We have spent several days cooped up due to Snowmageddon 2015, so the first part of the week were throw together meals of what I had on hand.
The mushroom rice was inspired by JL Goes Vegan’s book Vegan Pressure Cooking, which is a family favorite!
On Wednesday D and I had to leave the house for a doctor’s appointment, so we decided since we were out, we’d go out to lunch. We went to a local place that makes really great veggie burgers and, totally hungry, I ordered The Flamethrower. Replete with pickled jalapenos, onions cooked in hot pepper sauce, fresh peppers, and extra pepper sauce. It was awesome. And I hurt ALL day after. Seriously…beware the flamethrower….
I didn’t eat the rest of the day. Never. Again. (Maybe…)
Today I went out to lunch with AC and HF. Yardhouse has a Gardein menu, so it was the Orange Peel Chick’n with brown rice for me! And a white ale.
We were literally snowed and iced in most of the week, so there was a drop off in my gym going fun for a few days. I did some workouts at home – mostly kickboxing.
Today I was back in the gym for Zumba and some running on the treadmill.
As an FYI, we’re breaking records for cold in Virginia right now. Like record’s from the 1890’s. And I saw a guy run past my house yesterday in shorts and a knit cap. Idiot.
I have literally been working from home all week. Kids had off Monday for President’s day, and every other day this week their school has been canceled because of the weather. It only snowed one night, but since we have no resources here to clean it, the roads have been nothing but ice. Cold temps and bursting pipes are a problem around here, so in we mostly stayed.
The benefit of working from home is pajamas all day. My neighbor stopped by a couple times this week, and I swear I started feeling self conscious about my jammie and sweatshirt attire. The downside of working from home is it’s easy to sit in front of a computer and not move for a good 15 hours. I will say I got a TON done.
D had a follow-up procedure on Wednesday to see if he’s healing from his Crohn’s flare in Nov/Dec. On the down side, we had to brave some really treacherous roads. On the plus side, hardly anyone else did, so he was seen on time and there was hardly anyone in the hospital waiting room. So I set up my Surface Pro 3 and worked!
Oh! and D took me to the movies. I love the movies but rarely have time to go anymore. However, he knew how much I wanted to see The Kingsman (I’m sorry, but Colin Firth and Mark Strong are amazing), and it didn’t disappoint. Best movie I’ve seen in a LONG time.
HF is in town, so she and AC and I got together for a quick lunch. Otherwise it’s been as much family time as possible.
OH!!! M GOT HIS UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE LETTER TODAY. Yay 🙂
Hope your week has been warm and cozy, and that you have a great weekend!