When I woke up this morning, it was ultra quiet. You know that quiet when there is very little traffic and the muffling effect of snow?
You can’t see it in this picture, but the snow was still falling. While the snow had cleared the coast by morning, it was still moving our way and would be here for the majority of the day today.
Obviously no gym and no bagel today! Since I wasn’t falling over starving since I hadn’t worked out, I experimented for breakfast today. I wanted my protein waffles, but on a whim I decided to sub the oats with cooked brown rice (I know! I am such a daredevil!)
In the magic bullet:
Uh-oh – we have waffle runoff!
Here they are unadorned:
They had such an interesting texture. Almost like a baked rice pudding. Soft and fluffy. I folded them over and topped with blueberry sauce
After breakfast, it was time to go out to shovel for the first pass. That was some good exercise! Buddha is almost covered up:
I think Buddha might be totally covered by now, but it is dark out. Here is a PSA for those in snowy areas. Even if you hire a serve to shoveling/plowing for you – take a few minutes and shovel clear a path to any fire hydrant by your house:
You don’t want the fire department to have to take time to find and clear it when they need it! That stick is on there so that the hydrants can be found in deep snow after they get buried by the plows, fyi.
I was craving an omelet today for lunch. So that is what I had! I had sauteed broccoli and feta cheese in this egg/egg white omelet.
Would you like a closer look?
The other job was extremely slow today. This is exactly what I was worried about. Part of it is that this is local to me (unlike my other place that was across the country) and the clinic was slow to open if it opened at all due to snow. I won’t judge it based on today, though.
I am exploring other career/job options. I will say that I am not really that interested in being a personal trainer. I just don’t want to have to find clients and keep them! That wouldn’t be steady income around here, as there are not a lot of gyms that have trainers on staff and get clients for you. Maybe in a bigger city. Plus I might be a little too ‘tough love.’ right Mom? The thought of more schooling is really just annoying, too. I already have a bunch of letters after my name (B.Mus, MM, AAS) and am still paying off the loans from that – in my 40s, no less.
I made lattes today for a change.
Pictured with a banana, but I didn’t eat the banana for another hour.
Pixies says “Mom – you better get out there and shovel again”
We won’t tell her that John went out to do it with the snow blower. I never use the snow blower, but he seems to like it. Me, I find it blows back too much snow on me.
Seafood for dinner tonight. Baked clam strips. And those dried up carrots from yesterday? They came back to live after I boiled them. Waste not want not.
Now I am finishing up what last bit of work there is tonight. Fingers crossed that tomorrow is busier. It’s also bagel day 😀
Now… off to find a snack!