Rainy Day Laziness (Sort of)

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It was cold, gray, and rainy yesterday morning, so I stayed in bed much later than usual. Mal and Murphy were snoozing next to me, so why would I want to get out of bed when I could stay warm and cozy and cuddle with them?



Eventually, I motivated myself out of bed, but only because I was starting to get hungry. For breakfast, I made my favorite French Toast Breakfast Scramble and added it to an almost-empty almond butter jar, which, of course, was deeelicious.


I also drank a glass of iced decaf (Marylou’s Milky Way) coffee with almond milk.


After breakfast, I showered, readied myself for the day, and then Mal and I went to meet with our accountant.


We typically meet with her once a year to make sure things go smoothly when it comes time to file our taxes, which are always an adventure since I’m self-employed and typically have a zillion 1099s (I think I had 19 last year) and need to figure out contributions to my SEP IRA and all that jazz. Let me tell ya, it’s a lot of fun! (Bloggers: Here are a few tax tidbits I learned the last time we met.) Anyway, I guess Mal and I are finally getting the hang of things because our meeting was short and sweet!


After tax fun, we drove home, made a few pit stops to run some errands, and then headed home for lunch.


Yesterday’s lunch was a turkey burger with barbeque sauce, leftover sweet potato fries from dinner at Cask ”˜n Flagon, and a Harry & David (aka super delicious) pear.


Mal and I spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around and watching TV. We recently started watching Revenge, so we blew threw a bunch of episodes.

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A few hours later, I started to get hungry, so I snacked on some Kettle chips while I made dinner.



Last night’s dinner was awesome. We had Chicken Marbella with Sweet Potato Wedges and steamed spinach with pesto, roasted grape tomatoes, and feta. Holy yum! I’m already looking forward to the leftovers!


After dinner, I finished off our batch of Crème De Menthe Cookies.


After dinner, Mal and I suddenly became restless. I guess after being lazy all day, we felt the need to DO something, sooooo we decided to paint our living room. We had bought all of the supplies the day before, so we figured we might as well get started.


We ended up finishing the first coat on the accent wall! Woohoo! Progress!


Question of the Day

What’s your favorite rainy day activity?

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  1. I love rain days, especially a cold one! I like to read, write, take a nap, and drink coffee or cocoa. Of course that only works if I have the day off from work! 😉

  2. Love rainy days, but I usually have to work instead of be lazy, which is sad. I do like to light candles and watch “Beaches,” though. Cheesy, girly, perfect.

    So, do you have to do a 1099 for each Freelance writing job you do, then?

  3. We’ve had a lot of rainy days the past week over here. My favorite thing to do is clean out my closets…it always seems to take a long time and if it’s sunny outside, I never want to waste time doing it, but I’m all over it on rainy days!

  4. Love the color of your walls! When it rains, I love to stay in my pajamas and watch the Food Network. Then, I like to cook something I saw on FN 😉

  5. Lol…we live in the Seattle area so every day is kinda a rainy day.

    Love the walls – so pretty!

    Thankfully I’m an accountant which means I keep fairly good records. And my awesome mom is a tax accountant…so she always does our taxes every year! So spoiled.

  6. We are currently starting season 5 of Weeds, and will need a new series to start, looks like Revenge is a good one!

    On rainy cold days, I love to stay in my sweats, have a fire, drink tea, watch TV. Then I get restless and end up cooking/creating something in the kitchen and getting laundry done.

  7. Painting is definitely not my favorite rainy day activity…. But way to go on accomplishing something! It’s a cold rainy day around here. I got my workout in and it’s been reading and blogging by the fire for the rest of the day.

  8. I love to cuddle on the couch with a cozy blanket and watch movies when it rains…P.S. I LOVE revenge, I started watching it a few months ago on Netflix, and I was sucked in immediately. I missed the last 3 episodes of season 2, so I need to catch up.

  9. wow I just love how you guys get bored and start painting! It seems like such a cool and yet daunting task simply b/c I’ve never done it for my own place~:P And even though it’s weird, I loooove taking walks and jumping around in the rain! It’s not a smart thing to do but I’ve always looooved it.

  10. Rainy day activity – Definetley lounging in my sweats!! My ideal rainy day woudl be cloudy in the morning so I cold fit a run in, then come home, shower, change back in Pj pants and relax all day 🙂

    I LOVE Revenge!!!! Great show!!

  11. Hi Tina,

    Back when you asked your readers for their “favourite chicken recipe” I suggested Chicken Marbella. So glad to see that you tried it! Isn’t it phenomenal, and tasty!?


  12. Mmmm, kettle chips!

    US Taxes are so much more complex than CDN ones – we have to do both because we rent out a house in California, and we tried to do the taxes one year and gave up. We now have an accountant who does both sets of taxes for us (yay!).

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  14. Would you mind telling my husband that it’s perfectly normal to sleep with your dog(s)?? LOL….he seems to think I’m the only person that insists on doing it, so I’m happy to see I’m not alone.

    Hopefully your pug doesn’t snore like a trucker….like mine.

  15. I am 1099 for various jobs, too….I hate filing taxes. I just don’t think it’s the federal government’s business how much money anyone makes! Oh well…

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  17. So glad I got my early morning run in; taught boot camp; and ran some errands before the snow started, because I’m now plopped on the couch and in for the day. Need to get through more “work to do’s” rather than “house to do’s”. Stay warm and enjoy the snow!

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