Back To Basics

Well heyyyyy there, friends! Long time no talk about the usual stuff around here, huh?

I’m pretty sure I’m done with any updates and/or new news for right now, but I must once again thank you for your amazing support and comments. Jay and I are both just so excited, and we’re really looking forward to sharing bits and pieces of this special journey along the way with you all!

That being said, let’s get back to basics. Honestly, I haven’t been taking too many photos of food the past couple of days, just because I’ve been busy with work and/or not eating anything all that exciting. Today at work we actually had a catered holiday lunch, which was great. We had everything from salad, to rolls, to mashed potatoes (omg amazing), stuffed portabella mushrooms, chicken, and cookies…lots and lots of Italian cookies and pastries. I had one, but honestly, I was more about the mashed potatoes. Go figure?!?

There are a few meals you’ve missed along the way though. On Tuesday night (when I said I was originally planning on breakfast for dinner) Jay wound up cooking a delicious steak & potatoes dinner.



He cut up, cooked, and seasoned the potatoes all himself, and used some of the beef sirloin tips that we had gotten from our Omaha Steaks order. Surprisingly, they were pretty good!


But the potatoes were where it was at. Winking smile

Since I’m still dragging ass getting used to my schedule in the morning, I haven’t been giving myself enough time in the mornings for breakfast at home. Instead, I’ve been bringing it with me and eating it at my desk, and the past two mornings have looked just like this.


Vanilla Chobani mixed with pumpkin, banana slices, raisins, Quaker Oatmeal Squares, and granola. Plus some decaf on the side (although I actually decided I wasn’t totally feelin’ it again this morning).


I don’t mind eating breakfast at work as far as the timing goes (eating at 7:15am before leaving the house is early for me), but I will tell you that it is not easy. This morning, I think it took me about an hour to finish up my yogurt bowl, thanks to having to be up and down, away from my desk.

Ahhhh, so much movement…I loooooove it! Granted, I was downright ready to crash at my desk by noon…thank goodness for good food at lunch time.

Yesterday I only worked a half day, since I had things that needed to be taken care of in the afternoon (work has really been SO great with giving me a flexible schedule through the end of December). I had to drop off my engagement ring to be fixed since I realized on Monday that it was about *this close* to losing it’s center stone.

I freaked out and immediately took it off, then brought it over yesterday to get fixed. My ring finger feels super naked right now (just like it did last summer, remember?) but I’ll be able to pick it up tomorrow, so it’s all good.

I also had a chance yesterday to stop in and see Kelsey (aka, nail artist extraordinaire!) and she gave me an adorable, festive little manicure.


I knew I wanted something different from last year’s design, and she knew exactly what to do. The lighting in the photo doesn’t do it justice, but the color of this polish is soooooo right up my alley. It’s by OPI and is a mix between a deep navy and almost purple color. Then I had Kels add a few snowflakes onto the ring fingers, just for good measure. Thanks again, Kels!

Not sure what the plan is for tonight’s dinner yet, so I guess I’ll have to figure that out soon. I’m absolutely wiped, and honestly, a couple pieces of toast with peanut butter would totally satisfy me right now. Winking smile


  1. says

    I’m so torn when it comes to packing my breakfasts. I totally agree that eating at home too early isn’t all that pleasant, but I’m the kind of person that likes to enjoy my breakfast in peace and quiet, so having to get up and do things in the middle of it wouldn’t make me a happy camper. Oh the joys of having to adjust to a new schedule :)
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  2. Allison @ girloctopus says

    Hey! I just started reading your blog :) you have so much excitement going on right now! I had to leave a comment to share that I was allllll about the potatoes during the first trimester of both my pregnancies. Baked, mashed, roasted… So I know why you were so excited about the potatoes at your lunch 😉
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  3. Amanda says

    My diamond actually fell out of my engagement ring at a training for work. I didn’t notice it until lunch time when we were out of the building, talk about frantic mess! Thankfully my coworker found it! I had them reinforce the prongs and since then I have been good, and I am rough on my rings, plus anytime I am near the Jeweler I have them inspect and clean it to make sure, takes 5 mins. Hopefully you have no more problems!

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