Sooner Than You Think

Gahhhh Sunday night has finally arrived :(.

In a way, this week will be really good for me because I work Monday-Friday and it’ll give me a chance to really settle into a routine rather than last week when I worked three days then took a lovely three day weekend! I’m trying not to stress out about tonight….I’m sure Monday mornings are going to be my hardest day but I’ll survive. If I made it last week on 2 1/2 hours sleep I feel like I can pretty much do anything!

Today after lunch Ryan and I went grocery shopping at Greenwise and I got some fruit and bars for the week—



And then we were lazy around the condo for awhile until later when Ryan “jogged me home”! Haha! He ran down the sidewalk and I biked slowly next to him for about a mile and a half (the halfway point between our houses) and then he turned around and I picked up the pace and headed home. It was a sight to be seen! Actually the bike ride was rather difficult because I was going straight into the wind and had a huge bag on my bike filled with food and my laptop. My quads were burning!

When I got home it was just about dinner time and my mom had ordered pizza to be delivered because she had work to do and my dad was watching football. I picked the toppings—olives, onions, tomato and feta! Deeeeelicious! I had one gigantic piece and one small piece:



As well as a small glass of cab—


All well watching Arizona win (I like to root for the underdog!)!!! I’ve never been a big NFL girl…I love college football but just could never get into the pros. However, the super bowl is IN TAMPA in two weeks so I’m super excited this year! I can’t believe I actually live in a cool enough town to get the super bowl. Everyone is so pumped up here and there’s a chance Ryan and I might even be going!

I’m off to take a bath and read in bed. 3:15 comes earlier than you would think. Hah.

Have a great evening and I’ll see you tomorrow! =)

Ooh! I think someone asked what cookbook I got for a gift yesterday.

Here it is! This is the cookbook for the Don CeSar, a really old and famous hotel right on the ocean in St.Pete. The cookbook includes the entire history of the hotel (I LOVE that kinda thing!) as well as some yummy sounding recipes!


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  • Christina
    January 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Wow – Superbowl tickets…sigh!!! That is totally a lifelong dream of mine. Hope you get to go!

    Good luck w/your first full work week…I’m sure it’ll take some getting used to, but you’ll do great!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Larabars!!! 😉

    Best of luck with work, girl!!

  • Colleen
    January 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I love, love, love the Don CeSar! My parents actually live in St. Pete (South Pasadena to be exact) and I was thisclose to getting married there. We ended up getting married in our hometown, but we always go to the Don CeSar whenever we go visit my parents. Perhaps next time I’m down that way we can meet up for lunch or something? 🙂

    • jenna
      January 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm


      I would love that! Send me an email when you are in town! 🙂

  • Shelby
    January 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Love the bar stash.

    Good Luck with Work! =) Hang in there.

  • Danielle
    January 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Wow superball tickets would be awesome! Hope you get them. I rooted for Arizona as well but only because I don’t like Philly LOL.
    That looks like a really good cookbook, can’t wait to see what kind of things you make from there.

  • sweet and fit
    January 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    hope you are able to get a good night of sleep for work this week! interesting book, you are going to let us know if you try any recipes in there.

  • Melinda
    January 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    haha, I’ve never been a football fan either… but when the UC Bearcats went to the orange bowl (I go to UC), i finally watched a full game for the first time ever with my boyfriend, (who is actually also named Ryan!) Have a good day at work!

  • K
    January 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Wonderful grocery haul! Hope you get some rest tonight 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog and I must say, it’s fun and very intruiging! Please post your culinary creations! It is SO cool to be reading a blog by a real chef. 🙂

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    January 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    your groceries look like a rainbow!
    don’t worry about tonight — you can do it!! you were born for this job 🙂

  • babycakes
    January 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm


    are those starfruits I see? As a fruit fanatic, I have been SO curious about trying them, but for some reason I am a bit hesitant. How do they taste? I know the only way to know is to try them myself but I’m interested to hear your opinion.

    Good luck tomorrow! Get some sleep! 🙂

  • Nicole
    January 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Good luck with work tomorrow!

    Love the selection of bars you chose!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    January 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I loooooove the Don CeSar!!! My fam inherited a condo in Pas-a-Grille from my grandparents so I grew up going there. So. amazing. We would go to the Don CeSar on our last day there for ice cream at Uncle Andy’s 🙂 so many good memories….I want to go back soon!

  • Sarah
    January 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    yummy pizza!

    that cookbook sounds great!

  • brandi
    January 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I see some of that new yogurt in the pic 🙂 I’ve never seen that kind before, but it looked so good in your post the other day!

  • kim
    January 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Good luck with your new job! I’m sure you will adjust soon enough. 🙂 I’m a very early morning person and I must say I love the serenity before the sun rises.

  • Meg
    January 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Sounds like a nice day! What a great cookbook!

  • OrangePop
    January 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Last week, Publix had a LaraBar sale, like 10/$10!!! That never happens!!! If you like the Bolthouse drinks too, they’ve been about 2/$2.79!! Did you order from Sally O’Neals? Love it. I LOVE Daily Eats, too- sweet potato fries, yum! (I live in Clearwater, could ya tell?)
    It’s crazy people are renting their houses/rooms for the Super Bowl!!! Think of all the money people would be willing to shell out for it, though…
    Good luck at work & getting into a routine again! Congrats on graduation 🙂

  • Marissa
    January 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I bet that cookbook is so interesting!

  • Brittany
    January 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Good luck with the early rising tomorrow- i agree, weekends go by WAY too quickly.

    And, the pizza looked really yummy!

  • Sharon
    January 18, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Wow, that cookbook sure is interesting!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 19, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Nice haul at the store! Did you hold back knowing you’d have to bike it home?
    Hope the transition to the work week goes seamlessly this time around!

  • Beadie
    January 19, 2009 at 8:02 am

    That pizza looks awesome!

  • megan
    January 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Sorry I’m a little late, but congratulations on graduating! You’ve definitely worked hard for it. 🙂 And I wanted to let you know, thanks to you I’m actually considering taking a beginners yoga class at my gym – something I never thought I’d do! 🙂

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 19, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Hi Jenna,
    Hope you got to sleep last night. That is so cool you might get to go to the Super Bowl! Go Cardinals!
    Mmmm, pizza with feta…yum!

  • Kaneil
    January 19, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Hope you got some sleep last night! I love MOJO bars! They taste like a real treat.

    have a great Monday, you’re not the only one working on MLK JR. Day!


  • Ryan
    January 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

    The Don Cesar is such a beautiful place and St. Pete beach is amazing! How is the Greenwise store? I heard about it on the radio but haven’t been to it yet. Is it similar to Whole Foods?

    • jenna
      January 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm


      Yep! Its very similar to whole foods but owned by Publix instead.

  • runjess
    January 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Congrats on graduation. Looks like a great weekend.
    I hate sour cream too.

  • Danielle
    January 19, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Ooooh ice cream cook book! Yummmy! A very belated congratulations of officially graduating! And I’m so happy to hear that yoga is going so well for you. Have a great week Jenna 🙂

  • Rebecca Hoover
    January 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I have been a Cardinals fan forever, we were almost crying yesterday. Lucky you if you get to go, GO CARDINALS!

  • emily
    January 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I’m a litttle late, but CONGRATS on graduation! Hope you are having a good day at work.

  • Jaimejoy
    January 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Jenna, I was the one who asked about the cookbook, thanks for the picture, it sounds like a really good(and interesting!) one! The pizza looks incredible, I think a slice probably would have helped this Philly girl get over her Eagles loss last night……….hope you had a great workday!