Off tomorrow!

My work already declared that they are closing tomorrow! Do you know what that means? I can sleep in, well except for waking up to feed the cats!

I left work early today and worked from home until 5. Tomorrow, I don’t have to work from home, but I will for a bit of the day. I think I’ll put in 3-4 hours tomorrow and then use the rest of the day to prepare for our upcoming trip! I also just want to use some of that time to read magazines. My magazine stack is huge!

Breakfast today was a mini bagel with strawberry cream cheese and a bowl full of fresh blueberries.

fresh blueberries, mini bagel, strawberry cream cheese, coffee

I was super busy at work, but I took a brief break for some hot chocolate and a jalapeno cornbread muffin.

Lunch was a buffalo tofu wrap with tons of spinach. I overestimated the amount of spinach I would need, but that’s ok, just more nutrients for my body! I also had a Granny Smith applesauce and a Raspberry Dark Chocolate attune bar for dessert.

buffalo tofu wrap, Musselman's granny smith applesauce, attune probiotic bar

Once home, I worked for a while, made some hot chocolate and had two Hermits from Newman’s Own Organics.

Newman's Own Organics Hermits and hot chocolate

Love the back of the package! It cracked me up when I saw it!

Hermits Newman's Own Organics

Is it weird that I was really looking forward to watching Oprah today because it featured Michael Pollan and talked about her staffers going vegan for a week and how they felt as a result? Unfortunately, due to the blizzard news coverage, it got pushed to airing at 12:30 a.m. We don’t have DVR, so I won’t be watching that show except for maybe in a rerun. It really stinks that Oprah doesn’t have videos of her show available online. I guess I can always read the transcripts. Did anyone see it? If you did or plan to watch it on your DVR, can you please fill me in?

This is what our front yard and my poor little Honda Fit looked like this afternoon. This is nothing because we’ll be adding 12-16 inches on top of this already high amount of snow!

car and snow

On his way home from work, Craig called and asked if I could start making some frozen pierogies.

cooking pierogies

Mrs. T's potato and cheddar pierogies

This was our first time buying frozen pierogies. I was the one that pushed buying them. Craig is ancestrally half Polish and I don’t think he ever had a pierogie until tonight. I had had them before, but it’s been a while.

pierogies

They were yummy, but three pierogies didn’t make a dinner. We are trying to use up food before our trip, so I didn’t have a lot of fresh food to pair with my pierogies.

Instead I made his and hers berry smoothies with Soy protein powder. I added frozen mixed berries, blueberries, almond milk and pineapple.

berry smoothies

While Craig snowblowed, I read the February issue of Woman’s Day.

Woman's Day

One of the quotes from a love story in the magazine sounded very familiar.

quote from Woman's Day

My husband and I knew each other in high school. We had algebra together and he sat behind me. We never dated. Nine years later, I moved back from California and in with my parents, who were now living in a town other than the one I grew up in. While perusing our high school alma mater grads on MySpace, my husband happened to see the name of the town I lived in and he recognized my picture from high school. He had been working in the town my parents now live in for 8 years at that point. Craig had been down the road the whole time and I never knew it. After e-mailing each other daily, we met for ice cream a couple of weeks later and the rest is history. He even proposed at the ice cream place we met at. :)

Ok, I am feeling like my writing isn’t so great and I am getting tired. Time to read a few blogs and then disconnect.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a snow day recap!

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9 responses to “Off tomorrow!

  1. I’m so happy I read your posting before 12:30am. I saw people commenting on Facebook about how great Oprah’s show was today, but of course by then it was too late for me to watch. I didn’t realize that it was pre-empted here. I too was trying to figure out some way to watch it online and will be staying up to watch it tonight…only because I too am not headed to work tomorrow :) Yay, for snow days and a second chance at seeing Michael Pollan on Oprah!

    • I can’t believe you are staying up until 12:30 to watch it! I hope it is worth it. I really wished I could have seen the show. I was so determined to see it that I even had it on my iCal since last Thursday. Boo. Dare I take a nap now and stay up until 12:30 to watch it too? :)

      Well, if I miss it, because I am an old lady and doubt I can stay up that late, fill me in tomorrow on your snow day.

      Enjoy the day off.

  2. I’m really tired now, but am glad I watched…were you able to stay up? I wish they had spent more time talking with Michael Pollan instead of Kathy Freston but overall a good show and definitely thought-provoking. I’ve just pulled The Omnivore’s Dilemma off my bookshelf because I have yet to read it, and seeing Michael Pollan tonight was the perfect reminder to do so. We can compare notes on the book when you return from vacation :)

    • Wow Karis! I can’t believe you were able to stay up to watch the show. I was way too tired, having been up since 5:30 a.m. and I couldn’t make it past 10:30 p.m.! Glad you got to see it though.

      Ok, we’ll compare notes on the Pollan book when I return from Florida! I am looking forward to reading it because I have heard so many good things about the book.

      That is hilarious that Mark Baden came on that early in the morning. I always think the same thing you do about the commercials. I can’t believe how much pre-empting there has been for this storm, but they just keep saying they want to keep people safe.

      Hope you and your husband enjoyed your snow days at home!

  3. Forgot to mention, I was not happy to see Mark Baden during the middle of it…why can’t their severe weather bulletins ever coincide with commercials?

  4. love hot coco on a snowy day<3 glad you had a nice one!

  5. Yay for snow days! Today was the ultimate snow day :D

  6. I love those hermit cookies! I actually ate all cookies that were in a package (except for three..) in a day before…><

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