These are a few of my favorite things

Given the kind of work I do the holiday season (i.e. the end of the year) is one of the busiest times at my job. Much has to get done this month.

I’m working a lot of very long hours and having a lot of real hard days.

Nothing terminal. Tenacity will carry the day.

Yesterday at 1:30 in the afternoon I stopped working so I could go get something to eat. When I stood, my knees creaked and I realized I had not moved from my desk chair since 9:00 that morning.

That’s bad.

So as a reward, I chose to go to my favorite cafeteria at work, the one that serves house made Mexican food.

It’s comforting.

As I stood in line, I fiddled with the new Hipstamatic lens and film I’d just downloaded for my iPhone4s.

And so, today, another busy day, I bring you fewer words and more visuals.

Behold, just a small few of my favorite things. Click the image to see in full size:

Oh swoon. Hello lovers!

Even on a fairly cold winter day, these sweaty bottles promising 100% Natural Sugar made me want to reach in and grab them all. Yum!


A little Mexican food. A little real sugar. Suddenly my outlook was a lot more expansive. I even walked backed to my office with a bounce in my step and a song in my heart.

Oh the amazing curative powers of good food that reminds me of home.

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  • Natalie

    It snowed in Santa Fe Tuesday night. It was a slippery, slow commute to work yesterday morning and, of course, with 1-2 inches of snow on the ground, they closed the schools. (rolling my eyes…) So, it was quiet at work and I was able to get a few projects completed. I looked up and it was suddenly 1:30. Starving! It’s sooooo expensive to eat in SF but I decided to splurge and get the special at Hidden Chicken. Fresh, roasted chicken on a lovely bread with slices of green chile… warm, simple, comfort food.
    Got me through the rest of a day that went until almost 8 last night.
    It was either that or nap at my desk.

    • Karen Fayeth

      Natalie – Sounds delicious!! Nice warm comfy food is a blessing on a blustery day like that.

      And yeah, for however much I think I’m busy, I’m sure your world is just a’rockin’

      In the immortal words of Merle Haggard…”If we make it through December” — ;)

  • Sharon

    Oh LADIES! I too am the “stuck at my desk from morning till quitting time” sort of gal. I find NOTHING makes that better than good, homemade soup. I make up a big crock pot of it on the weekend, and tote it to work in those wonderful inventions–Tupperware (or other brand) bowls! MMMMM…takes the growl out of the mama bear, that’s for sure!!

    That and a little chocolate anything!!

    • Karen Fayeth

      Mama Sharon – Ooh, agreed, nothing happier than homemade soup on a cold day at work. Delish!!

      And chocolate anything indeed! After I had my hit of Mexican food, I found a box of See’s candy in the breakroom for all to share. Uh, yeah. I ravaged that thing!! ;)

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