Monday, October 29, 2012
Swiss bliss, grilled cheese and new toys
Didn't I say I wanted to relax this weekend? Apparently I lied to myself.
Friday was a good day when our annual holiday goodness arrived...
Every year when I was a kid, we'd get The Swiss Colony catalog and that was the signal that the holidays were on their way and it would ignite my inner squee. (Like I need any help in that department) I always wanted a Chris Mouse chocolate thingy, maybe one year I'll actually get one for myself. He's just so dang cute! One year we ordered their butter toffee and fell head over heels in love with it. I mean I'm not a big toffee person but this stuff is the shiznit. I also ordered these gingerbread petit fours and then they send you free truffles and mini petit fours. So the truffles will go to work with the Mr, the gingers are in the freezer along with the other petit fours for any surprise visits by people. (Though people know by now NOT to swing by unannounced. I have a reputation for making people wait outside. It happened once. But it's not a bad rep to have to deter people!) We dug into a few pieces of toffee Saturday and it's yummy. Time to put it in the back of the fridge and forget about it until next high cal day.
I got the itch to go window shopping at this mall that's not too far away. If you'd told me I would've spent all day there walking until my hips and feet hurt, I wouldn't have believed you. It was nice, we got an ornament, picked out a down comforter my friend is going to pick up with her discount, walked all over the place and basically determined that it won't be prime shopping season for about 2 weeks when all of the Halloween stuff is purged and it's a full on Christmas explosion. At that point it'll be hard to keep me from rolling on Christmas things on the floor with a big smile on my face and security escorting me out. I already grabbed this pillow from Pottery Barn and jingled it until it looked weird to the store associates.
|I don't know why this doesn't show the jingle bells at the corners but they were there in the store.|
That would be Campbell's Healthy Request Tomato Soup with some reduced sodium oyster crappers (as my great grandpa used to call them) and a grilled cheese panini. (A slice of Light Jarlsburg Swiss and a slice of TJ's Lacey Marbled Colby Jack on TJ's Asiago Peppercorn bread.) It was heaven with a side of TJ's spiced apple cider. The perfect Fall meal even if a little heavy on the sodium. I cut back where I could and enjoyed every bite.
We did a kick ass workout last night consisting of 30 minutes of Turbo Fire's HIIT 25 and 30 minutes on the Total Trainer. I was pretty bummed out to find after 4 years one of the rails on my trainer is rusting. :-( I don't know how or why since it is in a basement but it's not humid or anything. So we'll have to contact Bayou Fitness and see if anything can be done about it.
I ordered a new point and shoot camera last night. It was $50 off. I won't tell you which one just yet in case it sucks. HA! But it gets awesome reviews and I'm looking forward to testing it out. The idea of having the same power as a big ol' DSLR in a P&S with good HD video too is worth the money for this cheapskate if it works out well.
What did you do this weekend?
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