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I woke up and ate breakfast in bed.  And then I went online shopping on my iPhone and ended up making some serious nursery purchases.  Yes, yes.  I realize that a baby doesn’t need a pretty nursery, but I’d like one, and if it’s going to happen, it should probably happen now.


This is what James looks like when he naps.  Is that not the most awesome dog nap face ever?


Fun fact: A dog’s inner eyelid (technically a third eyelid) is called a nictitating membrane.  Some animals, like birds, can pull their nictitating membrane across their eye intentionally to protect it; dogs’ inner eyelids do not have many muscle fibers, which is why you can usually only see it when they go to sleep.




At some point, I peeled myself away from and tackled my big chore of the weekend – removing the tint off our car windows.  Our car failed the North Carolina annual inspection because the tint we had put on the car in Florida is too dark.  It must be removed to pass.  All I needed was a clothes steamer and a lot of patience!


And then I hit the gym….


Have you seen these hybrid stairclimber/elliptical/running machines?  They are very odd and very challenging.


Lunch – a balsamic grilled tofu sammie with fruit and salad.



We decided to attempt to be frugal and do our grocery shopping at three different stores (you know, buying the cheapest items at each store).  We ended up exhausted and $100 more in the hole than normal.  I’m not sure how we failed so epically at this task, but I’ll be sticking with one store from here on out.


Grape leaves:


Chinese takeout and a long walk at DadHTP’s:


And last, but not least, orange sorbet for dessert.


Actually, I’m about to raid the fridge and watch Game of Thrones.  Any other fans of the HBO series out there?


What a completely random day.  What did you guys do on this lovely Sunday?



  • Catalina @ Cake with Love April 15, 2012, 9:25 pm

    I love grape leaves! Anyway, looks like a busy Sunday, and yes James looks very cute while napping!

  • Dominique April 15, 2012, 9:27 pm

    I bought Sean a tin of grape leaves quite some time ago but I think he’s forgotten about them because they’re still in the pantry. I’m sure tinned stuffed grape leaves aren’t awesome but at $2, he’s willing to give them a try.

    Sean and I love Game of Thrones. At first everyone and all their names and families confused me but I’m getting the hang of it. I can’t wait to see what happens with just about everything! We don’t have cable so we usually have to watch it a day or two later.

  • Laura April 15, 2012, 9:28 pm

    Volunteered at a local no-kill/rescue dog shelter and saw Cabin in the Woods. Not bad 🙂

  • Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 15, 2012, 9:42 pm

    went for a nice walk and into the city for brunch! have a nice night!

  • Brynn April 15, 2012, 10:08 pm

    LOVE Game of Thrones! I’ve read the books and thought Season 1 was great but I didn’t like the premier of Season 2.

  • Linz @ Itz Linz April 15, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Busy bee! Grocery shopping walk the dog meal prep laundry and dinner with in laws 🙂

  • Mariel April 15, 2012, 10:28 pm

    Loveeee game of thrones! My husband and I watched the first season in like a week via on demand and we just couldn’t wait for this season to start! It’s so good thus far!

  • Kath April 15, 2012, 10:37 pm

    I hate those running machines!! They aren’t natural at all.

  • Megan S April 15, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Isn’t that crazy how that happens?! No matter how well you plan to stick perfectly to your list which is designed to maximize value of all products you always end up spending so much more! A universal incOnsistency that makes me crazy. I stick to one store too now.

  • Ashley Y April 15, 2012, 11:18 pm

    I love Game of Thrones! I have been a huge fan of the books for a long time. Have you read them? If not, you should definitely give them a try.

    • HilJo April 15, 2012, 11:22 pm

      @Ashley Y, What did you think of AFFC and ADWD? I tore through all of them, but must confess I did not enjoy the last two (though they had their awesome moments) nearly as much as the first three!!!

      And, I liked season one of the show pretty well, but havent watched any of season 2…waiting for my hubby to read the books!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 15, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Your breakfast in bed looks so relaxing and delicious. Jealous! As does that orange sorbet! As for Game of Thrones, I’ve recently been hearing so much about it. I need to start watching, but from the beginning.

  • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn April 15, 2012, 11:32 pm

    I loved the first season of game of thrones but I moved in February and decided not to get cable in my new house. It’s the only thing I miss especially since my all time favorite show (Big Love) is off the air.

    What nursery items did you get? I love the color scheme you decided to go with. Grey and yellow, right? Or is it GRAY and yellow?

  • Sarah April 16, 2012, 12:59 am

    How did you make the balsamic tofu? Thanks!

  • Nancy April 16, 2012, 4:13 am

    I think nursery items are awesome! It’s not important for the baby, but definetely fun for the mom! Can’t wait to see pics and hear details.

  • Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart April 16, 2012, 6:21 am

    Random days are fun! My hubby loves Game of Thrones, but I haven’t been able to stay awake long enough to determine if I like it 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats April 16, 2012, 6:56 am

    Sounds like a fun and relaxing rando day!! I went to costco and was very overwhelmed! Haha

  • Amanda April 16, 2012, 7:20 am

    I read the entire Game of Thrones series but haven’t seen the series. The trailer for season 2 had me drooling all over the place.

  • Beth @ 990 Square April 16, 2012, 7:50 am

    Looks like you got a lot done! You are far enough along in your pregnancy that when you don’t post for a whole day I wonder if BabyHTP is here!

    I loved Game of Thrones Season 1, but we don’t have HBO so I have to wait for season 2.

    • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn April 16, 2012, 8:27 am

      I was thinking the same thing about not seeing a post today and the baby coming early. I was sending lil positive messages for the baby to hang out a little longer!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 16, 2012, 7:55 am

    Haha I feel like my attempts to save money at the grocery store always backfire too! Shopping at multiple stores is dangerous because more stores = more selection = more purchases! 😛

  • Molly @ RDexposed April 16, 2012, 7:55 am

    Annual inspection? You’d think Illinois would have this since the state is broke as a joke.

  • erica April 16, 2012, 7:55 am

    You will appreciate having a pretty nursery, you’ll be spending a ton of time in there! I am in our nursery, feeding, changing diapers and playing for at least 5 hrs a day.
    And I try to save $ by going to s lot of stores (i refuse to buy buy nut butters anywhere but TJs) and it never works, and shopping takes forever! Yet I to it every week. Finally, yes, my hubbie and I wath Game of Thrones every week. He loves the books and so he geeks put about the show, and I just think its a great adaptation of the books!

  • Charise April 16, 2012, 8:03 am

    We’ve watched the first season of Game of Thrones – can’t waaaaaiiit for this next season to come out on DVD, too.

    That is my FAVORITE cardio machine at the gym.

    I do shopping at 3 places a week, but more for what I like getting at each place than to save $$ – farmer’s market, Whole Foods, a local chain. Although I’ve found I don’t necessarily spend more or less in relation to how many stores I shop at.

    Yesterday, we spent hours at Home Depot getting everything we need for a few home projects. And then came home and were too tired to actually start anything (relaxed in our backyard to enjoy the gorgeous weather instead!).

  • Nicole April 16, 2012, 8:06 am

    We love Game of Thrones! It’s so good that it made my husband want to read the books…this is a man who the last book he read was Bo Knows.

  • Hillary April 16, 2012, 8:08 am

    I am OBSESSED with Game of Thrones. If you like the show, you NEED to read the books. They’re incredible!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed April 16, 2012, 8:18 am

    Yesterday I watched the Flyers game, woot! And I went to see 21 Jump Street… SO hilarious! Oh and I soaked in a few rays during the afternoon since it was 80 degrees out! It was a fun Sunday 🙂

  • Melissa April 16, 2012, 8:36 am

    That hybrid machine is my FAVORITE. There is only one at our gym and I never see anyone else on it. The owner and trainer thought it would be hilarious to put an “Out of Service” sign on the machine and see what I did one day. I totally whined and complained. They thought that was hilarious because everyone else hates it.

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 16, 2012, 9:32 am

    That sandwich looks awesome…especially thanks to that incredibly crusty looking roll!
    I spent my Saturday enjoying the sunshine, finishing a book (A Visit From the Goon Squad), and starting a new book (How To Be Good). It was a splendid sunday.

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit April 16, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I love those stairclimber/elliptical machines. They are so much harder than the regular elliptical.

  • Anne Weber-Falk April 16, 2012, 1:38 pm

    My son and his GF are freaks about that show. I’ve seen just bits and pieces of the last (?) show of the season. I also saw a making of the series. You might really enjoy that too.

  • Amber K April 16, 2012, 1:38 pm

    I totally love that machine I always refer to it as a jog elliptical because I can really get going on it. It’s a funny machine because half the time I’m the only person on it and the other half I have to squeeze onto the very last one.

  • Renee April 16, 2012, 1:50 pm

    I love those hybrid machines. If I am not mistaken I think they are called ARC trainers. I may be wrong. Your breakfast in bed looks lovely.

  • Caroline Leigh April 16, 2012, 10:25 pm

    i love game of thrones! my boyfriend read the first book, then we watched the first season and I was OBSESSED. now I’m reading the second book and I really like it but it is Lon and I can’t wait to watch season 2!

  • Nikki April 17, 2012, 5:09 am

    My lab mate just failed the NC inspection for the same reason – she moved here from Florida and her windows were too dark! I’ve never seen ANYONE with tinted windows (I’m from VA) and thought it was the weirdest, sketchiest, thing to do. She explained that EVERYONE in Florida has tinted windows to deal with the sun, and she didn’t know how people drove here! What a crazy little difference in behavior, from only a couple hours distance.

  • Kim @ Wonderings April 17, 2012, 8:17 pm

    Love Game of Thrones! My husband even has me reading the books.

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