Hope everyone had a good first week of the new year! We were busy getting back to the swing of things as my son had to go back to school. I also finished my last week at my current job!
1. Tuesday, January 3 - This is bad what I'm about to tell you... A couple of years ago my mom gave me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for my birthday. I just got it out of the box this past Tuesday! I know, I know... The problem is, though I love to cook, I'm not much of a baker, so I rarely have a reason to use such an awesome kitchen appliance! 2. Tuesday, January 3 - I finally broke out the stand mixer because it was my son's half birthday this week. They let the kids with summer birthday's celebrate their half birthday so they can have a little party at school. I made homemade chocolate chip cookies and they were so good. I probably ate about 6 cookies worth of dough... Oops! 3. Wednesday, January 4 - Since the cookies turned out so well, I got the mixer out again the next night! 4. Wednesday, January 4 - I made Weight Watcher's Blueberry Streusel Muffins. Man were they tasty, and at 6 points each, they were totally worth it. Everyone in my family liked them.
5. Thursday, January 5 - I've been on a mostly healthy kick lately, (emphasis on the mostly of course). On Thursday I made another Weight Watcher's recipe, artichoke quiche. I really enjoyed this one, but then, I really like quiche and I love artichokes! I didn't do a post for either recipe, but if anyone is interested, let me know in the comments and I can get you the recipe! 6. Friday, January 6 - Friday was my last day at work. I have been a Safety Director for over six years now. A co-worker brought me these beautiful flowers! I just loved the yellow, green, and orange colors, and they still look beautiful in my dining room today! 7. Friday, January 6 - I waited till my last day to clean out my office. That's six-plus years of stuff right there. I actually thought it was going to be more! Honestly, it's mostly nursing school stuff. 8. Saturday, January 7 - With all the holiday hustle and bustle being on the weekends, we waited till this past weekend to have our get-together for Christmas with our friends. This year we did a sleep over theme where we all wore our pajama's. But in this picture, I am also wearing what I got for our Dirty Santa exchange - a tacky Christmas vest. I told everyone we have to have a Christmas sweater party next year now - I'm all set!