I ordered a Christmas Tree from Home Depot on Monday (20% and free shipping and not available in stores!) and it was supposed to arrive on Thursday. I was so excited! Now it has been stopped twice witht the message “due to local service disruption, packages not unloaded from trailer, expect a one business day dalay.” So now it won’t even be here until next week assuming someone actually gets it off the truck then. UPS has crushed my Christmas spirit.
I think we had real trees a few years as a kid but I don’t remember it that vividly. My Christmas memories were all about fluffing up the branches to make it look like it hadn’t spent 11 months in a box in the attic. And I have another fake tree in the closet but it has colored lights and I grew with clear lights and that’s a thing worth waiting for. Of course Jordan does not care about any of this since they did not have Christmas trees at all and only menorahs. He did however tell me the menorah I tried to buy from Crate and Barrel looked too generic (I called it traditional) and the other one looked like it had swastikas on it. So we did not buy a menorah at all.
hello perfect little skirt. today after work I will scour all of Atlanta for you. looking forward to bringing you home with me!
what I did tonight instead of reading:
watched 12 tutorials on winged eyeliner and then tried it and failed miserably.
do you think I can read 6.5 books in 27 days to meet my reading goal of 36 books for the year? I’d like to thank myself for reading 5 books over the 12 days I was in Serbia for even making this a possibility.
game on, self. game on.
today I paid off a credit card that I’ve been working on paying off since 2011. stoked doesn’t begin to cover it.
Not sure if maybe I just missed it but can you post a recap of your month of Whole30? Or paleo? After stuffing myself to the gills with turkey I'm interested!
I didn’t do a super great recap but I did talk about it here.
A few things we did that worked for us were that I would go to the grocery store on Sunday with a detailed meal plan and shopping list. I would bring the groceries home and Jordan and I together would prep them: hard boiled eggs, chopped and sliced peppers and onions, peeled sweet potatoes, etc.
I also found that I really like one pot meals. So I made a lot of soups, stews and stir fry. That’s where all that pre-chopped goodness really came in handy. I could just throw in whatever we were eating in a big pot and then serve it up. I also always made enough for us to take for lunch, sometimes more than one day.
We ate a lot of almond butter, coconut butter and ghee. I had bananas with coconut cream and almond butter for ‘dessert’ a lot. I made Korean beef and Paleo Gumbo and Taco salad. We ate a lot of mashed sweet potatoes and hard boiled eggs. I like that we could grab the eggs out of the fridge on the way to work. Also Lara Bars saved me at my desk some days. I always took Oranges and Bananas with me too. Wendy’s apple slices saved me on a few roadtrips too. I’ll try to post the links to some of the recipes I used and liked later.
Let me know if you have any specific questions, I know at first I googled “Can you have ______ on Whole30” a lot, then I kind of got the hang of it. We didn’t do it perfectly but we still saw great results and really opened me up to some good (healthy!) cooking ideas!
what’s the best christmas movie you ask?
why that would be the family stone.
Sharing the glory of Sanford Stadium with Jordan for the first time. (at Sanford Stadium)
What I really meant was that we’re having banana splits AND chipotle for dinner.
i have had a hellacious week at work so Jordan and I are getting banana splits for dinner because that’s what I need right now.