Top two priorities checked off...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

...but that's it.

That's ok! I got some things done!

And some other things that really needed to happen... last night when we got home there were some dudes outside looking for their keys. So my DH helped them look for like...forever. HAHA Or it seemed to me. I got cracking RIGHT AWAY making chili. I've been meaning to make chili for a while now and kept doing something else instead.

I totally flew by the seat of my pants with this one -- it contained:

1 onion - finely chopped
1lb lean ground beef - no hormones/etc.goodstuff only.
1 can organic garbanzo beans
2 cans organic "chili beans" blend (no seasoning, just a blend of beans)
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
a couple Tbsp of Chipotle's in Adobo sauce - peppers cut up
chili powder
some dried minced onion to up the onion ante...
and some frozen corn kernels dumped in.

IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Those chipotle peppers REALLY did their thing. WOOT. I have some leftover with my lunch today and I'm excited.

But due to the key hunting, and then some other people were going to come over to watch SYTYCD but didn't and we waited for them for a while, then that was 2hrs long... anyway. I ended up going to bed at 2am - which is about as late as I ever stay up and not my ideal for the night before planning to "GET UP EARLY". Then I got woken up twice during the night to examine a mystery thing that my DH found on the bathroom floor... black round shiny hard what the what? I was bleary eyed and was like, I dunno..... 2nd time it was I dunno but I'm cleaning the bathroom tomorrow so I'm going to sleep.

Well. 6:45 was just too much for me to handle after the 2nd or 3rd wakeup happened around 5:45 so..... I swapped my plan. I would get up at 9:30, bear the heat as it crept in and run 9:45-10:45 or so, hit the store FAST, get home and stuff put away by 11:30, then I'd have 30 min to clean the bathroom and still have about 45-50min left to get ready/eat/etc. Sounds great, right???

Well - I turned off my alarm at some point. Got woken up by my phone ringing at 9:45 though! But I took too long getting ready and trying to find out where to park at the VA, decided to check that out instead of the arboretum today. So....... I didn't start running till at least 10:30... didn't get back home till noon... had barely enough time to shower and eat and I was actually a couple minutes late to work (not that anyone really cares)... but still. No time to clean the bathroom. :( But before I left this morning I did solve the mystery of the little black things on the bathroom floor!

They were the tiny little end caps on the bristles of my brush that had come off. :P

Anyway. I am very glad I accomplished the things I did today. My run was a little shorter than the 4 I wanted - 3.4 instead - but I tried a new place and I got out and ran even though it was hot and humid. And while I didn't get the bathroom cleaned before my sister will be getting here tonight - I DID get us groceries! :)

AND - My sister is leaving Saturday night which is sad because I'd love to hang out with her forever, but it DOES mean I have Monday (which I took off to be with her) to get some "around the house" type stuff accomplished! :D Honestly if my sister goes to bed earlyish tonight and I'm still awake I might clean the bathroom tonight cause it's driving me nuts! I'm secretly hoping my DH decides to clean it, but somehow we have always had the bathroom cleaning be my domain and I didn't want to ASK because he's having a stressful meeting w/ his mentor today and I didn't want to add any burden.

So yesterday's to-do list carries over - only without the grocery shopping!!!! One down that doesn't come back... YET. :)

I hope to still run tomorrow with my sister! :D We'll see. The other stuff can wait until she's gone.
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    I hope you had a wonderful visit with your sister! Man, your life sounds hectic!

    I have a secret about the bathroom. I hate to clean it so I do a really cruddy job cleaning it and then BF gets grossed out and cleans it himself because his standards are much higher. Just sayin'....

    3473 days ago
    Hey there just stopping by to get back into the subscription of your blog. I have been so out of it lately!!!
    3474 days ago
    At least you got the run in. :-) Have a great time with your sister and thanks a ton for the note on my blog the other day. You have been a real motivator for me. Thanks!
    3474 days ago
    yummy chilli. i can't even remember what else you wrote cause i am still thinking about the chilli. emoticon
    3474 days ago
    Chili does sound good. Just doesn't lend itself to cool thoughts.

    Enjoy the time with your sister!
    3475 days ago
  • 250STRONG
    Mmmmmmmm chili....... :) Have a great day!
    3475 days ago
    What a great display of flexibility! Glad you were able to get those top two priorities checked off. =D

    And that chili sounds AMAZING!
    3475 days ago
    Yikes! Way to get stuff done! And How cool that your sister is in town! That is nice, especially that she will run with you! I love that my brother will ride bike with me!
    3475 days ago
    Jam packed day!

    I love playing with recipes that way too. Lately it's been my hummus...anything goes! The last time I sautéed onions, garlic, tomatoes and apples together then used the food processor to zap it all together with the 15 bean mix usually used for soups along with lemon juice, plain yogurt, olive oil, cumin, crushed red pepper and Louisiana lightning...yum!

    3475 days ago
  • KNH771
    Wow! You had an eventful evening. emoticon The chili sounds great. Chili is one of those flexible pantry things. You can just grab what you have! I almost always have some kind of homemade chili in the freezer.
    3475 days ago
  • KARVY09
    That chili sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!
    3475 days ago
    Ummm, appearantly, I'm rearraging my schedule all week, every minutes-LOL!

    3475 days ago
    Flexibility is a virtue. Glad you got your run in and groceries!

    Enjoy the visit...
    3475 days ago
    The chili sounds awesome! I really admire your reviewing and adjusting your program constantly and building in flexibility and doing what you can when you can.
    Enjoy the visit from your sister and I hope you have a good run together!
    3475 days ago
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