Just Say the Word!

Hey hey everyone! Did your weekend leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized?

I know mine did. But I also know this week’s gonna be a toughie. It’s my first “full week” since the cruise! Here’s to hoping I can make it the entire 40 hours 😉

Yesterday turned out to be a wonderful Sunday. Even though for the first 30 minutes I was awake this morning I had an on again off again relationship with my bed (let out the dog, crawled back to bed, made the coffee, crawled back to bed, etc,) I feel like Sunday well-prepared me for the work week.

After showering and getting ready to run errands yesterday morning, I stopped by one of my best friend’s house to see her new baby yet again. She is only 6 days old, and is completely the most adorable baby ever. Gah! After catching up with her mama and some other friends, I headed over to Wal-Mart for a few essentials (on a Sunday at that, ew.) I got in and out as fast I could, and came home to a couple awesome surprises!

A couple weeks before Christmas, I had gotten my cousin a $30 gift card to Borders. Apparently, I didn’t make it out of the store with it, because when I got to my car, it wasn’t with me. Long story short, the store couldn’t do anything about it, so I had to deal with their corporate office. You know how that can be. So I did what they told me to do in hopes that’d I’d get my money back, but wasn’t holding my breath. I mean, the kid I talked to on the phone couldn’t even repeat back to me my email address. I thought it was a lost cause, so I went to Barnes and Nobles (thinking, hey, I’ll show them!!) and got him another gift card for him.

Alas, when Shane brought the mail in from Saturday, I saw an envelope from Borders containing this little gem!


Hooray! Thirty dollars back on the card! If my patience wasn’t already borderline gone from shopping at Wal-Mart (gotta work on that staying calm resolution ;-)), I would have headed on over to pick up a good read. I’m very much in need of a new book. Perhaps I’ll venture over on a lunch break.

And then, the husband brought in something even more exciting!!


Nutridel cookies!!! I won Averie’s giveaway last week, and won several different varieties of the cookies.

I’ve already tried two of the flavors (pecan and almond) and baby they are deeelicious!


They’re actually more like a cracker-cookie in that they’re thin and crispy, yet have the taste of a cookie. It’s a very interesting combo, and a very addictive one as well, I fear.

And look at those stats!


Thanks, Averie! 😀

The techy and I had plans to meet up with another couple to watch some football (go Bears!! WOOT!!!) so before we headed over there, I made a big as a house salad with the works:



Spinach, romaine, tomatoes, baby bellas, red bell pepper, avocado. It filled me up and tasted amazing going doing the job. 😀

After watching the Bear’s kick some booty, I came home to have my booty kicked by Dave Farmar. I spent the next 75 minutes grunting flowing through a baptiste class with the space heater set for 90º. Let me tell you, it was a tough one. I thought I’d never hear him say the word shavasana. I kept thinking, please let me be after this flow – Just say the word, Dave!! By the end, I felt SO much better, but I my stomach made like the space heater and turned into a furnace. I was huuungry!

We had some tortelini that was coming up on it’s last days, so I threw a simple (and not so nutritious) dinner of three-cheese tortellini and a whole grain roll together:


Hey, it works.

A little while later while taking on the laundry and watching a little Desperate Housewives action, the beast wanted more, so I cooked up a big batch of popcorn. We have a HUGE bulk bag of popcorn for our popcorn machine downstairs, but honestly, that thing takes forever to clean, plus I’m not too keen on the kernel oil that goes in there – looks like yellow, thick, goop – attractive I know. So I just grabbed a paper bag and popped some in the microwave with a little sea salt and nutritional yeast.



Hit the spot 😉

Well I’m off to get prettified for this Monday! Today should be a doozy. I hear the first day back after the New Year in my position is mad chaos.

Hope you all get through your Monday in one piece!!


19 Responses

  1. I love me some air popped popcorn! Make it like kettle corn though 🙂

  2. What a great attitude about facing the big Monday back! Good luck; just do what you can. I don’t go back to work until Thursday. Dad went back today, and he knows it’s gonna be a busy one.

    I loved watching the Bear game too, and I hope they keep Lovey.

  3. Those cookies look delish! Have a great first day back lovely! 🙂

  4. Good luck with your busy Monday!

  5. Those cookies look great! I think sometimes you need a not so nutritious meal. For some reason it makes me appreciate eating healthy more.

    I hope you have a good day back. I know it’s hard. Tomorrow will be my day back to the daily grind and I’m definitely dreading it.

  6. Have a great day back!

    The postman was very nice to you 🙂

  7. Those Nutridel cookies look awesome! I’m going to have to try them out myself!

  8. I actually don’t have to work today either…surprise vacay day. 🙂 Fun. Those cookies look soo yummy!

  9. Yum you’ve totally put me in a tortellini mood now!

  10. Glad you got the cookies and that you’re enjoying!! Thanks for linking to me (but it doesnt actually link to me but no worries!) all that matters is that you’ve got cookies and a fab gift card from borders!!!! I love to read and have more books than time, haha!, but a gift card would be an awesome surprise 🙂

  11. Ugh! The first full week back is always tough! I get every other Friday off and often only work 4 day weeks. I always joke to my husband about how hard the 5 day weeks are! 😉

  12. P.S. Happy you got the Border GC back. Dealing with corporate is always stressful. 😦

  13. i like my popcorn super simple too. just salt sometimes.

  14. Those cookies look awesome sauce! How exciting that you got your money back!

  15. I LOVE Nutridel cookies! The nutrition information is so impressive, and they are SUPER tasty!!!

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