I had a better hair day today. I made the wise decision to put it up. Solves everything.
So today was my first actual day of Break! Woo. I started the day off by making a non-typical breakfast (for me): A Bagel spread with Laughing Cow and topped with a microwaved egg white and ketchup.
I honestly don’t remember the last time I had a bagel but we found these ones at the grocery store last night and they were quite reasonable nutrition-wise so I had to try em. Deelish. I used to be such a bagel fan, I’ve missed them a bit! Half of the Beggel (hehe) sammy is naked on top because I ate that bagel piece plain while waiting for the rest to be ready. Yeah, I’m impatient.
I spent the morning cleaning cupboards since they were a mess and were driving me nuts. I love cleaning cupboards, most especially kitchen cupboards. I swear I would love going to other people’s houses and tidying up their kitchen cupboards. Ours gets disorganized pretty fast but not fast enough!
I did this while in the midst of Baking! I wanted to bake up some cookies to bring to my Dad tomorrow at work for a Valentines-y treat so I made Lava Cookies.
The cookie cutter heart thing didn’t work out quite as well as I’d hoped so I just hearted a couple of em and left the rest plain. I may have eaten a couple of these throughout the day. YUM.
I was hungry but not starving by lunch time, probably because I was quite warm from all of the baking and cupboard cleaning, so I opted for a simple bowl of raw veggies drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette, as well as a couple pieces of leftover baked tofu (it’s taking me forever to get through this batch!) and some butternut and buttercup squash that I threw into the oven once the cookies were done.
This buttercup squash wasn’t nearly as good as the one I had earlier this week. What the heck is the deal? Sometimes I get perfect buttercup squashes but lately I’ve been getting a couple that just don’t taste the same at all. Their texture is completely off. Maybe they’re incorrectly labelled… I mean, they’re still good but not absolutely amazing like the buttercups I love. Oh well.
I did a sweet 45 minute treadmill run and some quick arm weights before heading out to meet a friend for some shopping. I was feeling a little icky though, probably from the not-very-sustaining lunch paired with a fairly intense run, so I grabbed some cottage cheese and leftover pasta and chicken as a quick snack before heading out. There was more chicken and pasta than that but I ate a good chunk of it before deciding to sit down and stop picking while standing at the fridge :)
I didn’t buy anything overly exciting while shopping, except a few fairly plain silver rings, some cute and super comfy shorty shorts that I’ll probably use for running, and a few bars on sale.
By the time I got home it was much past my regular dinner time and I was pretty starving, so into a pan I threw some chicken, pasta, spinach and Indian Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce. I rediscovered the jar of sauce in the cupboard while tidying and figured I might as well crack it open now. It is quite tasty!
There’s also a half slice of rye there with hummus and salsa.
This wasn’t enough. So I had some cabbage slaw with feta and garlic vinaigrette.
I also had a couple bites of plain yogurt and some frozen mango before savouring this lovely little dark chocolate Lindt, alongside a mug of hot chocolate coffee.
Then I spent my first Friday night of freedom doing on online assignment for one of my classes, making a couple Valentine’s day cards, chowing down on a bit of popcorn and generally just resting. Works for me.
Tomorrow night a couple of my friends who go to school out of town are coming home so we have some going out plans for the next couple nights. I can’t wait to see them and to go out for some dancing. It has been a WHILE. School has sucked the life out of me. I’m ready to regain it again! If only for one week haha.
Happy Valentine’s Day! <3
Anybody doing anything special, exciting, cute or lovey?