A Friendly Friday

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Despite having a total work overload, I ended up having a really good Friday because I got to see so many friends.  :)  Having something fun to do on a Friday makes the day go so much faster, doesn’t it?


Snacked on a banana at the clinic:


Then Allison and Happy came over.  We sat on the couch together and got some work done (her for school, me for the book).


And since I was so totally overloaded with work, I opted for takeout for dinner.  I feel a little guilty for getting so much takeout ($$) lately, but we’ve done great with our budget in other areas and honestly… I am too stressed to cook big meals.


Cheesy quiche, a muffin, fresh fruit, and salad.  Pretty good takeout, huh?


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And then more FRIENDS came over to play Cranium and drink wine.  :)  I also snacked on some Cadbury eggs.  I love the hard-shell eggs that come out at Easter!


An intense game of Cranium ensued…


Boys against girls…


Guess who won? 😉


Girls, of course!


I hope you have a wonderful Friday!



  • Lana February 4, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Mini eggs!! Oh how I love them!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 4, 2011, 11:01 pm

    Happy Friday! Glad you got to meet Allison, she’s a sweetheart!

  • Kath February 4, 2011, 11:01 pm

    Hi Allison!

  • Kath February 4, 2011, 11:01 pm

    OH, and HI Caitlin and Kristien and Maggie and James!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 4, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Girls RULE!

    So glad you had an awesome time! Wine, Easter candy 🙂 and friends…perfect night!

  • Angie February 4, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Yay! I blogger meet up! Love it! take out looks great!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales February 4, 2011, 11:08 pm

    YAY I had so much fun hanging out with you! And Happy promptly *passed out* when we got home…(so now I know how to get her energy out, haaa!) Caaan’t wait for round two for the SuperBowl!

  • Laura (Starloz) February 4, 2011, 11:08 pm

    busy days are always better when you see people/friends, it shortens the day. in the best possible way

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 4, 2011, 11:08 pm

    I love those Easter egg candy too!

  • Lili February 4, 2011, 11:09 pm

    So cute the way Maggie posed to the pic! And your friend’s dog is so cute! Is that an Aussie??!

    • Allison @ Happy Tales February 4, 2011, 11:13 pm

      Thought I’d pipe in…ha! She’s actually a mutt… we think she’s terrier/border collie/and maybe whipett mix (with a *heavy* emphasis on the border collie…) Basically she’s just one big ball of energy.

      • Lili February 4, 2011, 11:24 pm

        Ah! She’s adorable!!! I can totally see the border collie side! I have an Aussie myself 🙂

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) February 4, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I looove those cadbury eggs! And cranium is one of my favorite games – so fun. (:

  • Kiran February 4, 2011, 11:12 pm

    So glad you had a great time despite being so busy! We had an awesome Monopoly game night as well 🙂

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 4, 2011, 11:13 pm

    love that cadbury/wine pic! really cool shot.

    congrats on the ladies for winning cranium. 🙂

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 4, 2011, 11:17 pm

    Ooh I can’t wait for Easter candy!!!

    And that quiche looks so good — yum!

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns February 4, 2011, 11:23 pm

    Cranium is the BEST!!! Looks like a great Friday! 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 4, 2011, 11:29 pm

    I was eyeballing those Cadbury eggs at CVS today. I should have gotten them. 😉

  • Sana February 4, 2011, 11:58 pm

    I was totally being an emotional female tonight and my friends texted me for dinner and they MADE my night 🙂
    It’s so good to have friends!

  • Bec February 5, 2011, 12:00 am

    Is your cranium game the orginal or do they have US questions in place of the Canadian ones? It is such a fun game, it can get a little crazy at our lake house when it comes out 🙂

  • Sarah for Real February 5, 2011, 12:10 am

    Maggie absolutely cracks me up. Just wanted to share.

  • Camille February 5, 2011, 12:20 am

    Aww, so many cute puppies!
    And I love Cranium 🙂

  • annette February 5, 2011, 12:24 am

    I adore the game Cranium–great choice 🙂

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul February 5, 2011, 12:33 am

    Never tried Cranium but it looks as fun as Taboo or somethin’ of that sort. what a nice and balanced meal!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 5, 2011, 12:34 am

    Easter is good for one reason- Cadbury eggs!

  • Jen February 5, 2011, 1:22 am

    Oh noooo, Cadbury mini eggs are back 🙁 They are the crack of my candy world…I cannot eat just one (or even just 10!) So insanely delicious – why can’t they be calorie free and good for you?! Cranium is the best board game ever…my family played at Thanksgiving last year and I still chuckle at some of the things we came up with. Sounds like a fabulous start to your weekend!

  • Erin @ Bishella February 5, 2011, 1:29 am

    Oh, now you’ve done it. I need a Cadbury egg stat! 😉

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 5, 2011, 1:33 am

    Is Easter candy already out? Oh no, I need to hole myself up inside my house until April 25.

  • Marina February 5, 2011, 2:09 am

    That looks like an interesting game! Love games like that.

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) February 5, 2011, 3:39 am

    love cranium! so much fun. have you ever played balderdash? that’s similar and great as well.
    Haha I crave Easter candy pretty much all year so I’m all over it already. Chocolate tastes so much better in egg form.

  • Cathy K February 5, 2011, 6:11 am

    now THAT’S a fun friday! love the banana-phone photo!
    they’re marketing the mini-eggs in my grocery store as “now available year-round!” – but i tend to think of them as spring/easter chocolate. board games + friends just shows you don’t need to spend a ton of $ for a good time (more $ available for take out, then!)

  • Heidi February 5, 2011, 6:24 am

    Cadbury eggs are out already?! Highlight of my year! 😉 I always say I’d be in SO MUCH trouble if they were available year round because I have no self-control when it comes to mini-eggs! Even though I’d love to buy the big bag, I only buy the small ones because I need the forced control of the serving size! 🙂

  • Cait February 5, 2011, 6:35 am

    I’m with you on the hard-shelled Cadbury eggs. The creme-filled ones skeeve me out and I can’t understand why some people love them so much!

  • Little Bookworm February 5, 2011, 7:16 am

    Love mini eggs and the puppy photos are so cute! 🙂 (And yay for girls winning!)

  • Ali @ Ali on the Run February 5, 2011, 7:27 am

    Cadbury Mini Eggs are the best thing in the world. I literally spend all other months of the year waiting until Easter time so they’re in all the drug stores. Yum!

  • Jo @ Jo's Diet Journey February 5, 2011, 7:29 am

    Whenever we play Cranium boys vs girls we always get into too many “debates”, and the boys always win! BOO 🙂 Looks like you had a great game night!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 5, 2011, 7:32 am

    You need to cut yourself some slack on the take out! You have so much going on!! Looks like a fun, de-stressing Friday night.

  • Lauren February 5, 2011, 7:33 am

    Sounds like a great Friday night. I’ve been feeling guilty for eating out so much lately, but I know its going to change in a few weeks when we move into our new house. Not having my own kitchen makes cooking difficult but it’s not forever.

  • Lindsay February 5, 2011, 7:36 am

    Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring BANANA PHONE.

  • Melissa February 5, 2011, 7:53 am

    Mini Cadbury eggs are my absolute favorite!! I can’t walk by them in a store and not pick them up!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 5, 2011, 8:07 am

    Looks like a great night!

  • christina cadden February 5, 2011, 8:26 am

    Love that picture of your dog!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 5, 2011, 8:41 am

    Cadbury eggs are out already? My goodness!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit February 5, 2011, 8:52 am

    Looks like a fun night. But how did you get Easter candy already? Is it in the stores??

  • Darcy @ She Sings at the Table February 5, 2011, 9:07 am

    You simply cannot beat Cranium, friends, and a little wine for a night of stress relief 🙂

  • Ali @ Ali Runs February 5, 2011, 9:10 am

    I’m glad your Friday turned around! Sometimes good friends and good wine is just what you need! 🙂

  • Meryl @ Scribbled Musings February 5, 2011, 9:17 am

    I LOVE Cranium. The last time I played we had a little trouble with one of the team members wanting to yell out answers she knew for EVERY team.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 5, 2011, 9:33 am

    Love all the pics. The pups are making me seriously want a dog of my own. Must resist until next year! :mrgreen:

    Glad you had a fun night with friends! 😀

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 5, 2011, 9:40 am

    I’m with other commenters – your pics always make me wish I could own my own dog! Soon enough…

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 5, 2011, 9:43 am

    Woohoo! Go girls!!

  • Katie @ peacebeme February 5, 2011, 9:53 am

    Happy is so cute! I almost got a dog that looked very similar recently but decided it wasn’t the right time yet.

  • Lee February 5, 2011, 10:20 am

    Those mini eggs are like crack. My co-worker bought a bag on Thursday. I must have eaten at least 25 of them if not more.

  • Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous February 5, 2011, 10:33 am

    ugh..those cadbury eggs are such a weakness of mine. Lurve them!

  • Kris February 5, 2011, 10:46 am

    Yum. The delicate crunch of the shell and the creamy chocolately goodness of the Cadbury mini eggs. Love them! And the sweet pups!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 5, 2011, 11:17 am

    Looks like a fun night!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 5, 2011, 11:41 am

    I love Cranium! That sounds like such a fun evening. 😀

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 5, 2011, 12:03 pm

    Hehe, love the bananer phone. 🙂

  • Amber K February 5, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Fun! I had a friend come over and we played Scene it? With my husband. And yes, I totally dominated 🙂

  • Kara February 5, 2011, 3:06 pm

    I love the name “Happy” for a dog!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun February 5, 2011, 3:21 pm

    Cranium is my all time favorite game. My sister and I always dominate that game. People can never understand how we can get each others’ drawings, humming, acting, etc so quickly.

  • Lauren February 5, 2011, 3:34 pm

    I LOVE those eggs! The watermelon looks awesome too. I’m not so sure we can even GET watermelon up here in MN.

    Such a small world we live in. I am a blog stalker of yours (delurking now, it seems!) but know Allison from my time in Australia. How funny!

  • Camels & Chocolate February 5, 2011, 4:01 pm

    Those little Cadbury eggs are my favorite Easter treat! And now they release them at Christmas, as well. Only, I can’t let myself buy them as I’ll honestly eat the whole bag in one sitting!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 5, 2011, 5:51 pm

    Sounds like a fun night!!! Cranium is an awesome game.

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith February 5, 2011, 8:45 pm

    I honestly think if you’re tracking your spending and know you have the money to afford the takeout, you shouldn’t beat yourself up right now. You’re on a book deadline!

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