Weekend Recap

Sometimes 2 days seems super short and sometimes, like this weekend, it seems to be much longer!  I’ll take it!

Friday night Ray was at dinner with his mom so I came home and dropped my Harley off at the mechanic (I can throw a rock and hit his shop) and then pulled off an awesome workout in the gym downstairs! Made myself dinner afterwards, popped over to see how the bike was coming along and then went to bed.

She's fixed and working perfectly now; at no cost to me.  :)

She’s fixed and working perfectly now; at no cost to me. 🙂

Saturday morning Ray went to a Harley meeting and I did some precooking.  I made a menu for this week that didn’t require a tonne of preparation.  One of the main parts was to make the filling for our morning omelette this week.  Mushrooms, bell peppers and onions all cooked in lard and reduced until all the liquid was cooked out.  Then I added some porcini powder to make sure it was extra “mushroomy” tasting (by request) and that was that.  We had it this morning with a bit of back bacon in it.  Quite tasty!

Cooked mushrooms, onion, bell peppers long and slow to reduce them down.  Omelette filling!

Cooked mushrooms, onion, bell peppers long and slow to reduce them down. Omelette filling!

Once I was done all I wanted to do was sit on the couch in my pajamas with a cup of coffee…..alas The Boss had different ideas so out into the rainy forest we went.

Trail

After getting back and drying off (and having that cup of coffee), I bottled my latest batch of kombucha (flavoured as Mango Ginger) and put a new batch on to ferment.

One large vessel yields 4-5 jars, depending on how much mother liquid I want to leave in.  The more seasoned ferment you leave in, the quicker the next batch turns over.

One large vessel yields 4-5 1L jars, depending on how much mother liquid I want to leave in for the next batch. The more seasoned ferment you leave in, the quicker the next batch turns over.

And finally, Ray pulled the trigger on buying a new Harley.  It’s not the one we went there for but this one is actually a newer model with more features for less money.  She’s gorgeous and a wicked ride.  We test rode her for about an hour on Saturday afternoon.  I’m super excited for him! (And because his current bike and the Captain are basically the same bike, any upgrades he had on his got switched to mine so the Captain got a bunch of new (to her) bling on the weekend too!)

Whiskey

 

So those were the positive highlights.  It wasn’t all great though.  On Saturday afternoon while Ray was working on stripping his bike back to stock, I decided I wanted to open that nice bottle of wine and enjoy some in the fresh air. It was so good and exactly what I wanted. 2.5 small glasses.  Less than half the bottle. The downside: I woke up the next morning with a full blown seasonal allergy attack.  Full. Blown.  SO miserable.  I took half a regular allergy pill right away (last year I used to take a whole extra-strength) and waited for it to kick in.  This morning I still am not feeling great but am unmedicated so I think I’m on the other side.

Downside #2 is attributed to either the wine or the allergy pill….I grazed ALL day on Sunday.  I would have been better off to just cook myself a second lunch and sit down and eat it but instead I ran laps around the kitchen for 2 hours.  An orange, pepperoni, a chicken thigh, a hard boiled egg, some sweet potato, a few bites of stew.  I don’t snack or graze at all, anymore.  Three meals a day and I like it that way….so this was out of the ordinary for me.  I could tell that I was feeling oddly and that the grazing wasn’t normal but I couldn’t really stop myself.  Funny how alcohol or medication can mess with you!

And downside #3 was the weird stomach bug that I fought with all weekend.  On and off I had some serious digestive issues.  It eventually got so bad yesterday late afternoon that I stopped eating and drinking anything except kombucha.  Went to bed hungry but with an angry stomach.  Seems a little better this morning after breakfast, fingers crossed. Ray ate dinner yesterday though and I even got a picture of it before he started eating it!

Balsamic Dijon Roasted Pork Loin with roasted butternut squash and roasted asparagus.

Balsamic Dijon Roasted Pork Loin with roasted butternut squash and roasted asparagus. Eaten in front of the TV watching a John Denver documentary.

So, here’s the summaries:

FOOD
Friday dinner: cauli rice w/ leftover Moroccan meat
Saturday Breakfast: omelette stuffed with leftover jerk meatloaf, piece sweet potato
Saturday Lunch: prawns & cocktail sauce
Saturday Dinner: baked sockeye salmon, roasted butternut (I was going to make a green veggie but it was already 7pm and we were starving!)
Sunday Breakfast: out.  3 egg mushroom omelette & pan fries
Sunday Lunch: leftover fennel & onion baked chicken dinner w/ brocolini (plus all the grazing)

EXERCISE
Friday: 6,012 meter row in 30 minutes, 3 x 8 bench press w/ 40#, 1 x 8 deadlift w/ 50#, 3:13 of speedy box steps
Saturday: 3.5km rainy walk w/ Gracie, 45 minutes (we weren’t moving too fast)
Sunday: nothing

Today doesn’t have much on tap.  My stomach is still feeling a bit fragile but I’m going with my regular three meals/day to get things back on track.  That plus a hefty dose of kombucha and I should be fine by this afternoon. Gym workout tonight after work and probably an early bedtime.

Happy Monday, make it a good one!

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One thought on “Weekend Recap

  1. How totally exciting to have a new Harley in your garage! Congrats to Ray on that! And what a nice relief for you to have yours fixed at no cost and with a little extra bling. Sweet!

    Bummer on the tummy and allergy issues though. Although sounds like it was a good weekend overall so I hope the good outshined the lousy.

    🙂

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