Hi all–another relaxing day under my belt. I feel so good, rested and just peaceful right now but too bad that’s going to end tomorrow when I go back to work, meh :( I need to get back on the ball with looking for other jobs this week and update my resume.
I woke up this morning and made the Low Fat Oatmeal Protein pancakes I tried for the first time yesterday and they were equally great the second time around. I topped with cooked apricots and bananas with a drizzle of maple syrup.
I cleaned this morning, caught up on blogs, had my coffee and relaxed with Lincoln. I was going to a pottery studio at 1P and wasn’t sure how long I would be gone for so I had a small lunch before hand. I made a wrap with a leftover chicken cake, avocado, cherry tomatoes and salsa.
Good thing I was going to the pottery studio because it was another hot one out. Is it hot for anyone else? I talked to my parents in Florida and it was only 85 there and it’s supposed to be in the 90’s the entire wk so I will need to scour my wardrobe tonight for light clothing. The humidity was stifling and the heat alone made me feel like I was back in Phoenix so I was not trying to be outside at all.
I made a spoon holder for the stove top, when it’s done it will be lime green with black polka dots. I am a creative thinker but I am not good with art, drawing, etc. so I stuck to something easy. I would love to go again and make more things though, it was quiet and relaxing.
Afterwards I stopped at the Bucks and got a Mocha Light Frappaccino to cool me down.
Then I stopped At Bath & Body Works for their huge sale. I really only go there twice a year for the sale just to stock up on stuff. I just wanted to get in and get out but the saleslady would not get off my sack. I would be looking at something and she would be like “That’s 75% off so it’s only $2.62” or “Did you know if you buy three of the lotions, you save more money than buying two.” I just wanted to yell out “I can read and I can do math” but I was trying to be nice and just smiled. And I was not leaving there without buying something so it got on my nerves after 10 minutes of that. When I go shopping, I’m on a mission and am not all about staying there for an hour. I paid, was free from the claws of the overbearing saleslady and got all of this for $30
Next stop was Ulta where I finally picked up some Philosophy at the recommendation of Mo. Ulta has been selling Philosophy online but it’s finally being sold in their stores and I have heard nothing but good things about their products . I bought the Makeup Optional Skin Kit for only $40.
I got back home, took a nap and when I woke, it was approaching dinner time.
I made Giada’s Turkey meatloaf with Feta and Sun Dried Tomatoes. I tried this one before last fall and it was amazing so I was excited to try it again.
Before going into the oven
I followed the recipe except for I baked for 50 minutes instead of 45, used more parsley than called for and used 4 tbsp of milk instead of 2 to give it more moisture.
I served with a baby spinach salad with mushrooms, zucchini, cherry tomatoes with Light Three Cheese Ranch
I did some yoga and stretching for 20 minutes. Speaking of which, head to Peace. Love. Nutrition for a chance to win an Aurorae Yoga Mat! After the yoga, I felt very calm and relaxed and now I’m catching up on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”. Good night indeed.