Hooked on Home

Okay, this could potentially be a bad thing, but I think I’m officially in love with telecommuting! Good because I think it’s great that we had to chance to try it out, but bad because I’m really not sure how much my office will support it and changing schedules/days in and out of the office. I guess we’ll see after they see how today went!

The only bad thing is that my internet has been a bit slow today, but I’ve been very productive! I’m getting all my work done, and while waiting for something to load, I threw the sheets in the washer. I like being able to do those things if I’m just waiting for something to load or save on my computer instead of just sitting there waiting.

I’m crossing my fingers that my office will really consider letting us telework if we can all work out a schedule so someone is actually in the office at all times – I think it would be great to be able to work from home 1-2 days a week if possible.

The other thing I love?

Being able to decide NOW what I want for lunch instead of packing it up and hoping that I still want that when lunchtime rolls around  :)

I’ve been feeling these babies up since we got back…just waiting for one to be ripe.


Yes, those are 4 huge avocados. Gabby, who went on the trip with us, had her mom bring us some of their avocados from their grove in Miami when we stopped there for a layover! They have 10 acres of JUST avocados – drool.

I was so, so excited to get these and one of them was finally ripe today.


Seriously, almost the size of my face. I love it.

Since we have tons of beer butt chicken left, I decided to make a big salad for lunch.


  • 1 head of romaine
  • scallions
  • cilantro
  • yellow tomato from the garden
  • beer butt chicken
  • miami fresh avocado  :)
  • peach salsa for the dressing

This avocado was so different than the ones I get here – it tasted very fruity, almost floral like? I’m not sure how to describe it, but it was perfection. I can’t wait to use up all of these in the next 2 weeks.


The sweet & spicy peach salsa was the best combination with the avocado, scallions, and cilantro.

I just got this bowl of rainier cherries out to round out my lunch.


Nick actually came home early since he’s mostly just working on his dissertation today, so he’s taking a lunchtime nap and hoping that he starts feeling better. I think I’ll lay down with him for the last 10 minutes of my lunch break.

Honestly….I think I have a problem  :) I already don’t want to go into the office tomorrow!

What are you tried and true lunches that you never get sick of?


  1. So glad you like working from home!

  2. Glad you’re liking working at home! My mom works out of the house but she says she gets easily distracted when other people are home, haha :)

  3. HOLY COW! Those avocados are huge! They made a great looking salad :)

  4. wow that is a big avocado! are they the florida variety? There are some at whole foods. how do you know when they are ripe?

    • Yup, straight from a grove in Miami! As in, our friend’s mom picked them from their grove and brought them to us during our layover in Miami on Wednesday :)

  5. Working from home would be a dream come true for me too. I hope you get to do it a couple days a week!

    That avocado looks amazing!

    Tried and true = any leftovers made into a quesadilla or wrap.

  6. hah glad to hear that you love telecommuting!
    what a lovely salad :D

  7. I think telecommuting is an excellent idea! I wish my company would support it. They kind of do – by letting people work 4×10’s, but not so much on the working from home thing too much. We can, but it’s not favored. But I think they should re-think they’re ways, especially since they’re trying to be totally green lately…

  8. those avocados look so beautiful!!!!!!

    you always have the prettiest eats!!

  9. Those avacados are amazing!

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