Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Letters #5


I've had a horrible time all week thinking it was a day/time that it really wasn't.

For example - I work with a lot of East coast clients.  When I work in their servers I'll ocassionally look down at the clock and see something like "4:00pm."  To me, this means it's almost time to go home.  In reality, this means it's 1:00pm and I'm looking at the wrong clock.

Face palm.

Anyhow - happy Friday!!

Dear Boyfriend - You're such a good friend to go in to work today at 3:00am for a co-worker who needed some sleep.  I'm not sure how you'll manage to work from 3:00am-5:00pm, but I'm so proud to be dating such a caring person.  LOVE YOU!

Dear Thanksgiving Dinner - I CAN'T WAIT!  I've got my shopping list planned.... and that's about it.  Need to clean house, clean car, clean dogs, clean more things I'm sure, shop, clean, eat, and be merry.

Dear Family Coming for Thanksgiving Dinner - Get here already.  I'm ready to show off my mean cooking skills (Store-bought pie ok?  Canned corn?  Good.)

Dear Sunny PNW Days - HALLELUJAH!  I've heard November is supposed to be one of the rainiest months in Portland, and we have been blessed with sunny cool crisp days.  Please hold out for Thanksgiving!!

Dear LA Fitness - You're not half bad.  I've actually enjoyed the gym these past couple of weeks.  That doesn't happen often.

Ok that's all I can think of - have a lovely Friday friends!  If anyone has some delicious Thanksgiving recipes they like the share I'm all ears!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Whole Wheat Donut Holes?!

Yesterday one of my coworkers brought some goodies to work.


She picked up some donut holes from Trader Joes. 

As if I'm not already one of the biggest TJs fan, she reaffirmed my loyalty with these donut holes.

After one bite, I looked at my donut hole and noticed WHOLE WHEAT SAY WHAT!

I thought I'd share this amazing treat, which I naturally justified with "they're whole wheat."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mega Update

I considered making several small posts with a bunch of updates since I have been a little absent lately, but I decided to just make one mega-post.

Because that's easier.

And I'm lazy.

Mom visited for a few days! (hence the blogging hiatus)
We shopped.
And watched TV.
And shopped some more.

Isn't that what moms are for?

She bought us THIS gem we found from heaven Home Goods.
She also babysat the pups while I was at work.
And sent me this text message.
Bad Ibo!
Tube = Lipstick Tube.  You get the picture.


Polly got spayed.
This is her.
All high on pain killers.
Stinky little pill popper she is.

And this is Ibo - hanging out like he owns the place.
Aaron went back to Reno to visit his mom and brought me back a present!
He's a keeper.
Who needs a ring when you've got YOGA PANTS!
And last but not least, thanks to Tabitha at My Cliffnotes, I found an awesome hair stylist and got my HAIR CUT!  I needed it - I was getting headaches when I put my hair in a pony tail.  This girl did an amazing job, so if anyone in the Portland area needs a hair stylist I'd highly recommend her!  Just ask!

Monday, November 05, 2012


I'll show you mine if you show me yours
(that's my way of soliciting new people to follow)

(for the creepers out there, don't take that creepily)
(and stay away)

Friday, November 02, 2012

My Go-To Food

I'm skipping Friday Letters today, because I was having a hard time thinking of my letters!

So instead, I'm making a foodie post.

I lovelovelove zucchini.  I hated it when I was younger, but one day something switched in me and I can't get enough of this veggie.  I never leave the grocery store without a zucchini!

On days where I don't feel like cooking or making a fancy dinner, I'll cut up some zucchini, add some garlic, and sautee. 


The other day I had some extra wild rice, so I added my zucchini/onion/mushroom mixture to my wild rice.

... and you can tell it's a lazy day with the paper plates.

It really was delish.  It doesn't quite look yummy in my "after" picture, but it was simple and easy and I got my zucchini fix for the day :-)