Ultimate Coffee: March Edition

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Good morning! It got kind of cold here this morning after a teaser of warm weather. I am a Goldilocks weather person, meaning that I don’t like it too hot or too cold, so about 10º warmer would suit me just fine! It’s another first Saturday of the Month, and time for Ultimate Coffee where I share what I have been up to here and at home. So grab your favorite morning bevvie and let’s get chatting!

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am on day-7 of my Advocare 24-Day Challenge.

So, really not coffee for me today! I drink this Spark:

advocare spark

I am all about this Grape flavor! I have a vat of fruit punch right now, but next time I am definitely ordering the grape. They have tons of flavors though, so I will be trying them all, I am sure.

So far, I love it. It is easy, I am back to eating well, and drinking tons of water. I am keeping a food log, and taking fiber and probiotics. Love this program for keeping me on track for health goals. If you want to check out the site or order, my Advocare site has lots of info, but can be overwhelming – I would go to the shop/products tab to get an overview of everything they offer. I love that I eat all the food- the only stuff I avoid is cheese, sugar, caffeine, and most processed food. I am not a dairy-girl so, the cheese is easy. We are really eating just like before, just more aware of the processed foods, like salad dressing and sauces. I have been eating some great meals, and this week, I plan to share more of what this looks like in meal-plan form.

If we were having coffee Spark, I’d tell you that I went running twice this week.

Which was a nice re-entry, but it’s been too long. I haven’t been able to run, since I had the flu/brochial thing that turns into Pnumonia. It is going around everywhere here, so it kind of derailed me for a solid month. I was coughing so hard, I gave myself an almost hernia- good news is that it is just starting to heal. Oy.

And my shoes are horrible! I need new running shoes. I had Brooks, but I can’t even use them to walk as they all of sudden are giving me blisters. Not good. I may go back to Nike Vomeros, as I liked them before, but I can’t remember what size or if I needed wide- so now I can’t buy them online, I have to go in person…and am delaying that for reasons that I don’t even understand myself!my old running shoes

If we were having coffee Spark, I’d tell you that I got some great reads in during February. 

I think the benefit of being sick, is reading. It is the only time, I can sit for a long time and commit to reading. I shared it on the blog, but my faves for the month are:

All the Missing Girls, by Megan Miranda


Big Little Lies, by Lianne Moriarty

These were both super fun reads. You can read my quick summary of them, and 4 more books that I read this month (!!What?!), or you can click on them, and Amazon can tell you about them!

If we were having coffee Spark, I’d tell you that my house is sort of a disaster.

We are getting our basement finished-whoohoo! I love it. I love it. Oh, did I tell you? I love it! But the universe loves balance, my friends, so we had a little calamity with our plumbing to calm my excitement over our wonderful reno. If you follow the blog, you know I overflowed the jacuzzi tub four years ago…well, same bathroom, but it was the plumbing in the sink that sort of exploded and water came down to ground floor and then the basement…

leak in our living room from the exploded pipes

This is the leak in our living room from the exploded pipes- the ceiling didn’t collapse this time!

Good news, is that the damage was so much better than it could have been, and we are getting there now, every day to a sort of fixed situation.basement remodel

It’s funny though. When you fix up your house, little by little, the old part looks so bad. Patience and being grateful are sort of things I have to remember.

That’s it- For such a short month, February was chock full of activity! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Saturday and great Sunday tomorrow! Happy March! I am linking up with my other bloggers this morning over at

Thanks for coming by to chat~

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19 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee: March Edition

  1. Farrah

    Great job on getting some running and reading in! Sorry to hear that you’ve been sick though…and about your house! :[ I’m glad that you’re feeling better + that your house is getting fixed up!

  2. wendyistakingthelongwayhome

    Glad to hear you are back to running! I tried All the Missing Girls and I couldn’t get into it. I’m going to have to try it again–a lot of people loved it.

    Home repairs? I’m married to a carpenter and my house is a disaster! Ugh!

  3. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Water damage is just the worst! It’s happened to us a few times, some worse than others, luckily never from one floor to the next. The house we lived in the longest was a ranch — and I plan to retire to a house that’s a ranch, too! Unless we can find a condo at some senior living community that allows a gated backyard for the dogs . . .

  4. MB Jackson

    That is the tough part of remodeling as soon as you fix one thing you see 15 more things you want to do! I enjoyed the Big little lies book- fun read! Congrats to 7 days, no coffee- awesome!

  5. Coco

    Oooh, are you watching Big Little Lies on HBO? It’s on Sunday nights. I think this is week #3. So true about fixing up your house. Our kitchen is still a renovation wreck and I’m eyeing other things ….

  6. Debbie @ Deb Runs

    I’m so sorry to hear about your water damage. Those types of things can be so annoying, especially since you’re also in the process of finishing your basement – two steps ahead, three steps back… Hopefully, all will be back to normal quickly!

  7. Lisa notes...

    Glad you’re healing from your flu/brochial thing. I’ve had something for a solid week, and now the cough is settling in. Hope it’s not what you had! ha. I still haven’t read big Little Lies but I see it pop up everywhere so I need to get to it soon. Thanks for sharing these goodies!

  8. Shannon @GirlsGotSole

    Ugh, sounds like a rough time health-wise for you lately. Nice to hear you are getting back on the road again. Hit up your local running store, I bet they will give you some motivation and of course help you find the right shoes!
    I SOO need to get back on reading regularly…as I type this, I’ve got a book staring at me that I need to get back on. LOL!
    Oh man, water damage, definitely a cruddy situation to have to deal with.

  9. Clarinda

    Oh, getting sick is the worst! But I think you’re right! Great excuse to read. 🙂 I wish I read more often.

    Congrats on getting in 2 runs last week. 🙂 Hope you find some new shoes that you love.

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