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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Rob’s 32nd Birthday Celebrations

This weekend, Rod and I had absolutely no plans at all. It was Rob’s birthday on Saturday so I left it up to him what we would do. On Saturday, I had made plans with his parents to go out to dinner but Rob decided he wanted to stay in and cook dinner himself. He likes to make pasta and his mom had never had

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NYC For a Day

I went to New York City yesterday to hang out with a friend! I met Missy in college, a fellow physics major, and she was a bridesmaid at my wedding. She lives in Texas now so we don’t get to see each other often. Her and another friend were in NYC for a week long trip and they invited me up for a day!

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Back in New Jersey

Hello! It’s been a while!

Well, the good news is that is going to change for a while. You see, I was running myself ragged at the new job. I had zero free time and zero energy. It became mutually evident though that it was time to part ways and I’m back home in New Jersey. I am always sad when something doesn’t work out

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12 Hours & 5 States Later

It is done! Rob and I drove the 12+ hours to Chicago last Thursday and Friday so I could be settled and work without having to stay in hotels constantly. Over the weekend before, I had a few get-togethers with friends and family to say goodbye. I will see them when I come home but it isn’t the same as living down the street (or

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The Loews Hotel Chicago

For 10 days on my business trip, I had the privilege of being able to stay at the Loews Hotel in Chicago’s Loop. Only a few blocks from Lake Michigan, shopping, restaurants, and work, it was the perfect place to stay for this trip!

Check-in didn’t go smoothly because of a problem with my reservation (not a normal issue so I wouldn’t hold it

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Long Lost Blogger Returns

Hello! Wow it has been a while since I’ve last blogged. As you probably know, I got a new job in a city half way across the country.

The company wanted me to do orientation in July instead of waiting until August so I agreed. What I didn’t realize is that they would want me to continue to train every single week thereafter. I’ve been

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Orienting Myself in Chicago

Hello everyone! Last week was crazy. I mentioned a new job and a big move to Chicago. My company wanted me to come out ASAP to attend orientation so I got to spend a little time in the area last week!

The flight out was easy, no travel hiccups. I arrived midafternoon at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. The room was simple but cozy and

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Chicago, Here I Come!

I realize I haven’t blogged much because I’ve been so busy so a quick little update about life. The big news is about my interview in Chicago. Well, I got the job! I go out for New Employee Orientation next week. Then I still have time to move and settle in before starting sometimes in August hopefully.

Once I get an apartment, I will

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