JavaMochacinoLicious

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First off, I’d really like to know how the heck I’m supposed to become a world champion scrabble player when my letters look like THIS:

I mean, COME ON! Really?

Needless to say, I lost that game last night. I’ll get you next time, Gadget.

Moving right along, I’d like to play a little guessing game. Which one of you incredibly intelligent readers can guess what my new job is?

Hints:

  • I make javamochacinoliciousdinosaurouses with my own two hands.
  • My co-workers make me awesome salads to take home and stuff my face with after my shift ends…for free

Look at that beaut! I’m not even sure what’s in it. I said, hey co-worker-make me a salad with tons of veggies and nuts and leave out the meat. And, she did, and it was fabulous. The end.

Has anyone guessed yet? Be the first to guess correctly in the comment section and I’ll send ya a cool little prize. (This guessing contest is off-limits to those of you who already know). I will not reveal the actual name of my place of work. That’s off limits to all you creepers out there, but I will reveal what I’ve been doing to make some extra rent and veggie-buying money.

Today was a rest day from working out. Here’s a tip: when your legs are so sore you have trouble getting out of bed, a serious rest day is in order. Even though I was on my feet all day at work, I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready (I’m on a ROLL-haha, not funny, Rebecca) for my blogger meet-up workout with Jen tomorrow. Can’t wait! We’re going to a Body Pump class.

Breakfast this morning was HTP-inspired.

I whipped up Caitlin’s Ultimate Grilled Banana Sandwich.

I added grilled peaches to the mix. Oh my yum. I should have kissed this sandwich before I ate it. It was so decadent and melty. Definitely a great way to start my Monday.

After a few hours of lounging and reading blogs, I got hungry for a snack.

Amazing Grass to the rescue!

Check out that ingredient list! Ah-mazing! I made a quick smoothie which contained:

  • 2/3 of a frozen banana
  • Amazing Grass Kidz SuperFood
  • Tsp PB
  • 1/8 cup oats
  • Peach slices
  • 2/3 cup vanilla almond milk

Lunch was leftover mac&peas

And a StrawberryRomaineBlueberryTomatoKooloo Salad (Don’t as why I typed it like that-no clue)

On a date:

My salad was drizzled with Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing, and my mac&peas were doused in Frank’s Red Hot. Nice balance, I’d say.

Anyway, I’m off to engross myself in google reader and twitter bliss. Catch ya later blogfaces!

Aside from playing my little guessing game in the comment section, tell me what your favorite board game is.

Have an awesome Tuesday! <3

PS: MY POWER JUST WENT OUT and then CAME BACK ON AGAIN. Aliens? Dinosaurs? Ahh! Save me, blog friends!

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It's The Watermelon's Fault

Dear Body Pump,

Thank you for killing my legs and making it so I couldn’t walk when I woke up this morning. I love you. I hate you. I’ll see you again sometime this week.

Love,

Rebecca

I haven’t been this sore in a while. This may sound weird but I love it! I love feeling a workout the next day.

Anyway, this post is going to be loaded with pictures because as I mentioned last night, my mom and I threw a baby shower for a close family friend today.

Blogland, meet Dana. Isn’t she beautiful!? She’s due in two weeks!! I have known Dana for a realllly LONG time. She and my oldest brother, Adam, used to date, and she babysat me when I was little. She’s like my sister. Even though she and my brother are no longer together, she and my family are still very close. My parents treat her like a second daughter. Since no one was planning a baby shower for her, my mom and I took it upon ourselves to plan one for her.

Let’s rewind a bit. I rolled out of bed this morning at 5:00. I’m not used to sleeping at my parents’ house in my old bed. I took advantage of the early morning quiet and caught up on my google reader. Oh, how I’ve missed reading blogs!

Breakfast came in two parts:

Part one included blueberries and a banana.

Part two included a not-so-pretty bowl of shredded wheat and more blueberries.

Plus life coffee…

In a Pepe’s Pizzeria mug. I know you’ve seen Pepe’s on the show Pizza Paradise on the Travel Channel. Haven’t you? Go there. You won’t be disappointed.

After breakfast, I headed out on baby shower errands AKA buying balloons and printing out baby shower games. When I got home, I inhaled a gigantic hunk of watermelon.

At 2 p.m. guests started to arrive. Check out the appetizer spread:

Chips, Homemade Guac, and Newman's Own Mango Salsa
Fruiiiittttt
Cheese

Not going to lie- I ate my weight in fruit, chips, and guac. I had a couple pieces of cheese but wasn’t really feeling it. Today was all about the fruit.

Just look at this huge fruit bowl my mom made to go with lunch:

Watermelon, Blueberries, and Honey Dew

My mom ordered sandwiches from a local deli.

My plate:

She ordered a veggie sub just for me! It was stuffed with roasted eggplant, red pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce and mushrooms. I had pasta salad and more fruit on the side. Yum!

Dana’s husband, Don, stuck around for the shower. Dana thought it was silly for him to leave since it’s his baby, too.  Don was a good sport and played baby bingo with us. I think he actually enjoyed it.

Next, Dana and Don opened their presents:

And then it was time for CAKE!

Don’s mom got a beautiful blueberry-filled cake.

That’s right- I said BLUEBERRY-FILLED. *Dies*

So delicious.

Confession: I ate more watermelon after I ate this slice of cake. I couldn’t control myself. It’s the melon’s fault.

The baby shower wrapped up at around 6:00, but the day wasn’t over just yet.

My parents and I had plans tonight to take my little cousins out to dinner. They are here  from Florida visiting their grandparents.

Aren’t they cute?  Danny, Jared, and Brandon used to live in NY but moved to Florida around seven years ago. I only see them once every few years. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown since the last time I saw them!

We went to Woody’s All Natural for dinner.

Woody’s All Natural  “supports the Hudson Valley agricultural economy” by “sourcing its ingredients from local area farms.” Read more about the restaurant here. I reviewed Woody’s burgers once before I was a vegetarian.

I know what you’re thinking. A burger joint?? But you’re a vegetarian!!

That’s why I was happy to see this on the menu:

Sunshine Burger! Score! Actually, Woody’s had a handful of great vegetarian options. I could have ordered a grilled veggie or falafel wrap.  I was in the mood for a “burger” though.

My veggie burger was served with lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a whole wheat bun.  Delicious, as always.

We ordered fries and onion hay for the table.

I stole a few fries. I didn’t get a picture of them but they were awesome! They were fresh and not greasy at all. They tasted like they were just sliced from a potato.

I drank a New Leaf Unsweetened Black Tea with dinner.

Now I’m home and ready for bed. I had a great day! Tomorrow I’m going to a father’s day BBQ at my brother’s house with my parents, then heading back to Albany.

How did you spend your Saturday?

Have a great Sunday!

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