A Long Party

Hi guys!

Well, I just got back from the “party” at work but unfortunately the party was just code for “meeting” and it was very long! At the end of the three hours though we did get some drinks so I had a nice glass of merlot 😉 Thanks to my super filling snack before I left, I wasn’t hungry at all and put off snacking on unhealthy things the whole time!


A plain chobani with a crumbled SCM cookie! YUM! And super filling, too! It got me all the way from 3:45 to 8:00 no problem!

When I got home around 8:15 I was pretty hungry though so I made the quickest meal I know: a mess. =)


This delight included 1/2 cup whipped cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Quaker oatmeal squares, 1 tbsp peanut butter, a banana and some blackberry preserves. Love in a bowl, folk. Love in a bowl. So glad I didn’t fill up on cheese and crackers and got to enjoy this!

And I got a special surprise in the mail!


Barbara, you rock my world. Simply said! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!! I can’t wait to try one of these bad boys tomorrow as a pre-ZUMBA snack! That’s right—tomorrow I am going to do my very first Zumba class from 6:30-7:30, so dinner will again be rather late and I’ll need a filling healthy snack to get me through. I can’t wait..I’ve wanted to try Zumba forever! Now I just have to decide which one to try tomorrow…they both look so yummy!

It’s already 8:45 and I still need to shower and do my bible study before bed so I gotta jet! I hope yall had a wonderful evening though and I will see you tomorrow afternoon before I go to Zumba! These bi-daily posts are really working well for me right now and I like being able to post more than once like I had been doing. I just feel like I always have so much to say that is hard to cram into one gigantic post at the end of the day! 🙂

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  • Megan
    November 17, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    I can’t find the holiday Clif bars anywhere! I am so excited you finally get to try them 🙂 Your “mess” looks so good. And, I have been wanting to try Zumba too- I think they just started offering classes at my YMCA! After I hear your take on it I will look into it for sure. Have a good night!

  • Runjen
    November 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how you like Zumba! Your mess looks delish!

  • Becca A
    November 17, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I’m jealous of those bars!

    Too bad about your “party” but like you said, at least you got a nice glass of Merlot!

  • Oh She Glows
    November 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Iced gingerbread Cliff bar?? Sounds like heaven!

    I hate when parties are code word for an extra long meeting…they aren’t fooling anyone! lol

  • caroline
    November 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Decisions, decisions!! I can’t wait to hear how Zumba is, I’ve been quite curious myself 🙂 Have a good night

  • Mara
    November 17, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Yogurt w/cookie? YUM!

  • Jennifer
    November 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    sorry the party was a total bust!!! not fun!!

    I really need to find those CLiff bars! ugh!!!

    have fun at Zumba! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    November 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Love the mess!!


  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    November 17, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Yay for yummy treats! Enjoy!

  • Meghann
    November 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    SOO JEALOUS of your seasonal Clif bars!! I’ve been looking for them to no avail 🙁 I’m going to try the “big” Whole Foods in my town.. the one nearest me is a former Wild Oats and has a poor selection of bars! Let us know how they are- I wonder which one you will choose to try first!

  • Kelly Olexa
    November 17, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    My friend Linda tried Zumba and just LOVES IT!! I’m sure you will too….keep everyone posted! I’d like to try some day. That and pilates and more yoga and…


  • Amy
    November 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    glad you made it through your “party” aka meeting. seasonal clif bars are the perfect delivery! yay 😀

  • Shelby
    November 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Mmm, I love the Pear Strudel flavor!

  • Jenny
    November 17, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Love that mess! And WOW look at that stash of seasonal Clifs, enjoy!!

    Have a great night 🙂

  • Mariposa
    November 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    where are the holiday clif bars??!! i need to stock up!

  • K
    November 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I can’t find the holiday clifs – they weren’t even at the Whole Foods I went to the other day 🙁 Let us know how you like those flavors though.
    Re: Party that was really a meeting…that’s some serious false advertising! Haha 😀

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 17, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I love the snowflakes on the holiday Clif Bars! I’m such a sucker for wintery wonderland stuff. 😛

  • Cara
    November 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about zumba! they have a class at my gym and I want to try, but I am nervous.

  • emily
    November 17, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I’m so jealous of your holiday cliff bars! the gingerbread ones sound like maybe the best thing ever.

  • BridgetP
    November 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    The Iced Gingerbread Clif bars are sooo good! Have fun at Zumba 🙂

  • Steph
    November 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I sent Cliff Bar and e-mail comment the other day, and as a thank-you, they sent me the new holiday flavored bars!! I got the Pear Apple Strudel, Iced Gingerbread, and Spiced pumpkin.
    So far, I thought the gingerbread was “OK”, mainly because I don’t like raisins. But the Pear Apple Strudel was awesome!!

  • Sharon
    November 17, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Wow, holiday Clifs!

  • Moran
    November 17, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    So many Clif bars! Have fun at the class!

  • Becci
    November 18, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Zumba is so much fun and a great workout! I have only tried it once, It re-emphasized the fact that I have no rhythm, two left feet and simply need to stick to non-dance type classes…. or maybe just the elliptical 🙂

  • jess
    November 18, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Wow, I can’t believe someone sent you seasonal cliff bars- lucky gal!!!

    Let us know how zumba is- i’ve been super eager to try!

  • Josie
    November 18, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of Clif bars!

    I think I’m the only one who doesn’t know what zumba is…

  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    November 18, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Zumba sounds awesome! Enjoy your Clif Bars!

  • Beadie
    November 18, 2008 at 7:35 am

    I hope you enjoy Zumba AND the Cliff bars!

  • tsbrown
    November 18, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Hi Jenna. I was wondering if you were feeling better? You mentioned recently that you had lots on your mind to sort through. I just wanted to see if you were better!!!!!

  • Rhodey
    November 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

    iced gingerbread clif bars?! where have i been?!?!

  • Amanda
    November 18, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Whipped cottage cheese looks so so good! I can never find it anywhere. Do you like it better than regular cottage cheese?

  • Erin
    November 18, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Zumba is soooo fun! An unconventional way to get sweaty and shake your bootay!

  • Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    November 18, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Yay for seasonal Clif Bars! I finally found some, and I’ve only tried the pear apple strudel flavor, but it was delicious! My boyfriend, who usually does not like bars, even liked it, ans was like, we should buy a whole box 🙂 Hope you enjoy them, and the Zumba class too. 🙂

  • Allison
    November 18, 2008 at 10:25 am

    oooh! you will HAVE to let us know how Zumba is! I’ve been dying to try it!

  • Teddy
    November 18, 2008 at 10:29 am

    wow all of your snacks look great. esp the healthy cookies… 🙂

  • Barbara
    November 18, 2008 at 10:43 am


    I’m thrilled you got the bars, let me know what you think? I’m addicted to spin/kickbox and step but have yet to try Zumba. They JUST started offering it at my 24 hr fitness:)

    I feel bad that other people can’t find those bars:( They are literally EVERYWHERE in austin. Anyone have a Trader Joes? Barter for the Chili dried mango???? TX has ZERO Trader Joe’s:(



  • Pumpkin (Chef Erin)
    November 18, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    You’ll love Zumba- it’s so much fun!
    I’m jealous of your Cliff bar bounty… Can you believe I’ve never had a Cliff bar?

  • Runeatrepeat
    November 18, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    3 hour meeting 🙁
    I just found the seasonal Clif bars and am so excited to try them again!

  • Tina
    November 18, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Gingerbread Cliff Bars? No kidding? I need to get my hands on some of these!

  • Ryane
    November 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t like pears themselves but LOVED the pear apple strudel flavor!

  • Fitness Surfer
    November 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I just heard about Zumba and checked it out online. It looks like a blast. Have fun dancing. Those Clif bars look amazing. Ok, who’s Barbra and how can I get some? Pear Apple Strudel, and Iced Gingerbread. Yummy!

  • jenna
    November 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm


    Yes!!! I decided I ONLY like this actually. it is so completely different than normal cottage cheese. I could never go back!!


    Thanks for asking! Everything is fine 🙂