March 30, 2015

Nothing

It is so much easier to blog when you are doing cool things or have big life events or big emotional thoughts going on. I have none of that going on right now. No words or ideas flowing effortlessly from this brain to these fingers. No sir.

I feel confined as the weather has been beautiful here and I can't even get out to spend time outside because I am spending far too much time seeing the four walls of my bedroom and physical therapy.

My ACL is getting better. I have seemed to have a pretty effortless recovery thankfully. I have watched lots of TV and organized my Pinterest.

I can't believe it is already almost April.
Wowza, time is just flying by.


What did you do this past weekend?
Have a good week!

March 27, 2015

Vail Life

Since meeting my husband, I have loved spending time in Vail, Colorado. It is truly a beautiful place. I really could lead a glamorous life in Vail...

This was the first and probably one of the last times I will ever be in Vail and not ski. Since tearing almost all the ligaments in my left knee earlier this year, I have been pretty crippled and not much fun. But this shouldn't take Kevin out of the running for skiing, so we took a quick weekend get away right before my surgery.

First I got to see my girlfriend Andrea and her husband and I really love them to pieces. I wish we lived in the same city, but she is off being BOSS in Denver.



Vail as always, was beautiful.



There was lots of Apres ski for me. Which was easy since the weather was so warm and spectacular (for those of us not skiing anyway...)




Just what the doctor ordered!


And now here I am in bed starting the healing process all over again.
Bleh!


I love traveling. I wish I could do more, more often!
Any questions Vail, Colorado? Inquire here! :-)

March 26, 2015

It is the Worst When...

This has just been my week so far...

You get excited about using a recipe, using lots of time, ingredients, and money for the recipe, for it to come out awful. And the worst part is that there are plenty PLENTY of leftovers.


Writing a long nurse's note at work just to have something distract you and your computer to time out and all your charting to be gone...


You have to go to the dentist and are not looking forward to it. Of course your husband is because he has never had a cavity. And I'm all...
People like him do not count! 


When it is Thursday but you thought the whole morning that it was Friday.


When my DVR tells me there are no more shows to watch.


Since I cannot walk and people tell me their vacation plans.


When people ask me if I am in pain. (Duh, yes I am)
Sorry that one was the pain talking...


I should stop.

What's made you go
What Is The Worst Thing That Happened To You While Living On Your Own?
this week?

March 25, 2015

Wine Not

Seriously wine not. Wine is having a major MAJOR moment right now. There was a study released recently (per my news source Jimmy Fallon) that one glass of wine is equal to one hour at the gym.

Sadly I think two or three is not equal to two or three hours at the gym, but I'll take one!
Let's prep before your next trip to the grocery store. Here are my top 5 whites and reds that are readily available at any grocery store:


Whites:
1. Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc $7-9
2. Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay $8-12
3. Chateau St. Michele Chardonnay $7-10
4. Cupcake Pinot Grigio $7-9
5. J Lohr Chardonnay $8-10

Reds:
1. Chateau St. Michele Cabernet $11-12
2. Bogle Pinot Noir $8-12
3. 14 Hands Cabernet $7-9
4. Mark West Pinot Noir $9-10
5. Menage a Trois Cabernet $8-12

Need more convincing on why wine is so great besides it's gym benefits?
Here is why:

You feel classy drinking it.
You could be bundled up in the ugliest sweatpants but with a full glass of wine, you feel classy.

It is fruit.
I promise! Grapes! And you need nine servings of fruit right? How many glasses does that mean?



You don't feel bloated.
Like you do after alcohols or beer.

The bartender really can't mess up your drink order.
The only mistake would be under-pouring your glass.

It is a great excuse to eat cheese or chocolate.
Cause that is what you do when you drink wine. People look at me funny if I am drinking my tequila asking for a cheese platter.

It shows me what good relationships are built on.
It is stable, strong, and reliable.

There are great sales.
So don't worry about drinking a whole bottle. There are often 2 for 1 sales or 15% off when you buy six.



What are some of your favorite wines to drink?

March 24, 2015

BBQ Chicken Salad

Salad.
Not my favorite word, but since I am not able to exercise and only able to just sit around, I have to eat better or risk gaining 500 pounds.

Salad, hi, I'm Lauren. Please be nice to me.

In order for salads to be nice to me, I realized the secret.
Make it taste gourmet.


And add some red wine with it. Red wine is always good!

Put a little work into it and it will be far better than tossing some lettuce leaves and cheese together with some ranch dressing.




Ingredients:

1 chicken breast
1/3 cup of BBQ sauce
1 cup of frozen corn
1 tomato chopped
1/2 cup of cheese
ranch dressing
BBQ sauce
chopped romaine lettuce

Directions:

Spray your George Foreman grill with cooking spray and grill chicken through. Then brush with BBQ sauce. Cut into chunks. Steam corn in the microwave.

In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, cheese, chicken, and corn. Drizzle with ranch dressing and BBQ sauce.


Very good...especially for a salad.
What is your favorite way to enjoy a salad?

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