Monday, June 07, 2010
DH, DD and I went to Denny's for breakfast this morning. (DS was spending the night with a friend.) We hadn't been to Denny's in quite some time as our last experience there was wretched (poor service, bad food). DH had a craving for a Grand Slam (thanks to a well placed commercial) so off we went!
Looked at the menu and they have a "build your own" slam. There were about 10 options and you could choose four for the given price. Add up to two more for a given price. They actually had some healthy choices. Egg whites, turkey bacon, chicken sausage, fresh fruit, milk with granola are the ones that I remember as being healthier options. Of course, the bacon and sausage are loaded with sodium, but who's counting?
I did build my own slam. I had the turkey bacon, the chicken sausage, the egg whites and the English muffin. All of it was very tasty and I was satisfied at the end of the meal. I may have to look into turkey bacon next time I go grocery shopping. The family won't eat it, but it may be a healthier alternative for me.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
What do these three people have in common? I know who they all are. I love Billy Joel's music. In fact, the first time through college, I used to listen to his tapes. Yes, tapes. Not CD's but not 8-tracks either! LOL! And yes, I know what an 8-track is! I even remember listening to 8-tracks growing up.
I use the term "Maybe I'm being a little Polly Anna" when I am trying to be VERY optimistic.
Justin Beiber is a 16-year old boy who happens to sing and is cute in a 16-year-old boy way. My daughter's BFF "loves" Justin Beiber. His songs don't all suck, but they are all very much bubble gum pop.
Today, while getting my hair done, I heard a Billy Joel song on the radio. The lady who does my hair did not recognize it as a Billy Joel song. When I explained who it was, she did remember him. And she recognized who Polly Anna was.
However, the young lady next to her had NO idea who either one was. But she knew Justin Beiber! Talk about feeling old. Or maybe I'm just lucky. I remember things that were more from my parent's generation, stuff from my own generation AND I'm learning about DD's stuff as well. Does this mean I'm well-rounded?
Saturday, June 05, 2010
In my case, tonight, the answer is yes! I had dinner and then headed to the gym. While there, I was thinking about what I could snack on when I got home. I had a really good list going too!
Then I remembered that I joined a "No Snacking after 8:00pm" Challenge. And I have a really good streak going! So I had a choice to make...eat and break my streak or keep my streak and miss my snack. Talk about tough choices!
Well, in this case the challenge won. I came home and found other things to do. No snacking for me! Woo Hoo!!
Friday, June 04, 2010
My status currently says "CARTOONB is the only one who ate the roast beef, potatoes and carrots that CartoonB slaved over!" And it was some darn good roast beef, potatoes and carrots, I tell ya!
Couple of things I should probably point out.
1) I cooked it in a crock pot yesterday. No one ate it then either, but two were sick and two weren't home.
2) DD HATES! (yes, that's an exclamation point) red meat. She won't eat steak, roast beef, nothing! She will eat cheeseburgers because I use turkey burger. And tacos cos I use turkey burger. And Beef Enchiladas, cos I use turkey burger. Do you see a pattern here?
3) DS and DH are both sick. DH came home from work sick yesterday. Is feeling better today, but not 100%. DS stayed home from school and is still fighting something off.
4) I really like roast beef, carrots and potatoes. That was one yummy dinner!
5) They all could eat Taco Time....Hmmmmmm.....
I was a little bummed that no one ate my dinner. My brain gets it. They're sick. They don't like it (DS) under the best circumstances. Sometimes roast beast ain't what your stomach can handle. I get that. Brainiacily, I get it. But my emotions/feelings/whatever took a little nose dive. They preferred fast food Mexican food over what I made? Are they nuts? Turns out, they are! LOL!
Even though I was bummed and bored and restless, I headed to the gym. I felt SOOOOO much better afterward. To heck with them! They don't eat it, their loss! More for me! (BTW, guess what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!) It's all good. They're guaranteed to eat what I make tomorrow...it's pizza night. And besides, they eat (and like) most of what I make. And if they don't like it, they can make the 30 minute drive to get junk or go hungry. I'm happy with roast beef!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The last two nights have been late nights due to softball. Therefore, this morning and tomorrow morning will be early mornings. It feels like I've put in a full week's worth of work and I still have two days left!
One of the other moms at the game voiced the same sentiment. This much activity during the week just feels like it should be the weekend. Tournaments should not occur until Friday and Saturday. That way, the parents can sleep in the next day! LOL!
Oh well...tournament is over and we can start to get back to normal. Oh, wait...drum lessons tomorrow night. Last day of school on Friday. What's normal again?
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