Blah, I am feeling a little cranky today and not sure why, I shouldn’t be. It’s been an okay week and productive weekend. And sweet Miko has been extra cuddly and sweet looking forward to TV lap time.
And being a sleepy office buddy while I sort through and shred old paperwork.
Maybe all of the bad news this week or last few weeks, maybe craving some more fun time, maybe work stress, or all of the above. Next weekend is the Urban Cow half marathon and training has been going good, but I had a frustrating 6+ mile taper run this morning which probably didn’t help my mood.
I grabbed our new sport sunblock spray bottle to use before and discovered it was defective, the top nozzle did not work at all like the bottle was not properly pressurized. After trying to get it to work and breaking off the nozzle, I had to run to Target to get more sunblock before the run. Then I missed tracking part of the run because the Runkeeper app bombed out on my phone and watch thanks to the Now Playing “feature” Apple added to the watch that closed the Runkeeper app when it started the music playlist instead of allowing it to connect to the phone and crashed both when I tried to re-sync them. Ugh, hope that’s fixed soon!
And maybe it’s a bit of the Sunday blues as I face another busy work week. But things are starting to look and feel like fall around here at that’s awesome. And hubby and I had a successful trip to Ikea looking at ideas to re-organize the home office a bit, but not buying too much. And our local Ikea finally added electric car charging stations – woohoo!
Eats have been interesting this week starting with this colorful wheat soba noodle soup for dinner one night.
And I found a great deal on Nasoya Marinated Baked Tofu at Grocery Outlet, so I bought four packages that I’ve been having fun with this week.
It’s been great in stir fries and chopped into salads for quick and flavorful protein.
And I’ve been working through a package of sweet potatoes adding them to curry chickpea stews.
And oil free tamari stir fries.
Yes, I’ve been enjoying as much fresh watermelon as I can since it’s almost out of season.
Oh, and sweet potatoes were great in this simple chard stir fry.
A co-worker decided to bring in cookies this week and sweetly brought in a huge vegan cookie just for me from Sugar Plum Plant Based Bakery.
It had a moist and soft texture while not being too sweet with more of a savory walnut and dark chocolate flavor depth.
We also stepped out for spicy and colorful vegan Thai dishes Friday.
I also made savory ramen soup with black rice noodles last night, yum.
And a messy, post run salad for lunch with kale, olives, and roasted smokey chickpeas.
Whew, been a great week of eats that I can’t be cranky about. So to the short list this week.