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Taste of Downtown Winner

Congratulations to Faye, as the winner of my (apparently great odds of winning) giveaway, 2 tickets to the 2013 Taste of Downtown event are on their way!

I like the hashtag suggestions for the event – I think I’ll be tweeting under #TDSD (taste of downtown SD) for where we’re stopping and what’s worth tasting (or skipping). I’d love to know if you’ll be there! And, if you come across something tasty, especially dessert, let me know!

Taking a Siesta


Don’t get me wrong – I’m still out there eating and exploring and enjoying all that San Diego has to offer. I’ve been cooking and pinning and creating delicious meals out of only the pantry and freezer. We went to Disneyland and Cars Land and ate food served in cute little cones and walked until we pretty much broke our feet. There’s a lot going on. It’s just not making it online.

Life is just too busy and too fun to sit down at the computer and edit photos, type up pages of words, and fiddle with links. I guess you could say I’ve gotten a bit bored. I’m not about page hits or tags or site views – I just wanted a place to lay out my thoughts and grumbles. Along the way, I got to meet a lot of awesome people and have a lot of fun. I’m still having fun (sometimes with those awesome people!), I’m just not writing about it here. I do hope to drop in now and then when there’s something I absolutely have to say. Eventually, I hope to come back to more regular posting. In the meantime, just know I’m being well-fed.

ps – Toby became my best buddy and shadow, but we finally did take him back home. If only he wasn’t such a barker! I miss his cuddles, but I don’t miss all the blanket-hogging he did.

Happy Holidays!

Hey – did you think I fell off the face of the earth? I kind of feel like I did. It’s been too tiring to decide whether something is “blog-worthy” or not or if I care enough about something to spend time editing photos and then writing about it. Sorry about that. I’m a terrible blogger, what can I say?

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Happy Birthday, husband of mine!

Happy birthday, babe!

Thanks for taking me to great places, like the smallest park in the world (see above photo), as well as spending lots of well-deserved weekend couch time on our butts.  Sometimes watching movies that turn out to be total chick flicks.

Thanks for making sure we eat lunch on lazy weekends, even when lunch turns out to be mac ‘n cheese from a blue box or reheated leftover crab cakes.  It’s still better than what I would have ended up hunting down when I finally decided I was starving and a bag of bbq potato chips sounds like a balanced meal.

You did not do a great job of slowing time down, since we are apparently just a few months away from our first anniversary as a married couple.  I guess time does fly when you’re having fun, and we certainly seem to have a lot of fun in our lives.

You’ve been amazingly patient and willing as I spontaneously took on Project Doggy Boot Camp, dog-knapping Maya and logging at least 4 walks a week as we explore the streets of Poway.

You’re an amazing man and I’m happy to mark all these milestones in our lives along the way.  Without you, I’d just be a crazy gal with too many dogs, cats, and chickens.  I’d probably be hungry and cold, too, since I have the worst judgement determining whether or not to take a jacket with me.  I love you bunches and I hope the weather gives you a clear, sunny day for your birthday. Something perfect for a motorcycle ride, perhaps.

This is how I feel

Lately, I feel like I just want to take cat naps all day long.  It doesn’t help that it’s so dark after work and chilly and I’m faced with lazy dogs and soft, snuggly cats.

This week is going to be a week of sponsored posts.  They’ve been lining up in the drafts folder and I need to get them posted.  I apologize for not mixing it up for your reading pleasure, but it is what it is.   The good news is I’ve found some tasty things worth sharing.

We’ve also been trying to save some money by eating at home more often.  It’s so easy to go out for dinner (especially on the weekends) and it’s even easier to to see how all those little meals add up to hundreds of dollars at the end of the month.  How crazy is that?  So, I’ve been taking stock of the freezer inventory and planning our meals out for the week (at least the main protein component) and that’s been helping.

What have you all been up to?  Go anywhere tasty for Beer Week?  We stopped by Tiger! Tiger! when they had Beachwood BBQ on tap and enjoyed some tasty snacks.  We splurged this year for the Beer Garden/Chef Celebration tickets and will go see if the price is justified.

And, of course, we’ve been spending lazy rainy days on the couch watching movies and taking cat naps.