Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Snapshots - Belated Happy Halloween!

I spent all day yesterday "creating" a pantry in my kitchen. My house was built in '57, which is a very good year, mind you, but back then they must not have needed a pantry since my house doesn't have one. So, I took my little "breakfast area" and made my own pantry. It's nothing showy, just a couple of wire shelf units. But, it is nice to have a place for things where they can be seen instead of crammed into a dark cabinet that is much deeper than anyone would ever need.

We didn't do trick or treat at our house this year. There are not many kids on the block anymore. When my son was young we always had such fun. I am glad that we didn't have candy in the house, though. No temptation there. Since I've been back to eating clean and avoiding bready stuff the weight is coming off again. (well, last week I had 2 mini tootsie rolls, what can I say, I needed chocolate and they are only 11 cals each)

Had a great bike ride today. Cool, crisp, Texas Fall weather! Awesome.

Sunset on the Mediterranean Sea

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Make it a good week!


  1. Hey there!
    I like those wire shelf units ... I wish I had room for one in my kitchen for my kitchen appliances. I have to keep mine in the basement right now until the day comes when I can remodel.
    It sounds nice and I can see it in my mind ... what, no pic??? ;)
    I didn't do Halloween this year either for the same reason. Hardly any kiddos around on my little street. Not worth the trouble of having the temptation around.
    I'm happy to hear you're back to eating clean! :D
    That tree looks appropriately spooky.
    The Mediterranean Sea? When were you there???

  2. I hope you have a good week too! In my first house we did not really have a pantry. I remember when we made one it was such a great feeling, and space saver :-)

  3. Getting organized always makes me feel better... it's so empowering! Congrats on staying away from candy! We never get trick or treaters either, so we are spared having to do the candy thing. Thank god. Otherwise I'd still be on my week long candy binge.

  4. Happy Monday, Tena! I've carved my pantry out of the spare bedroom. The cabinets here are too few and too deep to be of any worldly good. I don't know how people with a lot of stuff manage! So my yoga room doubles as the pantry. When I'm designing my "dream house" in my mind, it has a walk in pantry!

    Glad you are eating clean and feeling better. It always amazes me how much some carby crap can zap my energy.

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  6. Yes, Belated Happy Halloween ;-) I like the sunset picture!

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