Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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An Orthodox Baptism

Happy Monday! I’m a little off today because I don’t have to be at work until 2:00 and I really don’t know what to do with myself. I like to get up and go in the morning so this sitting around waiting is killing me. What better to do than write a blog post, right?! How about a fun recap of the week via pictures?

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Dumbbells Everywhere

Yesterday I was just a ball full of energy! After my walk to Target, I came home without much idea of what to do. I blogged and then decided to poke my head outside on the back porch. In an ideal world, it would be set up as our home gym and patio. In this world, it is half unusable gym, half storage unit. A

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January Wrap Up

Wow I missed a whole week of blogging! Let’s do lots of pictures and less text today.

Monday: Digging my sister out of her house

Michele’s first time at Chipotle!

Clothes shopping! How do I look?

Kitty Prison

Spent most of Tuesday afternoon carrying this little cutie around!

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Winter Storm Jonas

Happy Snow Day! Well, really yesterday was the snow today. Today is looking pretty good. We got about 7 inches of snow overnight Friday night. It snowed most of the day Saturday but wasn’t very thick and I don’t think added that much.

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Back Repair

I have an appointment for my chiropractor tomorrow! Yay! I know he takes drop ins too but I figured I would make an appointment to make it easier on the office. I can’t wait to get straightened out. My back just kept cracking all day, every time I moved (another sign I need to see my chiro).

The muscles are feeling much more relaxed today

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The Playground

I have been super busy lately!  First, good news is that I have been hitting the gym a lot lately.  I went to Zumba twice because a friend was teaching, and Rob and I have been playing in the “CrossFit” room at the gym.

My Playground

I love this room and it is luckily at the gym location closest to my house.  We

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Crafts & Cats

I can’t believe there is less than a week and a half left until the Spring semester starts!  It seemed like it was such a long break but it goes by so fast.  I haven’t been doing that much with my break.  I’ve mostly been relaxing and straightening up the house.  I also have been working on projects that I kept putting off.


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Cat Distractions

Happy Friday! This week has been a bit of a blur. There was a lot of this:

Then I would go home and there would be a lot of this:

They were pestering me, even when I set my cat-distraction-trap called opening the bedroom door. We don’t let them in there so when we do, its like a treat.

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