Mondays are sometimes (actually always) the toughest day of the week for me. It’s the hardest morning for me to wake up and I am always behind schedule– without a doubt. By the end of the day I just want to go home, get under my covers and sleep until Tuesday morning. Yesterday -however- I made myself go grocery shopping and actually made din dins (no take out, wahoo!)
3 bags & 60 dollars later… I was ready to cook! (Why is it so expensive to eat healthy?) Also, if you use reusable bags… you not only get $$money$$ off but you are also entered to win free groceries for a year! Here’s hoping I win….
While Ian surfed and clem trashed the apartment… I marinated some chicken. Sweet baby rays, siracha and a teensy bit of balsamic. AH-MAZING. It marinated for a few hours in the fridge. When Ian got home I grilled the chicken and we ate it with tomato/basil/mozz pasta salad (see post below)! Quick, delicious & simple… exactly what I need on Mondays.
So, while this was marinating… I decided to hop in bed and close my eyes for 30 minutes. I was just falling into a blissful sleep when I heard commotion… I tired to ignore it but that didn’t last too long. Hopped out of bed and headed into the living room…this is what I see:
Baby girl loves taking off the cushions and playing underneath them (thankfully, she doesn’t do any damage). So, after battling with her– she finally removed herself and I could properly put the couch together, again. Hence, why she has been dubbed ‘clemis da menis”! Also– do you see her bed in the bottom right corner? Her new thing is to drag it around the house with her…wherever she goes. The other day I was in the shower and I peeked out, only to find her snuggled in her bed chewing on minnies nose. It’s adorable to say the least.
Boy do we love her.
Now it’s Tuesday– work is a bit slow– and I am jittery from this iced coffee. I am going to be putting in an extra few hours today and tomorrow so that I can take a half day on Friday! Ians got the whole day off– so I plan to be home around noon. Then, memorial day weekend shall commence. I can already taste the mimosas and feel the sunshine! Any plans on your end? I am hoping for Newport outings with my very best friends. Ian has talks of a cook out on Monday but other than that we are free as a bird. I am sure touro will treat us well– stop by!
This past weekend flew by. On Sunday we escaped to wesport, ma to spend some quality time with the fam. Mari (my aunt) made delicious chicken wings, chourico & beans, grilled veggies and fruit salad… which we of course turned into sangria. I made a tomato/basil/mozz pasta salad (marinating the tomatoes^^^pictured above) It was divine– I am turning into quite the house
wife girlfriend. All I need now is a kitchen aid, just sayin’! My family came over too– it was a splendid afternoon with lots of laughs & smiles. We finished it up by watching the Bruins hockey game (winna winna!) and then Ian and I headed home to our muffin girl.
^^^ Ian & Clementine dancing around while I made the pasta salad– goofs^^^
^^^sangria- bead making- sunshine^^^
Clem girl wanted to come– but she is still recovering from being spayed. Doc says no puppy play time until May 28th. So, we let her bask in the spring time sun before locking her up for the afternoon. Thankfully– she loves her new home & friends (minnie & lady bug… although they are almost unrecognizable.) ps, check out how clean our stairs are! Saturday was devoted to cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. -inside and out- Just looking at this pictures gets me excited for grilling on the brick, mimosas with my ladies and memorial day weekend (all while listening to live music– via the Viking!)
While at my aunts… we scored this killer piece:
We were in need of something for our kitchen that allowed for storage– lucky us! The top matches our table top to a tee… not to mention the bottom matches the chairs perfectly. Some things are meant to be! We love it. I am so glad I didn’t buy everything for our place all at once. It’s nice to look around, evaluate pieces and find the perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier with everything (and everyone) that fits into our little home.
So you know what that means…polka dot pants & a well deserved Starbucks iced coffee. This is my view today– not so bad. I’ve got country pandora on and my mind set on the 3:00 hour. Last night we doubs dated with Hil, Zach and Valen– it was Thursday so we were at the regular Diego’s joint. The tacos were exceptional last night… as well as the pitcher of Santa Baya (ah-mazing). Totally acceptable because this chick got her yoga on at NPY. I attended Phils 5:30 class– wah (that’s my body crying pre class). It kicked my butt– hash tag, childs pose. i kid i kid. but seriously– I need to get this body in shape before the sassy summer arrives.
This morning I woke up to awful, awful news. Hofstra University– woman student killed. WHAT IS GOING ON. Armed robbery by a man in a ski mask ended up with two deaths, thankfully one of them was him and not another innocent victim Poor girl– prayers to her family, friends and HU. Hofstra will always hold a special place in my heart– thinking of everyone there today. I truthfully don’t know when people are going to wake up and realize there needs to be stricter gun laws. People are so against them because ‘people are going to attain them anyways’… then why the hell do we have any laws?! People clearly break them everyday. UGH. I hate guns. Such a heavy heart today. HOFSTRA PRIDE, roll on.
On a happier note, I am thankful to be alive. I am thankful my uncles surgery went well. I am thankful for my job– even though I whimpered and whined the whole way here. I am thankful for this sunny morning and everything that will happen today. I am thankful for you and you and you.
^^^ outside our house looks beautiful^^^
On another note… anyone know where they hold lululemon anonymous? I have a serious issue and my bank account hates me. (I am more apt to work out if I have new clothes, womp).
so, I just spent an hour redesigning this blog-a-log. come to find out…? you can only see it through google chrome! ugh. ugh. ugh. If you look at it through internet explorer & such… you can’t see the improvements. There are tabs that bring you to my pins, facebook & twitter. Can y’ll see them?! maybe i’ll have to pick a new theme, hmph– I was really digging the pink polka dots and easy access to my other sites. oh well….
^^^ It should look like this– someone help!^^^
Yesterday I had dinner with Nic & Ian at Benjamin’s– have I mentioned how much I am going to miss her? womp. womp. womp. Potential visit to SC in July though– yipee.
Work is slow and I am contemplating a cilantro’s salad. It’s so sunny that it feels wrong if I don’t indulge. Post work festivities– gym, hanging with little girl and then double dating it with Hil&Zach.
Enjoy this sunshine xx
well, it’s official– baby girl got spayed. we hated to do so, but it’s what was best for our little piglet. Ian dropped her off at the vet yesterday morning at 8am. They called me around noon to tell me that ‘everything went well and she would be ready to go home around 3′. I rushed out of work and headed to Portsmouth to grab her. The receptionist said that she hung out with her behind the desk for an hour– adorable! Clementine just loves company (and attention).
When they brought her out she could barely walk. Sleepy overload and still highly effected by the meds. I picked her up and brought her over to my car. (I had her bed in the front seat so she could be as comfortable as possible.) She just sat there– cone headed and miserable. Right when we pulled into the drive way– baby girl peed on her bed. Poor pups wasn’t feeling well at all. So! I carried her upstairs and made a comfy bed on the couch. She snoozed for hours and hours and hours.
This morning she had another accident (to be expected) but she managed to eat and take her medicine with no problems. Everyday will get easier– but we have a long haul. 14 whole days as a cone head is never fun for anyone. May 28th little piggy gets her sutures out and she’ll be back to her normal self. Until then, we’ve got to keep an eye on her every move. No jumping, licking or running. womp.
^^^what I woke up to^^^
Tonight: dinner date with Nicole. She’s off to SC the first weekend in June so I have to soak up every second with her. Lots of wine, laughs and gossip are in order for this evening.
Back to work — Happy hump day ya’ll!
Disney, Disney, Disney. We all had a fabulous time– lots of sun, smiles and sangria (kinda). Kelsi and I just couldn’t hang. Maybe it was the 100* weather or the 8,000 tiny children running around– but by the end of the day we were beat. Beat as in sleeping before our moms and a 5 year old, yep. We made the best of it and trucked around those parks like they were our own. (so happy they are not).
Disney is magical place to be (especially when you’re 5). Hadley was beaming from ear to ear. We had dinner with the princesses, drank with the germans and swam like nemo. All in all it was a fun time… although, I think I am all ‘disney-ed out’ for a few years.
^^^ princess ^^^
And we got to celebrate mothers day with our sweet mama. Thank you for being my best friend & always there when I need you. (and for the trip too!)
For Mother’s Day I got my mom the Birch box (and I ordered myself one too!) Once a month we will receive a box of goodies– skin care products, make up, perfume, nail polish– the possibilities are endless. Can’t wait for our first box! I’ll let you know if it’s worth it.
Back to work for this chick
Hi hi hi! Work is picking up– I’ve been lab living this week and LOVING it. To get me through this day? large starbucks iced coffee and a strawberry yoggie bowl. Tomorrow, Kelsi & I are off to Disney. Yep, you heard that. Hadley facilitated this trip (along with the help of my mom) and sure enough, we’re going! We are meeting Ali, Hadley, Kathy and my Mom down there tomorrow evening. Definitely excited for a girls get-a-way… and who doesn’t love to drink around the world at Epcot? just sayinn….
So what’s up with us? Dog parking it up like we own the joint, for real. Clementine is in her glory…^^^ watching the boat/resting ^^^
^^^ post puppy play park = lazy girl ^^^
^^^ we enjoy it too ^^^
But something we enjoy even more? Seeing Clementine play dress up in Hadleys tutu!
Well there ya have it– clemmy updates = check plus. Baby girl is growing and running with the best of ‘em. We love the noodles out of her.
More posts coming soon about Disney and the month of May.
Things to look forward to: white pants, finishing our apartment, more time in the lab, orange leaf, sun dresses and girlfran getting spayed (rut-ohs!)