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Today was a looong day.

I worked over 11 hours

Found out my car still has work to be done on TOP of the $400 I just paid

Had a nice lunch with Caroline

Got to sneak in for the dessert half of my grandmas birthday celebration at Houlihans

At first I wasn’t going to go, but I’m glad I did. My family is awesome . . . We are all very . . . unique. Marie and I split a caramel ice cream pie thing which was ok. We also had some brownie sundae too. My dads coffee came on a pretty cool plate, cool enough for taking pretty food photos. Somehow, Dad slid it over and it fell into my purse! 😮 I didn’t realize until I was home . . . . . NOT!

I don’t advocate stealing, but . . . Who am I kidding, I cannot give any discretion here. I am evil. Sorry, I’m not sorry.


I came home to Chris who got me a cute little Halloween necklace just because. 🙂

Why, oh why did I say I would work on my day off tomorrow? At least I’ll be home in time to discuss sugar 😉

HAPPY 81st BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!


It’s been a long while since I have had 3 days off in a row. It was such a great feeling on Sunday night when I’d normally be sulking, that I had another full day off! And not just any old day off . . . Today is my Dads 50th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Let me share some of the things I did this weekend . . .

WARNING: Lots of Random Pictures Ahead

I Had a bunch of laughs with friends at a bonfire while drinking my favorite Sam Adams beer.

I attempted to start drawing cool header ideas for my blog.


I got some quality time hanging out with old man Ozzy at my parents house.


I got my hands on my first pumpkin spiced latte of the season and accompanied it with a delicious pumpkin scone. Yum! 🙂

Went shopping with my sisters so they can get a birthday gift for Dad.


Waded through a mountain of chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter chip pancakes and a home made breakfast quiche for Dad’s birthday breakfast.


Ate a few bites of ‘chocolate death-cake’ and gave dad a gift certificate to Mortons Steakhouse along with this candy that he hates as a joke.


I also was able to take 2 naps outside this weekend, started reading a book by Dave Ramsey, went for a 5 mile walk/jog around reservoir and finish my laundry. Well, it still has to be ironed 😦

I’m pretty upset with myself because really didn’t feed myself well. It’s not so much that i ate food that was ‘bad’ but I wasn’t really listening go my hunger and fullness signals at all. I don’t want to sound diet-y by saying ill be good tomorrow, but that’s how I feel.

I’m going to focus on the WHY though. Maybe I’m stresses out about something and i don’t even know it!

Now I’m off to bed with a cup of my favorite Sleepytime Tea. Might get up early for a run then back to the daily grind.

What did you do this weekend?

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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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