Monday, November 30, 2009

Vacation is over

I had a great five days off! To be perfectly honest I was not excited about starting work today. But I did have an awesome vacation. Here are some highlights:

1) Thanksgiving dinner with family...eating lots of dinner & pie and then playing games with the cousins.
2) Staying up late each night playing Poker with Pete & Hannah
3) Spending time at Josh & Ellen's and getting to see Mike & Sarah & Milo and Hans who were in town for the holiday.
4) Reorganizing my scrapbook room (still in the process!)
5) Running the half marathon yesterday in 2:03:08. Also hanging out with the awesome friends and family that watched me run as well as my friend Aileen who ran it with me (and beat me) ;).
6) "Studying" with Pete & Hannah, planning our "Biggest Loser" style weight loss plan for next month.
7) Eating a double scoop cone at Molly Moon's, one scoop of cinnamon and one scoop of pumpkin clove on a home made waffle cone. Yum!
8) In general being lazy with Matt, eating chocolate, not getting up super early, walking at Green Lake and doing a whole lot of nothing.

What an awesome break! Now its back to the grindstone!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I had Wednesday off today! Matt and I had a lot of fun. We ran around town trying to find Thanksgiving Blend from Starbucks. We got five pounds but had to go to 8 different places; what an adventure! Since this is my favorite coffee, I am glad that it will last awhile.

Hannah came over and made pies! We made a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. Other than me being terrible at making crust, it went very well! We went to Tubs subs for lunch...delicious!

Hannah and Peter came over in the evening and we drank coffee and played poker. We played with pennies from my change much fun! Even though Hannah won in the end I got to keep all the pennies. :)

Mike & Sarah came into town, we went over to Josh & Ellen's tonight where they were staying.

I took a nap in the afternoon so now I am up late watching friends and cleaning the kitchen. I felt like Monica, where she has to clean everything incessantly before she goes to bed. I am watching some of the Thanksgiving episodes since tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Actually today is Thursday since it is 1:00 am. I should really get to bed now, ha ha!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun pictures

I took some photos today: One photo of all the food I bought while shopping at Trader Joe's today. I was unpacking it and thought it looked pretty cool so I arranged it nicely. It kind of shows the kind of food we eat, which of course is important information for everyone to know. :)

I also took a photo of all the goodies that I got today while scrapbook shopping! Actually it includes some of the awesome stuff that Renae got me for my birthday. So really its a pile of my new stuff. This photo marks the beginning of a no shopping for scrapbook stuff until 2010! Good luck Renae & Jenn.

Lazy Sunday

Unfortunately, I slept until 10:00 today! I was so tired from my week that I think I really needed that extra sleep. I jumped out of bed, made some coffee and made it to the last half of the meeting. It was fun chatting to Ben & Aileen and seeing the saints. The meeting was good! There were just 8 of us and we talked about the conference last week.

Yesterday was a blast! My best friend Renae has been in town. Saturday morning I had to work until about 1:00. Then Pete & Hannah came over and Renae came over and we scrapbooked and watched Star Trek (the movie). Then Matt came home from skiing and Joe got back from biking and we all headed over to my favorite restaurant, Taste of India. I am looking forward to the leftovers for today's lunch! Afterward, a lot of people came over including Davidde, Alethia & Tim, so of course we had to watch Star Trek AGAIN and Renae & I did some more scrapbooking. We had fun punching fun shapes out of our old scraps. She has a cute hydrangea punch so I made some cute flowers to use later. Fun weekend so far.

I am supposed to run today 10 miles. It is really raining outside so I don't know if I will make it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today I am thankful for...

1. Hannah, who just helped me clean my house!
2. My new address labels which have snow men on them.
3. My kitty cat who is my shadow.
4. My nice clean towels.
5. Matty, who I miss since he is working nights this week.
6. Renae, who is visiting this weekend!
7. The fact that I have tomorrow morning off. :)
8. My ability to run around Lake Union today in a wind storm.
9. My scrapbook room, which I am always thankful for because I love it so much!
10. A warm condo to shield me from all the rain & wind.

Have a great Wednesday. The week is half over!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A new week

I feel pretty domestic today...after work I went to Trader Joe's for grocery shop and as I shopped I planned the meals for the week. ;)

Tonight I cooked! I made myself corn, edamame & peppers (frozen @ TJ's) and teriyaki turkey meatballs. I love how easy TJ's makes cooking. Perfect for a non-housewife housewife.

I am alone tonight because Matt is working late. So I am sitting here writing this and my kitty cat is trying to sit in my lap while I eat and type at the same time!

This morning I read two days of morning revival because I need to catch up! I am actually trying to finish both weeks this week so I wont feel lost at the prophesying meeting. The Lord was faithful to me today and I remembered to tell him I love Him at work.

That's all for tonight!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I have a few more reasons for being happy...

1. The sun is STILL shining!
2. I ran some stairs at Capitol hill, a favorite work out.
3. One of my patients at work today told me that I have lost weight. (Yeah!)
4. We hired a new hygienist today and I LOVE her.
5. My boss bought us all sandwiches at Paseo's which are my FAVORITE!
6. I am excited for the conference tonight.
7. It is a friday!
9.Tomorrow is Saturday!
10. I don't have to work tomorrow! (sorry, just a little excited here...)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Twelve reasons I am happy today

1. It is sunny outside!
2. I found my Chaco flip flops (they have been lost for a month)
3. My ring came back from the jewelers and it is SO sparkly!
4. I remembered to bring my reusable shopping bag to TJ's.
5. I worked out for an hour with my trainer this morning.
6. I got a little notebook from her to record my eating. Its so cute and fun!
7. I lost 1.75% body fat in the last 6 weeks.
8. I get to go to Chris's for the home meeting tonight. :)
9. Matt turned on the dryer this morning so I have fresh new scrubs to wear today.
10. Leo has been drinking water from his new fountain.
11. I got to go to my favorite store (TJs) and got lots of yummy food for only $32.
12. The sun is shining! (That counts for two.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

I seem to be very tired on Mondays! Today it is because I think I hurt my shoulder and triceps playing skee ball on Saturday night. We went on a date to downtown Seattle! We had a nice dinner at the daily grill, went shopping at GAP and then spend a few hours at Gameworks. What fun was that, I hardly ever get to go out. Shopping was so fun because I had a $50 gift card and there was a 25% off sale on everything! I got three things and only spent $10!

Gameworks was fun. We played Skeeball the most because we got so many tickets. Matt was the best! We also played Plinko! That's the game where you use tokens to try to light up all the letters in Plinko and then the little scooter moves the tokens down and then some fall off and you get tickets! My favorite part was that I found lots of tokens hidden under the machine and I used a straw to get them out! It reminded me of the days of Kids play when James & I would do that exact thing! At the end of the night we turned in our tickets and we got a lava lamp and a daisy-duck-playing-tennis stuffed animal.

Well that's all for tonight. Like I said, I am exhausted from work today. I will try to upload some photos from our date later this week.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photos from Spokane trip!

Here are some picture of Renae & I from last weekend. We went on a fun walk at the park across the street from her house. We stopped by for coffee on our way. I only got to see her for a few hours each day while I was in Spokane because she has to work night shift, YUCK! Hannah went with us for one lap around the parl. The trees were lovely.

Renae's house is very cute! I love the little porch on the side. Too bad I don't have my own house to gloat about!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crazy friday

Friday was nuts at work. I am just so busy and now my body is exhausted. I get to run 13 miles now, yeah!

I hope to get a chance to relax when I get home and do some scrapbooking.

At some point I am going to figure out how to upload photos, but I am sorry it hasn't happened yet. I just don't know how to make the files small enough so that they will fit on the blog. I have some really cute ones of Renae & Joe's new house and Lilian's new baby.

Have a happy weekend all!

Monday, November 2, 2009

An exhausting Monday

I am back from Seattle and completely wiped out. I had every intention of going to the gym tonight but just didn't make it! Instead I am crashed on my couch eating microwave popcorn for dinner because that's all the food I have in my house.

I want to upload some photos from the weekend, but unfortunately I have no idea how to re-size them! So the photos will have to wait.

Tonight I need to vote!!! I better get on that!