13 Jun

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.

10 Responses to “Scorcher”

  1. genesis June 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    pottery class is something ive been wanting to do for a while. theres one in the town over and i have so many ideas for what i want to make but i just never get a chance to go.

    bux frapps…great minds think alike. ive been having the strawberry one. it was so hot today when i went for a walk that i seriously needed something to cool me off…if only they werent $5 for a grande 😦

  2. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Oh Bath & Body… I’m going to be in trouble if I hit that sale…. I’m a sucker for their room air fresheners. And lotion. And soap… uhhhh….

  3. richannkur June 14, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    Lucky to go to such pottery class..

  4. dianacheung June 14, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    FAIL. you should have gotten the new lemon vanilla scent at bath and body smells like lemon cookies…SERIOUSLY…also i’m making the meatloaf recipe…Glenn LUVSSS giada

  5. teneightsixfour June 14, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Bath and Body works…I wonder how it still stays open with those pesky saleswomen! Great job on the bargain shopping! & Anything 90+ is hot in my book!! Its supposed to be 100 here today, and only getting hotter.

  6. christina June 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    such a cute spoon holder! that meat loaf looks good even raw! haha i’m gross!

  7. Monique June 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    HOLD THE PHONE! $40! WTF! I want another one! LOL!
    That, my friend is a STEAL! i hope you love the kit…i sure as heck do!

    And dear me, that meatloaf looks wonderful!

    I have been using my chocolate pepermint shavings! last night i made a bowl of corn flakes iwth a a heavy sprinkle of the chocolate peppermint- OH MY GOD IM SOOO IN LOVE. Got me sayin OH OH OH OH OH OH OH- OH MY GOD> LOL

    and I used some in my hot cereal… and am using a bit in my coffee…
    seriously, whats from NY that i can send you?

  8. Kelly June 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    I love cooked apricots…delish!!! 🙂

  9. coffeeismycarrot June 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Lime green! Favorite color and lovin the dots. No art skills here (probably my least talented area other than singing 🙂 ) so I’m down with the simple yet classic design. I’m sure your kitchen will love it.

  10. shelby June 15, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Whoa…it’s honestly never occurred to me to make meatloaf in a round pan. That looks so much more appealing than meat in a loaf pan! (And the recipe looks pretty darn good too – thanks for sharing!)

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