No Lunch, Must Shop

Well, 2 days in a row with no real lunch! I don’t know what got into us.

I think having big, filling breakfasts and eating later than normal just filled us up.

After eating breakfast and getting ready to brave the cold weather, we ran up to the Walmart near our house for a few things we needed for our Christmas gifts. They ended up being out of one very important item, so we drove over to another store, but they didn’t have it either.

We tried one more place (no luck) before heading back home to drop of the goods we did pick up.

Nick actually had to go into the lab for about an hour this afternoon, so I took a book and went into town with him. I sat and read Espresso Shot for a while, and then I got to look at some cells under the microscope – it reminded me of science class!  :)

We trudged through the uncleared parking lot back to the truck and headed over to the mall. Since we were out in town already, Nick and I both finished shopping for each other and we got almost all the rest of our gifts for family.

Since we were still out in town at 5, we decided to eat at Olive Garden –we were both finally hungry and just happy to be out of the house.


I had 2 bowls of salad, 2 breadsticks, and a bowl of the zuppa toscana soup.


Nick got a sampler plate for his dinner, and I had 2-3 tiny stuffed mushrooms and 2 toasted raviolis, too. I was hungry! And this dinner didn’t really fill me up at the time, but once we got home and I drank a glass of water – I felt stuffed!

We came home and got all our Christmas stuff put away for now and are pretty well organized. Now the last thing to do is to make everything! The next few days will be pretty busy in our house, but it’ll be fun.

I’m hoping work will be cancelled – or at least delayed – tomorrow since the parking lots at work were still completely full of over 1 foot of snow…but we’ll see. My work isn’t known for closing down unless it’s really bad.


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  1. Glad you were able to get out today! Sounds like a fun and productive day. I hope you have off tomorrow too!

    Enjoy your night! :)

  2. I hope they close your work; could you imagine an adult snow day? So fun!

  3. Olive garden is the best — I could literally make a meal out of the breadsticks and salad!

    crossing my fingers for a work “snow day” for ya!

  4. so great to get out of the house now and then!

  5. Wear your white socks to bed for a snow day! :-)

  6. I like those days of just enjoying the food when you are hungry even if it is not the traditional time frame.

  7. Sounds like a very productive day despite all the snow!

    We sometimes don’t have lunch if we have a later and bigger breakfast on the weekend…

    Have a good week! :)

  8. I haven’t had Olive Garden in WAY too long–I might be going Wednesday actually, and this soup looks great!

  9. I hate when stores are out of something I need. I love Olive Garden’s salad :)

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