Starting the Week Off Right

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I started my week off right with breakfast at the Wheelhouse Diner this morning! :mrgreen:


While the guys were watching football last night, Marie and I made plans to meet at the Wheelhouse for breakfast this morning. Not a bad way to start the week, right? It’s one of our favorite places for a greasy-good meal.


Marie and I both ordered iced coffees.


And eggs with homefries and toast. I went with rye; Marie went with whole wheat.


And, of course, I covered my plate homefries in hot sauce.


One of the best parts about the Wheelhouse Diner is the price. For both of our meals, it only cost $7.12! Not too shabby!


After breakfast at the Wheelhouse, I ran several errands around town. My life has been in shambles for the past few weeks, so it’s nice to finally get things organized once again.

Murphy, on the other hand, was not such a go-getter. He slept the morning away.


Have I mentioned how happy I am to be home?! πŸ˜‰


Question of the Day

What does home mean to you?

Murphy and I are off to the vet for a check-up… and perhaps a doggie Halloween costume. πŸ˜‰

See ya later! 😎



  1. Home is so many things. I have been so transient for so many years (10 different addresses in 10 years) that it’s not about the place, it’s about the people. Or, for me, 6 of those years have been with my sweet, sweet pooch. So, for me, home is where my dog is.

  2. Home is a place where Im happy to come after a long day at work / out / travelling. Where I feel like I can be whatever I want and enjoy the familiar things.. and it would not be a home without my boyfriend. He makes our home feel like home.

  3. Home for me is still my parent’s house; the house where I grew up. I’m very lucky to have always lived in the same house until I moved away for college. If my parents ever sold the house I would be very, very sad. I’m very attached to it. It might also be because the only time I see my parents is when I go home. My parents do not travel, and unless I go see them, I wouldn’t see them.

    Also, if I have the chance to visit Boston again, I am so going to that Diner πŸ™‚

  4. We just bought our dog a Halloween costume over the weekend. He’s going to be a dinosaur ;). (Provided he allows us to dress him up, of course).

    Yummy breakfast!

    To answer your question, the word “home” naturally conjures images of my parents’ house in Syracuse, NY. I grew up in that house, and while I’ve been living on my own for some time now, I always consider that house, home. I feel like this may change when my fiance and I buy a house of our own someday. πŸ™‚

  5. In our house, home is where the Army sends us. I’ve given up calling my parent’s house home; I’ve been gone to long to think otherwise. Home to me is where my husband, daughter and I live. And thankfully, sometimes “home” is a really great place like Washington DC or Hawaii.

  6. Holy cheap for breakfast! I wish there was a diner with those prices by my house πŸ™‚

    Home for me means routine…I love vacations and all, but there’s nothing like being able to come home to familiar surroundings and activities.

  7. Home for me is about 20 minutes away from the Tabasco Factory above. I have a deep love for Tabasco sauce and Tony’s Cajun Seasoning – try it on your eggs too!

    It’s weird b/c my Mom is moving from the house I lived in – but home will always be where family is, eventhough I’m hours away now.

  8. Rye is by far my favorite bread. Yum.

    To me home is two things, on the one hand its my family. Anywhere my parents and siblings are feels like home. On the other hand its my BF, we aren’t married yet but we live together and when he’s gone I feel like I could be anywhere being with him makes are apartment home.

  9. I feel like I will always kind of consider my parents house my home, lol…even though I am 25. I do technically live with them right now, but even when I have moved away I have thought of it like that. I think I will feel like I have my OWN home when I own my own house, one of my big dreams!

  10. For me, well, home is where my family and I have our feet. Whether we are in our actual home or vacationing somewhere Up North or visiting with friends or relatives, as long as I am with my husband and children then I always feel at home. We are all so happy to be together. Some might say we are attached at the hips. We like it that way!

    Love your dog. He has the nicest face.


  11. The house I’m living in now has been home to my grandparents, my parents, my sisters, an aunt, a cousin, her husband and daughter and now it’s home to me. Home is comfort, love and family to whoever walks through the door.

  12. Ummm, so Murphy and I sleep in the exact same position. I knew I loved that little dog for a reason!

    Home is where my husband is. I also have a second home where my parents are. Really, wherever there is love it feels like a home.

    Hope the rest of your Monday is just as awesome!

  13. I love that Murphy actually lets you dress him up! I have a beagle that gets SO sad when we put a costume on him. He mopes around and looks pathetic until some poor soul takes pity on him and busts him out. I am convinced that this is just a clever ploy to scope out food and then make his move when he is free!

    As for where home is… it’s my townhouse that I share with my hubby, beagle and two cats. Or… it’s back home in Nebraska with wide open spaces!

  14. woo! your photos have magically reappeared in my Google Reader. No idea why as I definitely didn’t update anything…

    Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

  15. I love your post about home – I couldn’t agree more! My husband and I were watching the Broncos game just yesterday and a Corona commercial came on. (It was the nice, peaceful one where the couple isn’t mad at each other πŸ™‚ ) and at the end it said, “Find your island.” We both looked at each other and said, “this is our island.” Cheesy, I know, but that is what home is to us!

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