December Already?


Hi. I’m Molly. This is my blog and I’ve been away for a while. I’m sorry about that. But I’m back now. And I have a lot I want to share.

First of all, let’s talk about my Thanksgiving meal, shall we?

Let's get this party started! #thanksgiving

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I realize it’d be helpful to see a picture of what I ate, but 1. I didn’t take a picture of my plate (BAD BLOGGER) and 2. I’m sure you’ve seen enough on your other favorite blogs that seeing mine won’t tell you much…

My sweet potato casserole is ready for #thanksgiving

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… Other than my love of marshmallows knows no bounds….

Carole's infamous veggie basket. #thanksgiving

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… and my mom makes a kick-ass veggie basket to go with all that wine we drink.

My mom and I have thanksgiving with family friends, as we do every year since we stopped driving to Pittsburgh (sometime in the late 1990s). These family friends are basically actual family and it’s the highlight of my year to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter drinking celebrating with them.

Our meal had the traditional stalwarts, but it also had some sort of curried fruit dish (served hot), Asian-inspired snow peas (with chestnuts, bacon, and something else?), and ratatouille. So you know… different. But gooooood. So goood.

And then I went to work the day after FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN MY WORKING LIFE. Turns out, it’s not so bad. Basically no one is at work that day, so it’s a good day to catch-up and get shit done.

So last week, in order to counter the calorie-intense gluttony of the previous week, I implemented SALAD A DAY. That means… well, what it says. I challenged myself to eat a salad a day, a BIG salad a day, to remind my body that eating clean is much better feeling than any other kind of eating… for me, at least.

I made two salads, inspired copied from Sweetgreen salads. October’s salad is composed of kale and mixed greens topped with apple, candied pecans, white cheddar, chopped basil, and a balsamic vinaigrette. I also added turkey because, you know, leftovers:

october 2012 homemade sweetgreen salad

November’s Sweetgreen salad is composed of mesclun, crispy kale, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, roasted agave turkey, and cranberry vinaigrette:

november sweetgreen homemade salad

They were both OMG delicious and I look forward to continue to eat them this week. One of my new coworkers (I just started a new job about three weeks ago) commented on how delicious my salads always look. Thanks lady! I just hope I have enough turkey to last me all week. (I just checked. I don’t. Now I have to grill some chicken to make sure that I have enough to get my protein on this week. Great.)

What else do you need to know?

I finally organized my piles and piles of girl stuff that was spread out all over my house. It went from looking like this:

girly-stuff organization

… to looking like this:

Things that make me happy.

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For a girl that rarely wears make-up, I have a surprising stockpile of eye make-up remover.

I also cheered a friend on to go sub-four in his third marathon…

Sub-4 Marathon Man

… and FINALLY got inspired to run my fourth half marathon next week.


Oh, and I decorated a mini-tree for my office:

And now you know what I’ve been up to. THE END.

Oh wait! Can we talk about how I’m absolutely DYING to see Les Misérables and I’m literally counting down the days until I can see it sixteen times in a row starting Christmas Day? Great. Let’s talk about that. Tomorrow, maybe? Definitely this week. I don’t want you to be too spoiled by daily blog posts.

P.S. I’m watching the CBS Sunday Morning News from earlier this morning as I type this, and in a segment about “Assholes,” they mentioned that there’s a little bit of “a-wordishness” in all of us. One person said, “The internet is like the promised land for a-words.” I’LL TAKE IT! (<– They also said if you’re fine with the word and label then you probably are one. Okie dokie.)


4 thoughts on “December Already?

  1. LOCKED AND LOADED IN MY CALENDAR!!!! BTW, listening to the original cast recording as I type…”At the end of the day she’ll be nothing but trouble…” (could have been about either one of the three of us movie-goers!)

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