Back in regular mode today! Yesterday was a long travel day. We had a flight that left at noon (and of course you need to be at the airport early), which ended up being delayed. We took the same plane from Denver to Baltimore, which went on to Albany, so there was no real meal all day long. Just some snacks and a protein bar I brought with. When we finally arrived in Albany at around 8, we had a really snowy drive home. Yuck! A few white knuckle moments, but we made it home around 9:30 pm. I can’t believe how a whole day can be spent traveling!
While we thoroughly enjoyed the trip, it is nice to be back in our own routines. The family was nice enough to get some oats and fresh ground peanut butter for us to have for breakfast, so I ate a lot of oats while there LOL! We did eat out a lot, and John and I shared some entrees. We also ran 2 days and went to the rec center one day so I could do a little lifting. I was totally shocked that I was able to run at altitude without needing to walk. We ran approximately 3.5 miles when we went out. Took it a little slower knowing we were at altitude, plus just being a little tired from lack of sleep).
So today I woke up and needed to shovel for exercise! I ended up getting the whole driveway done myself, and I was happy to let John sleep in since he drove home last night. That was most of my exercise for today. Then I came in to see what could be scrounged up for breakfast. It’s pantry and freezer staple day as we are desperate for groceries!
I had pumpkin cream of wheat (no egg whites, though) topped with some almonds, cranberry sauce and some honey.
I found this honey at Celestial Seasonings – and you all know there was no way I would pass it up!
Love! It tastes like eggnog that has honey in it – yay!
Hit the ground running with work today. It’s like I never left…
Scrounged the freezer for lunch – fish cake and roasted broccoli with applesauce.
Gotta have the hot sauce!
Ms. Pixie is now glad to have us home. My mom took good care of her while we were away.
She seemed a little pissed at us last night, though. She didn’t want a lap or anything last night. This morning, she was at the bedroom door and squawking loudly wanting her food and to be held.
Now she seems happy to be beside me while I work, looking pretty festive, too!
John made lattes in the afternoon, which I had with some unpictured dark chocolate mint cups.
Made with Caribou Coffee, which we picked up while in CO. I miss Caribou! I feel tired today. Funny how trips can really wear you out, you know?
Scrounging again for dinner. I did have the forethought to pull out some ground pork last night, so at least we had some meat for dinner. I was snacking on chips while cooking, too. I know it is supposed to be a myth that you can stretch out your stomach, but I feel like I did the past few days.
I made an open-faced BBQ pork sandwich with laughing cow on a pita.
Plus a bowl of pears. I have decided that I only like fresh pears. Processed pears have a funny texture to me.
I am so lame that I am excited to grocery shop tonight LOL! I want strawberries and pears! So it is off to market now.
The reverb.10 thought for today:
Appreciate: What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)