The One Where Madison Rambles and Updates You on Life

Happy Friday everyone! I hope if you are experiencing cold weather right now you are doing your best to stay warm and are toughing through it. And if you are currently experiencing warm weather… eh, I don’t have anything nice to say to you. Except give us back the sun!! ūüėČ

Today is going to be a rather short post since I have a surprise for you.

I made a vlog!

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After doing a Blogilates workout on my TV I was inspired to make my own video and give you a little update on what has been going on with me stomach-wise. I swear that I am not hyped up on anything in this post, despite what my wandering eyes and random tangents may lead you to believe…

A few thoughts about the video:

  • Sorry again for the horrible lighting and earthquake-like shaking that resulted from me holding the camera by hand for 15 minutes straight.
  • Oh ya, and sorry for the 15 minute length too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- with strangers I’m a closed book, but if you can get me talking I’ll never stop!
  • The Blogilates workout that I did today was this one. And the one I did yesterday was a bit longer as a Whole Body Workout. I highly recommend either, and despite their fun titles, those are some serious workouts!
  • Yes, I was still in my pajamas when I recorded the video. Well, I actually took a shower and changed back into them to do the exercise video, so that’s a little better, right?
  • I realized why it was so dark in my living room AFTER I was finished recording– my mom closes the drapes at night to help with insulation and the temperature inside, and we had yet to open them for the day. *Head smack*
  • Of course I will let you know what I find out with the health tests with my new doctor.
  • These are the PaleOMG pancakes that I was talking about. I’ll share more about my adjustments in a future post.
  • While I didn’t take any medicine for my fever, I want to assure you that if my fever had gone any higher or hadn’t broke that day, I would have definitely taken some medicine to bring it down. Test or not, I’m not willing to risk my health for something like that.
  • I am feeling much better but still need a little recovery time. Hopefully by Monday when I return to school I’ll be back to normal.
  • Seriously, I AM excited to go back to school. Call me strange if you must ūüėČ
  • Obviously I am linking up this post to Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud because I literally thought out loud. Ha.

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Now, once again, happy Friday! I hope you all have a marvelous (warm) weekend and I’ll talk to you soon.

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Questions for you:

  • Have you ever made a vlog?
  • Do you prefer video or word posts?
  • Has the cold spell passed where you live?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?

Final Friday Confessions Before Spring Break

This post may seem a little random and rambling today. And that’s because it is. I have one more class standing between me and Spring Break and boy am I ready to go home!

To make this random post seem a little more organized, let’s do it in list format, shall we? Here are my Final Friday Confessions Before Spring Break.

Confession #1:

I’m sort of feeling lost on this blog right now. It’s not a feeling of “I want to stop blogging,” but more like a “What direction am I heading?” type of thing. Recently I have been posting a lot of recipes that I myself can’t eat. Part of me feels guilty for doing this because it’s like I’m advocating for food that I’m not eating myself. It makes me feel sort of like a¬†hypocrite¬† even though I’m upfront about every recipe that I don’t try personally.

Confession #2:

Looking through my recipe page on this blog, I’m feeling very¬†nostalgic¬†about all of the food that I used to make. I have about a gazillion variations of microwave protein bread recipes and not much else, but it’s almost ridiculous how much I miss them. Oh, and peanut butter. This week I have been having a serious peanut butter craving. Melted on top of a crispy English muffin.

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Confession #3:

I have an internship interview on the Wednesday of Spring Break. I told this girl in the comments of one of her posts, and that’s when I realized that I hadn’t shared it on the blog yet. I don’t really want to say much else for fear of jinxing it, or whatever else could happen by posting things in a public space. All that I will say is that I have very mixed feelings about the whole upcoming experience. Excited. Dreading…

Confession #4:

Sometimes I feel like I’m alone in my thoughts. Then I come across a gif/meme on Pinterest and everything is better.

Cases in point-

Confession #5:

I just finished filing my FAFSA yesterday and my EFC was way higher than I expected. It’s one of those times where your parents are too “rich” for you to get financial aid, but not “rich” enough to cover all the costs. If my dad dies, Bill Gates, will you marry my mother?

Confession #6:

I’m liking this confession post way more than I should. It’s nice to get some of these thoughts out of my head and out in the real world. I suppose I should be confiding in my best friend or something, but you guys can be¬†substitutes¬†just for today, alright?

Confession #7:

Religion doesn’t come up on my blog at all normally, but today it will just a little bit. I’m Lutheran, which is broken off of Catholicism, and as such I celebrate Lent. If you don’t know what Lent is, it’s basically a time where you give up something for 40 days like Jesus did when he was being tested in the desert. In sixth grade I gave up pop for Lent and haven’t drank it since. The past two years I gave up refined sugar. This year though there was nothing I could give up in my diet that I hadn’t already. So, instead I decided to give up my negative comments about other people. I’ll admit it, I can be very quick to judge and criticize others. Thinking about it now, I talked snarkily about one of my teachers today. Completely unnecessary. ¬†Overall though, I’ve been doing much better. I even gave up GOMI 100%. If you read GOMI on a daily basis, you should try giving it up for just a few days. I feel so much better without all of those negative thoughts floating around me. Monkey see, monkey do.

Confession #8:

I’m tired and should be going to bed now, but I usually just ignore these signs of fatigue and stay up late on the computer. As soon as I’m done with this last confession, I’m getting ready for bed. Over Spring break I really need to work on catching up on my sleep.

Confession #9:

I lied. One more confession. I promised a recipe from the teaser picture that I left you all on my last WIAW. Sorry, just not today. I also haven’t gotten to any of the comments yet, but I promise, I will soon.

Peace, love, and happiness… It’s almost Spring Break!!

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Do you have anything to confess?

Did you give up anything for Lent?

What is the difference between a Meme and a gif?

Edited to add this last final image from Pinterest. I hope it makes your day. It sure made mine.