Salmon & Bath Mats

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Happy Monday. The day took on a whole new meaning when I didn’t have to get up at six! I was all smiles this morning. I caught up on a ton of emails, did four loads of laundry, met with partners about an event we’re planning, and straightened the apartment. It was just like the good old days in grad school when I could just take a day to catch up on everything. My peppy mood faded a bit though, when I found out a perfect babysitting opportunity isn’t going to work out:( Back to the internet to search. Having a part-time job is nice, but having income is probably better.

I’ve declared this week a healthy eating week. I never really stopped eating desserts and nightly beer after Christmas and since we’re nearing February, I figure I’ll clean things up a bit. I’ve replaced my after dinner cake or buckeye with chocolate drizzled popcorn. It’s a perfect dessert!

Last night, I tried a marinated salmon, but I actually wasn’t crazy about it. I’d had the same marinade with mahi and loved it. Perhaps it was because Matt hates salmon and was not too happy when he realized this wasn’t the mahi version we’ve had before…

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Needless to say, there were some leftovers, so my dinner tonight involved a crazy combination of scrambled eggs with salmon and blue cheese over a salad. I tried a new caesar asiago dressing because I’m really tired of my homemade dressings. I decided to buy a full-fat creamy dressing to mix into balsamic instead of my standard mustard and olive oil. I liked this meal a lot, but did get a bit tired of the flavor by the end. That tends to happen a lot when I have salads.

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Can we talk about bath mats for a minute? I’ve gone through four since living on my own and I can never find one I’m happy with. Mine always get matted down the minute I stand on them and then they just get gross looking. I wash mine in the washing machine, but only a few days after, it already looks disgusting and flat again. Any recommendations for good ones? Thanks.

See ya.

  • Shelley@ Salmon and Sandwiches
    January 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    No bath mat suggestions unfortunately πŸ™ That Salmon looks delicious though! Too bad it didn’t taste that good! Good luck finding another babysitting gig, I’m sure something will work out πŸ™‚

    • Laura
      January 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Thanks:)

  • Helen
    January 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Delurking here – I read you and Kath daily πŸ™‚

    I have seen these really cool memory foam bath mats at both Kohl’s and JCP. I haven’t bought it, but mmmmm, it is nice to feel!!

    I know what you mean – stepping on the mat the first time after it has been washed is SO NICE.

    • Laura
      January 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Thanks for the comment:) I just washed them yesterday!!

  • Mary
    January 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Try the memory foam bathmat from Target. It is amazing!! It feels like stepping on a cloud!

    http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/mobile_product_detail.jsp?tcin=13666918

    • Laura
      January 24, 2012 at 9:33 am

      A cloud! Sounds heavenly:)

  • Kaci
    January 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I have the same problem with my bath mat!! πŸ™

  • Aria
    January 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Try the memory foam kind! They are amazing and I’ve had mine for 3 months now and it looks brand new πŸ™‚

    • Laura
      January 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Ohh, that sounds good!

  • Sarah
    January 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

    As far as bath mats are concerned, the fluffier the better. You really have to pay a little more for quality here. I like Chocolate Dots bath mat by All Modern or Pottery Barn>

    good luck w job hunt

    • Laura
      January 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Thanks!

    • Mom
      January 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Love the name Chocolate Dots!

  • natalie (the sweets life)
    January 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    we have these mats and while a bit pricy, they are worth every penny!!! http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=120822

    i’m with you–still indulging quite regularly…although i’m not sure i’m ready to curb that yet πŸ˜‰

  • Lindsay
    January 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I didn’t know I wanted a new bathmat until you posted about it and now it’s all I can think about! Let us know if you find a winner. I have an Ikea one that feels GREAT right after it is washed but gets matted down. Definitely washing it tonight!!

  • Life's a Bowl
    January 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    We got our bath mats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and they’ve held up pretty well… But Costco has some sort of memory foam mats that I’ve been eying- they look like it would feel like walking on clouds!

  • Stephanie C
    January 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I’d love to know if you find one that works out. I have the same problem with mine (from BB&B). One problem is that husband nixes memory foam since its made with weird chemicals. Good luck!

    • Laura
      January 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Oh, I didn’t think of that – definitely a concern..