What a gloomy day today. I was expecting snow when I got up, but it was just a few flurries.
Definitely a day for a warm breakfast and hot coffee!
Banana bread breakfast pudding with strawberry jam. The last jar of strawberry jam. I’ll be making more of that for sure!
I did some work and then took advantage of the fact that it wasn’t snowing yet to get in some exercise and walked to the bank to deposit my paycheck. That’s a reward – walk and get paid! I wish that could happen every day. Not to mention I was listening to Styx Paradise Theater. I love that entire album. Classic rock all the way!
Here is a picture taking tip for you. I am certainly not a pro and I need a lot of help on my pictures, but I am learning. First, the number 1 rule of food photography is no flash – ever! It makes pictures look washed out. The other is to bounce light off the subject from the opposite side. Case in point is my lunch. I used indirect natural light at my kitchen counter for this, which is my favorite, but there is quite a shadow in this first picture.
I just held up a piece of white cardboard on the right side just out of frame to bounce some of the natural light and it made the shadow much less.
(I actually might move that cardboard farther away as it reflected almost too much.) Pretty neat trick, though! I don’t have any fancy editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom, so I have to make do. Now I just need to save up and get the DSLR camera that I want.
The weather turned uglier in the afternoon, which made it perfect for latte time.
So glad it is Friday. I have been doing awesome with the snacking – or not snacking, really. Guess I got it out of my system… for now…
Dinner was in classic Finding Radiance style.
I never get tired of chicken. Not sure why, but I could eat it every day. Which I think I did pretty much all week
Now it’s weekend time! I have 2 goals for this weekend. One is to get in my chest/back/core workout done at the gym and the other is no snacking on chocolate or other stuff! I can have fruit or a protein snack that is planned in, but no nibbling stuff. That is going to be tough on the weekend, but I know I can do it.
Even though the weather is sloppy, John and I headed out for some coffee to start the weekend:
It’s decaf, party animal that I am. I love bringing my netbook to Starbucks. Free Wifi and Pinterest! Woo Hoo!