Okay, so I had a food related tragedy this week. I have a chest freezer in the garage where I keep my frozen stuff (duh, that’s what a deep freeze is for). Anyway, I had just put my water and my chocolate Vega powder into my Vitamix container and was walking into the garage to get my frozen fruit to add (like I do EVERY morning – though it’s not always chocolate), and when I set it down, I ended up dropping it and CRACKING my Vitamix container. Seriously – I about became apoplectic. I mean really – barely a day has gone by since I bought the thing 9 years ago that I haven’t used it. And those were typically just days I’m not home! After cursing heavily at mopping up the gooey chocolate mess, it hit me. No Vitamix. No bitchin green smoothies and dressings and soups whipped up in a snap. OMG.
Luckily, I have my Tribest personal blender, which does a great job. Not always smooth on the greens the way my vita is, but if I skip adding the kale, it does a great job. So – made my Choco banana pineapple smoothie (sans greens) anyway, and then ordered a new canister. Which will be here Wednesday. Anticipation is KILLING me.
Otherwise I’ve had salads, stir-fry veggies on potatoes, green tofu curry (of course – perhaps more than once. Okay, definitely more than once), and other simple eats.
Runs and Rides! Switching off every other day, though not today. Thought about a bike ride, got wrapped up in work and studies, and suddenly it’s almost bed time!
Well, I’ve been back home about a week. And I leave for Paris next week. Crazy how time flied, but I’m honestly not ready!
Last week was work and studies, doing wash, and getting ready for back to school fun for R.
D woke up on Saturday feeling like hell, and is just starting to feel better today. He felt pretty well for a few hours, but is back to feeling run down. Some crazy virus that causes a killer headache and general weakness/exhaustion. He seems to be on the mend though, so that’s great!
A new grocery opened up near me (and yes, that’s actually a big deal in my world)! It’s pretty good – similar to a Wegman’s, but not quite as cool. Good hippie food section and, most importantly, fresh produce looks great. They have a few specialty items I typically have to pick up at Whole Foods (like my toothpaste), so that’s pretty awesome. And yes I’ve already been twice since I got back last week.
This weekend my friend/classmate’s baby girl turned 2 and R and I went to her party yesterday. I’ve never seen a 2 year old eat cake so daintily before! Totally adorable. Was a beautiful day, and the part was in the park, so it was perfect.
This week is all about being sure I’m set up at work to disappear for 2 1/2 weeks on my European adventure (Paris, Berlin, & a brief pit stop in Helsinki on the way home). It’s also about trying to work ahead in school so the residency doesn’t completely flatten me. But either way I have the Louvre, Eiffel Tower dinner (twice), Disneyland Paris, and a soccer match in Berlin to look forward to!
Oh, and Chelsea is doing well so far this season! 3 wins (of 3 games) and currently 2nd ranked in the league. Don’t get me wrong though – it’s quite early, and last year they tanked something fierce, so we’ll see. Conte is fun as a coach and I love his awesome emotional outbursts.
Oh, and I have to likely call off my complete hatred of Manchester United. Chelsea’s old coach (Jose Mourinho) is now their coach, and I absolutely love that man. So…good on Man U. Hope you do okay this season (but never better than my Blues!).
Sorry to get all soccer on everyone. Back to regularly scheduled posts of pets and general life fun.