I’ve seen lots of women wearing rain boots, and at first I thought it was just a fashion trend, which it might well be. But after walking home from work a couple weeks ago and it was pouring rain, and I had to ride my hour train ride home with soaking wet feet, as soon as I saw these boots at Goodwill and they were my size, I bought them.
Monday mornings seems to be busy right off the bat (not unlike most days!) but I wanted to get in early to get some little stuff off my desk before being it got crazy busy, and well, that didn’t happen. I finally put my breakfast together around 11:15! I made a new batch of naan bread over the weekend (sharing that recipe tomorrow) and made a breakfast wrap – 3 points for the naan, 1 point for the cup of egg whites, 2 points for the Weight Watchers American cheese (2) and hot sauce with a little red cabbage for crunch.
On the side I picked up that whole container of fruit for $3. I am positive I’ve bought a large fruit cup at Corner Bakery, but the girl seemed a bit confused and asked if this container size was okay and said – yes please! I nibbled on half the container before actually eating breakfast.
There is plenty to have with my breakfast this morning.
I finally ate lunch around 3:15. Can we talk about these balls?! These balls are delicious. Like so good. I love the seared crust from my cast iron skillet, and these are flavorful spicy, not just knock your socks off spicy. Each meatball when I put this recipe through the Weight Watchers recipe builder comes in at 2 points each – 8 points for the balls, 5 for the rice and the veggies are zero.
I got a new plate at Target yesterday too – I bought a salad plate so it looks like I am eating a lot more food – this was super filling though!
Hannah was busy in the kitchen making their dinner before Jacob came home from work. I sat at my kitchen counter, and Hannah and I caught up with each other and I tried not to correct her while she was cooking – I am the worst back seat cook in the kitchen, I always want to take over, but I realize that’s not how she’s going to learn to cook – and she’s a great cook by the way!
When I met one of my Connect friends Chris for lunch a while back, she brought me a goodie bag and one of the things in the bag was Carba-nada noodles.
I read the package directions – they only take 3 minutes to cook, have 15 grams of carbs per 1.5 cups cooked and have 17 net carbs. I defrosted my butternut squash bolognese from the freezer, so this came together in a matter of minutes. Hannah and I both loved them – the texture, the taste. I’d definitely buy these again! Jenn, we may have to buy a case and I’ll split the cost with you!
My Aunt Martha sent a wedding card to Hannah and Jacob and inside was an advertisement from the 1940’s – for a whole $1 you could buy a handsomely bound new addition on how to attain and practice the ideal sex life! 😀
That reminded me of a book my Mom got when she got married in 1962. It was basically all about how to be a good housewife from how to keep house, how to hang the laundry (I don’t think my grandparents got a clothes dryer until I was in high school – actually hanging the clothes on the clothes line in the summer when I was a kid was one of my favorite things to do).
I thought you’d get a kick about how women were “supposed” to be a wife. Thank goodness times have changed! I have to laugh about “don’t greet him with problems or complaints” and “let him talk first.”
HAVE DINNER READY: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal–on time. This is a way to let him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned with his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home, and having a good meal ready is part of the warm welcome that is needed.
PREPARE YOURSELF: Take fifteen minutes to rest so that you will be refreshed when he arrives. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift. Greet him with a smile.
CLEAR AWAY THE CLUTTER: Make one last trip though the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up children’s books and toys, papers, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you lift too.
PREPARE THE CHILDREN: If they are small, wash their hands and faces and comb their hair. They are his little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.
MINIMIZE ALL NOISE: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise from the washer, dryer, or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
SOME “DO NOT’S”: Don’t greet him with problems and complaints. Don’t complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as a minor problem compared to what he might have gone through that day.
MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE: Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest that he lie down in the bedroom. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
LISTEN TO HIM: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
MAKE THE EVENING HIS: Never complain if he doesn’t take you to dinner or to other entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to unwind and relax.
THE GOAL: TO MAKE YOUR HOME A PLACE OF PEACE AND ORDER WHERE YOUR HUSBAND CAN RELAX IN BODY AND SPIRIT.