Rain. Rain. More rain. I know. Shut up you stupid spoiled Californians. Will you never be satisfied? You cry because there is not enough rain, and then you complain when it finally does rain. Hmmm. Reminds me of a certain group of people in the desert who didn’t like eating manna any more. Which, BTW, I have always wanted to try. It just seems like it would be so yummy.
Well. That was not what I intended to say. I have been experimenting with food today. And I think I have come up with two new recipes that are blogworthy. I wish some of you lived close by so I could have you test them out and let me know if my sense of taste is still on target. I guess I’ll eat them again tomorrow and then post them. One is a quinoa breakfast blend. I did get the idea from this blogger, but I made mine a little differently. And the other was a pumpkin dessert–a heartier healthier version of my pumpkin custard.
In spite of all this rain, I have really done well in the exercise department. I got out this morning for a walk with Noah and then a run by myself before the rain started. I was pretty pleased with myself that I got out there before the rain because I do still have the tendency to procrastinate when it comes to the exercise.
In less than 3 weeks, Noah has gone from 23 pounds to 35 pounds! Yikes. Kind of reminds me of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog.’ Did Clifford chew on EVERYTHING in his line of sight? We have a LONG time to go before the teething/chewing thing is over. Maybe I’ll lose some weight chasing after him…
A day like today is so interesting to me. Because I ate really heavy early in the day. So at 4pm, when I took a planned break and had some coffee and lobars, I was not hungry, and in fact I was too full to eat the second lobar. THEN I was not hungry for dinner. At 7pm I finally had another small piece of salmon and some broccoli. Of course I saved room to try my pumpkin dessert. I really thought I was going to go over my calorie allotment today, but I came in at 1305. Having a big breakfast really does decrease your total intake for the day.
If any of you are still wondering about yogurt making, Vickie has written a wonderful post about her experience in making yogurt. Quite scientific, and full of wonderful pictures. She makes all of her yogurt Greek yogurt. I am still quite enamored of yogurt making, and am finding more and more ways of using it. It really works well in a lot of recipes.
I can’t remember if I updated you on my car thing. The insurance company approved the repairs. I was afraid they were going to say it was totaled. So I am quite happy that I will get my car back. I will appreciate it a lot more from now on. In the meantime, this little Kia that they gave me is not all that fun to drive in stormy weather. But it does the job.
Have a great weekend. I am back to work.
P.S. I keep forgetting to ask: has anyone tried those MBT shoes? I am very interested in them. But a little reluctant to spend a lot of money on them if they are not going to be comfortable.