i woke up today real excited that it was finally the weekend. i know i say that every week, but work has been particularly draining lately and i really need a break.
it is hard to call this weekend a “break”, however, because it is going to be jam packed with shenanigans!
here’s what is on tap:
- get some cardio in
- attend my boss’ daughter’s wedding reception
- grocery store & costco
- tons and tons of food prep
- wrap marshall’s birthday gifts
- farmers market (last one! tear)
- birthday brunch with marshall’s family
- shopping to pick out marshall’s birthday gift (sorry, it’s a surprise)
- clean the house
- more food prep
- marshall’s birthday party!
- total body workout
- birthday dinner (that i am making) for marshall @ my parents’ house
i am already exhausted just typing that out and reading through it. whew!
the majority of today’s eats are really nothing to blog about. and i left a comment on mari’s post today about not blogging about food that i ddin’t deem blog-worthy. her post was actually really great, it was about the pressure of eating something pretty/fancy/etc or doing a specific workout all for the sake of blogging about it. blog pressure. check it out.
oh, but i did really like my lunch. i deem it blog worthy ;)
garbanzos, cottage cheese, diced roasted turkey and ranch seasoning.. with a side of carrots & celery.
ironically, i ate this same cottage cheese combo exactly a year ago. gotta love coincidences.
what you don’t see is the riesen candy and piece of hershey’s dark chocolate i ate afterward. yep.. craving chocolate.. you know what that means. sigh.
since it is my sweetie’s 27th birthday tomorrow, i decided to flashback to birthdays of marshall’s past. i did this same flashback last year, but i think i have gained a handful of readers since then, and the rest of you probably forgot last year’s post, so i am doing it again. i do what i want.
tomorrow will be the fourth birthday marshall has celebrated with little old me. it will also make him my same age again.. he always calls me his cougar since i am older ;)
last year, his 26th, we celebrated at our friends’ house with a BBQ and good, old fashioned hanging out.
i got him puma golf shoes, among other things.
there was a habanero eating contest. i did not participate.
i bought him his fave: tiramisu. i only wish i made something this pretty from scratch.
the year before, his 25th, we celebrated by going to our favorite mexican restaurant, the red iguana, with lots of friends.
and then back to marshall’s place for candles and presents.. that year, i got him an array of desserts (including tiramisu!)
randy was a good helper ;)
and i got him some pumas. surprise, surprise!
the year before, his 24th, we celebrated with dinner with friends at p.f. chang (which, ironically, he hates now) and then presents at his house.
i got him the DVD “knocked up” because that is the movie we went to on our first date. i was stoked that the DVD came out right before his birthday!
and, guess what else i got him? …pumas! the boy is obsessed.
that year, i also paid for us to take a trip to vegas for his 24th birthday. it was the first trip we took together! it was tons of fun.
three years ago, i honestly didn’t think i would end up marrying this boy. but i sure am glad i did. he’s just perfect. can’t wait to celebrate his 27th with him tomorrow!
well.. sorry to cut out without anything substatial to say.. but i really have a lot to do! i imagine i will be back sunday night. hope you all have a glorious weekend! enjoy yourselves!
1. what do you request for your birthday dessert? cake? pie? something else? i always ask for ice cream cake. love it!
2. what is on tap for you this weekend?
xo. janetha g.