I spent the whole day watching CNN. My aunt + uncle live in Tom’s River, and I spent my summers growing up going to Lakewood, NJ to visit my grandmother, and the visit always included a trip to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Giant slices of pizza, arcade games, vinegary French fries, and rides galore. It’s devastating to see what has happened along the coast. I feel like something very historic was destroyed yesterday – the roller coaster I rode on as a girl is in the ocean!
We were very, very lucky here. I kept waiting for the wind to come, but it never did. We had one overturned plant and lots of rain and clouds, but nothing like our local newscasters were expecting.
I prepared the whole porch for a tropical storm. And then put it all back by mid-morning.
I woke up thinking about French toast again.
I can’t get it outta my head lately! But instead, I decided to unpack it and make scrambled eggs (omg!) with toast on the side.
Two eggs, scrambled plain with smoked salt + pepper
And some Cville Crunch with mashed banana, Wild Squirrel, chia and coconut.
Served with the usual decaf. This was good, but French toast would have been better!!
Morning laundry folding. I do laundry all the time, but I like doing laundry, so I don’t mind. #1 item we dirty up? Burp cloths. Partly because I hate to reuse them when they get wet!
A few hours of CNN later…we ate lunch.
Salad greens with almonds, bleu cheese, hummus and grapes.
Plus a mug of our leftover Baked Potato Soup!
For a snack I wanted something filling and warm, so I mixed together this pumpkiny concoction
Ricotta cheese (1/3 cup), pumpkin (1/2 cup), chia seeds, coconut and maple flakes I got at the Spice Diva.
This glamour shot is a lighting test from a video session Matt and I did for Real Health. We shot a video talking about our sleeping routine with Mazen. Should be up in a few weeks!
Then we left for family gym time! I wasn’t planning on going today, but Matt suggested it, so we packed up everyone at 5:00 and left. Boy was the gym busy!
Karen met us there for Grandmother Power Hour. She walks on the track and kills two lovebirds with one stone: some exercise and Maze snuggles. We workout until Maze starts to let us know he’s thinking about needing to eat soon, and then we jet outta there so fast! It’s funny how I never would have wanted to go to the gym in the evening earlier, but now – you gotta take what you can get!!
We made it home just in time for me to shower before feeding the babe.
PJs! Note the feet!
A shower and Mazen’s dinner later, we sat down to eat a Matt surprise.
Sautéed Tofu with a side of sautéed cabbage and carrots in a mustard BBQ sauce
Plus a new green called tatsoi from the market that Matt brought home. Simply sautéed in olive oil. They were a little stemmy for me.
Our dinner, while plentiful, lacked healthy carbs, and I could feel it a little bit later so I went searching for something. I swear my stomach has a checklist of protein, carbs and fats and if I don’t have one at a meal an alarm goes off in there. I should have had something wholesome like a slice of bread with peanut butter, but instead I found one of Hillary’s pumpkin bars in our freezer. It was so good heated up!
Maze is excited for Halloween and over and over he wanted to read the card Grammie Buzz sent.
She would be so impressed with his literary outfit too!