I was up for a ride this morning. Quite a bit sore from lifting yesterday, I have to say. I was a bit slow on the bike at first, but then my lower body loosened up some. It is darker out earlier now. The daylight window for rides is waning. No more evening rides and the morning ones have to happen later. I did stop after 20 minutes for this view.
I did a nice 7 miles before breakfast. And what was breakfast you ask? Banana breakfast bread pudding topped with some peanut flour and apple butter.
I also tried some So Delicious coconut milk for my coffee instead of my almond milk. I am not that fond of it. Very bland and you know how I love all things coconut!
Can I brag for a minute? Or maybe 2 minutes? John and I try to be efficient in things, save energy, keep the environment healthy, etc. Last year we put in the new energy efficient windows in our house and now I think we are really reaping the benefits of them. Check out our electric/gas assessment that came today for August:
National Grid compares customers to each other. Nothing like a little friendly competition, eh?
We were #16 on the list. Now to get to the other 15 and turn their lights on during the day so we can get to #1! 😈
I think this is really due to not needing the downstairs air conditioner very much with the new windows because it blocks the UV rays so even though sunlight comes in, the heat does not. Of course, we don’t use any gas in the summer, but we did note savings last winter! I have decided on a little conservation challenge to myself for October, too, which will be part of the monthly goals.
Another warm day here, upper 70s. That meant more of a summertime lunch today, but in a candy corn bowl.
This is 2% Fage, flax meal, strawberries and a drizzle of honey.
The day kind of went by fast. I was surprised when John popped in asking about me wanting a latte. Why he ever even asks is beyond me (although I do sometimes want it with almond milk instead of regular). I wanted a more exciting picture, so John did the “latte wave.”
Exciting? Hmmmm…. maybe not.
I did have this latte with some dried pineapple, which has made it back into the snack rotation. That’s exciting, right?
Okay – something that truly is exciting? I have been having some emails come in back and forth today coordinating an event. Here are the titles to be a tease: “Stylist Confirmed“, “Hair & Makeup Stylist confirmed“, “Photographer confirmed“. Now how to lose 10 pounds by Monday haha!
I started work early today and worked through to dinner to keep cushioning my line count for the week. Yay! Now I don’t have to worry about this week’s events making me lose money 😀 I am on a roll this week.
I was ready for dinner!
Sauteed shredded brussel sprouts, cubed up mango and chicken with GF barbecue sauce. I had another GF day going on! No cravings. Go figure.
I am posting early tonight becuase we have to go out shopping for my niece’s birthday. She is turning 8. Totally lost on shopping for an 8 year old. Thank goodness I have a list, but finding things like Squinkies (??), zoobies (??) and children’s clothing is waaaaay out of the normal shopping for me. Please give me water softeners and tulip bulbs