Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dog: Cat up a Tree

Max wouldn't come in this morning. He kept jumping and running back and forth along the north side of the yard by the volleyball house. I thought he was freaking out about some quail until I caught a glimpse of a black thing in the tree. When I first saw this poor kitty, it's head was turned the other way so I couldn't tell what it was. I put a ladder up to help it out but it jumped to a lower branch, then to the roof of the neighbor's garage, then to the ground and took off. Hopefully it knows now not to venture into my yard again.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another Ride

I needed some cardio real bad so I decided to go for a bike ride. The last thing I thought of before I left the house was Andrea's name on fb and therefore, she was my destination.

I traveled from A to point B with what seemed like a whole lot of UP HILL! Thanks to my recent strength training, my legs felt a little better than I thought they would. My lungs on the other hand were burning but I made it! I didn't stop at all until I got to her house.

Here's to hoping that I can continue with my workout tomorrow and the next day and the next day....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Corn Salsa


Another healthy favorite. I've altered the original recipe but only because it was too soupy. I don't feel so bad when I eat all of it in one sitting.

1 can Black Beans
1 can Corn
1 large Tomato diced
1 small Onion diced (or less)
1 small Avacado diced
a squirt of lime juice
1 packet of Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Oil
1-2 tsp Vinegar
Cilantro

Serve with Tortilla Chips
A serving of this or even more by itself is 0-1 WW point
You basically want to keep track of the chips.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Eat: Spaghetti with Veggies


Because I am currently unemployed, I am attempting to eat what I already have or purchase as little as possible to complete a meal. So in this case, I had to buy a can of Hunts for $.87 and a sweet onion because my garden onions are not ready yet. They will both last me for several meals. Okay so the onion will only cover 3 but I got a smaller one.

I threw this together the yesterday and it was so delicious I had it again tonight! It is a lot of food and it is healthy if you're careful with the oil.

Recipe for One 
1 serving Thin Spaghetti 
1 small can of mushrooms
sliced sweet onion
frozen pepper strips
2 tsp Olive Oil 

Boil spaghetti and saute veggies in a pan with Olive Oil.
Drain spaghetti and add just enough sauce to moisten it all. 
Drain excess oil (if you used a little extra) and combine with spaghetti.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Long Productive Day

9:00 AM - I think today deserves a post. I woke up early and decided that since there wasn't anything on TV and it was raining that I would go to my room to read my latest book "Red Leaves" by Thomas H. Cook. While reading I was oddly annoyed by the dripping that I usually enjoy. Turns out, the dripping was in my room! That explains why I found papers stuck to the bureau a while back since I am careful not to put anything that could leak on Daddy's bureaus. Oh no! I called Dad (landlord) right away to let him know but of course that caused a war at his house and ruined his day. Sorry Dad.

9:30 AM - Celia called! It's game night at her house at 5:30PM. Yay! Little reunion with fun co-workers.

10:00 AM - Before I knew it, the electrician was arriving early. He fixed the very scary box in the kitchen and started on the garage. There was a little bit of demolition to remove some drywall and I found an old window! Yay!

12:00 PM - Max got out! Ahh! Luckily the electrician's son called his name so he thought it was Dad and ran to the basement door. I caught him there. Whew!!

1:30 PM - He was called away for another more pressing project so I cleaned the place up and it turns out he won't be returning until next week so game night is on.

2:00 PM - I cleaned up some more by using the shop vac and showered and then hung out on the internet.

4:30 PM - I decided that I just had to get some stuff on eBay today! Ahh! I hurried and took some photos and posted old eyelets, buttons, ribbon, brass template and metal tags. I was only 30 minutes late and when I arrived it didn't seem to even matter. Whew!

6:00 PM - Game night was fun. I had way too many yummy treats and we played fun card games. It was Celia and Nathan Robbins, Beckie and Steve Clark and Tina and Joe Rankin. I'm the odd ball out but they don't make me feel that way which is nice.

10:00 PM - Finally home and relaxing but the day is gone. I'm glad it was productive. I don't think I stopped moving all day. Unfortunately, I ate way too much and I didn't actually do my cardio workout today. :(

11:00 PM - I think I'm getting off of the computer. Back to the book. It is a story about a boy that was babysitting a girl that ends up missing. That's all I know so far. I'm intrigued. It is just like the TV I like. I hope I enjoy the entire book because that means I finally found an author.