I thought I’d have a fun post about some of the things that made me smile yesterday. It’s like a Saturday Smiles post… only one day early. 🙂
#1. Yesterday, I made Nate his first ever
peanut butter soy butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast. I used hearty bread. All-natural Smucker’s strawberry jam. And lots of love. Then I sent him off to work with a kiss.
He came home and told me that he’d really liked it. The sandwich, I mean. (Although he liked the kiss to, of course!). And then he thought the huge smile on my face was based on my excitement over his liking something so healthy. But honestly – between you and me – I’m thrilled that I now have this as a we’re-out-of-everything-else meal option. I mean, what’s easier than
peanut butter soy butter and jelly?
#2. You think you know your spouse, and then he comes home with the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Apparently, he had bought it before he and I were even dating, and then he forgot it at his parent’s house. I cannot wait to begin cooking from it! (I already received special permission to write tiny notes in it, because I believe that cookbooks are meant to be written in). 🙂
#3. Don’t ask me why we waited for the arrival of the cold weather, but Nate and I have initiated a Ben and Jerry’s movie night tradition. Once a month, we’re going to pick up a new Ben and Jerry’s flavor of icecream to try, along with a movie. And since it’s never too cold for icecream, we began the tradition last night. The movie: The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock. A bit slow-paced, but very heart-warming and sweet! The icecream: Neapolitan Dynamite. Cherries and chocolate. Need I say more?
#4. I’m not rushing Thanksgiving… I promise! But I am so excited for ABC’s 25 days of Christmas countdown. Nothing says “It’s the Holiday Season” quite like Christmas specials on TV. 🙂 You can bet that I’ve already printed off the schedule, so that I won’t miss my favorites.
#5. But as I promised, I am not rushing Thanksgiving. What do you think of my new Thanksgiving decoration from Pier One? It’s a pumpkin made of twigs, and it’s lined with white lights. Originally, I was a bit over-whelmed when I saw all the decorations in the stores and realized that I was only going to allow myself to buy just one. But really, it’s worth it. Sometimes, quality really is better than quantity.
I love how cozy it makes the living room feel.
#6. My rolltop desk is finally home. 🙂 It was a graduation present from my parent’s, and we never got around to moving it from their house to me and Nate’s new home. Finally, I have my writing nook back! (Although it’s big enough that we could also probably rent it out as a studio apartment). 😉
#7. I love Stacy’s all-natural, cinnamon-sugar pita chips. It’s like eating a sugar cone that’s been sprinkled with cinnamon. Except really, they’re baked pita chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. They’re perfect for those wow-I-need-something-crunchy-and-sweet moments. (Yes, I was craving sugar yesterday. I ate really good all week and exercised every day. So yesterday was the hurdle I needed to jump over, because I wanted dessert, dessert, and more dessert. I combatted the feelings by allowing myself to actually eat dessert, and now I don’t crave sugar anymore. Oh, how I love intuitive eating). 🙂
#8. I’ve begun making my list of holiday foods that I just need to bake in the upcoming weeks. Gingerbread men, anyone?
Hope you’re having a GREAT weekend!!