Fiber One with blueberries — I love this combination for some reason!
I have no idea what happened to that banana… it was a lovely shade of yellow, and smooth, when I left this morning. Apparently it didn’t travel well!
And a bar that I picked up in Stop & Shop the other day — as if I don’t have an already-enormous bar stash at home! But I’m developing quite an affinity for these granola bars that only have four or five ingredients!
My niece did wind up coming home yesterday. To be quite frank, I don’t know what her parents were thinking sending her there at all! When I went to camp for the first time, I went with a friend. (Who subsequently “abandoned” me, but that’s not the point.) I wasn’t Miss Social Butterfly, but I wasn’t exactly selectively mute either. She is. What on earth would possess her to go to camp on her own in the first place?? But okay. She’s back now. And if she doesn’t feel like a quitter, more power to her. …And now I find out that she decided she wants to go back, because she’s bored. !!!!!
My brain is really not functioning at the moment, so I am just going to leave you with a picture and a realization that I thought would never come from me, of all people. Apparently there is such a thing as too many vegetables. This isn’t even Hugh Jass… it’s Hugh Jass, Senior.
Broccoli stir fry with Lightlife chick’n strips and miso sauce…
Obviously, this pile of vegetation was solely intended as a vehicle for the miso sauce, since I’m trying to finish the miso! I whisked it with red wine vinegar and some Splenda, but it was still very tangy. Sometimes I wonder if I can’t differentiate between “tangy” and “salty” … not that it really matters, I guess!
It is currently not even 9.30 PM and I am so tired I could cry. It didn’t help that J was being a total, well, j today! Doing what he does best. Ah, yes, and I had this lovely encounter at the gym yet again – I’m telling you, there ought to be some sort of “gym etiquette” beyond the no grunting / sweating all over machines type of thing. This is the same woman who always makes these comments to me, and she doesn’t speak English all that well, which means if I’m going to understand her I need to ask her to repeat herself, which probably makes her think I am “fishing for compliments,” but the simple truth is that I don’t understand a word she says! But having established what she was saying, I kind of wished I hadn’t bothered. I’ll spare you the gist of it… but at the end she asked me if I was always skinny as a child, and I said no, because I am obviously stupid and should just have lied and left it at that. So she wanted to know how I got skinny – “Did you do exercise?” I was so frustrated with her by that point that I decided the truth might shut her up, so I told her that if you stop eating for a few years, that will happen. It did shut her up – for about three seconds. Then she came out with, “But I eat very little portions food and still can’t lose weight.” I just told her that sometimes that can happen if you don’t eat enough, and very rudely walked out the door. Seriously. This woman is starting to creep me out big-time.
Oh, and I also got this in the mail today… courtesy of Allure magazine. Mmmm!
…And as it turns out, cable IS light-years faster than DSL!
Have a beautiful Tuesday!