Friday, March 29, 2013
I decided to keep the larger pair of shoes and I ran in them last night. A size 9! The shoes I wear for work are an 8. But I'm happier with the extra space in my running shoes, because I also wear heavier socks and my feet get hot and swell when I'm running. So these are probably good for me. My work shoes are probably technically too small for me, but I don't want them flopping off my heels. My new running shoes did not flop off my heels and I did not trip on the extra space in the toe area. It just felt nice and open. I'm a little sad to send back the 8.5s, as they are a really cute purple color, and the ones I'm keeping are the same light blue and gray that all my old shoes have been. I'll try to remember to jump on buying new shoes closer to Christmas time when they go on sale in the winter and they aren't sold out of all the options.
I forgot to mention yesterday that I cooked a bunch of chicken on Wednesday night and it was a huge success. So long dry, ashy, tasteless meat! Hello food I'm excited to eat! It only takes about 5 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to prep and clean. I can handle that. Now I need to work on perfecting another lean meat so I don't get sick of chicken!
Next up, pork tenderloin. If you have any suggestions on how to cook it, I'd be ever grateful. I know nothing of cooking and I'm not looking to make anything fancy - I don't want a full on recipes. Just how to cook it plain and keep it tender. I'm trying to perfect cooking it in the slow cooker so it's really easy... but I've only tried once, and I ended up having to eat a lot of grossly overcooked meat. I'm going to try again, this time on Low. That's my project for the weekend. It would be pretty sweet if it works out. My dad has also offered to show me how to cook it in the oven, which would be great, but I don't have a pan to cook it in.
Salmon is on my list of to learn stuff too. I've got a Kroger coupon for some frozen salmon patties, which I think are supposed to be used like burgers. I was thinking of picking those up as a kind of starter deal. I could probably throw them on my Foreman or something? I also don't know how to barbeque, but I think I should invest in a Weber and do some experimenting with that this summer.
Dan never did contact me yesterday. Or today (though it's still early). I'm curious to see how long this goes on. I was heartbroken last night and had the hardest time sleeping. I think I woke around 3am and kinda laid there until 6am. I played some Dr. Mario, but it didn't help me sleep - it usually does. My brain was just going a million miles a minute.
Part of me wants to scrap the whole thing... because it hasn't even been 2 months and I'm already being made to feel like I'm unappreciated. Part of me is making excuses for him fighting to hang on and give him more time because he was so incredible in the beginning. And I know I'm being hasty in kicking him to the curb. It's just that I've wasted too much time in the past. Trying to learn from my mistakes.