Chipotle Night!

Today was a normal Wednesday in the life of a working mama. I got up at 6:00 (after snoozing a few too many times), showered, and headed to my happy place before heading to work. My happy place = Starbucks. I tried the new Tiramasu Latte with nonfat milk and whipped cream. It was good, but I will probably stick to my normal choices.

After my lovely 1 1/2 hour commute, I checked my email and dug into my overnight oats. I haven’t made this in a long time and it was well overdue.

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I worked for a few more hours, answered a dozen of phone calls, and got hung up on once. It was nice little morning. Around noon, Jeanette and I headed outside for a glorious 6.83 mile run. While we had to dodge some snow and ice covered roads and sidewalks, the sun was shining and the temps were balmy (30 degrees!).

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Lunch was leftovers from last night’s dinner. I think it actually tasted better today than it did last night. Spoiler alert: This will be my lunch tomorrow too. I also had a Yoplait Greek Whipped Yogurt and it was a nice change from the traditional kind.

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While I was slaving away at work, my mom sent me this beauty. How rude! 🙂
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My afternoon snack was a banana with a side of almond butter on plates leftover from my baby shower over 2 years ago. I should really quit my day job to be a food photographer.

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Dinner was you guessed, Chipotle! Ever since Chris has been off work on Wednesday nights, I’ve been picking up Chipotle for dinner. I’m always excited to eat it, but man does it feel like a rock in my stomach now.

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We usually end Chipotle night with fro yo, but it’s going on 9 pm now and they close in a few minutes. Looks like I will have to settle for something from my stash while Chris and I watch some Law and Order: SUV (you Sopranos fans out there will know why we call it SUV instead of SVU). What to choose?? Red velvet oreos, white fudge oreos, Reese’s Hearts, peanut M&Ms, Hershey’s Hugs. I do have ice cream in the fridge, but that is the last thing I ate before I got sick on Saturday night and I may never eat that ice cream again.

What time did you wake up this morning?

What kind of job do you have? Customer Service, cube life, service industry?

Almond butter or peanut butter?

Snow day and the early bird special.

Today was a happy snow day! For once, the storm was worse to the south and we enjoyed a pretty couple of inches up in southern PA. It was great to have an extra day off to relax, fix our water heater, and get the house slightly put back together.

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We had a leak from our water heater yesterday and today we noticed that our water was not actually heating.  With the help of some YouTube videos, Chris was able to relight the pilot light and we now have hot water!

I haven’t had almond milk for a really long time and I was craving a bowl of cereal with almond milk in a bad way.  This beautiful bowl of goodness was multi grain cheerios and cinnamon granola with strawberries and banana.  I really like the taste of vanilla milk so I get that…but I buy the light version.

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Since I had some extra time on my hands, I decided to actually make a nice home cooked meal for dinner. I started the main course in the morning…bbq chicken in the crockpot. I used a McCormick Seasoning packet which called for the packet mix, ketchup, brown sugar, and water. All you have to do is stir it up and pour it over the chicken and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred and enjoy!

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I finally fit in a workout while dinner was finishing up and it was not the greatest. This was my first workout since getting sick on Saturday night, so I guess my body is still recovering. I headed to my favorite at home workout resource (YouTube) and I did a Fitness Blender Workout and Jillian MIchael’s 30 Day Shred Level 3.  It definitely felt great to be active again.

Dinner was served at the early bird special time of 4:15 pm.  No, we do not usually eat this early.  Chris had to work at 5, so this was our only option for a sit down meal together.  Along with the BBQ shredded chicken, we enjoyed green beans and baked potatoes.  FYI, the key to a good baked potato is to coat the skin in olive oil and salt and pepper.  🙂

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While Annabelle was sick, she slept on and off most of the day. Today was the first day that she was awake from morning to night and she just couldn’t hang past 6:30 pm. I really have no idea what to do with all of this free time!

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PSA for the day. Always buy previous season candy that is on sale and if you see these Oreos, please buy them. You can thank me later.

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What did you have to dinner tonight?

Favorite Oreo flavor?  This is a tough call, but I really love the chocolate creme ones.

If you have kiddos, what time do they go to bed?  Normally around 8 pm.

Fun Things Friday!

TGIF!

1. One of my BFFs (she was my college roommate, Go Tigers!) had her first baby last weekend and I am meeting him this afternoon!

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2. We are having dinner (pizza night!) at another one of my BFFs (friends since 6th grade) house tonight. I haven’t seen her and her beautiful family for way too long, so it will be nice to catch up.

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(Throwback to January 2013)

3. My awesome coworker made my day today. A Grande soy chai was just what I needed this morning.

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4. I made the best dessert this week. Please go buy these Oreos before they stop selling them. 🙂

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5. Annabelle learned how to say “Poppy” this week. It’s so darn cute.

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Tell me something fun about your Friday!

What do you normally get from Starbucks?

“Fun” Things Friday

I’m not sure all of these things are fun, but they are things and it’s Friday. 🙂

1. Annabelle’s 1st birthday party is tomorrow! This was taken in the morning right after she got up. I brought her into my bed to hangout (don’t worry we were all fully awake) and she laid her head right next to mine on the pillow. Yes, I cropped my face out.

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2. Just when I needed a good song to keep me awake during my 1 1/2 hour commute last night, Mariah Carey’s “Always be my baby” saved the day.

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3. The salad bar at work is pretty good for cafeteria work food. They had roasted vegetables yesterday and they were delicious.

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4. New favorite snack…a Zone Perfect Simple bar, oatmeal chocolate chip flavor, warmed up in the microwave. After about 20 seconds, this bar smelled and tasted like a warm chocolate chip cookie. 🙂

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5. New shoes! I didn’t have any brown flats and I was tired of wearing black ones and looking like a “What Not to Wear” candidate.

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6. My dessert last night looked like Mickey Mouse. These are white chocolate covered Oreos and they are amazing.

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7. I have a long run planned for today, but the weather is pretty icy/rainy. If it doesn’t happen today, it will happen Sunday.

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8. I took Body Pump yesterday and I’m not as sore as I was after Tuesday’s class. I’m not sure if that means my body is adjusting or I just didn’t work hard enough. 😉

Does party planning stress you out?

What is your favorite “healthy” bar to eat?

What is your weather like today?