Monday, November 18, 2013

Blue Skies & Pancakes

Ever since the Daylight Savings Time change back, I’ve been sort of lethargic and in a funk.  I think it’s because it is completely dark by the time I leave work for home.  I feel like I don’t really see much sunlight now.  The funky mood has even spread to scrapbooking.  I haven’t felt like doing it.  But I’m cutting myself some slack as I adjust to this new daylight schedule.  I know my scrapbooking (& life in general) mojo will come back soon. 

On Wednesday night Todd and I had a date to go see “Thor:  The Dark World”. 
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I even curled my hair for our date.
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I thought the movie was pretty good.  Not great, but pretty good and entertaining.  Parts of the plotline was preposterous, but then again so is a Nordic god wielding a hammer.  So I just go with it and enjoy it.  :)

Todd bought the “Mario Galaxy 2” game for the Wii, used.  He started playing it on Thursday.  I think he only paid $15 for it, so it was a good deal. 
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He lent the first “Mario Galaxy” game to a friend at his old job.  The friend never returned it due to the fact that he got divorced and I guess the game left with his wife.  Oh well.

And look what Noodle was doing while Todd played the Mario game.
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My friend Melissa Stinson (ScrappyJedi) and I both are obsessed with rolling date stamps.  So when she saw that SMASH came out with a Christmas rolling date stamp, she bought two and sent one to me!  She is the best & sweetest!
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I received my Shutterfly holiday catalog this past week.  I was leafing through it, when I saw a familiar face.
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It’s my friend Liz Tamanaha!  How cool is that??

On Saturday we went and got our eyes checked by the optometrist.  Both Todd and my right eyes changed a little bit, while our left eyes stayed the same.  What’s going on???  Even eyes change the same when you’ve been married as long as we have??  I would need progressive or bifocal lenses, except that I was blessed with one near-sighted eye (right one) and one perfect vision eye (left one).  So I actually don’t need glasses except when driving or trying to see things far away.  In normal life I don’t really need it.  When I read, my right eye takes over and I don’t need reading glasses.  When I do other things, my vision is fine because my left eye is 20/20.  My optometrist joked that some people actually get lasik surgery to get this type of mono-vision so they don’t have to wear glasses to see near or far.  I guess I’m just naturally blessed, lol.  We don’t have our new glasses picked out yet.

On Saturday night we went to a “Todd’s old job reunion” at his friend Julie’s house.  He got to see all the friends who left his old job and it was fun.  Here he is with Julie and Ken.
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On Sunday (yesterday) we went running at the coast and it was so pretty out!  Perfect blue skies.
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The problem was, I was feeling lethargic and fell asleep in the car on the way there.  When we got there I was groggy and didn’t feel like running at all.  But I put one foot in front of the other, and 20 minutes later I was at the halfway point of my run and enjoying it more.  The ocean air lifted my mental fog and I felt better.  I think sometimes you have to “just do it” (as Nike ads say) even when you don’t feel like it.  Afterwards, I’m always glad I went for a run.  I’ve never said to myself, “well, that was not worth it, I should have stayed home”.
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And really, who can complain about views like this on their run?
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Or this?
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Afterwards, we went to Lourdes Mexican and I ate some chicken soup.  Lourdes has the BEST chicken soup!
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I took today off work (mental health day, or I have to use up a vacation day or lose it day).  I had brunch with my friend Pearl.  We met up at Snooze at 11am.  I had been wanting to try Snooze, but one time we went and it was a 45 minute wait, so we ate somewhere else.  I don’t like to wait for food, no matter how good it is, lol.  But today we didn’t have to wait.  In fact, Pearl was already seated when I arrived!

The coffee there was really good.
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The awesome thing about Snooze is you can order half-orders, so you can try something savory and something sweet.  I got a half order of Chilaquiles Benedict…
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And half order of Pineapple Upside Down Pancake.
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Let me just tell you… I was astounded!  The food there is better than I could ever dream of.  I loved everything I got.  That pancake was PHENOMENAL!   Amaaaaaazing!  And they even brought out their pancake of the day, some kind of graham cracker white chocolate pancake, just for us to try!
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You can’t really tell the size of these in the photos.  Each pancake was about 7-8 inches diameter.  SO so good!  And the Chilaquiles Benedict was awesome too, as well as the hash browns.  Now I know what the hype is about!

Pearl got an omelette.
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Between chatting and eating, I had the best time with Pearl!  So happy we made time to get together.
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I actually met Pearl at a local scrapbook store crop last year.  We kept in touch and sometimes we scrapbook together.  But mostly we eat together and chit chat.  The older I get, I find it more difficult to make new friends.  Pearl is just one of those people whom I hit it off with right away.  I totally enjoy her company and I’m so thankful for our friendship.  :)
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As I was leaving, the plaza was decked out in Christmas decorations already.  So pretty.
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  1. Yummy, yum, yum! Snooze looks like a really yummy place. I love eggs Benedict of any kind. I know where I'll be eating at the next time I'm in SD.

  2. You always have the tastiest looking food photos in your posts!! I also am jealous of your run...I've been wanting to go run [I've been so bad about it the past few years and am trying to do better], but it's just so cold here already, plus I don't live near anywhere good to run, so I've been making excuses. I need to just do it. I have the first Mario Galaxy game for wii, but it got too hard so I gave up. Technically I beat the game, but there are still stars I haven't gotten, but with only 3 hp it just seems impossible. I hate when you die and get reset and have to redo everything you already did. Of course, if it was too easy I wouldn't like that either, haha. I miss the old nintendo 64 mario games, I really liked them better than the wii...or I just liked video games better when I was in high school.

  3. I like the old school platform video games too. I like the old games where you run left or right, up or down. I like the "2D" platform games, not 3D where Mario runs all over the place!

  4. It is great when you can make new friends, it does seen to get harder as we get older to make meaningful connections.


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