Friday, July 29, 2011

What We're Doing. And Eating.

This morning I woke up feeling all, "Oh, hey, there you are, Friday. Missed you, buddy."

Which is to say I woke up in a fantastic mood. Probably because I found out last night the husband of my lifetime is off this weekend. And, also, my birthday is a week from tomorrow, so you had better believe I'm milking that as much as I possibly can by dramatically proclaiming, "Let the celebration begin!" Multiple times a day. Hugh loves me.

Here's what we've been up to this week - the good, the bad, and the food:

  • Commuting like it's my job. (Get it? It kind of is my job.)
  • Broke another pair of shoes. The heel snapped right off my second favorite pair of pumps as I was walking into a meeting. So, I just picked the broken heel and kept right on walking like nothing happened. That was fun. I feel very proud because those shoes were like five years old and who even keeps shoes for that long? (answer: a girl who hates to shop for shoes) Also, I feel very sad because I loved them and now they are gone, baby, gone:

  • Saying goodbye. One-third of our Savannah Family is on the move. We're proud of them and excited for them because Brian and Ann and the girlies are on to bigger and better things, but man, oh man, are goodbyes hell on the heart. Fortunately their destination of choice is on Hugh's residency-options list, so perhaps we shall meet again very soon.
  • Wore my cutest outfits to work from home:

I totally understand if you want to copy both my hairstyle and my beautiful facial expression. We cannot all be this naturally talented at looking awkward.

  • Hugh got a new ringtone for his phone. He went with the obvious choice - MC Hammer's well-known ballad, U Can't Touch This - of course. Mine all mine, ladies. Don't be jeal.
  • Cleaning like the OCD that I am. Thursday is house-cleaning day at White Hot. I think that is another reason I always wake up in a good mood on Fridays. That, plus the whole it's-almost-the-weekend thing. Also, I'm thinking about sharing some cleaning and organizational strategies with my people (that's you guys). What do you think? Want to be as fixated as I am? (Sidenote: Last night I told Hugh to leave his shoes at the door because I had just vacuumed. He looked at me and said, "Really? I'm not that worried about it. You'll be vacuuming again in thirty minutes." Note to self: tone it down with the vacuuming.)
  • Really, I've just given up on keeping Fletcher off of the couch. I figured, if you can't beat 'em, just buy some Febreeze and go with it:

And, what we've been eating:

  • BFF Sandwiches - A perfect Saturday lunch.
  • Falafel with Tzatziki - Fast. Easy. Good for dinner, good for lunch the next day:

  • Egg Salad w/ Homemade Mayo - I think egg salad is one of those foods that a lot of people don't like. But I say, tasty, easy, and cheap? Sounds good to me. Also, my MIL used to make Hugh and I egg salad sandwiches for our drives back to Gainesville way back when we were in undergrad and had just started dating and she wasn't yet my MIL but just the Mom of my dream husband. So, probably there is some positive association there as well. And, it's a pretty little sandwich too:

  • Slow-Cooked Chipotle Chicken Tacos - Served these on flour tortillas with purple cabbage, red onion, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime wedges. I'm a big fan of Crockpot dinners. And, of dinners that are delectable. This one was both:

With that, I'm off to do some work, go on a lunch date with my sweet friend, and decide what to Vlog about this weekend.

Hope you have a peach of a weekend, internets. Check you Monday.


  1. Cleaning and organizational strategies?? Please, do tell!

  2. Just made a variation of the chipotle chicken tacos for dinner today... great flavor! There will be an encore of that one for sure...