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Curiosity!

Incredibly proud of myself! It’s so much easier not to skip meals when I’m at home and HAVE to eat all these fresh fruits and veggies. I hate wasting food so damn much. Also, working makes me hungry.

I was VERY disappointed in myself though for waking up late…my brain didn’t get me up until 7:40!!! Why did it do that?? I went to bed…well…early enough…I mean I was talking with G until 1 AM, but really 5.5 hours of sleep should have been plenty! Sad.

I got my yoga in today. I can’t believe how friggin busy I’ve been lately and how often I’ve been skipping this. It always makes me feel so amazing. My back was just crying to be stretched out. I feel great!

Breakfast:

Strawberries, Peaches, White Nectarines, and Cherries with Greek Yogurt and Granola

GORGEOUS food!!! I’ve missed my beautiful food pictures dearly! So fresh and delicious!

Lunch:

Tomato Salad

2 small Tomatoes, cut into large chunks
1/4 cucumber, cut into large chunks
Fresh Corn, cut off of cob
1 large slice Vadalia Onion, chopped
1 small Carrot, sliced
Fresh chopped Basil
Red Wine and Pomegranate Vinegar
S&P

*With this a also had a small apple. I love my food!!! It’s so pretty!! I’ve missed this so much, it’s good to be back!

Dinner:

Apple Sausage Meatballs with Apple Raisin Wine sauce and Mashed Potatoes

Meatball recipe taken from: http://stolenmomentscooking.com/apple-sausage-balls/

Apple Sausage Balls

3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 lb. bulk pork sausage (original or maple flavored)
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. maple syrup
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/8 t. allspice

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the pork sausage, cheese, maple syrup, apple and allspice.
2. Using your hands, combine everything together until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Roll into evenly sized balls, about the size of a golf ball.
3. Place sausage balls on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until fully cooked.

I made these exactly as instructed!

Sauce:

Loosely based off of: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1627,156167-245193,00.html

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground sage (I used fresh)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
3 tart apples, sliced
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 c. orange juice (I used red wine and apricot preserves for extra sweetness and flavour)
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. raisins

I sauteed the apples in olive oil for a little while until they started to brown. Then added all the other ingredients and let it reduce.

*I made mashed potatoes with a little cream cheese, milk and S&P. I’m out of butter, so none of that. Which is probably good as I consume far too much butter as it is. As usual, this dish was fantastic! I didn’t want pasta, so I thought the potato was a perfect substitute! Excellent!!! The sage in the apple gravy was the perfect touch!

 

Me being a MASSIVE nerd, I stayed up to watch the rover Curiosity land on Mars. You guys don’t even know. I was freaking out entirely. I wished I had someone to hug. I was so happy it landed safely and nearly cried when it sent the first pictures. I did fall asleep with the computer in my bed, but the second they started streaming the landing on the NASA website and people started talking, it woke me up and I was immediately pumped! I LOVE BEING A NERD!!!

Amazing!!! Fascinating! A rover as big as a car with LASERS is on Mars, people!!!

AND I have a date tomorrow at noon! Shit kids, this is the best night ever!

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Night Walking

I know I get yelled at by a lot of people for doing this, but I love night walks so much.

Only one person can talk me out of them…he must be pretty fucking special considering.

Everything is different. The air smells different, the street looks different, the calmness and serenity are severely interrupted by the pounding music in my ears. I dance more, sing more, and love harder at night than I do during the day.

Much to the protest of a gorgeous girl at work that I have a crush on, I was allowed to walk home tonight.

If I believed in a God, this would be as close to a spiritual experience as I get.

Maybe someday Potential Future Husband #3 will go on one with me and realize how wonderful they are. And won’t be so quick to assume that they are dangerous and I will get hurt. I won’t. I know how to take care of myself. I am amazing.

I know he knows this. He just loves me. And being a gentleman, he can’t help it.

But it’s nights like this that make me love being alive.

Breakfast:


Carrot Raisin Breakfast Rice

Taken from: http://alchemybaking.blogspot.com/2011/03/carrot-cake-breakfast-rice.html

serves 4

Ingredients for rice

1 cup (214 g.) white rice- If you want to use brown rice, just know that it will probably take longer to cook
2 1/2 cups (600 ml) boiling water
1 1/2 cups (115 g.) shredded raw carrots
1/2 cup (77 g.) raisins

For after it’s cooked

1/3 cup (35 g.) chopped pecans
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup (82 g.) brown sugar, or to taste
milk for topping, if desired

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 180 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 4.

Rinse the rice with water using fine mesh strainer. Place the rice, boiling water, raisins and carrots in an oven safe container covered with a lid, and stir. (If you don’t have a lid, then cover tightly with foil.)

Cook for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

When done, stir in the cinnamon, brown sugar and half of the pecans. Top each serving with the remaining nuts and some milk (if desired.)

*Oddly enough, as this is one of my favorite tried and true recipes, I am SHOCKED to see that in the 200+ posts I’ve done on here I’ve not once made this dish. I guess it was one of my favorites because the way I made it was so low-calorie, and I was trying so hard to steer clear of that, that I’d forgotten about it.

That will not happen again.

This was the first time I made this dish using REAL rice instead of instant rice. WOAH! It fluffed up SO much there was like, twice as much food as usual! I couldn’t eat it all! I topped it with pistachios and a little milk. Carrots are an amazing root. So sweet and so delicious. And so very very good for you. You cannot go wrong with this dish!

Lunch:

Turkey and Ham on Pumpernickel with an Apple

Dinner:

I ate at work…I had the soup and half turkey wrap sandwich.

 

Though I did get to work with super cute girl and flirted with her all night, I still did miss working with G today. I realize I miss him when he’s gone. That’s a new discovery. In a weird way it’s nice to know that someone wants to take care of me and keep be away from bad things and cares enough to yell at me for walking at night. I missed him reprimanding me.

Does this make me some form of masochist?

Exercise: 1/2 hour of yoga (YES back into my yoga!), 4 mile walk, 8 hours running around retail job

FINALLY! A real update!!!

That’s right, I’m finally settled in enough that I can spend my morning doing a real update! (Instead of making myself a real breakfast…but it’s ok! At the moment this is more important than making myself some sugar-packed fruit cobbler.) Settled down? Absolutely not. Settled in, yes.

I’ve got everything I really need unpacked and set up. My bedroom looks amazing. My bathroom ain’t too shabby either (even though Jack Donaghy the cat has already put a couple snags in my brand new fabric shower curtain, I got them back out for the most part, so they’re not very noticeable…) and my kitchen? Well, everyone knows my kitchen is my sanctuary. I scrubbed that son of a bitch from top to bottom. From my tippytoes to my hands and knees. What other people consider clean and what I consider clean are clearly two very, very different things. While there was an obvious attempt at cleaning the fridge (as occasionally you could see Ajax residue in the corners), when you pulled the crisper drawers out, there was literally a layer of red. Dried blood and small chunks of rotting meat coating the bottom of it. It was absolutely horrid. I changed out all the contact paper in the cabinets, which took the better part of 3 hours or so. Measuring and cutting each piece, tearing out the old shit, sticking the new stuff on just perfectly. It looks great. Then the floor I spent 2 hours scrubbing. Anything labeled as “floor cleaner” is garbage. Toss is aside and grab a $1 canister of Comet. That shit cures ground-in dirt like unicorns cure cancer. Lucky for me the oven was the easiest part. The previous tenant obviously had little to no interest in using it. It was practically still brand new. I do not wish to own a microwave, so this pleased me. I plan on doing a vintage-feel cupcake theme in my kitchen. I purchased a wooden sign from work that says “Carry On and Eat Cupcakes” and a beautiful cupcake towel from Walmart. I will replace the cabinet handles with cupcake-shaped pulls in the near future.

My living room is still completely empty. Save for when the cat is sitting in the window that I’ve left open for him. I literally have nothing in there. I have no furniture. No pictures on the walls. No lamps. Nothing. And I’m OK with this. I’ll accumulate stuff as I find it and as I can afford it. My mum and grandma want to help me buy couches. I found a set that I don’t hate on Craigslist that are pretty close to me. So if I can find someone with a truck willing to help, I may have couches very soon!

I have a couple pictures of food I’ve made in the past couple days, but not enough to warrant real updates, so I will post them here for the hell of it:

Breakfast 2 days ago:

Lemon pancakes with strawberry rhubarb compote/syrup. I just added a tablespoon of lemon pie filling mix and a little lemon juice to this batter recipe. To make the compote, I just created a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) and thew in some strawberries and rhubarb, let that cook and thicken for about 10-15 minutes.

Breakfast yesterday:

Strawberry Rhubarb baked oatmeal.

Breakfast today:

Orange Rhubarb Scones

Adapted from: http://hopieskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/06/sunday-baking-orange-rhubarb-scones.html

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 Tbsp orange zest
2/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp heavy cream (I just used 2% milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Added:
Brown sugar, butter and flour crumble for the top

For the scones: Preheat the oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or whatever you can get your hands on), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. Add orange zest and mix well.

In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup cream and vanilla extract (the original recipe uses orange extract. I didn’t have any, but if that inspires you, go ahead and substitute it back in). Add cream mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened.

From here, I just molded it into a 1/2 inch thick round and cut it into 3 pieces. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

*I’m still getting used to my new oven. It heats RIDICULOUSLY too cold. If I set it to 350 it only heats it to like 300. I have to bump up the heat or else nothing cooks!! When I finally did get these to bake, they were of course, delicious. ^_^ A little crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside.

Lunch:

I snacked on some cheese that my husband left in the house that he told me to eat while running some errands. When I finally got home I had a PB&J sammich and an orange.

Dinner:

Chicken in Cardamom-Yogurt Sauce

Adapted from:  http://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-in-cardamom-yogurt-sauce-377382?scaleto=1&mode=null&st=true

Ingredients:

1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup tomato puree, canned
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/3 tablespoon coriander
1/3 tablespoon canola oil
2/3 teaspoon paprika
1/4 tablespoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/16 teaspoon clove
7/8 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 lb chicken thighs, skinned and trimmed
1/2 cup cooked basmati rice

Added:
Raisins

Directions:

1
Preheat oven to 350°F
2
Whisk first 13 ingredients in a 2-quart baking dish. Add chicken; stir to coat.
3
Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes.
4
Divide rice among bowls. Top with chicken and sauce.

 

*This was not the recipe I was looking for. I took a chance on this one because it was a little different than what I would normally do. I am SO GLAD I did! I will be making this for my family at some point. It was SO good. I made a ridiculous amount of food. I didn’t have any veggies with this, which is unusual for me. I had 2 bone-in chicken breasts that I peeled the skin off of before cooking. And just baked that with the yogurt sauce and some raisins and put it on top of white rice. I was BLOWN AWAY at how good this was. If you love Indian food, you will love this!

 

Well there you go! Finally an update! I have not gone to the gym or done my yoga in a week. I’ve been completely exhausted. Moving and cleaning are incredibly hard work. I’ve not needed a workout. I want to try to go walking tomorrow. I need to go to the post office, so a walk is definitely in order!

Being girly is fun!

I never pamper myself. Sometimes I come home from the gym and don’t even take a shower because I’m so rushed. I haven’t re-dyed my hair since Valentine’s Day. I never do my nails. I hardly get to dress up nice, half the time when I leave the house I’m walking somewhere so I just wear a tshirt and jeans. You don’t even want to think about how long I’ve gone without shaving my legs.

Tonight I got to be girly with my sister in law. She’s big into nail polish, so I got to paint my nails with her! They are bright sunshine yellow and they make me incredibly happy to look at! I’m hoping I will take the time more often to just give myself a little “me” pampering time. Though I definitely considering cooking pampering my body as well, from the inside out, it would be nice to take a little extra effort on JUST the outside.

I told Future Husband #1 that I was making myself pretty by painting my nails. He of course tells me that I am already pretty, but he is glad that it is making me happy.

I also got called into my retail job today! WHAT? That’s right, for the first time in 3 and a half weeks I got to go to work. I enjoy it there, the customer always respond really well to me. I think it’s the hair. So I was excited to go in! It was a good day.

Breakfast:

Cinnamon, Raisin, Cranberry and Walnut Quinoa

1/3 cup uncooked Quinoa
2/3 cup Water
2/3 cup Milk
1 T Lemon Honey (or any honey)
Raisins
Dried Cranberries
Walnuts
Yogurt

Cook the quinoa in water as directed (covered for about 10 minutes). Uncover and add 1/3 cup milk. Simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Repeat with the second 1/3 cup of milk and toss in the honey, raisins and cranberries (however many you’d like). Let that absorb. Take off the heat and add walnuts. Serve with a big dollop of yogurt on top. Freaking delicious!

Lunch:

I went into work today, so I had a turkey wrap sandwich and a banana for lunch!

Dinner:

Whole Wheat Penne with Mushroom Sausage sauce

I didn’t measure anything. I sauteed some onion and crushed garlic in butter and oil. Added some diced green and yellow pepper and about half a small diced tomato. Then the sausage and finally the mushrooms. I pushed all that to one side of the pan, and on the other melted a chunk of cream cheese. Then added about 1/3 cup of milk and 1/8 cup of chicken stock. Melted about 1/8 cup of grated Romano in that, then mixed the whole pan together. I added some basil and a little cinnamon.  I allowed that to cook down and thicken up for a minute or 2. Then served it on top of some whole wheat penne. Fanfuckingtastic yo. My brother and sister in law went out for dinner since I was gone late, so I was perfectly happy to make myself something quick and easy and awesome. ^_^

The landlord DID finally get back to me letting me know that he was just busy and that he was sorry and when is a good time to call? So I let him know she was working Thursday evening. I’m really really hoping he doesn’t forget. I really can’t stand this whole not knowing whats going on BS. I just want to be completely sure I don’t have to live here at my brothers any longer than I absolutely have to.

Exercise: 1/2 hour of yoga, 6 hours at retail job

Waking up to the TV on sucks…

Luckily the boys weren’t up all night this time…but shithead’s best friend was up early this morning and had the TV on. I didn’t get to do my yoga. And I didn’t get to make anything cool because the boys took up all the counterspace with pizza boxes.  *sigh*…At least he was watching 30 Rock. If I had to wake up to anything, I’m glad it was that.

The one and only reason I am not gone yet is that I was oblivious to the fact that my brother would be out of town this weekend. I’m fairly certain they come home Monday and will be making moving arrangements as soon as they are home. I’ve sent my application to the landlord for the apartment which I’m certain he will approve. I have great credit, have 2 jobs and am in a more desperate position than most people. He seemed really willing to help me out.

Breakfast:

Cereal. Once again…no room to cook. 😦

Lunch:

Tuna and Apple Salad Sandwich

I don’t know that I could tell you how I made this, but it was delicious. I used some chopped apple, celery, raisins, walnuts, half a can of tuna, some light mayo, honey and lemon juice till the consistency looked right. Then I split open some french break and served it up along with the extra apple that wouldn’t fit into the mixture. Great for something quick!

Dinner:

Tuna and Quinoa Casserole

Taken from: http://cohokitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/salmon-quinoa-casserole.html

You will need:
1 1/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or similar)
1/2 cup parmesan
2 tablespoons butter
18 ounces (3 cans) canned salmon (or tuna)
2 cups frozen peas
2 cups chopped vegetables* (I used onion, parsnips and something else…I can’t remember)
Salt and pepper, to taste (I also threw in a little garlic powder)

Preheat your oven to 425.

In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, yogurt, mustard, shredded cheese, and about half of the Parmesan cheese together. Add the drained salmon, and (uncooked!) quinoa and mix well. Finally add the vegetables, and melted butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the mixture into an 8x8x2 or similarly sized baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Devour.

*I’d like to remember what else it was I used as this was ABSOLUTELY scrumptious. I raved about how great it was to my cousin the entire time I was eating it, so damn…I hope I can remember what else was in it…but truthfully, put whatever veggies you want in this! That’s the point, whatever you have on hand will work no matter what it is! Oddly enough this was my first tuna casserole. I will be making them again MUCH more often!

 

Today I leave you with hope and love. I end on sour notes so much these days and its a holiday weekend, so remember to love yourselves girls. The minute you learn to do this, the more your life will improve in so many ways. Love is the gateway to happiness.

Exercise: 1 hour at the gym

Sunny Meatless Monday! + Craigslist link!

I am extremely sorry that I haven’t been keeping up very well with all of your blogs lately. I promise when I get out of here and things settle down a bit that I will have more time to read everything and respond accordingly. I feel terrible that I haven’t been able to keep up…I’ve barely kept up with my own. But it’s incredibly important for me to have this, I don’t know what I would do without all of you. If nothing else, it was really nice to wake up to a gorgeous sunny morning as it’s been pretty gloomy here for a few days. Maybe a walk later? That would cheer me up!

Breakfast:

Mango and Blackberry Breakfast Bake

I have made many variations on this before. I generally use this adapted recipe. I threw some greek yogurt on top of it this time and made a little less than usual as I was only mildly hungry. Super delicious as usual! I hope you guys don’t find me too boring when I repeat recipes, but this one’s a keeper! No flour, no egg, and an easy honey substitution along with the addition of oats makes for a good, healthy, yet sweet breakfast.

Lunch:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Soup

Taken from: http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/409959-it-s-peanut-butter-jelly-soup-time-

    1. 2 Tbsp Butter
    1. 2 Tbsp Onion, grated
    1. 1 Stalk Celery, diced
    1. 2 Tbsp Flour
    1. 3 cups Chicken broth (try low sodium)
    1. ½ cup Creamy peanut butter (try reduced fat for fewer calories)
    1. ¼ tsp Salt
    1. 1 cup Light cream (used Milk instead)
    1. 2 Tbsp Roasted peanuts, chopped
    1. ½ cup Grape jelly (can use low sugar or fruit preserves instead)

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add onion and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add flour and mix until well blended. Slowly stir in chicken broth and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain broth to remove the celery and onions. Next, stir the peanut butter, salt and cream into the strained broth until mixed well. Serve hot. Garnish each serving with a teaspoon of chopped peanuts and a dollop of your favorite jelly.
Make 4 servings.

*Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly day! I had to commemorate the occasion in some fashion, but was out of bread! Soup to the rescue!!! You can see the swirls of strawberry jelly in this. It was DELICIOUS, I even made it exactly as written except of course using water instead of chicken broth as it IS Meatless Monday. ^_^

Dinner:

Some delicious deliciousness I made up entirely. Just an onion, parsnip, carrot, yam and pea stir fry with olive oil, light coconut milk, honey, a little soy sauce, a little unsalted butter, lemon juice, plum sauce, cardamom, nutmeg and crushed red pepper. Also threw in some raisins at the last minute because my husband’s best friend walked in a said it smelled “meaty”. The last time I had a meat dish with cardamom was with lamb and raisins. So I figured they would go well in this dish and MAN was I right! No rice or extra carbs in this one…it already had the yam in it and that was enough. Was really happy with this one! I just adore parsnip.

Oh also, I had 2 small cookies along with my usual ice cream as a friend dropped off some cookies for us. I was happy to see that I was more than satisfied with just a couple.

 

My husband was all upset because I’d posted on my Facebook that I had an apartment appointment tomorrow. He said I was “airing our dirty laundry out on Facebook”. Dude……we’re getting a divorce. If you didn’t want everyone to know we were getting a divorce, you shouldn’t have fucked up as that often leads to divorce. It’s not exactly some private matter. Everyone will eventually figure out you’re no longer together. It’s not like I went on there and said “Hey everyone! My dirtbag husband cheated on me, so I’m leaving him! I have an appointment to look at a new place tomorrow! YES he’s a shithead and I hate him!” THAT would be airing dirty laundry.

He just doesn’t want everyone to know what an idiot he is.

He shouldn’t have been an idiot then.

I also finally got my motorcycle up on Craigslist. If ANYONE knows anyone in my general area (Detroit is very close) that would like it and would want to help out a girl desperate to leave her shitbag husband, please show them this!

http://toledo.craigslist.org/mcy/2936961939.html

My cousin is also doing everything she can to help me, she knows a LOT of people. Thank you all so very much!

Exercise: 1/2 hour of yoga, 4 mile walk

Decor

One of the things I’m most looking forward to with my new place is decorating.

I didn’t get much of a say in any of the decor in this house. Not that I really cared that much, I like how it’s decorated.

But there is a severe lack of unicorns…

Oh do I EVER have my eye on this puppy…the level of want I have for this, well, we’ll just say it’s turned up to 11. ROCK!!!

Now I only need $100 burning in my pocket.

Breakfast:

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Taken from: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/parmesan_spinach_cakes.html

4 servings, 2 spinach cakes each

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes
Nutrition Profile

Diabetes appropriate | Low calorie | Low carbohydrate | High calcium | High potassium | Gluten free |
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Ingredients

12 ounces fresh spinach, (see Note)
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, or low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 large eggs, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Added:
1 T Pine Nuts

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pulse spinach in three batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ricotta (or cottage cheese), Parmesan, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper; stir to combine.
Coat 8 cups of the muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide the spinach mixture among the 8 cups (they will be very full).
Bake the spinach cakes until set, about 20 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a clean cutting board or large plate. Serve warm, sprinkled with more Parmesan, if desired.

*I missed the part in this recipe where it said it only made 8 cakes, so I accidentally only made 2 meaning to make 3 or 4.  It’s okay as in the end after eating them, they were SO delicious I was completely satisfied and didn’t need any more. The pine nuts are simply a MUST to add! They bring a certain something  in taste and texture and go incredibly well with the spinach. These are super healthy, gluten-free and don’t take long to make!

Lunch:

Spinach Salad with Chickpeas, Raisins and Carrots

Quick quick quick!! I needed to get a project finished, walked to the post office, and then walk to my brother’s! He and my sister-in-law were taking me to Sonic for dinner (yup…we wanted to try the new sweet potato tots!) so I just needed something REALLY fast, but high in nutrients, to get me through the afternoon! I also threw some walnuts and a little low-fat sesame ginger dressing on top of this. YUM!!!

After working my ass off and finishing my project, I begin my trek to the post office. I had precious little time to get there as I left SLIGHTLY late and needed to make it before they closed!

So I ran.

Then it began to rain. Soft. Hard. Then VERY hard.

I ran nearly the entire 2 miles there in the rain. With a backpack on.

I dramatically open the door SOAKING wet and out of breath. They were JUST about to close. I loudly inquire, “DID I MAKE IT??” to which all the ladies laughed at the pathetic state I was in. They of course allowed me in to drop off my package and dry off a little.

THAT was fun.

If I didn’t make it, it would not have been fun. But I DID. So it was a fucking blast.

I can RUN now!!!!!

Dinner:

Oh you fuckin’ better BELIEVE I treated myself to these bitches after that ordeal! I also had:

Their Chicago-style Hot Dog! It’s very much not bad at all! AND not bad for you! I also had a diet cherry lime-aid per recommendation of my sister-in-law. What a great day!!!

My only disappointment was that I saw no rainbow. Don’t fret! There will be plenty more next-times for running through the rain!

Exercise: 1/2 hour of yoga, 3 miles running/walking