January 2010

Maddie has it rough

by Meghann on January 31, 2010

Boy, did it look like Maddie have it rough today or what?

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A day of laziness full of lots of hugs, kisses and belly rubs?

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Yeah, this little one sure has my pity.

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You have no idea how happy I was to take the above photo this afternoon. Maddie is pretty shy around males and it has taken her some time to finally feel relaxed around Derek. She has slowly and surely gone from barking every time he entered a room to cautiously crawling into her arms on the couch. Its a big relief to see two of my favorites really starting to bond with each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

Maddie was able to enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with both Derek and I today. We spent the entire morning watching a full disc of Weeds on DVD (Love this show!) before finding the motivation to run a few Sunday errands.

By the time we were ready to leave for our errands it was close to noon and I was feeling hungry for a snack, but wasn’t ready for lunch. I grabbed a Raspberry Chobani and topped it with pom and homemade granola before heading out the door.

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3+ hours later my stomach was more than ready for a big, late lunch. I walked in the store with Nachos on my mind.

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Last night I was drooling over the nachos at the concession stands. They were piled high with toppings and looked amazing. My lunch was my slightly healthier version of those nachos.

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  • Blue Corn Chips
  • 365 Brand Spicy Vegetarian Chili
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Spinach
  • Plain Yogurt

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My version of nachos was a lot of fun to eat. Each chip was beaning with fresh, delicious flavors. I still have a few chips left, so don’t be surprised if this meal makes another appearance this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Where the rest of the afternoon went – I have no idea. There was a Man vs Food marathon and some laundry thrown in there, but that’s about it.

Before I knew it, it was close to 7:00 and I was ready for dinner.

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Thanks to these quick cooking raviolis dinner was ready in less than 5 minutes.

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The ravioli were cooked via the packages instructions and then simply coated in some jarred marinara sauce.

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On the side I made a simple spinach salad of spinach, cucumber, carrot, mushrooms, and carrot that I topped with some raspberry dressing.

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I soaked up and excess marinara sauce with a lovely piece of flatbread.

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For dessert I warmed a chickpea blondie from last night and topped it with some eggnog ice cream.

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My eyes are starting to droop and my head it feeling heavy. I guess that means its time for bed!

Before I go I wanted to share with you a post I read on PastaQueen about Commenting Etiquette that can be found by clicking here.

I thought she made some interesting points regarding what is considered respectful when leaving comments on other people’s blogs. A few of my favorites included the idea of reading the entire post before commenting and the part where she states that her blog is not a democracy and she reserves the right to pick and choose what stays and what goes.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe a certain commenting etiquette is necessary?

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