Wow, cannot believe we’re in the homestretch to Christmas. Where has the time gone?! I have bought only one person’s gifts, two if you include Blogger Secret Santa, and have many to go! Guess I’ll be running errands this weekend with all the last minute shoppers like me and hoping what I need is still in stock. How are you all doing with your shopping?
Today felt productive, and is ending on a nice note because the snow is finally sticking outside 🙂 Pretty!
The day started off with a new oatmeal combo: steel cut oats, almond milk, water, frozen berries, cottage cheese, and cinnamon. I put the berries in last night before microwaving, and may add them after heating next time to preserve more whole berries and for add’l texture. This mix could have used some add’l sweetness, too. Perhaps I’ll seek out some stevia.
The weather was odd today, with snow over most of the area except for our house, I swear. It was raining when I woke up and when we went into work mid-morning, and the temp was around 37.
I worked a bit and then had lunch around 12:30. I had: a Flatout wrap with a 1/2 wedge of LCL, 4-5 slices of turkey, spinach, broc slaw, and cracked pepper; ~1/2 cup lf/ff cottage cheese, and 1/3 of a Fuji apple. Tasty and filling.
Worked, worked, worked this afternoon to catch up from not working much this week, and found out that Chris and I will probably be reaching our last annual business goal next week. Perfect timing, eh?
Around 3 Chris came in and wrote me a note in Spanish: Tu amiga Maria te llamo y te hecha de menos, y espera que vengas a reunir con ella. Basically, he wanted to go to our fave westside Mexican restaurant, Si Senor. Okey dokey. To prevent pigging out on their unhealthy happy hour menu, I had the rest of my apple around 4.
At Si Senor I had a big Diet Coke and Tacos al Carbon. Each taco consisted of two corn tortillas with grilled chicken and pico de gallo inside; I added in a little guac, some lettuce, and ranchero sauce. A few chips and spicy salsa sneaked their way into my tummy, too 😉
(Wow, I’m watching a TLC show about landslides–crazy stuff!)
Chris and I always take a doggie bag of chips home for Lily. She loves the corn tortilla chips and Chris started feeding them to her in a cute way–he puts one in his mouth and then lets her take it from him. So funny! I tried it out tonight, and had him take a pic for you to see how silly we are.
I had hoped that yoga would still be on tonight, but sadly it was the only class of the evening that was cancelled 😦 Boo hoo! No yoga class yet again b/c of the weather. But, I got dressed and headed out anyhow since I knew a good workout would feel great. I nearly fell on my ass walking into the gym, as the temp was dropping, wind picking up, and snow falling when I arrived there. I did an ab and lower back workout, then ~50 minutes on the elliptical. Felt great just as I’d hoped!
When I left the snow was sticking a lot more! Pretty! I got home safely, cleaned up, and decided I needed a snack. Cottage cheese sounded like a good base, and I added some of the Peace cereal I showed you yesterday. It was tasty, but apparently I wanted something sweet b/c I kept thinking it wasn’t sweet enough while eating it. So I had a piece of TJ’s cinnamon flatbread, too. Not exactly sweet but hit the spot. I love the cinnamony, buttery taste of these crispy suckers.
The house seems to be getting messy and staying messier these days, even after I clean. I think part of it is extra holiday related stuff is piling up, and we’ve been home more to create more mess. I had to do something about it so I cleaned the kitchen up and swept the floors. Much better (sigh of relief). And, for those of you tracking me, I remembered to prep my oats for tomorrow. Yay! Here’s a random pic of the snow accumulating I took out back tonight.
Off I go to fold some clothes and then watch more TV before hitting the hay. I was sad the Top Chef wasn’t on tonight…forgot it won’t be back for a few weeks b/c of the holidays. Do you miss it, too?