Yesterday we did get snow – not a ton but enough to irritate me. Let’s face it, a dusting is enough to get my feathers ruffled (Charlie is shaking his head in agreement). A good thing did happen due to the snow – my main squeeze worked from home. I still had to babysit at the gym although my shift was delayed an hour. The roads were pretty horrible so I left my little side kick at home with his Pops and they goofed around in the snow while I was gone. Way to go for working at home, ha honey!! I will give Charlie the credit for cleaning up the driveway and the walkways with the snow blower – a purchase last season that I DEMANDED!!! Seriously, that thing is a life savor or a back savor I guess you could say. No more lugging 50 pound shovelfuls of snow for hours.
So since I had my honey to myself when D went to school, we went on a date – a lunch date to Panera.
My poor honey looks sooooooo tired – I’ll explain that in a sec. Still handsome in my eyes sweetie pie.
He ordered a half sandwich and soup combo.
I checked their website beforehand to see what items do not contain soy – not many unfortunately. I ended up packing an apple and zucchini to take along.
From the menu I opted for a “safe” plain bagel and topped it with sunflower seed butter that I also smuggled into the place. Surprisingly the bagel was not that great. It really did not taste fresh and it was super chewy. I ate it anyway seeing as I had limited options.
After lunch we went on a wild goose chase looking for Star Wars themed cupcake toppers (the theme of D’s birthday party which is Saturday). I called IParty on Tuesday and the gentleman on the phone said they had these plastic rings that I could use. Well he was wrong – the rings he had in stock were not what I was looking for. Charlie came to the rescue and found a party place in RI that had Star Wars favors so after picking D up from school we ventured there. Thankfully this place had little circle confetti cards with characters on them which I taped to a toothpick and will stick in the icing on the cupcakes. Way to wait till the last minute mommy!!!
Charlie and I have been so exhausted these days because D will not stop waking us up during the night. On Tuesday night he came into our room probably a dozen times. I can not even imagine how tired he is as well. Finally we had to take video games away from him – he was not happy about that. Well it seems to be working. He did not wake us up last night. Here is the funny thing – we all went to bed at 8 o’clock last night. How much do you want to be that mommy and daddy were in dreamland before D?
When 4 o’clock came around, I felt like I had just closed my eyes. I managed to get up and head to the gym. I did 20 minutes on the Elliptical, ran for 30 minutes on the treadmill and then did a 10 minutes walking hill climb. I also spent some time in the weight room before heading home.
Breakfast was a glorious bowl of Blueberry Banana Oat Bran.
1/2 cup oat bran cooked with water and Liquid Vanilla Stevia
1 cup frozen blueberries stirred in after cooking
topped with a banana and a TBSP almond butter
My day includes baking all the cupcakes for D’s party. I have to clean tomorrow morning so I can’t see fitting in all the baking, letting them cool and then icing them – that is a recipe for disaster. I am making everything from scratch so I have some work to do – obviously he’s worth it.
I hope you have a great Thursday. See ya!!