Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Mix Tape - tight jeans edition

My jeans are a little tight this morning and I'm not going to ignore that even though they just came out of the dryer. I'm blaming it on the amount of food and drink I consumed this weekend.

Saturday night I made paella for the first time and I have to say it turned out amazing. It would have been easier with a bigger stove and a range hood that could handle the steam but it was really fun to make. I ate A LOT of it. I took a picture but forgot my camera cord so I will try to post it tomorrow.

Yesterday I put my mad sewing skillz to the test to help my sister with her Halloween costume. She participates in a haunted house for charity every year and is going to be in a creepy doll scene. We're sewing her a doll dress that will eventually be tea stained to look old. I haven't sewn with a pattern in years and it was a challenge at first but it all came flooding back. My mother taught me how to sew probably as early as 8 years old. I enjoyed every minute of it yesterday and need to think of some more sewing projects as it's a great distraction from food!

That afternoon, I had dogs all over me. There is nothing better. There were incredibly tiny ones and incredibly huge ones. Some were in costumes and it was hilarious. What a feel good fun day all around. Partially brought on by 2 shots of tequila and 2 beers. What can I say, I've been doing people so many favors lately, everyone is buying me drinks. I can honestly say though that I've been doing a great job of not drinking unless there is a reason. Sometimes I go 2 weeks without a drop so I allow myself an occasional party day.

That was kind of a boring mix-tape this Monday! It's going to be a busy week but now that I'm working out in the mornings, I feel like I get more accomplished throughout the day. I have (a little) more energy and more time with less guilt after work. Looking forward to Friday already though!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. It is too funny that your last sentence was "Looking forward to Friday"...this morning someone asked how I was, and I said, well, we're on our way to Friday anyway.

    Paella sounds amazing...I hope you do post the picture. I've never made that.

    What was the occasion where you had dogs all over you? I'm with you...nothing better than dogs in our midst. Dogs are my favorite people.

    I bet your jeans will be looser tomorrow. My weekend eating is always a mixed bag and Mondays are the day to pay the piper and get back on track.

  2. Paella is one of my favorites!! Takes time, but it is sooooo worth the effort.

  3. I have an auntie who says that the reason women gain weight in the winter is that they switch from their jeans to their sweats. Jeans are telling aren't they? It sounds like you had a nice weekend though and I'd bet you'll be right back on track today. Add me to the "looking forward to Friday" list!

  4. Sounds like it was a great weekend! Glad you enjoy sewing so much - both my mom and grandmother were avid sewers and taught me, but I both sucked at it and hated it, much to their dismay!

  5. sounds like a super fun weekend.

    Have fun sewing. Wish I was there to be a part of that...sounds like fun

  6. Oooooohh...I LOVE paella...does your version have chicken and shrimp in it???

    My mom bought me a sewing machine many, many years ago as a Christmas gift. The only thing I ever used it for was to make some patchwork quilt tops, because I had no idea what I was doing and didn't have to follow a pattern, lol.

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