Pam and Jim never cease to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside Don’t worry, no spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the episode (that quote is featured in the TV teaser). Let’s just say it was a good one and it made the fact that Friday was October 16, 2009 – one year away! – that much sweeter. I can’t believe we are now less than a year away, but at the same time I couldn’t be more excited!
Bobby and I woke up with Yoga X on Saturday morning. This fall I’ve really started getting into yoga and could not be more thrilled to be one of the winners of Erica’s recent giveaway. I’m planning on putting that sticky mat to good use, since my current one slips and slides all over the place!
I also have a FREE week pass to CorePower Yoga. I hope to try a hot yoga class
The point of me telling you all of this is after our yoga session, I tried out a new way of toweling off: Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes. I was excited to receive these free samples in the mail because they can be used to both remove makeup and/or sweat after a workout session.
Yes, I am a dork – but we knew this already, right? I thought these wipes did a great job at cooling off my face post-workout. I have very sensitive skin and these did not irritate my face at all, which is always a big accomplishment. I would definitely buy these again, especially if I end up going to a yoga studio. These would be great to use to refresh my skin before I drive home.
After cleaning up, I sat down to breakfast while watching a disheartening Northwestern football game.
There was some Coffee Cocoa involved – although your cottage cheese guesses on my last post were equally likely, as I love that “CC,” too! I also filled up on a big bowl o’ oats, since it’s quite chilly in our apartment. The bowl featured the usual suspects:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 tbsp. Maranatha crunchy almond butter
- Sprinkle of maple sugar
I love almond butter! I’ve grown to prefer it over peanut butter – the nutty flavor is better.
After breakfast, I did some writing and catching up on emails while continuing to watch the Wildcats lose. It was nice to talk to my VeggieFriend and I also had a phone conversation with a girl I was best friends with over 15 years ago…and haven’t talked to since! She found me on Facebook and we had a blast catching up. It’s crazy how Facebook can reunite old friends – I love it.
While I chatted with my blast from the past, I lunched on a delicious wrap: hummus, spinach and turkey in a Flat Out wrap. I also had a honeycrisp apple with more almond buttah.
Later in the afternoon, I decided to take a walk to Whole Foods. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy a small pie pumpkin I needed some fall cheer! The weather has put me in a gloomy state lately.
We watched a few episodes of The Office – all caught up now! – while sipping on some red wine that was on sale at the grocery store: [yellow tail] Merlot.
Ehhh…not my fave. We are on a mission to find cheap, good tasting wine, and this did not fit the latter description Anyone have any recommendations??
We took a break from watching TV to start dinner. I picked up a bag of fingerling potatoes at the grocery store – love them! I coated them in olive oil, garlic salt, Emeril’s seasoning and pepper. We then baked them covered at 350* for 30 minutes, then another 10 minutes uncovered. They turned out great!
Bobby worked on stir-frying the chicken in ginger + soy sauce, and I worked on the veggies. The result was a filling combination of fiber + protein. We both agreed when we were done that we were filled to the gills, but it was all good stuff
The fingerling potatoes were so flavorful and soft! Also, stir-frying chicken on the stove is so quick and easy, that it should be a crime. Apart from the potatoes, this dinner was ready in under 10 minutes!
Now I’m being lazy on Sunday morning while watching more Gossip Girl. On the agenda today:
- Laundry (and lots of it!)
- Breakfast for dinner
I love productive weekends with no plans. I’m such a homebody. [Yes, I admit it proudly.]