Legal Mambo

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‘Twas a good day!  I feel like I ran all over the place, but I managed to keep all the balls in the air and a smile on my face.  Even organized a dinner party for our out-of-town guests!


But first… I had a ton of work to do at the Holistic Wellness Center.  It’s exciting – the Husband is officially so busy with patients that he can’t run the business aspect of everything as well as take appointments.  So I’m putting on my office manager hat and getting more involved with the clinic.  My big task of the day?  Reviewing the very, very lengthy and complicated lease for our new office space!  (Don’t worry – we had a lawyer look it over, too.)  My fingers are crossed that everything will work out with the lease because we love the new office.  It’s so beautiful and in such a prime location.  I can’t wait to do a tour for everyone if we move in.

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If I had to read a 38-page document dripping in legalspeak, I figured I should do it at a Mexican restaurant with salsa and chips within arm’s reach.  Yum.

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Henry said he was going to help, but he opted to just take a nap in his carseat under a blankie. 

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And then we had a long meeting with the new landlord.  Henry woke up for the excitement and made lots of good points with his babbling and drooling.  Winking smile


Dinner party time!


So, Kristien’s grandparents and aunt are in town.  We invited his sister over for dinner, too.  It was a full house – seven adults, one sleeping baby, and two yipping pups.  Had to pull over the computer chairs so everyone had a place to sit!


I made:


Crock-pot veggies:  Potatoes, onions, carrots (cooked with balsamic dressing on high for five hours)

Chicken sausage

Cast iron tofu 

Greens massaged with olive oil and salt

Garlic bread with squeezable herbs on top


Whew.  What an afternoon. Can I crawl into bed now?!



  • Natalie @ will jog for food September 26, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Hi Caitlin! Wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your pregnancy posts 🙂 I’m 12 weeks along, and am reading up all I can 🙂

    That food looks so good!

    BTW, Henry is gorgeous!

    • Caitlin September 26, 2012, 9:04 pm

      Congrats and thank you!!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 26, 2012, 9:05 pm

    Sounds like you most certainly CAN crawl into bed. Full night of rest is well deserved!

  • Krista September 26, 2012, 9:17 pm

    I have to say how much I love your dining room. Those chairs look super cute and comfy. Would love to do something like that, but I suspect they would not fare well with our cats.

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed September 26, 2012, 9:20 pm

    Wow, you are impressive! Way to get it all done 🙂

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action September 26, 2012, 9:28 pm

    That is a busy day! And I’m so impressed you read through the 38 page contract! I have to read legal contracts at work sometimes and it makes me want to fall asleep (and I’m an accountant so I’m used to boring information)!

  • Lauren September 26, 2012, 9:33 pm

    Exciting stuff on the new lease! I’m crossing my fingers for you guys.

    And kudos for throwing such an impressive dinner party! Hope you get some good rest for the rest of the night. 😉

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 26, 2012, 9:59 pm

    Haha I wish I could eat mexican every time I had to read legal mumbo jumbo for law school!

  • Cheryl September 26, 2012, 10:08 pm

    I love you dining room chairs… they look so nice and comfy. They just say to me, come eat, enjoy, stay awhile… : ) Your dining room table looks like mine.. did you get it at World Market?

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 7:59 am


  • Ali September 26, 2012, 10:19 pm

    I love your dining room. Are your dining chairs upholstered? How do you keep them stain free?

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 7:59 am

      Yes and prayer. Lol

  • Annette@FitnessPerks September 26, 2012, 10:28 pm

    WOW! WHat a day for sure! Enjoy your sleep 🙂

  • Aja September 26, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Whew! Get some rest you deserve it!

  • jaclyn @ JustJac! September 26, 2012, 11:12 pm

    How exciting, congrats on your new place!!! Will you guys be having a big reveal for the community or didi you just mean on the blog?

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 7:58 am

      Maybe both!

  • Kristy September 27, 2012, 12:12 am

    How do you pronounce your husbands name? Is it like Christian?

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 7:58 am


  • steph September 27, 2012, 12:28 am

    Let me preface by saying I love your blog and read it every day. I’m just curious though as to how you and the husband reconcile buying and cooking meat with your vegetarianism?

    Keep up the great work… xxx

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 7:58 am

      I am not a fan of buying meat for others but I make an exception for sweet grandparents with highly specific eating patterns 🙂 hah that’s not sarcastic, that’s really how I feel.

  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut September 27, 2012, 12:40 am

    Wow busy day! Good thing you had a little one to help out lol! Also your dining room is gorgeous!

  • Kiran @ September 27, 2012, 1:11 am

    AAahhh.. Henry is such a cutie pie! Crossing my fingers you guys get settled into the new lease 🙂

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats September 27, 2012, 6:53 am

    I love your dining room! Dinner looked good too 🙂

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots September 27, 2012, 8:48 am

    I am obsessed with your dinning room chairs! They look so c0mfy I would never leave the table.

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 27, 2012, 9:18 am

    Wow, what a day! I think it’s always best to do not fun chores in fun locations 🙂

  • Mary September 27, 2012, 9:24 am

    Looks good!! How much balsamic dressing to you put in the crockpot with your veggies??

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 9:41 am

      The pot was filled to the brim and I used half a bottle

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras September 27, 2012, 9:34 am

    What a delightful dinner! And I LOVE the color of your dining room walls.

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits September 27, 2012, 10:15 am

    I hate legal documents! Brilliant to take it with a side of Mexican!

  • Colleen September 27, 2012, 10:30 am

    nachos is definitely the only way to read legal stuff. I’ve learned I can only read certain things in a certain atmosphere and with good food and drinks by my side. It makes the reading easier.

  • Katie September 27, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I love the crockpot veggie idea! Totally stealing it 🙂

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 27, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Yay for Hub HTP’s business! Wow you were a productive lady yesterday. Impressed. Love the crockpot veggies ideas! Easy peasy.

  • Jolene ( September 27, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Nice dining room!

  • amandarunsny September 27, 2012, 8:49 pm

    I like that toast with the herbs on top. That’s a genius idea and so simple to prepare. Also, seeing all your pictures of Baby Henry has made me realize that even though I’m still on the BB right now, I will get an iphone when I have a kid. All the pictures are worth the cost of an iphone plan!

    This is a random comment, but have you ever thought about adding links on the end of your posts to go to the prior and previous post. I typically read most of your posts on the day of but at times, I miss a bunch and I have to keep on going back to the home page to navigate to the 3 and more posts I read. I read all your posts (haven’t missed one in a year), so I just thought I’d share this since you post frequently and I’m sure many readers read several posts at once like me.

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 8:51 pm

      It’s after the submit box that you comment in!

  • Kristen September 29, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I’ve been using the basil squeezable herbs and combining it with goat cheese on everything! So good!

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