Stillllllll no internet. Just spent another 30 minutes on the phone with AT&T. Thankfully I am now in with the supervisor crowd and seem to be getting the message across that this is more than a broken remote control for a flat screen TV. Gosh, I have no idea what I’d do without my neighbor signal. Probably move in at Starbux. The problem is not at our house – it’s our whole STREET. That’s why it’s taking forever to fix – they keep wanting to send techs out to our HOUSE.
Tonight’s tech actually never showed and then canceled.
You can imagine how mad I was when I got a call that he was not coming at 7:45 after waiting since noon. I spoke to a very nice supervisor and they have all kinds of notes written down, which makes me feel better. It’s pretty funny to talk to someone new and have them review my notes and say, "WOW, you’ve had it rough." Glad they are starting to understand!
I asked him if there was any kind of temporary internet he could hook me up with (ahem, air card!?) and he said they’d try to work something out tomorrow if the problem takes a while to troubleshoot. I did research mobile internets today but they are all about $60 a month and considering I’d only use it for travel and emergencies, probably not the widest use of my money. Because I have the neighbor signal….
OK, so on to fun things!!
That veggie-filled lunch left me veggie filled till dinnertime!! That is if you consider 5:45 dinnertime 🙂 I never needed a snack this afternoon and came home and started on food prep. First packing my lunch, then preparing dinner.
I nibbled a slice from this beautiful Flax Oat Bran loaf while making my lunch that helped tide me over.
Dinner wasn’t half baked – it was whole baked!
Brussels and tofu going in. Just rubbed the brussels with olive oil (1 tsp), salt and pepper. And the tofu was bathed in some Apple Cinnamon BBQ sauce from Earthfare. These both got 20 minutes at 400*
We also baked some low + slow sweet potatoes. 15 minutes at 350* and then about 20 at 400*.
The tofu was soft – but it’s fun to eat that way sometimes.
Ketchup made an appearance late in the game!
We were done with dinner at Six Twenty!!!! We used to eat around 8PM!
So not surprisingly I did get hungry later on.
Made a cuppa tea – a new gourmet, hand-blended tea by Christina at My Tea Shelf. She has SUCH creative flavor combos!!! When I saw spearmint and cacao nibs and pineapple and carrot I knew it was for me. I like weird flavor combos – as you know!
I tried the Sol y Luna first: Basil, Spearmint, Nettle Leaf, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Cinnamon, Cloves. (and no caffeine!)
I wish I had brewed it stronger – the flavor was great but 1 tsp was not enough for this palate! Loved all the different notes of flavor – and I can’t wait to try the rest!
So for my snack, I ate the last of the expired Caramel Oikos (had to eat these up quickly this week so they wouldn’t go bad). They really do make the best dessert!!
The secret topping was a crushed chocolate pretzel! Remember this fall when I got a gorgeous box of them to sample from Sweet N Salty by Design? Well I froze the last 3 and just pulled one out of the freezer tonight!
Crushed with the can opener…
Perrrrfect yogurt topping!
I have YET to watch the new Gossip Girl because I don’t want to abuse the neighbor with streaming 🙁 Cross your fingers it’s back tomorrow. GUF.