Quick and Easy

29 Nov

Sunday was a great day. I thought it was going to be a day of rest but it turned out to be anything but. I always intend for Sundays to be relaxing but truth is I would rather stay busy on Sunday then do everything on Saturday. I’ve noticed more people are out on Saturday and on Sundays I run most of my errands in the morning when the churchies are busy so I am in and out.

I woke up and made a breakfast burrito with the works so I would stay full while out and about. In it: Refried Black Beans, One egg, shredded cheese, onions, jalapenos sour cream, avocado and salsa.

Wow, now that I look at it, that’s a lot of add in’s for not even chugging down a cup of coffee at the time. Go me!

My first stop of the day was K-Mart in South Carolina. The SC border is only 7 minutes away from Charlotte so it’s not a huge deal to go over there but it’s a nice little drive with cheaper gas prices and taxes. Some may hate on K-Mart but I love it and prefer it over Wal-Mart. I needed some new winter accessories and many people don’t know but they have an awesome selection. Plus, all the winter accessories were 40% off today so I picked up two hats, a scarf and gloves –all for $15!

I headed over to the mall after that so I could go to Rainbow. Even though one of the last times I went there, I was called Snowflake since I was the only white girl in the place, I still love it. They have cute, fashionable clothing for cheap and I need some new digs for my trip to NYC in two weeks. I got two tops, two pairs of earrings and two pairs of sunglasses for $40! Afterwards I picked up a few Christmas gifts for my family and I only have one more left to buy and then I am done! I also need to pick out an outfit for Lincoln and I’s Christmas card.

Last years photo

Two years ago (my favorite one)

Lincoln’s costumer this year is way cute and I am hoping that we get one good photo (as cute as he is in photos, he’s way cuter in person)

I got home exhausted from all of my good deals I found and Lincoln was extra crackheadish so we went for a 30 minute walk in hopes that it would tire him out. And you know what? It didn’t. Even though it was in the 50’s, sunny and I was bundled up, I was freezing by the time we got back. I wanted something quick and easy for lunch and went with the classic combo of soup and a sandwich. I made a ham and provolone sandwich on whole wheat with mustard, baby spinach and tomato with a bowl of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.

The rest of the afternoon was filled with cleaning up my iTunes library, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and doing laundry. When I went to get my second load of laundry there was a guy with a ladder in thereso I told him I would come back later but he said it wasn’t a problem to move it. The weird thing is that it was deva ju. I felt like I’ve seen him before somewhere and had been in that exact situation before. When I got my laundry then went back inside I was lighting a candle and I remembered, it was just like a dream I had…..back in college. WTF? I barely remember if I turned off my curling iron in the morning but can remember a dream I had 10 years ago to the T? What’s that all about? Then I starting thinking more about it—what if the “dream” I had in college was really a flash forward ala Lost?? Does that even happen? Am I a psychic? And if so, why wasn’t it something more remarkable than getting my laundry out? Or maybe it’s just that I miss Lost a lot. I need to buy the complete set asap.

Along with cleaning and busy work, I did an upper body workout in the afternoon

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Upright Deltoid Rows (13 reps, 2 sets)

Bentover Row (13 reps, 2 sets)

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shrugs (13 reps, 2 sets)

Lateral Bench Press (13 reps, 3 sets)

Dumbbell Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Extensions (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder Press (13 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Reverse Fly (13 reps, 2 sets)

Resistance Band

Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Kickbacks (13 reps, 2 sets)

Side Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder Press (13 reps, 2 sets)

I am happy to say I am no longer using the 10 lb dumbbell I used to use since it’s not a huge challenge to me. Plus the resistance bands have been working great and been trying to incorporate them more into my workout and look up other exercises I can do with them.

Dinner was another quick and easy one. I had chicken defrosting in the fridge but it wasn’t fully defrosted and I didn’t feel like working hard. I nuked a piece of frozen lasagne I had and I think it’s one of the last ones that I made a few months back. With about one minute to go while heating up, I added some extra sauce and sprinkled a little more mozzarella cheese on top so it wouldn’t be too dry.

On the side, I reheated the Italian Veggie Soup I picked up at Berrybrook Farm on Saturday.

 Looks good right? It was bad. It was full of different veggies such as broccoli, onion, squash, artichoke, celery, red peppers and carrots but the flavor was off. I couldn’t even put my finger on what spice that was unappetizing to me. It wasn’t the traditional Italian ones like oregano, garlic, parsley or basil but something I’ve never before and I was not a fan. I tried to finish as much as I could but couldn’t do it. You really have to make some funkalicious soup for me not to dig it.

After that, the tv was playing but I really wasn’t paying attention to the show that was on. Then I started to watch and it intrigued me but I had no clue what show it was and one of the guys on the show looked so familiar but I couldn’t place him. And that drove me crazy. One of the co-stars of that episode was Rico’s wife on Six Feet Under so I went to IMDB and looked her up then looked up her history. The show? Cold Case. So I went to that episode and found out who the guy was that I thought looked familiar.

Anthony Starke just in case you are curious.

How did I know him? He tried to sexually manipulate Kelly Taylor on 90210 in the Halloween episode way back ago. I remember when that episode first aired. And now I feel old.

I really hate admitting that I spent over 20 minutes of my life looking this information up. And for you married folks who want to vicariously live through your single friends, sometimes our lives aren’t as exhilarating as you think it is.

On a final note, alcohol infused whipped cream?? It’s so on! This could make my morning coffee a lot more interesting……

18 Responses to “Quick and Easy”

  1. Kace November 29, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    God I love great sales like that. Once I got two pairs of jeans at Loft for $23 dollars total. Being a recessionista can be fun, embrace the challenge and make it a game!

  2. Monique November 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    i need to take a christmas photo with Micks really soon! I got a freebie from Hallmark this year that I gotta use ASAP

  3. Amy @ Second City Randomness November 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    Ahahaha… I just saw the whipped cream thing on the news this morning. Apparently it’s the up and coming trend with college kids.

    Seriously. I was not that creative in college to attempt getting hammered off of whipped cream.

    • simplyshaka November 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      Tell me about it, I swear these kids now have everything!

  4. Lisa @ I'm an Okie November 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Great workout! Whipped cream and alcohol–I saw that on the news this morning. Crazy!

    • simplyshaka November 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks girl! I so want to try the whip with my coffee. But only during the wknd of course. I fear if I had it at work it would be truth serum….

  5. christina November 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    ahhhhhhh i love the photos of you and lincoln! so freaking presh. ummm someone called you snowflake!? that is hilar.

    • simplyshaka November 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      Thanks….and yay I couldn’t make that up if I tried!

  6. genesis November 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    we drive over to idaho (8 mins away) because they have cheap gas too and better shopping options.

    cute christmas cards. im sure link is soooo much cuter in person, although i dont know how much cuter he can get.

    i spend a ridiculous amount of time googling BS so dont worry about it 🙂

  7. Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Your Linx Christmas pics are so cute! I have been thinkig of doing some with my Linkie! Although I doubt I have the patience…

    That actor is now Lauren’s dad in Make it or Break it!

  8. Laury @thefitnessdish November 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I love the antler photo too!!!

    Ugh, totally need to clean up my iTunes library, and update my play lists!! I hate doing it, but HATE listening to the same stuff at the gym…it’s killing my workouts!!!

  9. dianacheung November 30, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    i think I need a lil lincoln in my life so I’m not as lonely when G has long hours. Also…those xmas pics are toooo cute…yes I’m admiting it. So jelly you are going to nyc during the holiday seasonnnnnnn

  10. Katie H. December 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I love your holiday photos with the pup! So cute 🙂

    lol- you are totally psychic

    • simplyshaka December 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

      Thanks!!! Now if I only could get the powerball numbers straight for tonight…..

  11. Ashleigh December 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    OMG those photos are adorable!! I hate having deja vu..it freaks me out SO much but always happens to me!

  12. Kelly Olexa December 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    I LOVED that show Cold Case!! I only discovered it of course in its last season….and now I just went to see if the DVDs are available and they are not! what is UP with that???

    • simplyshaka December 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

      No clue—I did the same and nothing on Netflix–wtf??

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