Heat wave and the single life.

Heat wave!  Are you keeping cool?  Pixie is trying 😀

I knew I had to get the exercise done early unless I wanted to go to the gym and do the treadmill, so I was outside at 7 am to run at the track.  It was a nice quiet 3-mile run, although warm already at 70 degrees 😯   I will spare you the picture of what I looked like when I finished.  I was ready for a cold drink and made up some iced coffee with my protein waffles.

To make the cold brewed coffee, I just put 1 cup of ground coffee with 4 cups of water and let it sit overnight.  Then filtered it this morning.

It tastes so much better than brewed coffee that you let get cold and ice.

I have a busy few days coming up.  John left for Atlantic City on a spur of the moment trip with a friend for a couple days.  That means that I need to take care of the business, along with my own work – not to mention that I start training for my new job on Wednesday.  It all depends on how busy each of those things is.  So, I may not get around to some reading some of your blogs for a couple days!  I had better make a bunch of the cold-brewed coffee.   :mrgreen:

More cool eats for lunch:

Vanilla greek yogurt, low fat granola and berries.  The classic.

Finally turned on the AC when the living room thermometer said 86 degrees.  I didn’t even want to see how hot it was upstairs.  This is why I could never live in the South.  Then we had a brown out.  At first while I was working, I noticed it got very quiet in the house.  The AC kicked off, as did my fan.  Computer was still on because of the battery, so it took me a bit to figure out what happened (duh).  I have no car, as it went to Atlantic City, so that nixed the idea of trying to go somewhere cool like the library because I was not biking in this heat!  Funny that the TV would come on, but the internet, AC and fans would not work, or the fridge.  It got pretty hot soon:

I checked the status with the power company and they estimated about 2 hours for the power to come back up.  It ended up being 1.5, so that was good.  Of course, I got hungry during this time and the espresso machine would not power up…. booo!  So I just had a slice of bread and nut butter.

I was going to toast it, but the toaster oven wasn’t working and check out the state of it:

Door isn’t supposed to open like that….

CSN stores is going to let me do a review of a toaster oven for them.  They have several websites selling a lot of things like dining room furniture, cookware, etc.  Good thing I am going to do this review, because we use our toaster oven a lot!

My plumerias are blooming.  They are indoor plants and are getting a little unwieldy now, but they smell heavenly when they bloom:

This particular one is about 4 feet tall.

Dinner time and I poked around the fridge to see what to use up.  With John gone, I am going to need to eat up a bunch of produce!  I decided to use the last bit of hamburger and put it on a sweet potato with laughing cow and caramelized onions (good thing I am a bachelorette tonight!).  It actually was surprisingly tasty.  And I managed to not burn my broccoli tonight.

I need to work tonight and pack orders and try to keep from snacking without John here.  Isn’t that what swinging singles do?  I can’t even remember LOL!   I decided if I get hungry I can have a banana 😀  Maybe that will keep me out of the cereal…..

If you haven’t checked my mindful/intuitive eating post, here is the link if you are interested.

Time for the bachelorette lifestyle!  See you tomorrow….

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23 thoughts on “Heat wave and the single life.

  1. Kimberley

    It is really hot here too and I don’t have A/C, so I am keeping movement to a minimum. Only my fingers are moving…

    Pixie is so funny…not to mention furry!

    Enjoy your alone time!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Sometimes =-.

  2. Destination:Athlete

    Yea, it’s hot here too….but hubby will not let me go for a day without turning on the AC!

    YAY for product reviews!! I wish I could get more of them, I like doing them too, but sometimes I just don’t get around to posting them quickly (due to the Pnut!) Cant wait to read what you’ve got to say about the toaster oven!
    .-= Destination:Athlete´s last blog ..shaken- not stirred =-.

  3. John

    It was hot here again as well. I think with all my working out outside it’s not bothering me as much as others. I got an unplanned cool down today in the………..hospital today as I got patched up from my bike accident!

  4. Jody - Fit at 52

    OMG, that pic of Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So sorry for that heat wave. Talking about it on the news here & we have cooler than normal weather in southern CA.. sun barely came out yesterday & it is July! I will take it over your stuff!

    Love my toaster oven.. looks close to yours except it is black so can’t see all the wear & tear & it is newer so it is still surviving!

    Good luck with new job stuff & again, talking about you over at my place! 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Weight Loss Tips =-.

  5. Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    Poor Pixie. I’ve got a fan in the unairconditioned downstairs that the dogs gather around like a fire in winter. They’re afraid of it, but they realize they need it, so they snuggle tentatively next to it. LOL

    Looking forward to your toaster review. Wish I could get a gig like that! I need a new one every few years for as often as we use ours.

    Here’s wishing you no brownouts today.
    .-= Lynn Haraldson-Bering´s last blog ..It’s The Not Knowing =-.

  6. Joanne

    Pixie knows how to keep cool. Too cute.

    Although I like iced coffee, it doesn’t matter how hot it gets, I have to have my hot cup-o-jo in the am.

    We have more problems with toaster ovens as well. I swear they only last about 2 years in our house.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Make your own Shampoo and SNICKERS =-.

  7. kalli@fitandfortysomething

    yes you are busy and with your new job-is that today? or next wednesday? my hubby is starting a new job next week too and i have my 2nd interview next week-exciting times i tell you. i am with you on cavendish-he thought he had it in the bag-hee hee. your kitty is so cute. can you send me some heat please?
    .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Busy Bees =-.

  8. Fran

    88 in the house is very hot checked mine just now and it’s 75 degrees in my house but it doesn’t feel hot. We’re heading towards a few hot days again, can’t say I look forward to it.

    I’m a single every now and then too and love it, especially that I can watch anything on the tv when and what I want to 🙂

  9. Lisa

    It’s hard not to make bad eating choices when left to our own devices! Sometimes when the BF has plans, I’ll just go to Subway. Or I get sushi. 🙂
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Happy Fourth- =-.

  10. Shelley B

    Yeah, that’s just too hot…I keep my A/C set at 78, but if I’m really moving around (like vacuuming) I lower it. Hope your heatwave breaks soon!

    Btw, I thought of you today at the grocery store – they had BEAUTIFUL blueberries for $1.77 a (rather large) container – I bought some and had the best berry/Fage/Fiber One combo! 🙂
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Really- More Magazine =-.

  11. Melissa @ For the Love of Health

    I could imagine it was still steamin’ at 7am! It’s that way here from at least 5:30am straight through til midnight, if not all night. Good for you for braving it! Oh no with the air going off- good thing it came back on quick enough!
    Great tips on how to make iced coffee! I will try it sometime once there is enough room in my freezer for ice. :-p
    .-= Melissa @ For the Love of Health´s last blog ..The success of the basil plant =-.

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