Monday! We had another nice night temperature wise. It was actually quite cool this morning when I got up and that got me in the mood for pumpkin oats! I decided to take a rest from the bike today. I am feeling a little pressure to get in those 400 miles, although I am pretty much on schedule, so I need to stop that. Walking is good enough for today.
My delicious oats:
Made with pumpkin and egg whites and then topped with some crystallized ginger, toasted pecans and 2 teaspoons of honey. It’s not fall yet, but it kind of felt like it.
While I was eating breakfast, the city gave me a new piece of artwork too look at. My work chair points towards this window.
They put up this sign for road work happening starting on 08/27. Guess this sign is going to be there a while blinking between 2 messages. I don’t know if I will go crazy from that or not. 😉 Guess I can always close the blinds. I don’t want to move out of my comfy rocker for work…
And good thing we have light blocking curtains or it might be visible from the bedroom. 🙄
Mid morning munchies.
John and I started our no land meat week. We actually began yesterday. Since chickens don’t fly, they really count as land meat. Aren’t you glad not to see poultry? I am glad for the break. However – eggs from poultry are fair game. Omelet for lunch with lots of hot sauce.
I am still on a mango kick, as you can see. It looks like cheese cubes. I love cheese, but I can’t imagine eating that many cheese cubes.
I had a good productive work day today. That was a nice change from the way it has been. Yay! That’s awesome for a Monday, too. Don’t you love when Monday’s go smoothly? I was ahead of schedule when it was latte time.
Just cool enough inside for a hot latte.
John was also productive today. He wasn’t so busy, so I heard him doing all kinds of cleaning and he got dinner ready. He made baked salmon. This was equal parts of BBQ sauce and strawberry jam mixed together for a glaze. Then baked in the oven.
This was really good! The recipe called for raspberry jam, but we didn’t have any, so John used my homemade strawberry instead. I am liking salmon more the more I eat it. I still prefer seafood, though. One thing with salmon is that it keeps me full for a long time, fatty fish that it is.
I have tutoring tonight and I am going to have to wear a jacket. It is cloudy and cool tonight. I’ll leave you with this shot of a Painted Lady at my butterfly bush. Those of you on FB already saw it, but here it is again.
There have been a bunch of these in my garden the last few days. Apparently some years there are none and some there are a lot. This year there are a lot! I am glad they like coming to my garden.