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Always Look on the Bright Side

by Meghann on December 26, 2009

A couple of sad things happened this morning…

  • I left Maddie in the care of her dog sitter and had to say good bye for an entire week.
  • After spending over an hour at the Apple store I was informed the wrong memory chip had been ordered for my computer and they didn’t have the correct chip in stock because I have an ‘older generation’ mac πŸ™

On the bright side a couple of good things happened as well…

  • Maddie was all smiles when I left her and was thrilled to spend the next week with her new boxer friend, Mugsy. Sarah has already sent me three text messages informing me how well they are getting along.
  • I was able to return the wrong memory chip and order the correct one which should be waiting for me when I return next week

Oh… and did I mention I am leaving for a full of Colorado skiing in the morning?!?! EEkkk!!!! πŸ™‚

I always prefer to look on the bright side of life. πŸ™‚

I don’t know what we were thinking, but going to the mall the day after Christmas may not have been the best idea. It was busy, busy, busy!

By the time we were ready for lunch there was zero chance of locking down a table in the food court. Instead we headed outside and had a nice picnic on the sidewalk.

(please excuse the smudge on my lens in these photos)


I ordered a Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad from Nature’s Table.


It was very fresh and tasty. πŸ™‚

Despite the crowds I was able to track down a few belated Christmas presents before heading home. πŸ™‚

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My reward for a successful trip? A Gingerbread man!


I will be sad when these are all gone.

My Dad put the left over ham bone from christmas eve to good use in the form of soup!


He made 15 Bean soup and Split Pea Soup.


I couldn’t decide what I wanted, so I had a little of both. πŸ˜‰ With a piece of cornbread on the side.


The split bowl concept worked perfectly.

Dessert was a small scoop of ice cream and a peanut butter ball.


Got to catch some Zzzzs now. We have an early flight in the morning and have been warned to except some major crowds at OIA.

Good Night!!

1 Evan Thomas December 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Aww, Maddie will miss you two, but hopefully she’ll have fun with her sitter and you’ll have fun all your own!

2 Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

15 bean?! I didn’t even know there were 15 varieties! that must be very tasty!

just think how exciting maddie will be when she sees you again! πŸ™‚

I will take one of those PB balls thank you πŸ™‚

3 foodcents December 26, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Pack warm!!! Even for us to who live in CO and are used to cold weather, it has been chillier than desired. Have a great trip and safe travels!!!

4 Kelly from Bridges and Bites December 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Oh if only I knew how to ski. I tried it once and probably stood 15 percent of the time. πŸ™‚

5 Emily December 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

15 bean soup?! i don’t know if i even know of 15 different types of beans. but it sounds delish and perfect for a cold winter night.

hope you have a great time skiing!

6 Molly December 26, 2009 at 9:36 pm

ah Ill be in Colorado this week too!!!!

7 BostonRunner December 26, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Skiing in Colorado sounds amazing!! Have a great time!

8 Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm

have fun skiing!

9 meyergirl December 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Safe travels tomorrow!

10 Erica December 26, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I think its awesome that you always look on the bright side! I am constantly working towards this. Its always tough to leave the puppers behind but I bet your vacation will be awesome! Have a blast

11 Jenna December 26, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Have a safe trip!!

12 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood December 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

That fifteen bean soup sounds amazing… my mom made lasagna tonight in preperation for baking tomorrow, so I am just drewling over your dinner!! I also hope you have a great ski trip… where in colorado are you going?? Have you ever been to Steamboat, CO

13 Matt December 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Safe travels tomorrow!

14 runningaroundnormal December 26, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Yikes at the mall on the day after Christmas! Glad you made it out alive πŸ˜‰
Have fun in Colorado!! How exciting?!
And 15 bean soup?! I’ve never even heard of anything past 5! haha

15 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 27, 2009 at 12:04 am

so jealous that you’re going skiing!!!

16 cookingincambridge December 27, 2009 at 12:06 am

Great job lookin on the bright side. Really, it makes the world so much more enjoyable when we do that πŸ™‚

Love the funny cookie.

17 Melissa S. December 27, 2009 at 12:20 am

Have a safe trip tomorrow to Colorado!!!

those two soups look totally great too…make it for me when I come out!?!?!??!!!?

I miss you and your family!!! Can’t wait until I get out there!

18 chrysta December 27, 2009 at 12:23 am

Everything looks awesome! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

19 Lisa December 27, 2009 at 8:29 am

Have a great time skiing in CO!! I just got back a few days ago from beaver creek. Have a wonderful time, and enjoy!

20 Lizzy December 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

the day after thanksgiving is always the busiest at the mall i feel! i work in retail and it was crazy! Have fun in Colorado!

21 Lauren December 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

That is great you have a positive outlook. Sorry to hear about your computer. Have fun skiing!!!!

22 jenngirl December 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Great job looking on the bright side, I need to remember to do that in ALL situations!

And I made the mistake of running an errand yesterday. You would’ve thought people were still Christmas shopping!

Have a bit of both soup looks like a delicious idea πŸ™‚

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