Phew- we were tired today. Not used to doing so much bending and stooping to put in the floor. Thank goodness I lift and do a lot of squats and deadlifts or I think my legs would be screaming instead of just tired.
I decided to take it easy with exercise and just walk instead. It was cold this morning in the 40s! Brrrr…. It sure is fall now. I celebrated with the return of the candy corn bowl!
I had some Wheatena with pumpkin mixed in for breakfast. Not getting too close to the bowl for the picture 😉
I’m loving the floors so far. We figure probably 3 more weekends worth of work. Not that it will be 3 weekends in a row because there is biking to be done and all that, but I was pleased with how fast the first part went down.
When we moved stuff out of the dining room, we found a lot of Pixie’s little paper balls. It’s embarrassing, really. Shows how often we move stuff to clean behind it. Like never.
Here she is with part of her horde:
She’s liking the new floor as much as we do. Her toys skitter across it better.
Lunch today? Baker with BBQ turkey. Hello staple.
Grapes were on sale again. I love that. That is a fruit that I began liking much better as an adult. Same with strawberries. I never realized how much I liked them until I got older. Go figure.
Another fruit I found that I love? Banana chips!
I bet I could make my own. We have coconut oil…
My latte is topped with a pumpkin spice syrup that John made. I will have to get him to link me the recipe. It’s nice to drizzle on lattes or oats and such. Take *that* Starbucks!
I got my first shipment of bulbs planted today since I ran out of work in the afternoon. I’m going to be working extra hours the next few days to make up for that, but at least the shortage happened with nice weather so I could get outside. I was even really smart and wrote down which bulbs I planted where so I will remember in the spring. Maybe I am not developing CRS syndrome after all!
John cooked up dinner today. Monday is salmon day (when we buy it). It was nice enough to grill out, so that is what he did. He brushed maple syrup on the salmon, then coated it with almond meal. He then cooked it in a foil packet on the grill.
This was really good. The salmon was so moist that the almond meal didn’t get crunchy, which we were hoping it would. Maybe baking it without covering in foil would do the trick. Very tasty and I am liking salmon more and more. I wish it was as cheap as tuna.
Football tonight! I’ve got my fruit ready for snacking. I lost the picks this week, though. Booo…
– and speaking of Boo, he is adapting to life in the shop really well. He saw a lot of people today. John was working in the shop, some customers came by, the UPS man and then my mom came to visit him. He is willingly coming up to people and very, very friendly. Guess he has decided people are okay after all. What a sweetie. He is going to be a great cat for someone! He is slated for going to foster care this weekend.