December 2008

And…. They’re Off!

I just sent the boys on their bachelor party way! The RV they rented is hysterical.  It's a ginormous Cruise America RV. They got Future Husband a fun hat... And a ball and chain, which they painted my nickname on. :) (I thought this was funny). And they got him a traditional bachelor party t-shirt. [...]


Back to Normal

I woke up and ate a happily healthy breakfast! My basic bowl of oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 sliced banana Topping: Grape Nuts   It felt nice to be back to normal. Our house is in a flurry right now because Future Husband and five of his [...]


Bye, Bye Future Husband

Back at our house... and Future Hus and his friends are frantically packing their suitcases for their Bachelor Party Extravaganza in Key West!  I hope they have fun, but I'm realllllly going to miss Future Husband (he comes back on Tuesday).   So, Christmas 2008 was very fun!  Even on my proclaimed "no splurge day"...  [...]


Christmas Disaster

Christmas was going so well…. We opened presents and drank mimosas. I got Maggie to sit in front of the Christmas tree. I got to wear a stupid hat… as did my Dad… I snacked on an orange from my Christmas stocking… And ate half of a special coconut-filled chocolate. And then the women settled [...]


English Breakfast

Morning! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you are enjoying time with your family.   I’ve pretty much decided today is a no-splurge day. I feel like I’ve been eating Christmas cookies and candies non-stop and all I really want is a normal food day!   I woke up around 7 AM and opened presents [...]


Ho, Ho, Ho

Meerrrrry Christmas (or Happy Holidays!) I’m at my in-laws, and we are definitely *celebrating* the season.  This means loads of cookies and wine.  I am starting to feel off on sweets.    On the drive over, I ate a Gingerbread cookie. When we got to our destination, I had a plate of cheese and crackers.  [...]


Just Call Me Dasher

Good afternoon! I just went for a FABULOUS 7.0 mile Christmas Eve run!  It felt amazing.  It was definitely one of those runs during which I did NOT mind running at all! I felt like I could've run forever.   Before I left, I decided to have a little snack.  I tried these new Powerade [...]


Gingerbread Man Bathtime

How does a Gingerbread Man take a bath? In a bowl of oatmeal, of course!   Heheh! I've been waiting to do this bowl of oatmeal for days!  Isn't he cute in his bubble bath of oats? My Gingerbread Man Oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1 sliced banana [...]


A Gym Triathlon

After writing about my triathlon DQ (that's DISQUALIFICATION, not Dairy Queen!), I decided to face my fear of the dreaded tri -- and try, try again at the gym tonight.   Before I left, I fueled up with a Kashi waffle and PB. At the gym, I did the following:   2.75-mile run in 24:26 [...]


Little Gingerbread Men

I have been baking all morning, and I'm LOVING it!  I made tons of lovely little gingerbread men for gifts. I used a Martha Stewart recipe for both the gingerbread cookies and the Royal Icing.    The icing was amazing.  It was thicker than my favorite cupcake icing recipe, and it dried hard. Do you [...]


The Story of My DQ

Good morning!! I woke up to a delicious bowl of Gingerbread Oatmeal - YUM! My Gingerbread Oatmeal contained:   1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup  milk 1/2 cup water 1 sliced banana Dash of ground cloves Dash of cinnamon Dash of ginger 1 teaspoon of molasses Toppings: brown sugar and hazelnuts   So delicious! It truly [...]


Wedding Madness

Future Husband covered his ears while I squealed to DEATH in the car tonight.  I was sooo excited, I just had to let it all out! :)   Future Husband and I went for a quick 2.0 mile run before leaving to do LOADS of wedding errands (hey, something is better than nothing).    This [...]


What Day Is It, Anyway?

HAHA - I must be on vacation! I thought today was the 23rd, but it's only the 22nd.  So, I only baked 1/2 of my Christmas cookies; I'll do the rest tomorrow.   I started off with chocolate covered Oreos. I did some milk chocolate, a few white chocolate, and several halfsies.  I ended up [...]


A Day for Baking

We're up and at them, anxiously awaiting the delivery of our new TV!  Future Husband's face is lit up like a Christmas Tree; he is super excited.   He even made me breakfast. Two pieces of WW toast with two scrambled eggs. And a sliced banana on the side... In addition to waiting for the [...]

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