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Snow in Los Angeles! February 26, 2011

Filed under: Food,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 7:25 pm
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Today was such a strange day for weather in Los Angeles. This morning was bright and sunny, so we went for a morning walk to pick up some Croissants and get some fresh air. Not even two hours after we got back, it started POURING out!

Not a huge deal, because after all, it DOES rain in LA…. but this wasn’t just rain… it was HAIL!

We could actually hear it hitting the windows, it sounded like little pebbles hitting the glass. We both spent the day doing little things around the house and getting things checked off our never-shrinking to-do lists.

Irving took an inventory of our pantry and freezer, since we never know what we have in there. Now we can just glance at it and create meals around it. Very thoughtful and extremely helpful! Hopefully we can keep it updated as we eat items and buy new things.

Armed with a grocery list and a stack of coupons, I headed out (in the rain) to Trader Joes and Ralphs. It was raining, but the sun was shining.

We did a little ‘divide and conquer’ and Irving headed to Costco.  A little while later, he called me to tell me it was SNOWING in Burbank!

Real snow was accumulating on the road!

When was the last time it snowed in LA? Not since I’ve lived out here. This was very exciting for us!  Real flakes!

I was just four miles away, and I certainly didn’t see the white stuff, it must have just been a fluke!

Anyways, we both did really well in getting food for the week that can be made into real meals. You know how I have such a complex about meal planning and grocery shopping, but I think we did pretty well.

Wanna know what I got? It’s very exciting stuff (Including some Monterey Pasta since I won a coupon for a free one from Peanut Butter Fingers last fall!)

Root Beer and Vanilla Ice Cream = Root Beer Floats this week!




And um…. SEVEN boxes of cereal. I have a problem.

In my defense, each one of these had a coupon (or two!) Actually, I don’t think I paid full price for a single item in this grocery trip. SWEET!

I saved lots of money. What should I do with my extra fifty bucks? Something fun, I hope!

Irving did well getting some things on our list too… and some things that were NOT on our list….

We are now the proud owners of a Costco-sized jar of Jelly Beans. Awesome.


Rainy Sunday Morning January 30, 2011

Filed under: Food — Kelocity @ 10:43 am
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This morning, I woke up incredibly sore from yesterday’s workout. I’m really feeling it in my butt, calves and back! I spent some time on the floor with a foam roller and a tennis ball. Feels a little better, but I feel a migraine coming on from my stiff shoulders. Nothing a little Dunkin’s can’t cure!

First thing, Irving and I set out on a walk to run some errands, coffee in hand!

It felt great to get the blood circulating. I’m still a little nervous about my shin splints since I’m running a half marathon next Sunday! So I am just taking it easy until then in the hopes it heals a little before the race.

Just as we were heading back home, it started to rain (I LOVE THE RAIN!) Today will be spent folding laundry, Costco and grocery shopping. Kathy Kaehler coined a phrase called ‘Sunday Setup’, and it means that every Sunday, you plan, shop and prep all your meals for the week. Irving got right to work on Sunday paper coupon cutting!

And I plotted out our meals for the week. This makes it a little less daunting. We are planning our meals around other events we have planned this week, so hopefully it will keep us organized.

I hope the rain keeps the crowds away from Costco today!


I Kidnapped The Snack Aisle! October 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 8:34 pm
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Today was a beautiful rainy day in LA! I even wore a thick sweater to work! Woo Hoo!!! The misty weather probably would have been perfect for an evening run, but we decided to take a field trip over to Target instead. In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea to go after work when I was starving because look what we came back with!


Um yea. A whole lotta snacks! But in my defense, a lot of it was seriously on sale!

This was the star of the show:


 Vanilla Bean Truffles…. Heaven!

Was this really the purchase of a marathon runner? HAHA I feel like such a faker sometimes. Oh well.  I guess one could argue that Fruit Leather, Granola Bars, Whole Grain Goldfish and Kids Balance bars arent that bad, right? But Halloween Oreos? I have nothing to say about that….that was all Irving.


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