Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14th, 2013 - JJ

1. That Tammy and Cameron get here today! Can't wait to see them!

2. That all the snow in the back yard has melted and that all the mud has dried up. Makes it so much nicer to take Ripley and Ben out to play!

3. Morning snuggles with Ripley and Ben. Ben is the best snuggle dog I've ever met! I'm going to be really sad when his mom gets home and takes him back!

4. For our juicer and Vitamix. I use them everyday and love how they make it so much easier to eat lots and lots of veggies.

5. That Derick and I both officially like brussel sprouts now. Together we polished off an entire plate full of them last night. Pretty impressive considering that a month ago I wouldn't go near a brussel sprout for anything! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 13th, 2013 - JJ

1. Vacation!!  It was so great to get away and play in the sunny, warm, San Diego weather over the weekend.  Wish we could've stayed longer but I am so thankful that we were able to go for a weekend!

2. That the first savory juice I made wasn't half bad. An 8th of an onion, several handfuls of spinach, some basil, tomato, carrots, and a lime. Definitely took me longer to drink than my fruit juices, but not too bad! 

3. That Tammy and Cameron will be here tomorrow!  Can't wait!

4. For today's sunshine. Definitely beats yesterday's snow!! :)

5. That we get to watch Ben this week while Jenna is away on vacation. Ripley is so excited! :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 7th - Heather

1. My research proposal draft is complete and sent off for review! I wasn't sure I was going to get it done last night, I've been dreading it so much. But I put on my big girl panties, put the cat down and got to business. Even got (some) sleep!

2. I'm going to be in DC right in the middle of Cherry Blossom season...I'm crossing my fingers for peak! It's so beautiful and one of the things I miss most about the District!

3. A basket of teas and an electric tea kettle in my office...keeping me warm and awake during the work day.

4. Sunshine! It's still cold, but the sun is beautiful...even if I felt like a mole coming out of a hole driving out of the garage this morning.

5. That with over half a foot of snow, I didn't have to shovel out my car or brush off mounds of snow...parking underground is a glorious thing when you live in a snowy state!

March 7th, 2013 - JJ

1. We get to go to San Diego tomorrow!!!!! I am so ready for sunshine and warmer weather!! :)

2. That I have made it two days without eating any sugar. I've been trying my best to quit having sugar daily and to make it a special treat but it's SO hard! I'm very proud of myself for making it two days straight.  I'm also super thankful for my vitamix which makes delicious sugar free treats like sorbets and fake ice cream (frozen bananas, cinnamon, almonds, and a little cream and water. Oh man, SO GOOD!) which are making the transition easier.

3. For Derick, who put out a little salt on the stairs last night, making them much less slippery than they could have been this morning. Would not be a good start to my day if I'd fallen down the stairs.

4. For Andy, who is the dad of one of Ripley's many dog friends. Andy drives a cab and is going to take us to the airport tomorrow morning. Makes our early flight a little less stressful!

5. For a job where I get to do my paperwork from home. It's not as easy as I would've thought, but it's definitely nice not to have to rush out the door every morning and have to fight traffic to make sure I'm on time to an office. My commute from our bedroom to the office/guest bedroom is so much nicer! :) And I like getting to wear pajamas to "the office."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6th, 2013 - JJ

1. For the discovery of my favorite juice recipe so far: 1 red beet, 1.5 carrots, and 1 green apple.  DELICIOUS! I could drink it every day!

2. That it's stopped snowing and that everyone is saying the roads aren't too bad. Horray! Hopefully that was our last snowfall of the year. I'm ready for spring, please. Anytime now! 

3. For lotion. It gets so dry here in the winter since we have to have the heat on all the time that my skin is always a mess.  I'm so thankful for lotion. I started leaving bottles of it by each sink so I remember to use some after I wash my hands and it's made a huge difference! And on that note, I'm also thankful for tinted lotions like Aveeno's Positively Radiant tinted moisturizer which I use on my face every day instead of foundation or powder, and Jergens Natural Glow tanning lotion which keeps my legs from being reflective in the winter. 

4. For the heated blanket Tammy bought me for Christmas a while back. It is the best thing ever in the winter! I use it every day.

5. For being productive and that I caught up on most of my paperwork yesterday. Just a bit more to catch up on today and tomorrow and I'll be all set to leave for San Diego on Friday morning without having to worry about work! :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 - JJ

1. That I got to talk to Jenna recently! And that I get to babysit Ben next week! I am so excited! :)

2. That I didn't have to go out in the crazy snow we got today. We all know how I feel about snow (NOT GOOD!), so it was nice to have a day to wear sweatpants all day, where my only interaction with the snow was watching Ripley play in it. She's so stinkin' cute!

3. for giving me info about the medications that my clients are on. Don't know what I would do without that website!!

4. That Derick is willing to try a juice fast with me someday soon. Not a long one, but just for a few days. I'm pretty excited about this because I don't think I could do it if he was eating real food while I was only drinking juice.

5. San Diego in 3 days! Unfortunately it's going to be in the high 50's the whole time, but that's a lot better than the high 20's, low 30's and snow that we have here. Can't wait for a vacation with my husband!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1st - Heather

1. Laughed so hard tonight that my sides hurt! I went to dinner with my mom and some of her coworkers. And we just had a great time.

2. Had a really tasty dinner...Monte Cristo Wrap.

3. A week of sweet cream scones. I finished them today and was sad to see them go.

4. Heated blankets when the overnight temp is below freezing.

5. Finding out that I'll be in DC in the middle of Cherry Blossom season!!!!