MIMM: Comfort & Joy

Nope, I totally didn’t plan on titling this post after a Christmas song but it’s the first Marvelous Monday of December so I think it’s kinda suiting, don’t you?  Thank you Katie for hosting another marvelous link-up!

99% of the time I’m go-go-go but since Ryan’s surgery I’ve taken it down a notch and surprisingly I’ve been enjoying the slower pace…  I guess you could say that I’m living more in the moment and less thinking about the past and planning the future.  It’s different and it’s new but I like it, evidenced by this weekend’s marvelous happenings :)

 a crackling fire & chicken veggie dumplings for dinner #simpleyetsatisfying

chauffeuring while sipping a Starbucks #illdoanythingforyou

my momma’s birthday book #illagreewiththat

an afternoon snack while watching our latest addiction, Friday Night Lights #sorryimnotsorry

ceriously, I think we’ve got a cerious cereal problem here #cerealpartymyplace

I’m proud new purchaser of Earth Balance’s Soy Nog #justbuyit

Sunday morning buckwheat eggnog pancakes #pancakepuddle

a so-so sweat session Saturday & a successful sweat session Sunday #runningitchisback

some quick fuel before catching an afternoon movie #timetounwind

it beeped when it backed up, sorry to embarass you Ry #couldnotstoplaughing

all toys must be in biting distance #theyaremineallmine

 my love for pumpkin is still going strong, eggnog coffee & pumpkin pie pancakes #pumpkinobsessed

 my surprise delivery on Friday is blooming beautifully #imarriedakeeper

P.S.  I loved this slide show of quotes, 15 Reasons to Accept [and Love!] Exactly Who You Are

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Today…  #elf4Health 12/3 Day 8:  Track your fiber intake today!  Shoot for 25-30 grams and show us your favorite high-fiber foods.  I ate 17.5 grams of fiber for breakfast, holy cow!  I haven’t kept track of exact numbers this afternoon, but I imagine that I’ve already exceeded 30 grams with my lunch and snack…  An apple, a pear, snap peas, yellow squash, bombay potatoes, a bit of dark chocolate, and a yogurt + cereal + walnut mixture.

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 12/4 Day 9:  Have a salad today and make your own dressing.  I eat at least 1 salad a day, gotta feed the veggie monster in me!

Question:  Eggnog- yay or nay?  My momma used to make homemade eggnog for all of the winter parties my parents would host.  This was my first time buying a boxed variety but I say yay!

Question:  What do you think about when you run?  Running is the one time when I can completely tune out from the world around me…

— Allison

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Weekend Happenings 11.18.12

Registering for races.  Couch sitting.  Sweaty workouts.  Tasty food.  Spending time with my boys.  Ryan’s birthday.  Champagne flights.  Laughing with friends.  Shopping for clothes and new reads.

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Question:  What’s your favorite seafood?  Shrimp cocktail is always a fave but I also love most anything grilled!  I’m not too big on clams, muscles, or oysters but I’ll also admit I haven’t given them a fair chance…

Question:  Red, sparkly, or white wine?

— Allison

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Weekend Happenings: Naked & Skyfall

Friday

cinnamon raisin pancakes topped with Chobani + peanut butter frosting + shredded unsweetened coconut

discovered the office gym during lunch

pink pedi

first time trying Naked Pizza = YUM!

artichokes + jalapenos + mushrooms + olives + roasted red peppers + spinach

snap, crackle, pop

Saturday

turkey bacon, mushroom + spinach scramble topped with salsa, & Van’s waffles topped with banana + feta + pistachios + shredded unsweetened coconut

45 minutes spinning & 45 minutes TNT training

 kamut cereal + Banana Choco Chip VitaTop + banana + shredded unsweetened coconut + Silk Light Vanilla soymilk

Sunday

cinnamon pancakes topped with cinnamon Chobani + peanut butter frosting + apple butter + fresh sweetened cranberries

ruby red grapefruit

Jame Bond Skyfall [it. was. awesome!]

such a sweepy buddy

Unpictured weekend happenings: watching Life As We Know It, a piping hot bowl of chocolate chip peanut butter banana oats for breakfast, a massage, a new iPhone, apartment cleaning, and grocery shopping…

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…and tomorrow is a holiday [in honor of Veteran's Day today].  In the morning I’m meeting a girlfriend for a walk but I’m not sure what Ryan and I will do in the afternoon.  Peanut Butter Cereal Brownies sound enticing ;)   Hip, hip, hooray for 3-day weekends!

XOXO,

Allison

Question:  Do you have a 3-day weekend?

Question:  Are you a Bond fan?  I am all about chicky flicky movies but I also enjoy a good action movie [with cute actors] now and then!

— Life's a Bowl

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