It’s an Eeyore kind of day…

It is just one of those days.  I spent all day working on my media kit and I think I built it in the wrong format.  And Microsoft Word has frustrated me because I can’t get the pictures and text boxes to move where I want them.

I am tired from getting no sleep and waking up at 4am, my head is hurting, no one will answer my emails, my cats keep telling me how hungry they are and they tried to steal my chocolate chip cookies.  Seriously, an outsider would probably think we never feed the furry ones.  We can’t eat green olives, Wheat Thins or chocolate chip cookies in this house without being harassed by little kitten faces.  At least they have good taste.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies and Zoey

And to top it off, my TV remote is acting up.  Right now I am stuck watching some marathon of a show I have no interest in because my remote stopped working and I am too lazy to get up and manually switch the channel.  Real world problems, right?  I know, I am a horrible person.

It is just one of those days.  Eeyore always used to say “Woe is me” and Eeyore is my favorite children’s character of all time. I know how he feels.

On the brighter side, today is my Friday and I don’t have a 4am wake up for the next four days.  Plenty of time to work on my media kit and power point presentations.  And plan this weekend’s meals.  And write the daily posts I committed myself to.  And do the laundry.  And clean the kitchen.  And vacuum.  And mop the floor.  And clean the litter boxes.  And catch up on those emails I have left unanswered.  And keep trudging through my readings that are long overdue. And to do something with those bananas that are quickly browning in my kitchen.

Woe is me.  I need more cookies.

Thought of the Day:

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

-Dolly Parton


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WIAW for Wednesday 7/9

The long weekend was non eventful.  Another weekend we stayed at home enjoying the air conditioning.  I’ve been living in Florida for over ten years now and dealing with the summer heat just doesn’t get any easier.  We did do a 5K race on the morning of July 4th- even at 7am the heat was stifling.  We did, however, manage to get a little grocery shopping done.  We started with a trip to the new Winter Park Trader Joes for snacky stuff, then we went to The Fresh Market for fish and lastly, we ended up at Publix for our usual goodies for the week.

Blueberry Skillet Cake Breakfast

So this is what I (and Chad) ate on Sunday.  Just like last week, I want to emphasize this was a weekend day, we were off work and we didn’t leave the house for anything.  We love this time of year as we are Tour de France junkies and watch every second of it on TV.  So in other words, we were laaaaaa-zy and Sunday is the one day I have the time to take a picture of everything we eat.

Blueberry Skillet Cake Layers

For breakfast Chad had been requesting the blueberry skillet cake I have made before.  There was a huge sale on blueberries at The Fresh Market so this was a perfect time for it.  He loves it though it is not for those looking to cut back on butter and sugar.  But every now and then even Chad likes to splurge.

Blueberry Skillet Cake

I like it too though I can only have one biscuit and Chad will eat the leftovers as the week rolls on.

Berry Hibiscus Refresher

I spent part of the day making this knockoff of the Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus refresher.  I love all the Starbucks refresher flavors but they are just so expensive.  I make them at home now and not only do I save some money, I can now have them anytime of the day without leaving the house.

Messy Veggie sandwich

For lunch I whipped up some veggie sandwiches with arugula, pea shoots, tomatoes, cucumbers and some store bought broccoli slaw with cranberries.  Super messy but super delicious.

Give Inner Peas a Chance

At Trader Joes we discovered Trader Joe’s Contemplates Inner Peas, dried pea pods with the crunch of potato chips.  We may or may not have been able to eat the whole bag.  I’ll never tell.

Horseradish Hummus and Sugar Snap peas

For an afternoon snack we had raw sugar snap peas with the horseradish hummus we found at Trader Joes.  We needed something super healthy to cancel out all that sugar we indulged in for breakfast.

M&M's

And as a rare treat we had bought a bag of peanut M&M’s that we split.  We only bought the bag because we were $.16 short of being able to use a coupon at Publix and we just grabbed a bag from the candy display located right next to the register.  As you can see I separate them by colors.  I eat the pretty green and blue and I give Chad the boring ones.  Smile

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi

While we eat mostly vegan and vegetarian we do love fish every once in a while.  The Fresh Market always has incredible fish deals on the weekend and this weekend we decided to raid the seafood counter.  We picked up some tuna steaks that were on special which we froze for a later dinner.  For Sunday night I got myself a piece of their coconut crusted Mahi Mahi.

Parmesan Tilapia with Brussel Sprouts

Chad doesn’t like coconut so he got the parmesan crusted tilapia.  The fish baked in the oven while I roasted some brussel sprouts (can’t go a day without our sprouts!) and boiled a couscous mixture with chickpeas and lentils.

Klondike Mint Chocolate Chip (2)

To end our culinary adventures for the day we had a little dessert, another rarity in our house.   Publix had Klondike bars on sale so we picked up some of the mint chocolate chip flavor.

Klondike Mint Chocolate Chip (1)

So that’s it.  That was our Sunday.  Monday morning found us back to grabbing yogurt and granola bars on the go.

Thank you to Jenn for the What I Ate Wednesday link up!

What special meals did you cook this weekend?

Thought of the Day:

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones, eat more ice cream and less beans.

-Harold Kushner

 

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