Sunday, March 4, 2012

137.8…Too Old To Be Social

So…I’ve been out the last three nights in a row and I’m exhausted. I guess I’m too old for a social life.

Friday night I went over to my friend Cathi’s house before we went to the “Sex in the City” party. Cathi is such a fabulous hostess. She put out snacks and wine for us. She made a tzatziki dip to go with some asparagus spears.

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After I took this picture, Cathi brought out some crackers, cheese and salami as well.

Another one of our friends was having a “Sex in the City” party. You come dressed as one of the characters. I choose Carrie Bradshaw and based my outfit on a photo I found. What do you think?

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The party was a lot of fun. We drank Cosmos and had some sushi.  My friend had a ton of decorations around her house including this fabulous chair shaped like a shoe!

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I stayed out WAY past my bedtime and paid for it on Saturday. It also didn’t help that my son woke up at 5:45 Saturday morning. Can you say coffee anyone!?!

Breakfast was simple and to the point. I didn’t even bother with fruit.

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Egg beater sandwich with a slice of low fat cheese on a toasted English muffin.

I took my son to his tennis lesson and came home starving. I snack on a cheese stick and some Wheat Thins.

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Lunch was a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.

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I took my son to boy scouts and came home to take a nap. I needed it….I had to go out AGAIN last night! My husband picked up my son while I got ready for our next outing: Jewish Family Services Charity Auction/Gala.

We got dolled up and made our way to the Hyatt in La Jolla.

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I look better than I felt. By that point I was really starting to feel under the weather.

But it’s nothing that a little champagne and sushi couldn’t fix!

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During the cocktail hour there was a sushi buffet. Be still my heart. See the plate above? I had about four of those.

The event had a bunch of silent and live auctions. This is the event where I won the Fighter Jet flight last year. This year I told my husband: “No Planes!” :)

Eventually it was time to go into the main ballroom for dinner. The room was decorated beautifully. I felt like I was at a wedding. Check out the floral arrangement at the table:

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Our meal began with a spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and slivered almonds.

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The entree was some sort of fish (I think it was sea bass) with various vegetables.

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It was pretty good and seemed pretty healthy too.

However healthy it may have been, I reversed all its effects with dessert.

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Dessert was served family style and they were little cups of various things: chocolate mousse, baklava and fruit and strawberry shortcakes. I enjoyed the chocolate mousse and baklava. Also at the table were these heart shaped rice krispy treats. I broke into that right away.

As soon as the event was over, I was beyond ready to go home. I felt pretty crappy so it was a Nyquil kind of night.

After a good night’s sleep, I felt a bit better this morning. For breakfast, I scrambled some egg beaters with broccoli, green onions and salsa and added some shredded cheese.

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My morning basically consisted of getting dressed, putting laundry away and sitting on the couch.

Lunch was a turkey & Swiss cheese sandwich on wheat bread with a big salad.

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I think I’m going to bake some cookies then spend the rest of the day doing nothing. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Did you stay out too late this weekend?

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?

11 comments:

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you won a fighter jet flight last time!? ohmygosh girl!!!!!! I would die! My husband flies for a living but i'm not allowed in the military helo or the jets, planes, etc... I pout. a lot =)

I wish I stayed out too late this weekend! I've been such a homebody w/out P here to bounce energy off of. True life, I'm an old maid without him!

love ya!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
Yeah...don't be too jealous. I barfed. :)

Brooke said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Random question...do you use a curling iron or hot rollers on your hair?

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Brooke
In the top photo, I used hot rollers and a curling iron in some sections. The bottom photo of me in the sequin dress, I used just hot rollers. :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Melissa-
I have been a follow for some time now, and I know you keep a close eye on your weight and have done WW from your reading. But I wanted to tell you In think you look great I and you seem very confident..
Marci

Veronica Miller said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your Carrie outfit-it's perfect! I know how you felt staying out late too many nights in a row-when I do that I just feel like I'm gonna die. Sleep has become so important to me in my old age-lol! But you still looked STUNNING. The best thing I ate all weekend was some whole wheat beer bread. Hope to post it soon!

Kerry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you remind me of carrie bradshaw alot!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow - you look fantastic as Carrie!! I too have learnt the importance of sleep!! if only our children would!
Mary x

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Anonymous
Thank you very much!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Veronica Miller Please post it soon! Sounds delicious! I recently made a Cheddar Beer Bread that I'll be posting soon as well.

Biz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Other than to go to work, I have been out exactly three times since my husband's surgery in December - I live vicariously through you Mel! :D

Sushi buffet?? Holy shizz!

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