Today I decided to be a Princess too. My friend made my crown and scepter.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Today marked my 2nd 7 am yoga practice at In Yoga Studio in Valley Village. I really enjoyed it again, and it was very challenging.
I felt Monday's workout yesterday when trying to lift my 64 ounces of water from one side of my desk to the other! The facilities are really great and very accommodating. The lady at the front desk is adorable and cheerful for 6:45 in the morning!
Their spa-like bathrooms are really great. Both mornings, I was the only one there, so it was relaxing... and they provide towels!!! I just need to make sure the second the class is over to pack up and book it to the shower to allow myself a few more seconds to get to work.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I totally decided to indulge today in a girl scout cookie. I offered one up to Shannon who was jonesing for some chocolate. So I decided with tea today, I'd have one. I hadn't had one in quite some time...
Well, they are just not what I remember... :( I ended up throwing the 2nd half out. Not worth the calories or the sugar spike :( Bye Bye thin mints.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Our first grill of the Spring came in the form of handmade turkey burgers!
I'd never made homemade burgers at all, surprisingly, but found the experience to be quite easy and ... man, the sky's the limit!
Here we have 1) mozzarella, red onion and green peppers and Montreal Steak Seasoning, 2) mozzarella, red onion and green peppers, 3) mozzarella, red onion, green peppers and chipotle, and 4) red onion and green peppers and pineapple!
1) waking up at 5:15, NOT sleepy. I got to spend 1/2 hour with the husband while he went off on his way to the first day of apprenticeship.
2) Having enough time and energy to empty out the dishwasher and pack my lunch for the day.
3) that I packed my clothes last night for today.
4) that the yoga studio has showers!!!!
5) that the yoga studio has TOWELS!!!!
6) that I was the only one getting dressed after the practice. Very relaxing.
7) that the bathrooms were CLEAN and SPA like.
8) that I didn't have to be corrected too often. I haven't done yoga in over 5 years.
9) that I got to work on time, with very little HARD rushing.
10) the colored deviled eggs my EP brought in this morning.
11) getting in touch with my new body.
13) the sunshine today. I feel like a million bucks.
14) Coconut Curry leftovers for lunch!
15) recognizing that I can't save my parents marriage, only my own.
16) that I can have compassion for the guy last night dumpster diving at 11:30pm making a lot of noise.
17) that I was not the one dumpster diving.
18) the hope I have today that I didn't have 19 months ago.
19) the nap I took on my couch on Saturday... it was that good!
20) not over overindulging at ALL yesterday, and never needing to utter the words "tomorrow's a new day. back on track tomorrow".
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
She's amazing. She has this awesome pocket in the front that I keep absolutely nothing in... (being honest)... She fits a good work day's amount of food. I would say a solid 2 meals and snacks! Very helpful for a 10 hour work day. And being that I eat selectively these days, must come armed for the day with my snacks and beverages.
I have a baby sister bag too...
She is good for 1 good breakfast or lunch. Mostly these days, she is assigned to the big refrigerator at work where I keep cheese, turkey peperoni, or carrots to snack on. Kinda like a reserve spot. This bag also doubles as a DSLR case when I'm flying. Fits 1 camera and 1 extra lens and my charger :)
I also have this one. I use this one when I don't have a lot of food to bring to work, and the one above is still stationed at work.
This one is great because when it gets dirty, I can just throw it into the washing machine! It also is elasticy and can fit some over-sized Tupperware containers or bottles of Kombucha.
And with all of these in tow... my eye still lingers... like a man, never satisfied at home, begins to glance at women walking down the street, as do I.... on lunch bags. I mean... look at these two below! I don't have any in this size! And look how cute they are! Like little purses! Only better... cause they're filled with FOOD!
Unlike the bags that Sofia from The Golden Girls would keep, where she would stick meat balls in her purse... these were DESIGNED for meatballs!
But oops... I did it again. The other day while looking for hiking convertible pants at REI... I came across this stunner!
A) she's purple... my favorite color.
b) she's on clearance... in other words... LAST CHANCE TO BUY!
c) she was discounted...
d) she has pockets on the sides for bottles of water.
e) she has very good reviews on the REI website.
f) long straps
I need to figure out if she is bigger than my "18 can" turquoise and blue dots Reyna Thermos bag above... if she she brings something interesting to the party... See, I have this wide, thin partition Rubbermaid container that I'm looking for transportation vehicle for. Right now, I can only fit it in ms. 18 can cooler, but only if I carry it as though I'm carrying a freshly baked cake... and that is not how I roll to work. I usually have scarves, and work bags and jackets in tow. I need something I can commute with, vertically.
So, we'll see. I placed the order this morning. Should arrive next Monday. Fingers crossed!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
If you passed by the gas station last night on Ventura, and saw some girl crying at the pump... chances are it was me... or ... maybe many other people who need to take a Xanax every time their gas light comes on.
I was lucky, I passed an Arco that was just $4.17... across the street it was $4.39.
I found this at Whole Foods last night. With all the craze of what type of plastics to NOT use, I love the thought of this amazingly adorable glass water bottle. Its nice cause it has a silicone protective shield and handle. Its BPA free, and won't hold the stench of old water!
But this is only 16 ounces... and that makes it kinda hard for me to justify carrying around. Its also... not light!
Did I mention how cute it is?... I think it was also $23 bucks.
I'm so pleased with the color, texture and feel of the mug. I love how 'squatchy' it is. I love that the flat white is matt. I love the plum purple inside. I love the feel of the handle on my hands.
The rest of the plates were supposed to be delivered today. I saw them arrive as I was doing my first Gmail chat with with the husband. It was a nice BIG box, compapred to the 6x6 box that was delivered yesterday with the um, 1 mug ;)
I can't wait!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The only sad thing is that they don't have that size right now in the black sandal, so, I'll just have to wait and hope the 8 fits me. If not, the sandals are only something I get to look it.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
Well, my favorite plates DID sell, ... my back up plates did not... which become our everyday plates... which I detest. I didn't hate these plates while I used them as our "company plates." But I hate them as my everyday plates.
So I've been on the look out for JUST the right set of plates...
I'm not SOLD on the cups. I don't HATE them, but I don't LOVE them. I do like the bowls. Makes me wanna put some soba noodles in them and break out my chop sticks. I also like how the sides of the plates curve up. I like the white outside too with the vibrant color in the inside...
I'd like to see them in the flesh. I like to touch things before buying them. We'll see!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So this is our new couch... except the chaise is supposed to be on the other side... so it goes along the window.
Right now, it cuts too close with the kitchen/bar area. But we love the color and the feel of the couch ... and the funky pillows!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I have had this tank top for... my god, I can't even recall, how many years. Probably got it even before I was buying my own clothes with my own money!
I love the 3 shades of gray. Its soft. It covered my boobs well... its an XL. I downgraded it to a "work out shirt" and stayed there for a while... until today when I decided what was gonna be rags and what was gonna stay...
I keep teetering between just letting it go, and keeping it... what what reason, I don't know. Its really not suitable... but .... sooo hard to let go of some of this stuff!
Monday, April 4, 2011
I want all 3 of these sandals... but sadly, all the review say that they are uncomfortable. So sad. They are so cute! I need some summer sandals for work and all my new cute dresses.
Ps. They are Madden Girl, which apparently, is a brand I adore!
Friday, April 1, 2011
I was really excited when I sat down tonight for our Date Night out to dinner and saw that this restaurant uses no White sugar! I only came here because I knew they had brown rice. SCORE!
The place is strictly vegan, which is cool, but I do like normal chicken.... not all the soy crap. But the pineapple curry was outstanding!