Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's Here!

by Meghann on June 24, 2010

Look what came today!


My new Macbook Pro is here!


I’ll admit I was having a very stressful, long day before this, but having a new toy to play with as soon as I got home made it all sooo much better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to transfer all my data from my old Macbook to the new one, but – of course – the great people at Apple made it so easy.


All I had to do was plug in the ethernet cord and migrate.


Of course, I wasn’t the sharpest crayon on the box and began the process after I had already uploaded all my photos from the day; therefore tonight’s post is a little later than normal. Oh well.


Worth it!! Everything transferred easily and my desktop on the new mac is identical to m previous one. Even all my passwords and settings are already in place. Love, love, love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish I could say the rest of my day was equally as interesting, but it wasn’t. I was glued to a chair in our training room having my brain overloaded with much needed information. It was intense.

Midmorning I snuck in a serving of Cinnamon Pita Chips to nibble on.


FYI: Pita chips are not the best snack for quite meeting rooms. The whole time I swore everyone was staring at me as I crunched down on the noisy chips! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lunch was catered today by Roly Poly!


I had two of the Monster Veggie mini wraps and some of the Spa Salad.


I <3 their veggie wraps!


I grabbed 1/2 a cookie and ate it later in the afternoon.


My brain was actually mush by the time I made it home. Two nine hour days in a row of training is really draining. I enjoyed a good cry on the way home and it really helped to alleviate some of the stress. Sometimes a girl just needs a good cry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner was cooked and eaten in a big rush since I had to drop Maddie off with my parents.


I microwaved a sweet potato for 5 minutes.


And made a REALLY good Mushroom & Onion Gravy with Gardien Beefless Tips that I served over lightly steamed kale.


Gravy is very easy to make. I sauteed the mushroom & onions with a bit of olive oil and lots of pepper and oregano. Then added the beefless tips and sprinkled some whole wheat flour to soak up any grease. Next, I poured in about 1/2 a cup of milk, brought to a boil, and simmered until it was thick.

The whole dish ended up being amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚


I have the BEST parents. They met me halfway, so I didn’t have to worry about driving all the way to Titusville to bring Maddie to their place.


Thank You Mom and Dad!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I told them about the long day and we agreed Frozen Yogurt was in order!


I had the Tart & Raspberry Tart swirl with lots of fruit and graham cracker crumbs.


I also picked up some cupcakes as a special treat for the family I’m crashing with in Colorado Springs this weekend. My cousin has three little girls – I hope they love cupcakes!! ๐Ÿ™‚


The owner from Sweet! was actually on the new Food Network show, Cupcake Wars, the other week and WON! I’ve been a fan of Sweet! since she opened 3 or 4 years ago. It was nice to see the little shop get a little national recognition. ๐Ÿ™‚

I spent way too much of my evening playing with the new computer. It’s now way past my bedtime and I’ve got an early morning.

Good Night!!!

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