It has been a long and strange week with lots of stress. Work is still nuts – the company is growing lots and that’s great. Except for the IT department who’s been dealing with lots of last minute upgrades, new equipment deploys, and unhappy users because we’re having problems keeping up with all the work. Again, it’s a great sign for the company, but the forecast for the next few weeks, maybe months, is lots of chaos as we deal with all the changes and additions. And it didn’t help that I’m all call this week taking work home with me every night. And that it’s been stormy most of the week with crazy winds and rain, not good for half marathon training or even having a decent hair day! Apparently I’ve been so cranky that I came home to this sweet surprise from hubby last night – a sparkling clean kitchen, card and roses.
A definite mood booster! Even though the weather was still awful with sideways rain. I felt bad for this poor little bird hanging on for dear life in our plum tree during the storm.
Leela was perfectly happy to keep warm and dry by the fireplace.
While Miko is perfectly happy to stay warm and cuddled on the couch.
Neither has been interested in going outside, can’t blame them, but I’ve been having to stand outside in the rain with them a lot making sure they do they business there. :-)
My eats have not been too exciting, when things get crazy I usually stick with lots of salads, smoothies, and foods I can prepare fast with minimal stress. Like this throw-all-in quinoa dish for dinner the other night, I just simmered quinoa with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning blend, frozen corn, and frozen chopped spinach for a simple, but still veggie loaded dinner.
The leftovers were also great to glob chilled over salads, or freeze for another lazy dinner emergency.
And I coated broccoli and chopped green onions with it for a complete, but easy raw meal that the leftovers also work well tossed into a salad for lunch the next day.
Today’s agenda is already packed, I’ve gotta get in an 8-mile run and I’m still debating if I want to attempt that outside while the sun is out and the wind is not too bad yet, or head to a gym and use a treadmill. Then recipe plan and load up at Whole Foods and possibly see a movie later, especially if the rain kicks up again.