Friday, October 30, 2015

144.0...Bitch I'm Madonna!

My inner 8 year old self was on cloud nine last night. I attended my first Madonna concert. 

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When I was little, I adored Madonna. I cut out every picture I could find of her and glued it in a scrapbook. I knew the words to all her songs, watched all her videos over and over again and even formed a little singing group in my second grade class called: The Madonna Sisters. I was obsessed. 

Last night it was like I was 8 again. My friends and I all dressed up as different versions of Madonna throughout the years. 

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We all met at Lisa’s house to get ready for the night. 

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We enjoyed snacks and tons of laughs before heading off to the concert.

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We boarded our “party bus” and the laughs continued!

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Apparently our group caused quite a stir... people would not stop asking to take photos with us. Lol. Dina  captured some of the action.

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This went on and on. It’s hard to be famous! ;)

It was finally time to go to our seats!

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Unfortunately, we weren’t all sitting together. 

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We had plenty of time to take more photos though since Madonna came on late…I think it was close to 10PM! 

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The concert finally started! 

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Most of the time, I stood there thinking: I can’t believe Madonna is right THERE!

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She sang a ton of her old songs which I loved. It was a great concert….I cannot believe Madonna is 57 years old!! She looked amazing!!

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It was another night in the record books that I will never forget. 

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Thank you to all my other Madonnas for such a fabulous evening!!!!

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

143.6...Mostly Boring Eats

As promised, the freezer helped me out again on Tuesday night. Souperior Meatloaf, leftover Trader Joe’s pesto pasta and leftover broccoli. 

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I love that I have individually wrapped slices of meatloaf in the freezer.

Breakfast yesterday:

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After I took the kids to school, I went to a couple of appointments. I stopped for lunch at Marketplace Grill.

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Standard Grilled Chicken Greek Salad. (no olives, no lavash and dressing on the side)

I went to my son’s second flag football game of the week and then we went to Alicia’s for dinner. She ordered Leucadia Pizza. I had a couple of slices:

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I added salad to my plate after I took the picture. 

Breakfast this morning:

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After drop off I went to Sculpt class at the gym. 

Lunch was a turkey sandwich and a salad at home. 

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So boring. I know. 

Things won’t be so boring tonight. A bunch of us are going to the Madonna concert and we are all dressing up as different versions of Madonna throughout the years. Should make for some good photos!! Stay tuned. :)

What was the last concert you want to?

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

144.0...Dinners from the Freezer

My husband has been working a lot and not home for very many dinners recently so I haven’t been inspired to cook. That’s where my friend the freezer comes in handy.

Take last night for instance. I pulled this out of my freezer for dinner. 

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My mom recommended it to me so I bought a package last time I was at Trader Joe’s. It turned out pretty well! Easy to make and tasty! 

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Winner winner, freezer dinner!

Breakfast today:

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After taking the kids to school, I went to Cardio Strength class at the gym. Afterwards it was a couple of appointments, then home for lunch. Salami sandwich and a salad:

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Tonight my son has a flag football game. I foresee some more freezer items on my dinner table tonight...

Is any part of your dinner coming from the freezer tonight?

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Monday, October 26, 2015

145.8...Halloween Shenanigans

How is it Monday already?? Seems like it was just Friday….

After my son’s basketball practice Friday night, we went to Mia Francesca for dinner. I ordered the Branzino alla Fresca (roasted sea bass with avocado, tomatoes, red onions, basil, lemon olive oil over grilled asparagus):

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They normally serve this dish over salmon which I prefer. The sea bass was good but the salmon is better.

Breakfast Saturday morning:

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We went to my son’s basketball game, then Pei Wei for lunch. I ordered the kid’s size Steamed Honey Seared Shrimp with brown rice and veggies:

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Later that evening, our friends Jon & Kate came over with their kids. The kids got dressed up in their Halloween costumes and we headed over to our club for their annual Halloween party. They had all sorts of creepy crawlies to check out! I thought I’d meet a couple.

Little alligator!

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He was cute for sure but my personal favorite was the forty pound Burmese python! 

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Nobody wanted to get near me. I wonder why! Lol. I couldn’t get over how heavy the snake was! It did start to slither up into my hair in the photo above. I was calm before that but that did make me a bit nervous. ;)

There was a delicious buffet for dinner. The mushroom pasta was the best!

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They had a bounce house, a DJ and other fun actives for the kids. Last year they had an amazing haunted house but not this year. :(

Later Saturday night, my brother in law and nephew from Atlanta arrived for a short visit. Sunday morning we went to my sister in law Julie’s house for breakfast. She had a fabulous spread of breakfast burritos, bagels, lox and different breads!

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Next up was the Chargers vs. Raiders game!  I don’t have much to say about this game since the outcome was so terrible and embarrassing so I’ll just show you the sandwich I ate. Way more exciting. 

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Last night I threw together a quick dinner thanks to Trader Joe’s. I tried their Tempura Sweet & Sour Chicken for the first time. I paired it with their microwave brown rice and steamed some frozen broccoli. Easy.

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While the chicken was good, I prefer their Orange Chicken better!

Breakfast this morning:

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After I took the kids to school, I went to spin class. I ran some errands then came home to catch up on email, etc.

Lunch was a turkey sandwich and a salad. 

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Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?

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