So my goal in the next week and a half is to buy no groceries if at all possible and eat what I have in the house. I have a tendency to over-shop and then forget I have six bags of lentils, eight bags of rice, etc. You get the point. So it should be no problem whipping up some awesome healthy eats without spending a dime on groceries.
Why, do you ask, am I doing this? Two reasons. I have too much food lying around – more than my family will ever eat if I don’t stop grocery shopping.
Also – I don’t want to move it all to the new house. Oh wait, what did I say there? WE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE. More on that below ;)
So my eats this week have been oatmeal for breakfast (out of the old fashioned oats, and this week I’ll tackle the Irish oats! Saving the best for last!). Smoothies of course. Lentils soups (I wasn’t kidding when I said I had 6 bags).
Since my last real post, I’ve gone on a few runs and did yoga at home.
However, I’ve been doing a lot of moving – packing boxes, loading them into my minivan, and taking them to the new house or the storage unit and unloading them from the van. So in essence…I’m doing weight lifting! I can feel it in my arms to be sure :)
D and I closed on a new house this past Monday. I am a highly superstitious person, and don’t like to talk about some things until it’s a “done deal”, which is why I haven’t posted about it before now. D and I actually decided last spring that we wanted to buy a new house. We’ve decided to stay in VA for at least another 7-10 years (so R can finish school) before we even think of leaving, so we decided now was a good time to buy that dream home with a pool.
We wanted to wait until after summer to start looking because we had too much going on (I was in go-live hell, my parent’s came to visit, lots of work travel), so we looked a bit online, but started working with a relator in late September. And we found our dream home in late October, made an offer, and there ya go. We all agreed (sellers and us) to put off closing until after the holidays were over, but now it’s done, and it’s our house! Oh, and it’s only a mile and a half from where we live now. Same school district, which was important.
The only thing that isn’t perfect about the house is the wallpaper. Kitchen, dining room, eat-in kitchen, and all 3 bathrooms are wall paper. We have a contractor starting on Monday to get rid of it all and paint most of the house. Then, it’ll be really perfect. Death to wallpaper! Oh, we’ll have before and after pics to share because I don’t think anyone will believe me about how crazy it is until it’s gone….
I’m also having a custom wall mountable wine rack made out of a wine barrel! So excited. Spice snobbery can be proudly displayed on my kitchen wall! And it’s an up cycled Napa valley wine barrel. See. Dream home :)
Anyway, the hope is we’ll start living in the home around the very end of this month. So I do apologize for the lack of posts this week, it’s been a bit hectic around here!
In other news, I’ve been sick and so has the young one, so that’s put some damper on the week. We both appear to be on the upswing though, so that’s good news.
So thanks for your patience, and more to come. Also, if you haven’t already, please enter my giveaway – you have nothing to lose and perhaps a new smoothie book to gain! Here’s the link, and thanks for playing ;)