a wonderful saturday

by jenna on January 15, 2011

Last night, I ate a crab the size of Sebastian on steriods.

Today, I was feeling inspired so I spent all of my weekly grocery money (oops) on a deluxe set of chalk pastels, paper and a new sketch book. And then I sat at the kitchen table and spent two hours drawing Adam a beautiful picture.

Hah! This is the photo I drew. I can’t show you the actual drawing…. you’d laugh at me!

While I was deep in my artistic zone, I broke Adam’s kitchen chair. I don’t know how. He laughed, I blushed, and then I presented him with my masterpiece. And then collected my supplies and went home. He says he will frame it and keep it forever!

Tonight we have a date night involving church, the local taco truck and The King’s Speech.

Tomorrow, dave farmar comes!!!!!!

The End.

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Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

That’s awesome that you’ll do yoga with Dave Farmar! I’m sure you’ll be sweatin’ :)

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I hope you enjoy the King’s Speech! I saw it a couple of weeks ago… Colin Firth!! :)

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Amanda (Eating Up) January 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm

That’s so fun you decided to…pastel? Sketch? I clearly am not an artist.

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Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Look forward to your review of the King’s Speech–we were neutral on it but everyone older than us seemed to love love it!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I always wished I was more artistic than I am. So cool that you got all those pastels!

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Lacey @ Lake Life January 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

LOL @ the broken chair. I really think you should post your beautiful masterpiece though!

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Baking 'n' Books January 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Love that : “The size of Sebastian”…okay, can somebody please send me a copy of The Little Mermaid!?

Do you draw for real though? I really want to see The King’s Speech. Firth is supposed to be amazing in it. I wonder if the movie is as good though or if it’s really the performance worth seeing? Let us know!

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Anon January 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Eventful weekend for you. We had a big snowstorm and I haven’t left my bed.
I am banned from any form of physical exercise for the next 5 months…and you definitely inspire me to find other things to put some love into. I’ve been reading — unfortunately, I made it halfway through “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen, and while it is a tremendous book, I don’t think I can finish it – can’t give it the attention it deserves. I need to start making better picks, since I’m pretty much on bedrest.
Do you ever have to not finish a book? That bugs me, but oh well.
That movie sounds good. I hear Colin Firth gives an amazing performance. Enjoy it with your guy.

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Jenn January 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I just finished reading Her Daughters Dream (on my kindle!) – it was SO much better than Her Mothers Hope. At first I did not really want to read it but I decided to give it a go, so glad I did! Also, The Kings Speech is FANTASTIC! I cannot wait to hear what you think!
Jenn

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

This might be the cutest story ever.

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Jennie January 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

You are adorable. :)

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Ooh, I’m looking forward to hearing how King’s Speech is!!

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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints January 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Just stumbled onto your blog. I really like your honesty. Great pics:)

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Ohh c’mon! You told us about the picture..the least you could do is show the drawing! :) We won’t laugh. Seriously, I’m sure if any of us laughed we’d be immense hypocrites.

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Ellie January 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I love all the colors! I think you could sell that picture and pay for the chalk. I would hang it on my wall. Enjoy Dave Farmer!

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babycakes January 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I absolutely ADORED The King’s Speech. Hope you love it just as much! :)

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I’m glad you weren’t upset that you broke a chair. I might have cried. And I really want to see that picture you drew!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Dave Farmar!!! OMG ENJOY!!!!!!!!

I have not practiced with him personally but of course, would love to! I hope you have a great practice!

I love the bright chalk colors. And that you had a taco truck today too :)

Enjoy your night and I want a full Dave report tomorrow, please! :)

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Camille January 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Aww, you guys are adorable :)
Enjoy The King’s Speech! I heard it was really good, and it won a bunch of stuff at the Critic’s Choice Awards last night!

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Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Not many people would appreciate my drawings either, but I love doing them. I do crafty things at least a few hours per week. It’s good for the soul… kind of like chocolate and avocados (just not together… I don’t think).

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Mom January 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Your picture of the pastels is gorgeous!!!

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Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby January 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

oh my goodness, my thighs just quivered upon seeing his name! they are still scared of him since the last time i did a 75 minute podcast.

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Lauren January 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Ah have fun with Dave Farmar! His itunes podcasts kill me, but I love them.

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

So jealous that you have a taco truck! aaand you guys are adorable.

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Melissa @ Running with Needles January 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I’m so not artistic, but I love all the different colors of pastels.
I hope you like The King’s Speech – I want to see it so badly!

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jen @ taste life January 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Aw, I love being artistic, too. So sweet that you drew Adam a picture. Enjoy your date tonight!

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Liz January 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Show us your drawing!

I love that photo of the pastels… it’s inspiring me. One of my majors in college was art (since I knew I’d take a bunch of classes for personal enrichment, I picked up the major in addition to my “real major”) but I haven’t done anything in awhile. I want a deluxe set of pastels.

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Moni'sMeals January 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

that is great you are drawing, me too!

I loved King’s Speech, I hope you like it too. :)

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Marie-Journey to Body Zen January 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I love the first photo. The vivid colors are beautiful

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Aleyta January 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Do you live near Windsor? We are going there next week. Any hole in the wall recommendations in or around that area? Thanks!!

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Amanda @ JustAmandaJ January 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I’m actually really curious about this broken chair :p We had a friend come over (who happened to be pregnant) who was the last straw on one end of our futon. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while but on the upside we now have a use for the phonebooks the apartment keeps passing out :D

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Megan January 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Jenna,
Can you please please direct me to the post that you had sometime in 2010 where readers listed TONS of books they’d recommend you reading? I just spent 20 minutes going through your archives and couldn’t find it? :(

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shortskirts January 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

ooo what is your dinner that looks tasty. Also where is that waterfall. Its really pretty and I have an obsession of hiking to falls

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cathyb.@brightbakes January 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

believe it or not, I spent a good part of the evening playing with acrylics!
But the important part of the evening was that I made your recipe for chicken parmesan….all I can say is…My Mister was a very happy and contented camper!! Thanks for (once again) a keeper-of-a-recipe…
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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Sana January 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I am not artistic at all! I am glad Adam liked your pic :)

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jenn January 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Wow, wonderful! I would love to see the pic, I love the pastels!

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Corinna January 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I love how you spontaneously bought chalk. I used to do that sort of thing ALL the time (which I loved) and haven’t for a while. Thanks for reminding me that it always makes a day fun!

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Tina January 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Oh man, I haven’t used pastels in SO LONG! I haven’t sketched or anything like that in a long time in general. The closest I’ve gotten is coloring in a coloring book. Not quite the same thing. ;)

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Cara Craves... January 16, 2011 at 3:20 am

That is super exciting that Mr. Yoga Man himself is coming to your studio!
Have fun!

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Linda January 16, 2011 at 4:19 am

That’s so cool that you’re going to Dave Farmar’s class! Love his podcast. :)

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Jaime Ramsay January 16, 2011 at 4:24 am

Ooh, I really want to see ‘The King’s Speech’ – it looks fantastic. I love that you are embracing your artistic side!

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sofia January 16, 2011 at 4:32 am

dork-ishly (made up a word) excited to hear about your yoga-celebrity encounter! ha. enjoy!

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Lauren at KeepItSweet January 16, 2011 at 4:47 am

I LOVE doing art with pastels, but haven’t in forever!

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Formulating Foodie January 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

The picture of your pastels is gorgeous!

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Maria January 16, 2011 at 5:57 am

Sounds like a great date night! Let us know how The King’s Speech is, I’ve been dying to see that!

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Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

Yoga with Dave Farmar!!! I can only imagine how awesome (and tough) that will be! :) I want Jimmy Barkan to come to my studio…

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Heather (Heather's Dish) January 16, 2011 at 7:10 am

oh my gosh that does sound like a wonderful saturday! the date night sounds fun, i can’t wait to hear how you like The King’s Speech :)

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Virginia January 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

I literally just bought some new charcoal this weekend in an attempt to bring out my artistic side (ha!). Good luck to both of us!

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Annie@stronghealthyfit January 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

I want your life. :-) Can’t wait to hear about Dave!

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Jess January 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

I want to learn to make tacos like the ones from that truck. you need to do a recipe like that for us!
oh and i’ve only heard good things about the king’s speech!

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Nancy in Naples January 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

King’s Speech is excellent!

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Katherine: Unemployed January 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

any outside day is wonderful. any saturday is wonderful too!

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Lisa January 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

oooh I have heard wonderful things about the Kings Speech!

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Christie @ Abundant Self Care January 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Oh my goodness, I hope that you will share a tidbit about your practice with Dave Farmar! Practicing with Baron Baptiste has been the highlight of my yoga life but I imagine that Dave Farmar would run for a really, really close second.

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Ali January 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I heard the King’s Speech is an awesome movie! I’m a Speech Pathology major and we’ve been talking about the movie in a few of my classes this semester. I think I should definitely see it asap!

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Lisa January 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

My mom is a pastel artist. :)

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Natalia - a side of simple January 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

One of the BEST date nights I’ve heard of in a while :)

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Maggie January 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I wish I had any artistic talents! I especially love your food photography.

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carly January 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

How was the movie?

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jenna January 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

SO good!!!

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Stephanie February 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

You have a local taco truck?! That is so cool. That beats my town’s popsicle truck!

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