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A Blogging Visitor

by Meghann on January 23, 2009

Look who came to visit!
DSCN2162.JPG That’s right Melissa from Trying to Heal is blogging away beside me! She’s taking a break from all of her bird watching to run a race with us tomorrow. She has also promised to bake with me tomorrow since I am seriously lacking in those skills. I can’t wait!
While I was counting down to the weekend this afternoon I decided to have a snack to hold me over until dinner.
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I had plans for dinner at 7:00 and discovered I can not make it that long with out a little snack so I had this apple to hold me over. It was fresh, delicious and just what I needed!
When I got home afterwork I swung by my mailbox to discover I had a package waiting for me.
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The wonderful Heather from Hangry Pants and I did a blogger trade. I sent her some requested Flat Out Wraps and other goodies, and in return she sent me some Trade Joe goodies.

DSCN2136.JPG She sent a wonderful array of goodies including:

  • Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Barney Butter Sample (!!)
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Trade Joe Bars
  • Pecan Praline Granola
  • Lemon Curd
  • Doggie Treat for Abbie
  • and a wonderful note that listed everything on so I can copy it for the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course I had to dig on in and try a couple of the bite sized cookies.

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YUM! Those are some real chocolate chunks in there. I love it!

Abbie loved her treats as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was so excited to finally get to meet Melissa tonight. I have really become a fan of meeting other bloggers and each one feels like I’m meeting a long lost friend. Tonight was no different. Melissa is just as sweet and caring as she appears in her blog and it felt like we had known each other for years.

After Melissa arrived we met Caitlin at Ethos for a fun dinner.

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Ethos is a Vegan resteraunt that Caitlin and I have been dying to try ever since we met. We have planned to go multiple times before, but for one reason or another the plans always fall through. Tonight, however we were determined and finally able to enjoy the vegan eats.

I ordered the Sheep’s Pie which was essentially Mashed Potatoes with some veggies thrown in.

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It was good, but a little over loaded on the taters, I would have preferred more veggies. I ate about 3/4 of the dish and a slice of the yummy bread. Though, I feel like i have been overloading on bread lately.

Ethos is actually fairly close to my office. I think I am going to try to talk some co-workers into eating lunch here sometime next week just to give them a giggle on eating complete vegan meals. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the meal we were all craving something sweet and when I mentioned a yummy Fro-Yo place nearby, Melissa squealed in delight. Apparently they don’t have FroYo in the boonies..lol

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I ordered the mini Chocolate FroYo with Strawberries, Raspberries and Granola. YUM!

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And I was finally able to get a photo of the three of us together.. seriously it had been my mission all night.

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Now I’m chilaxing and prepping for my race tomorrow. It’s going to be early to rise for me.

And of course I can’t say good night until I give THANKS to the following peeps for their generous donations!

THANK YOU!!!!

Especially to my Mommy and Daddy who made a very generous donation tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep the donations coming! We’re at $750.96 and have no where to go but up! I know we can do it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

1 Meg January 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

How fabulous to meet Melissa! Wow…look at that donation total! I promise to donate as soon as I get paid! Good luck tomorrow!

2 dailygoods January 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm

aw dinner looks so fun! wow you’ve already made so much money! youre a fundraising queen! that pic of abbie is too cute, i love jack russels ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Allison January 23, 2009 at 11:36 pm

awww what a super fun night!

that dinner looks AMAZING!

that fro-yo looks fab – we dont have fun places like that around here – im stuck with boring, unhealthy dairy queen!

Good luck tomorrow!

4 Sarah January 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

mmmm Heather’s cookies look so good! and as usual, i’m jealous of your froyo weather.

enjoy the race tomorrow!

5 Maggie January 24, 2009 at 12:10 am

Looks like so much fun!! Heather is a sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Marianne January 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

Mmmmm…lemon curd & mini chocolate peanut butter cups! Awesome!

Totally jealous of the blogger meet up!

7 Sharon January 24, 2009 at 12:28 am

Wow, so much fun! And tasty package too! Love it!

8 Mica January 24, 2009 at 1:17 am

Good luck with your race tomorrow!

…I was wondering why you received jerky with a picture of a dog on it. Then I realized it was for Abbie!

9 sarahannmatheny January 24, 2009 at 2:21 am

Love you guys! We need to have a HUGE blogger convention so I can see all those beautiful faces in person!

Good luck with the race and have fun!

10 Melissa S. January 24, 2009 at 5:46 am

omg i can’t believe i’m reading your blog at 5.45am! hahahah! we’re gonna rock that race today! or at least you will…i’ll come trudging in behind you! ๐Ÿ˜€

11 Erica January 24, 2009 at 7:34 am

How fun! Ya’ll are so cute! Great package from Heather!! Love TJs. Good luck today Meghann!!

12 VeggieGirl January 24, 2009 at 8:07 am

Such a wonderful gift from Heather; and HELL YES for a fantastic meet-up!!

Abbie is too cute!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Good luck in the race!!

13 seeleelive January 24, 2009 at 8:24 am

You go girllll!! this is so exciting, i love reading about blogga meet ups. which i coulda been there!! lots of love, XOXO

14 Brandi January 24, 2009 at 8:41 am

What a fun night!

Good luck to all of you tomorrow!!!

15 Erin January 24, 2009 at 8:41 am

YAY HOW FUN! It looks like you have a blast together! I’m so happy you guys met up, that’s awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚
You’re doing great with your fundraiser Meghann! Proud of you!

16 Emily January 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

good luck with the run…looks like you had such a fun night!
I wanna try fro-yo! We def. dont have anything even CLOSE around here!

17 Shelby January 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

Aww, fun with the girlys!!!

Fabulous package, those chocolate chip cookies sounds phenomenal!

What kind of dog is Abbie? She is adorable!

18 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

Everyone’s fro yo has looked so good! Love that stuff. Congrats on all the donations Meghann!

I’ve already read the race report. Sounds like y’all kicked some booty in the cold!

19 ksgoodeats January 24, 2009 at 10:13 am

Aw how fun!! You guys look cute ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Meghann January 24, 2009 at 10:36 am

Abbie is a Jack Russel Terrier ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Elina January 24, 2009 at 11:01 am

What a great package. Those cookies looks amazing! And Abbie is SO CUTE!!!

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