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Hi 🙂

Hope everyone’s Friday was good! Instead of cardio this morning, I stayed home and did 45 minutes of a Dave Farmar yoga podcast in my nice warm living room. The weather was just AWFUL today….cold rain and fog. At least I got to bust out my cute rainboots!


I really love these. I got them from Jcrew in college because Charleston floods like none other and there were some days I’d have to walk to class and water would literally be almost up to my knees. Ahhh Charleston, I miss you!

I had some juice and almonds on my way to work. Juice was a mix of apple, ginger, 2 stalks of celery, baby carrots and half a beet:



Lunch was miso soup, a turkey sandwich with homemade cranberry sauce, spinach and laughing cow cheese, and a honeycrisp apple:




(enter an unpictured GLO BAR for a snack! oops!)

I was supposed to go to a concert tonight with some friends but decided at the last minute to take it easy at home since I had a headache and have to be at work early tomorrow morning. Dinner was reheated chicken and sweet potato curry with an ezekiel muffin:


And then, I don’t know what possessed me to do this but I rented My Sister’s Keeper and proceeded to just bawl throughout the whole movie. Nice. I read the book and loved it but the movie was nothing like the book… still is definitely a tear jerker though. Oh well, sometimes a good sob fest is totally necessary.

I snacked on some yogurt with cranberry sauce, almond butter and dark chocolate—


And watched last night’s episode of Top Chef on my computer. I’m officially hooked. It’s so fun to see my “friends” on tv and I’m so proud of both Kevin and Eli. They rock.

I’m exhausted….check ya in the mornin’!

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  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    November 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Cute gumboots!!!

  • KatieTX
    November 20, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Totally rooting for Kevin to win!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    November 21, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Cute rain boots!! I went to college in Charleston as well! I remember one summer, it flooded so badly, people were going down Vanderhorst street in rowboats and canoes– crazy!!!

    I miss it too 🙁

    I loved the book My Sister’s Keeper, but I haven’t seen the movie yet…I feel like Cameron Diaz was kind of a weird chocie for that part? I should see the movie…

    Have a great day!

  • Ada
    November 21, 2009 at 4:07 am

    I have the same exact boots, love them:)

  • simpledaisy
    November 21, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Supe cute boots:)
    I have not seen that movie yet.
    Have a happy day~

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    November 21, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Love the boots! I can’t buy anything like that here in L.A because it never rains! I need to do my own share of catching up on Top Chef, so behind! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 21, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I love your boots!

    I read a few bits of that book before I stopped. I CANNOT read sad books, and have no desire to watch sad movies. Too sad!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    November 21, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Your rain boots are awesome 🙂 I love pairing miso soup with lunch sometimes – it’s so good!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    November 21, 2009 at 4:55 am

    I wear rainboots even when it’s not raining. So warm and comfy. Have a great day and I wish I had top chef friends 😛

  • Karla
    November 21, 2009 at 5:01 am

    I love Top Chef! I fully intend on catching up as soon as this semester is over!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 21, 2009 at 5:02 am

    love the boots! super cute!

  • Shannon
    November 21, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but read the book and sobbed! I say Jodi Picoult speak about the making of the movie…she was quite upset that they changed so much of the book.

  • Matt
    November 21, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I watched the latest Top Chef last night too. I was really sad to see Eli go 🙁

  • Katherine
    November 21, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Sometimes you really need a sob fest. Hope you have a great Saturday and, even though the boots are adorable, you get some nice weather!

  • laura dishes
    November 21, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Everything you ate yesterday looks so delicious & healthy!

    I’ve never read that book nor have I seen that movie… I almost watch light-hearted movies but if you say it’s good, then I might have to watch it!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    November 21, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I’m thinking about going to see The Time Traveler’s Wife with my sister this weekend…I just know I’m going to cry. Haha, it’s funny that we watch these movies for fun! I love a good story though 🙂

    And I love, love, love all the homemade cranberry sauce – on a turkey sandwich, in a yogurt, etc. Have you ever tried it in oatmeal?

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    November 21, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Cute boots! Your homemade cranberry sauce sounded so simple and yummy I’m going to see if I can make it for Thanksgiving.

  • polly
    November 21, 2009 at 5:46 am

    cutie boots, honey!

    Email me soon. 😉

    Loved that movie, but yes it’s SO different than the book! oh and ya gotta go see what I saw last at the movies.. I think you’d love it, Jenna!! Many hugs today my friend. XOXOXOXOXOXO Mom and Dad will be back in a month… plus with all the turkey day fixins and busyness of the season, time will FLY! Now you get to look forward to celebrating Christmas in California! What a wonderful new experience!!! XOXO

  • Evan Thomas
    November 21, 2009 at 6:00 am

    That chickpea dish and yogurt both make me want to drool

  • Molly
    November 21, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Your juice always looks so tasty. Do you use a juicer or how do you get it so thin/pureed? I tried the green monster and am LOVING it!

  • Cara
    November 21, 2009 at 6:18 am


    Do you make your juice in your vitamix? Or do you have a juicer?

  • Katherine (blissful-body)
    November 21, 2009 at 6:28 am

    i also am curious how you make your juice! i want a vitamix so bad, but the hubby has banned me from any new electrical kitchen products for a while. humph. love, love the boots. i also went to college there, but many years before you. i wish the jcrew had been there when i was in school – i totally would have gotten some cutie boots.

  • Chelsea
    November 21, 2009 at 6:29 am

    I watched my Sister’s keeper the other day too! And I kept expecting the “book ending” which it was even more tragic when it didn’t happen!!
    Love your site..and thanks for getting me hooked on Wheat grass! 🙂

  • Erin
    November 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I love rainboots — got a bright pink pair from Target a few years ago and love busting them out on dark, rainy days. 😀

  • megan
    November 21, 2009 at 6:43 am

    your juice looks wonderful. Can you believe I’ve never had fresh juice?

  • Jil
    November 21, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Love the rainboots!! I wish I had broken mine out yesterday…it poured! haha The juice looks delicious!!

  • Rachel
    November 21, 2009 at 6:55 am

    🙁 Poor Eli. He has a lot to be proud of though. I think the right 4 made it to the finals. Kevin is fantastic! I can see why you two became fast friends 🙂

  • Ashley
    November 21, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I read and LOVED the book and was really disappointed they changed the ending. It changed the essence and message of the entire book. I saw Jodi Picoult speak before the movie came out and she warned everyone they changed the ending. She didn’t seen thrilled about it.

    That said, I sobbed at the end of the movie. I saw it with a pregnant friend who pretty much cried from the time the opening scene started through the end. I think she used up a whole roll of movie theater toilet paper 🙂

  • J
    November 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

    More Dexter photos?….pretty please 😉

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    November 21, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Those rainboots are absolutely adorable! Seeing as how much rain Illinois has been getting lately, I should probably invest in some as well!

  • Kelly from Bridges and Bites
    November 21, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I love J. Crew wellies!!!! Super cute. And I’ve been wanting to see that movie for awhile now, I’m just scared I’ll cry too much!

  • brandi
    November 21, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Sometimes, a sob fest is definitely in order 🙂 love the boots! Yeah, it’s REALLY easy to get addicted to Top Chef!

  • Laura
    November 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Oh man…good choice on watching My Sister’s Keeper at home. My sister and I went to see it in the summer in theaters and it was a little awkward to be sobbing so hard you are heaving in public.

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    November 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    cute boots! I loved that book…the movie was good too…but no where near as good as the book!

  • Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    November 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I love your rainboots! I have some similar yellow ones and I get excited when it rains just so I can wear them 🙂

  • Ali
    November 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I was actually MAD when I left the theater after seeing My Sister’s Keeper – nothing like the book haha! love your boots 🙂

  • Janine
    November 21, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I rented My Sister’s Keeper last night too!! I cried the whole movie too, but the movie reminded me how short and precious life really is 🙂

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 21, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I second more Dexter pix! Love the boots and juice! I’ve avoided all sad stories/books since my brother/Dad died…have enough to keep the sob-fests at bay without sparking. Can’t wait to see the latest Nancy Meyers film ‘It’s Complicated’ set in my former hometown of Santa Barbara. We lived right on the beach. December sunset beachwalks there are unforgettable…like walking in a dream. Good Saturday, Jenna!

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 21, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I haven’t seen the movie yet but loved the book… and was definitely crying during alot of it!

  • Bec
    November 21, 2009 at 9:22 am

    love your rain boots, so cute and adorable! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Jenny
    November 21, 2009 at 9:38 am

    sometimes I secretly pray for rain just so I can wear my rainboats – I kid you not 🙂

  • Jenny
    November 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    OMG, your chicken sweet potato reminds me of a delicious pumpkin chicken curry recipe. My family likes to cook pumpkin with cubed chicken in a coconut curry sauce. It is extremely good! The sweetness of coconut milk and pumpkin is great with the spice.
    Oh and I love your dessert as well!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I love your wellies! So cute. We had that weather yesterday too. It wasn’t nice but wellies like those would have made it better 🙂

  • Sarah
    November 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Cute boots! So smart to watch My Sister’s Keeper at home – I saw it at the theater – waterworks, lovely red rimmed eyes when I came out, not pretty.

  • Debbie
    November 22, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I too rented my sister’s keeper this weekend. My facebook status was “my sister’s keeper and wine don’t mix!” That was way too sad to do on a Friday night! Combine that with a glass of wine & I’m a mess!

  • Katelynn
    November 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    i’ve been following your blog for a few weeks. i felt compelled to comment because I also decided to stay in on Friday and watch My Sisters Keeper and cried so much that I had puffy eyes Saturday morning. Very different from the book but equally as sad!