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The rain has leveled off, and now it’s clean and chilly outside.  I love how fresh the Earth smells after a storm.


And I’m still riding high on my 1:58 Half Marathon from this morning!  Yay!


After I posted, I went to bed and slept for a solid three hours.  Truthfully, I could’ve slept longer, but we had stuff to do… and I needed to EAT!


I refueled with an Oh She Glows bar, a 1/2 portion of yogurt and granola, and a cookie.

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One of our tasks for the day was to try and sell the Husband’s car.  We bought the SUV for him this summer, but he is REALLY emotionally attached to this MR2, and we’ve been putting off the sale.


The Husband and I went on our first date in the MR2!  Lots of memories in that car… He’s had it since he was 16 (it’s a 1991 T-top).  It’s just sad to see it go.  But we really don’t have a use for three cars!


We cleaned it out and took it for a “last bath”:



And…. then the car dealership offered us a MEASLY $500.  I mean, I know the car isn’t exactly in prime condition, but $500!?  Come on.   We’re going to try to sell it privately now.


(I think the Husband was very relieved that I walked away from the sale!)


Came home and made dinner…


I made my Sweet Potato and Black Bean balls (which are on the Recipe page under Lunches/Dinners).  We had a side of green beans, too.


Now, I’m drinking a beer and eating an un-iced Gingerbread Man:


Better go feed the dogs…. they won’t stop following me around and giving me the stink eye.


Sleep tight, friends!  🙂



  • legalstyle December 5, 2009, 8:37 pm

    great title 😀

  • Julia December 5, 2009, 8:39 pm

    That’s so frustrating that they only offered you $500. I would bet you could get more selling it privately.
    Those sweet potato and black bean balls look really yummy! I’ve got to try them sometime!

  • Sana December 5, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Only 500!!! Craigs-list is the way to go! Your dinner balls look yum!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 5, 2009, 8:43 pm

    Love those balls (and I don’t say that often). I shall try them tomorrow. I am inspired to increase my pace thanks to you. It’s snowing here in Boston and it’s a whole different kind of earth smell. Love it.

  • Evan Thomas December 5, 2009, 8:58 pm

    You always have the best balls, haha.
    I think you sent all the weather this way because it’s snowing!(not that I’m complaining)

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 5, 2009, 8:59 pm

    I really want to try your sweet potato balls. They look so good.

  • candice December 5, 2009, 9:04 pm

    I need to make those sweet potato balls. Sweet potatoes are awesome plain, but they look so much cuter when rolled up and eaten in little balls. 🙂

  • Dee December 5, 2009, 9:11 pm

    oh yum. those look super delish!

  • Karla December 5, 2009, 9:11 pm

    Ooh those sweet potato balls look delicious!

    I think I need a beer. It’s one of those nights!

  • Alisha December 5, 2009, 9:12 pm

    I’m having a good beer too, glad your drinking a normal beer, Haha, all you bloggers seem to drink fancy flavoured beer. An ice cold Coors Light hits the spot everytime. Hope you have a good night, sounds like you deserve it : )

  • Carolyn December 5, 2009, 9:13 pm

    Definitely Craigslist!!

  • Lindsay December 5, 2009, 9:13 pm

    What’s the texture of the balls like? Like, is the outside kind of crispy?

    I’m not a fan of black beans, but this recipe is making me want to try them. The balls just look so fun!

    (ahahahaha. i’m done)

    • caitlin December 5, 2009, 9:15 pm


      yes they crisp up on the outside. very good balls.

  • Teacherwoman December 5, 2009, 9:18 pm

    Yeah, your probably better off selling the car on your own. That Winter Ale sounds yummy. I still have a couple Sam Adam’s Summer Ale in my fridge!

  • Tracy December 5, 2009, 9:22 pm

    Congrats on your time! I am RAVENOUS after races!!!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers December 5, 2009, 9:23 pm

    glad you were able to have a productive day after your race. after my fiance & i ran our first one we didn’t move from the couch all day! 🙂

  • Beth December 5, 2009, 9:36 pm

    I was going to say “I second the Craigslist idea”, but I’m more like “fourthing” it. You’ll do far better than $500 there.

  • Jenna December 5, 2009, 9:36 pm

    sweet potato and black been balls look soo good!

  • Erin December 5, 2009, 9:39 pm

    I love the way it smells after rain, too. Very clean and fresh.

  • Gina December 5, 2009, 9:45 pm

    Car dealerships always try to rip people off. Glad you didn’t sell it to them! Go to kbb.com and look up the value of the car, it should help you with pricing it.
    Also, congrats on your race!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 5, 2009, 9:47 pm

    Per your Twitter comment, your balls look really good! Ha ha. But seriously, I’m going to have to try that recipe.

    Good luck selling the car! Hopefully someone will give you a good offer 🙂

  • Matt December 5, 2009, 9:47 pm

    Those “balls” look tasty 😉

  • Lee December 5, 2009, 10:29 pm

    When I took my last car to the dealer, they offered me $450 for it. We put an ad in the newspaper (this was in like 2000) and sold it for $1700. Definitely the way to go.

  • Jennifer December 5, 2009, 10:59 pm

    Love the balls.

  • Tay December 5, 2009, 11:02 pm

    I like your balls 😉

    But really – I still need to make them sometime!

  • SweetiePotato December 5, 2009, 11:46 pm

    I think I’m gonna have to try those sweet potato & black bean balls! Seems super easy to make!

  • Bronwyn December 6, 2009, 12:20 am

    Those sweet potato and black bean balls look delicious!


    Aw! Your puppies are so cute. I miss having animals around.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 6, 2009, 12:27 am

    wow their eyes are really stinky, although I think I also look like that when I get hungry

  • Sara December 6, 2009, 2:51 am

    That recipe looks so awesome, and so EASY! Thank you so much! Hopefully, even the men in my family will like this one. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 6, 2009, 7:36 am

    Ha…our dogs were giving us the stink-eye last night too…and then at 10:30, I realized we hadn’t fed them dinner…oops!

    I hate how much (or how little) car dealerships offer for cars that are more than 3 or 4 years old. Such a rip-off. Good for you for walking away!

  • rungirlrunn December 6, 2009, 8:21 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try those black bean balls, they look great.

    I hate when dealerships won’t give you what your car is worth. Good luck selling!

  • Shannon December 6, 2009, 8:25 am

    Congrats on such a great run! I just got a chance to read the recap.

    I laughed at your comment about the dogs. I have 2 cats, and when it’s “feeding time” I can’t get anything done unless I stop and feed them. They are relentless!

  • darci December 6, 2009, 8:46 am

    the same thing happened to me at a dealership…and you know they would pri turn around and sell it for $1500! Good luck with the sale!!

    My pup does the same thing!! 🙂

  • Bridget December 6, 2009, 8:54 am

    Glad to hear about the Half PR!! Congratulations! You rock!

    I took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test again today (took it on July 4th US time too and barely missed passing it…just 3 points off). Think today was okay, but we’ll see

    Yesterday, to finish studying though, I went for a 35 mile bike ride (in sleet at first, then it cleared up) with my Japanese test listening pod. It helped prepare for the test (and relax), as I am sure that I totally rocked the listening section.

    Keep running for perfection! Disney is SO CLOSE!!!!

  • Erin December 6, 2009, 10:18 am

    I just had a dream last night that I told someone to go to Kelly Blue Book’s website and find the price for their car. It really helps when trying to sell your car, especially to a dealership! The dealerships always want to low ball you.

  • Katie December 6, 2009, 12:14 pm

    Thanks for the sweet potato ball pics! Now I want to make them!

    Music/Workouts/Food/Fitness – http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

    Happy Sunday,


  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 6, 2009, 9:49 pm

    I expect to see your gingerbread oatmeal again now that you have gingerbread cookies 🙂

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