I’ve discovered another phenomenon since Hannah has moved out.  Um, turns out all the pretty body washes like these:

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were purchased and taken with her.  I no longer smell like mango melon or very vanilla.  Now I smell like Nivea for men and Irish spring soap.  No offense Tony, it smells good on you!  Hannah painted my nails on Mother’s Day – I had to go out and buy nail polish remover, an emery board and cotton balls.  Upon further review it looks like I am left with one bottle of face lotion and eye makeup remover.

It got me thinking that I am pretty sure I’ve “borrowed” girly stuff my whole life.  I am sure my sister bought that stuff when we were growing up.  When I moved back in with my parents after Hannah was born, I often just used the stuff on my Mom’s vanity desk.  And then Hannah started buying the stuff!  Note to self:  buy good smelling soap – stat! Open-mouthed smile

Tony and I had a great weekend.  Saturday night Tony made me mussels with chorizo – even at The Fresh Market mussels were only $2.99 a pound!

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Cherries were also $1.99 a pound, so I made a batch of grilled cherry salsa.  Not as good as when I make it with Rainier cherries, but still delicious.  This time I grilled them on a wire rack and didn’t lose one!

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While at the Fresh Market on Saturday, Tony picked up a package of all beef hot dogs.  Holy shizz these were delicious.  Thankfully I woke up too late to have breakfast so I could enjoy this dog!  I chopped up cherry peppers for the topping.

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I had a work dinner to go to last night.  Rosebud in Schaumburg took great care of us last night.  The food was stellar, the service was terrific.   I stole these pictures from the internet, it was really dark and my pictures didn’t do the food any justice.

We had appetizers in the bar area:  fried ravioli with a vodka sauce, arranchini balls and bruschetta.

fried ravioli



I was literally full before we even sat down to dinner!  But I ordered Grandma’s Gravy which was a meat sauce with big chunks of beef and pork with wagon wheel pasta and fresh ricotta cheese.

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I ate only about four or five bites, I was so full.  When I got home, I decided to weigh the remaining food – guess what?  I had 1 pound 9 ounces of food left!  The portion sizes are insane.

Tony and I split the coconut cake which upon one look I deemed insulin worthy!

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It was light, not overly sweet.  We managed to eat half of it and smartly decided not to bring the rest of it home.

So it’s no big surprise that with a big dinner and not a lot of water drinking, I am up this week.  But only up .4 from last week, so I will count that as maintaining!

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My mantra this week?

Work harder.


What was the highlight of your weekend?