate my way through 2 lbs of blueberries this week. Summer does these kinds of things to me. ;)

  6. You wouldn’t believe it but… Averie is actually Wonder Woman.
    Good luck with everything that’s going on, if anyone can handle it it’s you!

  7. Averie I just wanted to thank you — after you reviewed Five Bamboo clothing a few weeks back on the blog, I checked out the site and ordered some clothes myself (the t-shirt & skirt you have, as well as the elusive dress in papaya and black leggings). Well I just received my stuff in the mail and I am IN LOVE (so soft!). Thanks for introducing me to such a great company! :)

  8. You wouldn’t believe it but…I am totally jealous of anyone who doesn’t worry about what/when they eat and can maintain a healthy weight easily. SO not my reality.

    Okay, maybe that is believable.

    • I am a big believer of a calorie is a calorie

      And no matter the time of day, it’s simply and input/output thing

      Ingest about what you burn off, and your weight will stay the same. Whether you eat that at midnite, eat it all in the form of twinkies, eat it all in the form of raw nuts and lettuce and agave sweetened smoothies, I believe *in general* it does all come down to math.

      Input/output more important than time of day or even quality/type of calorie. Yes we need all types of foods but from a *weight mgmt* standpoint, I do believe that the type is fairly irrelevant.

      Of course my .02 and my experiences only here…just thinking out loud… :)

      • thanks for that .02 averie…you are so right! as long as you burn off what you put in, it’s all good! and i hope everything’s well with you! stay strong like you always do! x

  9. Good luck with things, I’m sure that whatever it is you will handle it with grace! You wouldn’t believe it but if I had those boots I would probably wear them all the time. An ideal temp for me is 80 degrees, and even then my feet might be cold.

  10. averie, totally wishing you the best as you deal with the curveballs that have been thrown at you. stay strong. i totally agree about keeping some stuff off your blog. stuff can tend to snowball…
    you wouldn’t believe it, but a bowl of cereal makes ME sleep like a baby!
    i am sad that i have seen all of the jersey shore episodes! i love RH, too – NY was my favourite, thus far.
    take care!

  11. have a great fourth of July!!!

  12. I hope everything is alright! I can tell you’re a very positive and strong person and can face any challenge!
    I’m still catching up on the Real Housewives of OC every time they play this seasons reruns on bravo :)

  13. I’m right with you on the lack of ‘food rules’. Aka I also eat late into the night if I feel like it, and sometimes not until noon, oh the horror! I sincerely hope everything works out with your life curveball, your perseverance is so inspiring.
    You wouldn’t believe it but I haven’t shampooed my hair in 9 days…… I promise there’s a reason behind that, I’ll be posting soon haha.

    • are you “no poo’ing”? baking soda as shampoo with an ACV rinse? the no-poo method that many of my friends have done…i never have but hey, some ppl love it. or you may be doing something totally diff.

      wrote this to another commenter too
      “I am a big believer of a calorie is a calorie

      And no matter the time of day, it’s simply and input/output thing

      Ingest about what you burn off, and your weight will stay the same. Whether you eat that at midnite, eat it all in the form of twinkies, eat it all in the form of raw nuts and lettuce and agave sweetened smoothies, I believe *in general* it does all come down to math.

      Input/output more important than time of day or even quality/type of calorie. Yes we need all types of foods but from a *weight mgmt* standpoint, I do believe that the type is fairly irrelevant.

      Of course my .02 and my experiences only here…just thinking out loud… :) “

  14. I hope everything is ok! Challenges suck…and also give us opportunities to become even stronger and more evolved—most of the time that part is only obvious after you’ve gotten past the tough things!
    If anyone can persevere, you will!

  15. Sorry to hear that so much is going on. When a lot of sh hits the fan at the same time in my life, I always think….well, at least I”m getting it all over with at once! I love Real Housewives. Beverly Hills, OC, NY and NJ all rock (in my book). I could do without DC, ATL and Miami. I heard theres a new Canadian one coming too- Vancouver? I’m always cold too. Enjoy your 4th

    • hadnt heard that about Vancouver yet.

      DC was a bore to me. Seriously.Boring.

      “well, at least I”m getting it all over with at once!”– indeed :)

      • DC was so dull because the Mid Atlantic is just that boring!!*

        *I can say that as a current resident of VA, but I will be returning to my beloved hometown San Diego soon and I can’t wait! California is just so much better..even with reality tv!

  16. So sorry life is crazy right now but I know you’ll get through it!!!

    You wouldn’t believe how f-ing hot it is here in MN — we had 50 degree weather last week and this week it is 100.

  17. I’m sure its all amazing, good news that will make your recipes famous!

    I am making my party menu with you and your methods of cooking in mind

    Deviled Eggs
    Homemade Salsa (15 minute prep, as many ingrediants as I feel like! This time around its like 4 tbs chopped garlic, an onion, the rest of the cilantro in my fridge, all the tomatoes in the house, some peppers and adobo sauce- and put in the food processor! Throw in some black beans & corn too…)
    veggie dip – Greek yogurt (plain) with garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper. Yummy onion dip not from a box!
    Fruit Dip- Vanilla greek yogurt with agave and a little lemon juice. Violia!
    Pineapple/chicken skewers. Not veg, but super yummie. Fresh pineapple, and the BBQ sauce that goes on it! Divine… ketchup, soy sauce, a little mustard, some agave & brown sugar a little garlic and lemon juice. 10 minute whip up!
    Strawberry shortcake…fresh strawberries & blackberries soaked in mango juice and a teaspoon of agave overnight to make them OMG sweet, over angel food cake…and I had to make fresh whipped cream, if only to respect the berries.

    Oh yeah…and your snowballs.

    Good luck!

  18. Hope the “bombs” are good bombs!!! (Is there such a thing?!?)

    Thinking about you!

  19. You WILL get through the next three weeks!! I hope that nothing TOO serious is going on, and that you can take it slow and tackle it one step at a time :) I say book a vacay to Aruba after the “deadline” is over ;)

  20. Hi There!! I’m writing you here because I know you’ll see it sooner than later!! HAHA…. I hope all is well on your side of the country…. and now for the blank to be filled!!
    You can’t even make this up——Just insert any of the crazy times when we were all in attendance in MB….. LOL :0
    I miss you like an idiot misses the point!!!!

  21. Sending good thoughts your way:)
    I love watching the Real housewives of O/C !!!
    “A good system shortens the road to the goal” Orison Sweet Marden
    I am sure you will figure everything out:)

  22. You wouldn’t believe it, but I love Real Housewives, too! OC is my favorite, but I’ll take any of them, really.
    I can’t believe you only sleep for 5 hours! I couldn’t do it.
    I hope the stuff you may share with us in the future is good stuff and not bad stuff. Hang in there lady :)

  23. good luck with everything!!!! im sure it will all work out ok, as long as you have plenty of sugar to get your through;)

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