Hanging with Miss Green M&M
I have been looking forward to the weekend all week.
No I am not going on a trip.
Or running a marathon.
Or going to a great new bar.
I am excited because I have no plans at all! Unless you count being on pager duty for work. Yes, by company still uses pagers. I feel so cool. As I have probably mentioned before, I work at a refinery in the environmental section. Everyone gets assigned 6 or 7 weeks each year where we are “on call.” We get to rock the sweet pager and answer any environmental emergency questions that may come up. Getting woken up at 3 am to talk about potential chemical releases is such a blast… not. But this week (knock on wood), I haven’t gotten any pages yet!
I got home from work and immediately put on my PJ pants… when it was still light out!
So what am I going to do with my free weekend? I was super excited to pick up the new Jennifer Weiner book I had put on hold at the library. Until I went to pick it up, and realized I had reserved the wrong one! It was one I had already read. Ultimate fail. So I decided to go to “Lindsay’s library” aka my bookshelves full of things I have never read. I came across this one. By the same author as Prep, one of my favorite books!
If I can finish this by November 15, I can participate in book club over at Julie’s blog.
This showed up in the mail today. My brother and I absolutely love the Muppets so I can’t wait to read this article. And the new character in the next movie is named Walter… which is my lil brother’s name!
Hope to read a bit of this as well. I am going to be a food trivia master by the time I finish! A random fact for you: Christopher Columbus’s mother in law worked at a sugar plantation. He can be credited for bringing sugar on America!
With all my reading material, I will need some fuel.
I love the post holiday candy sales. It was hard to find plain candy corn! I had to go to three different stores! The package on the right is pumpkin pie flavored… it is a bit less sweet and has great spice. Its at Target if you feel the need to pick some up! They also had blood orange and caramel.
I also can’t wait to do some baking. I have a bunch of recipes I want to try out. I stocked up on some essentials.
I love that Nestle Semi-Sweet morsels are now artificial flavor free.
And to keep me company: Miss Green M&M
Looking sassy for fall in her cowboy boots.
And all bundled up for winter. I am super excited for this new cinnamon flavor. I have some fun baking ideas I want to try with these!
Speaking of baking, I just signed up for the Great Cookie Swap. It’s a blogger cookie swap. I can’t wait to participate… I encourage all of you to check it out. Who wouldn’t want 3 dozen holiday cookies?
Time to get caught up on my DVR’ed episodes of Cupcake Wars and DC cupcakes.
Question: What is your favorite flavor of M&M? I love almond M&Ms but they are sometimes hard to find. Peanut butter is my second favorite. I am also still loving the candy corn ones :)