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Boring day, oh boring day! How I love you!

Today was just that, a boring day, but it was great! I got to sleep in a bit, watch TV, catch up on all of my favorite blogs, clean up the mess in our apartment, and relax with my cat! The best part is, I get to do it all over again tomorrow! Yay!

The highlight of my day was making a meatloaf...well, turkey loaf that did not taste like ass! It was actually really good and a recipe I got from the WW website, so I was able to eat a nice portion and be within my points!

See, that's how boring my day was. I am waxing poetic about Weight Watchers points.

Despite the fact that I sat around all day in a tee shirt, pajama pants and Uggs and have not taken a shower (ahem), I am feeling a little less like some sort of troll living under a bridge. Yes, I am not at my optimal weight, but I am not exactly Gargamel. I just need to remember my resolve to not get lazy and dress like a slob every day (today doesn't count!) even though I have a job that does not, by any stretch of the imagination, have a dress code! A very wise woman advised that everyone should take 5 seconds in the morning to throw on some tinted moisturizer, and I think that is advice I will take to heart!

Although I will never give up my Uggs!

In conjunction with my lovely, boring day with my cat, please enjoy this lovely, boring picture of my cat(just slightly more fun then a Random Water Tower Christmas Tree!).


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