Lo and Behold

So last night, Jay and I did a little weeding in the garden. Actually, Jay did more than I did, but whatever…I got my hands dirty. But those weeds? Ughh…it has gotten bad, my friends. BAD. My goodness those thing can grow at a wicked pace, can’t they?

While we were out at the garden, I happened to be scoping out my tomato plants, and lo and behold…


I had tomatoes! Most where cherry tomatoes, but that bigger one is from my “early girl” plant. I have soooo many other green ones out there right now and it just makes my heart happy.

Needless to say, when there’s fresh tomatoes in the house, they’ve got to be put to good use…so a salad for lunch it was!


Along with my garden tomatoes was also some garden basil, as well as romaine, cucumbers, shredded carrots, avocado, and deli turkey with some Italian dressing. This was one gooooood salad.

For a little sweetness, I also threw a banana SOYJOY bar + a white peach into the mix.


I was going to have a slice of zucchini oatmeal bread, but I ended up caving in to that mid-morning…and I’ll most likely have another one this afternoon. Winking smile


In other news…I am loving Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m up to about chapter 23 (I think?) and am finding myself totally hooked on the book. I just finished up with one of their email conversations, and for those of you who have read it, did you pay attention to the email subject lines? They are funny.


I will say that there are parts of the book that I don’t love (I always feel sort of awkward for her when she’s in such an, errr, submissive state?), but knowing (well, hearing) that the story gets better in the next two books only makes me want to read more.

I’m hooked. Smile


  1. Megan says

    I found the second and third books to be much more entertaining. A lot more character and plot development which I appreciated. Did you hear they’re making a movie out of this? I don’t know how that will happen ;]

  2. says

    I’m on book two and have been listening to them on my phone. Believe me, that’s a whole different experience! I actually think I would like it better if I were reading it, just no time and I do a lot of driving. Many of the things they say sound a bit corney, listening to it.
    Garden tomatoes are the best!!
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  3. says

    How exciting about your tomatoes!! We own a townhome, and though the house is completely ours, we aren’t responsible for/can’t change the outside care of the building/yard, otherwise I would love to have a garden too! I’m excited to see if your tomatoes will turn into a zucchini-like situation…I kind of hope so haha
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  4. Linda says

    I read all 3 books and loved them…so much that I’m reading them again! The email subjects cracked me up and so did the signatures!

  5. Jill says

    I’m reading it, a few chapters behind you I think. Is it just me or is anyone else annoyed by the overuse of the word “murmur”? SERIOUSLY…. Stop murmuring all the time!!! Ugh. lol.

  6. says

    Loved 50 shades! You have to pay attention to the email subject lines and also how they sign off, they always change their titles in their email signatures.

  7. says

    That book definitely sucks you in! I did find that the actual quality of the writing was atrocious in the first book. In the sense that, a 15 year old could have written something better for a high school essay (although hopefully of a different subject matter, hehe).

    The writing does get better in the next books though!
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  8. says

    I loved all three books and didn’t find them to be awkward at all, lol!! What they do certainly isn’t my cup of tea but the books were very entertaining. After a while, I skimmed right past the risque parts and focused on the actual love story. I cannot wait for the movie but I am afraid the wrong actors will be cast and it won’t be nearly as enjoyable as the books. Of course, movies never are!
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  9. says

    Yay for tomatoes!!

    I have no idea what that book or the Hunger Games books are about (gasp!) lol I am sure I will eventually read them at some point because I havent heard anything bad about them yet but for now I am tabling them.
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  10. says

    I am currently on the 3rd book in the 50 Shades Series and I loved them all so far….If you take the book for face value, that its basically porn for women (lol) then its a fun read! :)
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  11. Danyelle Franciosa says

    What a great looking and delicious salad. Looks very healthy and good to eat. I will try this at home. Thanks a lot for sharing!
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  12. Melanie says

    Just wait…one of the signature/subject combos in the second book had me laughing out loud! My mom was next to me and assumed it was something dirty, but it was completely innocent! I love this book too :)

  13. Shantel says

    50 Shades of Grey is wonderful! I’m on book 2. Also pay attention to Christian’s signature…he changes it from time to time and sometimes its very funny…like Twitchy Palmed CEO!

  14. Jessica says

    50 shades is awesome! Im in the 2nd book and stayed up til 1:30 last night reading. The emails are so funny!

  15. Katy says

    Book two of Fifty Shades is SO good – I’m halfway thru & just purchased book 3!!! I’m addicted!! I was very hesitant to start, but once I did I was hooked. Hurry up and get to book 2 (more of a plot!)!!!


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