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November 5, 2009

hi there! i never know whether i should start my posts with a greeting or just jump right into it. what do you do?

wednesday started with one of my all-time favorite breakfast combos: greek yogurt and a crumbled muffin. in this case, trader joe’s greek yogurt and homemade pumpkin muffin. i tell ya, it’s like cake and icing.

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i skipped a “real” lunch…i don’t know what i was doing but i got caught up in it. i had a couple spoonfuls of almond butter and some snacks that escaped the camera.

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my dinner was really easy to make and so delicious. i heated a microwavable pouch of tasty bite mushroom takatak that i got from the vegetarian food festival and ate it over spinach and microwave organic brown rice. i have another pouch of the takatak which i’ll review in the future. i love reading reviews on other blogs, so i want to write more structured review posts as opposed to just throwing in “it was good” here and there.

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earlier in the day, i was feeling a bit grumpy so i did some “cheer myself up” things which included putting on a face mask, and reading old magazines while sipping eden roasted green tea.

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i also went grocery shopping!

i’m super duper broke so i was trying to put off buying groceries for another few days but i caved. i need fresh fruits and veggies in my life, yo!

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my favorite impulse buys (can you tell i got suckered in by all the holiday displays?)

west soy chocoalte peppermint stick soy beverage and whipped cream! i don’t know what soy beverage really is but i have high hopes!

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stove top stuffing…in whole wheat. that totally means this stuff if healthy, right?

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cabot cheese to remind me of vermont and asparagus probably from somewhere far far away.

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i’ve been feeling homesick lately and feeling sad i won’t be going home for thanksgiving. i think i was trying to make up for it by purchasing holiday-y foods. i’m also bummed about missing the foodbuzz festival this weekend but if i’m paying money to fly out to cali, as much as i love blogging and y’all…i’d rather be visiting my family. it’s funny cus when i was in college, sometimes i’d visit just once a year, and even that seemed like too much. but now, everyone is so much older, especially my grandparents, and i’m afraid that i will regret not spending enough time with my family. shows how much more mature i am now! anyway, it’s not too bad…i’ll be spending thanksgiving with tom’s family and i’m visiting my own for christmas. 🙂

how often do you see your parents? and how often do you want to see them?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2009 10:07 am

    I see my parents VERY often 😀

  2. November 5, 2009 10:21 am

    I love Stove Top!

    I don’t see my parents nearly enough! Usually I visit them once or twice a year and they visit me once or twice. I’m super bummed about not visiting them for Christmas. My hubby and I alternate years so this year Thanksgiving is with my family and Christmas is with his.

  3. November 5, 2009 10:33 am

    You look so cute with your green mask on!! I thought I was the only one who did this but I look ridiculous! I see my parents every weekend or at least try to.

  4. November 5, 2009 11:45 am

    Lovin those avocados! I see my dad every other month. But I’m moving and will now be 45 mins from him, so I suspect I’ll be seeing him heaps more!

  5. lesouefsbrouilles permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:52 am

    i totally do the whole face mask while reading old magazines! we are so much alike!

    i see my parents once a week even though we live together and that’s enough for me

  6. November 5, 2009 3:51 pm

    I didn’t know Stove Top made a whole wheat version! YUM! I’m definitely going to search for it now!

  7. November 5, 2009 5:40 pm

    ooh i’m definitely overdue for a facemask 🙂 thanks for reminding me! and you got lots of goodies from the store! love it!

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