• This Is A Super Random Blog Post

    March 29, 2013

    Just a heads up: This is a super random blog post… and you’re welcome. Ha!

    Mal had today off from school since it’s Good Friday, so we (ok, him and Murphy) slept in and enjoyed a leisurely morning together. I actually had a terribly disturbing dream about Murphy being attacked by a big, white sea turtle (random), so I was all bugged out when I woke up and could not get back to sleep.

    Ok, listen to this bizarre-o dream…

    It was a warm, sunny day, and Murphy and I were driving by the big, beautiful mansions on the ocean in Newport, Rhode Island. I saw a bunch of people on the side of the road looking at something, so I stopped and got out of the car with Murphy to check it out. It ended up being a small pool with a huge, white sea turtle swimming around inside. I thought it was pretty cool, so I told Murphy to sit in front of the pool, so I could snap a photo on my iPhone to send Mal. As soon as I took the photo, Murphy either jumped or fell into the water with the sea turtle, who immediately grabbed him and held him in a headlock under the water. I, of course, spazzed out and jumped in the water to save Murphy, but, no matter what I did, I could not loosen the turtle’s grip, so I woke up totally distraught and almost in tears. As soon as I realized it was all a bad dream, and Murphy was safe and snoozing right next to me, I immediately relaxed and gave him a huge pug hug. Whoa. Super weird dream.

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    Breakfast

    I had a serious craving for green juice when I woke up this morning, so I whipped up a batch with spinach, kale, apple, celery, carrot, and ginger. I love starting my day with fresh juice. Yes, I do.

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    A little while later, I made a batch of OMG Pancakes for Mal and me. I topped mine with sunflower butter. Yum! One of my favorite breakfasts ever.

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    Once we finished breakfast, Mal and I headed out to buy a couple of iced coffees from 1st Stop, which Mal and Murphy are currently obsessed with. Mal loves their Seattle Dark Roast iced coffee and Murphy loves their Milk Bones.

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    As you can see, Murphy got more and more excited the closer we got to 1st Stop.

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    Excited-panic.

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    Chomp!

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    Totally breaking one of his New Year’s resolutions

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    I ended up ordering a decaf French vanilla-hazelnut iced coffee with milk. It was excellent—sweet, but not too sweet. Great choice!

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    I spent the next couple of hours tackling my inbox and then went to cash in a Groupon for a facial. (Confession: I have a serious Groupon “problem.” Must. Stop. Buying. Them.)

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    The facial was so great (super relaxing), and I’m actually thinking about purchasing a package deal for future appointments. I almost bought one before I left, but I decided to sleep on it before shelling out a few hundred bucks. I want a bunch of facials, but do I really need a bunch of facials, ya know? We’ll see.

    Lunch

    When I got home from my facial, I whipped up a simple, one-serving version of “Sunshine Sauce,” which I added to some leftover spaghetti squash. Mmm! So good!

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    Snack

    After lunch, I shared a piece of Starbucks Lemon Loaf with Mal. I needed some change to tip the esthetician before my facial, so I popped into Starbucks, which was right next door, to buy a little something-something for later. As expected, the Lemon Loaf was delightful.

    Random story: In high school, I used to work at Starbucks, so when I closed the store on Friday and Saturday nights during my senior year (I know, I was a super nerd), I’d take the leftover pieces of Lemon Loaf for Mal and then drop them off at his house because I knew how much he liked them (and, ok, I just wanted to see him). And he still loves Starbucks Lemon Loaf today. Oooh, memories.

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    A little while later, a couple of contractors came by our house to give us a quote for putting an addition onto our house. Mal and I love, love, love our house and never want to move, so we’re seriously considering adding another bedroom and bathroom.

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    We’re thinking about building up, so the contractors checked out our attic space to see what’s possible.

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    We have another contractor coming on Tuesday and we might hire an architect now, so I have a feeling this is going to be quite the project. I’m starting to think we’re crazy people, but we really want to stay in our house forever.

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    Questions of the Day

    Have you had any weird dreams lately?

    Has anyone ever lived through a remodel of their home? Any advice for us?

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    Tara April 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I use to have a reoccuring dream until I was in my mid 20′s. It was so strange having the same dream over and over since I was a kid. I dont have them any more, and I am a little sad about it.

    We did our kitchen floor and total bathromm makeover-it took them 6 weeks and we had no bathroom. I would suggest doing it in the summer when you dont mind being outside of your house (becuase it will be a mess for this time period) and be sure you have somewhere to go to shower if needed.
    I could not believe how long it took them to redo a 8×5 bathroom!
    That is great that you love your house so much!
    We do as well and have a 2 bedroom cape and never want to move. I really wanted to do a huge addition on the 2nd floor to make a master bedroom but the cost of doing it we will not get back if we ever sell, so I gave up that dream!

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    Graig April 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

    People do it all the time. Good luck with the reno.

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    Morgan@Healthy Food Newsletter April 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I am one of those weird people that has super vivid and obscure dreams, so I am actually nerdy enough to keep a dream journal around! When I wake up in the middle of the night I like to make a note on my phone, and in the morning if I have time I’ll articulate it into my journal. It’s funny and interesting to look back on some of your bizarre dreams and just wonder, what was I thinking?!

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    Lauren April 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I love Murphy’s “give me that cookie now before I chomp off your finger” face.
    I also love Lemon loaf from Starbucks. *sigh* wish I had a piece for dessert tonight!

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    Tina April 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Me too!!! Major craving!!

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