Monday, January 03, 2011


Remember how this fall I was redefining Mondays?  I'm going to make a conscious effort to do that today. In fact, I'm looking at today like a big-fatty-fat-fat opportunity.  It's a new Monday, a new week, a new year, a new semester at school.  It's a fresh chance to be successful, to make healthier choices, to do a better job, to enjoy the moment more.

On second thought, this photo just might be HORRIFYING.
Sorry 'bout that, friends.  
I spent ALL DAY yesterday being awesome wearing jammies prepping for the week.  I was at one with my inner Martha.  Made some serious bread, soaked some beans for tonight's dinner and thawed some rib tips, spatchcocked/ brined/ roasted a whole chicken, washed and chopped veggies and put them to bed in their cute little tupperware beds, made a rice-cooker full of (duh) rice, baked cookies for the munchkies, hard-boiled some eggs, and cooked a pot of oatmeal for the week.  A-men.  I feel so good with all those options in the fridge.  It's like I stockpiled for the winter, only by "winter" I mean the next five days.  Like having money in the bank, my friends.

Confession: doing all this means I didn't do a lick of other housework.  My Christmas tree is still up.  However, I'm sure if I go back a year in me posts (yarr), I'll find a similar confession with the same admission that I like Christmas anyway so I won't mind enjoying the warm glow of my tree for another day week or so.

The eponymous changes mentioned are blog changes.  I'm working on a slight redesign lately with Annemarie of Brunch at Saks, and while that's in the works I'm trying to divorce myself from how this blog has looked for a long time.  It was okay, but I am ready for a change.  So if you notice anything out of place, bear with me.  In the meantime I've been updating some tidbits that I'd been ignoring and playing around with different templates.  Don't mind me.

I thought it worth mentioning that last night I updated and streamlined my "Regular Reads" list and moved them to my sidebar.  Be sure to check it out (scroll down), because I added some of the blogs that I read obsessively.  In fact, I was shocked that some of them weren't on my original list.  I've been a little lazy.

So here's to the Mother of All Mondays.  May she be kind to you and to me.


  1. I'm in the process of figuring out what I want for my redesign too! It's going up at the end of January and I have no idea other than I think I want the color scheme to stay the same. Deciding on images that convey being awesome = very difficult!

  2. @Hutchypoo--I definitely think there are hamburgers involved in awesome. :)