7QT #39: food, naptimes, & ladylike eating.

I've got some free time this lovely Friday morning (hooray for working longer days during the week so Fridays can be relaxing!!) so I figured I'd blog some more nonsense into the vastness of the internet. You okay with that?

I've eaten this for dinner 3 (or 4? I can't remember) times this week. It's delicious and I highly recommend:

Recipe (short and sweet, I promise, I'm no food blogger!)
-Grill some chicken to your preference
-Toss together with salad (pre-bagged like us lazy folk like), small pinch of cheese, craisins, unsalted sunflower seeds, croutons, and Lite Thousand Island dressing
-Rejoice with your tastebuds!
Obviously this is nothing new to you salad eaters, but I've been trying to eat healthier and this salad thing has been helping. Gradually - as you can see, I don't necessarily skimp on the dressing. (But it's lite! aka healthy, right? ;))

Also, La Croix is my life right now. Jump on that bandwagon, you won't be disappointed.

This girl.

In case you missed it on FB, she's decided that morning naps are no longer her thing. Meanwhile, you could find me this week huddling in a heap at my computer, trying to get a full day's work in with only one nap in which to work in peace.

It's been...interesting.

I'm still hoping some days she will succumb to a morning nap, at least for a few more weeks (please please please) so I can soak them in while they last, but that's probably wishful thinking. Sigh. Where did my baby go and who is this toddler in her place?

Here's a fun couple of links for you:

A rationality test, in case you're like me and are always seeking ways to validate your intelligence. Orrrrr prove how much you just like taking tests. (Aka no, I didn't do all that well. But it was still fun!)

A GQ interview about Stephen Colbert, which has been making its rounds on the internet but is definitely worth the read.

An excerpt from Mindy Kaling's new book (which I am so so stoked for because she's my girl crush) about girls and confidence. She's my hero and says everything I'm thinking, before I realize it.

A question for all you thrifty moms out there...where do you buy little girl/little kid shoes? Kate's going to need something more substantial than the classic $1 Old Navy flip flops she's been living in this summer, once fall weather hits us.

I've looked on eBay (via Grace's advice) but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places but it's kind of been a dud. I've also looked on Zulily, but I'm a little nervous about spending bigger amounts of $$ for shoes she's going to quickly outgrow.

Thoughts? Tips? Commiseration? I'm all ears.

How about a cute pic for no reason? :)

Earlier this week, I caught myself licking some salt off the side of my mouth in a very un-ladylike way. Then all I could think about was this quote from one of the best movies of all time:

The epitome of class & grace, that's me. 

In a few hours, we're helping my baby sister move into college (how is that possible, Gnat??), then heading out for some fun at a piano bar with one of David's best high school friends after that. (Look at us, being social and all!)

The rest of the weekend looks pretty chill - I'm hoping to get some cleaning done at some point because, well, it's a complete mess around here right now.

Linking up with Kelly for 7 Quick Takes - head there for more, as she's a pretty great hostess every darn week and deserves some love!


  1. Yum about the chicken salad... Its the secret that makes salads so much better, even as my husband - just add meat!
    And about toddler girl shoes, I like checking out the kids consignment shop, because i have often found great brands (like stride rite) for a couple bucks in still really good shape for those smaller sizes because they out grow them in a few months. Also stores like TJmaxx and Marshalls sometimes have great shoes at good deals. But I think really, second hand is the way to go if you want to only shell out a few dollars for something that you never really know is going to be hit or miss or outgrown tomorrow. But for boys shoes..... boys are so much harder on their clothes and shoes and everything, so they are usually destroyed before they are outgrown. or is that just my son?

  2. (If this comments twice then poo. I tried to before and it wouldn't load)

    I'm definitely going to have to try that salad! It looks delicious!!

    How is Natalie in college?! I remember when she was just in elementary school!!

    Ditching morning naps is the worst!! Hopefully she'll decided she still wants them from time to time :)

  3. Hello! I've been lurking for a bit since you visited my "announcement" post so today's the first time (as far as I can remember) commenting. I have to ask - what do you do for work while home with your little one?


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