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by Meghann on November 22, 2008

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for your patience as I have been dealing with lap top troubles. Turns out my lap top just over heated yesterday and needed some time to cool off. Its currently working so (crossing fingers) hopefully I’m good to go for now.

Thank you to Caitlin for posting on my behalf last night. I loved reading all of the random facts today. πŸ™‚

Despite my lap top troubles I have been busy, busy since I left work yesterday, so let’s recap.

Friday Night

Before I left work I snacked on this lovely mini Cashew Cookie Larabar

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(VegiGirl if you still want to do a trade with these send me an e-mail at graduatemeghann@gmail.com)

While I was freaking out over my laptop last night a friend came over to asess the damage and I made us dinner. I went for something simple and easy so I made a Frittata

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I made the Frittata with 1/3 cup of egg whites, 2 whole eggs, asparagus, black beans, corn, onion,  cheese and various seasonings. I then topped it with some medium salsa and green onions. It was delish.

On the side I had a small salad with spinach, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts and mango poppy seed dressing.

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It was a great meal.

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To help me destress I had a glass of Merlot with dinner. I swear it helped!

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My friend and I had every intention of seeing Twilight last night, but every show at the theatre was sold out for the next three hours! We decided to just get Ice Cream and rent a movie instead.

I had a small Hazel Nog soft serve with strawberries.

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I was disappointed the strawberries was more sauce then strawberries, but it was still good and I devoured every night.

Saturday Morning

I woke up bright and early this morning thanks to a 7:00am wake up call from my Mom. (Thanks Mom) Since I had plans for an afternoon bike ride I decided to take the morning off from running and make a leisurely breakfast. I have been wanting to try Caitlin’s French Toast a la English Muffins and could not think of a better time then now to give it a whirl.

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I dunked 2 halved English Muffins in a egg white, fat free milk, & cinnamon mixture then cooked it on the grill top. It was really chewy and absolutely amazing! I am very much enjoying Caitlin’s French Toast experiments I can’t wait to see what fun concept she comes up with next.

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On the side I had a cut up Persimmon.

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Thanks to all your suggestions I decided to let it sit and get nice and soft to eat it. It was really great this time around! The perfect breakfast component.

After breakfast I had a hair appointment where I finally got it cut and high lighted for the first time since July!

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What do you think? You like?

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After the salon I snacked on an Apple and Z-Bar on the way to meet the girls for bike riding.

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Saturday Afternoon 

I was so excited to meet up with Caitlin, my Sister and reader Jen for a 9 mile bike ride around Blanchard Park. I love how blogging allows me to meet great new people. Jen is a senior at UCF with a great interest in nutrition, it was great getting to know her today and I look forward to more get togethers in the future!

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Today Jen introduced us to the free bike rentals the City of Orlando offers at the entrance of the park. I will definitely be taking advantage of this in the future. It was so relaxing to just ride and chit chat with the girls.

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Thanks to the nice cool weather I wasn’t even sweaty at the end of the ride. If it were not for some wobbly legs at the end, I would never have known I had even
been riding for an hour and a half.

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After the bike ride my Sister and I were starving so we decided to hit up Designer Greens for lunch. I had been dying to go back since my visit last month so I was very excited to try the fresh restaurant once again.

I ordered the half pannini & half salad combo.

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The pannini was AMAZING! I was really craving chicken so I went with the Buffalo Chicken Pannini. The inside of the pannini was made up of chicken breast, gorgonzola cheese, tomato and this amazing buffalo sauce.

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For the salad I chose the mix spring green mix with candied pecans, strawberries & artichoke hearts. I asked for the honey balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

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The lunch was yet again amazing! I joined their frequent diner rewards club and received a $2 off coupon for my next visit. I’m sensing another great lunch from there in the near future. πŸ™‚

After lunch I took my sister and her boyfriend to their very visit to Whole Foods. It was love at first sight! I was such a happy match maker!

The Present

Wow that was a forever long post!! I am going to try to attempt to catch up on all of my blog lovelies. I’m still very full from lunch so I might just have a light dinner. Have a great Saturday night everyone!!

1 VeggieGirl November 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Welcome back!!!

LARABAR!!! Just emailed you πŸ˜€

LOVE the new hairdo!!

Such a lovely weekend you’ve had so far – hope it continues to go well!!

2 Maggie November 22, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Your hair looks great! I’m so glad you liked the persimmon πŸ™‚

3 Alexia November 22, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Sorry for all the computer problems. I think we all have a love/hate relationship to technology. πŸ™‚ It can be such a pain sometimes.

That frittata looks awesome! I have never made one before and just might have to try it.

Your hair looks sooo very cute.

What a nice relaxing workout you had. By the way, I love your pants. I guess they are more like capris?! Very cute!

Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

4 carolinebee November 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Your hair looks soo cute! Beautiful layers!

5 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I just had a persimmon yesterday! Cool!

Your hair looks awesome!

6 Amy November 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

glad you had a great time biking around! sounds like a fun way to spend time with friends and family. if only i didn’t live in an arctic chill zone right now !
love the hair, youre gorgoues girl.
great lunch combo! yum.
have a nice evening πŸ™‚

7 Erica November 22, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Your hair looks super cute! Loving it! Glad your computer is working again! What a fun bike ride too! Sounds like a great day πŸ˜‰

8 Megan November 22, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Love all the updates! I am so glad that your computer is OK and didn’t need expensive repairs!

Love you hair, especially the highlights!

9 Lindsay November 22, 2008 at 8:16 pm

your hair looks so pretty – love it!

i also love your vera bradley backpack!

10 Danielle November 22, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Lovely forever-long post! And so glad to have you back! Technology really can be such a pain somethings πŸ™‚

P.S. You’re hair looks amazing, I l-o-v-e it!

11 Danielle November 22, 2008 at 8:18 pm

By the way, but “somethings” I obviously meant, sometimes. πŸ˜‰

12 Danielle November 22, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Oh my gosh! And by, but, I meant by. Long dayyyy.

13 Jill November 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Your hair looks so good! (so does all of the food!)

14 glidingcalm November 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm

your hair looks gorgeous Meg!

ugh sorry about the lap top troubles…. computer problems are my worst nightmare.

lovin the english muffin french toast too! that looks fab., I’ll have to give it a whirl!

happy weekend!!!!!!

15 Meghan November 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Your new style and color looks amazing!!
I’m glad your lap top is doin’ better πŸ˜‰
and thats AMAZING that they offer free bikes- yay for free, fun, exercise with friends

16 Melissa S. November 22, 2008 at 9:21 pm

your hair looks gorgeous babe!!!

so does your french toast…mmmmmmm…..

17 sharon November 22, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Yay! You’re back πŸ™‚ I love your hair! It looks so pretty. The color is lovely and the long layers are very flattering!

Your bike ride with Caitlin & Jen looked like lots of fun! That’s great that you can rent bikes free of charge.

Glad to hear your computer problem was not as bad as you expected. The repairs on computers can be so costly πŸ™ Hope your computer doesn’t give you any more trouble.

18 Andrea November 22, 2008 at 11:08 pm

gorgeous hair!!! so thick and healthy

19 Ryan November 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Have you tried using a cooling pad for your laptop to keep it from overheating? I use this one (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=472610) and I love it! I got it at Best Buy for about $30.

P.S. Your hair looks great!

20 Nicole November 23, 2008 at 12:53 am

Love the hair!! Also, where do you buy your mini Lara bars at?? I’ve haven’t seen those out yet – just the regular size.

21 Andrea [bellaeats] November 23, 2008 at 1:18 am

Beautiful hair!!! Glad you enjoyed your bike ride, it would be so great to have a free rental program around here! I would totally take advantage of that! πŸ™‚

22 Rose November 23, 2008 at 10:16 am

Your hair is so cute πŸ™‚

23 bobbi November 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm

wow what a great post!!! SO LOVE the hair, I love all the layers:) Fun bike ride too and the free part even better! Love allllll the food like always:) I love red wine I think it helps kill some stress for sure!

24 Bridget November 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm

I love your hair!

25 Allison November 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Love the hair!

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