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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in Dear Diary | 16 comments


Oh, the day I’ve had today. Aren’t Mondays supposed to be bad enough normally? I’m dealing with a whole truckload of crap having hit the fan today, so instead of going into it too much just yet (need… time… to process…) let’s just go over the pretty pretty photos I took at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, yes?








Fluffiest. Dog. Ever.


The absotively wunderbar Jessica met up with me at the Farmer’s Market because she is an angel. She offered to bring me a few cupcakes she had made because I was sick all last week, and when have I ever said no to cupcakes?


They were swearword-worthy amazing. Moist and dense cake that was not crumbly in the slightest, and perfectly sweet-but-not-too-sweet frosting. Strawberry cupcakes with elderflower icing AND mango with coconut cream cheese icing. I think. All I know is they looked and sounded fancy, so I might have gotten the details wrong. Either way, they were FANTASTIC!


They did not last the entire weekend, and that’s all I’ll say about that.


Though I will say, I kind of wish I had saved at least one for this absolutely abysmal day. Though I am trying really hard not to use food as a crutch for my emotional issues (of which there are many, but at least the ones today are justified). Then again, I have had a REALLY crummy day.

Oh, choices, choices!


  1. I really should comment more. I’m going to make it a goal to comment on EVERY post of yours from now on. Let’s hope I can do it ;p I love your writing, even on a bad day, because you brighten MY day with words like, “Swearword-worthy.” Apparently I have the mouth of a sailor and totally would just go, “Holy @#$#@($@3 Those were amazing!” ;p

    Now that that’s out of the way…

    There is a rule that at least ONE monday of the month has to be a pain in the swearword. And this one is yours. So when mine comes along, I try to think of it as a test—how well can you handle the pressure of xyz? I’ve kicked ass at a few tests thrown my way today. Let’s hope the recipients think so as well 😉

    I tend to reach for food immediately when I get stressed… it’s my crutch. I have issues. But after 30 lb. down, I know I don’t want to go back to my former weight, so I put on the big girl panties, slap myself around a bit internally, take a moment to feel mopey, and then get back to it. It sucks. But it gets better 🙂

    Hope you have a better day PRONTO <3

    • And if this helps, you totally just forced me to buy two sale dresses, and a pair of full-price black skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins.

      I did NOT need to spend $75 today (but 15% off AND free shipping. *le sigh*)

      • You know it was worth it! $75 wouldn’t even buy ONE dress at Nordstrom! Even on sale!

  2. I’m sorry you had a rough start of the week! I hope everything cheers up!

    The cupcakes are gorgeous!

  3. Aww I’m sorry you’re having a bad day!!! 🙁 But, I am glad you enjoyed the cupcakes 🙂 Great photos!!

  4. The week WILL GET BETTER. It will! *hugs*

  5. So sorry you’ve been having such a craptastic day. Especially after being sick. Talk about kicking a girl while she’s down. I hope whatever it is clears up and the stress is relieved quickly.

    Meanwhile, those cupcakes look absolutely amazing. I just want to press my nose to the screen and take a big whiff. Your friend must be a pro, they are beautiful.

    Your farmer’s market looks like so much fun! There are several in my town a few days a week. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never been, especially with as much money as we spent on fresh produce over the weekend…at commercial grocers. *Heavy Sigh* One day I’ll go…

    Hope the rest of your week is incredible!

    • You should go! It’s fun even without the food aspect (which obviously I love, haha) because there’s usually such fun people out and about. And it really helps me identify what produce is in season and whatnot, even if I end up not being able to stomach paying $6 for 4 peaches. Well, actually, I did do that, but you know what I mean! 🙂

  6. Craptastic days comes to remind you to enjoy the fantastic days all that much more. Keep your chin up.

  7. Keep your chin up, put your feet up and watch some Peeta… That’s what I’m about to do! Hope your day gets better!

  8. Aw hun. I don’t even know you and I feel bad for you here. Keep pluggin cause you’re awesome. Hugs!

  9. Hey G,

    I feel you. So am i (having a bad day), and it’s difficult not to use food 🙁

    Cheer up! Always helps to think of all that you have and are thankful for.

    Many blessings,

  10. Aw, I hope you’re having a better day today- go hug a puppy!
    The farmers market looks great, and what a nice gal to bring you yummy cupcakes! They do look swear-word-worthy. 😉

  11. I need friends like yours.


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