Posts Tagged ‘xmas’

book club – holiday edition

Last month, I went to book club for the first time.

Last night, I hosted it – holiday themed.

We read Sarah’s Key, which I actually read over the summer. I couldn’t put it down. I watched the movie this week, which was decent, not awesome.

bacon cheese spread

there was a lot of this..


I got sneaky...

actually talking about the book?!

lots of wine. tons of food. so much fun!


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After my little trek  (and by trek I mean slightly out of my way) to get orthotics last night, I was pretty productive. 

productive makes me weirdly happy. sometimes I put things on my to-do list, just to get the satisfaction of deleting them an hour later. ridiculous I know. 

Did laundry, made some hummus & threw together a quick dinner

I got that Quinoa/Rice blend at HLS & had yet to use it.

I got tons of groceries delivered.  I only needed a handful of specific things that Whole Foods wouldn’t have, so I ordered Peapod. If I’m paying a delivery fee, I’m stocking up on lots of heavy things, and really.. anything that’s less expensive.  oops.

 Now that I have excessive amounts of food, I must cook right?

20111130-155455.jpg11 pm sounds like the perfect time to chop veggies & prep the crock pot for today’s all day adventure


Veggies chopped, dry ingredients measured, wet ingredients out.  Ready for some early morning throw-together.

20111130-155510.jpgPretty excited for this when I get home tonight. 

Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

I have no idea what possessed me to make this, but it looks healthy & delicious. Maybe just because its made in the crock pot. Loving it lately.  Seriously though.. let’s hope I like lentils.  

20111130-155441.jpglast night’s leftovers for lunch today


Nov 30th huh? Do I have to recap my Nov goals?  Probably.

Did I meet my goals? Not exactly.

1. PR at the Philly Half Marathon –  Fail. No explanation necessary. Ugh.

2. Yoga once a week – No. I went to yoga once. Just 1 time. I was too focused on running/being injured to get there again.  

3. Shred in the AM – Negative.  I did the Shred once. At night. I suck.

4.  Start my Christmas shopping – At least I got this one?! It didn’t take much effort though. Yes I started.      Surprise! I finished too. That’s kind of exciting.

November was NOT awesome goal-wise, but it was a pretty good month in general. December will be even better 🙂


What were your Nov highlights?

 any crock-pot recommendations for me?

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decorating part 2

I love Sundays.

This morning I got up, got my tree from the car, & attempted round 2 of decorating my apartment.

new tree! with legs
pre-lit and everything plus it was only $40. Score.

christmas ornaments in a bowl? obviously festive. where did I get these? santa looves scotch.
cinnamon pastry coffee & candy cane seltzer.
tastes like christmas to me 🙂

so much progress. 🙂
now I just need to wrap gifts for underneath.

weird that I’m not interested in christmas music yet?
I keep thinking about putting it on and end up listening Gaga Thanksgiving instead. oops.

I’m heading to my sister’s to watch the game.
perfect sunday.

how was the weekend?
anyone brave black friday?!

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This afternoon, I got all excited to break out my xmas decorations.

This is what my apt looks like before:

this is the corner where my lil fake tree is going

anyone see anything missing?!
umm.. no legs.
apparently 2 years ago, I decided not to pack the legs that make the tree stand up. awesome
New plan –  I’ll hit Christmas Tree Shop on my way south this evening & get some fun new stuff.
So yeah my apartment pretty much still looks normal. 😦  Part 2 tomorrow hopefully.
and why am I heading south again so soon?
10 year reunion tonight.
1. I’m old.
2. reunions are awkward.
I’m hoping its fun. There are a lot of people that I’m excited to catch up with.
I don’t know if it can rival last night though.
JT & I met up with a bunch of his friends at Scholar’s.  They’re a great crew, lots of fun.
hi Scott!
have a fabulous Saturday friends!

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