Monday, July 4, 2022
Happy 4th of July! I wasn’t sure if I would re-cap my weekend today or tomorrow or if there would be a Hello Monday link up, but since my weekend was very light and tomorrow is Prime Purchases with Tanya, I decided to go ahead and post today. That was lots of words that you probably didn’t need to know…
So, last Monday night Covid reared its ugly head in our home. All of us are vaccinated and single boosted, but not double boosted. I was the only one that had had Covid (end of January of this year) as far as we know. Tom started having some symptoms last Saturday that we thought were allergies due to yard work. But, Monday night we tested him and he was positive. Mason started having symptoms on Wednesday and then we had another positive person. Jack started having symptoms on Friday and has had three negative tests, so who knows, but we are assuming he has it, too? Again lots of words, but it all boils down to lots of sick people in my house and I have been sleeping on the couch, “cooking” and making plates for people, chasing people around with my can of Lysol, and leaving the house to go get more supplies (while wearing a mask just in case), and repeat.
Friday we couldn’t ignore the fact that Ernie needed a bath. Ernie has been really confused as to why his favorite person has been living in the bedroom. Tom had enough energy to use our dog bath in our mudroom. This dog loves all bodies of water, except the bath! Very pitiful!
I made my super easy egg bake. I was almost out of eggs so I used 4 eggs, a half cup of fat free cottage cheese, and about 1/4 can of jalapenos. I baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes. Yum! This is zero WW points for me.
One of my trips out was to Whole Foods. I found and bought these and give them my stamp of approval. I can have 3 for 2 WW points!
The reason why I say “I can have” is because the current WW plan is called Personal Points. There is a lot of negativity surrounding WW right now in my Instagram feed. Many have abandoned it in favor of My Fitness Pal or calorie counting or other programs because they don’t feel that it is a healthy eating plan anymore. They also feel that it is too restrictive. I get that, but I also think many plans are what you make of them. If you are in a bad cycle of eating like I was, I think it can be very helpful to teach you what you need or to get you out of that rut. So, anyway, do what works for you. I am still doing this but I am “cheating” a little bit this summer. What this means is that I am having more fruit, peanuts, pistachios, avocado, etc. that go over my points on my plan. I am also having more treats and not beating myself up over it. I don’t want to be food obsessed. It’s a fine line between planning/prepping and becoming all consumed by food. I want to only think about food when I’m hungry, but that also means you haven’t prepped. Still learning here…
And, here is evidence that I am indulging…
Have you heard of the Tik Tok Cinnamon Roll “recipe”? You just cover the can of cinnamon rolls with 1/2 cup of heavy cream and bake according to directions.
It was good, but it wasn’t the best cinnamon roll I’ve ever tried.
Friday night, Tom changed locations and we sat together on the porch.
I went to World Market and found this cute lemon tray on Friday, too!
I made “sub in a tub” for the first time. This is basically anything that you would put on a turkey sub. It was pretty good.
I was super tired of eating at home so Friday night we got Mexican take out and I paired my fajitas with cauliflower rice.
I worked on this most of the weekend. It isn’t as good as Beach Read in my opinion. I didn’t like her second book at all. So, I would say she is no longer a favorite author.
I am so happy this plant has been revived! I think it has liked the warmth outside. I was down to one green frond and then this started happening!
Saturday afternoon I made myself an “old fashioned”.
This is so yummy!
And, I read on my porch a bit before walking Ernie with Tom.
I made nachos with the leftover fajitas for Tom and I and the kids had soup.
I downloaded Tubi for free and found Real Housewives of Vancouver. There are lots of obscure housewives on that streaming service – I found Johannesburg, S. Africa, and Durban, S. Africa and I definitely had to Google the second one.
Sunday morning I made a Trader Joe’s run and found this candle and it came home with me. It smells really good even though I didn’t think it would!
Next up, I am deciding between these two:
Finally, Sunday afternoon I got out with my sister in law and it was so nice!
I picked up pizza for dinner at Tom’s request.
What about you?