It was so nice to see the sun today.
After the last episode of Downton Abbey, there was a show about the Queen’s garden. It got me really hankering for spring! It will be a long time before I can get working out here:
It has been a gray winter thus far, but those times when the sun comes out it feels like maybe we can get through winter.
I think my job also has been playing a role a bit as well, not to mention all the crap stuff going on in the world lately. One of the accounts I work on is a hematology/oncology account and for the past couple of months it has seemed busier and busier with cancer. Everyone has cancer. Of course, I realize that they wouldn’t be seeing the oncologist if they didn’t have it, but with report after report coming through it seems like no one can escape it. The hardest part is that you will sort of get to know a patient when they come in weekly or more often for therapy for many weeks. It’s hard to watch people go through the treatments and not get any results or the side effects are just too much and they quit chemo, knowing full well what that means. Some days there are many more clean bills of health and those days are good, but this holiday season it seemed like there were so many more new diagnoses at the holidays of cancer.
Anyway, that is neither here nor there and it’s just a part of my job. This is about as close to patients as I think I could deal with emotionally. I don’t know how doctors and nurses do it day after day.
On a good note, my spiralzer arrived yesterday. This is pretty nifty, I have to say. I think I will talk about it further in another post because there are a lot of nice things about it, but here was the first thing I did with it:
This was a sweet potato. It spiraled super easy. I have a bajillion recipes to try, but I stuck to simple pan sauteeing for these for the first time. It took about 10 minutes or so until they were softened, which is pretty fast cook time for a sweet tater! I tossed them around in the pan and that broke the strands, but the taste was good:
Served along side salmon for me, veggie patty for John. We both really liked these and definitely will help us eat more veggies. I have to admit that I cannot wait to try frying some LOL!
After a gym workout last night, I got home and made a snack with the spiralizer. I used the ‘chipper’ and put a pear in it. I didn’t core the pear. I just pulled the stem out and the blossom end.
Check that out! There was no waste core left on the pear at all and just the end, which I will show you after I took a bite out of it 😀
I might get a corer to deseed the fruit, but it sliced right through any seeds. And sad Bronco nails, which I removed today… just like the Broncos did with their head coach!
So yea, I like this tool and the newer version is compact and has less waste. I defnitely need to do a better review of it when I get some time.
I’ll leave you with this shot of Pixie.
John said she looks like she is relaxing in an innertube 😀
I have a date with the bike trainer tonight. We wanted to go out, but it is bitter cold and even coffee can’t entice us out! Instead, I will be riding and listening to Serial. I am the last one to finish this podcast? I have listened to 9 episodes so far.