Sister, Sister

May 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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So did you do something for yourself in honor of National Women’s Health week (assuming you’re of the lady persuasion)?  Well, it’s okay if you didn’t — you have all week. 🙂  Just don’t forget!

My Monday wrapped up nicely, just another work day behind me!  I started off the day with a pair of Toad in the Hole(s).

I apologize that I just realized this picture looks a little anatomical.  That was unintentional.

I love this breakfast.  So much fun, so unexpected — such a good way to eat eggs and toast.  The key is to lightly butter the side of the bread you put down in the pan.  That gives it a nice little crisp.

I took a good long walk with the monsters this morning, I feel like it satisfied my “stretch and strengthen” requirement for my 10K training.  My hamstrings were pretty sore this morning…maybe because I pushed myself a little bit yesterday?  At least my abs stopped yelling at me (thanks, Pilates).

This morning, I got ready for work, crated Zora and gave Ruby a treat and then headed out the door only to realize I didn’t have my car key on my key ring.  Huh.  I took it off yesterday so I would only be carrying just the key in my running belt during my awesome 4 miler.  Now, where was it?  I started tearing the house apart, dumping my purse on the floor, searching the running belt in my drawer.  No avail.


As soon as I called my boss to let him know I was running a little late, I turned around and found the keys.  Like a dingbat, I left it on the windowsill of the garage window.  We all know that’s a logical place to put your keys.  😦

I ate lunch al fresco, soaking up some sunshine.  Good thing I made the best of the weather, it’s supposed to rain the rest of the week!  I ate a delish salad with red lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and a little honey mustard dressing.

There may have been one…

Or two…

Okay, three mandarin oranges consumed.  And an apple later in the day.

An apple a day, homegirls and boys; it does a body good.  This one was a Gala.

My four o’clock yogurt with cereal mixed in made it into my tummy a little early — I was super hungry today!  We bought a big tub of plain yogurt this time around and it’s taking some getting used to.  I had been eating vanilla, but Sam convinced me the added sugar in the vanilla really wasn’t worth the taste.  I have learned that plain yogurt is no bueno.  You MUST mix in something: granola, fruit, cereal, honey, SOMETHING.  I have distinct memories of my mom eating plain yogurt and grapes while doing Weigh Watchers back when I was in kindergarten.  Maybe that’s why I don’t like it.  Today’s mix-in of Aldi cereal was really good.  The cereal is pretty low in sugar and calories and I can add way more to the yogurt than I could have with granola.  Granola isn’t always good for you, gente.  Check those labels!

A new dinner recipe was experimented with today.  I found a recipe for Mac ‘n’ Cheese with cauliflower in an old Real Simple magazine and thought it deserved a try.  I am a big fan of hiding veggies in where you can and mixing cauliflower in with the mac and cheese seemed like a good way to camouflage a serving of veg.  Sam had this bad boy whipped up when I got home.

Overall, it was pretty tasty.  I had to substitute regular sharp cheddar cheese for extra sharp cheddar and I think this made it a little bland-er.  Having onion and cauliflower mixed in the pasta and parsley in with the bread crumbs made for a nice flavor combination.  I liked it well enough, good thing too!  We have plenty of leftovers. 😉

Yes, there was some of that, too ;).

The best part of my day included a Gchat conversation with my sister, Lisa.  Lisa is in South Africa right now, volunteering with a group to help at a battered women’s shelter.  She’s been gone a little shy of two weeks and has a little more than two weeks before she comes home.  I’m incredibly close with my older sister and consider myself ridiculously lucky to be such good friends with her as adults.  She is my oldest, bestest friend and I have to admit I feel a little off-kilter without our phone calls every day or every other day.  I especially miss laughing about running together — she trained for the half marathon and ran it with all of us.  Her insight was even funnier than mine!

Before she left for Africa, she reminded someone Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Boy, is she ever doing that!  I’m so proud of her.

Are you close with your siblings? Have you ever gone a long time without talking to them?

Edited to Add: My dingbat tendencies continue!  I totally forgot to title this post!  *Shame face*

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  1. First of all, I LOVE eggs in a basket or whatever you call the eggs in the toast. So yum! I am super super close with my younger brother, we even tell people that we are twins because we look a lot alike and are less than two years apart. I think it’s great to have that sibling who you would also consider your best friend. My family is super close though and we all live within a few miles of eachother. I can’t imagine going for a long time without talking to any of them.

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