Man I need a break. A break from not being at home, a break from eating out all of the time. A break from wakes and funerals.
Except for the latter (I hope!) unfortunately - that's not coming anytime soon.
Here's the recap.
Saturday was miserable - I was sure that the performance would be cancelled because it was pouring freezing rain (it wasn't!) I talked to my mom and I heard my nieces in the background and made a decision to go to LI and help them trim the tree.
I had a snack first...
and then there's the tree.
The lights look kinda screwy when it's dark!
We ordered pizza for dinner...
My mom made breakfast the next day. Actually - Jen made the eggs which were scrambled with cheddar cheese.
I went out and ran. Well. I tried to run. There was a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Basically - I was wearing a sports bra that zipped up the front. The zipper separated about a mile in and was hanging on for dear life. So I wound up walking the rest of the way.
Seriously. Do these things only happen to me??
I didn't eat again - save some really bad Salt and Cracked Pepper Peanuts (Duane Reade Brand - really awful and vinegar-y tasting)and some French Onion Sun Chips snuck while we were at the wake and then there was dinner at Cronin and Phelan's
Honey Wings and Boneless Buffalo Tenders. I had 2 wings and 1 tender total.
I had the shell steak salad over spinach with a lemon balsamic vinaigrette. I only ate about half of this.
Jen and I went out after we came home and fed Allie for one more glass of wine. We toasted my Grandma - who didn't drink. It's the thought that counts though I think. :)
Monday morning I had a sourdough bagel - half with scallion cream cheese, half with butter.
Lunch was at Manetta's Restaurant. It was delicious. It was also great to get to see my aunts, uncles and cousins - who all live either way upstate or out of state (or even the country) these days. My grandmother had 18 grandchildren.
Unlike that Duggar lady - who has 18 kids. I saw something she was in the hospital today. I hope she's ok but can't help but think her body is also telling her "enough already!!"
Anyway - I was talking about lunch wasn't I?
We started with Caprese Salad.
And bread and butter.
And Chicken Parmesan
And chocolate biscotti for dessert - I had about 3 of these little guys.
So on Sunday I didn't have lunch and Monday I didn't have dinner. I think that evens itself out don't you?
This morning I had a half a bagel with scallion cream cheese for breakfast.
My dad went and got delicious rolls for us to make sandwiches today. I had turkey and cheese with honey mustard and a few chips on the side.
I'm going to go to the gym, then make dinner via a recipe from Real Simple which involves pasta and sweet potatoes. Then I have to pack and get ready to attempt to fly to Chicago tomorrow morning.
Nothing these days seems to be easy.