Salmon Monday

Glad you all are liking my renovation posts! Sometimes I worry people will find them boring.  Ladies – you can certainly do these things.  It’s very empowering.  And men that don’t do these things – same goes :D  You just have to not be afraid of getting dirty – and the worst part is that things look really bad before they get better.  Last night I was looking at the walls and the worst damage done on the other wall from removing tile and thought “Jiminy Christmas what did I do?”  LOL 

I actually am thinking of putting up some paintable wallpaper on the lower half where the tile was, which was pretty shocking to John considering my hate affair I have with wallpaper.  By the way,  I got an estimate today on what it would cost to have a refinisher come in and do the whole entire bathroom (walls, shower, tub, counter) and it was around $1800 to $2000.  Well, of course it is too late for that now for the whole room as half the tile is gone, but I know I can do this bathroom for under that including a new vanity and storage and it will look better than leaving the existing tiles. Gauntlet laid down.

When I asked John this morning how it was to take a shower in a partially demoed bathroom and his answer was “Kind of rustic”  Rolling on the floor 

I pulled out my Firm DVDs.  I kind of forgot about these.  They definitely are a good workout and my muscles feel it.  Beats the pants of WATP. Today was High Def Sculpt.  Pixie decided she would try them, too.


Anyway, work started off with a bang this morning. It was great to have a Monday where there was a ton of work.  All of the clinics were open today and work piled in. Some other transcriptionists must have taken the day off? Anyway, I finished up early in the afternoon, which was awesome! 

I have been on a Greek yogurt kick lately, which is surprising because it’s so cold out.  I had the yogurt with blueberry sauce and some Kashi Simply Maize.


That’s an interesting cereal. Mostly air, really.  It’s actually a better choice to have in the house for me for cereal because if I go to Snack Town on it, the calorie damage is a lot less than with granola.

I added a bit of chocolate to my afternoon latte today.


John’s chocolate syrup and a dark chocolate hazelnut chunk.  This chunk is 80 calories and delicious!  I could eat the whole bar 😀

I tried a new salmon recipe for dinner.  This is some sockeye salmon that we got.  It was $7.99 a pound, I think. This is an 8 ounce piece for the 2 of us.


I mixed together 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of oil together.  I put some pepper on the filet and covered it with the sauce.


Then I wrapped the foil around it and baked at 425 F for 20 minutes.


It came out pretty tasty. The salmon was meatier than the other kind we usually get. I think this sauce would be best for grilling as I wanted a bit of a glaze on it. Maybe I should have broiled it for a minute or two.

Now we are hunkering down for cold, cold weather.

Martin Luther King, Jr. quote  that I love?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

And with that I bid you good night.  I have a date with some tile.

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19 thoughts on “Salmon Monday

  1. Kim

    YOU inspired me to watch some YouTube videos on kitchen sprayer replacement. I CAN DO THIS… I just need to get to Home Depot. And as far as MLK, I keep trying to convince wary middle schoolers that they don’t always need to see the whole staircase to take the first step.

  2. debby

    Yum yum on the salmon. I have not mastered the ‘glaze’ on salmon either. You might be right about the broiler.

    You’re going to work on tile at night? That’s just wrong! I guess if its your hobby its allowed…
    debby´s last blog post ..Back to the Gym

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, I have to work on it at night because I work during the day 😀 I actually couldn’t wait to do more.

  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I had to laugh at John’s “rustic” comment. 🙂

    I have quite the collection of exercise DVDs but none of The Firm series, if you can believe that. Also don’t have any WATP. Been thinking of trying some of them out again in the nights I have class so I don’t have to lose time driving to and from the gym.
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Bruising and Some Cold Weather

  4. Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine

    U are great with your self control! How could you eat just one piece of chocolate?! That takes power!!! I know I have the same power deep down but I think it went on vacation. Waiting for it to come back…lol…That salmon looks amazing by the way.
    Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine´s last blog post ..Fortunate Fridays

  5. Shelley B

    Sounds like you’ve got a lot of possibilities (why does that word look like it has too many “i’s”?) with the bathroom – are you leaning toward any particular color, at least? I’d have a hard time narrowing everything down!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..My New Normal

    1. Lori Post author

      I kind of wanted a more jewel tone for the lower wall if we don’t do white beadboard, but I am afraid it will make the room look smaller. We might just do an accent wall. Or just make the storage stuff have all the color. The funky ceiling also presents a painting issue. Whether to pain that or not. It is hard narrowing down, but half the fun is looking!

  6. Satu

    Ok, you got me thinking maybe I could do something for my bathroom too. I’m afraid I will do damage if I do it on my own, but if I read your renovation posts long enough… 🙂

    Pixie looks like she decided she needs some workout. She looks so sweet and innocet that you’d never know she is actually the Queen of Cats. 🙂
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  7. mary mcmahon

    Lori, for your bathroom lower walls…beadboard! works great…looks lovely..we found some on the walls in our garage and took it down to use in the kitchen. best, mary in Cincinnati

  8. Tami @Nutmeg Notebook

    I have been craving fish lately! Last night we had Hake but have some salmon in the freezer I need to thaw out for later in the week.

    Your yogurt looks delicious with those blueberries made into a sauce! I haven’t seen that cereal but will look for it. Granola is so easy to go overboard with!
    Tami @Nutmeg Notebook´s last blog post ..More Amazing Healthy Food Finds

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