1. WORKED!  A lot.  πŸ™‚


2. Filled out the application for my passport name change.  We are going to England for Christmas!  πŸ™‚


3.  Drove to the pharmacy and got my photograph taken for my new passport.  It looks like a mug shot.  Oh well, I only have to live with it for the next 10 years. πŸ™‚


HereÒ€ℒs my OLD passport picture (IÒ€ℒm 16 in this picture, but at least I bothered to put on makeup and overpluck my eyebrows. Did you know you arenÒ€ℒt allowed to smile anymore, apparently?):


4. Ate lunch Γ’β‚¬β€œ an asparagus and kidney bean whole wheat pasta. 



5. Modeled my new hair color.  ItÒ€ℒs a dark brown again Γ’β‚¬β€œ running the sun lightens it so quickly!


6.  Ate a Clif Mojo bar for a snack.


7. Purchased new concealer and powder.  MAC is expensive, but it is so worth it.  My last tube of concealer lasted two years!


8.  Admired this lovely sweatshirt and contemplated buying it. ;)  I wouldÒ€ℒve if that stupid wolf boy wasnÒ€ℒt ruining it.   Team Edward!


9.  Awkwardly photographed Maggie taking a bathroom break.  DoesnÒ€ℒt she look annoyed?


10.  Ate an apple.


What have you done today?  πŸ™‚



  • Amanda (modernation) October 12, 2009, 4:29 pm

    Very productive Columbus Day!
    I’m 3 hours behind, but so far:
    1. Went for 4 mile run
    2. Showered (big accomplishment when you work from home)
    3. Went to two grocery stores (trader joes and safeway)
    4. Put dinner together and in the crock pot
    5. Made and ate lunch – crackers, cheese, turkey and cucumbers
    6. Work, work, work now

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 12, 2009, 4:34 pm

    I love MAC. I love all the bright colors – it is totally worth the splurge.

  • Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) October 12, 2009, 4:35 pm

    My boyfriend and I watched Twilight together Saturday night!!! He liked it…I think. I just ogled Edward the whole time. Poor boyfriend.

  • girlrunningaround October 12, 2009, 4:36 pm

    haha, productive day!

    1. Woke up
    2. Fed myself, Hubby and pets
    3. Went to work
    4. Made pumpkin dip (recipe courtesy of you!)
    5. Ate an apple with pumpkin dip
    6. Worked some more


  • Tania ;) October 12, 2009, 4:36 pm

    Boo the warewolf boy!!! Team Edward!!!

  • emily October 12, 2009, 4:37 pm

    1. Made eggs with cottage cheese.
    2. Volunteered.
    3. Wrote a blog post.
    4. Drove to school.
    5. Totally didn’t look at blogs instead of doing my work!

  • Diana October 12, 2009, 4:38 pm

    I would be annoyed too if someone took my picture while I was in the bathroom. πŸ˜›
    That pasta looks awesome. πŸ™‚

    England? That’s cool!

  • Heather October 12, 2009, 4:40 pm

    Yay MAC! It’s an addicting place to go, for sure. I listened to the New Moon soundtrack all day πŸ™‚ Thought you might appreciate that!

  • Evan Thomas October 12, 2009, 4:40 pm

    Omg that photo of Maggie was too funny. She clearly wanted privacy

  • brandi October 12, 2009, 4:41 pm

    England will be so fun!

    I LOVE MAC, too. I need to order more, actually.

  • Amanda October 12, 2009, 4:41 pm

    I worked 8 to 3 and had three dogs named Bailey come in… I declared it “Bailey Day”… Then I came home, picked up my dog, and went to Starbucks. Now I am home doing laundry and cleaning the house.

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay October 12, 2009, 4:42 pm

    Haha, I HATE my passport photo. A lot.

  • Courtney October 12, 2009, 4:45 pm

    Burned 800 calories!
    Currently coloring my hair

    adventures in tri-ing

  • Bec October 12, 2009, 4:46 pm

    wow what a busy day!
    1. woke up with my mom having my 4 month old neice ‘jumping’ on my bed
    2. had a yummy scrambled egg breakfast made by my brother
    3. visiting with my friend lindsey and her adorable 2 year old
    4. had a lunch of leftover turkey goodness
    5. went to our lake house and took out the raft and water and put the canoes and kyaks away for winter
    6. caught up on blogs and did homework!
    Enjoy the rest of you Day!!!

  • Jessica October 12, 2009, 4:48 pm

    I love that photo of Maggie! Here’s my day so far:

    1. Took my puppy, Eli, for a walk
    2. Drove to work without any DC traffic
    3. Spent too long on facebook, twitter, blogs
    4. Ate white chili for lunch
    5. Met the boyfriend for coffee
    7. Researched new jobs
    6. Did some real work

  • Amy October 12, 2009, 4:49 pm

    this was a cute way to format your afternoon post! and i personally adore MAC–I’m so happy you enjoy their foundation. Isn’t it the best?!

    <3 aw maggie…let her have some privacy! haha.

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) October 12, 2009, 4:50 pm

    I haven’t really done much today. It’s a holiday! πŸ˜€ I’ve cleaned a little bit and I’m about to go get my oil changed and car washed.

    My passport photo is hideous. We’re not allowed to smile in our government work IDs anymore either. A neutral face must make it easier for them to identify you or something like that.

  • Erica October 12, 2009, 4:51 pm

    This is such a cute post. I can’t believe they won’t let you smile in your passport picture! What have I done today:

    1. Worked, 2. Ran a fast 4 miles, 3. Learned new group fitness choreography, 4. Dreamed up a delicious dinner, 5. Laid with Frank, 6. Wished it was the weekend again, 7. Drank a latte

  • grace b October 12, 2009, 5:01 pm

    Three hours of work on my research project that I have a meeting for tonight (I’m in undergrad). Now taking a study break of Greek and dinner. Then hoping my energy keeps up and I am gonna tackle some homework due Wednesday.

    Your list is quite impressive! πŸ™‚

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion October 12, 2009, 5:04 pm

    I have to get my passport redone too. It expires in April and I need it for our honeymoon (woo hoo)! I love that picture of Maggie! Oscar gives me that face all the time!

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness October 12, 2009, 5:05 pm

    I lucked out with my passport… I had to renew it in February, and then I got married in May. If you change your name within a year of getting a new passport, they will update your name change for free… you just have to send in new pics.

    I like the new hair!

  • Aimee October 12, 2009, 5:09 pm

    Great family day today.
    1. Long walk with husband and son to playground.
    2. Played like a kid – swings, slides, climbing
    3. Walked back to car.
    4. Lunch with family and my mom and my aunt
    5. Ran 3 miles and for the first time I felt really good through the whole run
    6. Now sitting and watching my 2 year old take an awesome bubble bath

    All that and I have to go to work tonight! I can’t resist making the most of a weekday that my husband has off from work. There is nothing that melts my heart more than to hear my son say “I love doing things with Mommy and Daddy.” I am excited about making butternut squash as part of dinner.

    Fun post!

  • Ashley October 12, 2009, 5:10 pm

    Worked, Worked and worked some more. Almost out of here to hit the gym.

    Where do you go in England? My boyfriend moved to London so I’m there every other month! Love it there!

  • Lauren October 12, 2009, 5:13 pm

    Very productive girl!

    You just reminded me that I need to get my passport name changed too! We are going to Italy in the spring and I just realized that this little task is something I can NOT forget to do.

    Now that you’ve done so many things today, time to sit back and chill tonight, right? πŸ˜‰

  • Bernadette October 12, 2009, 5:13 pm

    my day has been work, work and avoiding work…

    BUT…I must say, I am LOVIN the hair!!! I spend a small fortune on my hair color (at the hairdresser) and had no idea you could get such beauty on your own!! I think you said it was dark golden brown?? What brand? It looks awesome!!

    • Caitlin October 12, 2009, 5:15 pm

      i have been box dying my hair from home since i was 14. i wouldnt recommend it if you are trying to go lighter, but if you want to go darker its so easy. i really like loreal preference brand. the color was called dark golden brown.

  • christie, honoring health October 12, 2009, 5:15 pm

    Today is my birthday and I was off from work. I took my time waking up, read blogs/wrote my blog. Did some yoga, went to the grocery store to shop for the BSI ingredients. Chatted with one of my yoga teachers and just now finished preparing the BSI entry. It is in the oven now and I am hoping it turns out!

  • Lizzy October 12, 2009, 5:24 pm

    I love your new hair! πŸ™‚

    i love productive days
    1-showered and got ready
    2-drank coffee had breakfast
    3-did homework at the library
    4-ate an apple as well πŸ™‚

  • Meg C. October 12, 2009, 5:28 pm

    pretty hair!
    that’s weird that you aren’t allowed to smile anymore. i don’t even know if my passport has expired.. i haven’t left the country since 2003.

  • Nikka @ HealthfulGirl October 12, 2009, 5:32 pm

    Today it drizzled in Los Angeles, which means run for your comforter and turn on the heater! This weather makes me not want to do much of anything, nevertheless my ‘accomplishments’ for the day as of 2:24 PST are:
    1- Woke up early, read paper, walked dogs
    2- Made breakfast for the Boyfriend & myself
    4-Finalized and booked a very Big Family Vacation
    5-Put 3 different veggies in the oven to roast
    7-Ate a snack
    8-Read Blogs
    9-Currently waiting for lunch to be ready

    I love making the mundane seem like tasks.

  • Christy October 12, 2009, 5:32 pm

    Team Edward all the way πŸ˜› I swore I wouldn’t get into those books… didn’t work too well I guess!

  • Valerie (College Girl Eats) October 12, 2009, 5:35 pm

    I used today to get ahead on some of my schoolwork! Gotta love the 3-day weekends!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 12, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Sounds awesome that you’re going to England! I don’t even HAVE a passport:(
    Today I:
    -did yoga
    -finished some CCIP modules
    -shopped for new yoga pants
    -bought handheld blender
    -and am now in the process of making Apple Squash soup

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 12, 2009, 5:58 pm

    LOVE England!! I studied abroad in London and have been dreaming of returning ever since. Love your leaf plate–looks just like mine πŸ™‚ I’ve never tried Mac makeup even though it is my last name!

    Today: I worked out, blogged forever, emailed forever, and procrastinated all my work. Splendid.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 12, 2009, 6:06 pm

    1. Slept in
    2. Blogged
    3. Phone calls for work
    4. Lunch with BFF from college
    5. Errands
    6. Ate yummy dinner Hunni cooked
    7. Found a new yummy snack at Walmart
    8. Planned exercise
    9. Reviewed my calendar for tomorrow
    10. Emptied my google reader.

  • Kailey (SnackFace) October 12, 2009, 6:13 pm

    Your hair looks so silky and gorgeous! I’m totes jealous right now! Haha.

    I love reading everyone’s lists of what they’ve done today! So far I’ve worked out, went to library, went to choir, went home to shower and make breakfast and make a short video, went to class, visited bestie, walked to get groceries and fixed dinner. Woopwoop!

  • fitforfree October 12, 2009, 6:17 pm

    I’ve never really thought about it in “team” terms but I think I may be on team Jacob! (permission granted to delete this comment) πŸ™‚

    Today I have worked, listened to Arcade Fire, and I’m about to take the dog for a long walk! I feel bad for them, having to go to the bathroom in front of someone all the time . . .

  • Kristy October 12, 2009, 6:18 pm

    I have worked a pretty busy day. I did get off work early, at 4! I was able to come home and get a run in on my treadmill.. it was HORRIBLE weather outside! Now I am cooking dinner.. I have already made my lunch for tomorrow and cleaned up from that.. I make quite a mess when I am prepping and cooking food.
    I would definitely have considered that sweatshirt as well. Team Edward!

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 12, 2009, 6:21 pm

    Not nearly as much as you! I’ve been working, studying and testing recipes and grocery shopping..can’t do much else, legs are on fire from yesterday’s marathon

  • Allison October 12, 2009, 6:23 pm

    Things I have done today:
    1. Run 6 miles
    2. Breakfast
    3. Class
    4. Lunch
    5. Class
    6. 4 hours of undergrad research
    Now I’m about to eat dinner, and study for tests!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast? October 12, 2009, 6:29 pm

    I’m on team Edward too! And I LOVE MAC, my favourite blusher is from MAC – Dame, it’s such a good pink! Haven’t done anything today yet except eat brekkie, it’s Tuesday morning over here in Oz.

  • Erin October 12, 2009, 6:37 pm

    I RAN MY FIRST 10K!!!!!! 1:14ish finish. I’m so proud of myself I could scream it from the rooftops…but first, I just want to take a nap πŸ˜‰

  • Stacey October 12, 2009, 6:40 pm

    HAHA Haven’t we all managed to overpluck our eyebrows at some point, lol Loving the new hair color, and I was surprised to find out that you aren’t allowed to smile in drivers liscence photos anymore. I went to go get mine updated and had a big cheesy smile on and the lady told me to ‘tone down my smile’ … Craziness I tell ya

  • MarathonVal October 12, 2009, 6:55 pm

    Caitlin, my Google Reader hasn’t been picking up on your recent feeds the past 2 weeks… any idea what I can do to get this to work again? Thanks, I miss your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Jenna October 12, 2009, 7:05 pm

    sounds like you had a great productive day! today i went to the mall and did some major shopping πŸ™‚

  • Lauren October 12, 2009, 7:30 pm

    Your skin looks so pretty in the pic of you modeling your new hair color! Do you have on your MAC makeup in the pic..if so could you tell me what color it is? Thanks!

    • Caitlin October 12, 2009, 7:36 pm

      aww thank you! i’m actually not wearing makeup in that pic except for eye makeup! i think its my sun-kissed glow from all the outdoor running.

  • Nicole October 12, 2009, 7:45 pm

    I will definitely be trying that haircolor! I spend way too much 4-5 times a year on that! Today I went to work, cleaned when I got home, posted on my blog, checked blogs and Facebook. Now I’m waiting for my husband to get home to go for a run.

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal October 12, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Sounds like a very productive day! Love the new hair color!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove October 12, 2009, 7:46 pm

    Drove back to Boston from NJ, went to the MSPCA to walk dogs, went for a 2 mile walk by the beach, made dinner, prepped run clothes for tomorrow, now drinking wine and blogging! Yay for the countdown to England. I think we are going to visit my hubs’ family in Ireland for 10 days in January, and I am already ready for it!

  • Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com October 12, 2009, 7:55 pm

    That picture of Maggie is priceless. She looks so ticked off.

    I am so jealous that you’re going to England for Christmas! Say “hello” to the queen for me.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 12, 2009, 8:14 pm

    I think it’s pretty funny that we aren’t allowed to smile anymore in the pics for passports and licenses… my passport photo is hideous ps.

  • Sara October 12, 2009, 8:23 pm

    England sounds amazing! I hope to go there someday!

    I worked, blogged, went to the grocery store, now I’m cleaning and doing loads and loads of laundry!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 12, 2009, 8:28 pm

    Ran, work, a little shopping, bank, home, dinner, blogging & t.v.

    Cute hair!

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a 100+ POUND weight loss)

  • Dee October 12, 2009, 8:29 pm

    Maggie’s cute even when she pees!

    I love this post and I love commenting on it!

    My list:

    *1 hr. yoga
    *7.37 mile run
    *rode the bus
    *read seven poems
    *ate an avocado sandwich

    And it’s only 4:30pm, more to come!

  • Maddy October 12, 2009, 8:30 pm

    omg i seriously laughed out loud at the picture of maggie. so funny!

  • Barbara (Blood, Sweat and Heels) October 12, 2009, 8:32 pm

    Hey Caitlin~

    The hair looks fantastic. You DID have a productive day!

    let’s see..

    I worked and did an intense Crossfit workout called “Barbara”.

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 12, 2009, 8:33 pm

    What a busy girl! Your hair looks great and you may have inspired me to stop spending way too much money at the salon every 2 months…

  • Aggie October 12, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Good productive day for you! Me…not so much…not feeling great but went on a HOT run/walk with some girls at the Y, came home and decluttered some drawers and made another Goodwill pile…picked up kiddies from school and rested the rest of the afternoon.

    Your pasta looks delicious!! What kind of sauce is on it?

    • Caitlin October 12, 2009, 9:08 pm

      i think its a paul newman vodka sauce!

  • Peanut Butter Bliss October 12, 2009, 8:54 pm

    what a productive day!!
    totally loving your new hair color!! wish I wasn’t so pale so I could go that dark!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009, 9:00 pm

    1) I love MAC concealer and didnt discover it until 2008

    2) That picture of you is stunningly beautiful and I love your new hair colour!

  • Susan October 12, 2009, 9:22 pm

    I just got passport photos done too! I had a lot of issues though because apparently my white face was blending in with the background :\

    I had a pretty fun day actually, it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. Ran my first 9 miles, had a yummy turkey dinner then went apple picking πŸ™‚

  • Whit October 12, 2009, 9:23 pm

    I LOVE the new hair color! Gorgeous! [Not that you aren’t always gorgeous, just extra gorgeous today!]

  • jodie October 12, 2009, 9:37 pm

    Love the hair color. Which brand of granola do you use?

    • caitlin October 12, 2009, 10:19 pm

      quaker all natural!

  • Nicole October 12, 2009, 10:02 pm

    I laughed out loud when I saw the picture of Maggie on a bathroom break. Too funny!

  • Yum Yucky October 12, 2009, 10:16 pm

    hehehe. I love the commentary. πŸ˜€

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 12, 2009, 10:20 pm

    Today I:
    1) Worked
    2) Blogged
    3) Did homework
    4) Made Cranberry Sauce
    5) Went to my Dad’s for Thanksgiving dinner!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama October 12, 2009, 10:30 pm

    I miss having dark hair. I had dark hair for about 4 years, and some of that time it was almost black. I started foiling it about a year back – I like the change but I wish I could go back and forth without damaging it!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) October 12, 2009, 10:49 pm

    That picture of Maggie seriously made me laugh out loud. And I agree — Edward all the way! Total hotness! Almost done the last book — so psyched for the soundtrack this month and the movie in November!!

  • Susana October 13, 2009, 5:17 am

    Hi Caitlin.
    Love your new hair color. And so lucky of you going to england, I love that place.
    And hey, dont say bad things about my wolf boy. Go Team Jacob!!!! Eheheh! Ok, I know, Bella will always love Edward… But I love love Native Americans, ohh well….. :p
    Hugs ************

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 13, 2009, 9:21 am

    Haha, poor Maggie!

    When we got our passports last year, we didn’t smile either! I wore my coat that day which made me look like a Russian spy and my hubby looked like an Italian mobster. They do look like mugshots sometimes! πŸ˜‰

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