Lots and lots going on today!
I raced to the gym – literally – in order to make a 10:20 BodyPump class. I made it just in time and had a great class. I don’t really love BodyPump, but it seems to be the first-ever weight lifting routine that I continue to not dread. And my muscles sure have improved since starting!
I raaaaced back home to shower [which includes showering|dressing|makeup|drying hair|jewelry|hanging up towels], hold a quick online meeting, make lunches, photograph lunches, pack up lunches, pack up bag, and walk to the hospital.
Karen and Matt were thrilled to have superb Great Harvest sandwiches for lunch. We all chowed down enthusiastically!
I packed turkey + avocado + red pepper + mustard + lettuce sandwiches on Honey Whole Wheat
Apples for Matt and me
And a cookie piece for Karen! [The rest had already been eaten!]
All packed up
I spent a few hours here with Karen, who did really well today all things considered. She said it was much easier than she imagined, and luckily she doesn’t seem to have any immediate side effects from the medicine (good news!) Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and comments today!
Around 3:30 Karen started to get hungry, so I suggested I walk to the Corner to get her a smoothie.
As we debated her cravings for a flavor that she would like, smoothie turned into milkshake from Arch’s That’s her banana, peanut, hot fudge milk shake on the right.
And my Berry frozen yogurt with banana and graham on the left!
The walk outside was glorious!
I walked back home later that afternoon and Matt picked her up when she was through.
I came home and did a bunch of computer stuff while my amazing husband made dinner! And even brought me a taste of his latest chocolate beer for taste testing!
At my recommendation, he blended up a head of cilantro and made cilantro pesto, although since we had no parmesan cheese or pine nuts, he used a few tbsp of nutritional yeast and walnuts along with garlic gold for the flavorings. Although we both agreed it wasn’t as rich on the tongue, it tasted just as fabulous in our pasta.
He tossed cooked whole wheat spaghetti with steamed swiss chard and red peppers and sauteed shrimp into the cilantro pesto.
It was amazing!
Especially when paired with his latest caramel-hoppy pale ale!
Congrats to NATASHA H for being the lucky winner of the OpenSky Breville Juicer!
ALSO – I finallllly fixed my subscribe button!! Note the new button collection on the sidebar –> Now you can:
Blog coding is fun! Wheeee! [When it works…]
Going to watch The Office with Matt!
Tomorrow, I play.