Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowy Sunday

Today was a fairly productive day as three loads of laundry were done, the bed made, the dishes washed, and lunch and dinner were cooked for the week. There was still snow and ice outside so I was not going anywhere in the car.

After sleeping in, Kobe went outside in the yard to enjoy the last of the snow before it melted. For breakfast, I had the usual oatmeal and banana, but I added some canned pumpkin to the oats which was very yummy. I also drank a small bottle of orange juice (I had used some to make a salad dressing yesterday).

After breakfast, I put dinner into the slow cooker: curried lentils with chicken. The house smelled so good all day with the curry spices floating through the air-- it made the place seem so much warmer.

After starting a load of laundry and washing the breakfast dishes, I continued with the Couch to 5K program (still on week 3) and then did a yoga sequence. It's amazing how much better you can fell after a really good stretch.

For lunch, I intended to make lentil soup, but upon grabbing the bag of lentils from the cupboard I realized I had bought split peas! Oh bother. What to do? I had already started sweating the onion, carrot, and celery. Realizing that I'd have to eat the peas sometime (and I had never eated split pea soup before as I'm not a fan of peas), I substituted the split peas for the lentils in the recipe. The result was a fairly bland soup, but at least I'm set for lunch the rest of the week. I also had a roll and an orange.

My afternoon snack was an apple. For dinner I had curried lentils and chicken over white rice, and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette and feta cheese. Dessert included another orange (they are so sweet and juicy),  five pieces of 85% cacao dark chocolate, and tea.

I decided to have  TV-less evening and have enjoyed ready a new book about container gardening and The Color of Lightning. 

We're back to the old grind on Monday (though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that offices will be closed due to snow still being on the ground). Tomorrow begins the busiest month of the year for people in my profession, otherwise known as hell month. Seventeen of our 22 sports teams will be competing during February, and all I can say is "BRING IT ON" so it can be over and done with. 

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