Archive for October, 2009

Yesterday we decorated the office for the little ones who would be trick or treating through the office later in the afternoon. Let me give you the back story. My office, the Halloween after Hurricane Wilma, opened the office (three floors) to the little ones as many did not have electricity yet and wanted to offer a safe place for the little ones to trick or treat. This became an annual even where departments decorate for this and it’s a fun time had by all.DSC01459



















Then Shy and I went to Nanny’s and carved a pumpkin.  That was a time intensive labor of love, but it was definitely worth it to see my baby girl’s smile.DSC01473

This morning I made a great breakfast basically cleaning out my fridge. Lots of coffee of course


this was 1/2 an onion and two strips of turkey bacon

then I added in some quinoa pilaf from the other night

add some chopped broccoli and 1 cup of blackbeans

some red pepper flake for a kick






then I added in some eggbeaters to finish if off
DSC01482 then I served it up over a toasted onion western alternative bagel.  These are made for me. Yum!  DSC01483


Today I have lots of chores this morning on tap and then a trip to the library after lunch and then later, Trick or Treating!!!! Yep, it’s Halloween, I think I mentioned that.


Of course, I’m not trick or treating, but I’m taking the beautiful Shy.  She’ll be Snow White, as you saw earlier.  I wonder if we will make it all the way around the block this year.

As you now, I switched over to WordPress to see if I like it any better. As of right now, not so much. But I think that has more to do with the fact that I don’t know how to use all of the features. I think, as time goes by, I will find that I do like the functionality that it seems to have better than blogger. We’ll see.

I’m off to do chores! No pictures of that.  Well, then again, maybe I will.



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I’ll be sure to include more pictures from now on. I just went through and the posts with pictures are definitely more interesting than the posts without.

So in that regard, there’s my coffee. I start every morning with a big cup.

It’s Tuesday, which is a day I usually don’t like. Shy was home sick yesterday. Allergies, not Swine.  She will be getting the H1N1 vaccine as they are giving them at her school.  I don’t usually get flu shots, but there seems to be a higher incidence and the fact that the CEO of my company who is a Neo as well as someone whose opinion I value said to get it means that she will be getting it.  As will J.

Lunch is a veggie burger and some leftover mixed veggies. I’ll have pictures of that at lunch time.

I’m off to get ready for work.

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A new week

It’s Monday. Again. Another one.  I definitely could have used another two days off.  Hopefully Shy is feeling better. Yesterday was a fun day with my friends at lunch. Then we had ice cream at Kilwin’s and then hung out with the kiddo at Barnes & Noble.

We went to the grocery store and then came home to work on her book report.  After that I had a mini John Adams marathon and watched the first two episodes on DVD.  That was such a well done show.  I watched it with the kids since it was history and I wanted them to appreciate what it took to stand up for your convictions and beliefs back in that day and age.

I ended my evening with Don Draper and the gang of Mad Men. That is one of my favorite shows.

This morning I’m enjoying some coffee before I head out to work, after dropping the kids off at school.

I definitely should have taken off today. Or tomorrow. Or any day.

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Another football day

Hopefully my Dolphins do better today than the Hurricanes did yesterday.

I love relaxing and being up early with my cup of coffee before everyone gets up.  I have quite a few things to do around the house, but I’m taking a bread at lunch time to have lunch with my friends from high school.  We try to get together at least once a month. We try to do it more, but it hasn’t worked out that way.

I totally neglected my reading yesterday even though I did go to the library.  I’m hoping to finish the Uglies  today or tomorrow.  I have so many books on my TBR list that I’m not sure which one I’ll pick up next. I’ll probably pick back up Sunday Money since I am about half way through and dropped it to participate in the DystopYA challenge.

I’m down a pound this week.  Very happy about that. I know I made some positive changes, but I also know that there are a bunch of things I could change that would make the loss more significant. However, it’s not about big pendulum swings but rather slow and steady progress that will remain.

Breakfast will probably be toast with coffee and a slice of cheese.  A light one since I’m going to lunch with the girls.  I’ll try to remember to take more pictures.

Coffee calls.

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What a day.

I ran errands in the morning and did some housework. One of the errands was heading to the store to replace my Hurricanes hat which broke while I was getting dressed. Under normal circumstances a broken and unwearable Hurricane cap would not have required an immediate replacement. BUT, today was no ordinary Saturday. I was heading to the Clemson vs. Hurricanes game this afternoon and I needed to be sporting my UM pride.

Sadly, it didn’t do anything for the team.  But the view from the box was amazing!

The game was exciting I suppose. since there were 12 lead changes. But, we lost it ourselves.  There was a lot of sloppy play where we weren’t covering in the secondary, we were giving the opposing QB too much time to throw AND the penalties were ridiculous but warranted half the time.

Anyhow, I still love my ‘Canes!

In other sports related activity, the Yankees and Angels game was postponed to tomorrow. The Dolphins play New Orleans tomorrow. You know, the New Orleans team that is still undefeated. The NO team that has Drew Brees, the quarterback we passed on.

I’m fading fast but I wanted to come on and say hi. Good night all.

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No, I didn’t go to a football game. Just came home with the munchkin and had dinner

This was really good.  Shrimp fried rice that I made with some baby shrimp and a mix of broccoli slaw, snow peas and broccoli. There
s a couple of popcorn shrimp on top and that’s amazing roasted cauliflower on the side. If you have never tried roasting cauliflower then I suggest you add it to your grocery list for today.  I absolutely love it. Sprinkled with some tarragon, thyme and lemon dill this time. Lemon juice and a dusting of parmesan cheese tops it off at the end of the roasting time. I used my mini oven and it toasted up quite nicely.  I wish I had more. Maybe then again not.

I watched Friday’s GH and then watched a Dateline episode which freaked me out as always.  Those can be scary when you are home alone.  Ugh, I’m such a wimp sometimes.

I woke up Saturday morning to this

I’m not sure if you can see it in the background there, but it’s a rainbow. It must have rained on and off throughout the night (I’m one of those dead to the world kind of sleepers so I’m not sure) but this is what I woke up to when I walked out my front door.

Today involves running some errands this morning and then potentially going to the Clemson vs Univ of Miami game later this afternoon.  I’m waiting to hear back from a friend who has an extra ticket. The cool thing is that it is in a box, so that if it rains we won’t get wet.  Additionally, I’ll get to bring my daughter with me since it’s in the box.  She and I had plans for the afternoon but we rearranged them and would rather go to the game.

Have a great Saturday!!

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