Even though I can’t get enough sleep to save myself, I had a great day today. I woke up a little cranky, but that dissipated by the time I started working around 8:30 🙂
I had a bowl of oats this morning; I somehow remembered to prep them b/c I knew I wouldn’t have time to eat a bowl of cereal at home. I snarfed them down while finishing my meeting prep for my 9am conference call:
After reading the many Barney Butter reviews out there, and talking with fellow consumers, I somehow think there is a consistency issue in the production of the stuff. Some say the chunky is like all chunks and no butter, some say it is sweet, and I say it is a little salty. I like the stuff, but I haven’t had any other AB but store ground, which wasn’t so hot, esp. compared to BB. Oh well, just a thought.
I worked for about 4 hours and broke for lunch. Same thing as yesterday, but with a few spoonfuls of cc.
It was a colleague’s birthday today, and his sister brought in these bad boys:
They were calling my name all afternoon, but I resisted the urge by eating the rest of my apple and working.
Before leaving work I had a few quick bites of cc b/c I was getting hungry.
I made whole wheat spaghetti with Prego Italian Sausage sauce for dinner (fancy, I know), and forgot to take a pic. I also added some canned Parmesan on top.
I did a little Master Recycler related reading, and then headed off to the class around 6. Tonight’s topics were e-cycling (electronic waste) and composting. Yay!
E-cycling is a huge issue since computers, TVs, and other electronics have a lot of metals that are big contaminants if they get into ground water or are incinerated and get into the air. The average CRT or TV has 4-6 POUNDS of lead in it! Holy shit! I had no idea it was that great. Another great fact was that 1 ton of e-waste has more gold than 17 tons of gold ore. Whoa, new meaning to the phrase “gold mine.”
Composting has been on my mind, and I think I’m going to set up a bin/area in the next few weeks. Our yard has been abused by someone who shall remain nameless with various pesticides, our soil sucks, and I hate throwing away the food waste and yard debris we produce. Organic waste breaking down in a landfill will produce methane, but in a compost bin/with oxygen it will not.
I also learned about worm bins, and how easy they are to set up and maintain. Great for people without much/any yard, with a lot of food scraps, or those who don’t want to deal with composting outside. Here’s a bin the size of an average curbside recycling bin.
Class let out a little early, and I realized I wanted a snack when I got home. I had one serving of PB Puffins and almond milk. 🙂
Top Chef just came on (which I usually miss b/c of the timing of my MR class), so I’m gonna watch this and hit the hay, yo!
Hope your Wednesday was merry 🙂