My coffee this morning was insanely delicious…I am officially addicted to this Godiva stuff!

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I also had a really great yogurt mess while making some phone calls to the east coast. Three years later and the time difference still throws me off!

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I cleaned for a bit in an attempt to have a productive morning! My kitchen was fairly spotless but now it’s a mess again of course. Making lunch at home on a Monday made me SO HAPPY. It’s so much easier to eat a delicious and healthy meal when I have time to COOK one. Usually I am scrambling around in the morning to pull something together, so it was awesome to take my time and make exactly what I was craving. I had lemon pepper seasoned chicken, broccoli, and half a baked acorn squash that I salted and then stuffed with baked cinnapple cubes.Β  The salty/sweet combo was OFF THE HOOK!

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After lunch, Julia and I took Kate the Dog for a long walk down by the beach. We parked in Santa Monica and walked down and through Venice Beach. The crowds were out in full force! It was an amazingly gorgeous day.

Getting a big slobbery kate kiss

Getting a big slobbery kate kiss

The two kates

The two kates

Shutters on the Beach

Shutters on the Beach

Coffee Bean for energy!

Coffee Bean for energy!

Mural

Mural

Shops

Shops

Beach

Beach

Bike path

Bike path

We walked for over three hours and my legs were total JELL-O by then! Getting into the car was heavenly. Julia blasted girly music and we sang along at the top of our voices. It was one of those afternoons πŸ™‚

I was so hungry when I got home! Katie Jo came over and I made quick & easy killer sandwiches. The woman baking bread at Whole Foods suggested a rosemary garlic baguette, which I topped with portobello mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and a sprinkle of light mozzarella cheese.Β  I’ve been planning to make these portobello sandwiches all week and they definitely didn’t disappoint! Half a piece of corn on the cob made the perfect side.

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Plus dessert πŸ™‚

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Having a three day weekend was awesome! I’m thinking we might need to institute a national 4-day work week, no?!? I will just work harder those days, promise!!

Three Things for Monday

  1. Made a Coldstone stop with Julia but didn’t order anything. I didn’t even take a bite of hers! My willpower is making an impressive showing this weekend πŸ™‚
  2. Took a 3 hour walk
  3. Remembered I used real hearty-style bread to make my sandwich so I skipped the usual “insert carb here” dinner side

Right now I am munching on a little bowl of watermelon and wondering why I’m going to bed so late again! My boss is in Europe this week so work should be a little low-key. The new girl starts tomorrow though!! Our team is so small — I really hope she is cool and fits in with the awesome vibe we’ve got going on now. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!!

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