Boiled Peanuts for Lunch + High School Reunion

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It seems in life some people are beach-people and some are mountain-people. My dad prefers the mountains. Growing up, we took many-a day trip up to the mountains to explore creeks and trails and what not. We almost always stopped for a fave mountain-snack: boiled peanuts.

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If you’ve never had boiled peanuts before, you are missing out. Chances are that if you tried them, you would either love them or hate them.

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I for one am a big fan. They remind me of all the fun mountain trips I took with my family back in the day. Not to mention I think they are delicious.

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So, when I spotted boiled peanuts for sale at the Farmer’s Market last weekend, I knew I had to pick up a bag.

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I made sure to get a bag big enough for my sister and I to share.

I couldn’t wait for lunch, so I just started munching on my boiled peanuts.

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I did manage to save some room for lunch: Chicken Salad on GHBC WW with lettuce, Farmer’s Market tomato, potato salad, and a pickle.

I spent the rest of the day taking a useless trip to Home Depot and Lowes (their selection was horrible today for some reason – must be the different store) and I was overall tired and wanting to rest up for my reunion later in the night.

I attempted to go to a nail salon to get my nails done. I actually did go, but I sat in a chair in the pedi section for 30 minutes before I decided I no longer had time to wait or get my nails done. I ended up painting my toenails at home by myself, but I’m not so great at painting nails. They turned out ok, but I didn’t have time to attempt my fingernails.

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I was running a bit late for the reunion, but my sister wanted to show me the beautiful cake she decorated for me.

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She asked me what my favorite flower was…I don’t think I have a favorite, but I really like peonies so I said that peonies were my fave. I also added I really liked dahlias.

Dahlias it was for the cake decoration! It looked great!

I only wish I had time to dig into the cake before heading off to the reunion.

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For some people, high school was their glory days. For me, it was more of a low point. I didn’t have the best time in high school. I was shy and quiet and a bit socially awkward. People now tell me they couldn’t imagine me as an introvert, but back then I was.

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I vegged it out for dinner: green beans, mac and cheese, and pasta salad (I picked extra veggies out).

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They had some yummy cupcakes, too.

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I got a red one for hubby and a white one for me.

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Can’t get enough sweets!

Drink of choice for the evening: cranberry vodka sans lime

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The reunion was really interesting. We had a pretty good turn out. I think about 1/3-1/2 of our class showed up. I saw a lot of people – some I wanted to see and some I didn’t, but overall I had a great time. The thing I found the most interesting was that the idea of cliques seemed to have faded away quite a bit. People who didn’t speak to each other in high school were chatting it up at the reunion, and I thought that was great. Nice that we can all get along. 🙂

I’m wondering if we’ll end up having a 20 year reunion? That could be really interesting!

3 thoughts on “Boiled Peanuts for Lunch + High School Reunion”

  1. I have absolutely NO intention of going to my reunion. I didn't have the time of my life in high school, though it wasn't a low point. I think middle school was worse. That cake is gorgeous!

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