hey! how’s it going? did you have a good weekend? and how about your monday—was it pretty ok? i hope so.
i have had quite a busy day today. as i mentioned before, kerryne quit and we have had a hard time replacing her. the gal we hired ended up no-showing so we are left short handed. plus the majority of the company is in mexico on the annual company trip.. so, yeah, it’s busy for those of us who stayed behind!
if you have been reading my blog for awhile, you remember that i take a company trip around this time every year. this year, marshall and i decided not to go. most people are very appalled when they hear that we turned down an all-inclusive, week-long vacation. i know, i know.. you just can’t believe i would rather be working 40+ hours this week instead of sipping pina coladas on the beach.
well, as it turns out, these trips aren’t the best for my marriage. my husband isn’t a fan of all inclusive resorts (i am right there with him—i’d never choose to go to one on my own) and definitely does not like traveling to mexico. we have argued in the past over the trip and each year he has ended up going along with me. and each year (aside from the first one obviously) we have come home in a fight. to put it bluntly: the vacation is not worth the fight. you have to make tough decisions when you are married. it’s not just your opinion that matters. and while it pains me to turn down the trip (not because i am dying to go—but because i am hurting my boss’ feelings by saying no to a reward trip) it is just better for us in the long run if we stay home!
who knows, maybe we will decide to go next year.. but as for right now.. we are not in mexico. it actually worked out for the better with the timing of kerryne quitting. it would be extra rough at the office and i would hate to leave my two co-workers who are also still here high and dry. plus i’m sick right now, and sick+vacation is the pits. it was fate.
are you wondering why i am telling you all this? no, it’s not because i want you to know i am “supposed” to be in mexico. it’s because i want you to know the importance of picking your battles and compromising with your spouse. marriage has had ups and downs for me, as it does for anyone, and i have chosen to share some of the downs with you guys in the past. i just wanted to shed a little more light on my situation and let you know some ways i am making sure there are mainly ups and very few downs. and, guess what? i am extremely happy with my decision. i am not bitter or resentful that i am not in mexico. i would rather be here and happy then there and anxious about a fight. i definitely feel like we have come a long way with our communication skills and willingness to compromise. both are such important things for a successful marriage. next time you are faced with making a decision of what you want vs. what your spouse wants, really try to see both sides of the situation and weigh each outcome before making the decision.
ok, deep marriage thoughts over. so, how about i share what i did over the weekend instead? i mean, i am already here, i may as well!
i went to cannella’s and had this beautiful bruschetta.. almost too pretty to eat! i love that they used goat cheese on it.
for my entree i got their signature italian salad with chicken, but i am fairly certain it was a cheese salad with a side of cheese.
i LOVE this salad so much for these reasons: kidney beans. beets. garbanzo beans. their house dressing which is a blue cheese vinaigrette. if you are in or around the SLC, go to cannella’s and get this salad.
i also had a much-needed starbucks date with my BFF. i had not hung out with mandy in close to a month. A MONTH. that sickens me to type. we’ve both been real busy with jobs and life and whatnot.. so a starbucks saturday was just what we both needed.
we also got our nails done.. i got a pedi/mani and while i was getting my pedicure the nice man doing my nails decided to give me some reading material. i don’t read celeb mags, so it would have all been news to me, but i laughed at the date on the magazines.
i was boring with my nails, but at least they match my leggings!
later in the day i compared randy’s length to the length of my stuffed shark from ikea. thrilling saturday, folks.
the shark comparison was followed by rawhides for both of my rascals.
i also made a run to jamba.. who cares if it’s cold, iced coffees and smoothies always have room in my life.
and as if starbucks and jamba wasn’t enough for one day, i also went to chipotle for dinner that night.
i love getting a burrito bowl from chipotle (chicken, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, pico, corn salsa, sour cream, guac, and lettuce by the way) because it is so much food that i can turn it into two meals! i had it for dinner on saturday and for lunch today.
and since i hadn’t eaten out NEARLY enough yet, we went to sunday brunch. marshall and i recently fell in love with avenues proper, a new-ish eatery in the avenues (duh.) we went for lunch last week and i said WE HAVE TO GO BACK ASAP. so we decided to hit it up for sunday brunch and it did not disappoint!
i got the italian eggs which was eggs scrambled with pesto, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, and croutons. yeah. croutons. in the eggs. so good. it also came with toast and bubble and squeak. quite different than the bubble and squeak i had in chicago, and actually it was way better than! i can’t wait to go back next sunday and get the proper english breakfast. that was a favorite when i was living in london.
anyway, if there is one restaurant you go to this year (utah locals) i highly suggest it be avenues proper. it’s just that good.
let’s see.. what else did i do? marshall and i did some grocery shopping at whole foods and trader joe’s. i purchased some kozy shack and rediscovered my love for chocolate pudding.
it may not be bill cosby approved like JELLO, but it’s janetha approved and that’s the same thing.
i also spent a lot of time looking at my zulily app and putting things in my cart but never actually checking out. please tell me i am not the only one who does this…
oh! and i took a quiz that told me what food i would be if i were to be food.. i got pizza!
haha.. yay! flawless. you can take the quiz yourself here—>click.
well.. you have now seen all the weekend photos from my iphone and i am sure i have thoroughly bored you to tears ;) so i will letcha go!
until next time! hope it’s not as long as it has been recently.. i promise i am trying to find the time to blog!
oh.. PS.. if you are a utah local and have ANYONE you know who would be a good administrative assistant.. PLEASE send them my way. i am in serious need. thanks.
1. what was your last tough decision?
2. what was the highlight of your weekend?
xo. janetha g.