It’s always difficult to get back in the swing of a regular work week, especially since I had a three day work week two weeks in a row. I woke up thinking “I’ve got to work five days in a row?!” I’ll take this weather though!
I didn’t drink near enough water over the weekend. At my desk I have no problem keeping my water glass full – that is a 24 ounce Ball jar that I use as my drinking glass and I drank three of those before noon – dehydrated much?! Lunch was a bagel thin breakfast sammie for 7 points.
My left knee has been bothering me for about a week. I have nothing to associate with the knee pain, I didn’t fall or anything like that, but it will wake me up in the middle of the night with pain. My sister had a bad knee a while back and is going to give me her PT exercises. So instead of walking around a lot, we walked around the Christkindlmarket at Daley Center. So many snowmen!
Some of the stuff is very pricey, but I spent $15 on two really cute snowmen.
Um, did I mention the food here? Spiced wine and beer tent, gourmet stuffed pretzels, sausages, fried cheese, fresh roasted and seasoned nuts. Oh my! So much temptation everywhere, but I stuck with the lunch I brought. But, I will be buying some sauerkraut soon – it smelled so good!
These pretzels were the size of our heads!
My lunch was a bean cake with spicy shrimp, rice and spinach – 8 points of deliciousness.
I love Chicago at Christmastime – I love all the lights – so pretty! When I left the office last night at 5:40, it was 51 degrees!
I didn’t do a full grocery shop because we have tons of food (by the way, if Hannah and Jacob buy their own food, I don’t eat it – however, I did steal some of their cucumbers and grapes for this picky plate!). I didn’t know what I felt like last night – I could have had another turkey burger, turkey tacos, pasta – but in the end, this is what sounded good – a picky plate!
Um, someone thought I should share with him – you know, just in case I dropped anything.
Next week I have Cooking Club – my favorite of the year because we do heavy appetizers and desserts. I am on the appetizer list and wondered if you had any suggestions for me? It has to be something that I can make ahead since I’ll be going straight from work to get there. I thought shrimp cocktail, but that seems a bit simple, no?!
In case you need it, here is the perfect way to make shrimp cocktail at home, no matter what size shrimp you use – it’s the only way I make shrimp cocktail. I can’t believe I posted this in 2009!
Happy Tuesday! Make it a great day!