(love this print – and this sentiment!)
Kevin is home! For good. He’s been gone almost every weekday for the past month!!! I’m so happy he’s home. We’re all so happy. I’m not a good single dog parent! And all the worst things happen when Kevin’s not home!
First of all, this:
I woke up Friday morning, and I was looking at my Instagram in bed. That’s normal, right? And I kept seeing pictures of local people with snow in their yards. Surely it didn’t snow here. Sad. It did.
Also, Pippa was sick. I don’t think either of the dogs have ever been truly sick when Kevin is home! I had to let her outside multiple times during the middle of the night. I’m afraid of the dark. And it was freezing.
Finally, I broke the coffee grinder. I somehow managed to grind some of the plastic exterior in with the coffee…. I’m not very good at putting it together.
So I went to Starbucks. I impulse bought the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Via.
I didn’t read the box. I thought it was just coffee — I didn’t realize it had a whole bunch of sugar in it. That didn’t stop this from happening:
Lol. Unfortunately, I had to keep the house in decent shape since I had piano students almost every day.
The only perk was that I got to eat even more sweet potatoes than usual.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi + kale. I improvised this recipe from Kath Eats Real Food to make it savory instead of sweet. I used freeze-dried basil & Melt buttery spread in the place of butter and oil.
The dogs also had it rough. They were grounded to the futon while I did yoga. Pippa only got off about eleven times.. pure torture!
Buut… Mr.Kreisel is back! And we all slept almost 10 hours last night.
Kevin’s welcome home cookies! I was experimenting with a german chocolate cake inspired cookie… one has the coconut frosting stuffed inside. They turned out pretty well, but the recipe isn’t perfected yet!
Leisurely lunch at Panera! I love that Sonoma Chicken Stew, but I have to pick out all the peas. Yucky peas! The Turkey Harvest Salad was really good too!
We did a little shopping for my dress for the ballet!
I went with something sparklier! Can’t wait to wear it!
Are you excited for the first snow? I’m excited it’s gone. I think I need to take up a winter sport to improve my attitude. I do like ice skating!!!!! I’ve been dying to go with Kevin – we’ve never gone together! And I know I can skate circles around him.
Have you tried Starbucks Via? I don’t think I ever had before this week. They were very handy since I didn’t have any ground coffee on hand. I was thinking of doing some baking with them!!