Saturday, May 29, 2010


Jelly belongs in donuts. Or on toast. Or ice cream.

Not in my thighs.

Went back to the gym this morning, did another 30 minutes on the cross trainer and then some stretches and ab work. Came home, did some lunch things with the boys, then packed Elliot up to go do some errands before a birthday party he was invited to. Well, of course we ended up behind schedule and found ourselves with 15 minutes to make a 45 minute trek. And there weren't any buses around. Elliot fell asleep in the stroller. And so I began to run. I would run a block, which was between 50-75 paces, then walk across the intersection, then run some more. I was red and panting and hot when we arrived, but we were only 20 minutes late. And then the real fun started.

Drinking now. Cosmopolitans make everything better.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ok, ok, I'm car a already. Geesh!

Someone wise recently told me that we, as a society, tend to put a lot of money into our cars. Buying the right car. Watching the gas prices. Regular upkeep. Oil changes, little repairs so that this car will last another year. Or at least 10. What's the average lifespan of a car, anyways? We can drop $800 (grudgingly, angrily) in order to keep the car running. It needs this part to driiiiive!

And yet, so few of us take the same care of our bodies. Don't want to spend a few bucks on vitamins. Or eat healthy food. Or do regular maintenance - haircuts, working out, relaxing, enjoying life. And we just blindly expect our bodies - our livelihood - to last 70, 80, 90 years and more without protest.

Ok. So I don't even own a car. But that just means I'm even more dependent on the health and strength of my body to get me around. And yet I persist in overfeeding it crap and lazing about. And I complain I have no energy or motivation.

Well, to that I say, "No more!"

I did 2 wonderful things for myself this week. I spent $$ on a new haircut that makes me feel pretty. And I've just gotten back from my first work out at a gym in over 3 years. I even went so far as joining the gym right off the bat - a 6 month membership - instead of getting a trial week pass or something I could weasel out of more easily. Yes, I spent money on myself. Money I don't really have at the moment, but it's an investment in my future. In the future of my family. What have you done for yourself this week?


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Facebook Status

A quickie update of my day today, or at least the last few minutes:

Rainyday is full of strawberry shortcake and cosmopolitans and now headed off to dreamland...

Had a good walk this afternoon, at least. Took the boys to a lake about 2 km away. Played in the sand and stuck our feet in the cold, cold water. Utterly exhausted by the time we trekked home!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2

It turned out pretty good. Everyone ate it. There were some yummy leftovers. I'll make it again!

Crockpot lasagna
(based on the recipe at A Year of Slow Cooking)

Regular lasagna noodles (I used spinach)
Ricotta cheese
Pasta sauce
Ground turkey
Shredded cheese

Brown meat using whatever spices you normally use. (I used garlic, salt & pepper). Add chopped broccoli and sauce once meat is cooked. (SAVE the sauce jar - don't rinse or toss.) Break noodles up in order to layer them on the bottom of the crockpot. Add a layer of the meat sauce. Add another layer of noodles. Spread on some ricotta and shredded cheese. More noodles. Repeat until all ingredients are used up. Put more cheese on the very top. Take 1/4 cup of water and put it in the mostly empty sauce jar. Put the lid back on and shake it up. Pour over the lasagna. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours. I referenced 2 recipes when making this. One said to cook on low for 4 hours, one said 8. I aimed for 6 and found the results to be good. It's a dry lasagna, not saucy like the oven baked ones I usually do.

I emailed a friend this past week to see about getting me a guest pass at the gym he goes to, which happens to be at the end of my street. Soooo, as soon as I can get my lazy butt out of bed by 5:30am, I'll be heading over for an hour or so, leaving Jay to deal with the boys and breakfast. Should be able to fit in a good work out before dropping the boys at daycare and heading to work. And boy oh boy do I need it!

Today is a lazy and sleepy Sunday at home. I had a 2 hour nap while Jay took the boys to the playground this morning, then gave them lunch. I am simply wiped from working full tilt the last 3 months. Things are slowing down at work now, so hopefully I can get caught up on things. And hire a housekeeper, because frankly, I'm a lazy bum!

The boys are playing and watching Wall-E and I'm making Be's granola whilst blogging. Pics and details to follow soon, hopefully.