Brilliant Point #1:
As we were standing outside the gym this morning, waiting for it to open, a fellow member and I came up with a lovely plan. It entails my informing the gym that we had to wait outside for so long that my knees gave way and I collapsed, thus causing the beautiful injuries I posted a couple of days back. I will have no problem conjuring up “witnesses,” and then I will be rich. 😉
Brief interlude to review the TJ’s raspberry sorbet:
More sugar and corn syrup! It tasted okay. My mom said it was a little too sweet. When someone in this house says something is too sweet, it must be too sweet.
Back to the gym… I’m not sure if I heal remarkably quickly or if I just adapt to pain, but I’d say I’m at about 75%. Yesterday I woke up feeling like I was hit by a truck, and today it was just a bicycle! I did an abbreviated modified workout, which means I used sissy weights. 😉 For the most part, it didn’t hurt, but having dealt with a chronically painful wrist for months, I am not interested in pushing things too far.
Brilliant Point #2:
When purchasing Ezekiel sprouted corn tortillas, if you aren’t going to use it up within a week, freeze the rest. I had to toss almost an entire package, which hurts when it’s that expensive. I’m all for extra health benefits… just not when it comes from mold.
Brilliant Point #3:
I made dinner for everyone tonight. This is a rare occurrence because my cooking is not high-cholesterol, high-fat, and high-sugar enough for them. It is also not carnivorous enough, but since everyone is meat-free until Wednesday…
This is mine; I used lasagna noodles for everyone else, but I used whole wheat lasagna noodles for myself. I stuffed the cooked noodles with Lightlife Smart Ground Original, rolled it up, and poured some tomato sauce over it. (I’ve made a version of this before, but then again, it’s hardly rocket science. ;)) I baked it at 350 for about half an hour… post-oven photo:
My co-worker is providing me with another bounty of CSA zucchini tomorrow, so I really needed to use up what we already had! Hence, the side:
Zucchini and baby corn stir-fried with Bragg’s… that was for everyone else. This was mine:
Same method, but with zucchini, yellow pepper, and baby bellas. Mushrooms aren’t very popular in these circles. I absolutely adore them.
Also on the topic of the CSA… I had to do something with the fennel. My motto is, “When in doubt, roast,” so that’s what I did.
Just a small bit for me. It does taste like licorice. I don’t like licorice. It was also really hard to chew. I’m thinking I might have done something wrong, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what…
And then my parents requested milkshakes.
Brilliant Point #4:
It took about a month or so, but my pleco died. (I know, I know. Total shock.) So I went to get a new one, and I asked what the life expectancy is for a pleco. Apparently, it is five to ten years. As far as I know, I do not live in a time warp, so why do mine keep dying?! It seems they are very sensitive to low pH levels, and anyway, if I start messing with that, it will harm my other fish who are doing just fine with it. The manager told me that if (um, when) this pleco dies, I shouldn’t bother getting another one, since I’d just be wasting money; I can make do with Algaefix instead, as it would serve the same purpose. Now you tell me?!
Brilliant Point #5:
This isn’t a “brilliant point,” really, just an observation. Tuesday is a fast day… and I’m not sure yet whether I’m fasting or not, but the indecision is making me anxious.
I’m going into it kicking and screaming, but I hope you all have a great start to your week!
“Always forgive your enemies — nothing annoys them so much.”