Last night I was able to read for 2 whole hours – that is pretty good for me. I usually end up getting really sleepy and just close my book and nod off. Well that did not happen and I believe the reason why is because I am reading a book that my 9 year old niece recommended – Twilight. I know these books have been all the rage. I’m not really into vampires so I had no desire to read this series. A few weeks ago I saw my niece with one of the books (she is brilliant and reads everything – seriously!!!), so I asked her about it. I think that she was holding book 4. She said that she really likes the books and she has read them 4 times – yes she is ALWAYS reading. She knows that I like Harry Potter and that I have read all the books (she has too) and told me that she thinks that I would really enjoy Twilight. Since she recommended it, I have to read the story. Honestly, I had to force myself to go to bed last night. I read well over 100 pages and could have read 100 more – it is that good. I am really looking forward to cracking it open again tonight – that Edward sure has me intrigued.
Even though I went to bed a little late, I was able to get out the door at my normal hour this morning. At the gym I did a little cardio mixer – 30 minutes on the Step Mill, 10 minutes on the Arc Trainer and 20 minutes running on the Treadmill. I followed that up with a typical weight session and lastly a nice stretch.
I actually veered away from the bowl of oat bran this morning – SHOCKING, I know. I had a whole wheat bagel topped with a tbsp of sunflower seed butter.
And a plain Chobani mixed with cinnamon.
I had to babysit at the gym this morning so while I was there my belly started getting mighty loud by 10:00. I was not surprised that this breakfast did not last as long as my oaty concoctions – nothing beats my oat bran.
As soon as I walked in the door I needed food. I melted a piece of swiss cheese on top of 2 plain rice cakes. It was just enough to hold me over while I made lunch for D and myself.
I made a bean salad with apples. I simply tossed kidney beans, chick peas and a chopped apple in a bowl – super simple.
I also had zucchini sticks and an english muffin with a tbsp of sunflower seed butter.
So a few minutes ago some strange man was knocking on my door. I am not one to open my door to someone that I do not know so I did not. He kept knocking, like banging on the door which really made me more leery of opening it. I swear he even tried to move the door knob – thank goodness I ALWAYS lock my door. He then opened my mailbox – was he putting something in it or was he looking to see if there was mail? Eventually he got in his car and drove away. I waited a few minutes and checked the mailbox and I did find an envelope that was addressed to me and Charlie. Maybe it was delivered to that man’s house by accident or was it already in there? I am not sure. Anyways, it was just kind of odd the way that he was banging on the door and the fact that I am pretty sure he was trying to turn the knob. I do live in a very busy area so if he tried anything wacky there are always loads of people around. Still, I am not opening the door for some random dude.
Anytime D is here, I NEVER open the door to a stranger. Am I overly cautious? or Just a big chicken? Every time I hear freaky stories on the news, I find myself acting even more protective.
Do you get nervous when there is a strange person on the other side of the door?
I hope you have a safe and happy Wednesday.