Mental Health Break

My Friday is flyin’ by! I’m checking things off the to-do list, left and right. It’s a good thing I’ve had such a productive morning because I’m leaving work a little early today for a “mental health break.”

At my work, certain milestones or projects are rewarded with random prizes ranging from a $5 foot long sub from Subway to a half-day of work and more.

One of my coworkers won a “mental health break” for meeting a goal. The “mental health break” is a prize that allows the winner to select another coworker to take to see a movie in the middle of the work day.

I was lucky to be selected and we’re leaving work around 3 p.m. to see a movie. I don’t know what movie we’re going to see yet, so I’ll keep you posted.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

The last movie I saw in the theater was Sherlock Holmes. I thought it was a goodie!


Lunch today was a repeat from Wednesday.

Pasta Bowl

Friday's Lunch

I just can’t get enough pasta in my life, I guess!

2010 is Here!

In honor of 2010, here are 10 things I’m excited about in the upcoming year (in chronological order):

  • My friend Ashley’s wedding
  • Going to see Wicked
  • Blog redesign
  • Possibly running another half marathon (haven’t fully committed yet 😉 )
  • Moving out of our apartment into a bigger place (most likely) 
  • Completing Invisalign
  • Food and cake tastings for our wedding
  • My bachelorette party in Chicago
  • Our wedding
  • Our honeymoon

Yay for 2010!

Ryan and I brought in the New Year extreme-relaxation style.

Before dinner we headed to the movies to see Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

Ryan and I both really liked the movie (I think I actually liked it a little more than him) and were glad we went to see it. Jude Law pulls off a moustache surprisingly well. 😉

After the movie we walked around a bit trying to decide where we wanted to eat, but nothing was calling to us. We decided to come back home to enjoy leftover Tuscan bean soup (for Ryan) and lavash pizza (for me).

Lavash Pizza

I made my pizza using Joseph’s lavash bread which I crisped in the oven a bit before topping it with tomato basil sauce, spinach, portobello mushrooms, sliced plum tomatoes and cheese.

Pizza, Pizza

...And Again

I gobbled up the whole thing. Yum.

After dinner we hung out for a bit before deciding ice cream was needed. We took Sadie along for a quick trip to get Ryan a cookies ‘n’ cream milkshake and me a soft serve cone. We ended up sharing both and they were delicious. (I apologize for the lack of picture. I know ice cream is worth its own pic, believe me.)

We rung in 2010 in our apartment, celebrating with our own little family. After reading your comments on my Lame-O! post from yesterday, I realize my blog readers are pretty fantastic. I’m glad so many of us love quality nights at home! 😀  It feels pretty darn good not to wake up hungover today, huh?


Today I woke up and made a quick breakfast of Flax-Z-Snax butter pecan hot cereal with half of a scoop of All the Whey cinnamon protein powder and two big scoops of pumpkin.


I’m digesting a bit before heading off to the gym for some light cardio before taking a BodyPump class at 9:30 a.m.

Ryan and I have plans to head out to finish up some Christmas exchanges/returns afterward. I’m looking forward to checkin’ some things off my “to do” list today.

Happy New Year!!!