hey guys! i’ve got a lot of thoughts swirling around in this head and lots of things i want to tell you about, so i’m going to just go with it.
first, if you know anyone from wisconsin, you probably know that it snowed here yesterday.
winter is here.
don’t get me wrong – i am a wisconsin girl to the core and i love winter, but the first snow of the year (and usually the 2nd and even 3rd) always come as a shock to the system.
a fun thing about the snow?
seeing the dogs react to it! it was jake’s first time in snow and he was pouncing around in it! and it’s been a while since capone saw any too, so he was being all silly playing in it too! 🙂
there really wasn’t very much snow at all though, so i guess i should be happy that we get to ease into it?
i always do my weekly grocery shopping on wednesdays because our supermarket doubles coupons on wednesdays! our store had an amazing deal going on this week, buy 20 luna or clif bars at $1 each and get $5 off. so 20 bars for $15!
that’s awesome in itself, but i also had a coupon to get $.50 off of a luna bar, so i used that coupon and it doubled on the offer, so i got 20 luna/clif bars for $14! that’s only $.70 per bar. not bad at all….!
i also found those clif z bars at target on sale for $3.09 per box, and i had a coupon for $1 off a box, so i got the whole box for $2.09!
now i have tons of new bars to try – i can’t wait!
i bought these wasabi seaweed snacks at trader joe’s on a whim a couple weeks ago.
i tried them yesterday, and oh my gosh! i’ve had plain seaweed snacks before, but these kick it up a notch! i will definitely be getting more.
i got this tea (on sale) a couple weeks ago and tried it yesterday, too. (the snowy weather kind of called for tea to be made….)
phew! it is strong and very bitter. i like ginger, but i’ll definitely have to add some sweetener to this in the future…
i also tried the “think o2” kind of traditional medicinals tea yesterday and i really liked that one much better! i brought some bags of it to keep at work for when i need a mental boost!
this game is already the bane of my existance.
i picked it up for brad when i was out shopping yesterday. after thanking me and giving me lots of kisses, he didn’t speak to me for the rest of the night.
no, that’s an exaggeration. but i can already tell this is going to be his new favorite thing for a while.
as i was coming in to work today, i realized how thankful i am that it’s light out in the mornings again. it is so hard for me to start my day and be ready to work when it’s still dark outside. it made me very happy!
i also found a new-to-me radio station that was playing awesome music on my drive to the bus transfer point and i was loving it! i sang along with it for my whole drive. i love when that happens.
so basically, i had a great start to my day! i hope you all did too.
p.s. my sister posted a recipe for one of our favorite pasta salads on her blog this morning. it is a major crowd pleaser – i brought it to my department holiday potluck last year and there was not a bit left even though i brought in a huge bowl! just fyi in case you’re looking for a good potluck dish. or just want to eat delicious food…! 🙂
so tell me,