Hello, hello! Can I just say that it is extremely hot here (95+ at 7.30 PM), and that I am absolutely loving it?? Of course, it helps that I didn’t have to go to work today and suffer through climates of others’ choosing…
First things first… a couple of reviews which I would have posted yesterday, had I not been feeling too lazy and blue… two flavors of Ciao Bella sorbet, blackberry cabernet and raspberry.
No idea what the word “cabernet” is supposed to represent, but whatever. I absolutely loved this one, but then, I love blackberries. My parents and brother all said it “doesn’t taste like anything.” I believe they are crazy.
We all agreed on this one; it was good. It’s kind of hard to screw up raspberry sorbet, though!
I’m not sure where I first saw this idea — I think it was on Lindsay’s blog — but I’ve been meaning to try it for a long, long time.
Combination of whole wheat pancake mix, egg white, and protein powder (half vanilla, half chocolate)… there were some other random things in there too, like water, Truvia, and cocoa powder, but I don’t really remember! A pity, because this is ingenious — baked in a Pyrex dish instead of made into flat pancakes.
Inside view. If I do say so myself, the chocolate was better than the vanilla. And I just remembered that I did add some baking powder because I didn’t trust that it would puff up on its own. 😉
As is becoming the norm for days when I would normally work, but am not, I went for an outdoor run. My run / walk ratio has improved, but I have a weird problem: I need to slow down. I am not a slow-paced person in general, but if I wouldn’t be moving so fast then I wouldn’t have to take so many walking breaks. But I don’t know how to move any other way!!
I also had time to make breakfast.
Toasted Ezekiel bread, and a less-than-pretty omelet… I added too much almond milk, and it was kind of hard to flip. It tasted fine, though. I’m sure the liberal “pinch” of black pepper didn’t hurt… when will I learn that I can’t just upend the container like that?! Anyway, I’m not usually a “savory breakfast” person, but I had to finish up some ingredients, so a zucchini-yellow squash-mushroom omelet it was. And until now, I thought that the idea of hot sauce on eggs was kind of weird, but I poured some Frank’s over this and it was actually quite good.
Random deviation to note a discovery I made while trying to finish up some other stuff:
I don’t particularly care for the combination of banana and chocolate hazelnut butter… the latter of which still isn’t finished, but at least I got rid of the banana, which was kind of the point.
Back on track, I went to the gym, which was actually open. That makes three days in a row. Be still, my heart. I think I might be slightly crazy, because I walked there and back, and it was well over 90 degrees at that point. Oh, well. Today was actually an absolutely lovely day for a swim in an outdoor pool… hot, hot, hot!! Even with all the fluids I consume (and trust me, that is a lot), I think I must have spent too much time outside, because I developed a somewhat raging headache. I intended to take ibuprofen, but then two minutes later I found myself in front of the cabinet wondering whether I had actually taken them, or if I’d just thought about it. So I took two (more?). For what it’s worth, my head still hurts. 😉
Tomorrow it’s back to work… this saddens me very, very much. But I finally booked my next vacation! I’m a little torn about looking forward to it, though: it’s the week before classes start up again. And that, I am absolutely dreading. 😦
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”