Pizza Pizza

I got a lot of random stuff done today! I love when that happens.

  • Personal Property Taxes – paid
  • Package picked up from post office – done
  • Clean out file cabinet/sort bills and paperwork – done
  • Gather stuff for a fun giveaway coming up :) – working on it!

My stomach is still a bit off, but it’s better than it was last night so I’m hoping I’m completely back to normal by the morning. I guess we’ll see?  At least it’s nor worse, right?

Fun thing today!

Nicole and I decided to do a swap a few months ago, and I got to pick up my package from her today!


There was so much stuff! It felt like Christmas and was so much fun to see things I’ve never heard of before.

Sodas, bars (mini Lindts!), candy, Swiss ovaltine, I think(?), Ricola!, Toblerone…


I’ve seen these Eat Natural bars on a few blogs before and am excited to try them – all the flavors sound great. I also got a ton of little chocolates and candy…


…this “crunchy cream” which smells like a malted chocolate spread (!)…


…a Lindt Sea Salt bar straight from Switzerland  :)


Thanks so much Nicole!!! So sweet to send all of this! I can’t wait to try it all.

After that excitement, I took it easy on the couch for a while with a few episodes of One Tree Hill  :) 

I was all ready to make pizza for dinner around 5:30, but Nick called and said he was going to be a little late getting home so I watched some news and worked on something for work for a bit until he got home.

And then – Pizza Pizza time!


2nd confession of the day? I used premade crusts tonight.

I was going to make my own, but I just did not feel up to it this afternoon – and these turned out pretty good!


They were Mama Mary’s Thin Crust and came 2 to a package, which was perfect for tonight.


We had 2 pizzas, mostly because I wanted both kinds and because that meant we would definitely have leftovers for tomorrow night.


This one had:

  • homemade tomato sauce (tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, Italian seasonings)
  • diced red onion
  • cremini mushrooms
  • 6-7 slices pepperoni, diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese


And this one was awesome!



This one had:

  • 3 Tbsp Mezzetta Pesto (as the “sauce”)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 roasted garlic chicken sausage, sliced
  • diced red onion

I had 2 small slices of each with my salad of romaine, carrots, red onion, and garlic almonds…


…and then I had one more slice of each.

I’m pretty full + happy now :)

I normally wouldn’t have this much pizza, but I never had a snack this afternoon…and it was just too good!

The football game comes on in 10 minutes…I may make it half time…but probably not  ;) The late games are just as bad a late tv shows: too hard to stay up for!


Do you
have any new/different pizza combinations to try?
I love normal pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, veggie), but it’s fun trying new flavors!


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Confession Time

Today has been busy, but in a weird way. My normal work tasks have been the same, but I have a few other things to work on that are taking up my time.

I’m actually taking this afternoon off from work – my stomach still just feels kind of off from that shot yesterday, and I got everything done this morning at work that needed to be done so it will be nice to relax and take it easy for a few hours.

I have to go run some errands (post office, pay some bills, etc) after I eat, but at least it’s not raining today! 

Lunch was quick, easy, and delicious.


Even though the rice/quinoa mix is gone from dinner last night, I just heated up a serving of the TJ’s Indian dish/green bean mix and had it with our last whole wheat Naan with some hummus.


This garlic hummus is awesome! Super garlicky, but not that fresh garlic burn, you know?


This, with a cup of water, for the heat + spice = perfect gloomy day lunch.


Okay, I’ll also give a confession.

I am obsessed with One Tree Hill, but this just happened like in the past 3 weeks! I know! I don’t know what it is…I’ve caught a few reruns on tv and am hooked. Of course, I’m about 6 years late on this, but I’ve been watching the reruns and want to get the seasons on Netflix, but I know Nick won’t watch them with me…I’ll need to just take like 2 weeks off from work to catch up! ;) I haven’t watched any of the new episodes yet because I don’t want to get confused.


Are there shows you just HAVE to watch? Have you ever found one and rented/gone back and watched all the seasons to see it from the beginning?

I used to love Dawson’s Creek in high school, and this kind of reminds me of that, but with crazier stuff! I mean, that stalker that Peyton had? I think that was the first episode rerun I saw and it just hooked me in – crazy.


*Football tonight!

9:00 PM ET
No. 16 Oregon State at No. 7 Oregon, ESPN


Yoga Goal

One thing I wish I did more often is yoga.

I don’t belong to a gym or yoga studio that offers classes, so all of my yoga is done on my own via, videos, or an awesome DVD from Polly :)

I love how I feel during yoga and after and want to do it more. I have been to yoga classes, and I do enjoy being a class setting more than doing it on my own, but that’s my only option right now.

After seeing Holly’s posts about her goals and the notion of “just doing it”, I realized I don’t need to wait until 2010 to start!

I’m not exactly sure of the details – I just know I want to do more yoga.

That doesn’t mean I have to do it every day or for an hour each time I practice: I just want more of it in my life.

I feel better when I do – not only about my outward appearance, but because of what happens on the inside. It gives me that quiet time to deal with everything that is going on in my heart and in my mind. I feel strong, I feel limber, I feel centered and balanced. And those are feelings that often get lost in day to day frustrations.

I want to have that time to devote to clearing out all the mess I store inside, to spend some honoring what I have been given and what I have to work with.


The main thing I need to figure out is when to do it. I would love to get up early and do yoga before work, and since I’ve actually been getting up on time this week, it might work.

But I’m not going to set everything on that – because when I pick one way I want something to work, and it doesn’t…I usually just give up. And doing it after work would work, too.

I just need to see what routine I want / need and what will work for me each day.

Even without yoga this morning, I think it’s going to be a good day.


Smile! Today is Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday!


I made some eggs in a basket for me this morning with Nature’s Pride 100% whole wheat bread.


I also sliced up an apple to share with Nick this morning, and made my favorite little “sandwich” with my breakfast rounds.




2 Questions for Today!

– Are you a morning or afternoon/evening exerciser?

– What is making you smile today? I know some people that need a few smiles in their life today, and there is always something to be happy about!! I want to know yours.


Easy Indian

Blech. I think I’m having a bad reaction to that flu shot. I’ve never had one before – I never get them – and I just feel sick tonight.

Work this afternoon was pretty good – a little slow, but I was able to get some stuff done.

I snacked on some Oikos + this little mini Luna bar!


I like having something sweet with the tart yogurt. It’s the perfect combination.


I started feeling kind of off right before leaving work, so I was happy that dinner was quick and easy tonight.

No leftovers, but I did have some help from Trader Joe’s again!


After seeing these mixes on Erin’s blog all the time, I finally remember to buy a few when I went to Trader Joe’s for my quarterly trip.


Such a great ingredient list!

I also tried this new mix with dinner tonight. Now, I normally like making my own rice/grains, but this one sounded pretty good and the ingredients weren’t too bad, either.


This was brown rice, quinoa, and roasted garlic! A great base for the Indian mix.


I wasn’t sure what else to have with it or on the side, so I took 1.5 cups of frozen green beans and heated them in a pan until they were thawed. Then I added the TJ’s packet and 1 cup or so of tomato sauce.


While the green bean mix was heating through, I cooked the rice packet in the microwave and toasted a piece of TJ’s whole wheat Naan for each of us.



I love this Naan – so chewy! And the Dal Makhani was great. I loved all the spices in the mix, and it went great with the rice mixture and green beans.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do tonight…maybe take a bath with my book? I’m going to try to stay awake for the first part of the Top Chef finale…but we’ll see. Those 10 pm shows are hard to watch! I always end up missing the very end.

I do think I’ll do my hand scrub/lotion stuff since I painted my nails last night.

I guess we’ll see how motivated I am once I hit publish ;)