Monday workout: 20 minutes of biking total (to and from work)
Yup, my working out has been so pitiful lately that I’m now including my commute as my workout. Soon I’ll be so desperate that I might start counting taking the stairs or getting up to go to the bathroom as part of my daily workout! Ha. Kidding. I actually have laundry to do tonight and an episode of Bachelorette to catch up on, so that’ll give me plenty of time to kill on the elliptical.
This morning was a bit chaotic for me, which is not abnormal for a Monday. First of all, I got up 45 minutes later than planned, because ever since I moved, I’ve been using my iphone as an alarm, which just doesn’t work for me, because I always turn it off rather than hit snooze. It really wasn’t a big deal that I got up late in terms of me getting to work on time… it just meant that I couldn’t have my typical lazy morning that involves leisurely getting ready in the morning while sipping my coffee and listening to WSJ online. Instead, I felt rushed, and of course it’s when you’re rushed when everything wrong seems to happen!
First, when I grabbed the coffee pot this morning to pour myself coffee, the whole top part came with it and wet, ground coffee beans flew everywhere, including the drawer I had left open with a ton of measuring utensils in it. What a pain in the as$ it was to clean. Then, when I was getting ready in the bathroom, I went to grab my brush, and accidentally took my filled coffee cup with me, so now I had to clean up wet coffee that spilled every where. Two spills in one morning!! The worse thing about the second spill was that although I didn’t spill any on my clothes, I got my hair rubber band soaked in coffee. Now, this may not seem like a big deal, but it is a tragedy for me because they just don’t make hair rubberbands the way they used to. Mine ALWAYS break, so a quality, non-thinned-out-about-to-break rubber band is like gold to me! I guess I could have just washed it, but I was so mad that I just threw it out. Now I only own one quality hair rubber band. Horrible, right? I know. Life is rough.
Last night Dean and I had our first guests over for dinner! His sister, Katie, and her husband and two kids and Dean’s parents all came over for dinner. It’s so nice to actually have space to entertain!
Dean and I didn’t make anything fancy. For appetizers we bough some chips, salsa, guac and olives, and I made some bruschetta, and for dinner we had salad and pasta made with sauteed mushrooms and chicken “Italian sausage.” Dean makes the mushrooms without using any oil or butter, and they always turn out great!
Ladies (or long haired guys), what brand hair rubber bands do you use??
Favorite way to eat pasta?
I literally love pasta plain with only salt and parmesan added to it…no sauce.