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A Sickly, Nursery Started, Shopping by Myself Sensational Sunday

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Oh my word. Where do I start today? I got so much accomplished but still have so much to do. I’m in a bit of Sensational Sunday limbo land.

My parents came in town this weekend to help move some furniture and get the nursery at least started. They really gave me that nudge to get the ball rolling. Let me start at the beginning before I get ahead of myself.

I was awaken at 6:45AM by a miserable 5 year old. He was complaining of a belly ache and crawled into bed with me. We probably would have fallen back to sleep but my niece crept in 5 minutes later. I knew there was no way I was going to keep the two of them entertained in my room while I slept so down stairs we headed.

I decided to make the clan some quick blueberry muffins. Thankfully I had some BlueBran VitaMix in stock and I just bought fresh blueberries.

That’s right, blueberries, in January. I know, off season but when I saw them at Trader Joe’s yesterday I couldn’t pass them up. I mean seriously, look at them…

I’m glad I bought them. They taste amazing!

I added a bunch to the batter and made the fruitiest blueberry muffins ever. Little man ate 5!


In his defense I got 17 out of the batter that was suppose to make 12 and VitaMuffins are already pretty small so it was probably the equivalent of 2. But still.

In addition to blueberries I also picked up my newest obsession…

I seriously can NOT get enough of grapefruit right now. Every morning it’s the first thing I eat. SO yummy and totally in season right now.

I split one with mom and enjoyed the blueberry muffins while making a HUGE batch of hard boiled eggs for the week.

I purposefully bought an extra dozen specifically for hard boiling. Little man loves them. The husband is an egg salad fanatic. And I love that I can grab one in a hurry for breakfast or turn it into a quick sandwich for lunch. These are the types of things that turn an ordinary Sunday into a Sensational Sunday. 15 minutes of work that make healthy food choices that much easier all week long.

If you need help making the perfect hard boiled egg I happen to have perfected the technique. Click here to see my Makin’ Hard Boiled Eggs video.

After breakfast the husband and I ran some errands while Grandma and Grandpa hung out with the kids. To our surprise when we came back they got the furniture moving done!

For lunch we ended up making homemade hoagies on some fresh bread I picked up from Panera. This is a rare treat at my house as I barely buy fresh bread but boy was it GOOD! Makes me want to experiment making my own at home.

After lunch my parents headed out and I was left with one sick and miserable kid…

The children’s Ibuprofen kept him moving all morning but once it wore off he was pretty lethargic. I hate when he’s sick. I feel so helpless.

He stayed home with Dad while I ran back out for more shopping. There were a few things we wanted to pick up from Ikea. I was looking forward to making it a family trip but then I realized…

I can shop ALONE!

Alone in Ikea!

What a rare treat! I waddled through the whole store looking at displays and furniture. No worry of when my hour in day care was up, no husband rushing me out. It was GLORIOUS!

You really learn how to appreciate simple pleasures when you become a parent. lol

Once I got home it was laundry and clean up. I got a little writing done and made leftovers for dinner. Overall an uneventful evening. Laundry is washed but not put away. Dishes are done but sitting in the washer. Furniture is bought but not yet put together.

So not everything got accomplished but a lot was started and preparations were made for the rest of the week. I have a house full of fresh fruit and vegetables, lots of nursery stuff to keep me busy and I’m ready to start. It’s gonna be a hectic one!

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    January 23, 2011

    I have been totally obsessed with Grapefruits right now too! Unfortunately they dont sell them in bags here, they ARE always on sale though, because theyre in season. And the fact that they last for a MONTH in the fridge?? Priceless!


    January 23, 2011

    Sorry to hear about your son being sick. “Tis the time of year around here!

    I remember your post about hard boiled eggs. Just curious about the brown eggs vs. white eggs. I’ve always just bought white eggs. Are brown organic?

    Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life

    January 23, 2011

    I love the idea of boiling a dozen for the week! after watching your video on how to boil an egg, I became obsessed. They come out perfect everytime!! Sounds like you had a great Sunday, hopefully little man feels better : / Today was my little guy’s 1st birthday party so I’m exhausted, reading your post on everything you accomlished today made me sleepy hahaha.

    Oh btw, my family owns a furniture store. We deliver to MD all the time AND we put the furniture together! (including cribs!) bonus- When we deliver to MD from here in PA you get charged no sales tax. Anyway, just throwing it out there I know putting furniture together can be a pain!! : )


    January 24, 2011

    I have been obsessed with grapefruits too!! LOVE THEM!

    I too have been feeling under the weather! I have been indulging my days with books for this weekend! Enjoying it while it lasts!


    January 24, 2011

    I want to like grapefruit… but…. well….. Ummmmm…. I can’t like them… I have tried and tried…. I love the smell but the pucker factor I can’t do! Enjoy some for me!


    January 24, 2011

    I hope the little man feels better!!


    January 24, 2011

    Thanks for reminding me to go boil egg for *my* week!


    January 24, 2011

    Dana – Brown eggs come from brown chickens. There really is no difference except that but normally the cage free or organic ones sold in stores are brown. I buy regular/organic/cage free depending on my budget for the week and where I’m shopping. For example, Trader Joe’s cage free are way cheaper then they are when I go to my regular grocery store, so I always pick them up when I’m there. that’s where those came from.

    Leah Anderson

    January 24, 2011

    Hope Ryan feels better :-( My 2 kids are sick as well. Fevers, belly aches, and coughs. Stinks when our babies feel yucky!

    Where did you get your couch & round ottoman? I love it!
    Take care


    January 24, 2011

    oh my.. we bought those before Ryan was born, at the Room Store I think. Honestly, I’ll never buy a round couch again. You can’t lay straight! lol But I love the ottoman! Ill never go back to a traditional coffee table again!


    January 24, 2011

    It always amazes me how much you get done on a Sunday! If you are interested in making your own bread I would suggest checking out a couple books I discovered recently…Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The recipes are SUPER easy there’s no kneading, just mix (by hand or in a mixer) and let rise and most of the doughs can stay in the fridge for up to two weeks, just waiting to be baked when you need it. I’ve made pizza dough, whole wheat sandwich bread and even my own baguettes! I highly recommend them!!

    Erika @ Weighing Everything

    January 24, 2011

    I bought blueberries too! And freaked out because everything I could think to put them in (baking/cooking) was sugary and fattening – so I threw them in some plain greek yogurt.

    I went on line and order the Assorted VitaMix pack. I think this might be just what I need to make it through the next few months of winter comfort food.

    Rob Dyess

    January 24, 2011

    I don’t let my wife go to IKEA alone… too much temptation and not enough supervision.



    January 24, 2011

    I totally need that hard boiled egg video. I look up how to make them every time – and that’s often lately!


    January 24, 2011

    Sounds like a great Sunday Roni. I love Ikea and could spend hours in there. Do they have a child care center in yours? When I was a kid, my parents would drop of us there while they shopped and I always loved it.

    Just a note about your hard boiled egg video. Your hair was soo long! A nice blast from the past :)


    January 24, 2011

    I have been craving grapefruit too!!! Poor guy hope he feels better soon, I despise when my girls are sick b/c I feel so helpless!

    Julie J.

    January 24, 2011

    Roni, sorry your little guy was sick. Are you doing a prego update tonight?


    January 24, 2011

    Yup! Just waiting on You Tube! :)


    January 24, 2011

    Just wanted to share that I came across your blog through Yahoo! Gave me the idea to share my journey of weight loss and living healthier that I recently started. Thanks for the idea and motivation. I’ve got a lot to work do, but I’m just starting. this is my blog thought I’d share.


    January 25, 2011

    I am missing my Sundays

    Since September I can’t seem to get anything done on Sunday…why? Well because I sit down for hours of football. OMG! Thank goodness the season is over and only Super Bowl Sunday is left. Next season I need to plan better and the very least get an exercise bike or something to be on during that time.

    Thanks for the realization! LOL!