Winding Down

I’m feeling pretty productive tonight- vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen, did some laundry- which is why I’m rewarding myself with THIS.

Wine & Reese’s Pieces.

(Yeah, yeah- giant glass, I know. There was only a tiny bit left in the bottle so I just dumped it all in.)

I also have a nice little ringing in the ears going on, thanks to The Senator. He was fus-sy tonight. I think he was just tired. I rocked him like three times and he was out like a light.

This morning he actually slept ’til 8, which was great since he was up at 3:45am and then again at 7. Breakfast was Yoplait Apple Turnover Yogurt topped with my neverending homemade granola. Seriously, I’ve been eating this stuff for a week and barely made a dent.

After breakfast we played, Shredded and then Jack went down for a nap. I threw together what actually turned out to be quite the delicious lunch:

Leftover chickpea ratatouille, along with an Oroweat Sandwich Thin topped with leftover rotisserie chicken, mayo and 1/4 of an avocado, mashed. Oh, and carrots.

We only have a teeny bit of the ratatouille left. Sad. It’s one of those dishes that gets better after the first day.

After lunch we ventured to Newflower and Target. I think I’ve mentioned that my only beef with Newflower is their tiny, narrow grocery carts. Since Jack’s not old enough to just sit in the cart, we have to Baby Bjorn it (Hangover-style). Luckily Jack likes the Bjorn, but it’s really awkward when I’m trying to unload the cart at the register. I have to lean sideways into the basket, reaching in for stuff while trying to keep Jack from falling out. Luckily the guy in line behind me took pity on us (or realized that this was going to be a looooong process) and helped unload everything. People are so nice.

And then it was on to Target, where we bought dog food and clothes for Jack. GOD- I’m too weak for the cuteness of the Dwell baby clothes. I just need to stay far, far away. Oh, and I bought a new planner because I refuse to pay $40 for REFILL PAGES for my Kate Spade planner. I’ve used that thing for 10 years and love it, but apparently they jacked up the prices and I just can’t see spending that much for paper.

And anyway, this one is cute and was only $20 for the whole shebang.

Last week I bought a loaf (slab? log?) of tempeh at Whole Foods and have been trying to think of something good to do with it. Tonight I ended up stir frying it with broccoli, red pepper, celery, mushrooms and garlic. It was topped with a spicy sauce made from chicken broth, mirin, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, soy sauce and sriracha (recipe from Food Network Magazine).

Served over quinoa:

Good dinner. I needed the veggies.

Alright, off to fold some laundry and then BED. We’ve been staying up too late recently.


How do you “reward” yourself?

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0 Responses to Winding Down

  1. gammypie says:

    I like to reward myself with rest. Nothing beats an afternoon nap on the sofa. It’s always nice if that nap is after a wonderful meal.

  2. One word – chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Er or cupcakes. Um so sugar. Yes sugar.

    And being a former Kate Spade planner owner I understand your plight – $40 for paper makes me want to cry.

  3. Rose says:

    Love the looks of that planner. I’m always on the search for the perfect one and rarely find it.

    I reward myself with sleep. Oh wait, that’s necessary…. extra sleep then!

  4. Tammy says:

    Love that planner!!!!
    I reward myself with shopping or sweets. Maybe that should read and/or :)

  5. Evan Thomas says:

    I’m totally guilty of rewarding myself with food. I always have something in the back of my mind that costs “too much” but I’ll splurge on on a special occasion.

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