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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa is Sick of Cookies, He Wants Some Hummus!

I am a little overwhelmed right now as I sit here planning out the week. We have so many fun things going on!!!

Holiday Event Schedule:

Monday: Meet with Melissa for some coffee
Tuesday: Holiday School Performance
Wednesday: Bake for Coworkers
Thursday: Couples Christmas Party (bringing dessert)
Friday: AM School Holiday Brunch it’s a half day!!! and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in the evening ( bringing an appetizer)
Saturday: Balboa Light Parade
Sunday: Softball and The Mission Inn Festival of lights!

Work out Schedule ( this is the goal):

Monday: AM Yoga/PM Teach AKB
Tuesday: AM 5 mile run/ Weights & AB work
Wednesday: AM 6 mile run-Tempo/ PM AKB
Thursday: AM Spin class /weights & AB work
Friday: Noon Run, 7 miles/PM Sculpt class
Saturday: AKB

WOW well at least I have it down that usually makes me less stressed, the one day I foresee hubby and I eating dinner together at home is Wednesday night! I will not eat out I just will have to bring dinner to work on days that I am out late. With all these Christmas parties, I have to make sure that I really stick to eating as healthy as I can during the day just in case I HAVE to eat something that wouldn’t be my first choice.


What a fun party and a great idea! We chatted ate some yummy appetizers (sorry no pics of my appetizers) I ate a small healthy lunch so I just had a few tortilla chips with hummus, some carrots, a water chestnut wrapped in /3 sliced bacon(so going to try and make these), and a cup of peppermint tea. NO COOKIES FOR ME!!!  We also played a fun game of Christmas Carol Pictionary, so doing this with my students, I got a great chewy gooey chocolate recipe from one of the girls,I know that these are hubby’s favorite.  Check out the loot I got to bring home :)

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The small tray is what were actually keeping the rest I am taking to the parties we have this week!

Here is some pictures of all the cookies!!!

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After the exchange I headed straight to our coed softball game wear I FROZE my tail off!!!! Man WE KILLED the other team, and I got on base 4 for 4!


After softball I finally made a delicious shepherds pie(I think this is one of my favorite dishes).

Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 lbs turkey meat
  • 1 leak chopped
  • 1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
  • 1 package of TJ’s instant mashed taters (these are SOOO good)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice
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  Served on another new plate!


Thanks to Angela I am now using Windows Live!!! Why have I never heard of this! I am still learning it but it’s making posting a lot easier! Well I am off to enjoy the fire hubby made and my Apple Cinnamon Tea, have a great night.

Oh and I did have one thing from the sweet tray after dinner, here it is:

Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite, I love the SWEET and SALTY mixture.

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Anonymous said...

DUDE windows live is the BEST invention! I started blogging with it and i could never do it with wordpress now :D

Anonymous said...

Yum! All of the cookies look amazing! But I can imagine that you'd be in the mood for some hummus now ;o)

You have so many fun things to look forward to this week! I hope that you enjoy every last one of them!

Anonymous said...

Wow the cookies look great!
I am like you, I need things planned and written out cause it makes it all seem less overwhelming for me!
Windows Live is cool, but if you have Word 2007 its even better - you can just type it all in there and do your usual editing and hit publish!

just me said...

wow, look at all those cookies!!!

what a fun schedule for this week! i like to write mine out too...post it on the desktop!

Mica said...

I am so hungry so just looking at the cookie exchange pictures. I wish we had a cookie exchange in our department!

I like that you posted all your schedules and plans for the week, busy lady!

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Wow! Look at all those cookies! You have such a fun week to look forward too. :-)

VeggieGirl said...

Buuuuuusy schedule, girl!! But WOWZA I want those cookies and all the food, haha - delish!!

Great plans too!!

Anonymous said...

All the cookies look delicious. What a fun idea for a party too.

I need to start baking this week. Yesterday I made my list and got all the ingredients. I'll start the marathon on baking tomorrow.

girlrunningaround said...

Those cookies look amazing! What a fun idea!

Anonymous said...

Whoa. You are super busy this week! Good luck with everything!

I e-mailed an appetizer recipe to you. If I think of any other's that are quick and easy, I will send it your way.

I also LOVE chocolate covered pretzels! My fav holiday treat!

Meghann said...

Wow! You are one busy girl! :) All of thsoe cookies look fantastic! I'm amazed you were able to stop from nibbling on all of them

Denise said...

I don't know how you do it! I could never have all those cookies around me!

Mark said...

BUSY, BUSY! Wow! That dinner looks tasty! Enjoy your day! YOU deserve it!

Lacey Nicole said...

oh wow you ran 18:50 5k?!?! jeeez girl, you've got it all. so inspiring!!!!!!!!!!!! that's what i want to be :)

RunToFinish said...

holy cow you are insanely busy!! I'm not sure I could have stayed away from all the cookies..where do you get will power like that?

Pearl said...

wow the cookies are BEAUTIFUL!