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A Mid-Move Update

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I’m so sorry I have been MIA the last couple days but my life has looked a little something like this.

With just a little drama (nothing too terrible) we closed on our house Wednesday. It’s been moving madness ever since.

So far we’ve moved our bed, food, clothes, bathroom supplies, basic kitchen supplies a few other miscellaneous items. The big move will take place on Saturday but I’m conveniently going to be in Charleston with this girl bachelorette partying.

I swear the bachelorette party weekend was planned long before the move date. 😀

The cable company is coming today to set up the TV and Internet so I’ll be back to normal daily updates soon!

And here’s a snapshot of the last couple days.

Apple cinnamon oats in an apple butter jar for breakfast on Wednesday (closing day). The oatmeal pot was never packed during all the packing/moving. I didn’t miss a day of oats! The apple butter jar was just about empty so I dumped my oats in it to take to work. Yum.

Quick lunch after the closing at Roly Poly. I had a cup of vegetable soup and half of a French Twist – Melted Brie and Swiss Cheeses, Mushrooms, Tomato, Spinach, Scallions, Grilled Golden Brown with a Side of Honey Mustard Dressing.

This is one of my favorite wraps of all time.

Our first dinner in our new house was unpictured Roasting Company. I had a veggie plate with black beans, rice and green beans with a cornbread muffin on the side.

And of course champagne was popped for celebrating our first night in our new home!

And a family portrait. Excuse the poor photo quality. It was late and I was using the self-timer.

Of course I had to have oats for my first breakfast in the new house!

Banana oats with chia seeds, raisins and almond butter.

And Sullie enjoyed her first morning on the back steps watching over the back yard froggy-style.

I have been running around like a mad woman trying to get everything done for the move and in preparation for this weekend. I grabbed a salad on the go at Earth Fare yesterday for lunch.

My salad had lots of “a little of this” (my favorite thing about salad bars!). Baby greens, baby spinach, baby corn, grape tomatoes, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, beets, sprouts, blue cheese crumbles and more. Topped with balsamic vinaigrette and with apple, curry, raisin quinoa salad and Mango Synergy Kombucha on the side.

I had to squeeze a quick run in yesterday after work. When I’m stressed my workout becomes even more important because it gives me a release and helps me feel some order in my day. The weather was beautiful, run was great.

Dinner last night was grilled cheese and tomato soup. I really wanted to avoid eating out again and this was easy to whip up.We forgot that we don’t have any bowls moved over yet so had to get creative with our soup vessels! Oops.

And then half of an apple with Dark Chocolate Dreams for dessert.

Like every Friday morning, this morning started with a hot vinyasa yoga class at Y2. I swear, I’m in love with starting my weekends off with this class. Today’s practice was awesome, as always. Some of my favorites – standing splits, humble warrior, headstands and backbends. I’m ready to tackle the weekend now!

TONS to do before I hit the road for Charleston. I’ll be updating y’all on the weekend festivities. Stay tuned.


CONGRATULATIONS to Tracy and Branny on toughing out the Country Music Marathon last weekend. I don’t know if you’ve heard but due to severe weather they ended up routing the marathoners to mile 25 at mile 21. They were told they could NOT continue on the course. I can only imagine how it must have felt to be cheated from the finish you trained for and deserved. Regardless, AWESOME job!!!!!! You are both marathoners!!!!

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  • brannyboilsover April 30, 2010, 5:20 pm

    You’ve done a great job of keeping your healthy lifestyle consistent in your move! Congrats on first home ownership-quite an accomplishment.

    And I appreciate the shoutout re: CMM. It was quite disappointment.

  • Lelia King April 30, 2010, 6:21 pm

    Congrats Jen! Can’t wait to be “neighbors” soon!

    • Jen May 3, 2010, 8:43 pm

      Thanks, Lelia! I hope your closing is going smoothly. Can’t wait for football season so we can cheer on the Dawgs! 🙂

  • lbrookscooks April 30, 2010, 8:00 pm

    Cute house – congratulations!
    Can you give a ‘recipe’ for what you usually use for the oats in a jar? I have seen it a couple of other places too, with almond butter jars, but have no idea what quantities to use. Thanks!

    • Jen May 3, 2010, 8:41 pm

      I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner! I was out of town all weekend with no access to Internet. I use almond butter jars all the time – oats in a jar are so yummy because you get all the leftovers in the jar. I don’t really do anything special – just make my normal oatmeal and then pour it into the jar. I have a general ratio/recipe that I usually use in this post. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have ANY other questions! 🙂

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