It was a weird weather day yesterday. Started out rainy, then threats of storms, then super cloudy then clear skies by the end of the day, only to get SUPER windy when I went to bed last night. It was so awesome to be under all the covers and having that cold breeze coming in through the window. I ended up making a spinach and egg white omelet at home then heated it up under the broiler toaster oven with some Cabot cheese.
My co-worker asked if we were going to walk at lunch and looking at my weather app, it looked like it was going to storm from 11-2. I had a work errand to run, so I told her I was just going to the gym. Well, after my errand it looked like the rain might hold off, and I ended up walking the trail by my office for 40 minutes.
I love the panoramic setting on my iPhone! When I got back to work I told my friend that I cheated on her and walked without her – hopefully today the rain will stay away. When I got back to work I realized that I had forgotten two key items for my lunch – my low carb tortilla wraps and baby spinach. My plan was to make a leftover beef, black bean, corn and baby spinach burrito. I looked in my work pantry and saw that I had a lone flatout wrap, so I decided to use that. When it came out of the toaster oven, it kind of looked like ass, but I didn’t really have a backup. The edges got really crispy so I couldn’t roll it up, so I ended up eating this with a knife and fork. After I added some hot sauce, it actually didn’t taste too bad. It just kind of looks like dog food!
My boss gets an unwich from Jimmy John’s a couple times a week. It’s basically a turkey sandwich wrapped in lettuce vs. bread. She always hands it to me and says “can you make this edible?!” The first time I made her unwich into a salad I had a ton of stuff in my work pantry to kick it up – craisins, walnuts, apple, baby spinach from my lunch, etc. But some days, like yesterday, I didn’t know how I was going to make it taste better.
Well, I ended up adding diced apple, pecans, and some of my black beans and corn and I had some croutons in my pantry too – doesn’t look too bad!
I had chest for strength yesterday – that routine took me just about 30 minutes.
Then finished it off with 2 miles on the treadmill.
Hannah was working last night, so Jacob and I enjoyed some pork! When I was in Key West I bought a bunch of seasonings from Spice and Tea. One of them was a Greek seasoning. So I took our chops out, seasoned them with salt, pepper and the Greek seasoning and let them sit while I made our side dish. I had a cooked baked potato in the fridge, so I chopped that up with a zucchini, sautéed that for a few minutes, then added 3/4 of a cup of homemade sauerkraut (that’s almost gone – wah!). I put that in a bowl, then added a bit of coconut oil in the pan, turned the heat up to medium high and seared the chops for 2 minutes a side, then put the burner to low, put a lid on it and cooked it just 5 more minutes. While the chops rested, I made a quick pan sauce – 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/2 a cup of beef broth and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
This dish was amazingly simple and delicious and I love the fact that it was ready in just about 20 minutes. You may ask what Hannah had when she got home from work? I made her homemade mac n cheese. Am I a good Momma or what?
Hannah bought me a few workout tank tops and I wore this one yesterday:
I really love it – it’s soft, and long (hate short shirts!) and I really like the message. It’s kind of how I feel now – like I am wandering, but I don’t necessarily feel lost if you know what I mean. I am thankful for each day and try to focus on the positives of what I have and not what I don’t. One of the women at my Mom’s church (hi Mrs. P!) reads my blog every day. She’s around my Mom’s age, and she knows how hard losing Tony was for me. She told me “you know, the pain never really goes away no matter how long – I still feel the loss of my husband and it’s been 48 years.” She says the good ones make you feel the loss for a lifetime. I nearly cried right then and there, but I got what she was saying.
Do you feel you are wandering but not lost?