No Gloom Around These Parts

Today is Tuesday (Tuesday!) and my week is going pretty okay. Usually I’m pretty unhappy around these parts after a nice relaxing weekend and focused solely on counting down days until the weekend. But so far? Not too shabby.

Instead of this:

I’ve managed to keep it pretty even-keeled.

A quick aside – how uh-mazing has Real Housewives of New York been this season? I mentioned this the other day on facebook, but it’s worth re-stating – since when did Kelly become the voice of reason???

Anyway, I suppose the month of June has been quite lovely. I have a friend from law school in town tonight and have dinner plans to meet up (Daaaaaaaaaan!) and work has been pretty drama free. Bonus! I’ve also managed to get rid of 2 garbage bags of clothes to be donated. I’m feeling clutter free and fancy free 🙂

Plus, this weekend I managed to spend some time at the beach (despite some major June gloom) and look what we chanced upon!


Mussels! Alas, we did not take them home. But still…. kind of cool.

Also, I have discovered the most simple, easy, satisfying, 5-minute lunch EVAH. (Could I squeeze more adjectives in that sentence?)



Regular garden salad with cottage cheese. Delicious fix of veggies + protein in a cheap and fast fashion. (This took me 5 minutes to throw together in the morning. Please don’t tell me you don’t have time to pack a lunch in the morning) You should try this.

Tomorrow is Hump Day! Or as I like to refer to it – Wine Wednesday! Happy trails 🙂

How’s your week going?

Please don’t be intimidated by my exciting life…

Work Field Trip

I’m currently in the middle of a long day of meetings. But you’ll only find me smiling because 1) it’s at the Grand Manchester Hyatt downtown (swanky!) and 2) I’m away from my desk.

So this week, after a few weeks of too much pizza and beer, I have been trying to eat more nutritious and healthy eats. So I’m giving myself a pat on the back and applauding my self control on not setting up camp at the pastry table (so so tempting) and sticking to a nice grilled chicken salad….and chips and guac. And ceviche. And a mini black bean empanada. Okay… So I could’ve done better. But hey- there’s always tomorrow 😉

(salad not pictured)

Now back to my meeting…