Happy Wednesday and HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! Have you made any changes this year to conserve more and be a little bit more Earth friendly? We cut back A LOT on our oil use this winter – yeah I never put the thermostat past 60 – I FROZE!!! But it was well worth it (we were able to eat instead) and I could always add another layer of clothing. We always turn off the lights when we are not in the room and I bring my own reusable bags to the store. One thing that I am going to try to do is be faster in the shower. I love a HOT shower but no need to be in there so long.
I ventured out to be with Mother Nature this morning – it was in the 50’s. Another run without gloves or a hat and I was able to leave even earlier – gotta love the early sunrise. I did a nice 9 mile loop with some fancy foot work in order to avoid all the worms – what is up with these guys lately. If I were into fishing I could go out and collect a weeks worth of bait right off the street. I saw one that was 6 inches long and this guy had girth (not even going to go there – dirty minds). Once I got home I rolled on the foam for a bit then made a protein drink. I threw some water, Rice Protein, a baby banana and lots of ice into the Vita-Mix and let it do it’s thing. I sipped on this then hopped into the shower. I swear it was a fast one today.
For breakfast I had a simple bowl of oatmeal – 3/4 cup cooked with water. I also had a Stonyfield Blueberry yogurt. Some found it’s way into my oats – it was divine.
D and I headed out the the gym for our weekly babysitting shift. It was absolute chaos – it being school vaca week. There were 3 older boys today by that I mean over 10 and they were FRESH!!! I had to stop thinking that I might be the mother of such a child some day – it almost brought me to tears. My little man was stellar by the way – let’s hope he didn’t pick up on any of their sassiness.
I packed this bar for a snack when we were finished.
Lunch was my famous hummus, cottage cheese and fresh salsa salad. There was also a little bed of lettuce and some red pepper in there. I kind of have a hummus addiction lately. I think it is the salty and creamy goodness that gets me every time. I had 3 Corn Thins as well. Two were left plain so that I could spread some salad yummies on top and the other one had some Mighty Maple PB on it.
I ended things a little Loco. It was a nice treat to eat with my favorite Stash Tea.
Do you all remember my Crispy Peanut Butter Ball Recipe? Well I was asked if I wanted to submit it to the US Mills company and have it published on their site. Today I got the e-mail confirming that it was in fact there for all to see. It totally made my day. Check it out – I almost feel famous. This is too much excitement for this simple stay at home Mommy. Time to go tend to my duties – I haven’t resorted to hired help yet.
Enjoy the rest of your day.