I’ve been going through a major workout lull, having not quite recovered from my slight despondency from a few weeks ago. I had major plans to jump start my work-outs this weekend, since the last time I moved my body came in the form of a 3 mile run last Sunday. It’s now this Sunday evening and it looks like it’s not going to happen. Hubs and I are seriously considering getting a Peloton bike so we can ditch the excuse of not wanting to go out for a workout or claiming that our schedules don’t allow for it. Stay Tuned.
Speaking of the hubs, he has been working some crazy hours this week, so he crashed hard during our recurring Friday evening TV show catch-up session. I ended up watching Scandal and reading a bunch of articles I have saved on my Instapaper. I also chilled hard on Saturday, mostly consuming the internet and working on some essays for a leadership program I am applying to. I later headed out to hang with a friend for a few hours. So basically, internet holes ruled my life this weekend. I know I need to get it together.
I woke up late on Sunday (around 9:00 am) but rushed to tidy up the house and do some email management before heading out to help teach a Mighty Writers workshop for the program’s six and seven year olds (they are the cutest).
I then went to Whole Foods. Yes, you read that correctly – I took my behind to Whole Foods on a Sunday afternoon. I had some podcasts teed up so I wouldn’t be consumed with boredom and frustration while waiting on line to pay. If you do not have some sort of media to entertain you during Sunday grocery runs – please fix this in your life. The health of your mind and soul is not worth it. Cause let’s be real – how soul sucking is it to wait in those long arse lines while cute and wonderfully rambunctious kids are complaining to their parents about how they want cheddar bunnies?
And WHY?!!!! do I always end up in the checkout line that just happens to be moving the slowest because the check register stopped working, or someone didn’t write down the code they need for stuff they got from the bulk aisle? I once saw someone paying for groceries with a check – do people still do that?!!!
Anyway…….(sorry, shopping for groceries is the bane of my existence, I don’t know what I will do when I have kids). This week’s grocery haul was relatively light since I have a bunch of stuff from last week that I didn’t cook.
Veggies: sweet potatoes, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, spaghetti squash, onion, peppers, cucumber, sweet corn
Fruit: mangoes, clementines, strawberries, bananas (we eat so many of these – as much as I try to buy locally, most of the bananas I get are shipped over from tropical countries. Lord help us if U.S. trade policy ever impacts our banana supply).
Misc: almond milk creamer (this is a new product for me, we’ll see what it tastes like with my coffee) stew beef, whole milk yogurt, sweet brown rice, larabars (pineapple upside down cake is the best flavor).
After I unloaded the groceries, hubs and I went to a Sunday happy hour at Double Knot and chatted it up for a bit.
Speaking of food, I’m definitely the cook of my household. Hubs claims he likes to cook and has dabbled in the past, but overall it’s more theoretical than a reality. While he does the best he can, he’s most adept at making restaurant reservations and ordering take-out (which I definitely appreciate). Over the past few years, as his work schedule has lightened up, he’s taken up grocery shopping a lot more (praise the lord). His specialty is buying frozen Trader Joe’s meals.
When it comes to meal planning, I tend to stick to a pretty loosely structured format. Time permitting, I’ll spend a few hours on a Sunday, roasting veggies, cooking some grains for the week, or making some sort of stew/casserole (last week I made a lentil/kale stew). We typically just eat this stuff for any meal we want over the course of the week. Depending on how motivated I am when I get home from work, I’ll make a stand alone meal for us to eat.
This week’s menu:
- Stir-fry beef and peppers
- Roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus, brussel sprouts, sweet corn
- Sauteed kale
- Pot of sweet brown rice (I love this stuff; you can find it in the WH bulk isles)
After cooking this stuff, I will finish up some writing, write few more emails, then head to bed.
I hope you had a great weekend! What are you cooking up this week?!