Sprout, Sprout, You’re Out

Hey, hey guys! Happy almost weekend! Is it going by pretty well for you? Quickly? Slowly? It’s going by pretty darn fast for me. Always seems to happen when you have tons to do before the weekend, doesn’t it?

Yesterday was kind of a random day. However, in the middle of the day of randomocity (apparently I feel like making up words today!) I got to warm my soul with one of these puppies:




Mmm a tall, nonfat, no whip, half pumped, peppermint white chocolate mocha. Pure heaven – I’ve never had the peppermint flavor before, and it’s amazing. And in a holiday cup to boot!! Love those holiday cups. And apparently, by ordering it with half the amount of syrup pumps, I have officially joined the club of Starbucks snobs, according to the husband. According to him, if your order is ten words or longer, you=Starbucks Snob, haha! 🙂

After sipping this nectar of the gods in a holiday cup, my afternoon was smoooth sailing.


You might remember my friend, Missy’s new puppy, Arizona? Well poor AZ broke her paw last week, and she had to have surgery! Poor little pup is only two pounds, and she had to have paw surgery. Thankfully, she came out of it stupendously, but my friend said she could use a little company driving to the animal hospital (it’s about an hour and a half away) to get her and take her back. I said I’d totally go, as I’d want someone to be there for me if anything like this happened to little Niko.

Anyway, we took off right after work and headed to go get the invalid dog. When picked her up, she was a little groggy, but looked adorable as always…

Niko had heard word that AZ was on the fritz, so she made sure to get her a get-well soon care package for me to take to her:


Arizona and Niko loved the pumpkin carob treats I made for them on Halloween SO much, we just had to get her some of these.

Thankfully, Arizone pulled out of surgery just fine, and has a new hot pink cast to remember it by:



How freakin’ adorable is she?!

All of this talk about Arizona’s surgery makes me seriously consider getting pet insurance. I would die if anything happened to Niko, let alone cost an arm and a leg to fix. I’m going to suggest to the husband we get the animal kids pet insurance for Christmas.

On the way there, I busted into one of the Vega Whole Food Vibrancy bars that I received from Vega on Wednesday night!




I was super pumped, because of all the goodness that goes into these bars. Look at that nutritiousness!




The main ingredient in these bars are sprouts, which are powerhouses in the realm of nutritious foods. According to Vega, the sprouting process converts complex carbs into simple carbs, protein into amino acids, and fat into fatty acids. This basically means our bodies don’t have to use up its enzymes for digestion. The bars also have a substantial amount of protein – 10 grams which obviously come from plant-based protein – like sprouted buckwheat, hemp, almonds, brown rice, and pea protein. And with all of those ingredients listed, you can only correctly assume that you’ll be getting a good chunk of your daily fiber in there, too.

Now for the important part 😉 – the taste!


Well, I had initially prepared myself for it to taste very…green. I mean, the main ingredients are sprouts? How good can that be in bar-form? Well, pretty good, actually! These sprouts are definitely not out! I tried the original flavor here, and it might have been because I prepared myself for the worst, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the taste! And the bar was very filling, but didn’t have that oh man this is so filling, how am I going to choke this down filling-feeling. Know what I mean? 😉

I can’t wait to try the other flavors!

Got home around 7 and heated up some leftovers, and came downstairs to a poor husband with an ocular migraine. I’ve never had a migraine, so I can’t empathize, but poor thing didn’t look so great. So he went to the dark bedroom, and I eeked in a little bit of study time while catching up on Glee.

Oh, Finn, thank God you’re in your 20’s in real life, or I’d feel like a huge pedophile…



Yep…I’ve got myself a Finn crush!

Now I’ve gotta catch up on some of your blogs while sipping this delicious coffee, and hit the road for work! Today was actually supposed to be my Friday, but since I now have to take another day off later in December for the ACE exam, I decided to go in on Friday too. Boo 😦 Oh well..short day, short day 😀

If you have a pet, do you have pet insurance for them? Why or why not?

If you don’t have a pet, how far in advance before a trip do you start packing? I got out my suitcase a while ago, but just really started packing this week.

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!