During the week I get a few hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday were I am all by myself. I do enjoy my time alone but I also look forward to having my little sidekick back with me. When he is not being a little stinker he is a great companion and rather amusing. I have always been the type of person who was afraid of being alone. I am almost positive that it all stems from my childhood. I am slowly learning that it is a good thing to be alone and to actually enjoy my own company.
Today we took D to karate and while we were there my brother-in-law asked if we all wanted to join him and my nephew at Chuck E. Cheese’s. My sister is at some sort of training today and the 2 guys are spending the day together. I was really not in the mood to go. We took the boys there one time and the place is utter chaos. I have a ton of things that I want to do around my house and that is really where I wanted to be. Usually I would just suck it up and go so that I would not have to be home alone. Well today I just let my guys go along without me. I am now at my house all by myself and honestly I am ok with it. I have gotten a bunch of things done without worrying what the D Man is doing. I still have a ton of laundry to do but I can only do one load at a time so that will be an entire afternoon ordeal.
Now onto some new eats.
This morning I cheated on my oatmeal and tried a different grain for breakfast – Kamut Flakes. I was sold on the 8 grams of protein in a 1/2 cup serving. I really like to get a good dose of it without having to add anything to the mix (for example – protein powder or egg whites, which I do from time to time).
I cooked 1/2 a cup kamut flakes with water, cinnamon and stevia. I then added a banana and a drizzle of Chocolate PB2. It was quite good and the texture of the flakes is just like oatmeal. I am not giving up on my beloved oats but it is nice to add another option to the menu.
Today I also tried another NuGo FREE bar – Carrot Cake.
The icing was stuck to the package so most of it came off when I was unwrapping it. At first the taste was a little artificial but I kind of got used to it within a few bites. There are a few flecks of carrots and raisins found within the bar which added a nice texture and natural sweetness. I did not like this one as much as the one I had yesterday and would probably pass on buying it again. I am glad I tried it but did not fall in love with this guy like I did with the Dark Chocolate Crunch.
I am off to tackle more housework while my guys are out. I am not sure when to expect them home so I must make good use of the time I have before they return. I hope you are having a great weekend.