• Me Time

    July 24, 2010

    I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get enough “me time” in my life, I feel like this:

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    Basically, I’m sluggish and cranky. I love my life (and all of its craziness), but every once in awhile, I need my own time to recharge and relax. Otherwise, I am no fun to be around.

    Breakfast

    After sleeping in until almost 9:00 (!!) this morning, Mal made us breakfast: egg, bacon, and cheese sandwiches on toasted Sandwich Thins. I don’t usually have meat on my egg sandwiches, but I am so glad that I did this morning. The bacon totally made my sandwich. It was organic and, oh, so good!

    With breakfast, I also drank a glass of iced coffee with vanilla soy milk, which I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear! ;-)

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    After breakfast, I went to the gym for a quick workout. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, while catching up with my celebrity gossip, and then came right home. It wasn’t the toughest workout I’ve ever had, but I’m still glad that I got in some activity for the day.

    When I got home, I took a quick shower and then baked a batch of Oatmeal Raisin Bars (minus the raisins) to take to a friend’s birthday barbeque this afternoon. I didn’t have any raisins in the house, so I substituted dried cranberries and blueberries in the recipe. They seemed to do the trick! :-D

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    Snack

    Before heading to the party, I snacked on a peach.

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    Lunch/Dinner

    At my friend’s birthday barbeque, I filled up on veggies and dip. The veggies were fresh from Sunshine Farm and the dressing was Annie’s Green Goddess Dressing. The combination was amazing, and I kept eating and eating and eating. Who knew cauliflower + Goodness Dressing tasted so delicious!?!

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    I pretty much ate half of the cauliflower on the plater myself!

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    I also enjoyed some homemade bruschetta with French bread.

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    And drank a beer and ate a piece of watermelon.

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    When it came time for the “main course,” I filled my plate with a small cheeseburger with a slice of tomato and horseradish mustard, pasta salad, and grilled zucchini and summer squash.

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    I also ate two cupcake tops, but apparently, I never snapped a photo. They were chocolate with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. Mmm! Cupcakes rule! :-D

    After the party, Mal and I headed home to “save” our dog since he spent most of the afternoon in our bedroom just hanging out. We knew Murphy would want to stretch his little pug legs, so we took him to the park.

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    Happy dog!! :mrgreen:

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    We met Bella and Grady (and Dave) at the park for some “puppy playtime.”

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    Murphy ran around like crazy.

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    Mid-pug collision.

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    He played with Dad.

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    And Mom.

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    He also played fetch.

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    And ran around some more.

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    Murphy is now passed out on his bed snoring loudly. He’s totally pooped. I guess the trip to the park was a success! ;-)

    I’m spending the night home alone sitting on the couch catching up with my DVR and eating the last of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Blondies. It’s really nice to have some “me time,” especially when it includes reality TV and a blondie!

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    I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty psyched to be relaxing at home tonight. I need it!

    Good night, friends!

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Oh I wanna make those oatmeal bars today, yum.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) July 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Without me time I’m a complete grouch. After 2 years of marriage Hunni has learned when I say I’m going out he’s fine and lets me go.

    What kind of harness is that one Murphy? It looks interesting.

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    jackie July 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    GO DUCKS!! (referring to Mal’s hat!)

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