Pre-packaged salads from Shaw’s Not sure of the brand, but Shaw’s has these great salads packaged in round plastic containers with a little container of dressing and some toppings to put on top. Since they’re portion-controlled, the calorie counts aren’t bad, and they’re yummy flavors like Cobb, Italiano, and Chef’s. I throw in some extra mushrooms and grape tomatoes to bulk it up – sometimes I even add more leafy greens if it comes with iceberg, which means I’m basically paying for some toppings, but it’s totally worth it to have a nice little prepackaged healthy lunch!
This weekend’s favorites:
Dr. Marlene Freeman at the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health Reproductive Psychiatry Resource and Information Center, who gave us excellent advice and information.
Nemasket Orphaned Animal Haven We adopted Holly and Ivy from this shelter. We said hi to a few of the cats they have for adoption at the Petsmart in Plymouth this weekend.
Tastefully Simple’s Bountiful Beer Bread and Butterscotch Kisses Cocoa Mix
Pandora Radio You can make a station based on your favorite artist – we listened to the Guster station this weekend.
Nick Veasey X-Ray photography, as featured in this month’s National Geographic, which I read while waiting for Eric to finish at the Verizon store.
The N.A. Comets Congrats on their win over Sandwich this weekend.
Once again ladies and gentlemen, my sophomores:
Alec: When we’re done reading, can we have a Huck Finn party?
Dillon: I’ll bring the snuff!
Yogamazing Podcasts (Free on itunes.) Ever since I turned 30, I feel like my body is falling apart, so I’ve been trying to do more yoga lately (see October 2). These podcasts are about 25 minutes long and are great for any level.
This baby bonobo. I want one!!
Sities, the baby elephant Eric and I are now fostering, because we are suckers for babies, animals and Oprah.
Bubble baths I take a bath about 3 times a week. It always includes a magazine and occasionally includes wine.
Miss Manners I’m addicted.
Victoria’s Secret Pink Smooth Stretchy Hipster underwear Insanely comfortable.
Uggs Broke out my Uggs today for the first time this year. They really can’t be beat, especially if you have Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Since I wear them every day during the winter, I’ve found the Classic Short in Chestnut to be the most durable and versatile.
This article, which I could have written, and is 100% true.
My sophomores, who like to leave behind things in my classroom that will confused the (easily confused) 7th graders. For example, they hide notes in the textbooks. So far the 7th grades have found one that says “Are friends electric?” and another that said “If you are reading this, you are part of the resistance.”
Actually, this whole website.
Gene Weingarten One of the smartest people I’ve ever heard from. I also read his monthly chat.