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It was so nice to leave work at 5pm (on the nose) and head to the gym. En route there was this stunning sky which added a little spring to my step. Clearly not enough spring to get me up a few hills for a better view, but enough to get me to pause at Van Ness @ Lombard to snap a pic. Notice the layer of thick fog beneath the clouds…a wee bit of spook in there, if you ask me.


Down to the wire…about 3 more hours of work until I have successfully made it through the Holiday season. After that it’s making the rounds visiting family & friends. Up to St. Helena tonight to visit friends and down to San Jose tomorrow to spend Christmas with The Pookies. Can’t wait!

Merry Christmas to you & yours!

I think I’ve been sick the entire month of December. I’m certain the makers of the flu shot are punishing me for missing my appointment. Couple that with working in Retail during the Holidays and that’s a knock-out combination. I’m not a nutritionist, but I doubt surviving on a diet of pizza, wine, orange juice, and canceled workouts has been helping. Well, maybe the orange juice has been helping.

So, yesterday after feeling a little better (and with a nudge from the expiring veggies in my fridge) I decided to make Potato and Leek Soup. I followed this recipe on which was really easy. I had carrots and celery so I tossed those in too. Lord knows I can use all the veggies I can get my hands on. It’s not hard to make at all…and it’s quite delicious…especially when served with a grilled cheese sandwich. I told you I wasn’t a nutritionist…

My goal is that the next time it rains I will have new splash-worthy rain boots for puddle jumping. It’s good to have goals, right? And with rain expected next Thursday I better get on it!

I’m really leaning toward the classic Hunter rain boot (color TBD); however, after reading a few reviews I might need to settle for the shorter version…thanks to my…ahem…”big-boned” calves. Those green Sperry Top-Sider boots are tempting too. I think someone might need to do a little personal Christmas shopping this weekend!

Do you have a favorite pair of rain boots? Please share!

It is SO hard hearing my alarm go off at 5:40 in the morning, but in the end, after returning from the gym it is so worth it! What a great jump-start to my day. Not to mention, I treat myself to my version of an egg sausage mcmuffin if I get up to workout. Sure, my version is made using sandwich thins and Morning Star Sausage Patties, but it is still yummy. Not as yummy as the real thing, but if I don’t watch my girlish figure, who will?

Here’s a snapshot of me working out…taken by my personal photographer.

Melissa McCarthy is hilarious. I loved her as Sookie on Gilmore Girls, but had no idea of her comedic breadth until I saw Bridesmaids. I am so glad she is getting the kudos she deserves and more thrilled that we get to see some of her “real life” hilarity. There is nothing better than people who are funny in movies actually being funny in real life.

If you need a chuckle be sure to check out this clip from the Ellen show.

It’s interesting what crosses ones mind while sitting on the bus watching people step on and off. Here are a few of my “deep thoughts”:

  • I sure am glad that I have all my teeth
  • I hope I don’t smell like that
  • It’s nice that all of my skirts cover my bum
  • Why does the largest man have to sit right next to me when there are plenty of empty seats?
  • I am so glad this big man sat next me…less likely to get mugged
  • Dirty, smelly people sure do kill an appetite
  • I am way cuter than any of these people

I love stumbling upon new tunes. Check out “Poison & Wine” by The Civil Wars on YouTube. The guy reminds me of Johnny Depp…hottie mc tottie, but needs a shower and a haircut.

Beautiful song, love it!

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