So, first, let me rat myself out on the clothes sorting . . . . .didn't happen. I was busy. :)
Before I launch into my account of how my evening went, let me just start with a description of how my evenings used to go.
1. Drag myself home from work.
2. Drag myself into the house (with all the energy I can muster) and drop my stuff in a pile on the table.
3. Put on sweatpants and get a glass of wine or beer.
4. Lay on the couch and order pizza (or something to that effect).
5. Go to bed with bone crushing exhaustion.
Cut to current day . . . .
So last night I left work - a little late because I got into something and lost track of time. On the way home I decided to go get the rest of the groceries I wanted to have in the house for the salads I've been craving and a new recipe I found:
I got home with all the groceries and Ty helped me bring them into the house. It was about 7. And I started cooking. I was on the fence about it - wanted to get my workout in first. But I was thinking I could cook the lentils during my workout. However, I looked at the recipe and everything else took almost the same amount of time to cook, so I put the whole thing together. Chopping, dicing, sauteing . . . .life is good. :)
While everything was simmering, I chopped tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, summer squash, celery, onions, carrots, and broccoli into a big bowl to have handy for salads and other cooking for the next few days. :)
THEN I went and worked out. The elliptical was HARD yesterday. I wanted to scrap the whole thing about five minutes in, but I finished the workout. Today will probably be a day of rest. I might try an easy walk after work, but we'll see how it goes. Happy hour with friends tonight - with refreshing club soda and lime. :)
My big news for today so far is that I only had half a bagel and substituted an apple for the other half. You have NO idea how big a deal that is. :) Actually, the really big deal is that it's not a donut from downstairs with a diet coke; a hamburger and fries for lunch, and wings and onion rings and beer for dinner - not to mention all the other stuff that I was mindlessly eating during the day.
So - looks like this weekend will be spending a lot of time on the stuff I was hoping to do little by little during the week (shocker).
OH!!!! And other news! (I'm a geek - this is really cool to me). I have an app on my phone called "Our Groceries." I just started using it again after a long hiatus. I can keep a running shopping list of things we need as I think of them and I can save specialized lists - for example, the list for all the veggies I need for my salad. SO - now that I'm finally cooking at home a lot and getting more organized, I can do my menus for the week and make the corresponding grocery lists and save them!!!! When I duplicate a menu, I'll have the grocery list already on my phone and can run to the store to get the stuff anytime. And the other cool part is that Maura and Ty have the app and sync with my account so we can all add items to the list or all cross them off if we happen to pick something up.
I got the word that I'm officially on the board for Rainbow Spinnakers. They found enough people so I don't have to do secretary and communications, which is a good thing. The secretary is basically in charge of running the club. There is a commodore, but from the bylaws, the secretary is really the person who drives the bus (sails the boat - whatever). So I'll work closely with the secretary to make sure everyone has all the information they need when they need it and that our webpage doesn't look like it's from a group what went defunct about five years ago. :-D And I'm going to sail. A LOT.