I know this has nothing to do with food or exercise, but it’s something I noticed and just need to comment on. D and I are watching the election results on MSNBC, and of course the commercials are VERY different than we typically see on network TV. It starts off with some spider commercial about energy mutual fund investments, grad schools, more investment funds, and then finally a commercial for some cold medicine with Lindsay Vonn as the spokesperson. It then made me remember the NyQuil commercials with Apollo Ono, and Peekaboo Street and Chapstick. Then I realize that they always pick winter athletes to advertise cold medicines, and never summer athletes. We saw Mary Lou Retton on Wheaties, and Michael Phelps for Subway. Winter athletes get shafted…they don’t get to do “healthy” commercials. They do “sick” ones. Bummer.
Anyway…on to our regularly scheduled program. I really wish life were a perpetual weekend. I had such a good weekend, that I really wish it didn’t have to end. Alas, it did and off to work I went Monday. I had several meetings, but all in all, it was a good day. I left the office just after 5 and saw the coolest thing on the way home. I’m sitting at a red light waiting to get onto the freeway, and I saw two rainbows. The funny thing is, it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t forcasted to. They also weren’t in a position I had never seen before. The first one was upside down, and the second was vertical. Anyway, I wish I had taken a picture.
For breakfast yesterday, I had that awesome acorn squash alfredo over quinoa pasta with some peas and green beans. Very much my favorite thing to eat right now.
I pretty much blew the whole “balanced eating” thing during lunch. I melted some vegan cream cheese, added a scoop of the cranberry-apple chutney, mixed it up, and went to town on it with some pretzels. It was totally awesome, and I’m thinking of canning a bunch of this stuff. I gave a couple of jars away at the office too, so hopefully the chutney love will spread. Oh, and since it was World Vegan Day yesterday, I did my part to spread the vegan love.
Due to my gorging on cream cheeze/cranberry fun (and some skittles), I skipped dinner. And felt a little like poo. I wish I would have worked out, but I just didn’t make the time. I find it’s easy to NOT make time. But the things in life worth working for aren’t supposed to be easy.
I have a very large collection of cookbooks; mostly vegan ones. When I start getting on my cooking kicks, I’ll take one or two down from the bookshelf, and go through them to pick out things I want to make and create a grocery list. In order to remember what I want to make, I use these little sticky notes. Apparently this organizational habit has rubbed off on my 7 year old. One of the books she checked out of the library on Sunday was a cookbook. She sat at the dining room table last night with my “special cookbook stickies”, and proceeded to go through the cookbook and ear mark the recipes she wanted to make. She did take it a step further though, which I thought was cool. She wrote on the stickies the day of the week that each recipe needed to be made, and if it was a desert, she added the word “fun”. It was awesome. We made the homemade pizza for dinner tonight 🙂