Thursday, January 6, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!

We returned from Ormond Monday morning, went into the office at lunchtime and was launched immediately into our busy season. Yep, it's Tax Season, folks, and all that that implies. I'll be working longer hours which means I'll have to be very organized in order to keep up with my diet/exercise routine as well as tending to hearth & home. This is when my crockpot takes up permanent residence on my countertop, can't beat the ease & convenience! Who doesn't love walking through the door after a long day of work and being greeted with the scent of dinner, already cooked?! So, be prepared for some tasty slow cooker recipes, especially if I meet my halfway point at Jenny this morning and can start eating on my own a bit. Wish me luck!

Before I sign off, I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from our weekend...

We spent a lot of time outside with Loki, enjoying the moderate temperature...

but we also played with some of our Yule gifts. Here's Beren learning how to make candles...

and me whipping up a batch of Pizzelle cookies...yummy! And at only about 60 calories per cookie, I didn't feel guilty having just one.

Loki thinks he's helping Beren cut firewood..hmmm..

We drove to St. Augustine Sunday evening, stopped at my favorite martini bar for a Cosmo...

then on to a fabulous dinner at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. Yes, I indulged in champagne, bread dipped in olive oil, and the most incredible entree I've eaten in a long time: Cashew Crusted Salmon Sriracha. But - I only ate half. Moderation, right?

Off to my JC consult and then to the office, hope you all have a Beauty-Full Day!


  1. Love the pictures. You guys look so happy!!!
    Tax time - urg. Thats all I will say.
    Its been a struggle for me to get my but back in gear but glad to see the big three (Patrick/Dawn/Rapunzel) are still all here keeping eyes on the goal!

  2. Oh tax season! I help out in an accounting office and go from 2hrs a week to 20hrs. My aunt and cousin work full time at the same accounting office so I'd love to have some new crock pot recipes to share with them. They get tired of my stew :)

  3. Yikes, tax time already! LOVE all the photos, you guys look great! (and I love your dog...what a cutie! What kind of dog is he? He looks almost wolf-like) All the best to you and your family!!

  4. Thank you,Roz!

    Loki is a rescue dog, found on the side of the road as a puppy, spent his first few months of life in several foster homes until we adopted him. He may be low-content wolfdog but no one knows for sure and there's no real test to be done. Officially we just label him "Husky Mix." :)

  5. Mertle, I just put up a Beef Stew recipe, LOL, so that won't help you but I'll be posting some more recipes this weekend!

    I work about 25 hours per week during Tax Season, more if needed. It's stressful but the extra money is good!

  6. Misunderstood, so glad to see you posting again! :)