I am off work today. I had to take Jasper to his new daycare for a little while to help acclimate him. I needed to be off work a couple of hours , and I’ll spare y’all the details, but with Jasper it is too hard to make up lost time at work. I really just need to take a vacation day. Good to spend time with him and get some things done, but bad to burn up a vacation day. Oh, well, such is life.
We already went to the store and stocked up on groceries. Hence the picture. Jasper loves to grocery shop, while I find it kinda painful. But having food is good. I am really working on no junk at all in the house. If I wouldn’t feed it to Jasper, I shouldn’t feed it to myself. I started this when I was pregnant, and it’s been great to purge of most processed foods. I still bought some Boca veggie burgers today though…. But, I’ve gotten really good at keeping around fruit and greek yogurt for snacks. I do cheat with some frozen veggies now that I have Jasper. At least once a week we make a big tofu stir fry and doing half frozen veggies saves a lot of prep time. They have frozen butternut squash cubes at Central Market, and I’ve been dumping a bag of that into just about everything. I am pleasantly surprised that we have managed to not get take out for every meal. Just one night a week, and we usually stick to Thai or Vietnamese to keep in pretty healthy. And speaking of healthy, we just visited Mike at work. Steve Jobs is a vegan, so the Apple cafeteria has a vegan option every day. We had smoked tofu over rice with a big bowl of coconut soup with broccoli and acorn squash. Yeah, I am jealous. My work’s cafeteria consists of burgers and chicken strips.
I’m really writing this blog post to play with WordPress some more and to avoid housework. At first WordPress was hard just because I never used it, but now I am really liking it and I recommend it. I still have a ton to play with and figure out and I only get small little spurts while the Owl is asleep, which isn’t much. I have so many ideas for stuff I want to post on, but I just gotta find the time to sit down with it. I have been very inspired by some of the healthy living blogs out there and I plan to start posting more recipes again. I just gotta get out my good camera and get some pretty pictures and quit using my phone. Although this picture was done with my phone and I think it is pretty cute…but I am biased.
Oh yeah, and today’s run. Well I couldn’t really run longer because we still needed to be at the new day care pretty early, but I did a terrific 7.5 miler. I did an 8:10 average pace. Yay! I ran most the miles sub 8, but I had a warm up and cool down so that brought up the average pace, but I am happy with anything in this range. I am down to a week and half before I become a marathon runner again.
Ok…housework really does call. Owls like to make a mess.