I’ve been known to talk a lot.
It’s true. On Friday, I did nothing but talk. It was actually my first completely photoless blog post. Guess I had a lot to say, which really isn’t all that surprising; hello, did you read my first sentence?
On Friday, I preached (Amen Sister! Give it to me!) about balance and today I want to do more than just talk. I want to put my money, also known as my lists, where my mouth is. Although not literally, because that would taste like cheap paper and blue dye, and I’ve got enough issues without having to worry about ink poisoning.
Instead of just talking about my lists, I’ve decided it’d be more fun to show you the real deal. Alright, you got me; I’m busted. I’m going to share my lists AND prattle on because um, hello, my first sentence pretty much says it all.
Behold, my weekend lists:
You will notice not everything got crossed off. When that happens, as if often the case, the unfinished items get moved to the next day. As much as I enjoy the thrill of the cross out and believe me there’s nothing quite like it, it’s rare all my things get done in a single day.
In clockwise order, starting from the top left because you know I need to have some type of order in my world. We wouldn’t want chaos in collage form, which is obviously a gateway drug to total anarchy and rabble rousing. Oh, that last one sounds fun though. How about structured and well planned rabble rousing? Yes, that’s much better.
- Breakfast Salad featuring cabbage, eggs, red-skinned potatoes and shallots. Curious? Yeah, you should be. I’ll never think of cabbage the same way again. Come back on Wednesday and all will be revealed….about the breakfast, you dirty birdie. I like to keep my clothes on; most of the time.
- Nature’s Bin: my lovely local mom and pop grocery store, where I purchased produce a plenty. I also got enough premade lunches to last me the week: Thai Peanut Noodles, Speltberry & Fennel Salad, Chickpea Salad, and Cheese Enchiladas.
- Breadsmith: my other favorite food joint, and the only place I will buy my bread. On Saturday, I nabbed a loaf of that’s day’s special: Mediterranean Herb, and yes, it tastes as good as it sounds. Let me put it another way: when the Hubby went back to school, I cut as many expenses as possible: our cable bill, the newspaper and the speed of our WiFi; not this bread though because it’s worth every single extra penny.
- Weights: I did an at home workout on Saturday. To be clear, the 25 pound weight was purely to hold my feet down for reverse sit ups. We could pretend I was curling 25 pounds, but despite my vanilla gorilla ways and my ultra large ego, it’s simply not true.
- A glass of wine fireside. This wasn’t actually on the list, but necessary nonetheless.
- An at home pedicure. Same end result, with more cash in my wallet for things like fresh, delicious and chemical free bread.
- Baked potatoes rubbed in olive oil because I like to grease up my spuds. My studs too. Or really singular stud since I am a taken woman.
Another day, another unfinished list, which is the norm around these here parts. What’s not the norm is using phrases like these here parts. I’ve no idea where that came from, which brings us back to the norm. Look, we’ve come full circle.
- I made a batch of Amanda’s Almond Butter and Pretzel Truffles, and Ms. Spoons I must confess to bastardizing your recipe. I used peanut butter and topped my truffles with coarse sea salt. Excuse me while I run and hide before she hurls something at me for making her truffles literally inedible (pesky peanut allergy). Then again, she’s all the way up in Canada so I’m guessing her throwing arm can’t be that good. My only disappointment with these lovely little gems is that I didn’t make a double batch right from the get go because they are finger licking good.
- Lots and lots of clothes folding. On the bright side, I’m back in underwear again.
- Leftovers become new again in the case of this Veggie Pizza. I took the remains of my vegetable stir fry from the night before: onions, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and garlic rosemary salt and put them on a pizza crust, topped it with cheese and called it a day. Or delicious because it was delicious.
- Blueberry Lemon Granola: I’m still trying to perfect this recipe and I’m hoping this is the batch which does it. Cross those fingers, now your toes, your eyes, and let’s just take it one step further and sit Indian style. Man, I bet you look pretty funny right now. I appreciate that though.
- Flash Cards: the Hubby needs to know 300 of the hottest legal drugs on the market for a quiz this week, so I helped him make flash cards…lots and lots of flash cards. Is it wrong that I giggled over Viagra?
- Meditate with Oscar. I understand this is supposed to be a solo experience, but try telling that to my frisky feline. Besides, who am I to deny him some Zen in his life. Normally he’s all cracked out on youth, so a little mindful mediation might be good for him.
Oh and for those of you were just dying to know, which I suspect is really none of you, my Valentine’s Day was perfect. The Hubby was home and mad monkey love and Chipotle ensued; just not at the same time…not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Enough about me. Let’s hear from you.
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