Saturday, May 25, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

I love it when, at the end of the day, all of my to-do list is checked off, even if it makes the day long and exhausting.

I woke up with an upset stomach and skipped breakfast in favor of a big glass of ice water. While I was sipping on my aqua Hubby whipped up a couple eggs for Munchkin and then headed into town to rent a garden tiller. I really need to buy my own but the one I want is muy pricey.

We spent the morning tilling the garden (which had finally dried out enough that it wasn't such a mudpit) and planting the seedlings we started last month. I could almost hear happy sighs from my baby squashes-I really should have up-potted them a week or two (or three) ago. The garden is starting to actually look like a garden!

For lunch I was pretty beat and opted for something easy: pastrami rolled around cheddar slices and dipped in mustard, with carrots and fresh pineapple. Yes, the pastrami has a touch of sugar in it-I really need to learn how to make my own.

I ended up making a second plate of exactly the same stuff since Munchkin kept stealing my pastrami rolls. She was obviously starving since she ate her entire lunch as well (is there a growth spurt in the near future? geez, I hope not, the kid outgrows clothes fast enough as it is).

After her nap I herded everyone into the car and we headed to my favorite nursery, Johnson Brothers Greenhouses, to check out the weekend sales. They had buy one-get one free tomatoes!!! Like I really need more tomatoes but...a couple wandered into the cart. Honestly, you can never too many tomatoes, especially neat heirloom breeds. Fact of life.

On the way home we stopped and picked up more Vito Coco Coconut Waters. Coconut water is nature's Gatorade. I don't really care for plain coconut water but the grocery store was having a sale on the flavored waters and both Munchkin and I are a huge fan of them. They are naturally sugary but as the occasional treat, after a hard workout, or diluted with filtered water they are a great substitute for less healthy drinks. I especially love how simple Vito Coco's  ingredients are: coconut water and a puree of different fruits (oranges, passion fruit, pineapple, peach, and mango) depending on what the flavor it is. Simple, healthy, and quite tasty.

By the time we left the grocery store I was exhausted, all I wanted to do was go home and crawl into bed. I told Hubby I flat out wasn't cooking supper, so it was leftovers or...he offered to "cook". Yep, take-out pizza. *sigh* I really gotta get this guy interested on the creation part of food instead of just the inhalation part. You'd think with his chemistry background he'd be more interested in cooking. He once jokingly asked for Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, which is right up his alley but...that price tag...

Anyhow, at least he got a "low-carb" (I don't even want to know) version with tons of meat. And yes Paleo Police, I had a slice, plus two apricots. I really need to be better prepared for days when I'm just dragging by suppertime. There's a heck of a lot of them in my near future (and exhausted breakfasts and lunches as well) so I gotta get it figured out.

Tomorrow is going to be an even busier day so I'm hitting the sack early. Night!

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