Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just Trying to Figure This Out...


How's y'alls evening? Ours has been fairly uneventful, but that's definitely something that I'm enjoying since I know we're going to hit the ground running when we get back to Colorado.

Today, we went to World Market and picked up 2 soup mixes: Lentil and White Bean! I'm so excited about these; soup is definitely a staple in my diet since it's so easy and all-inclusive:

We also picked up 2 bottles of wine, but since I couldn't find both of them, I just photographed this one:

Has anyone ever had Cupcake's wine? I've been getting more into wine lately, and am really hoping this one can turn into a fave!

For dinner we had minestrone soup:

This has turkey sausage, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Delish!

On the side we had a fruit salad with an orange, a banana, and a honeycrisp apple...Glorious!

And some shut-yo-mouth cornbread. I've been dreaming of cornbread for at least 4 weeks now, and my mom makes hers homemade. It's heaven with a sliver of butter and some honey drizzled on top. HOLY COW MY MOUTH IS WATERING. I'm so full, but if there was a chunk of hot cornbread in front of me right now, you can bet I'd still be eating it :)

After dinner Nate and I each had a beer in a glass. Why a glass you ask? Because, since Bunker was about a year old, Nate would let him lick the top of the beer bottle (he never tasted the beer, just the smell) when he was done drinking it. Now, Bunker will FREAK.OUT until he gets to lick the bottle, so we have to drink beer out of glasses no matter what now.

Nate had a Real Ale from Blanco, Texas:

And I had an Anchor Porter . I love porters and stouts, and really don't drink anything but those. Go figure; the flavor is so much better!

And then we played Scrabble. Nate and I are ruthless when we're not on the same team. Tonight was yet another textbook example of that!

But thank goodness my mom won, and we can't get mad at her because she's so adorable :)

I'm getting excited about New Year's coming up...how crazy is it that it's almost 2010? It feels like only yesterday it was turning the year 2000 and people were going crazy with anticipation about Y2K. Better be careful though, I might date myself ;)

I'm particularly excited about continuing my quest for a healthy lifestyle this year, which is something I've already started doing. I think my biggest goal this year is to continue to push my blog to the next level (whatever that might be). At some point I'd like to get this whole thing to a point where I can help reach and encourage women worldwide to live the life they deserve and want. I'm continually working on what that looks like :)

What sort of advice do you have for getting a blog to the "next level"? I know I"ve asked this before, but what would you like to see more of on this blog? What are your goals for your blog?


  1. hey heather! i'm just getting caught up on your blog from the holiday....
    i just wanted to say that i'm enjoying reading it but want to encourage you to not put any pressure on yourself in terms of taking this to "the next level." it doesn't "have" to be anything. it could simply be an accountability journal of sorts. i know that it's probably so fun reading other people's blogs but try not to get wrapped up in that "blog envy" that you referred to a while back. you're so sweet and have such an awesome servant's heart......i think it's great that you want to reach and help so many people. :) it sounds like a wonderful goal to have. i just don't want you to put any pressure on yourself. i'm sure you know that slow and steady is the best way to make the lasting health changes. i love you, girl! your blog is awesome - keep up the good work! i'm proud of you for being so committed to being healthier! ok, it's getting late - so i know i'm rambling. ;) can't wait to see you when you get back!

  2. The blogs that I enjoy the most always have great details. It's nice to know a total recap of someone's day, but I often find myself wondering what type of conversation they had while they ate that food, or what exactly made an event so fun. I would love to see more of that!