Books, Daily Happenings, Workout

First Day Of Spring Brings Hail

Happy hump day! I hope your week is off to a great start. Currently New Jersey is getting hit with another snow storm…yes it’s March 21st and snowing here. Fingers crossed it’s not as bad as they are saying it will be. I hope the weather by you is much nicer! Have a great day 🙂


Due to a project that is happening at work, my hours have been set back a little bit. Which is great because it means an extra hour of sleep in the morning. I’ll never complain about that! Well I won’t complain until it’s 4 o’clock and I realize I have to stay at the office another hour 😉 Before I headed out the door though, I scrambled an egg and grabbed an oatmeal muffin to enjoy.


During lunch, I made a ton of progress on Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup. I saw the movie in theaters when it first came out and really enjoyed it. Well I didn’t enjoy the topic but I thought that was interesting and the film was extremely well made. The book had been on my reading list since then and I finally picked it up. I was a little hesitant since it was written in 1853 but it has been a great read. I knew what the story is but hearing it in Solomon’s own words is something else.

After work, the storm had already started. It was hailing and the sidewalks/parking lot at my apartment were starting to get chunky as the hail was beginning to freeze. I decided going for a run wouldn’t be the safest decision so I opted for a full bikini body guide workout instead. Man oh man, 28 minutes of legs and they were jello!

Broccoli, Sausage Cavatelli

I hopped in the shower then got lunch ready for the next day while catching up with Alex. Once lunch was set, I started a pot of water for dinner. I made a favorite of ours – broccoli and sausage cavatelli. Full disclosure I didn’t use cavatelli pasta because I never see it in stores. I just use a box of whatever I have on hand. Dinner came together in no time and was the perfect late March storm dinner.

While we ate, we watched Billions. I’m on episode 2 in the first season and love the show! It’s a show about the struggle between U.S Attorney General in New York, Chuck Rhodes, who tries to build a case against Bobby Axelrod, a hedge fund manager. It revolves around power, wealth and corruption and I love it. When the episode ended, we hung out in front of the fire and read. I ended up finishing the story. Personally I enjoyed it but I don’t know if it would be as enjoyable if you hadn’t seen the movie first.

Question of the day: How was the first official day of spring for you?

32 thoughts on “First Day Of Spring Brings Hail”

    1. Girl I am ready for spring weather!! Or at least 50s with no snow in the forecast. I love easy pasta dishes for dinner. Plus the recipe makes a huge batch so leftovers for the win tonight!


    1. Girl that sounds so much better than being in the office watching snow fall! Aka what I’m currently doing haha. I have all of my fingers and all of my toes crossed the snow is done after today!


  1. no hail here, but lots of snow today. that pasta looks good. I thought it was some kind of pasta salad when I first looked at the picture. Hope spring comes to you soon… to me too!


    1. I hope the snow stops for you soon. That’s too funny. I’ve eaten it cold before and it’s just as good! Honestly you could have it as a pasta salad in the summer if you wanted to. Fingers crossed spring comes soon for us!


  2. I am going to need that pasta recipe! That looks seriously delicious.
    Those BBG workouts really kick my tail…jelly legs is for sure! Have a great day Maureen!


  3. I so wish I could blow through books as fast as you do girl! Your reading totally inspires me!!

    I can’t believe you guys are still getting snow!! We’re almost in the 70’s in Arkansas as I think we completely skipped Winter all together this time around.

    I hope you have a great rest of your day Maureen!!


    1. I’m so jealous it’s in the 70s near you! All of my fingers and toes are crossed that this is it for snow this season…I’m ready for spring now!

      I hope you have a great Thursday Chelsea!


  4. Hey girl!! The movie twelve years a slave is an all time… it was so good, hard to watch at times, but amazing & portrayed such a powerful message/history. I should read the book too! The pasta looks yuhhhhhhmyyyyyy! Have an awesome weekend, Maureen!


    1. Yes that’s exactly how I felt about it Mackenzie! So well made about such a distinct part of US history and it was told in a way that made you want to watch even though some parts were difficult. If you liked the movie then I think you would like the book. I’m honestly not sure how I would feel about the book had I not seen the movie first. Thanks girl! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend 🙂

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  5. The first day of spring here in Pittsburgh was snowy and cold, haha. I’m seeing 50s in the forecast for next week, so I am pumped! Your muffin looks so delicious! Yay for more sleep in the morning 🙂


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