Happy Monday! Well……it’s not that happy. I had a terrible sleep last night, nightmare and then couldn’t fall back asleep. And I really needed some good sleep because Saturday night I slept like crap also. Gr. I’m a champion sleeper so when it goes sideways, I haven’t got a clue how to deal. But…I will “act as if” it is a Happy Monday and see if I can bring this day back from the brink.
Friday night Ray went for dinner with his mom and I stayed home and had Fridge Scrapings for dinner. I sautéed a can of oysters, added an egg and scrambled it into the oysters and then dumped the last cup of zucchini soup in the pan until it was all heated through. Had it with some leftover cut veggies. I don’t often have to do Fridge Scrapings but when I do, I can get creative! It was actually really delicious and creamy and comforting. That said, I’m not running out to make it again, LOL!
Saturday morning I had my follow up bike training (finally!) with my new bike (now named “Captain Jack” instead of “Jezebel”). I did alright with the training; uturns and tight circles and uturns up and down a steep hill. It was pretty good and I feel a lot more confident riding. But when it was over and I was riding home I felt really awful…..like my head was all fogged up and I felt sick and achy and exhausted. I think it was probably a result of a lot of mental and physical effort and a big adrenaline hangover. It’s hard work manipulating 950# around at slow speeds in technical maneuvers! When I got home Ray took me for lunch and then I went for a nap….which is totally abnormal for me these days but sorely needed right then! The rest of Saturday I spent in my pajamas watching PVR and baking banana bread while Ray went riding with his son.
Speaking of banana bread, I tried Civilized Caveman’s banana bread because I’d heard awesome things about it. It’s…….a bit wet…….and not very banana-y. As it’s getting older it’s getting better….but I’ll stick with my recipe that I love. Anyway….when the loaf didn’t come out of the pan all the way (didn’t let it cool long enough), I scraped up the bits, threw some raspberries on top and then a drizzle of coconut milk. THAT was amazing!
I think we watched a movie Saturday night and then went to bed at 10. Sunday morning I tried to sleep in but Gracie had other plans and sat on my head, pawed at my face and swatted me in the ass until I got up. I stayed in pajamas and did my weekly food prep while Ray and his daughter took the dogs for a walk. While I was cooking chicken bewbs, slicing veggies and baking yams, I also undertook to stuff a pork loin with Apple Walnut Cranberry stuffing…………..so easy, so delicious and rather impressive looking!
And now…..here we are on Monday morning. The hubby is working a bunch of overtime this week so I’ll have some alone time. It’s also the first official week of my Night Run training. I did a route on Friday with Gracie but it was too warm for her and she was suffering halfway through so it became a walk home. To be honest I was suffering a little more than I thought I would also! Today I’ll take her for a walk after work, get a snack and then go for the prescribed session.
It’s 12 days until I get 9 whole days off and I cannot wait!