The last few days have been insane. I feel like I never stop. There’s always something that needs to be done. Does anyone else feel like this?

Saturday night the kids, hubby and I went to Pei Wei. Well, they went to Pei Wei and I picked up Brett’s BBQ.

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Half rack baby back ribs, cole slaw and baked beans. Yum!

Sunday morning’s breakfast was egg beaters and swiss cheese on an English muffin.

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I got showered and packed for the trip to LA. I had a quick lunch of a turkey sandwich and leftover guacamole and chips.

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Then my husband and I hit the road for Los Angeles for my husband’s friend’s wedding. The big issue in my mind was how I was going to hide my boot on my broken foot. I think the dress did a pretty good job!

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After the ceremony, we made our way to our table.

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Our table:

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Because of my broken foot, I was not able to chase down all the appetizers during cocktail hour like I normally do so by the time I reached the table, I was famished. I attacked the bread.

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Hubby and I:

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Our salad arrived:

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Then an appetizer of mushrooms in a puffed pastry.

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When my sea bass entree arrived, I was still pretty hungry so I started attacking it before I snapped a picture. Oops.

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That mass of orange was a sweet potato puree. A little sweet for me so I stuck with the fish and veggies. And some of the chicken from my friend’s plate. :)

The cake and dessert table were beautiful!

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A bit of everything!

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It stunk not being able to dance at the wedding but I still had a great time catching up with friends.

The hotel we stayed at was the Luxe Hotel. The location was great for where the wedding was located but that’s about all I can say about it. When we checked in my husband told them that I had a broken foot. Somehow they still put us in a room up a flight of stairs (no elevator) and down a long hallway. Ok fine. We ordered room service Monday morning. I ordered a Spanish omelet with fresh pico de gallo. Or so it said. Instead I got an omelet swimming in red soup.

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I had a closer picture of it but decided it was too nasty looking to post. Needless to say, I didn’t eat much of it. Thank goodness it came with a bagel.

We drove back to San Diego. I immediately jumped in the car and headed to Jersey Mike’s for lunch.

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Finally good food! I actually only ate half and brought the rest home.

I went to two grocery stores to get the last items needed for Thanksgiving. I hope I don’t have to go back to the store….it was a mad house!

Dinner was pasta and marinara….

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…and a Caesar salad.

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This morning’s breakfast was Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt with Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola and strawberries:

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I dropped the kids off at school, went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy a new coffee maker (I broke the pot this morning) and various other errands.

I came home to get some Thanksgiving cooking done and set all the tables. Have I mentioned that I have 32 people coming on Thursday!?!

Lunch was the rest of my Jersey Mike’s sandwich and some pickles.

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The sandwich was a bit squished and soggy but it was still good.

Tomorrow is a big day for cooking. And then Thursday is the big day! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Do you have all your Thanksgiving shopping done?


  1. Thankfully my mom is doing most of the cooking - I just have to bring a side!

  2. Melissa, where did you get your dress? I LOVE it!!!

  3. @Juliad84
    I got it on super sale at the Gucci outlet in Palm Springs. One of the best scores of my life. :)


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