Playing Santa

This post is from Tuesday night, but didn’t publish for some reason. Enjoy it now. 🙂


I know that we are in the Easter Bunny season, not the Santa season, but today I got to act a bit like Santa Claus. After going going to the gym for a Power class + a bit of cardio and doing some things around the house, I took a lunch break to fill my belly up nice and round like Santa. 😉 I knew we were going to be gone quite a few hours in the afternoon, so I wanted a filling lunch. I opted for leftovers of last night’s yummy dinner.

lunch bowl

One serving of whole wheat mini shells amped up with some low sugar natural tomato sauce, some chunks of Trader Joe’s Spinach & Mushroom Chicken Sausage, and lots of roasted veggies (squash, zucchini, mushrooms). It was very filling. And, er…very fiberific if you catch my tooty drift. About an hour after eating I got fairly uncomfortable from the gas. My belly was a hard, bloated ball. It fit with my afternoon Santa persona at least.

Today I got to play Santa by delivering lots of presents to my friend Angie who just had her baby.

lots of presents

and a cute diaper cake

and some dinner made by moi for them to eat

She came home from the hospital a couple of days ago and is still having to rest most of the time due to her C-Section and continued high blood pressure. So, I decided to go and keep her company for the afternoon while her hubby was working and her mom was out for a bit. I was so happy to see her!!! She looks amazing and is just shining with joy to have her little girl here and safe. It was so nice to sit and chat with her for awhile. And finally get her gifts to her from our friends, so she can have the finishing touches before her little girl comes home. Yep. The baby girl is still in the NICU, but is doing well and could be released by as early as Easter. What a blessing that would be for them. 🙂

Now, I must catch up on blogs a bit before my sister arrives for our weekly Tuesday night get together. Yay! And hopefully I won’t explode from that. Tacos are on the menu…which means black beans for me. Watch out lil sis and hubby! Bahahaa!

Psstt….check out Heather’s giveaway!

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19 Responses to Playing Santa

  1. So glad your friend is doing ok!! Thinking of her and her little girl. 🙂

  2. That squash looks amazing in your dish by the way. I think your friend is super luck to have you!!! Hope you had a great Tuesday evening.

  3. laura dishes says:

    Glad that you got to see your friend! That was really nice of you to drop everything off (incl. dinner) and I’m sure that it made her so happy. 🙂

  4. lisaou11 says:

    uh oh! Lots of veggies plus black beans! You werent kidding about the watch out comment!

    Diaper cake is REALLY really cute..and Im so happy that everything turned out ok for your friend–thats wonderful news!

  5. Awww, you are such a sweet friend 🙂 The diaper cake is adorable!!

  6. Heather says:

    i saw a diaper cake for the first time a couple months ago and thought it was the cutest idea! i’m definitely still praying that her sweet little girl comes home soon and that she continues to heal. what a blessing!

  7. I’m also glad to hear the good news of your friend!!! I can’t imagine having a baby and then being separated, it must be awful!

  8. Kelly says:

    You are so sweet…that diaper cake is cute!

  9. Therese says:

    I feel ya on the Santa belly…I have been eating huge salads for lunch and they leave me so gassy 🙂

    I love diaper cakes! I think they are the cutest things ever. So fun for a baby shower.

  10. peanutbutterfingers says:

    what a good friend you are! i’m sure she loved seeing you & enjoying your yummy homemade dinner. 🙂

  11. my prayers and heart goes out to your friend and fingers crossed she’s out by easter!!!!!!! xoxo

    as for the federation stuff, whenever girl. i am just grateful for the insight, no rush. 🙂

  12. janetha says:

    awe what fun! i love playing santa. that diaper cake is awesome. you are such a great friend!

  13. Ameena says:

    How sweet of you to bring such awesome things to your friend. The diaper cake is gorgeous! And I’m sure she appreciates the food…that was the one thing I loved when people came over to visit Maya – all the great food their brought!

  14. Nicole says:

    So glad to hear your friend and new mommy & baby are doing well. Lunch looks wonderful!! Love squash and pasta together!

  15. homecookedem says:

    Awww, so sweet of you to bring all those things to your friend!! New babies are just so exciting! 🙂 I love the diaper cake, so cute!!

  16. eatspinlive says:

    I have always heard about diaper cakes…but this is the first time I saw one! It is absolutely adorable 🙂 What a cute idea!

  17. Chloe says:

    I love the diaper cake. How cute!

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