Update While Unplugged

Happy Cyber Monday! I’m back on the computer after a much needed 3 days unplugged. After finishing my Thanksgiving posts, I closed my computer for the rest of the weekend so I could fully enjoy the end of my mini vacay.  A brief update…

Friday: Headed to a fancy-schmancy dinner party/deb ball with the fam.

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Where we ate some awesome food, drank a good bit of vino, and got jiggy with the band.

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Saturday: My mom and I cleaned and cooked all day.  We had to get ready for friends that were coming over to watch the USC/Clemson game.  A surprisingly good way to cure a massive hangover – ended up with an impressive spread considering the circumstances.  I’ll have to share some recipes later, but my favorite things were the Texas Caviar (which looks disgusting in this picture)

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and the Lee’s Chicken Fingers with homemade honey mustard.

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I also loved mom’s creative centerpiece on our dining room table…

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Good thing USC won, because everyone was in a really good mood all night.

Sunday: I slept in, started our online registry, went to see Breaking Dawn (which was so cheesy, but so good), spent time with John, and watched A LOT of TV.  I didn’t even bust out the computer or camera all day.

And now it’s Cyber Monday!

I haven’t purchased anything yet because I’ve been busy at work, but I hope to get some good deals on Christmas presents when I get home tonight.  I also hope someone has taken advantage of the good deals on Nikon D3100s….  :)

As for breakfast this morning, I made some pretty good pancakes

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that kept me full until lunch. I made a quick salad with leftover grilled chicken, avocado, and black bean chipotle salsa while writing this post.

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It was delicious and nutritious!  And now my lunch break is ova…sad.

By the way, if you haven’t noticed I’ve jumped off the workout train for the past 2 weeks.  I’m getting back on track starting this evening with a good ole’ fashioned step class at the Y.

Tootles!