I Received an "I Told You So" as an Adult…from my Parent!

Yesterday, I was a cooking fool! 

My 2 new cookbooks arrived on Saturday; the Candle Cafe cookbook and the Mediterranean cookbook.  I made a Vegan lasagna with eggplant and zucchini from the Candle Cafe book as well as a Lentil Chowder with potato, butternut squash, carrots, onions, and celery, and some marinated Indian flavored tofu – to make into wraps with black eyed peas, roasted bell peppers, onions, and rice.  From the Mediterranean cookbook, I made a Sun dried tomato Italian beer bread.  I also made a beef stew.

Whilst I was cooking away, D was out and about running errands.  M went to the mall with some friends and D played chauffeur.  He also bought me some bath salts and a newspaper!  Such a great guy.

Of course I had way too much food, so D stopped at S’s house on his way to the mall to pick up our son, and delivered a batch of the lentil chowder and half the bread.  What did her husband ask??  DOES IT HAVE BACON?  Nope!  No bacon here.  Then today I get a message from him that it was tasty…but he would have liked some stew meat.  Ugh.  🙂

I fully enjoyed Sunday for the ‘rest day’ that it was.  I got to cook, mostly stay home all day, and just relax. It was in the 70’s, raining, and probably the most beautiful day we’ve had in weeks!  By the end of the evening, D and I were dancing in the living room and giggling.

So my dad calls me last night…I say hello…and he says (I’m paraphrasing a bit)…”Of COURSE blueberries and mushrooms aren’t awful!”. Before he actually said hello!  I had to crack up because that means he’s reading my blog entries!  And I got one big “I told you so” now that I’m eating them.  He then informed me that my sister doesn’t eat blueberries either.  I can just imagine how he felt thinking his two daughters don’t like one of his favorite fruits.  Probably the same way my mother felt when she discovered that both of her daughters liked beer.  Depressed! 

Today was a good day.  I was at the hospital all day for meetings, and they all mostly went well.  I’m grateful that I have a fun and challenging job at a company that treats me very well.  I sometimes forget how lucky I am with that, and don’t want to ever take that for granted.

Breakfast was a cup of black coffee and some Irish steel cut oatmeal with blueberries.

I brought my lunch with me, which was a little leftover lasagna and I made up an interesting sandwich, that I was very excited about!  I put hummus on a wrap, and topped it with coleslaw!  It was really quite tasty.  Since I have a double batch of it, I’ll have to get creative.  I figure it was very healthy and it was certainly filling.

I got home from work, made a soy latte, and took off for my 40 minute scheduled run.  It was 82 degrees (which was awesome), but 100% humidity, so that was tough.  I was sweatier than a run on a hot day with low humidity.  It took me forever to dry out!  I was afraid to sit on any of my furniture for fear of leaving a butt imprint!  I wore my pink shoes.  I really have to keep track of that because I’ve been forgetting.

D asked if I would take the kids to TKD tonight.  I had gotten my run done early enough where I could.  I haven’t taken them for a bit and it was neat to see how much they’ve progressed.  Of course, I told D that he had to figure out dinner then.  He and the kids ate macaroni and cheese with hot dogs.  I’m going to the hell parents go to for feeding their kids crap.  I ate leftover lasagna again.

So that’s it.  We’re all home and cleaned up and winding down our day.  I have a few big meetings tomorrow, but nothing that I’m worried about.  Tomorrow night is a cross train night, so that means Fitlinxx at the Y with the family after work.  I’m hoping my workout takes an hour and twenty-five minutes.  That’s all of my current audio book I have left, and my run ended today right in the middle of a major fight scene (between werewolves, vampires, witches, and a telepath).  I can’t express how much fun this book series is…and the fact that I won’t listen unless exercising gets me all the more motivated!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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