Archives for December 2011

“What are you doing New Year’s

New Year’s Eveeeee?”

If you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s super cute.

They just belong together.

Something to look forward to in the New Year?



As you guys know, my beloved cuisine has taken a backseat to Thai since we haven’t really found an Indian restaurant in Tucson that we’re crazy about. A couple are very good, but not anything we crave on a regular basis.

We finally found a place:


Saffron serves modern twists on Indian favorites and the atmosphere is super casual and laid-back. The food was all beautifully plated and perfectly spiced.

The ultimate test of whether or not I like an Indian restaurant? Ordering the Baigan Bhartha (eggplant) to see how it compares.


It was everything I could wish for. It wasn’t greasy at all, and I had asked for it spicy–  to my surprise, it actually had a kick to it. This means a lot to a girl who eats whole jalapanos.

I also had a couple of bites of the Pilot’s chicken tikka masala, which was very mild but flavorful


he enjoyed some fluffy naan


and we shared saffron basmati rice.

An amazing Indian meal <3

This morning I went into work to cover for a friend for a few hours, and we’re going to take Bell on an adventure before heading to a New Year’s Eve party. No clubbing for us this year, and I might end up watching the ball drop on DVR tomorrow, but it should still be a lot of fun 😉

Have a wonderful night and I’ll see ya next year!



What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Remember to be safe tonight and if you find yourself in a situation where you’re unable to drive, call AAA- many locations will give you a ride home and tow your car for free, whether you’re a member or not: 1-800-222-4357. For other options to get home safely, check out this article.

12/30: Thoughts from the week

-I found it hilariously appropriate that this poster was hanging in the exam room for today’s midwife appointment. -My cervix is not a trampoline, but I have a little friend who seems to think otherwise. I’ll be walking along happily and KA-POW! It’s a feeling unlike any other- shocking, really. -I can fall asleep anywhere […]

Quite a year

I can’t believe 2011 went by so fast. As much as I loved it, I’m definitely excited for what 2012 will bring… Here’s a list of some of my favorite 2011 moments: Fun stuff -The usual dinner parties, a housewarming party, Christmas brunch at our house –Date nights -Random adventures -Lots of Sabino Canyon hikes […]

Oh hey, BPA

Hi from the Pilot’s office 🙂 He had some paperwork to do tonight, so I walked around the gym track with the Kindle for a while and am hanging out until he’s done working. Today was a pretty good day- far more productive than yesterday!- filled with errands and many of the things that have […]

First date with a chiropractor

Yesterday was my first time seeing a chiropractor, since I’ve never had a need or desire to before, and for all of the reasons I discussed in this post. I was a little nervous about it, but was glad Tom could go with me… he always makes me feel a little braver. This chiropractor was […]

Finding a gym buddy

Our Pilot-grilled dinner was a success, as usual. He’s kind of a ninja like that.   He enjoyed a steak with bleu cheese, and my “meat” was a portobello mushroom, topped with mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette, and lots of goat cheese. We shared a Super Spinach salad from TJs and perfectly grilled asparagus with sea […]

All and nothing

Today was one of those days where I felt busy all day, but don’t feel like I accomplished that much. Here’s to more productivity tomorrow. I did get in a workout (Zuuuuuumba) and went to hang out with my work friends for a little while. I’m on call this week, so since I didn’t need […]

Getting the party started

I took a Zumba class at work today. It still feels really good to move around –and makes me forget that baby and I are spine-to-spine– and I can take it easy, since I was just taking class instead of teaching. It was a great class, and the best part was when my boss walked […]

Favorite Workouts of 2011

Getting over the hump! Is it just me, or does this week seem extra strange with two weekend holidays in a row? It’s definitely taken me a couple of days to get into the swing of things. Switching up the usual eggs and toast with some almond butter and jelly waffles + half-caf coffee with […]

Trying something new

Efforts to help the baby flip from posterior position to LOA (facing my right side, how she was until a week ago) have gone from pretty simple: (using my stability ball as a chair and to bounce and rotate my hips whenever possible) to a little crazy: I spent 10 minutes the other night with […]

Focus On: Tabata Training

Something about cooking dinner on the grill makes it so more exciting. Like family pizza night: Fun in the oven, party on the grill. After making cinnamon rolls this weekend, the last thing I wanted to do was mess around with yeast and dough –I contemplated a brown rice tortilla for my pizza crust- but […]

Mental health day

I think it’s pretty apparent from reading the blog that the Pilot works a lot, and works extremely hard. Even when he’s home on the weekends, he’s been working on house stuff (lots of master bedroom, office and nursery furniture assembly lately) since we moved in. He had a couple of extra days off work […]