I didn't stick to my daily food photo blogs last week as planned because, well quite honestly I kept forgetting to snap photos. I seem to remember as I take my last bite LOL. Must. Do. Better.
Anyways. Friday was a jam-packed day.
After work I went home and rallied the troops to help clean up the homestead. "Rallied" to the best of my abilities that is. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to get a grown man and two teenage boys to give a hoot about cleanliness. REAL cleanliness that is. Let's be honest, most "Man versions" of clean isn't really close to "clean" at all. At least not in my home. It's kind of funny how "chores" go in my house sometimes. I'm often terrified by pondering what my house would look like if I wasn't playing 'Mommy Drill Sargent' all the time. When I decided to go back to school the DH and I had a BIG talk about responsibility, and SHARING said household responsibilities... Overall he did a good job, but the day my BIO class ended, well, so did the effort...
Two hours and a big family 'Swiffering' lesson later, I felt better looking at what resembled more acceptable version of a clean house. It's a pity it never stays that way for long. This time it lasted until about Sunday morning, enter my grievances.... Nothing seems to bother me more than having my hard work under appreciated and disrespected. I often feel like a slave to my house, and while I don't think we are slobs by any means, clutter and overall messiness bothers me. More-so, feeling like I don't get to enjoy things because I'm too busy cleaning up after OTHER people's carelessness bothers me the most. It actually eats away at me and puts me in a bad mood to walk from room to room and see things messy. ESPECIALLY after JUST having worked so hard to get it looking good!
Yes, I am slightly OCD. While I recognize this is probably very much a "me" problem, this weekend was just one of those weekends I felt very overwhelmed and annoyed. Really, how hard is it to put things away where you get them? Throw clothes IN the hamper, NOT on the floor next to it? Hang a towel up nicely? Close a cupboard before walking away? NOT spill food all over the floors (and if you do wipe it up, all of it)? By the end of Sunday I was feeling so agitated over it all I ended up isolating myself to my bedroom, engrossing myself into HBO programming. Any attempt made to socialize probably would not have boded well for others, so really I probably did them a favor. As I type this, I realize I probably sound like an uptight control freak.. I hope I'm not alone in this because I don't think I am a cleaning Nazis. But sometimes those straws pile up and just break the camel's back, ya know what I mean. Hubby is at work tonight, kids are away, so I'll be spending my evening getting it back to above par.... Anyways.. Okay rant over.
My eating was pretty on-point this weekend. I had a few splurges, but overall did well with my choices.
Friday Bfast: Eggs on toast with cheese.
Friday Lunch: Salad and fruit
Friday night we treated our son to a B-day dinner of his choosing. A man after my own heart, he chose Sushi. Probably my biggest splurge of the weekend. Sushi is a killer when it comes to sodium! But OH SO GOOD! After sushi we went to Barnes and Nobel to spend some of his B-day cash, then walked around the mall and landed on Cold Stone for dessert.
I opted for a small chocolate yogurt with peanut butter and a half a brownie.
Fun things we found at Barnes & Nobel:
I bought two of these, one for the wall and one I'm going to use to frame the photos :) LOVE ITALY!!
We came home Friday and had a treat. An actual monsoon storm hit us. We sat outside on our porch and watched the rain and lightning until about 11:00 together. A RARE occasion in our neck of the woods. It was a nice relaxing way to end the day.
Saturday I got up early and headed to my massage appointment. He REALLY did a number on my shoulder this time. OUCH! It's been getting incrementally better since my Cross Fit injury, but is still by no means functioning normally yet. I am starting to be able to lift it over my head again, but still have trouble with certain motions. He really got in the joint this time and worked on the rotators-cuff. For the rest of the day Saturday I felt down for the count. I don't know if it was the massage or what, but I spent most of the day feeling like garbage. After the massage we took the kids to see Despicable Me 2, which honestly is probably one of my new favorite movies LOL. SO CUTE! After the movie misery really sunk in and I ended up lying down and taking a nap. I've never felt so horrible after a massage before. Maybe he exorcised the demon?
I managed to surface to do grocery shopping. We scored some FANTASTIC deals I was so proud! It must have been mark down day because we were able to load up on Salmon for DIRT cheap, and we scavenged the "damaged" section and got canned goods for .39 ea, bread for a $1.00 cases of water for $.99. It was awesome. Generally the only thing wrong with the stuff was just that it looked like it fell off a cart somewhere and got a little smushed. WIN, Win. We even got a panini maker/grill
Saturday night the boys decided they wanted to cook us dinner, so with our supervision they made us spaghetti, meatballs, and sausages. I made my low sodium veggie sauce. They really did a great job!
Sunday we woke up relatively early, and took advantage of some stormy weather to clean the garage. PHEW! Nothing burns more calories than cleaning a garage I tell ya! But we de-cluttered and got rid of A LOT of junk. In a year we have to downsize our home so we're trying to do little by little now. After the garage was done I hit our bedroom and can now say my close and drawers are clean AND organized!
Cameron wanted to make us breakfast Sunday, so I helped him make hash browns, scrambled eggs, and turkey bacon. Turned out to be more like brunch by the time we finished all the cleaning, but I think we have future chef's on our hands!
As I said, I hid in my bedroom for the evening, so Hubby was charged with dinner. He grilled chicken on thew new "grill" (note to self: it's not a good grill, use for grilled sandwiches only) and boiled new potatoes. No photo sorry. Stress got the better of me last night and I ended up having TWO of the boys pop tarts, and some Hershey's kisses. OOPS.
Back at it today. Low sodium vegetarian chili and wild rice for lunch. I completely skipped over breakfast because work was so busy today.
That being said, I better get back to it.