Another whirlwind day at the office.  Although I love days like that – I actually felt like I was contributing to something rather than my usual work days where I sometimes make scratch paper pads out of printouts that nobody picks up!  “Brief Day” is never the same day twice.  Sometimes when my boss has a brief due, there aren’t many exhibits and she handles everything herself.  Yesterday was not one of those days.  The brief was 40 pages long, and I had about 200 pages of exhibits and I needed to make five sets of those and have them spiral bound at Office Max.

I hit the ground running so I ended up eating a Chobani and an ounce of horseradish cheese – OMG, I love this cheese!  I plan on making twice baked potatoes with some of that cheese next week.

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All was going well when at about 10:00, the copier kept jamming up – no!!!  I quickly called service and told them I needed some sooner rather than later, and luckily, within an hour the copier was fixed and my boss had no idea it was ever down.  I kept whispering into other people’s offices saying “don’t use the copier until I tell you!”  Meanwhile, she kept feeding me exhibits that were ready to print (our copier is also our big printer for everyone in the office and I knew I’d catch up once the copy guy left.  Whew!

I go to Office Max, they can’t bind it all together because it’s too big.  We need two volumes, but now I needed to go back to the office to correct the cover pages and then bring it back.  By now, it’s nearly 1:30 and I hadn’t eaten anything, so I picked up Panda Express.  Okay, I learned a lesson about this place.  Don’t go after the lunch hour rush because the food tasted like it had been sitting there for hours.  I got the beef and broccoli which they claim is 120 calories (I agree, only 2 small pieces of beef and mostly broccoli) and the Kung Pao Chicken which was 260 a serving.  That was easily 2 cups of brown rice in my container – I only ate 1/2 a cup.   I usually like Panda express, but this wasn’t that great.  Oh well!

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Then on my way home from work I had to go to the post office, pick up my contacts at the eye doctor, go to Jewel to pick up some steak and then to Fed Ex to get the brief to the court for filing today.  It was nearly 6:30 by the time I got home.  I was pooped!

But, since I didn’t get my salad at lunch like I wanted, I had a taste for steak salad.  Specifically steak salad with blue cheese, some blue cheese crumbles and French fried onions.  I know I am going to get shit about that one “hey Biz – you abhor onions, so why the hell are you eating them??!!”  Um, because French fried onions don’t taste like onions – it’s salty and crunchy to me.   Tony felt like have a vinaigrette dressing – only one slight problem, I only had blue cheese and ranch dressing.   I did a couple quick google searches and most of them said 1 part vinegar to 4 parts oil, so I went with that.

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:19]  Tony loved it!  I think the saltiness of the cheese was a nice balance to the vinegar.

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I love how the vinegar sinks to the bottom and the lemon juice are just droplets in the oil before it gets shaken up.

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I am trying to give kale another try.  I loved this mix – it was on sale for $1.99 marked down from $3.99.  When I opened the container, even though the sell by date is February 12 – most of it was already turning, so it took a while to pick out the good pieces – I would definitely try this again though.

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My Bistro Steak Salad – 2 cups mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, 4 ounces of grilled steak and French fried onions on top.  I ate every last drop!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1612 calories, 106 fat, 125 carbs, 77 protein and 20 fiber
  • no exercise
  • average blood sugar 99

I am SO hoping I don’t have to work at the restaurant tonight – I am “on call” so I can call at 2:00 to see if they need me or not.  Next weekend is Valentine’s weekend and the week after that is our “Grand Opening” and after that it’s going to be crazy busy.  If I don’t have to work, Tony and I are going to go out for beer and pizza – a date night!

Also next week?  I need to go back to going to the gym in the morning – life got in the way this week and I need at least that one workout before work gets in the way.

Alright – time to shower and warm up the car.  Yep, it’s – 5, but with the wind chill it feels like –21.  Lovely!  Make it a great day!