Have you noticed many more bugs in your house the last few weeks? I know I have 😦 The spiders have moved in recently, and I fear we have a moth problem brewing in the living room. Given that I don’t like using pesticides in the house, or in the yard for that matter, I usually squash spiders by hand and use the “clap’n’kill” method for moths. Suddenly I’ve seen 4 moths in the last 3 days, and I’m starting to freak out. I just put out birdseed moth traps–a savior for anyone who has cereal moths in their home. I also need to investigate the source (move furniture, pull cushions out of couches, vacuum like a maniac….). Grr, just what I was hoping to do during my relaxing evening…
Anyhow, let’s review the last few days.
My bed said it was glad to have me there, and I slept in until about 9 :0
While outside with Lily I spent time appreciating the wildflowers now in bloom, including this magnificent red poppy.
With all this fruit in the house I opted for an all-fruit start to my day. First I cut up the canteloupe, then enjoyed a big plate of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, grapes, banana, and canteloupe.
Lunch was a nice change of pace: toasted peppercorn focaccia bread with goat cheese & balsamic (mixed and smeard on one side), avocado, mushroom, yellow bell pepp, and romaine. Tasty!!
Not pictured is 1/2 a nanner I snacked on while neck deep in yard work. Chris and I were out there for over 3 hours and I feel like we barely dented the weeds and other maintenance. Arrrrrrrrghhhhhhh! It never ends. Yes, my choice not to use herbicides is making our endeavor harder this year, but I feel better knowing the nearby river doesn’t receive nasty runoff from our yard. I mean, we go and swim in that water during the summer, our drinking water comes from it (upstream), and Lily drinks out of it when we’re there. I hate thinking of all the shit that flows off of people’s yards and into storm drains….
Dinner was a visit to Fajitas. I was uninspired and opted for the veggie quesadilla again, easy on the cheese, with olives and jalapenos. I drank too much of my Cazuela and was rather buzzed!
My night was spent doing housework–washing all the produce, vacuuming, mopping the floor…. before I knew it, it was bedtime and I never got hungry.
A fabulous start to my day involved this bowl of granola with cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and almond milk. OHhhhhhhh yeahhhhhh.
A hot morning passed by (more on that in a minute) and before I knew it we were eating lunch. I opted for a salad (big surprise) with romaine, goat cheese, yellow bell pepp, grape tomatoes, avocado, carrot, apple, chow mein noodles, balsamic, and a Boca burger. I had a few bites of pineapple and canteloupe on the side.
Mid afternoon I munched on cherries, strawberries, a carrot, and an apple.
Chris and I have noticed our offices become really warm quickly if we shut the door (no good when you gotta shut the door for a client meeting for like an hour!), and we weren’t sure we had any air flowing in there, ever. Turns out the damn vents to our offices were shut off at the main air supply duct, but now we have cool air blowing over us thanks to Chris calling in the maintenance dudes. Finally, amen! We are also rather private and prefer to have our office doors mostly closed during the day, but we were paying the price with the air stagnation. No more, I say!
On the way out I chugged the rest of my almond milk from breakfast. Man, I love that stuff. The flavor, consistency, and aftertaste leave me smiling every time 🙂 I prefer Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla–the refrigerated version.
Dinner was a multi course journey that started with a wedge of canteloupe to quell the hunger while prepping my b-nut chips.
Then something newish: BBQ’d red bell pepp and mushrooms with Bragg’s, balsamic, and Northwoods seasoning. Not too shabby, but not hot enough.
Here’s my b-nut chips prior to applying their seasonings. Turned into a pretty pattern I didn’t intend!
Dammit, I took them out too early and they weren’t crispy enough. They tasted good, but I wanted that crispy texture, dammit!!
Then on to some BBQ steamed corn with Smart Balance Light.
Sadly everything was just kind of meh 😦 I think my taste was sort of off or something…
After a 50 minute stair mill sesh at the gym I was feeling hangry (seems to be happening a lot lately). I opted for a small Genisoy protein shake with almond milk and cocoa, and that perty bowl of mixed fruit.
And now I’m off to bed! Giddyup!