Had family over last night to celebrate John’s birthday a few days early (it’s on Tuesday). We decided on a cheese sampling with crackers, fruit, hummus, salsa, plus cake and ice cream! We were going to do pizza and cake, but thought it might be fun to do something different and it is what J wanted to do!
The table set up buffet style:
The 4 cheeses:
Brie, goat cheese, smoked gouda,Irish cheddar.
Hummus platter with pita points and various crackers.
Dark chocolate cake with butter cream icing. Was going to do a nut butter spread in between the layers, but I burned the walnuts…. ooops!
I proceeded to face plant into all the food. It was all good, though! What’s that word again? Moderation? Hmmmm… missing yesterday from my vocabulary.
This morning, we decided to bike to bagels to atone for some of yesterday. Sunday is normally a rest day for me, but I had a rest day on Friday to prep for the race. 16 miles round trip.
One of the lovely things about being a landlord. This is what my rental house looked like:
The tenants own a St Bernard and decided it was a good idea to tie him to the column on the porch. Idiots. The dog ran after another one and yanked the column right out. After having a come-to-Jesus talk with the tenant today, all should be fixed and paid for in a few days or they have to face the wrath of Lori. Anyone want to buy a rental property??
We had grapes in the house and grilled chicken, so I made one of my favorite lunches! Curry chicken salad:
- 10 grapes (I had black seedless)
- 1/3 of an apple
- 3 ounces of chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon light mayo
- curry powder.
Chop all ingredients into small bits and mix with the mayo and curry powder. Enjoy! It’s so easy when you have cooked chicken in the house (as I love to say). Served with some leftover pita points from last night.
I have found that I have been doing some stress eating the last few days, which is a little unusual for me. Normally I overeat just out of love for food, but there are those times when multiple stressors happen at the same time and I find myself reaching for the comfort of food.
I’ll post some tips from the Beck Diet book tomorrow on dealing with stress eating, which I am going to try and employ for this week coming up.
Question: Have any of you thought about being (or are) income property owners?