Thursday, April 01, 2010

lulu alert

Today ended up being a bit of a rush around.  I had a bunch of errands to run mid-afternoon, so lunch was a quick chow-down at the kitchen counter.

Turkey, cukes and hummus wrapped in an ancient grains tortilla


Apparently I must have eaten it before getting further photos!

While running errands I had to head downtown, so made a pit stop at lululemon.  (Where I tried on the Astro pant and I’m totally in love!  I am certain they named it “astro” because it makes asses look out of this world!)

They had a cute April Fool’s joke going on…

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It was funny watching people stop to read the signs and obviously believe it!  Could you imagine?!  The horror!

I did buy a super cute new No Limit tank for yoga classes (and general Summer livin’ I’m sure!).  It was my replacement gift from Arron since I ended up returning the Garmin he got me for my birthday.  He laughed when I thanked him (mostly because I actually bought another gift, but somewhat because he is sure I must own stock in lulu).

Speaking of lulu-fool’s…did you see the funny product they released today? 

The No-Mat!!  Almost seems plausible if it didn’t look so goofy.

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They really went all out.  Here’s a video on how to personalize your own No-Mat.  Seriously creative.

Because I stupidly went downtown near rush hour, it took me a while to get out of there so I snacked on this Kashi bar I found smooshed in the bottom of my purse…

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I am so glad I work from home when I realize what traffic is really like.  I’ll die if I ever have to commute again.

When I got home I threw together a salad and a treasure from the freezer.  Chicken Pot Pasta Salad!


Simple salad in the big silver bowl:  organic mixed greens, radishes, matchstick carrots, cucumber, EVOO and S&P…


Topped with a serving of Chicken Pot Pasta.  It slightly wilted the lettuce and made a healthy yet comforting meal.  Nom!


I had planned to spend the evening catching up on work. Arron left tonight for his impromptu trip to Winnipeg to see his son before his big deployment so I ended up on the phone with my Mom for over two hours, then puttering around tidying up like I always do when he leaves. 

It’s funny…I’m totally used to him going away…it’s really a major part of our lives…but this time is different…it’s a big step to the even bigger step of his major deployment and my subsequent move.


So now I’ve grabbed my sippy cup of water and a few Girl Scout caramel deeeeeeeeeeeelights, and here I am snug as a bug in a rug talking to you all.


I don’t have tomorrow off because it’s not considered a stat holiday in the US.  Kind of a bummer, but I actually have a ton of work to get caught up on so it’s OK.  I hope to keep focused and just bang things out bright and early.

One can only hope! :)

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Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Lol, I'm hoping to never have to commute for a job again either. Every time I go to my Mom's and get stuck behind a slow person I'm thankful I don't have to travel that route on a regular basis anymore!

Anonymous said...

Jaime: Oh girl, what a tough time. :( If there's anything I can do anything for ya please let me know - Sbux, wine etc., xoxo *hugs*

Angie All The Way said...

Last year lulu did the same thing saying they were closing down and I went there on my b-day for a lulu outfit and I laughed at all the people on the streets stopping in their tracks in horror! lol I knew better of COURSE!

This year, they got hubby b/c he was walking by and saw the sign and called me immediately called me to make sure I knew! lol I told him it was April Fools and he's all "it's after 12!" So i tweeted how funny it was and then Lulu tweeted back trying to pull my leg that it was true! Friggers! lol

Katie said...

I want those caramel cookies. They look sooo good!

And what Lynn said. If you need anything just let me know :)

sarah said...

Girl Scout Cookies are the spawn of satan. I hate those bastards. And I only work like 10 minutes from my house but I am still jealous you work from home because sometimes it takes me 20 minutes or more to get to or from work. People drive like idiots.

Jackie said...

I've been trying to avoid a Lulu addiction, I don't think my bank account can handle yet another shopping addiction. You're making it difficult.... pants that make your ass look out of this world. I need me some of those!!