Mid-Week Update

You know what's great about this post, is that it's actually a little after mid-week....it's Thursday!

  • Yesterday I had an aggressive taste for a French martini, and since I couldn't convince Joel to come on a martini date with me, I did the next best thing - I stopped at the liqour store. A mini-bottle of chomboard later, I was all set to play bartender in my own kitchen. 
2 1/2 ounces of Pinapple Juice
2 ounces of vodka
1/2 ounce of chomboard
My 1st martini was a little on the pinapple-y side, so I may play around with the recipes in the day to come.
  • I've been trying to step up my workouts. Even though I'm not working out today (see bullet below) I have been trying to get 5 workouts in a week. On Tuesday's I'm taking a workout class called Expresso which includes lots of circut and stregth training, and every other day I focus on 30-45 minutes of cardio. I wish exercise is what my body needed to lose weight, but unfortantley - for my body, it's 95% the food I put in my body.
  • I'm trying out a new restaurant today at lunch with my co-workers. We are going to Cantina Laredo which is in River North and has gotten great reviews. Too bad we can't have margarita's..
  • It is 35 degrees right now in Chicago.
  • I'm still not used to the time change, I hate that it's pitch black by the time I get home from work at 5:30.
  • The month of November is packed so full - but with only fun things, so I'm not complaining at all.
  • I feel like in the blink of an eye this year is going to be over. After Thanksgiving, I have 2 sick days I need to take off of work, plus a long vacation to Mexico - so I'll be working only a total of 13 days that month - which again....I'm not complaining.
  •  This was a useful post, no? dont answer that.


  1. ive never tried one of these martinis - its now on my todo list! i am so impressed at your working out! i'm lucky if i get to the gym once a week! and i don't like this time change either! i feel like its bedtime the minute i get home!!! happy thursday! xx.

  2. Useful..hell yeah. Going to buy chambord!

  3. I agree this year is going by so fast! where did the time go?!?! that drink looks delicious though!

  4. I can't believe the holidays are just around the corner. That's awesome that you will be working so little in December. I'm happy with the 8 days I will be home for Thanksgiving. Can't wait! :) Be sure to stop by my blog for my current giveaway from Crate & Barrel.

  5. I'm sorry, what? A trip to Mexico? Jealous!

    But seriously, I feel like it was just January like, yesterday. This year FLEW!

  6. yum ~ martinis! I must be in "entertainment" mode what with planning Thanksgiving, but how great would a martini party be?!