Monday, February 7, 2022
So…my regular readers now that I missed two weeks ago at the end of the week because I had Covid and then spent the weekend stuck at home. A week ago I returned to school and had three days before we spent Thursday at home doing virtual learning in preparation for a big ice storm. Then, Friday they just called a do nothing good old fashioned snow day because they were worried that some would love power and we got snow on top of the ice. I really wanted Jack and Mason to come home from college because their classes were cancelled, too, but they stayed on campus. It still feels weird to have an empty nester snow day.
The ice/slush on Thursday:
The snow that came after:
I finished this book and I do recommend it. It was different than I thought it would be.
I stayed home from Wednesday afternoon until Friday late afternoon and then the cabin fever set in! But, nothing was really open on Friday. I did go look around Barnes and Noble for a bit.
I got take out Mexican (I have been cooking almost exclusively/eating at home for so long!) and made my skinny margarita. I used my new wine glasses. Mason told me they looked like rejects from the Star Trek set last time he was home and saw them.
Tom and I generally split fajitas and then I use my own low carb tortilla. I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing at all! And, it was Friday so I did have some chips and queso, too.
I started this and it’s so good so far! I really love Christina Lauren books.
Friday night I fell asleep bingeing Younger. I already think I will need to go back and start it over because it’s so good.
Saturday morning felt like a Sunday after being at home for so long. I made myself a Keto bread egg in the hole.
The roads were still kinda bad, but I was ready to go run errands. I needed to get out! I was happy to enter Kroger for the first time in maybe a month? I had just done grocery pick up.
I did my Valentine mani.
I roasted vegetables that were about the go bad and made a cauliflower rice, chicken, roasted vegetable bowl with a bit of mozzarella cheese. Yum! It turned out great. I am really trying to do better with using up food and not tossing it.
Later in the afternoon, I visited a little boutique and added to my fancy cocktail earring collection. This is what I do; I go a little bit overboard. I can’t help myself. Now I have tequila, rose, prosecco, and whatever these white bottles are on the left. Do you all ever get obsessions like this? They had White Claw, mojitos, and vodka, too. No, I am done. I think. Invite me out for a cocktail and I will wear the drink of choice, k?
We went out to eat with our friends at Harry’s and the UK game was on.
I tried their grapefruit sangria and it was amazing!
Gotta love their bread and butter!
My friend and I split the chicken teriyaki bowl and I can’t wait to order this again.
And, some sushi!
It was nice to get out and see some friends because it had been awhile.
Sunday morning I slept in a bit and then started reading this…
Kristen, I apologize, this Fairlife is sooooo good! I am trying to go more natural with my foods (and replace Premier for this) and this tastes like a melted Wendy’s Frosty. I want to try their vanilla now.
I made myself a Spanish omelette/frittata for breakfast.
I’m really into marinating lately. I have a sundried tomato chicken pasta planned for this week and I used the oil from this along with some olive oil to marinate my chicken. Warning: raw chicken photo ahead…
I will be sure to let you know if it turns out. My crochet Target sweater order was cancelled! It said it was out of stock. Why did they promise it, then?
So, to get back at Target I went there.
These two teas were recommended. The left is for evening wind down and it is caffeine free and the right is soooo good. I have had it before. It does have caffeine so that might be a late morning or afternoon tea for me.
Shout out to Tom for doing our taxes every year… but he says we may hire a professional this year?
And, he fixed a problem with my car. I was so stressed out about getting the car to the shop and being without a car (I have had lots of car issues in the last year) and he went to the auto parts store and spent $20 and a couple of hours and did it himself.
For Sunday lunch, I used the rest of the roasted vegetables for a roasted Greek bowl. It’s really good this way, too!
This will be a busy week!
I can’t remember the last time I worked at school for five days in a row. I will be exhausted after this week I’m sure, but the students need the continuity, as do I. We are expecting milder temps and no chances of snow.
What about you? Highlights of the weekend? Are you over winter, too? Are you ready for a 5 day week?