So I feel like I talk a lot about food on here. I really do. It's because I love it. Some days I feel like I live my life for the sole purpose of eating food. A couple of my recent favorites are:

The delicious Sweet Onion sauce at Subway. Have you tried this? It is so delicious and the best part, its fat free! Put it on a Veggie and the meal is practically guilt free! Oh joyful!

Croutons. I have become slightly obsessed with them. To the point that people at work bring me their little packages of croutons that they may get with their lunches. Yes, as of right now, I have exactly 10 small packages of croutons in my desk. The best croutons, you ask? Texas Toast Croutons, Garlic & Butter Flavored. These are to die for. I buy them on a regular basis. I would rather snack on these than any sort of chip or other unhealthy, savory snack. And on any given night, you could very possibly walk into my house and find me watching my favorite TV show with a bag of these babies in my hands.

This one isn't quite a recent favorite, more like a seasonal favorite, but its that time of year again, people. Yes, Cadbury Mini Eggs are back out on the shelves. As much as I wish these were around all year long, keeping this candy strictly seasonal saves me a few pounds each year I'm sure, and this candy is definitely worth the wait. I hadn't had a chance to buy them yet, but my dear, sweet friend was kind enough to leave a bag on my porch. She thought her husband might frown on the 5 bags that she bought (isn't she the coolest, 5 bags!), so she pawned one off on me, and I gladly accepted.

How do you get a man (Mike) to eat vegetables? Smother them in cheese!! Let me clarify, you cannot just smother any veggie in cheese and expect a man (Mike) to eat it. Ladies, they (Mike) are (is) smarter than that. We (I) have to pick veggies that men (Mike) don't (doesn't) claim "taste like dirt". And as funny as that sounds. To men (Mike), most veggies truly do taste like dirt. Well if you mean they grow out of the ground and weren't processed somewhere in a nasty plant, then yes, I guess they do taste like dirt. So we (I) just smother the healthy veggies in the nasty processed cheese sauce, and voila, a potentially healthy, but definitely low in calorie side to the healthy grilled chicken breast. And Green Giant has done this successfully. It truly tastes great.

To recap, I like food. A lot.



Ran 6.5 miles with Mike

Cleaned two toilets

Ate half of a package of Oreos

Sewed a scarf...and then proceeded to unpick the entire thing

Did three loads of laundry

Ate pizza for dinner at 5:00

Ate McDonalds for dinner at 10:30

It was a great day!



Look how happy I was the day the I bought my car! What a beauty. But its good that this car has finally been put to rest. The poor thing has suffered through a short and painful, but fulfilling life. Its taken me on multiple roadtrips to Arizona, Vegas, Yellowstone and to the Midwest (twice). And many other wonderful adventures.

And I may or may not have cried on Saturday when we went to go clean out the car and turn over our keys. Don't judge me.

Here is our replacement car. A Nissan Rogue. We love it! We absolutely had a miserable car buying experience, but in the end, we got the car that we wanted. It has all the fancy stuff, including blue tooth which causes me to wait to call people until I get in the car just for the fun of using it. Hopefully this will wear off quickly.



So we got the news back about the car. Totaled.


I am a bit sad. That car was my baby. Got it brand new right after high school graduation. My first big girl purchase.

So we have the rental car until Monday. That's it! Monday! Which means the next 3 days are car buying craziness in our home. We kinda know what we want, but we kinda don't. We kinda want used but we kinda want new. We really don't know what we want. The only thing we know for sure is we want to buy, not lease. But other than that...we are kinda just going. We did go and look at a car last night. Great car, decent condition, not a fabulous price though. And he wouldn't go lower. So we are still shopping. I woke up at 3:00 AM last night because my mind was just reeling about it all and I couldn't clear my mind enough to really sleep. Blah. I hate buying cars. We just did this 8 months ago. I'm not ready to have to deal with a car salesman again.

We will be going probably this weekend to the wrecker to clean out the car, and I will be taking some pictures so you can all see. I haven't really even seen it. A couple of crappy cell phone pictures is all.

Stupid dump truck.


I was picking up around the house, which included putting Mike's cup from dinner in the dishwasher. He came in the room not more than 5 minutes later and I was sitting on the couch. He said, "Did you put my cup in the dishwasher already? It's like we have little gnomes that take my things and put them in the dishwasher."

I laughed so hard. So maybe I'm a slight clean freak. I may or may not follow Mike around the house to clean up after him.

So Gnomeo and Juliet comes out this weekend. And we've already decided, because of the previous comment, that we will definitely be seeing this in the theatre. Can't wait.

I am also on the hunt for a mini ceramic gnome. The Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby have already been exhausted, so if any one sees one anywhere else, let me know.


Snow Day

We are loving this snow day. We probably only got about 10-12 inches of snow but the snow drifts are up to 5 feet and its only 10 degrees outside with 50 mph winds which means the entire city has shut down! So here we sit at home, enjoying each others company. The house is clean and we got our taxes done! Super productive day so far. And to think, I didn't have to go to work today but I am still getting paid. I got paid to clean my house. I could get used to this.

Yesterday was a not so fabulous day. On the way to work, Mike got hit by a dump truck on the freeway. He was smashed between the dump truck and the cement barrier in the center of the freeway. He his fine, thank goodness, but the Civic, not so much. I think this is the 7th time that the Civic has been hit in less than 4 years. It may also be the last because Mike says there is a very good chance that the car could be totaled. Lovely. Either way, I am so grateful that Mike is okay, because he really could have been seriously hurt. The other guy already admitted fault, so now it's just getting through all the phone calls and paperwork. I feel like we are pros at this car accident/ insurance thing because we have done it so many times. Who knows, we may end up getting another new car. Mike tried to tell me yesterday that if the car is totaled, we should just lease a new Camaro. Hah. Boys.