Sunday, September 27, 2009

Paint + Date

Hey guys!  Sorry for this fly-by post;  I have lots to get done to put Humpty Dumpty the kitchen back together again!

The husband and I sent the daughters off to my parents for an overnight stay so that we could paint without interruption.  It was a work day for sure!  We started bright and early and didn’t finish up until nearly 6:00 p.m.  I made sure to start off with a yummy breakfast.  My Mom gave me some of her homemade fig jam made from the fresh figs in her garden and I was looking forward to trying it out…

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I spread some on 2 slices of toasted Trader Joe’s Organic Spelt Bread with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light Cheese.  It was delicious!
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The husband painted away in the kitchen, while I taped and painted trim/doors in various parts of the house.  Time flew by!  Before we knew it, our stomach were screaming for food.  I decided to just make a quick wrap with turkey, avocado and baby spinach on a Joseph’s Lavash Bread .  I knew the wrap needed some condiment, so I dug around the fridge (which was in the middle of my kitchen!) and found some of this …

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That made it!  It was a yummy addition.  I rounded out the lunch with some POPchips crumbs and a juicy pear…

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Then, it was back to the grind.  The husband finished off the kitchen and I finished off the last of my downstairs trim and cleaned up our painting supplies while hobbling around.  Back breaking work, but well worth the effort!  We finally decided it was quittin’ time, showered and headed out for a little dinner date to a local sports bar.

We celebrated our hard work with a nice, cold one…

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Then ordered a couple appetizers…

Sweet Potato Chips with Horseradish Sauce …

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Fried Mozzarella Moons…

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My plate ( sorry about the dark pics, they really dimmed the lighting at this point)…

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We also ordered dinner.  I went with the Lemon Pepper Salmon Salad with citrus vinagrette.  It was delish and I ate most of it.  I was really craving some greens!

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And the husband ordered a GINORMOUS burger with steak fries and a side Iceberg Wedge salad smothered in bacon and ranch dressing…

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Heart attacks on plates.  He’s a hopeless cause!  More frustrating, he’ll probably wake up and have lost 2 lbs.!!!

We headed home and plopped in bed for a good night’s rest.  Got much more to do before the daughters get home, but we’re close.  Here’s a sneak peek…

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Hope you had a great day!

ONE GOOD THING:  I didn’t go crazy with appetizers at the restaurant and ordered a healthy dinner  =)

20 comments:

Graze With Me said...

My husband is the same way. I've actually had to talk him out of ordering a deep fried, cheese stuffed burger once. I just couldn't bear to watch him eat it!!

Love the paint color. We've lived in our house for 4 years now and I've only painted 2 walls...the rest are still white. :( No motivation.

Jenn said...

Oooo, that paint color is gorgeous!!! Good for you with the apps - they are always my downfall.

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

Ohhhh, your paint color looks very similar to our kitchen paint color. It was here when we moved in and we LOVE it. (I just wish I knew what it was because it's going to need touching up soon!!)

Amy said...

Color looks AMAZING!

If we move to the new place, I'm hoping for a kitchen a similar color!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Love the color !!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Love the color !

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Love the color !

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you guys got a date in after all the hard work!

Love the sneak peak; looks wonderful! :)

lk - healthy delicious said...

yum!!!! the comment about Dh likely losing 2 pounds made me laugh - why is it that men can do that?! grrr

Sunny said...

that paint color looks beautiful!! sounds like you guys deserved a fun date night out after all your hard work!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Great job on the painting Marisa. I want to do that to my place soon. Fig jam sounds delicious too.

THE ACTORS DIET said...

amazing how time flies when you paint, huh? homemade fig jam - i'm so jealous!!!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Beautiful paint color. I have a good friend whose kitchen is exactly that color. It is so warm and inviting.

Angie All The Way said...

WOOT! Down TWO POUNDS!!

Love the colour! (and sweet potato chips :-D)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

It is so nice when you can work in peace with out kids!

Great job, I love the color, it looks great!

Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance said...

Don't you just love Sweet Potatoes Fries.......YUMMY!!! =) Laura

http://findingahealthybalance.wordpress.com/

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

Spelt bread rocks! Keep up the good work and know that it IS easy to lose weight and stay in shape! Mindset Baby!!!

theskinnyplate said...

The color is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lori said...

Sounds like a wonderful date, Marisa. :)

Anna said...

Those sweet potato chips look AMAAZING! I love s.p. fries, it's genius to make them into chips. Painting is also exciting :)