Friday, October 28, 2011

Costco and new glasses

I left work at 1 p.m. today because I have to work tomorrow afternoon through midnight. In the spirit of Halloween, I ate dirt cake someone brought into work.

dirt cake

My mom came to visit me at work and we had lunch together, which was a nice change from eating at my desk all alone. After I clocked out, we drove out to the new Costco in Pewaukee.

My mom stood in line to join Costco and I started filling up our cart with almond butter, Food Should Taste Good Chips and gum. My mom quit Sam's Club today and I think she'll enjoy shopping at Costco much more. Like I have read, they do have really nice brand names compared to Sam's and I found more healthy food options there too. Otherwise, they're pretty similar stores.

We sampled lots of yummy foods (my favorite food we tried besides cheese was butternut squash ravioli with pesto sauce) and I really enjoyed Sartori cheese from Antigo, WI that came in flavors such as Merlot, Raspberry and Rosemary and Olive Oil. I honestly think that Merlot cheese is something I'll be dreaming about over the next couple of days. I regret not getting any, but my mom can always pick some up for me.

I also thought of the bloggers that love their Vitamix when I saw a huge area devoted to that product and a demonstration of it's ability to blend so well.

Here is what I came home with: Fage and Chobani yogurts, quinoa, MaraNatha almond butter (super cheap for that huge jar, about $5.79), dried mango, floss, contact lens solution, orbit sweet mint gum (about .74 per pack of gum) and Horizon Organic Half and Half (unpictured).


Once I was on the freeway, I avoided a huge traffic jam and took it as a sign to just get off the freeway and drive to Target and pick up my eyeglasses that came in today.

My new glasses fit perfectly and everything looks so crisp through them!



new glasses 1

They are Converse Disarray Purple Eyeglasses from Target Optical.

side view Converse Disarray eyeglasses

Converse Dissaray purple eyeglasses

Converse glasses

side of Converse Dissaray eyeglasses

Karma wanted to smell them!

Karma smelling me and new glasses

The other exciting aspect of my Friday involved getting this in the mail! My husband and I are such computer/Mac nerds. It sounds like it will be an insightful biography and I like the author, Issacson.

Steve Jobs biography from side

Steve Jobs biography


Craig is having a friend over tomorrow while I'm at work, so I need to go to the gym and then clean the house! What an exciting Friday night, huh? :)


  1. Ooh, you'll have to let us know how the book is, Lisa!! Hope you had/have a good weekend:)

  2. mmm, i love dirt cake!!

    and hooray for costco! i didn't see this post until after i wrote about it today, too! :)

  3. Dirt cake is soo yummy! Those glasses look great on you, Lisa!

  4. Nice frames! I have that same quinoa. I used to get it at Costco, but now that I cancelled my membership, I buy it on Amazon.

  5. I got hungry looking at that dirt cake. That aside, having those glasses must be really nice since they're really beautiful.