Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ina Meets Joe

It was only a matter of time before I had to let Ina in on the harsh truth - Momma has a boyfriend

They met yesterday.

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It was somewhat akward.  

He really wasn't expecting us.

However, he was pretty accomadating.

Seriously though, I never noticed how small the shopping carts are at Trader Joe's.  After Ina's car seat was stuffed in, there wasn't room for much else.  Luckily, I brought a huge bag to carry on my shoulder and shove a few things in.  After that was full I used the rack on the bottom of the cart, and towards the end Ina may have had to cuddle up close to a loaf of bread or two.  

A very nice TJ's employee (whose name wasn't Becky- I checked) helped me carry my stuff to my car.  

We made it out of the store in one piece without any crying episodes and only a few (well intended) strangers trying to put their germy hands on my baby. 

I feel like the real me, now that my pantry is re-stocked with my favorite TJ's staples.

I never realized all the planning that is required in a simple outing to the grocery store.  I didn't plan all that well and had to feed Ina in the Trader Joe's parking lot.  I gave the guy picking up trash in the parking lot quite the surprise.  Ha!


I started watching a new reality TV show, and I was so into it that I walked 4 miles in an hour before I stopped (+6).  More on that later.


Breakfast was a repeat: banana chocolate oatmeal (9) following *this recipe* and coffee (1).

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Morning snack: grapefruit

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Lunch - a very gourmet meal of popcorn (7), 

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 carrots, and Better N' Peanut Butter (3)

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Snack: Buffalo chicken sandwich (6) and another muffin (3)

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 Dinner: 2 servings of chicken tamale bake following *this recipe* (16) and roasted green beans

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Dessert - Dan's favorite pick from our Blue Bell Challenge - 3/4 C Pecan Pralines 'n Cream.  YUM. (9)

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Total Points (54) - Even Steven

Thought for the Day



  1. So how did Ina like Joe? What are the TJ's staples that you like to keep on hand?

  2. You are torturing me with your Trader Joe's posts and now I will just have to make a trip. I'd love to see your list of favorites, too. {Sounds like a great post to me!} ;-)

    I don't know if I've commented in your last couple of posts that I love that you've been sharing the recipes you are using when you post pictures of what you've eaten!

  3. In addition to the BOB (which I adore), we bought a super lightweight, easy open, carseat stroller (chicco keyfit) that I use for shopping, or short trips where the BOB isn't really necessary. It has a very large undercarriage, making it PERFECT for grocery shopping. The checker at Trader Joe's was amazed by how much I fit in there. I can even make a Costco run with this bad boy!


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