Sunday, January 23, 2011

Deviations from Plan

I have the type of personality where I am out of sorts or even upset if things don't go according to what I've planned.  It's very hard for me to not have expectations of how things SHOULD go, or to just go with the flow when things don't go the way I had planned.

This weekend was full of plan failures.  At least that's what I saw at first.  Until I saw all of my photos and how blessed I am.

Saturday morning Todd and I made ebelskivers for breakfast.  They're traditional Danish pancakes that are spherical and have filling in them.  We put nutella in them.  :)

My friend Terry at work gave me some tips this week about how to get the ebelskivers to be rounder. He said you need to turn it 1/8 at a time, instead of just flipping them over like I had been doing.

It seemed to work better, but my ebelskiver-making skills still have a lot to improve!

Good thing these were pretty yummy, because they caused me lots of points in Weight Watchers.

We planned on going to the Little Italy Mercado farmers market on Saturday at lunch time. We had never been, and I wanted to go for my NEW thing this week for New 52. We got to the neighborhood and circled around and just could NOT find any parking at all. This is a common problem in San Diego but very frustrating nevertheless when it happens. I got so frustrated and told Todd to just forget it. Since we were near the airport and the harbor, I suggested that we go to Point Loma Seafoods for lunch instead. No arguments from Todd! In fact, I think he was more excited about that than the farmers market, LOL.

It was a gorgeous day at the harbor. I wore short-sleeves even.

And look what I saw, a sea lion!

Point Loma Seafoods was totally packed, but we managed to get our order in and find seats even. I got the scallop sandwich while Todd got fish tacos, because they didn't have his favorite halibut sandwich.

Todd didn't know the tacos came with cheese, or else he would have told them to hold the cheese. So he had to spend some time picking it all off.

The "Todd Shot" after the cheese was off.

After lunch, we drove to Todd's friend Cassi's house to drop off some homemade food for her and Dan and the baby. Baby Madison was born last month and Todd signed up to take some food to the family yesterday. I had never met baby Madison before, so it was a great opportunity to check the baby out. :)

After baby Madison, we drove to nearby Tea Station and got a boba milk green tea to share. One of our favorite Asian treats!

In late afternoon, Todd went on a 26-mile bike ride. I was so tired for some reason. Maybe from swimming the night before, I'm not sure. I conked out on the couch, only to be waken up by Noodle standing on my belly. He snuggled on my belly for a while, then he made himself comfortable and spread out completely over my belly. It was hilarious and so cute.

We napped together. Well sort of. I also snapped photos with my phone, LOL.

It was one of those times when I felt like I was wasting time, yet I enjoyed myself. Maybe Noodle knew I needed some down time.

For Saturday dinner, Todd and I made Fusilli with Green Sauce. I put my leftover scallops on there and it was super-yummy! (Yea, I was afraid to eat my whole sandwich at lunch because of Weight Watchers.)

So that was Saturday. The farmers market was a fail, but Todd and I still had fun together. I need to remind myself to go with the flow sometimes.

SUNDAY - This morning we had to get up early so that we could drive all the way up to Carlsbad to see our friends finish running the Carlsbad Half Marathon. We had never gone to the Carlsbad Half Marathon before, so it was a new thing.

We were there to see our friends Monika, Daryl, and Pete run. However, other than seeing Monika cross the finish line, we didn't get to see anyone else. And we didn't even get to see Monika or talk to her. I felt like it was such a failure in plans and I was quite upset. When we left I was sort of mad. Why did I get up early just to go to a crowded race and not be able to find my friends? It was a failure in my mind. However, later in the day, after some evaluation, I realized that it was my bad attitude that made it a failure, not the actual showing up at the race and not being able to find our friends. I was with Todd and it was a really nice day. We got to see some people finish a half marathon and a full marathon. It wasn't so bad.

For the rest of the afternoon and evening I audited and paid bills. It was no fun at all, but I had a good chuckle when I found Noodle in a box behind my chair. I guess he just wanted to be close to us, in the office. :)

We were going to cook dinner at home, but we decided to eat out at Macaroni Grill as a date instead. We had delicious Italian sausage pasta, but I only ate half and saved the other half for lunch tomorrow. I'm starting to get better at this Weight Watchers thing.


  1. Those nutella pancakes look SO GOOD! Make them for your super bowl party!!

    I feel bad for not finding you after the race! I kept looking for you guys on the course (didn't realize or remember you'd be at the finish line) and when I finished the race I just automatically walked back to my car so I could call David. :o(

    I'm running San Dieguito next month if you guys want to come watch that! Its closer to your house I think?

  2. I second that notion. Nutella for the SB party. My mom bought us some Nutella. We had it for the first time. Andon and I love it.

    I didn't know all of you were in Carlsbad on Sunday. You should have came by the house. We're only 8 miles from Carlsbad. I had another friend from college who ran in that race.

    This is one of my resolutions. I want to keep current with your blog and Monika's blog and leave more comments. The bad news is that I can't leave comments from my iPad. Boo.

  3. Hmmm, I sense a comment theme!

    This is the cutest blog posting by listgirl in a while. Now let's go find something NU!

  4. mmmmmh your yummy food pictures made me hungry
    Good luck for your Weight Watchers project

  5. I think this is the first time I've seen you be a debbie downer before. I'm glad you were able to turn it around. Sometimes I find myself in the same rut and it goes on for longer than a couple of days. LOL

    Of course I think you posted about Point Loma just to needle me. I want to go there soooooooo bad.

    What was your new? The race? Looking forward to finding out.


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