Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First Snow

Hello!

I was running a little late this morning, so I didn't get a chance to write until after work.

I woke up this morning to let the dogs out and saw:

SNOW!
I always think of this part of White Christmas when I hear the word "snow."

This winter's first snow made me smile even more than usual, because my friend Isabel from South Africa is experiencing her *first* snow!  I told her to wait a few more weeks, there will be plenty more where that came from!

After staring out the window while sipping a cup of coffee, I glided through 5 miles on the treadmill while watching Castle.  Did anyone else see it?  It was on the verge of scary...I even yelped a few times which scared the dogs!

My smile quickly went away when I got to the highway and was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.  Oh well, it gave me a chance to have a nice long phone chat with Grandma June while she was on her way to the dentist. :)

Yesterday I didn't get too much done on my ridiculously-long-gone-all-weekend-and-didn't-get-a-chance-to-do-anything list, but I did plan out our meals and my runs for the week (on the back of my grocery shopping list).

Because I was running late this morning, I threw together one of my favorite last minutes lunches: lightened up buffalo chicken dip
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One of my favorite party treats is fully loaded buffalo chicken dip, but I can hardly justify all those calories for lunch, so I invented a lightened up version.  In a microwave safe bowl I throw (literally because I am running late):

  • one can of chicken breast (the kind from CostCo is the best)
  • 2 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese
  • ~1/4 cup of plain fat free Greek yogurt (I usually use Fage or TJ's).
  • ~ 2 T Frank's hot sauce
When lunch rolls around I microwave it for ~2 minutes.  Add some carrots and 34 degrees crisps and you have a protein packed lunch with a punch. :)

I made a detour on my way home from work to drop off my Christmas cards...check that one off the list!

This morning I threw some stuff in the crock pot in an attempt to mimic Brad's Jumbo Gumbo for dinner.  When I got home I put some rice in the rice cooker and wam-bam-thank-you-mam, dinner is served.

Have a wonderful evening!  I am determined to wake up tomorrow morning and run, instead of putting it off until after work, like I did last Wednesday and the Wednesday before that.  

Thought for the day:

So far, I don't have many "what ifs."  Hopefully I can keep it that way!

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