WIAW: 6 Days Until Christmas!

The countdown to Christmas is on, people! (*Does happy dance*)

I’m getting absurdly excited, even though I have a bajillion things to do between now and then. I’m also prepping for all the things that will come after Christmas: our annual vacation out West, and then, two and a half weeks after we get back from vacay, our move to a new apartment.

Something tells me all this is going to go by just a wee bit faster than I can handle.

And by a wee bit, I mean a lot. If it were a quantifiable amount, it’d probably be a metric ton.

So, amidst the gift ordering, last-second sprints to the UPS store, etc., I’m also packing for our 10 days in Texas and packing up our belongings in preparation for the big move. This means that half our place looks like a war zone. I keep expecting to find traumatized refugees, packs of wild dogs, or the occasional displaced insurgent among the gazillion piles of stuff, suitcases, and boxes.

But I digress.

Happily, it’s time for one of my favorite mid-week traditions: What I Ate Wednesday, courtesy of the fabulous Jenn from Peas & Crayons!


I’ve noticed recently that I need more than just some caffeine before hitting the gym, so this morning I had some GF toast with my coffee. To the folks at Canyon Gluten-Free Bakery: you complete me.


I wound up having breakfast after I got to work, so I don’t have a complete picture – but it consisted of Greek yogurt, a banana, and a smudge of granola. Snacks du jour were an apple with almond butter (good gawd, I love Trader Joe’s almond butter!) and cantaloupe. And yo, I totally scarfed down the entire half cantaloupe in one sitting. This gal loves her fruit.



Lunch: more chicken, rice, and veggie soup – in keeping with my December Sanity Challenge decision to embrace pre-made soups, I’m doing precisely that. Bring on the Progresso/Pacific/Imagine, y’all.


Yesterday we had our annual office holiday party, which meant there was very little in the way of productivity — the one thing I did accomplish, though, was to pick up a raging addiction to Hershey’s candy cane kisses. These things must be laced with crack, or magical unicorn tears, or something that makes them irresistible.

Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses: driving me to the brink of insanity since 2012.

Dinner was roasted chicken with salad and low-fat French dressing — all in all, a ridiculously low-maintenance meal, which is exactly what I need during this week of craziness. The less effort a meal requires, the more I’m totally on board with it.


After dinner, I had my beloved cup of Bengal Spice tea – I freaking love this stuff. It’s like spice cake (my fave) in a mug, and it’s incredibly relaxing.


I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!

6 thoughts on “WIAW: 6 Days Until Christmas!

  1. eating4balance December 19, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    A war zone perfectly describes the state that our house is in right now too. Although we don't have any excuses like moving and such. Haha. Right now we are in the "aftermath" stage cleaning up. :)I had some chicken, rice and veggie soup the other day too. Seriously good.

  2. Caitlin Helsel December 19, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    I think most houses look like war zones right now…mine certainly does and probably won't get better before the boy comes home on Friday…oh well…he has to learn the truth some time ๐Ÿ˜‰ And these eats look tasty!! Roasted chicken and salad is probably my favorite meal..so simple and yet so satisfying!! Good luck getting everything done ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. jessielovestorun December 20, 2012 / 7:56 am

    I'm pretty sure I could eat a whole bag of those hershey kisses in one sitting if it weren't for an upset stomach occuring =)

  4. Lillian December 20, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one whose house sports the war zone motif! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I'm glad you enjoyed some of the soup – it's ridiculously easy, and totally delicious. Have an awesome weekend!

  5. Lillian December 20, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    LOL – hey, better that he learn the truth before y'all move in together! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Lillian December 20, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    Omigod. I ate so. Effing. Many. I felt like a junkie, wandering around the party and snatching them up off the table whenever I saw one. I'm totally with you: the promise of a stomachache is the only possible deterrent. ๐Ÿ™‚

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