Strange day, really. I had a guy coming over to clean my chimney and sweep about five years worth of pine needles off the roof! So I started the day by getting outside and bagging up my garbage in the hopes that he would also do a dump run for me. Worked on various outside chores for about an hour. Followed by a short walk with Noah, and then off to dog training while the guy was here working. I told him to leave the pine needles because I liked raking.
Dog training is not much of a workout for me, but evidently its quite a drain for Noah, because he is always out like a light for a couple of hours afterwards. Which worked out great because my box of goodies from Amazon arrived in the mail today! Whee! I got four new books, on four different topics. So while Noah napped, I had a cup of coffee and some pumpkin custard and looked over the books.
The cookbook is very interesting. I heard about it over on Jenn’s blog. The author definitely has some different ideas about how we should eat. I’m sure I will be sharing a LOT with you all from this book in the weeks to come.
Then it was on to the mounds of pine needles. I should have taken a picture! Anyway, I moved about 10 large wheelbarrows full of needles to distant locations (not the front of the house!) Then I raked the leftover needles. Then I swept the needle crumbs. And then I used the blower to get rid of the last bits. Ah, if only I could use the blower on the clutter INSIDE the house!
Another break to eat an early dinner or late lunch, whatever. By now it was 4:30.
That wrap was good enough that I’ll tell you what brand it was–Toufayan. The package says it is low carb and low fat. 3 grams fat, 15 carbs, 8 fiber, and 13 protein, 140 calories. I forgot they had so much protein. Mostly I’m telling you because they tasted good and were moist and chewy. I don’t like a lot of low-cal high fiber wraps.
Then it was out for the evening walks! Gonna have to get going a little earlier starting tomorrow. I walked Noah probably a mile and a half and then decided to go back and take the little guys along with us for a shorter walk–you know, the power of the pack, as Cesar says! All in all, an hour of fairly vigorous walking for me. Which I was pretty proud of, because at the start I was feeling pretty achy in the joints. But the longer I walked the better it got.
The road home:
Ooh. I also finally got the microwave popcorn popper that Tish recommended. Of course it had its maiden voyage already, and I am most impressed by it. Best of all, I can make a small batch, instead of microwaving a whole bag and then either wasting half of it, or eating too much.
Somewhere in between there, I did a couple loads of laundry, which involves running up and down stairs, and vacuumed the carpet. It wasn’t a visit to the gym , but I’m gonna say I got a good workout today.