Okay, I guess I am a complete dork with the sandals and socks 😳 (along with Jan LOL).
It’s Friday! That means only half a day of work for me, yippee! I also did not go to the gym this morning as I am running a race tomorrow, which means no lifting the day before. So, I started right in on work to get it done for the day. Then made some Fall breakfast. Pumpkin cream of wheat topped with fluff and pecans!
Gotta use that candy corn dish 😀
When I was poking in the garden the other day, I saw some new blooms, can you believe it?
Expected: The burning bush.
We planted this 3 years ago as a tiny bush and it now looks lovely! We tried growing them in IL, but the bunnies kept eating them to nubs, so I am happy now. Don’t those daylilies look like some kind of squid next to it?
Of course, the mums just give a hand to the frost and keep going:
The knockout rose bush is *still* going. If you have a black thumb, get the knockout. You cannot kill it.
And a hidden doppleganger ecchinacea. This is sheltered amongst other plants and actually has 2 buds on it.
My personal truffula tree:
And the pink item of the day – snapdragons!
You wouldn’t think it was almost Halloween, would you?
Lunch tine and I had a hankering for peanut butter. Homemade blueberry jam on top.
I am glad I only got 2 of these plums…
Okay – here is this week’s Hot 100 Update:
- Maintain my weight. I really need to work on this big time.
- No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day! Not in stores yet.
- Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Did the home duathlon. 5K coming up tomorrow!
- Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least. Did 6 days!!
- Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on. Been visiting.
- Do one no-added sugar day each week. Done.
I am doing fine on all but the eating. I really am struggling with the snacking. It’s the evening stuff that is the problem. I am having a tough time regulating the less exercise with eating less.
So, with that update said, this is the snack I had. Remember last night I said John had out the puff pastry? He made apple strudel.
Yeah – it’s good. At least he made a small one LOL!
I finished up work and did some retail therapy at TJMaxx. I picked up some Philosophy shower gel! Yay!
Dinner time had some extra carbs in it in the form a potato!
I want to also say good job to the people involved who intercepted those explosive devices. Scary stuff…
Tonight is keeping warm, as the temps at race time tomorrow will be 37! That is a chilly race. I plan on being a bumblebee, but I may nix that in favor of warmth 😀