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. ūüôā ¬†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.

GAH.

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. ¬†ūüė¶

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. ūüėČ

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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